Rob Prunier, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner of Harvey Construction, Inc., has been named as the recipient of the Twenty-Seventh Annual New Hampshire Construction Industry Ethics Award. The award honors the “individual, business or organization that, through words and deeds, best demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in construction.” Rob will be presented with this recognition at the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire Annual Meeting scheduled to take place on December 6, 2023, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.
Rob graduated from Bishop Guertin High School in 1984, and proceeded to earn his Bachelor of Science in History from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Through the 90’s, Rob gained experience and expertise in the construction industry. He started as a laborer with G.N. Prunier & Sons, and then worked his way up to Business Development Manager, first with The Stabile Companies, and then in a longer tenure with Gilbane Building Company from 1994 through 2002. In 2002 Rob began what has become a 20-plus year journey with his current organization, Harvey Construction, Inc. Alongside his active and involved duties at Harvey, Rob has found time to be involved in many charitable organizations. Rob currently serves as Chair of Silverstone Living Board of Trustees, Vice Chair of the Hunt Community Board of Trustees, Director for Primary Bank, Advisor to the Building and Grounds Committee at Bishop Guertin High School, and Advisor to TCG Wealth Management. He was recognized in 2022 by NH Business Review as one of the Granite State’s Most Influential Business Leaders. Rob and his wife Bethany are residents of Hollis, NH, and are the proud parents of four children.
Rob’s acknowledgements and testaments are plentiful. Nearly all of his supporting letters were rooted in the same comment about his character – he’s a man of his word, and in what seems like a foregone pastime, his handshake is as solid as a concrete foundation. Jonathan Halle, President and Co-Owner of Warrenstreet Architects says, “Rob is a role model, a gentleman, honest, a good guy, and his presence in [the] room is direct, sincere, and caring.” Jonathan goes on to share that, “In addition to his role at Harvey, Rob continually gives back to the community in various ways. With Rob you know where you stand, and it is my opinion he continually stands for what is right.” Of course, ethics has a foundation in doing what is right – and often what is “right” can be a complex and compounding situation; many variables and stakeholders require a consistent and dedicated mindset to ethics. Carl DuBois, Vice President of Harvey Construction, also offers a very similar set of sentiments, stating, “…Rob has instilled a Code of Ethics in all who work with him. That Code of Ethics is mounted on the wall as you enter Harvey Construction. Words like fairness, integrity, accountability, social responsibility, and teamwork are what developed into what those at Harvey refer to as the ‘Harvey Culture.’ I cannot think of another individual who has impacted the Construction Industry in the State of New Hampshire on so many positive levels than Rob Prunier.”
In addition to a commemorative plaque, the New Hampshire Construction Industry Ethics Award carries with it a $1,000 donation to the recipient’s charity of choice. Rob has chosen to split the donation by giving to two organizations; Girls at Work, and Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire, two very reputable organizations which hold a special spot in Rob’s heart.
The New Hampshire Construction Industry Ethics Award was established and is underwritten by David W. Wood, a former nationally recognized writer, publisher, and marketing consultant specializing in the construction industry. His newsletter, Words from Woody, won 25 awards, including being a three-time recipient of the Construction Writers Association’s prestigious T. Randolph Russell Award. In 2005, Wood was presented with the Silver Hard Hat, that organization’s highest honor. In 2018, Plan NH, an organization with a mission “to foster excellence in planning, design and development of New Hampshire’s built environment,” took over the leadership and heralding of this prestigious award.
Rob Prunier joins a long list of esteemed awardees including 2022 Awardee, State Fire Marshal Sean Toomey. For more about Rob Prunier and the program, see the full press release here.