About Our Company

Phil LaClaire has spent over 40 years in the construction and design industry. Upon graduating from the University of Maine Engineering School at Orono, Maine in 1972, Phil began his career in the design and construction market place as a tradesman for New England Telephone Company. He proceeded into the electrical trade, following in the footsteps of his father, Alden LaClaire, P.E. After two years as a tradesman Phil joined the engineering company of E. C. Jordan, Co. of Portland, Maine where he was introduced to the construction administration and management career that he still enjoys, more than 35 years later.

During Phil’s career he has been the general manager of a construction companies’ branch office, a director and general manager of a construction management firm, project manager for an Agency CM firm in the early days of Construction Management in the northeast, and director of the construction administration department of one of the largest architectural firms north of Boston.

In 1995, Phil decided to provide construction project management and consulting services with his own company. He provided project management to his business associates at Shaws Supermarkets. Phil managed the construction of Shaw’s plazas in Colchester and Berlin, Vermont, and in Tilton and Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Since those earlier days as PML Project Management, Phil has serviced academic clients such as Dartmouth College, Cardigan Mountain School, College of the Atlantic, the Poland Spring Maine School District, the Falmouth Maine School District and the Scarborough Maine School Department. PML’s service to Dartmouth College has included some twenty projects, including major residence hall clusters, social and dining facilities, athletic facilities, and two academic buildings. PML enjoyed serving Dartmouth for nearly fifteen years with project management and consulting services.

Phil has enjoyed the opportunity to serve the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine in the development of their recent student housing cluster, offices, and social commons projects. This extraordinary campus on the shore of Frenchman’s Bay is managed by a very professional and pleasant staff maintaining the superb world-renown reputation of quality and environmentally responsible campus development. It is indeed a privilege for PML and a benefit to current and future clients to have served the College of the Atlantic as their project manager. Apparently President David Hales agrees. At the recent ribbon cutting ceremony of the Student Housing project, President Hales announced that hiring PML Project Management, Inc was the “best money the school has ever spent”!

PML serves the medical service providers industry as the project manager for Intermed’s new facility in Portland and Yarmouth, Maine. They have used Phil as their project manager of the tenant fit-up contract for their location in the 10 story INTERMED building in Portland, Maine. Phil’s experience in all facets of the industry (Engineering, architectural, construction management, general contracting, and claims consulting) equipped him to meet the challenge of coordinating the fit-up of Intermed’s four floor clinic, imaging center, and operating rooms, with the landlord lease agreement terms, the core/shell contractor, the medical equipment delivery and installation, and the move management.