About Ducas Construction
Full-Service Construction Management in Southern Maine
We offer services in pre-construction, design-build, new construction, renovation, and historical rehabilitation.
Ducas Construction was formed to provide Southern Maine and Northern New England with construction management services where integrity, transparency and quality are our core ethics.
We believe that a successful project is defined as much by the collaborative process, planning and execution as it is the end result. We strive for open and strong working relationships with the ownership and design teams, so that the final product can be defined and achieved in the most cost-efficient manner.
Meet Our Team
Patrick Ducas: Owner
Patrick Ducas is the owner and president of Ducas Construction. Patrick has over 20 years of construction experience from both the commercial and high-end residential markets. He started his career in the field and quickly progressed to project management, giving Patrick a thorough understanding and knowledge base to apply when managing projects.
Patrick is actively involved in the estimating, coordination, pre-construction, management and execution of every project contracted to Ducas Construction. It is Patrick’s goal for Ducas Construction Inc to provide the highest quality service and results on every project they undertake.
• LEED AP
• Certificate in Real Estate Finance from Boston University
• Member of MEREDA
• Member of PSA
Bill Pearson: General Superintendent
Bill’s career started in the late 70’s as a hard rock miner in the remote mountains of Arizona where one had to be a jack of all trades and learn to adapt and adjust on the fly and make do with what you had. In 1980, he moved the Maine where he began in construction putting those hard-learned lessons to work on residential and commercial projects. Bill has supervised a variety of projects from luxury condo construction in downtown Boston, to remote island construction on Mount Desert Island to a variety of commercial office, residential and retail buildings. Outside of work, Bill enjoys building furniture in his wood shop, travelling with his son and doing both landscape and street photography.
Craig Mortenson: Site Superintendent
Craig came to Ducas Construction with 11 years of building high-end residential projects in New Hampshire. In 2016 Craig relocated to Maine and joined the Ducas Construction team and is currently a Superintendent. Craig’s focus on the job is to ensure that staff and subcontractors are on site producing quality craftsmanship while doing so in a safe and timely manner. In May 2020, Craig will be graduating from ABC’s Annual Young Professionals Program. Outside of work, Craig enjoys camping, golfing and spending time with his family.
Mike Kelly: Senior Superintendent
Mike brings a strong foundation of experience with over 21 years in the construction industry. Mike’s construction experience began with The Thaxter Company, in Maine, where he learned the value of quality workmanship, communication and exceptional customer service. After moving to Maine in 1997, Mike worked on many commercial projects and luxury homes while fine tuning his ability to manage the safety and operations of a jobsite. Mike joined the Ducas Construction family and is known for his ability to build strong relationships resulting in extremely satisfied clients. In his free time, Mike is spending time with family and friends relaxing, fishing, at the lake and ocean.
Sam Burrell: Assistant Project Manager
Sam is a Maine native, growing up in Cumberland, where much of his family still resides. Sam holds a degree in Movement and Sports studies from Springfield College, as well as minors in Health and Coaching. Before joining the Ducas team Sam owned and operated several Fitness facilities throughout New England. Since coming aboard Ducas Construction Sam spend time hands on, in the field assisting in the completion of several projects. He has since made the move from the Jobsite into the office. Outside of work, Sam enjoys travel and outdoor activities with his wife and puppy.
Shawn Hamelin: Project Manager
Shawn Hamelin is a project manager at Ducas Construction. Shawn has over 32 years of construction experience in the Commercial Field. He started his career in the field and progressed into project management. Shawn has also worked in the Architectural Field as a Construction Administrator giving him the ability to view projects as the owner, designer and builder. Shawn is involved in estimating, pre-construction, coordination of projects at Ducas Construction. When not at work Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife and animals. He also enjoys camping, playing golf, and being in the outdoors.
River Robertson: Superintendent
Enjoys accomplishing tasks in an efficient and productive timeframe while ensuring that the result is a high-quality product. Previously, to being a Superintendent, River worked his way up from starting as a laborer, even a Sr. Project engineer prior to his current role. River’s hard work and dedication can be tied to learning from his father’s hard work ethic, military experience, and working from a young age. River graduated from the University of Maine ahead of schedule in 3.5 years, receiving a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology with two minors as well.
Jo Lorenson: Chief People Officer
Jo is a Coastal, Southern Maine native having lived most of her life here. She joined our team in March 2022, with human resources leadership, specifically focused on recruiting, developing, and retaining employees. Jo’s more than 20-year career growing the “Human Capital” of large, national, and international commercial construction companies, utilized her Human Resources degree from the University of Phoenix, and her “Head Hunting & Recruiting” training from Management Recruiters International, (MRI). Jo continues her passion- “Hunting for the best talent in the commercial construction business”.
Annie Tremaine: Project Manager
Annie came to Ducas Construction with 8 years of experience building commercial projects in Texas after getting her degree in Construction Management from Texas State University. In 2021 Annie relocated to Maine and joined our team in 2022 as a Project Manager. She brings with her a can-do attitude and a passion for building lasting client relationships by thinking outside the box to deliver projects on time and within budget. Annie is involved in estimating and pre-construction as well as project coordination and management. When not working Annie enjoys spending time with her four dogs and exploring Maine as she gets to know her new home
Ted Geschickter: Superintendent
Ted Geschickter has been in the construction industry for over 35 years. He spent much of his time framing residential homes, commercial fit-outs, and interior environments for businesses. He has also supervised several high-end residential additions, remodels, and historical renovations. Ted enjoys being thorough and innovative. Ted has served in most facets of construction however; he most enjoys being on the job site. Ted is committed to good craftsmanship, creating excellent results, and viewing others as allies. He relocated to Maine in 2019, and happily joined the Ducas team in early 2021. Ted also enjoys backpacking, gardening, music, and exploring Maines beaches and lakes.
Walt Wheeler: Senior Project Manager
Walt returned to Maine with over 30 plus years of experience in both horizontal and vertical construction as a senior project manager at Ducas Construction. He has worked for firms engaged in both Construction Management at Risk (CMr) and Construction Management as Advisor (CMa). Walt started his career as an operation manager for a residential plumbing and heating contractor and progressed up the ranks over the years to senior project manager with one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S. His experience entails a wide range of project types and sizes that he brings to Ducas Construction. Walt can take projects from concept to completion. When not at work Walt enjoys cooking, traveling, and being on the water.
Kevin Hudon: Controller
After earning his Masters degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s in Accounting in 2014, Kevin began his career in public accounting. While in public accounting, Kevin earned his CPA license and worked with many of the largest construction companies in Maine as well as many smaller contractors and developed an expertise in financial accounting for construction contractors. Kevin joined Ducas Construction in September 2021 as the controller and his responsibilities include monthly general ledger reconciliation and preparation of financial statements in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, including the contract schedule. Additional responsibilities include preparing forecasts and projections for the company as well as for individual projects and communicating with banks and other third-party users of the financial statements. After work Kevin enjoys hiking, reading, speculating, and watching the Bruins.
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