Peter Labbe: President
Starting out as a part time laborer in the family business in 1976 at age 15, Peter began driving a truck the next year and, upon graduation, became a fulltime employee. Over the years he has managed or supervised many diverse construction projects from landfill closures to public sewer rehabilitations to road construction. Peter also has vast experience with all elements of septic system installations, site work, and paving, among other areas. His other responsibilities include corporate management and fulfilling the duties of safety officer – a very challenging position with ever-changing rules and regulations. Peter is trained in the Emergency Hazardous Response Program, the OSHA 10 Hour Program, OSHA 40 Hour Program, and is a NETTCP Certified Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Inspector.
Paul Labbe: Vice President
As the oldest of the Labbe sons, Paul began working for the family business at a very young age. In the early 1960's he started out as the steering and clutch boy for a 1964 T-450 Bantam Hydraulic Excavator. Paul was operating heavy equipment on the jobsites well before being old enough to even have his driver's license, so his mother had to deliver both him and the equipment to the jobsite in order for him to work. He came aboard full time after high school and over the years has been responsible for all facets of field construction operations. At various times, Paul has been in charge of the maintenance of the fleet of trucks and equipment, all pit and quarry operations including quality control and production, the paving operations, day to day field operations, and dispatching. Paul is also one of the founding members of the Maine Aggregate Association.
Michael Fletcher: Controller
Mike joined Ray Labbe & Sons in 2003. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono as an Accounting Major with a BS degree in Business Administration. Mike is a CPA who was employed by Ernst & Young before entering the construction industry. Prior to his current position, Mike was the Vice President of Finance for 13 years for a general contractor in southern Maine. As Controller, Mike's position includes overall responsibility for accounting functions and systems as well as corporate financial management issues.
Bob Walton: Senior Estimator/Project Manager
After many years of construction experience, Bob joined Ray Labbe & Sons, Inc. in 1999 and is currently the Senior Estimator and a Project Manager. Before attending college in South Carolina, Bob worked as a construction laborer in both California and Maine. Prior to his current position, he was the coordinating manager and estimator for 10 years at a Maine based landscaping contractor. He is now responsible for the management of many of the major jobs, along with numerous smaller jobs, and snow plowing. Bob has become a very valuable member of the management team here at Ray Labbe & Sons.
Ryan Carrigan: Project Manager/Estimator
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 Treasurer for 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: Shop & Human Resources Manager
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.
Dawn Olges: Billing/Dispatch
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 Receivable/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.
Everett Hilton: Quarry Manager
After 25 years of experience with a large Maine business that produces stone and other construction products, Everett joined Ray Labbe & Sons in December 2001 as the Quarry Manager. Coming from a similar position, he became an immediate contributor to the success of the quarry operation. Everett has a very demanding position which carries a lot of responsibility including the oversight of crushing operations, production of products, quality control, equipment maintenance, material sales, MSHA compliance, and the overall management of our Bowdoin quarry. He is a key member of the team at Ray Labbe & Sons, and is depended upon to keep quality materials constantly flowing to the jobsites and for sales to the general public.