Member Spotlight: Shepardville Construction

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Shepardville Construction has been providing turn-key finish carpentry for over 30 years. With offices in Naugatuck, Connecticut, Plainville, Massachusetts, and Londonderry, New Hampshire, Shepardville have played an important role in delivering the full interior package to support construction in multi-family homes, apartment complexes, and assisted living facilities throughout the Northeast.

With a team of 40 skilled carpenters and professionals and the financial backing of multibillion-dollar holding company UFP Industries, Shepardville is well equipped to tackle projects reliably and professionally.

“We are not the type of company to walk away from a project if we run into an issue,” says Operations Manager Mark Belanger. “We have talented people and capitol to stick around until the job gets done.”

Mark has been with Shepardville since 2001. After running his own business for 14 years, he became tired of trying to find good people to hire – a challenge that is still relevant in today’s hiring market.

“I came home upset one night,” Mark recalls. “I told my wife I’d be better off working for a larger company. Next thing you know she sends out my resume – I had no idea. That’s how Shepardville found me. I went in for an interview, thinking I’d give it a shot, and here I am twenty years later.”

Mark loves working for Shepardville because the company has given him the leeway to think strategically and implement ideas that other companies may overlook. As Operations Manager, he is focused on the future of the business, using big picture thinking to tackle challenges he sees arising in the industry.

Shepardville is no stranger to ABC as they are members of the MA chapter. Their sister company, Shawnlee Construction LLC, is also a member of the Massachusetts chapter.

In support of objectives to recruit younger talent to the firm, Mark is excited about the apprenticeship training and job fairs through his affiliation with CT ABC. He sees opportunities picking up in Connecticut and looks forward to further penetrating the local market by developing trusted partnerships with general contractors and construction managers.

Shepardville has worked on projects locally for Avalon Communities, the Douglas Company, and Building & Land Technologies, and has worked with firms such as AP Construction, CE Floyd and Viking Construction – to name a few.

“Construction is about the bottom line. Contractors may ultimately elect to purchase material on their own, but it’s worth considering the benefits of Shepardville’s strong supplier relationships that help us stay competitive and add value beyond just providing labor on the job,” says Mark.

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