Jay Lafontaine

Estimator and Project Supervisor

Email Jay | Phone: 802-644-8875; ext. 104

Jay has been a leading proponent of pushing the limits of what G.W. Tatro Construction can do since joining leadership in 2010. He has long held that a sense of ingenuity is essential to the company’s longevity and to its character. “It’s what sets us apart from our competitors,” he says. He feels that it gives the company an edge in the combative heavy civil construction industry.   As such, Jay helped to lead G.W. Tatro into a technological overhaul that has kept the company on the cutting edge in a competitive industry.  He believes firmly in the idea of teamwork being the foundation of thorough, professional and creative work. He takes pride in working with site superintendents to bring about an integrative and collaborative approach to all levels and stages of a particular project.

At G.W. Tatro, Jay plays a central role in management, and the oversight of projects, from estimation to their completion. He carries with him an Associate’s Degree in Construction Practice and Management from Vermont Technical College, with over ten years’ experience working as a field engineer, and then a project manager and estimator. Though he tends to focus on site and civil work, he enjoys taking on a challenging array of jobs, from the 5 foot steel penstock replacement project in Danville, Vermont to the rebuilding of washed out railroads in Passumpsic, Vermont.

In his free time, Jay is an enthusiastic outdoorsman, with a particular knack for fishing and hunting. He can usually be found working at his home or lending a helping hand to friends and family.

Jay loves the challenge of his job. He enjoys facing different characteristics of a project that test his abilities to the limit. He also loves to be outdoors, which as a project supervisor, he gets his share of. He greatly enjoys working with the public- whether it be through municipalities, through the state, or even in devising ingenious ways to better manage traffic patterns during road work. Most of all, he feels an enormous sense of accomplishment at the end of a project.

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