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Getting Personal with John Burrell, Estimator at Landry/French
Getting Personal with John Burrell, Estimator at Landry/French

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP. I grew up in Cumberland, ME, less than a mile from Greely High School and a couple hundred feet from Val Halla Golf Course. My mother and father moved my sister and me to Cumberland in 1974 and I lived there until I graduated from college. It is still a great neighborhood.... Read More »

Immersing Ourselves in the Waterville Community
Immersing Ourselves in the Waterville Community

By Kevin French There is nothing more satisfying for a building contractor than to see the smiles on clients’ faces when they celebrate the opening of their new buildings. Standing in the crowd of 250 people at last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Colby Bill and Joan Alfond Main... Read More »

Getting Personal with Steve LaPointe, Project Superintendent
Getting Personal with Steve LaPointe, Project Superintendent

Where did you grow up.  I was born and raised in Caribou. After graduating from Caribou High School, I moved to Southern Maine and served in the Army National Guard for 8 years. Tell us about your career path. I started in construction as a laborer for Pizzagalli (now PC Construction) in... Read More »

Getting Personal with Scott Cristina, Senior Superintendent
Getting Personal with Scott Cristina, Senior Superintendent

Where did you grow up. I was born in New York just outside of Buffalo and moved to Jay, Maine in 1975 when my father’s job was transferred to International Paper Co. First job. I worked at a local restaurant and golf course in high school. What did you do after high school. Attended... Read More »

Getting Personal with Matt Gagnon, Project Manager
Getting Personal with Matt Gagnon, Project Manager

Where did you grow up. I grew up in the Town of Portage Lake in Aroostook County on the edge of the North Maine Woods. My love for the outdoors stems from growing up in this small remote town that had a population around 500 that practically doubles in the summer months. What did you do after... Read More »

Inspiring Others
Inspiring Others

Inspiration often comes in many forms and from many people. An example comes from our own Ed Pellerin, a Project Superintendent with Landry/French. He recently shared his incredible 35-pound weight loss with co-workers. He talked candidly about what motivated him, and the challenges he... Read More »

Getting Personal with Chuck Pollock, Senior Superintendent
Getting Personal with Chuck Pollock, Senior Superintendent

First job. I unloaded wagons of peaches (age 12) at Fralinger Farm in Bridgeton, New Jersey. My first job in construction was as a laborer making $4.50/hour. What did you do after high school. I served for 7-1/2 years in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic working on F-111A’s and... Read More »