Bringing a pet to work has many benefits for the employee and the culture of the office. People who bring their pets to work are more relaxed, have better relationships with their coworkers, and are more productive than people who cannot bring their pets to work.

Frank Averill of Averill Electric shares the top 10 benefits of bringing a pet to work and explains how companies can put pet-friendly policies into place.

1. Pets Support A Positive Work-Life Balance

Having a pet in the office is associated with taking frequent breaks from the work at hand. Taking breaks may seem like it interferes with productivity, but the…


If you were to have a meeting with Frank Averill at his Easton headquarters, you would drive up to the building that had the Averill Electric sign on its building, park, check in with the front office, and wait for Frank to come down to greet you.

But recently, many visitors are receiving greetings from Cinnamon, Roscoe, Koda and Coco. Yes, strange names for people- because they are not people, they are the dogs of Averill Electric! These furry pups are the dogs of the employees of Averill Electric and contractors that work with Frank. …


A Short Rundown of the New Health and Safety Policies the Company Has Put Into Effect in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted major changes in how business is conducted across all trades and professions in the United States, and the construction industry is no exception. In Massachusetts, the state government has released an official set of rules and procedures to be observed by every firm still engaged in construction of any kind. These procedures are mandatory, enforced by random spot inspection, and any company found to be in violation of them is subject to hefty fines. Beyond this, though, Averill Electric has implemented its own, even stricter health and safety policies, meant…


The 5S methodology was introduced in the 1970s by Toyota to enhance visual control and lean manufacturing processes. However, over the last several decades the model has been applied in a variety of industries, including the construction field where the need to “do more with less” is not just a best practice, but it is an essential requirement.

What is the 5S methodology?

The 5S methodology is a workplace organization method. Each of the 5S’s refers to a Japanese rather than English word. …


How Averill Electric Is Elevating Its Performance and Challenging the Status Quo of the Conventional Construction Site

It is an unfortunate fact that the construction business can often be slow-moving, overly complex, and immensely inefficient. As anyone who works in these trades can attest, a typical day of work can be fraught with miscommunication and misallocation of resources. The result of which is usually a lengthier and more expensive construction project for all parties involved. However, the team at Averill Electric is endeavoring to change this and, in doing so, challenge the status quo of the typical construction process. By embracing a series of innovations and trailblazing new technologies, Averill Electric is changing how electrical contracting in…


On a conventional, by-the-numbers construction site, raw materials are brought to the location of a project and then field measured, modified, cut, and altered to the exact project requirements and installed in a sequential manner, eventually amounting to a finished product. Think of the building of a new subdivision in a suburban neighborhood; once the land is set aside for development, trucks arrive with lumber, cement, bricks, and all the other constituent elements needed to construct a new set of houses. Laborers and tradespeople then set to work building, assembling and installing everything on-site. …

Frank Averill

Advocate for small business and a philanthropist, I own and manage Averill Electric Company Inc. out of Easton, MA. USA.

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