Meet the Team: Justin McLinden
Our Construction Manager, Justin McLinden, brings experience in the design/build industry through both his work experience and his exposure with JM Construction over the years.
JM Construction gave Justin his first opportunity to learn about construction when he worked summers and winters as a Carpenter’s Assistant. He learned practical hands-on skills by helping to install siding, trim, hardwood flooring, roofing, and windows. This experience confirmed that he wanted to pursue his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business at Roger Williams University.
While at college, Justin interned at Dacon Corporation, a commercial design/build company. He continued working for Dacon after graduation where he wore many hats, including both back-office and roles in the field. He served as a Project Estimator and an Assistant Project Manager where he processed change orders, managed schedules, and executed contracts with subcontractors and vendors. As Assistant Superintendent, he was on the job site managing many different subcontractors. During this time, Justin earned his Construction Supervisor’s license and completed his OSHA 30-hour safety training.
As a Construction Manager at JM Construction, Justin oversees all the current construction projects and plans for the upcoming projects. He allocates labor resources where they are needed, manages the construction schedule, and ensures clients are completely satisfied, by being on schedule and budget. He works with the Project Managers to make sure they have what they need. He applies for building permits, issues change orders, orders materials, and prepares and executes subcontractor agreements.
When not working, Justin enjoys downhill skiing in the winter and going on runs or walks in the warmer months. He loves to spend time in Cape Cod in the summers. Biking on the Cape Cod Rail Trail is a favorite.
When asked about what it’s like to work at JM Construction, Justin says, “It’s fast-paced. Morale is high. It’s an exciting time for the company because we’re growing – but doing it in a safe way. We’re implementing new ideas with a new generation of employees.”
We were curious to know what he thinks about working with his dad, Jeff McLinden, President of JM Construction. He shares, “It’s always been a positive experience. I wasn’t nervous to work with him full time. We’ve worked alongside each other in the past and on personal projects, so I knew what it would be like. It’s been a very easy transition.”