Brian J. Flaherty, 77

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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STV, Inc. Senior Vice President Brian J. Flaherty died April 15 following an illness. He was 77.

Flaherty, who joined STV in 1995, “brought with him an astute and strategic construction perspective that guided the firm in some of its most significant design-build pursuits,” the company said. “These included landmark projects such as the Amtrak Acela Express Northeast Corridor High-Speed Rail Maintenance Facilities in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.; AirTrain JFK in New York City; the MBTA Greenbush Rail Line restoration in Massachusetts; and the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation in Boston.

“Over the course of his more than 40-year career in the design and construction industry, Flaherty developed a reputation as a strong manager and supervisor of large-scale public projects for government and transportation agencies. He was an expert coordinator with an array of stakeholders including architectural and engineering designers, contractors, trade unions, transit operators and rail vehicle manufacturers.”

Flaherty became the STV’s Design-Build National Practice Leader and in 2009 received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Design-Build Institute of America.

“Brian was fiercely intelligent, with a keen strategic mind,” said Dominick M. Servedio, P.E., STV Executive Chairman. “His insight was amazing, and through his insights and efforts, our firm was able to gain a strong foothold in the design-build arena, particularly in transportation.”

An avid boatsman and a devoted husband, father and grandfather, Flaherty is survived by his wife Louise; his children Michael (an STV Vice President), Brian, Kevin, Paul and Dennis; his daughters-in-law; and his grandchildren.

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