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Press Release May 11, 2018

Landry/French Announces Promotions and New Hire

Matt Gagnon, Senior Project Manager

Ian McCracken, Senior Project Estimator

John Burrell, Project Estimator

Landry/French Construction Company, one of Maine’s leading commercial contractors, is pleased to the promotions of Matt Gagnon to Senior Project Manager and Ian McCracken to Senior Project Estimator; and the addition of John Burrell as Project Estimator.

Matt Gagnon has 18 years of experience that includes a diverse range of both new and renovation projects for healthcare, corporate/commercial, and education clients. During his 5 years with Landry/French, Matt has demonstrated strong project management and leadership skills, managing some of the company’s most complex construction projects. He’s earned a reputation for providing exceptional service and developed strong client relationships.

Most recently, Gagnon served as Project Manager on Baxter Academy’s Renovation and ConvenientMD, both located in Portland. He’s currently serving as Senior Project Manager on cPort Credit Union’s new branch in Portland, and MaineHousing’s Office Renovation in Augusta.

Gagnon has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management Technology from the University of Maine at Orono, and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional.

Ian McCracken has over 25 years of estimating experience, including 8 years at Landry/French.  During that time, he has demonstrated his deep knowledge of building systems and estimating proficiency on some of the company’s largest projects including the new 100,000-SF Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons at Colby College, the new 88,000-SF State Office Building in South Portland, and the Mason Block, a new 54,000-SF Condominium in Portland.

McCracken has an Associate Degree in Business Management from Hesser College.

John Burrell joins Landry/French with 23 years of estimating experience in the commercial construction industry. Prior to joining Landry/French, Burrell spent 8 years at PC Construction.

Burrell holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering and Science Management from Clarkson University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of Maine at Orono. He is a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE), and holds a Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) certification.

“Attracting and retaining high performing individuals has always been important to Landry/French’s success. It’s exciting that we continue to attract some of the best talent in the industry, despite the tight labor market.  I’m also pleased to recognize Matt and Ian who continue to raise the bar,” said CEO Kevin French.  “They’ve both demonstrated strong leadership skills and immense knowledge in their respective roles.”

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