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4/17/2015 - Mass. excavation co. comes to Waterbury, looks to hire dozens

A Massachusetts-headquartered excavation company has opened shop in Waterbury as it works to replace and install gas lines for Eversource in central and western Connecticut. Feeney Brothers Excavation LLC is looking to hire dozens of skilled workers and is having a job fair April 22 at the Courtyard By Marriott downtown. Below is our press release:


WATERBURY, Conn. – You don’t get a job with Feeney Brothers Excavation, LLC: You get a career.

Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary announced Friday April 17 that Feeney Brothers, which has been installing utility pipelines in New England for over 25 years, has expanded to Waterbury.

Feeney Brothers, headquartered in Dorchester, Mass., is seeking to hire several dozen employees at its new Waterbury location as it embarks on a long-term contract with Eversource, the former Northeast Utilities, to replace and install gas pipelines throughout central and western Connecticut. The company has an office at 231 Bank Street.

 “This is a wonderful opportunity for Waterbury and for the Waterbury workforce,” Mayor O’Leary said. “We are excited that the region’s most qualified and diversified utility contractor for the gas, electric and telecommunications industries has chosen Waterbury. One of the great things about this company is that they look to hire people who will stay with them for their entire careers.”

Brothers Brendan and Greg Feeney, originally from County Sligo, Ireland, said they chose Waterbury for several reasons. First, its strategic location between Boston and New York at the junction of Interstate 84 and Route 8; second, the skilled workforce Waterbury offers; and third, the reception and assistance they received from Mayor O’Leary’s administration.

Director of Economic Development Joseph McGrath, along with the Waterbury Development Corp., worked hard to find the right location for Feeney Brothers’ Connecticut operation and make the company’s transition into Waterbury seamless.

“This is another example of a family-operated business with a great reputation and a proven track record choosing our city,” McGrath said.

Since its founding in 1988, Feeney Brothers has expanded from Massachusetts into New York, New Hampshire, and Connecticut and employs over 400 people. The company is recognized as a leader in the utility construction industry for workforce training and safety.

As Feeney Brothers establishes its full Waterbury operation, it will look to hire at least 75 to 100 people. Among the many skilled positions Feeney Brothers seeks to fill are diesel mechanics, foremen with utility gas experience, heavy-equipment operators with utility experience and CDL A drivers.

Feeney Brothers ( is holding a job fair this Wednesday April 22 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Courtyard By Marriott, 63 Grand Street, Waterbury.

Feeney Brothers works with utilities across the Northeast on projects in urban, suburban, and rural environments with a focus on the expansion of new networks, as well as maintenance, repair, and replacement of existing infrastructure. Feeney Brothers is equipped with a highly trained workforce and specialized tools to provide innovative solutions for all utility needs.