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Ralph A. Blackington, Jr. - President Ralph A. Blackington, Jr. - President, LEED AP
As President and founder of Horne Construction Company, Inc., Ralph Blackington oversees the overall operation of the company as well as developing and implementing long-range plans and goals to ensure continued growth and stability within the company.

Ralph brings over thirty years of hands on construction experience to Horne Construction. Prior to starting Horne Construction in 1992, Ralph was a Project Supervisor for Harvey Construction for many years.

Ralph lives in Berwick, Maine with his wife Judy and their two children, Cylas and Molly. In addition to his family, Ralph enjoys his grandchildren, car racing, boating and gardening.

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Karen Huard - Controller Karen Huard - Controller
As the Corporate Controller, Karen is responsible for all the day to day accounting activities, project costing, financial forecasting and maintaining banking, insurance and bonding relationships.

Under Karen’s direction Horne Construction is able to accurately track and forecast project costs in great detail and in almost any format that a customer could possibly require. Karen works closely with Project Managers to continuously monitor and update management of any issues.

Karen received her Business degree from Casco Bay College. She has many years experience with the financial aspects of construction operations having worked as an Assistant Controller prior to joining the Horne team.

Karen lives in Old Orchard Beach, Maine with her husband, Al and her daughter, Whitney. Karen enjoys cycling, camping, and spending time with her family. Each year Karen rides 185 miles in the Trek Across Maine to raise money for the American Lung Association and also the 100K Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association.

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Rusty Blackington- Estimater Ralph "Rusty" Blackington, III- Estimator
As the Estimator for Horne, Rusty is responsible for quantifying hard-bid proposals, value engineering projects to benefit our customers' projects, provide conceptual guidance to developing projects and delivering final take-off/estimates for Horne's widely diverse group of clients.

Rusty has years of experience in the construction industry combined with extensive estimating knowledge and organizational skills. Rusty is responsible for the day to day preparation of all estimates and proposals as well as future business development.

Rusty worked as a Manager at the Samoset Resort in Rockland Maine for many years prior to joining Home Construction. Rusty, his wife Melissa, son Dylan, daughter Julia and dog Mandy live in Lyman, Maine. Rusty coaches his sons baseball team and enjoys boating and fishing.

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Kevin Coons - Project Manager Kevin Coons - Sr. Project Manager, LEED AP
As a Project Manager, Kevin is responsible for acting on behalf of the Owner's interests, issuing all major Subcontracts and Purchase Orders, overseeing and monitoring Project budgets, creating and monitoring of Progress Schedules, value engineering as well as coordinating and conducting Project Meetings.

Kevin served in the US Navy before concentrating his energy on the construction industry. He has successfully completed numerous Architectural Engineering courses and has managed many commercial construction projects throughout the New Hampshire, including municipal, school, medical and private construction projects.

Kevin and his wife Chris live in Gilford with their two children Cassie and Keegan. Kevin serves on the Board of Directors in the Gilford Rotary Club and enjoys downhill skiing, competitive sailing, hunting and fishing with his family, as well as summer weekends boating on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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Mick Dunn Michael "Mick" Dunn - Project Manager, LEED AP
As Project Manager, Mick is responsible for acting on behalf of the Owner's interests, issuing all major Subcontracts and Purchase Orders, overseeing and monitoring Project budgets, creating and monitoring of Progress Schedules, value engineering as well as coordinating and conducting Project Meetings.

After earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management & Economics from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, Mick took employment in this country as an estimator with the Orlando office of Brasfield & Gorrie gaining experience in health care and commercial/municipal projects. Settling in New England, Mick obtained experience in heavy, municipal projects as a Project Engineer on two waste water treatment plants with Pizzagalli Construction.

Mick and his wife Elizabeth live in Lyman, Maine where they are the caretaker for the Equest Therapeutic Horse-riding center. As a professional musician Mick relaxes playing the saxophone.


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Rusty Blackington- Estimater Bruce A. Caswell - General Superintendent
As the General Superintendent, Bruce is responsible for all field activities. His duties include the coordination and supervision of all field employees and activities as well as the coordination and distribution of equipment and resources. Bruce oversees the Safety Officer and is responsible for maintaining a safe workplace.

Bruce received a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in Wood Construction and Design degree from the University of Idaho. Prior to joining Horne Construction, Bruce managed construction projects throughout the country as well as working for the Wood Truss Council of America.

Bruce lives in Rochester New Hampshire with his wife Dawn and their son Dalton.

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Donald Provost - Project Superintendent Donald Provost – Project Superintendent
As a project Superintendent, Don is responsible for managing the day to day operations of a construction project. He is responsible for scheduling supplies and subcontractors, project safety, on-site document management and general project coordination. Don conducts regular project meetings with the design team, the owner as well as subcontractors.

Don received a BS degree in Business Management from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH and an Associates degree in Applied Science Criminal Justice from McIntosh College in Dover. Before joining Horne Construction, Don has 30 years of construction experience as well as being the owner of Provost Construction and Millwork Company.

Don lives in Berwick, Maine with his wife Tami and their two children, Emily and Nicholas. Don served as a member of the Planning & Development Committee for the Tri-City Christian Academy of Somersworth. He enjoys participating in Martial Arts as well as other sports and activities.

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Ed Hauser

 Edward Hauser – Project Superintendent
As a project Superintendent, Ed is responsible for managing the day to day operations of a construction project. He is responsible for scheduling supplies and subcontractors, project safety, on-site document management and general project coordination. Ed conducts regular project meetings with the design team, the owner as well as subcontractors.

Ed received a BS degree in Building Technology from Penn State. Prior to joining the Horne Construction Team, he was the President/Owner of Pennshire Builders Inc. and has worked in the construction industry as a Construction Supervisor, Construction Manager, and Draftsman/Field Engineer in the New Hampshire area.

Ed resides in Somersworth with his wife, Deb; daughter, Heather, who attends Endicott College; and son, Chad, who attends Somersworth High School. When not working, Ed enjoys hiking, biking, camping, woodworking, and is active with his kids sporting activities.



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