June 11, 2018
Building Business

Building Business: Two construction firms announce leadership promotions

Photo / Courtesy of Mount Desert 365
Photo / Courtesy of Mount Desert 365
Mount Desert 365, a community-based organization, plans a mixed use building at 6 Old Firehouse Lane in Northeast Harbor.

Two construction firms beef up leadership ranks

Reed & Reed Inc., one of northern New England's largest heavy civil contractors, has added a second-in-command to oversee operations.

Arthur Cavanagh, who joined the Woolwich-based company in 2002 and has been responsible for energy projects, was named president and chief operating officer. He will report to Jackson Parker, chairman and CEO.

Reed & Reed specializes in bridge, marine, wind power and electrical infrastructure construction. It is Maine's fourth-largest construction company, with $87 million in revenue and 230 employees, according to the list of Maine-based construction firms published in the April 16 issue of Mainebiz.

Meanwhile, PC Construction has a new president, Jay Fayette, an employee of 22 years who had previously been executive vice president and COO. He replaces President and CEO Kevin McCarthy, who left PC in April. PC also announced that David Crawford, who has nearly five decades of industry experience, was named chairman and CEO.

PC Construction is based in South Burlington, Vt., but has significant operations in Maine. It has done a number of builds for L.L.Bean, including the hunting and fishing store in Freeport, as well as numerous out-of-state stores. For the city of Saco, it built the central fire station. It handled the expansion of the Auburn Municipal Center and parking garage. It built the Engineering and Science Research Center at the University of Maine.

Projects in the works

Poulin Construction of Brunswick is building two free-standing Cumberland Farms convenience stores, in Brunswick and in Littleton, N.H., President Brent Poulin tells Mainebiz. With the two stores, Poulin will have built 22 new locations for Cumberland Farms, while remodeling another 52. Poulin Construction is also doing renovations for McDonald's restaurants in Winslow, Lisbon and Lewiston. McDonald's updates include new dining rooms, bathrooms and lobby interior décor. Exterior facades are being changed to fit with the restaurant chain's "Experience of the Future" initiative. McDonald's announced earlier this year it would revamp 1,000 stores a quarter, and overall about a third of its 14,000 locations.

Mount Desert 365, a community-based organization promoting long-term economic vitality in the town of Mount Desert, selected A4 Architects to design a new mixed-use building at 6 Old Firehouse Lane in Northeast Harbor.

It will be 10,000 square feet with office space and three apartments. It will house administrative offices of both Mount Desert 365 and the Maine Seacoast Mission, which last year announced plans to sell its long-time home, a former estate in Northeast Harbor. There will be office space available for other tenants.

Bar Harbor-based A4 Architects, founded in 1999 by Kay Stevens-Rosa and Augusto Rosa, was chosen through a competitive bid process.

"Ultimately, the board of directors chose A4 for the project because of their design capabilities, consensus-building approach, and very positive feedback from past clients. They have been a pleasure to work with already, and we look forward to both the process and the completed structure," said Kathy Miller, executive director of Mount Desert 365.


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