Board of Directors, 2022

CHAIR
Dan Smith,  H.P. Cummings Construction Company

1ST VICE CHAIR
Matt Wheaton, DEW Construction

2ND VICE CHAIR
Eric Horner, The Rowley Agency

TREASURER
Kelli D’Amore, Nathan Wechsler & co.

PAST CHAIR
Matt Johnson, Devine, Millimet & Branch

 

DIRECTORS
Greg Bairam, Longchamps Electric, Inc.
Ron Ciotti, Hinckley Allen
Bill Hickey, The H.L. Turner Group Inc.
Ed Kozloski, DECCO, Inc.
Will Long, Interstate Electrical Services Corporation
Jeff Luter,  Fulcrum Associates, Inc.
Hollie Noveletsky, Novel Iron Works, Inc.
Joel Pickering, Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC
Gary Thomas, NorthPoint Construction Management, LLC

NATIONAL DIRECTORS
Ron Ciotti, Hinckley Allen
Will Long, Interstate Electrical Services Corporation

EX OFFICIO:
Ryan Foye, USI Insurance, ABC Group Trust Administrator
Greg Racine, USI Insurance, ABC Young Professionals Group

 

Dan Smith

Dan Smith, Chair
Principal & Senior Project Manager, H.P. Cummings Construction Company

After spending several years working construction throughout New England, Dan attended Vermont Technical College and earned an associate’s degree in civil engineering. He has been with H.P. Cummings since 1987. Outside of work, Dan’s time is spent with family, coaching, being outdoors as much as possible and serving on local boards.

Matt Wheaton, 1st Vice Chair 
Executive Vice President, DEW Construction

Matt oversees Estimating, Business Development, Preconstruction and Marketing at DEW Construction. His successful career in the construction industry began even before college — as a carpenter’s apprentice, where he was first exposed to all facets of residential construction. He went on to pursue the field of architecture, graduating with honors and receiving a Master of Architecture degree from Norwich University. Matt joined the ABC NH/VT Board of Directors in 2018.



 

Eric Horner, 2nd Vice Chair 
Vice President & Partner, The Rowley Agency

Eric began his insurance career in 1988 working for a large, national insurance carrier in New Jersey as a claims adjuster. In 1995 Eric transitioned to commercial sales joining The Rowley Agency in 1999. A graduate of St. Anselm College with a bachelor’s degree, he also holds both the Associate in Claims and Certified Insurance Counselor Designations. Eric joined the ABC NH/VT Board of Directors in 2017.

Kelli D'Amore

Kelli D’Amore, Treasurer
Principal, Nathan Wechsler & Co.

As a Principal with Nathan Wechsler, Kelli spends much of her time in the construction industry with a focus on general contractors. Through this work she has developed a strong understanding of contract reporting and key performance indicators for the industry. Kelli has a bachelor of science in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

Greg Bairam, Director
Vice President, Longchamps Electric, Inc.

Greg’s 35 year career in the electrical field began as an apprentice, progressing to Master Electrician, Job Site Foreman, on to Project Manager and now Vice-President. He is well rounded in the electrical industry, and has a long history of helping customers be successful in meeting their electrical construction needs. Greg joined the ABC NH/VT Board of Directors in 2020. Greg and his family love outdoor activities in NH that include skiing, biking, hiking the mountains, and the state’s many beaches and lakes.

Ron Ciotti, Director & National Director
Partner, Hinckley Allen

As a Partner with Hinckley Allen, Ron’s practice is focused on all aspects of the construction industry. He has substantial experience representing general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, prefabricators, modular builders, suppliers, and owners/developers in construction-related matters, including all aspects of construction law, contractual disputes, lien work, bond claims, construction and design defect claims, bid disputes, in litigation and dispute resolution.

Jeff Comeau, Director
Estimator/Project Manager, BODE Equipment

Jeff Comeau has been in construction since 2008 as an estimator and project manager in firestop and Division 10 specialties. He joined Bode Equipment in Londonderry in 2019 to head up their construction bidding division focusing on overhead doors and dock equipment.  He has been an active member of ABC since 2013. He was part of the ABC Young Professional Steering Committee for four years with the last two as Chairman. In his spare time, he’s usually at a concert, the movies, or playing disc golf.

Bill Hickey, Director
Senior Vice President & Principal, The H.L. Turner Group Inc.

Bill joined The H.L. Turner Group Inc. in 1987, as a structural engineer. Since then, he has taken on the responsibilities of lead structural engineer and senior vice president of the architectural and structural engineering groups. Bill is active with various boards and committees, including serving on the ABC NH/VT Board since 2014.

Ed Kozloski, Director
Chief Operating Officer, DECCO, Inc.

Ed has been with DECCO for more than 20 years and has over 30 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry including large project field installations, prefabrication, and custom skid fabrication. A graduate of UMASS Dartmouth, Ed currently oversees DECCO’s operating groups.

Will Long, Director & National Director
Estimating Manager, Interstate Electrical Services Corporation

Will entered the construction industry in 1985 as an electrical apprentice at Interstate Electrical after graduating with an associate’s degree in Industrial Electricity from the NH Vocational Technical College. He was an Electrical Apprentice Instructor for the State of New Hampshire at the Manchester School of Technology for 17 years. Will joined the ABC NH/VT Board of Directors in 2014.

Jeff Luter, Director
Chairman, Fulcrum Associates, Inc.

Jeff has been involved in the construction industry for 36 years with positions ranging from field supervisor to project manager. With 25 years of management experience, his responsibilities have covered the full range of construction services, including design development, purchasing, contract negotiation and administration as well as estimating and value engineering. Jeff studied Computer Science and Business Administration at the University of Lowell. He oversees the implementation and constant improvement of Fulcrum's information systems. He also holds a Commonwealth of Massachusetts contractor's license.

Hollie Noveletsky, Director
Owner & CEO, Novel Iron Works, Inc.

Hollie is a leading voice for the construction industry. In addition to serving on the ABC NH/VT Board, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Steel Fabricators of New England, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the AISC Government Relations Committee. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Community College System of NH. In addition to her career in steel fabrication, Hollie is also a Gerontological and a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in gero-psychiatric care. She served for 10 years in the US Army Reserve.

Joel Pickering, Director
President, Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC

In his role with Denron, Joel is responsible for assessing projects in pre-construction and ensuring their successful completion in production. He earned his A.A.S. in HVAC systems from Manchester Community College, and both his B.S. and M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University. Joel has taught as an adjunct instructor at MCC, and currently serves on the advisory board to the HVAC dept.

 

Gary-Thomas

Gary Thomas, Director
President, NorthPoint Construction Management, LLC

Gary has been in the construction and design field since 1980. He received his associate’s degree from UNH and a bachelor’s degree from Boston Architectural College. Gary has extensive experience in commercial interior fit-up projects, building renovations, and ground-up construction projects. Gary is dedicated to the effort of advancing our construction community by mentoring and helping to inform the younger generations about our industry. He holds a firm focus on giving back to the community and remains an influential element of various organizations for education and opportunity in the community.

Ryan Foye, Ex Officio
Vice President, FutureComp, USI Insurance

Ryan has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. His career includes employment as a complex liability claims examiner responsible for the investigation and resolution management of high exposure contested liability tort claims and lawsuits; a broker specializing in personal risk and commercial property and casualty insurance and the primary marketing and sales officer for a Massachusetts based third party administrator (TPA).

Greg Racine, Ex Officio
New England Practice Leader, USI Insurance

A graduate of UMass Boston, Greg started his career in the insurance industry in 2013. 

Greg is also a member of the ABC Young Professionals Group

Matt Johnson, Past Chair
Shareholder, Divine Millimet

Matt’s work with Devine Millimet is with clients in all phases of real estate projects. He represents real estate agents, buyers, and sellers in the purchase, sale, and leasing of residential and commercial properties.   

He is the chair of the Manchester City Library Foundation in addition to serving on the Board of the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family, tennis, skiing, and cooking.