For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Marks
Portland Contractor Recognized for Major Achievements in Construction
James Langford Honored With Prestigious Award
August 15, 2009 Rockport, Maine-The Associated General Contractors of Maine awarded James “Jim” Langford of Langford & Low Construction, the Major Achievements in Construction Award Saturday evening at the Samoset Resort. The ceremony was the highlight of the chapter’s annual summer outing. The event features competitive sports including golf, volleyball and horseshoes. The event was sponsored by Chawick-BaRoss and Volvo Construction Equipment.
“Jim Langford continues a legacy of leadership that stands out within the entire industry. Tonight he joins the ranks of construction icons in Maine including past winners Bud Cianchette, Bill Purington, Phil Grondin Sr. and Jim’s father Bill Langford,” stated AGC Maine President Mark Bancroft.
Jim Langford is a graduate of UMaine’s Engineering Program. After graduation, he worked construction in Saudi Arabia and on the Alaskan Pipeline. Jim returned to Maine in the late 1970’s when he accepting a position working for Pittsfield-based contractor Cianbro Corporation.
In 1980, Jim Langford joined his father’s firm Langford & Low. Over the next eight years Jim and his father Bill concentrated on their niche market building and renovating retail shopping centers. In 1989, Jim purchased the company from his father and expanded the business beyond retail building to include public schools, industrial and commercial construction. Jim Langford became President of AGC Maine in 1998 following his father’s footsteps.
Jim was joined by his wife Molly, daughter Ellen and his three sisters at the dinner Saturday. AGC Maine’s Senior Vice President Art Dudley presented the award to Jim, with 140 contractors attending the celebration.
South Portland’s City Manager Jim Gailey provided a letter of congratulations as current resident of South Portland and graduate of South Portland High School. When it was noted that Jim was a standout high school basketball player, AGC Vice President and host for the evening Ken Grondin quipped “We may add basketball to our list of competitions at the 2010 summer outing,”
Chartered in 1951, Associated General Contractors of Maine is the state’s largest construction industry trade association. The Association maintains an office in Augusta and has 250 members statewide. Member companies include general contractors, sub-contractors, and service and supply providers.