Retirement of J. Fletcher Creamer, Jr. paves the way for new CEO and president
J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., an Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey member, recently announced the retirement of its longtime chief executive officer and introduced a new senior leadership team. J. Fletcher Creamer, Jr. (“Fletch”), the company’s CEO since 2006, and the grandson of founder J. Fletcher Creamer II, will retire in September 2020. Joseph “Joe” Walsh, who joined Creamer in 1995 and has served as its president since 2006, will become the new chief executive officer. Vice President Martin “Marty” Downs, Jr., who has been with the company since 2002, will become president. The changes are effective on July 1, 2020.
“I’m leaving the operation of the company that my grandfather and father started in incredibly capable hands,” says Fletch. “Joe and Marty know our company, our people and our clients. I have absolute confidence in their ability to continue growing Creamer and providing our customers with best-in-class services.”
The Creamer name has been synonymous with contracted services for nearly 100 years. The company was among the original contractors on the building of The George Washington Bridge in New York in the 1920’s. Creamer was acquired by APi Group, Inc. in 2016 and continues to operate as an independent brand within the APi family of companies.
“Following in Fletch’s footsteps is humbling,” says Walsh. “Fletch is an industry legend, not just in the northeast, but across the United States. The Creamer impact and legacy is hard to overstate, and I look forward to working with Marty to build upon our already strong reputation.”
“Our people truly are the differentiator at Creamer,” says Downs. “Creating strong leaders is part of the culture that the Creamer family built. We are incredibly fortunate to have a seasoned leadership team, including many who have been at Creamer for most of their careers. That continuity in leadership is one of our greatest assets, and I look forward to working with all of our leaders.”
J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. is a full-service contracting company serving the business community, governmental agencies, and utility clients throughout the continental United States. The company specializes in heavy and highway construction, as well as the installation of fiber optic cable and underground transmission lines for communication, cable TV, electric, gas and water systems. Founded in 1923 by J. Fletcher Creamer II, and headquartered in Hackensack, NJ, the company is recognized as one of the top contractors in the United States, with eight offices across New Jersey, New York and Maryland. J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. operates as an independent brand within the APi family of companies. More information can be found at www.jfcson.com.