Bob Walton: President
As a young man, Bob got his feet wet in construction working as a laborer in California. After college and a stint in the United States Navy, he knew construction would be his career of choice. Bob began working for Ray Labbe and Sons in 1999 as an estimator and project manager. As Bob’s experience grew, so did his involvement with the management team, thus being promoted to Chief Estimator in 2004. He reported to the owners as he oversaw all aspects of the estimating and project management departments. Twenty years later and now serving as President for the company, Bob is still estimating and managing projects and has taken on new responsibilities as well. Now as one of the owners, he is involved in all aspects of corporate decision making, the day to day operations of construction and paving crews, in charge of winter operations and lends a hand where ever needed. With his new partners, they together are responsible for running and steering the company into the future, keeping the same fundamental values and strong morals set earlier by the Labbe family.
Ryan Carrigan: Vice President
Ryan began working for Ray Labbe & Sons as an intern during summer and winter breaks while attending college. During his internship he worked as a laborer in the field and helped with various projects in the office. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a BS degree in Construction Management Technology in 2006. After graduation Ryan began working for the company full time. Ryan has continued to further his education by taking various courses, including AGC’s Construction Leadership Institute. In addition to his continuing education he has become certified in erosion control practices, First Aid & CPR, Impairment detection, OHSA 10, and is a NETTCP Certified Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Inspector & Soils & Aggregate Inspector. His responsibilities now include estimating and project management, field layout, material testing, truck scale operations, and advertising. In addition to his duties for Ray Labbe and Sons he is also on the Board of Directors and President of Maine Aggregate Association, on the Board of Directors for the Maine Chapter of the American Public Works Association, and is a member of the AGC Sitework Committee.
Bruce Edgecomb: Treasurer
Bruce began working for Ray Labbe & Sons in 1995 as a summer laborer while he was in college. He graduated from the University of Maine at Machias in 1998 as an accounting major with a BS degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Bruce continued to work part time while working a second job and, in the fall of 1999, came to work on a full time basis as the shop manager. Because reliable equipment and trucks is the key to a successful construction company, this position comes with a lot of responsibilities and challenges. Bruce's major responsibilities include overseeing the maintenance and repair of the entire Ray Labbe & Sons' fleet. In addition to his shop duties Bruce also has become the company’s HR Manager and is involved with many aspects of the financial operations of the company.
Nicole True: Controller
Nicole joined Ray Labbe & Sons in 2018. She graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Prior to her current position, Nicole started out her accounting career in public accounting as an auditor for a CPA firm in South Portland. As Controller, Nicole's position includes overall responsibility and oversight of all accounting functions, as well as the production of the Company's financial reports.
James Martin: Estimator/Project Manager
James began working for Ray Labbe & Sons upon graduating from the University of Maine at Orono with a BS degree in Construction Management Technology in 2014. During his time at the University of Maine he worked in light commercial site work and landscaping as well as highway paving. He is responsible for estimating and managing both residential and commercial projects, material testing, field layout and being involved with the company’s safety program. During the winter months he can be found out and about plowing our commercial lots as well as being involved with the operation and supervision of Ray Labbe and Sons' Bagela asphalt recycler. Continuing education and certifications include: OSHA 10, OSHA 510, MSHA Train the trainer, AGC’s Construction Leadership Institute, First Aid & CPR, Certified in Erosion Control Practices, MaineDOT Flagger Certifier.
Philip Abbotts: Estimator/Project Manager
Phil joined Ray Labbe & Sons in 2018. He previously worked in construction planning and development throughout New England in municipal, state and private industry. Projects included downtown revitalization, residential and light commercial construction, bridge construction, town road and utility construction, inspection and oversight. Here at Ray Labbe & Sons Phil has estimated and consequently managed several projects including the Brunswick High School Track Replacement, Bowdoin College infrastructure, Brunswick School Department infrastructure, private sector light commercial construction projects, public sector water, storm drain and sewer projects, residential utility inspection, installation and repairs, residential wastewater systems and residential housing site work. Phil is certified in Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Erosion and Sedimentation Control and OSHA 10 as well.
Dawn Olges: Accounts Receivable/Billing
Dawn joined the Navy right out of high school and spent the next ten years stationed in California and Japan. Discharged in December 1990, Dawn lived in several states before settling in Maine. Her most recent positions before joining Ray Labbe & Sons were with a local attorney and at a local daycare center. She began working in the accounting department as a temporary employee in the fall of 2003 and was hired as a full-time employee three months later. Her responsibilities include many bookkeeping functions including billings and deposits as well as handling incoming phone calls, receiving material orders, and helping out wherever she is needed.
Cathy Ouellette-Carlton: Accounts Payable/Payroll
Cathy graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. After graduation she went to work for her family’s business, Maine Line Tours, in the accounting department until the company was sold. She continued to work in the accounting field at various businesses in the Midcoast area before coming to Ray Labbe & Sons in 2013. Her responsibilities include accounts payable, customer service, and payroll. In addition Cathy also handles many of the incoming phone calls as well as quoting and scheduling of our single load deliveries.