J.L. Marshall and Sons Chairman Leo Marshall Dies

Monday, November 23, 2020


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J.L. Marshall and Sons Chairman Leo Marshall has died. 

Marshall was the chairman of J.L. Marshall and Sons, a family-owned and operated business since 1933.

The company assisted in constructing major projects in Rhode Island and throughout New England such as Boston’s World Trade Center, Gillette Stadium, the Providence Place Mall, and the Kent County Court House. 

Greg Mancini with BuildRI, which Marshall co-founded, provided the following statement. 

BuildRI Statement

It is with a very heavy heart that BuildRI announces the passing of its co-founder Leo V. Marshall. 

In 1999 Mr. Marshall co-founded BuildRI, a unique construction industry partnership that has significantly advanced labor/management cooperation thereby increasing job and worker opportunities for local union contractors and workers. 

Since its inception, the organization negotiated near $5 billion worth of all union local construction work through project labor agreements that created job opportunities for hundreds of local contractors and work opportunities for thousands of local union tradesman and women. 

According to BuildRI chairman James L. Carr, Jr., CEO of H. Carr and Sons, Inc., “Leo was an industry giant. He was not only a mentor of mine but a dear friend. He will be sorely missed.” 

Arrangements will be announced by Mr. Marshall’s family. 


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