Deborah Battista is the Receptionist/Switchboard Operator for Marr Scaffolding Company. She is responsible for answering and directing phone calls to the appropriate person/department, as well as handling miscellaneous office tasks. Previously, Deborah was a court stenographer. She has worked at Marr since 2018.
Deborah’s favorite part about Marr is the “wonderful people.” She also enjoys “the cheerful and harmonious work environment.”
Additional interesting facts about Deborah: she loves to garden indoors and outdoors, as well as take walks on the beach with her little dog Lily; she has been practicing transcendental meditation for 45 years; and she hopes for a grandchild – or two!
Springfield Office Managerreneebird@marrscaffolding.com
Renee Bird is the Springfield Office Manager for Marr Scaffolding Company. She is responsible for coordinating daily operations with the branch manager and assisting the sales team. Renee has worked at Marr since 1996.
Springfield Area Sales Representative, Marr Scaffolding Companykenboudreau@marrscaffolding.com
Ken Boudreau is a Springfield Area Sales Representative at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for developing new business in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Ken has been at Marr since 2014. Previously, he was a Sales Manager at Harsco.
Ken’s favorite part about Marr is that it’s a family run business that cares about its employees and customers.
Ken’s personal and professional goal is to always give 150% in whatever he does.
Sales Representative, Marr Scaffold Division, Rhode Island Territorydanboudreau@marrscaffolding.com
Daniel “Dan” Boudreau is a Project Manager for the Scaffold Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for scaffolding and shoring projects for customers based out of Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. Dan has worked at Marr since 2005. Previously, he was a Territory Manager at Symons Formwork.
Dan’s favorite part about working at Marr is “encountering a wide array of sophisticated industries, unique challenges, and result driven requirements under tight time restraints,” he says. “Each project has its own set of obstacles and restrictions that demand tailor made solutions. Working with customers under such conditions fosters a bond through the pursuit of common goals, the implementation of custom design, and the execution of technical field action.”
Additional interesting facts from Dan: “I am a fifth generation Bostonian who harbors a deep affinity for history. I greatly enjoy traversing the century old buildings and historic landmarks on restoration projects beset amongst roads long traveled, many that splinter, quite literally, from the cradle of liberty.”
Sales Representative, Marr Aerial Liftserniebrousseau@marrscaffolding.com
Ernest “Ernie” Brousseau is a Sales Representative for the Aerial Lift Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He has worked at Marr since 1981.
Ernie’s favorite part about working at Marr is seeing and being a part of interesting construction projects.
Ernie’s professional goal is to interact with present and potential customers to help solve their problems by providing a combination of knowledge and products that exceed their expectations.
Additional interesting facts from Ernie: “I enjoy travelling with my wife Karen and son Peter. We spend lots of time relaxing by the water at our camp. I also like fishing and kayaking.”
President, Daniel Marr & Son Companyrichburns@danielmarr.com
Richard “Rich” Burns, Jr. is the President of Daniel Marr & Son Company. He is responsible for the General Management of Daniel Marr & Son including oversight of all estimating, sales, project management, field operations and administration for numerous steel and precast erection projects. Rich has worked at Marr since 1996.
Rich’s favorite part about working at Marr is how each day presents new and exciting challenges and opportunities. Rich says, “I love driving around the city and seeing all of the buildings we played a role in. It is wonderful to collaborate with so many great people and skilled craftsman.”
Additional interesting facts from Rich: “I enjoy camping, being outdoors and spending time with my family.”
Susan Clark is a Project Coordinator at Marr Crane & Rigging. She is responsible for supporting and assisting both rigging and elevator divisions with day-to-day operations. Susan has been at Marr since 2014. Previously, she was a Licensing Assistant Administrator at TRA (Transit Realty Advisors).
Tanya Codero is a Billing Specialist at Marr Scaffolding Company. Tanya is responsible for processing scaffolding and power contracts, shipping tickets and returns. She also works with sales representatives and operations, as well as assists customers with billing questions. Tanya has worked at Marr since 2019.
Tanya’s favorite part about working at Marr is how nice and helpful everyone is. She says, “I feel very comfortable here and am getting great training.”
Additional interesting facts about Tanya: She has two children and lived in Alaska for two years.
Accounting Manager, Marr Crane and Riggingtomconnell@marrcrane-rigging.com
Thomas “Tom” Connell is the Accounting Manager at Marr Crane & Rigging. He is responsible for Accounts Payable and Receivable, Payroll and overall accounting operations for the company. Tom has worked at Marr since 2003.
Kerry Cotter is a Billing Specialist at Marr Scaffolding Company. She is responsible for creating and maintaining invoices for material and equipment going out and returning to our scaffold, shoring and aerial platform yards. Kerry has worked at Marr since 1995.
Providence, RI Branch Managerbillcoughlan@marrscaffolding.com
William “Bill” Coughlan Bill has worked at Marr since 2013.
Bill’s favorite part about Marr is the people.
Additional interesting facts from Bill: “This is my second tour of duty with Marr. Also, I am manager of the Taunton Twister Travel Softball team.”
Nicole Davy is the Billing Supervisor for Marr Scaffolding Company. She is responsible for editing and updating all MSC customer invoicing for Scaffolding, Power, Concrete, Hydro Mobile, Dry Air, Angel Wings, Bleachers, Power Service and Installation & Dismantle jobs. She also provides reporting to management and sales staff to analyze billing, collections and job profitability. Nicole has worked at Marr since 2004. Previously, she was a Dispatcher for Accurate Communications Inc.
Nicole’s favorite part about Marr is the people. She says, “I love my extended family here at Marr!”
Nicole’s professional goal is to always do the best job she can do in whatever position she’s in. Her personal goal is to travel the world.
Additional interesting facts from Nicole: “I am an optimist. I try to always see the bright side and have fun in all I do.”
Director, Equipment Maintenancerickdeamelio@marrcompanies.com
Richard “Rick” DeAmelio is the Director of Equipment Maintenance at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for all equipment and vehicle records, registrations and permits; assisting with repairs, maintenance and tracking of equipment, vehicles and properties; researching and sourcing MRO parts and supplies; and overseeing telecommunications equipment and vendors. Rich has worked at Marr since 1975. Previously, he was a Manager at Stevens Automotive Service.
Rick’s favorite experience at Marr is researching and sourcing parts and services.
Rick’s professional goal is to have a clean desk top.
Additional interesting facts about Rich: He is a dog trainer and competes with his two dogs – a 12 year-old Australian Cattle Dog and a six-year-old Border Collie.
Vice President, Scaffold and Shoringbobdembitzki@marrscaffolding.com
Robert “Bob” Dembitzki is Vice President for Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for overseeing the Scaffold, Shoring and Engineering divisions, including sales and labor. He also ensures that service, safety and best practices are put to use on all projects. Bob has worked at Marr since 2012. Previously, he was the Northeast District Sales Manager at Harsco Infrastructure.
Bob’s favorite part about Marr is that the company is “a fabric of the construction community,” he says. “Whether its scaffold, cranes or even a scissor lift, our footprint is left on so many projects in the city.”
Bob says his professional goal plays a role in almost every project he comes across. “It’s being part of a design or concept that is put into use that sets Marr apart from others both efficiently and safely,” he says.
Sales Representative, Marr Scaffold Divisionbilldriscoll@marrscaffolding.com
William “Bill” Driscoll, Jr. is a Sales Representative for the Scaffold Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for meeting with customers to help them with their scaffolding needs, as well as bringing in new customers and more work for Marr. Bill has worked at Marr since 1987.
Gustavo “Tavo” Faria, Jr.
Inside Sales Coordinator, Marr Scaffolding Companygustavofaria@marrcompanies.com
Gustavo “Tavo” Faria, Jr. is an Inside Sales Coordinator at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for coordinating with sales, service, and customers to deliver shoring, scaffolding, and aerial lifts. Tavo joined Marr in 2018.
Tavo’s favorite part of working at Marr is the sense of teamwork and comradery: “We all work towards the same goal and help each other succeed day in and day out!”
Credit Manager, Marr Scaffolding Companylouferracane@marrscaffolding.com
Louis “Lou” Ferracane is the Credit Manager for Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for approving credit loans, collecting overdue invoices, solving problems and protecting Accounts Receivable assets. Lou has worked at Marr since 2003.
Vice President of Administrationdanflannery@marrcompanies.com
Daniel “Dan” Flannery is Vice President of Administration for The Marr Companies. He is responsible for assisting the CEO and Executive Team in directing the administrative operations of all the Marr entities, with a focus on the development and implementation of corporate plans and policies. Dan joined Marr in 2018. Previously, he served for eight years as the Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer for Bond Brothers.
Dan’s favorite experience at Marr is helping employees achieve their full potential by being their sounding board.
A personal and professional goal of Dan’s is to learn something new every day.
Additional interesting facts from Dan: He is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association Board; he earned his undergraduate degree at Stonehill College in Business Administration and his Master of Business Administration from Babson College; and he enjoys all sports, particularly playing basketball and golf.
Christopher “Chris” Foley
Project Manager, Daniel Marr & Sonchrisfoley@isaacblair.com
Christopher “Chris” Foley is a Project Manager at Isaac Blair & Co. He is responsible for providing overall management direction for specialty projects and developing new business opportunities with existing clients. Chris has worked at Isaac Blair since 2017. Previously, he worked for Plumb House, Inc.
Chris’s favorite experience at Marr was working with and getting to know the field crew on an overnight emergency shoring job.
A personal goal of Chris’s is to bring continued success and development to the Isaac Blair operation.
Additional interesting facts from Chris: “I’m a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and enjoy playing music with friends and family.”
Director of Marketingkathyfyfe@marrcompanies.com
Kathy is the Marketing Director at The Marr Companies. She is responsible for ensuring that messages and images about the Marr companies are delivered consistently so that the “Marr Brand,” its products, services and performance, is correctly represented in the marketplace. Kathy has worked at Marr since 1997, mostly part time until October 2013. Previously, she was Vice President of Corporate Relations at Perini Corporation.
Kathy’s favorite part about her position at Marr is the array of activity company-wide that she’s involved with. “There is something new about every day which is energizing and motivating,” she says. “The requirements of the position can be very dynamic and I enjoy the variability.”
Kathy’s professional and personal goal has always been to enjoy and appreciate the journey. She says, “It is important to me to love what I do, to be able to add value to whatever project I am working on and to have opportunities to be creative. Continuing to learn new things, having a certain degree of independence and feeling productive contribute to my sense of personal achievement, even though my successes are probably not as great as I wish them to be and my failures not as awful as I fear them to be (at least I hope so).”
Additional interesting facts from Kathy: “For our honeymoon, my husband and I purchased Around-the-World Air Tickets and traveled in an easterly direction around the globe for three months … and we are still married and still traveling after 28 years!”
Vice President, Isaac Blair & Co., Inc.firstname.lastname@example.org
Louie “Lou” Giunta is the Vice President of Isaac Blair & Co. He is responsible for initiating project management of all projects; evaluating and predicting the scope of work including engineering and design; appraising and estimating total cost of projects; serving as liaison between General Contractor and engineer, as well as chief coordinator and communicator to field leadership; assisting in trouble-shooting and problem-solving during the duration of projects; overseeing all necessary inspections; acting as chief coordinator during emergency response work; and being in contact with customers and expanding the growing customer base. Lou has been with Marr since 1968, first working as General Manager of Saf-Lok Scaffolding.
Lou’s favorite part about working at Marr has been feeling as though he’s among his extended family. “I have been very lucky to have worked with and still work with some of the most amazing people, many of whom are my good friends,” he says.
Lou’s personal goal is to to be the best grandfather he can be to his six grandchildren. “When I was younger, it didn’t really occur to me how fast time would go, and now my kids are parents,” he says. “I am blessed to have the chance to do things with them that I may have not done with my kids when they were small.”
As for his professional goal, Lou says, “With the help of a great team, I have been able to put the Isaac Blair Company on a course that has risen to a point where we have set a standard of integrity and professionalism in the industry. My goal is to continue to maintain that status as long as I am Vice President. A wise old friend once told me, ‘When you stop, you rust.’ So at my age I have no desire to retire because working keeps me feeling young.
Additional interesting facts from Lou: “My first language is Italian. I am an aviculture and exhibitor of the English Budgerigar. I enjoy Karaoke and sing a mean rendition of ‘My Way’!”
Project Manager and Sales Representative, Shoring Division, MSCchrishadorn@marrscaffolding.com
Christopher “Chris” Hadorn is a Project Manager and Sales Representative for the Shoring Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for procuring shoring projects through site visits and reviewing drawings, generating bid estimates and, upon award, managing projects until completion. Chris has worked at Marr since 2010. Previously, he worked for Dryair, Inc. and Hausman Steel Corporation.
Chris’ favorite part about Marr is the good-natured employees and humorous situations that arise on a daily basis.
A personal goal of Chris’ is to grow with his two young sons and provide them all the opportunities in life that he had.
Additional interesting facts from Chris: “I coach my sons in baseball and soccer, and work as Field Coordinator for my town’s soccer program.”
Payroll Administrator, Marr Scaffolding Companyjenniferhansen@marrcompanies.com
Jennifer “Jen” Hansen is the Payroll Administrator at Marr Scaffolding Company. Jen is responsible for processing the union payroll for Marr Scaffolding Company, Isaac Blair & Co. and SafLok. She is also responsible for the maintenance of the payroll master file and various other accounting functions. Jen has been at Marr since 2014.
Additional interesting facts about Jen: She graduated magna cum laude from UMass Boston with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. She also holds an Associate’s degree from Massasoit Community College.
General Foreman, Installation & Dismantlejayhobin@marrscaffolding.com
Jay Hobin is a General Foreman and Safety Coordinator for Installation & Dismantle at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for overseeing all Installation & Dismantle projects and crews. Jay has worked at Marr since 1997.
Jay’s favorite part about Marr is being able to work with an experienced, professional and talented crew and sales force.
Vice President, Equipment and Propertiesdavehughes@marrcompanies.com
Dave “David” Hughes is the Vice President of Equipment and Property at The Marr Companies. He is responsible for managing all aspects of equipment and company properties. Dave has worked at Marr since 1970. Previously, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Dave’s favorite part about working at Marr is that every day offers a new challenge.
An additional interesting fact about Dave: He is a 20 year member of The Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester.
Michael “Mike” Jackman
Parts Manager, Aerial Liftsmikejackman@marrscaffolding.com
Michael “Mike” Jackman is the Parts Manager for the Aerial Lift Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for procuring repair parts and all necessary supplies to repair scissor lifts, boom lifts, telehandlers, fork lifts and vans for the company and customers. Mike has worked at Marr since 2017.
Mike’s favorite part about Marr is the people. Since walking in the door, he says it’s felt like home. “Everyone has been very welcoming, friendly and helpful.” Outside of Marr, Mike hopes to earn a degree in Business Management and Game Theory/Analysis. He is an avid sports fan, loves playing gold, poker and spending time with his family and two cats.
Alexander “Alex” Kleinert is a Field Engineer for Daniel Marr & Son. He is responsible for the measuring, layout and documentation of new and existing building components. Alex also provides as-built drawings and coordinates all related tasks. He has been at Marr since 2012. Previously, he worked as an installer for an underground utility company while he attended college.
Alex’s favorite part about Marr is working on all the interesting and challenging projects he’s come across. He says, “The most interest project has been the Nashua Street Residences for Avalon Bay. The steel has been very interestingly designed and is the largest I have been a part of.”
Alex’s professional goal is to obtain his PE or RLS license one day.
Additional interesting facts from Alex: “I enjoy being outdoors doing anything. I also enjoy driving and working on cars or basically anything that moves. I am a baseball fan and my two favorite sports teams are the Braves and Red Sox. I am also a religious University of Georgia fan.”
Penny Knight is the System Support / Information Systems for all four division of the Marr Companies. She oversees the daily performance of the computer system, and installs and performs repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment. Penny has worked at Marr since 1989.
Chief Estimator, Daniel Marr & Son Companyericlaurie@danielmarr.com
Eric Laurie is the Chief Estimator at Daniel Marr & Son Company. He is responsible for all bidding activities including the preparation of material take-offs, cost estimates, scope review and proposal development for both steel and precast projects. Eric has worked at Marr since 1998. Previously, he served as a Deck Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine.
Eric says he enjoys working for a company that “has weathered over 120 years in the construction industry and that still continues to grow and prosper with the changing times.”
Manager, Springfield Operationspaullebeau@marrscaffolding.com
Paul Lebaeau is the Branch Manager for the Springfield Office at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch. Paul has worked at Marr since 2002.
Paul’s favorite part about working at Marr is that every day brings new challenges.
Rigging Superintendent, Marr Crane & Riggingdanlehan@marrcrane-rigging.com
Daniel “Dan” Lehan is the Field Operations Superintendent for Rigging at Marr Crane & Rigging. He is responsible for the coordination of storage, transport and rigging of different items to different locations, as well as estimating various rigging jobs. Dan has worked at Marr since 2012. Previously, he was a Foreman Rigger at W.H. Glancy & Sons, Inc.
Dan’s favorite experiences at Marr include meeting new customers and completing a rigging job ahead of schedule.
Dan’s professional goal is to grow as much as possible with Marr Crane & Rigging as it grows. “And for MC&R to become a top notch rigging company,” he says.
Additional interesting facts from Dan: “I am an avid hockey/ baseball player and fan. I enjoy summer weekends in Buzzards Bay. I am a 20 year member of Sons of Italy.”
Administrative Assistant, Daniel Marr & Songenelynch@danielmarr.com
Gene Lynch is an Administrative Assistant for Daniel Marr & Son. He is responsible for assisting in a wide range of administrative tasks, including data entry, payroll and billing. Gene has been at Marr since 2018. Previously, he worked as an Accounts Payable Representative for Greater Boston Management.
Gene’s favorite experience at Marr has been hearing all the stories from his co-workers about their experiences at the Companies. His professional goal is to learn as much about his position as possible to be able to help fellow employees and customers in as many ways possible.
Additional interesting facts from Gene: “I am a graduate of Northeastern University; and I love to read and travel.”
Assistant Sales Manager, Shoringchrismadden@marrscaffolding.com
Christopher “Chris” Madden is Assistant Sales Manager for the Shoring Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for territory coverage of North and East Massachusetts, identifying and securing new shoring opportunities for Marr Scaffolding Company and Isaac Blair Co. Chris has worked at Marr since 2013. Previously, he was a Harsco Sales Representative for Patent Scaffolding.
Chris’ favorite part about Marr is the team work atmosphere and the resources gained through the various divisions.
Chris’ professional goal is to continue to develop long lasting customer relationships as a result of hard work, experience and trust.
Additional interesting facts from Chris: “I am a crazy Boston sports fan, dog lover and poor golfer…”
Daniel F. Marr, III
Chief Executive Officer, The Marr Companiesdanmarr@marrcompanies.com
Daniel “Dan” Marr is the Chief Executive Officer of the Marr Companies. He is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the company; formulating plans and policies to achieve overall corporate objectives; ensuring profitable growth and fulfilling the companies’ commitment to the building industry. Dan joined Marr in 1973.
Dan’s favorite experience at Marr is “helping employees grow and reach their full potential by promoting a culture of leadership, sound business practices and working together to foster a safe environment for our personnel and clients.”
As for his professional objectives, Dan says, “I’ve long believed it essential to develop and build long term customer relationships based on trust and performance.”
Additional interesting facts about Dan:
- Boston College, B.S. 1973
- Harvard Business School, 1995 – 1997
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (formerly Marr Boys & Girls Club), Secretary/Director
- Former President of Massachusetts Building Congress
Dave Marr, Jr.
Sales Representative, Marr Crane & Riggingdavemarrjr@marrcrane-rigging.com
Dave Marr, Jr. is a Sales Representative for Marr Crane & Rigging. He is responsible for solving customers’ problems, specifically those that pertain to hoisting or rigging. Dave has worked at Marr since 2009 after completing his undergraduate studies at Bates College in Maine.
Dave’s favorite part about working at Marr is having the opportunity to meet, work with and get to know such a diverse cross section of people within the New England Construction community.
When describing his professional goals, Dave says he wants “to develop and evolve Marr Crane & Rigging into the industry leader in Eastern Massachusetts through high levels of professionalism and efficiency.”
Additional interesting facts about Dave:
- Authored a thesis about Tostig Godwinsson’s involvement in the Norman Invasion of 1066
- 2-time NECHA (Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association) Cup Champion with the Bates Bobcats Men’s Hockey Team (4-time Regular Season Champ)
- Played football for 4 years at Bates College
- Coached football for 5 years at Thayer Academy
- Visited Rwanda, Australia, Ireland, amongst other places in the world
- Upon arriving in Boston in 1882 from Pictou, Nova Scotia, his family’s name was changed from “Meagher” to “Marr”
Jeff Marr, Jr.
Vice President, Business Developmentjeffmarrjr@marrscaffolding.com
Jeff Marr, Jr. is Vice President, Business Development at Marr Scaffolding Company. He works with management, sales teams across all Marr companies and divisions, operations and Marr’s broad customer base to strengthen partnerships and to develop growth opportunities for the business. Previously, Jeff served as Aerial Lift & Swing Stage sales representative/project manager (Boston/Cambridge) for Marr Scaffolding Company. He has worked at Marr since 2008.
Jeff’s favorite part about working at Marr is having the opportunity to interact with the city of Boston in a way few would think possible. According to him, “A Marr hard hat is a backstage pass to Boston!”
As for his professional goals, Jeff says he aims “To have multiple defining moments. To never stop learning. To make an impact on Boston.”
Additional interesting facts from Jeff: “My favorite hobby is reading history in an effort to better appreciate and contextualize today. That, and rooting on the BC Eagles and Red Sox.”
Jeffrey T. Marr
Vice President, Marr Scaffolding Companyjeffmarr@marrscaffolding.com
Jeffrey T. Marr is the Vice President of Marr Scaffolding Company. Jeff is responsible for the sales, rentals and operations for the company. He also supervises the management of branch and all warehouse operations. Jeff joined Marr in 1977.
Jeff’s most enjoyable experience working at Marr was the expansion of the company in the 80s and 90s, which included the acquisition of new warehousing and equipment lines, as well as the addition of new personnel. More recently, working with his two children, Jeff Jr. and Katherine, have taken over the “favorite” position.
Additional interesting facts about Jeff:
- Graduate of Curry College, B.S., 1977
- Favorite charitable contributions: Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, Board of Directors; Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Spring Gala Chairperson
- Superfan of all Boston sports teams, including his children’s alma mater Boston College
- Enjoys boating on the Nantucket Sound
- Avid runner – Boston Marathon (1993) and 10K Milton Road Race (annual participant since 1979)
Jennifer Marr is the Office Administrator at Marr Crane & Rigging. She is responsible for processing all daily crane and rigging billing; all monthly AIA Rigging and Elevator Hoist requisitions; AON Ins/BRJP payroll reports; and credit card payments. Also, she provides customer service, completes monthly Union H&W benefits reports and reviews, validates and notarizes lien waivers. Jennifer has worked at Marr since 2011. Previously, she was a Customer Service Manager for Wal-Mart USA and Wal-Mart International Accounts at Sterilite Corporation.
Jennifer’s favorite part about Marr is working with all the people on the MC&R team.
As for her professional goal, Jennifer says it’s her future “Retirement… just kidding!”
Additional interesting facts from Jennifer: “I enjoy golf, boating, travel and exercise.”
Communications Coordinator, Marketingkatherinemarr@marrcompanies.com
Katherine Marr is the Communications Coordinator at The Marr Companies. She is responsible for assisting the Director of Marketing in the communications and marketing for all four businesses at Marr. She is involved in the redesign and maintenance of the new website and guiding Marr’s social media campaign. Additionally, she assists in the writing and editing of all company publications and works on various special projects. Katherine has worked at Marr since 2014. Previously, she was an Advancement Associate at The Fessenden School.
Katherine’s favorite part about Marr is the people. She says, “Not only do I enjoy seeing family members at the office, but I also enjoy getting to know the extended family here – my coworkers. Everyone is passionate about their work and dedicated to doing their best as individuals and for the company as a whole.”
Katherine’s professional goal is to incorporate her graduate degree (M.Ed) into either her professional or volunteer work someday.
Additional interesting facts from Katherine: “I love being active. I take barre classes most days of the week and run frequently. I am the fourth Marr to run the Boston Marathon, though the first female on both sides of my family to do it! I also love playing with my mini goldendoodle Mabel, cooking and blogging healthy recipes, and spending time down the Cape during the summer.”
Robert L. Marr
Robert “Bob” Marr is Chairman of the Board of The Marr Companies. Bob joined Marr in 1960 and his many years of experience make him well suited to assist the fifth generation ownership in securing the future of the companies. Previously, he served as a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Great Lakes, IL.
Bob’s favorite experience at Marr has been introducing new methods and equipment to the industry. Also, he’s enjoyed guiding the companies’ growth.
It’s long been Bob’s personal goal to see the growth and continued expansion of the management team.
Additional interesting facts about Bob:
- Co-Founded The Colonel Boys and Girls Club in 1970
- Elected President of the New England Patriots, 1974-75
- Elected Captain commanding the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1974-75
David B. Marr, Sr.
President, Marr Crane & Riggingdavidmarr@marrcrane-rigging.com
Dave Marr, Sr. is President of Marr Crane & Rigging. He is responsible for managing the sales and operations of crane and elevator rentals, along with the supervision of the Rigging and Warehouse divisions. Dave has worked at Marr since 1981.
Dave’s favorite part about Marr is the daily examples of the dedication shown by employees. “There isn’t a day that I am not reminded that this company is built upon the ‘we’ principle,” he says.
Dave’s goal is to create and maintain a professional, yet personal environment at the company. He says, “The success that is achieved here is by all the good employees that work here at Marr.”
Another interesting fact from Dave: “I like to smile!”
Vice President, Aerial Lifts Divisiontommccafferty@marrscaffolding.com
Thomas “Tom” McCafferty is the Vice President and Sales Manager for the Aerial Lifts Division of Marr Scaffolding Company. His responsibilities entail guiding and encouraging sales staff with enthusiasm, and delivering the best results for clients. Tom has worked at Marr since 1990. Previously, he was a Sales Representative at Action Equipment Co.
Tom’s favorite experiences at Marr include celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the company and viewing Boston atop all three towers: John Hancock, Prudential and 100 Federal Street.
A professional goal of Tom’s is to aid and enjoy the development of all the company’s young men and women as they learn and develop in the industry.
Additional interesting facts from Tom: “I am a husband, father and grandfather.”
James “Jim” Mullin is the Contracts Administrator and Job Cost Manager for Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for reviewing and approving contracts, issuing Certificates of Insurance, and billing all AIA. Additionally, he manages, maintains and reports on job cost situations. Jim has worked at Marr since 1991. Previously, he was President of BAF Air Services.
Jim’s favorite experience at Marr was being able to work with his dad for several years. He says it was “an opportunity of a lifetime.”
Jim’s professional goal is to become Administrative Vice President for The Marr Companies.
Additional interesting facts from Jim: “I am extremely happy to have been married to my wife Rose for the past 29 years. Also, I would like to retire in Italy.”
Master Mechanic, Marr Crane & Riggingstevepalaschak@marrcrane-rigging.com
Steve Palaschak is the Master Mechanic at Marr Crane & Rigging. He is responsible for managing the mechanic shop and overseeing crane yard operations, as well as the maintenance of cranes. Steve has worked at Marr since 2000. Previously, he served as the Lead Mechanic and Shop Foreman at Bridgewater Motor Works.
Charles Pham is Manager of the Engineering Department at Marr Scaffolding Company. His responsibilities are to to engineer and design construction projects in compliance with customer contract requirements and specifications. Charles has worked at Marr since 1994. Previously, he worked for Aluma Systems, Inc. in Long Beach, CA.
Charles’ favorite part about Marr is that it’s allowed him to work with a variety of product lines from shoring and forming, scaffolding and Hydro-mobile (Mast Climber) swing staging. He credits this experience with helping broaden his knowledge of the construction business as a whole. Charles says, “My professional goal is to apply my knowledge of the construction products and engineering to help the customers complete their construction projects in an economical and profitable manner.”
Additional interesting facts from Charles: “I love the summer and playing tennis.”
Ron Picnia is the Sales/Senior Project Manager for the Springfield Office at Marr Scaffolding Company. In Sales, he is responsible for recognizing the customers’ needs and converting to a solution to ensure profitability and good customer relations. For project management, he is responsible for scheduling Installation & Dismantle crews and monitoring projects from start to finish. Ron has worked at Marr since 2008. Previously, he was a Salesman and General Foreman for Safway Services.
Ron’s favorite part about working at Marr is the people. In particular, he says, “the family atmosphere and how each individual’s role is important in helping one another achieve success.”
Ron’s professional goal is to achieve success in whatever it is he does.
Additional interesting facts from Ron: “I enjoy my family, friends and sports.”
Inside Sales Coordinator, Aerial Liftstomritchie@marrscaffolding.com
Thomas “Tom” Ritchie is an Inside Sales Coordinator for the Aerial Lifts Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for coordinating with sales, service, and customers to deliver Powered Equipment to job sites. “Customer service and satisfaction is of the utmost importance,” says Tom. Before coming to Marr in 2008, Tom worked at Trinity Pub and The Wild Rover as a Manager.
Tom’s favorite part about working at Marr is the people. He considers them to be “very courteous, friendly and professional.”
Tom’s professional goal is to work in a specific sales territory in the Power Division, where he believes he can be most successful in managing and cultivating the area’s business.
Outside of work, Tom stays active on the ice: “I enjoy coaching kids and teaching them the game of hockey.”
Saf-Lok Shop Foreman
Nicolas “Nick” Sardano is a General Foreman for Saf-Lok. He is responsible for the supervision of work and warehouse operation. Nick has been at Marr since 1971.
John (JW) Shaughnessy
Project Manager, Marr Crane & Riggingjwshaughnessy@marrcrane-rigging.com
John “JW” Shaughnessy is a Project Coordinator at Marr Crane & Rigging. He is responsible for quoting and managing crane and rigging jobs. JW has been at Marr since 2015. Previously, he was a Sales Associate at Smith and Nephew.
Director of Operations, Daniel Marr & Son Companyjohnsnow@danielmarr.com
John Snow is the Director of Operations at Daniel Marr & Son Company. He is responsible for overseeing and directing project management and field operations. Previously, John worked at Skanska Building USA as a Senior Project Manager. He has worked at Marr since 2018.
John prides himself on joining a 120 year old company with a proven track record and a rich history of steel construction in the New England Area. His professional goal is to continue to contribute to the success of the company.
Additional interesting facts about John: he has worked in the erection, fabrication and construction management of many high profile projects like the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Gillette Stadium.
Fred (Butch) Spring
Operations Manager / Installation & Dismantle Coordinator, Marr Scaffolding Companybutchspring@marrscaffolding.com
Fred “Butch” Spring is an Operations Manager and Installation & Dismantle Coordinator for Marr Scaffolding Company. His responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations at MSC, as well as coordinating daily labor requirements and job materials for Installation & Dismantle crews and MSC yard personnel. Butch has worked at Marr since 1989. Previously, he was an Estimator for Triple G Scaffolding and a Salesman at ATS Equipment.
Butch says his favorite part about working at Marr are his co-workers: “They make the working environment great. We spend so much time together each day. We are like a big family.”
Butch’s personal and professional goals are to spend more time with his children and plan better for the future ahead.
Additional interesting facts from Butch: “While working at Marr, I returned to college twice. I earned my Associate’s Degree from Quincy College. Then I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston with concentrations in English and Business.”
Vice President, Safety and Training
Eric Stalman is the Vice President of Safety and Training for The Marr Companies. He is responsible for providing support for all company safety programs, as well as providing training and education to Marr employees and customers. Eric worked at Marr from 2006 to 2012 before returning to his current position in June of 2015. Previously, Eric was the Safety Manager at Liberty Construction Services & Equipment.
Additional interesting facts about Eric: He is a state certified EMT for over 20 years and is a former Lieutenant on the Waltham Auxiliary Fire Department.
Beverly “Bev” Sullivan is a Project Administrator for Daniel Marr & Son. She oversees the DM&S field payroll and union benefits, making sure they are completed correctly. Bev is also responsible for DM&S Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables, along with handling all financial paper work for DM&S projects from coding to cost reports. Bev has worked at Marr since 2002. Previously, she worked as a National Recruiter for Summit National in Braintree, MA.
Bev’s favorite part about working at Marr is the never-ending changing work load. She says, “There is always something different and challenging being thrown at me.” She also enjoys the independent and relaxed work environment.
A professional goals of Bev’s is to have every DM&S report completed on time. A personal goal of Bev’s: “To get through a day without talking to myself at my desk.”
Another interesting fact from Bev: “I actually look forward to coming to work to see my ‘DM&S work family.’”
Bill Sullivan is the Corporate Controller for Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for overseeing the accounting and finance functions of the four businesses, including reporting accurate and timely information to internal and external parties. Bill has worked at Marr since 2014. Previously, he was Corporate Manager Financial Planning & Analysis at Covidien Healthcare Products.
Bill’s favorite part about Marr is working with friendly people and having the freedom to create tools designed to improve efficiency and accuracy. A professional goal of his is to learn more about the construction industry and environment so that he can be a better resource to Executive Management and all employees.
An interesting fact from Bill: “I am a beginner/intermediate guitar player.”
Administrative Purchasing Managerpetertilley@marrcompanies.com
Peter Tilley is the Administrative Purchasing Manager at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for various accounting activity for all companies and oversees purchasing for Marr Scaffolding. Peter has been at Marr since 2008.
Inside Coordinator, Marr Crane & Riggingmichaeltravers@marrcrane-rigging.com
Michael Travers is the Inside Coordinator for Marr Crane & Rigging. He is responsible for the maintenance and processing of account records, invoices, payroll processing and coordinating all phone inquiries and equipment/operator assignments with sales teams. Michael has been with Marr since 2018.
Helen Tully is an Accountant at Marr Scaffolding Company. She is responsible for monthly journal entries, Union Fringes, Bank Reconciliations, Administration Payroll and Account Analysis. Helen has worked at Marr since 2000.
Carlos Roberto Vasquez is a Dispatcher for Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for scheduling drivers to pick up or deliver loads to customers and Installation & Dismantle jobs. He also fulfills an administrative role by filing the appropriate paperwork, monitoring driver progress, processing orders and maintaining payroll information by collecting and entering data on spreadsheets. Before starting at Marr Scaffolding in 2013, Carlos worked for Marr Equipment (now Marr Crane & Rigging) for nine years. Previously, he was a Security Officer at Logan Airport / U.S. Airways.
Carlos’ favorite part about working at Marr is the relationships he has with his fellow co-workers. “It is like a family,” he says.
Sales representative, Aerial Liftsdavevozzella@marrscaffolding.com
Dave Vozzella is the Senior Sales Representative for the Aerial Lift Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for managing territory North of Boston, including New Hampshire and Maine. He specializes in the sales and rental of equipment, as well as the project management of suspended scaffold. Dave has been at Marr since 1999. Previously, he was a Sales Representative at Sterritt Lumber Co.
Dave’s favorite experience at Marr is meeting and exceeding client demands, and making sure he helps them do their job efficiently and safely.
Additional interesting facts from Dave: “I enjoy the outdoors, coaching my kids’ sports teams, and following local college and professional sports.”
Kevin Walsh is a Project Executive at Daniel Marr & Son. He is responsible for the coordination of steel and precast projects, and serves as the liaison between the customers and field staff. Kevin has been at Marr since 1999. Previously, he was a Project Manager for A. Spadafora Iron Works.
Kevin’s favorite experience is interacting with all of his “extraordinary co-workers.”
Additional interesting facts from Kevin: “I like moonlight walks with my husky named Sheba. Midnight rides on the pond on my pontoon boat. And gathering by the fire pit on Friday nights.”
Administrative Assistant, Daniel Marr & Sonshannonwebb@danielmarr.com
Shannon Webb is a Payroll Assistant for Daniel Marr & Son. She is responsible for inputting the weekly payroll for the Local 7 Iron Workers. Shannon has been at DM&S since 2013. Previously, she worked as a Receptionist and Credit Assistant at Marr Scaffolding Company.
Shannon’s favorite experience at Marr was winning the 2011 Marr Annual Bake off with her beautiful Kit Kat cake.
Shannon’s professional goals are to keep excelling in her position and learn everything there is to succeed.
Sales Representative, Aerial Liftskeithwells@marrscaffolding.com
Keith Wells is a Sales Representative for the Aerial Lift Division at Marr Scaffolding Company. He is responsible for managing accounts in the South Shore area, and also serves as a Project Manager on swing stage assemblies. Keith has been at Marr since 2000.
Keith’s favorite experience at Marr is being able to visit job sites and see buildings being built from start to finish.
Additional interesting facts from Keith: “I like to play golf and DJ. I am also a motorcycle enthusiast.”
Vice President, Human Resourcespaulawiles@marrcompanies.com
Paula Wiles is Vice President of Human Resources for The Marr Companies. She is responsible for the management of Human Resources functions, including Benefits, 401(K), Recruiting, Employee Relations, etc. She is also responsible for liability claims, statistical safety reporting and Pre-Qualification management. Paula has worked at Marr since 2001. Previously, she was an HR Generalist for Clean Harbors Environmental Services.
Paula’s favorite part about Marr is the people. She says, “The employees at Marr are truly the companies’ most valuable asset. We employ some of the most knowledgeable, hard-working people in the industry. And, they are a fun group to be around!”
Paula’s professional goal is to obtain a college degree.
Another interesting fact from Paula: “I own a business specializing in homemade pet gifts – Doggone Delights.”
Accountant, Marr Scaffolding CompanySUREYAWINOCOUR@marrcompanies.com
Sureya Winocour is an Accountant at Marr Scaffolding Company. She is responsible for the preparation and generation of various monthly reports and account analysis of critical balance sheet items. Sureya joined Marr in 2017. Previously, she served as Municipal Auditor for Massachusetts DOR.
Sureya’s favorite experience at Marr is watching the field personnel drive enormous machines around D Street! She also loves the people who work at Marr: “they are genuine, loyal and kind.”
A professional goal of Sureya’s is to strive to be her best and be an asset to the team.
Additional interesting facts from Sureya: she earned her MBA from Bentley University; and family is “everything”!
Danny Young is Systems and Network Manager for all four businesses at the Marr Companies. He is responsible for overseeing and keeping network hardware running in all four locations, as well as making sure all vendor software works together. Before coming to Marr, Danny was a Senior Programmer Analyst and wrote software in RPG, SDA, OCL, SEU, and COBOL languages.
Danny’s favorite experience working at Marr is the family and team culture. He says, “Everyone helps and cares for one another. They will lend their experience to solve tasks at hand. It is a great feeling to be part of a team.”
As computers and networks become more complicated and important to the Marr Companies, Danny’s goal is to have “zero down time.” According to him, “If the systems are down, then the information stops moving.”
Additional interesting facts from Danny: “Due to a handicap caused by an accident at age 19, I have accomplished what many could not with the use of only one hand. Also, my fresh water fishing skills are so finely tuned I can tell you if the fish are biting simply by smelling the lake air.”