(Manchester, NH) The Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter’s Young Professionals Group (ABC YPG) has donated $1,000 in honor of Tim Barton to MY TURN, a Manchester youth services organization focused on serving the “forgotten half” - economically, socially, and educationally disadvantaged youth in poorer communities - by providing comprehensive workforce recruitment, education, exploration, placement, and follow-up to ensure success in achieving career and education goals.
Barton, Executive Vice President of DECCO, a mechanical contracting firm based in Brookline, NH, recently passed away, leaving a very large hole in the ABC community. Among many other contributions to the construction industry, Barton was an advocate for empowering young professionals to develop their careers within the building trades both through his active support of the ABC YPG and with his passion for fostering talent and drive in young employees at DECCO.
Upon learning of the ABC YPG’s donation, Joel Pickering, President of Manchester-based Denron Plumbing and HVAC and former YPG Leadership Committee Member, volunteered an additional $500 donation. MY TURN will utilize all donations made in Barton’s name to provide a scholarship and supportive services to a young person beginning their career.
In May 2019, the ABC YPG interviewed Barton for their Mentor Moment - a segment that features exceptional business leaders and their advice for young professionals. When asked for the most important leadership lesson he’s learned throughout his career, Barton replied simply with “Lead by example,” - a pursuit in which he most undoubtedly succeeded. The ABC YPG community will carry on Barton’s legacy in its mission to develop, empower, and connect young professionals within the construction industry and beyond.
Donations to MY TURN can be sent to 340 Granite Street, Manchester, NH 03102.
Contributed by Katie Dillon, 2020 YPG Chairwoman, ABC Young Professionals Group
Photo Caption: Tim Barton, Executive Vice President of DECCO and advocate for young professionals in the construction industry