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Our Mission

At Mainely Trusses it is our mission to provide our clients with the highest quality products using safe and modern practices. We will respect our resources and minimize their waste. We will be a good corporate citizen, helping to create opportunities for others so that they may improve themselves.

At Mainely Trusses we are committed to providing superior quality products accompanied with unparalleled service. We strive to create and foster lasting relationships with our partners through our innovation, integrity, service, and quality.

The Mainely Trusses Team

These are the people that help make Mainely Trusses the company it is. Their hard work and dedication have helped transform Mainely Trusses from a small local supplier into one of New Englands largest and most well-respected truss manufacturers.

Mike Boulet - General Manager

Mike has been around wood and manufacturing since his early childhood in Quebec. After graduating from Bryant University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, he began his current career with Mainely Trusses. In 1993 Mike took over the helm of Mainely Trusses and has been instrumental in guiding the company for a quarter century. In 2018 he sold the company to Hancock Lumber and now serves as the general manager for the truss manufacturing operation. Depending on the season, Mike can be caught doing any of the following during his free time: coaching or playing hockey, gliding over the water on his slalom or trick ski, woodworking or travelling to some random destination in the world. He resides in Palermo with his wife Jody, their 3 children and Lola the dog.

Dave Viens - Design Manager

Dave Viens began his career as a draftsman for local architects. His many years of drafting experience and subsequent tenure at a local retail lumber company set the ground work for his sales and design position at Mainely Trusses. Since his start with MT in 1997, Dave has continued to develop the necessary skills and experience to complete the most complex projects. As head designer, he is responsible for the work of the design staff, including distribution of projects and review of all orders being sent out to production. He enjoys motorcycling, camping and spending time with his wife Kris and their son Michael in scenic Belgrade Lakes, ME.

Dave Arbour - Senior Designer

Through the years David has never been one to shy away from a challenge. He taught himself how to play chess at the early age of 8, learned tennis at 15 and made the varsity team just a year later and most recently taught himself how to use a computer at the age of 43. David’s experience, skill and determination has helped him become one of the most creative truss designers at Mainely Trusses. With the company for nine years now, he has helped Mainely Trusses grow from a small local truss supplier to a respected industry leader within Northern New England. In his spare time he has focused his energy to mastering the sport, some would say art, of fly-fishing. So when he comes in to work on Mondays and announces he was in the middle of a wonderful hatch, we know he's not talking about chickens.

Justin Harkins - Designer

Justin joined the Mainely Trusses' design and sales team in 2008. Along with his calm and easy going manner, his previous 7 years in the field as a carpenter help him greatly in providing superior design services to our customers. Outside of work Justin spends his free time enjoying Maine's wilderness including but not limited to fishing and hunting. One of Justin's favorite things to do in the summer is set out for camping trips with fiancée Kelly and their three children, Cooper, Audrey and Bella.

Ken Lee - Designer

Ken has been working in the construction industry since 1998. With a degree in Architectural Engineering he has a wide range of experience from design to project management and everything in between. He is now back at Mainely Trusses, Inc. after a stint as a project manager for a post & beam construction company. In his spare time he likes to enjoy the great outdoor activities here in Maine, everything from fishing to camping to paintball. When the weather cooperates he can be found on his motorcycle cruising the roads of our great State.

Gary Littlefield - Designer

Gary is the newest member of our design team but not without a great deal of relevant experience to help him provide excellent service to our customers. Sixteen years of truss design plus 8 years in construction and 15 years of lumberyard experience. He must enjoy what he does, because he travels 99 miles round-trip every day to make it happen! Personal interests include kayaking, photography, auto racing (as a spectator!) and playing one of his seven guitars. Working with numbers all day forces him to work on crossword puzzles in his spare time to make sure his brain develops evenly. Gary lives in Winterport with his wife and two grandchildren.

Jason Marchand - Designer

As the newest member of the design team, Jason joined Mainely Trusses in May of 2016. Jason has a carpentry background in commercial and residential construction, having worked in the industry since 1988, and enjoys bringing that experience to bear serving our customers. He enjoys spending his personal time playing disc golf, going on nature walks, working around the house, and spending quality time with his wife, Jenny and son, Joseph.

Judy Rancourt - Head Bookkeeper

After many years of bookkeeping experience, Judy joined the staff of Mainely Trusses in 2007 as the head bookkeeper. By day, she is a serious number cruncher. Nights and weekends, she’s a big kid that loves to play. During the summer you can find Judy water skiing, knee boarding or wake boarding. When the water is frozen, Judy keeps active cross country skiing and skate skiing. All year, Judy can be seen riding a bicycle. She’s not too picky with the vehicle to be pedaled; having been spotted on a single, tandem, road, mountain or ice bike (we’re still looking for the cyclo photo). Family comes first, and she can almost always be found with her husband and son, who enjoy the same activities. When not working, skiing or biking, Judy has been known to cook, clean, garden, mow the lawn, crochet and love a daily Sudoku challenge.

Missy Boissonneault - Assistant Bookkeeper

Missy has lived in Central Maine her entire life. After graduating from Lawrence High School she attended and graduated from Central Beauty School. Finally, in 2003 Missy’s career path landed her at Mainely Trusses. As the assistant bookkeeper, she is responsible for various accounting tasks necessary to help the business run smoothly. When not working Missy takes pleasure in camping, hunting and spending time with her greatest treasure, family. Any available spare time and energy is focused on the construction and completion of her home.

Rick Dube - Outside Support/Sales

Rick Dube has been swinging a hammer for nearly as long as he can remember. Who would have guessed that helping his grandfather build things would be the intro to a career? Transitioning from occasional home projects to actual construction, Rick worked for a local contractor throughout high school and college. After graduating from the University of Hartford with a degree in Architectural Engineering Rick moved back home to Pittston. He went to work at Bath Iron Works in their Structural Design department. After four years of steel design work, the opportunity came to get back into the building construction industry. Having missed working with wood, coupled with the opportunity to use his education as it was intended, Rick joined the Mainely Trusses design team in February 2002. From in-house design, he has transitioned to outside sales and support. In this position, he can use his design and building experience, as well as the liaison training he received at BIW to interact directly with our customers in the field. Rick is an avid outdoorsman and spends as much time as possible in the wilds of Maine. His passions are snowmobiling, fly-fishing and hunting with his Springer Spaniels. As a registered Maine guide, Rick has the privilege of sharing with others his knowledge and love of the outdoors. He could be found in the woods anywhere on any given weekend!

Rick Ross - Shop Manager

Rick was promoted to Shop Foreman at Mainely Trusses on 1/1/19. Rick joined Mainely Trusses in 2004 as an Assembler. His deep knowledge of the operations has been invaluable and he will tell you he best loves the family atmosphere and working with the team. He feels they are a close group and he values his relationships with his co-workers! Rick brings solid skills from his time in the US Army and is a disciplined individual who gained supervisory experience from the military. He also worked for five years with the railroad.

Pete Roy - Designer

Pete started at Mainely Trusses in November of 2018, after working 17 years in residential and commercial construction—with fourteen years as a salesman for a retail lumber yard, and 3 years as a commercial construction superintendent. Growing up in Waterville, the son of a brick mason, he has been around construction his entire life. As a teenager he worked under his dad as a mason’s tender and quickly realized that the construction field was where he was meant to be. Pete brings top notch customer service and years of building experience and knowledge to the job. He loves spending time with his wife Lisa and their three children, not to mention their three cats and their Rough Collie. In his free time Pete loves to watch sports of all kinds and is a lifelong Boston Bruins, New England Patriots, and Red Sox fan. If there’s no game on, you can find him either in the woodworking shop building cabinets or out in the field installing hardwood stairways. Most of all, he loves to spend time in his boat fishing for brook trout and salmon, or just enjoying the lake and Maine’s great outdoors. His favorite place to go to relax is Moosehead Lake.