About Us

The premier supplier and installer of building specialty items for the New England construction industry.

Over 60 years
of fine craftsmanship

Founded in 1947, Bay State Building Specialties (BSBSI) has transformed the interiors of New England’s most prestigious buildings; including The Boston Public Library, The Boston Convention Center, Harvard University, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Genzyme’s World Headquarters, Massachusetts General & Children’s Hospitals, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Trinity Church, The John Hancock Tower, The Boston Celtics Training Facility, TD Garden, Yale Science Center, UMass Amherst, and many more.

Today, BSBSI is the premier supplier and installer of building specialty items for the New England construction industry and beyond. From small to large projects, BSBSI’s office and in-house field personnel offer the same high level of attention to all clients.

COMPANY MISSION

Over the years, our product line has expanded from chalk and tackboards, projection screens, window treatments, acoustical wall panels and now includes various other building specialty items encompassing all or most of Division 10.

Our mission is to be the premier supplier and installer of building specialty items for the New England construction industry by providing quality products, workmanship and service for our clients. Our success is measured in the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our clients.

History

FOUNDED IN 1947 BY G. J. HEALY AND PRESTON MAXWELL

BY 1960, SLATE WAS IN DECLINE AS A CHALKBOARD PRODUCT AND PORCELAIN ENAMEL STEEL WAS PREFERRED. AS A RESULT OF THIS INDUSTRY CHANGE OUR FOCUS AS A SUBCONTRACTOR IMPROVED TO PROVIDE NEW FACTORY FRAMED CHALKBOARDS AND TACKBOARDS

IN 1979, MAIN OFFICES MOVED TO BRAINTREE, MA

GIL LENTOL BECAME PARTNER AND PRESIDENT IN 2006

IN 2015, GIL LENTOL BECAME SOLE OWNER OF BSBSI

BAY STATE BLACKBOARD INC. INCORPORATES IN 1952

IN 1973, SEAN MAHONEY PURCHASED BAY STATE BLACKBOARD

IN 1983, MAIN OFFICE MOVED TO QUINCY IN 1983 AND WEYMOUTH IN 1999

APRIL OF 2007 A 31,000 SQ. FT. BUILDING WAS PURCHASED IN BRAINTREE, MA AND THE COMPANY MOVED AGAIN TO A NEW LOCATION WHERE IT CURRENTLY STANDS

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Our Clients

We are proud to have partnered with some of the most innovative and forward thinking companies in the New England area.


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