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About Us

 

At Fortin Construction, Inc., our expertise comes from the accumulated wisdom of four generations of builders. Our family-owned business is committed to providing the highest quality materials, workmanship, professional service, and satisfaction possible. In order to accomplish these goals, we are honest and forthright, valuing integrity above all.

We don’t just build to suit. We build to delight.

Our Team

 

Don Fortin

President

Don, a third generation builder, and his wife, Cindy, started the company in 1990 and ran it from their basement. The company grew because of Don’s dedication to quality and customer service. Since founding the company, Don has built over a thousand new homes in Maine, striving to provide his customers with a simple process to make building a new home easy. He is proud to have had the opportunity to work with his three sons and looks forward to what the future holds for the company.

Mark Fortin

Vice President


Mark has been a part of the Fortin team ever since he could pick up a hammer. He started his journey at Fortin Construction working in the field on framing and roofing crews for seven years. In December 2013 he was named Vice President of FCI and now manages the day-to-day operations of the company. He is also the new home and construction salesman, so if you’re looking to build your dream home, Mark is your man. He lives in Auburn with his wife, has a Bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Southern Maine, and is recognized as an Associate Constructor by the American Institute of Constructors (AIC).

Rob Farrington

General Manager

Rob has been with Fortin Construction since May 1995. Before coming to Fortin, Rob worked in the financial services industry and also co-owned a local downtown restaurant. Rob contracted with Fortin Construction to build his home and came to work for Fortin as an office manager/controller. Rob has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology and is a Notary Public. He is responsible for the financial dealings of the company, including payables/receivables, accounting, and HR. He’ll work with you and your mortgage and title companies for the closing of your new home. Rob still lives in his Fortin-built home in Auburn with his wife and daughters.

Dave Ward

Production Manager


Dave is our construction manager, team builder, and job site superintendent. He has 20 years of experience in on-site management of residential construction. He joined the Fortin team in 1998 after working for BIW. He is responsible for developing, communicating and implementing schedules involving all on-site construction activities between our clients, employees, and contractors. After construction begins on your new home, he will be your main point of contact on scheduling, materials, and methods. He and his wife live in Bowdoin.

Chris Morris

Drafter

Chris is part of the drafting and design team here at Fortin Construction. He first started with the team in 1996, gaining some framing experience in the summers while working on a building construction degree at Central Maine Technical Collage. After graduating Chris worked with the interior trim team for six years. For the last 10 years Chris has been working with customers to design their new homes and kitchens through computer aided design. Chris lives in his Fortin-built home in Poland with his wife and daughter.

Cherie Asselin

Administration Assistant


Cherie is the first person you’ll speak to when you call the office. She is the administrative assistant as well as the sales associate for the flooring, lighting, and appliances supplied through CaMLaS, Inc. Her positive and bubbly attitude always leaves a lasting impression on our clients. Cherie joined the Fortin Construction team in May 2010 after the glass company she managed for seven years closed. She grew up in Lewiston and is now raising two children here in Auburn with her husband.

Ron Condon

Remodel Sales

Ron has been with Fortin Construction for more than a decade. His primary responsibility is to our remodeling customers and serves as remodeling division manager. He solves remodeling issues such as roofing, siding, and windows. With more than 40 years of management, customer service, and sales and 20+ years in the remodeling industry, Ron will manage your project from beginning to end. He is an EPA Certified Lead Renovator and a past member of the National Professional Roofing Advisory Council and has obtained numerous manufacturer certifications. A member of the City of Gardiner Planning Board, Ron lives in his Fortin-built home in Gardiner with his wife.

Bub Desroches

Customer Service Mgr.


Bub started with Fortin Construction in 2001 as a new home finish carpenter. In 2004, Fortin Construction became one of the few builders in the state that employs a full-time customer service representative, and Bub was promoted to customer service manager. Bub takes all types of requests new homeowners may have, from problems to advice. Bub has been in the home building industry for over 35 years, working on new construction and remodel projects. His job experience provides him with valuable knowledge in a variety of areas, including foundation, roofing, finish trim, sheetrock, and cabinetry. Bub’s commitment to Fortin Construction includes servicing the new home Fortin recently built for his daughter and her family. Bub is from the Rumford area, where he and his wife still reside.

Craig Fortin

Drafter

Craig has been working in the family business since 2004 when he was just a teenager. He has always loved construction and working with his hands. As he got older he learned more about our process and worked his way through almost every portion of the home building process. He now works with our new clients in the beginning stages of designing their homes, taking all their ideas and desires and compiling them together into a first draft. Craig also works as the youth pastor for East Auburn Baptist Church and lives in his Fortin-built home in Turner with his wife, daughter, and son.

Jake Atherton

Purchasing Manager


Jake has worked as the Purchasing Manager for the Fortin Team since 2012. The majority of his responsibilities focus on the procurement stages for materials, tools, and equipment for the company. Jake is excited about putting his construction management degree from the University of Southern Maine toward a career with Fortin. Jake works behind the scenes, but you may meet him during the permitting stages of construction or to go over a detail relating to building materials for your home. Jake lives in the Portland area and also works weekends at DiMillo’s On the Water Restaurant.

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