Tuesday, June 20, 2006
MacLean Construction Honours Retiring Owner Keith MacLean
Keith and brother Merrill took over their familyâ€™s business
in the 1960s, growing it into a highly recognizable
After more than 40 years of building, Keith MacLean is
retiring from his role as president and general manager of
his family owned business, MacLean Construction.
MacLean Construction was started by Malcolm MacLean, Keithâ€™s
father, over 60 years ago.
MacLean Construction is responsible for the construction of
many Island building, including St. Marksâ€™s Presbyterian
Church, Vogue Optical, Murphy Pharmacies, Andrews of
Stratford, Belvedere Funeral Home and numerous schools
across the province.
Over 150 co-workers, colleagues and friends attended the
retirement party held at the Charlottetown Yacht Club.
Well-wishers included Premier Pat Binns, Charlottetown MP
Shawn Murphy, former Construction Association of P.E.I.
general manager Francis Reid and MacLean Constructionâ€™s new
owner, Tim Banks of APM Group.
Keith and his brother, Merrill, took over the business in
the 1960s, growing MacLean Construction into one of the most
recognizable businesses in Charlottetown. MacLean was
recently inducted into the Construction Association of
P.E.I. as a lifetime member, having been involved in the
association since its inception.
But, aside from personal successes, it is the people
involved in the business that stand out most in MacLeanâ€™s
“My wife, Jean, and I are grateful to our many customers for
their business over the years and to our great staff for
their service and dedication,” he said. “I want to say thank
you to them because it is these people that made the
business successful and will continue to do so in the
The business will continue to be operated by current
personnel. Long time employee, Mike Lawlor, will take on the
new role of new vice-president and general manager of
Premier Pat Binns acknowledged MacLean for his contribution
to the Island construction industry and noted that it was
Keithâ€™s hard work and integrity that made him a leader in
the construction sector in Prince Edward Island.
“We congratulate Keith on his distinguished career, and wish
him well in his future endeavors,” said Binns.
MacLean Construction is now a member of APM of
companies, based in Charlottetown.