Excellence at the Ground Level
Excellence at the Ground Level

Our Team

Providing over 200 years of combined experience.

Joshua McLaughlinOwner & President

Josh founded the company in 2012 after having purchased the former R.G. Dow Company of Houlton Maine, which had been in business 38 years, to continue serving Houlton and its surrounding communities. 


A Houlton native, Josh brings over 15 years of experience in the earth work industry. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management Technology and minored in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Orono. After college, Josh went on to work for a large commercial heavy civil construction company, working on large scale wind mill, highway, landfill and airport projects as Lead Foreman for eight years. He is certified in Erosion Control through the Maine State Non Point Source Center, MDEP.


Josh was named Aroostook Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by the LEADers Encouraging Aroostook Development.

Raymond Dow - Consultant


Raymond is the former owner of R.G. Dow Company and stayed on as a Consultant with J. McLaughlin Construction in 2012. He works in the field day to day to help with operating and daily job tasks. Raymond brings over 38 years of experience in the industry to the company.

Brent Dickison - Operator & Lead Foreman


Brent brings nearly 30 years of experience in the industry as an equipment operator. He operates equipment for J. McLaughlin Construction as well as holds the role of site foreman overseeing efficient execution of work, jobsite layout, quality control, and safety on the jobsite.

Jason Knapp - Truck Driver & Shop Maintenance Foreman 


Jason joined our team in 2015 with many years of driving and equipment mechanical experience. A graduate of Northern Maine Community College in Diesel Mechanics, Jason has worked numerous years in the woods industry and the past several years in the heavy civil earth industry. Jason is a valuable asset to our company serving as truck driver and he also heads up all of our company’s equipment maintenance tasks as shop maintenance foreman.

Gerald Dickison - Heavy Equipment Operator & Consultant


Gerald joined our team in 2015 after 40 years as co-owner of Dickison and London Inc., a former heavy civil contracting company based out of Houlton, Maine. Gerald will continue to serve as an excavator and grader operator for our company as well as pass on his skill set of years of experience as a Consultant. Gerald’s contacts and reputation in the industry make him an extremely valuable asset for our company.

Dennis Harvey - Truck Driver & Laborer


Dennis joined our team in 2017 as a truck driver and laborer after relocating back to the Houlton area. He has extensive driving experience and takes great pride in his work, his truck and the outcome of our projects. 

Matthew Sloat - Truck Driver


Matt joined our team in April of 2017 as a truck driver and will begin training as an operator. He comes to us with some equipment operating knowledge and education from Washington County Community College.

Priscilla Dow - Administrative Assistant


Priscilla is no new face to the industry as she was formerly with R.G. Dow Construction and when we purchased the company in 2012 she came on board part-time continuing her 35 plus years experience with J. McLaughlin Construction. Priscilla handles our payroll, accounts receivables as well as accounts payable. We are very fortunate to have her and she helps to make sure day to day office operations run smoothly.

Contact Us

J. McLaughlin Construction
174 Bangor Street
Houlton, ME 04730


Office: (207) 532-6335

Cell: (207) 694-2546

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