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Acella Construction Managers to Build South Shore YMCA Camp Hayward Dining Hall

NORWELL and SOUTH SANDWICH, MA, ISSUED NOVEMBER 10, 2015… Acella Construction Corporation (, a leader in construction management for not-for-profit organizations on the South Shore, announced today that it has been selected as the Construction Manager for a new Dining Hall for the South Shore YMCA Camp Hayward for Girls. Through a partnership with the SSYMCA and Sheskey Architects, Acella will construct a new space for Camp Hayward girls that will foster a sense of community and a healthy spirit, mind and body.

The $2.5-million-project is ground-up construction of a 10,000-square-foot dining hall. It is scheduled to be completed by May 2016.  Anthony Dirubbo, Acella’s vice president of operations and lead on this project, brings extensive expertise in managing projects of this size and scope, and works with Acella’s clients on Cape Cod – most recently completing a new clubhouse for Cummaquid Golf Club in Yarmouth Port, Mass.

Funds for the new dining hall are being raised as part of Camp Burgess & Hayward’s Capital Campaign, which recently kicked-off with “The Wahlberg Experience,” a fundraising event hosted at the camp to raise awareness of the Capital Campaign and the impact of the summer camp experience on children.

The dining hall is designed for 600 campers and staff, and ensures that Camp Hayward will be able to meet a growing need for quality summer camp programs and experiences for girls.

Paul Gorman, president and CEO of the South Shore YMCA, is excited to make this project a reality.  He said, “The new Camp Hayward Dining Hall will not only allow us to increase capacity and offer more girls the opportunity to attend Camp each session, the enhanced dining environment also plays an important role in establishing a healthy attitude toward nutrition, healthy eating habits, and self-image.”

“The South Shore YMCA transforms lives and makes a difference for children and families,” said Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella Construction.  “Our project team has the integrity and mutual respect to Build Better for the South Shore YMCA and our community.”

 About Acella Construction Corporation

Founded in 2003, Acella delivers a premium suite of construction management services, including design-build and pre-construction solutions for business owners, commercial real estate developers, and discerning institutional and retail clients. From ground-up construction and new additions to complex interior renovations and tenant build-outs, Acella’s mission is to Build Better buildings, relationships and communities…one project at a time. Acella is located at 62 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061. For more information, please visit or call 781.681.9240.

Recent clients include:

  • Northeastern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Boston College, Bentley University
  • Thayer Academy, Sacred Heart High School, Cardinal Spellman High School, Riverview School
  • Hingham Historical Society/Heritage Museum, Boy Scouts of America, NVNA Hospice Home, New England Village, St. Luke’s Church, Zoo New England
  • Village Pediatrics, Doctors Express Urgent Care, Outer Cape Health, Oral Surgery South, Island Terrace Nursing Home
  • edX, Lakeside Commons, Boston Properties, Morgan Stanley, Rockland Trust, Pier 1 Imports, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Not Your Average Joe’s, Panera Bread, The Urban Grape
  • Exeter Swim and Racket Club, Cummaquid Golf Club, Wollaston Golf Club, Hyannis Yacht Club

About the South Shore YMCA

The South Shore YMCA is a nonprofit association committed to strengthening our communities by nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Throughout the South Shore community, the SSYMCA engages more than 65,000 members and participants, nearly two-thirds of whom are children and teens, in over 100 different program areas across its six branches.  The Y strives to serve our entire community and provides financial assistance to ensure every child, family and individual has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through South Shore YMCA membership, programs and services.

Working with Acella was great. They were always available to answer my questions and they kept me in the loop every step of the way. They were very flexible and patient and worked around our working schedule – sometimes coming in very early in the morning. Their work turned out wonderfully and they even painted a large wall that was not part of the scope to get the whole space looking shiny and new. This was my first renovation project and they made me look good! I would highly recommend Acella.

Suzanna Bray