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The Team.

At Century, we understand that complex construction projects can be completed successfully only when everyone works together. That’s why our culture is founded on teamwork and cooperation, both on-site and in the office. We work closely with the general contractor and other tradespeople to make their jobs easier and more efficient, which in turn does the same for us. 

Simply put, teamwork is who we are and what we’re about — and that will never change.  

 

Leadership

Joel Trojan

President & CEO

Joel founded Century Drywall in 1991 with his brother, John, and brother-in-law, Michael Elliott. He has served as the company’s sole owner since Michael’s retirement in 2011 and John’s in 2013. Joel was named CEO in 2008 and currently oversees the entirety of the company’s operations in close collaboration with his executive team. Under his leadership, Century has grown into one of the largest and most respected drywall companies in New England. This success is born from Joel’s years of experience across all dimensions of the industry: After working in the field for 10 years as a union carpenter and foreman, he transitioned into the office, where he served as an estimator, project manager, and project executive before assuming his current position. 

Ryan Simons

Chief Operations Officer

Ryan began his career at Century Drywall in 1999, doing everything from deliveries to on-site labor to carpentry. Since then he has worked in a variety of roles in estimating and project management.  In 2010, he was promoted to Director of Project Management and in 2018 Chief Operations Officer.  He currently oversees all projects in coordination with project managers, warehouse operations, and safety staff. Ryan is also an influential member of the company’s Drywall operations, working closely with our superintendents and estimators. He holds a Bachelor of Science in construction management and an Associate Degree in architectural engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Bill Woodside

Vice President of Operations

Bill joined Century Drywall in 2006 as a project manager and quickly advanced to become a project executive and general manager for a satellite office in Quincy, MA. In 2010, he was named Vice President of Operations. Bill currently oversees the Paint and Fireproofing operations, along with estimations for all divisions and client relationships. He also works closely with project managers and superintendents to ensure that Drywall operations run smoothly. Before joining the Century team, Bill had already built an extensive portfolio of construction experience. He entered the industry in 1984 as a taper, later becoming a union carpenter, carpenter foreman, estimator, project manager, and eventually operations manager for his previous company.   

Anne Marie Vieira

Director of Finance & Risk Management, EEO

When Anne Marie joined Century Drywall in 2007, she brought 13 years of experience in the insurance industry with her. As a risk manager, she used her expertise to make significant improvements to the safety culture of the company, including the creation of a new safety program and human resources department. Over the next several years, Anne Marie supervised and purchased all of Century’s insurance needs and worked with the owners to streamline financial systems. Anne Marie was appointed to her current position in 2012, and her responsibilities include managing the company’s insurance programs, financial accounting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and human resources. Anne Marie graduated from the Katharine Gibbs School of Business and Bristol Community College with an Associate Degree in business administration.

Roger Simons

General Superintendent

Roger joined Century Drywall in 1994 as a carpenter foreman. He progressed steadily within the company and was chosen for his current position in 2001. Since then he has supervised many of the company’s largest and most significant projects. One of his primary responsibilities is the oversight of Century’s considerable drywall labor force, including the project foremen and jobsite engineers. In addition to supporting field employees, he works closely with all estimators and project managers. Roger also plays a vital role by advising the executive team on major operational decisions. Prior to joining Century, Roger worked as a union carpenter and later as a project foreman.

Joe Medeiros

General Superintendent

Joe began working for Century Drywall in 1997 as a first-year apprentice carpenter. During his four-year apprenticeship, Joe worked on many different types of projects and learned every aspect of his trade. Shortly after becoming a journeyman in 2001, he worked as an assistant foreman and eventually became a foreman himself. Over the next 13 years, Joe was involved in some of the biggest projects in our company’s history. At the beginning of 2015, Joe was promoted to his current position as General Superintendent. He now works with the other General Superintendents to oversee the Drywall labor force, project foremen, and jobsite engineers. In addition to supporting the field employees, he works closely with the estimators and project managers. Joe also plays a vital role in the company operations by working closely with the executive team on all major company decisions.

Mike Percival

General Superintendent

Mike began his career at Century Drywall in 1997 as a Carpenter Apprentice after graduating from New England Tech with an Associates in Building Construction. Over the years he has taken on increasing levels of responsibility and managed projects of growing complexity, eventually being named General Superintendent in 2016.  Career highlights include some of the most complex and intricate projects in the company’s history including Yale Residential, Novartis, Baystate Medical, Citizens, and Worcester Trial Court. In his current role, he works cooperatively with other General Superintendents to oversee the Drywall labor force, project foremen, and jobsite engineers. Mike also plays a vital role in company operations by working closely with the executive team on all major company decisions.

Kevin Howland

Corporate Safety Director

Prior to joining Century Drywall in 2008, Kevin had already accumulated substantial qualifications and more than 11 years of experience in the field of occupational safety. In his current role overseeing the company’s safety program, Kevin has helped drastically improve the company’s MOD rating, increased safety awareness, and strengthened the safety culture – making Century one of the most safety-conscious subcontractors in the industry. In addition, Kevin serves as an authorized outreach trainer for OSHA & MSHA and has personally trained thousands of construction professionals over the course of his career. He is a graduate of SUNY Delhi and Keene State College, and holds an Associate Degree in construction technology and a Bachelor of Science in safety and occupational health.

The Team In The Field