Maine Constructor Receives Award for Major Achievements
Jim Martin of Caribou Based J.P. Martin & Sons Honored
Photo Above: 2012 MAC award winner Jim Martin on the left receives the plaque from current AGC Maine President Dave Nazaroff. High-resolution photo and downloadable versions of the release are in the sidebar.
Saturday, August 4, 2012, Northport, Maine-Jim Martin is a third generation commercial builder based in Caribou. His nomination and selection for the Associated General Contractors of Maine Major Achievement in Construction Award, known as the MAC Award, became reality at the annual award dinner Saturday August 4, 2012. “Jim is the epitome of our belief that the industry must be rooted in skill, responsibility and integrity,” cited AGC Maine President Dave Nazaroff.
The event was held at Point Lookout in Northport at the top of the summit. President Dave Nazaroff joked, “I promised a terrific moon would be visible last year from the summit and was successful, so we decided to repeat it again here for Jim.”
Over one hundred guests attended the weekend event to honor Jim. In the past the honorees ranged from folks who accomplished a specific significant impact on the industry including Dana Connors and those whose leadership left a long lasting mark on the industry such as Bud Cianchette.
“Jim is being honored for continued involvement outside of his business to help advance the industry. He was elected President of AGC Maine in 1996 and he continues to represent the core beliefs of AGC. Last year he organized an event in Presque Isle to help contractors, members and non-members, learn more about the United States Government Services Agency. The event brought attention to contractor concerns and communication with the agency,” cited AGC Maine’s Matt Marks.
Jim Martin believes future constructors should learn in the classroom and the field. He is a graduate of the University of Maine earning his Engineering Degree and Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering. After college he entered the workforce at General Services Corporation where he learned the trade in the field. In 1986 he joined PL Willey Corporation and became the company Vice President of construction. In 1995 he purchased the construction division and changed the name to J.P. Martin & Sons.
Jim and his wife Mae have three sons, Peter, Loren, and Keith all living and working in Maine.
Chartered in 1951, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine is the state’s largest construction industry trade association. The Association maintains an office in Augusta and has over 200 members statewide. Member companies include general contractors, sub-contractors, and service and supply providers. For more information visit www.agcmaine.org.