The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance's (MHSA)
14th Annual Spring Fundraising Event
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Since 1969, Jay Cashman has directed the growth of one of the country’s major marine and general contracting firms. Over the years, Jay Cashman, Inc. and its affiliates have evolved from a home improvement start-up to an organization of more than 1,000 people, operating in 35 states, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Recently, Cashman vaulted into second place, among the largest dredging and marine companies in the United States.
Cashman’s affiliated companies are involved in water storage, marine barge and vessel leasing, real estate, power plant maintenance, and renewable energy. Mr. Cashman is an expert in marine construction, heavy civil construction and demolition. The public and private sector projects completed by his firms have earned national recognition for their complexity and engineering significance.
Mr. Cashman is past President of the Construction Industries of Massachusetts (CIM). In 1995, Mr. Cashman spearheaded the successful statewide initiative petition drive for Ballot Question 8, mandating increased funding for the rebuilding of Massachusetts’ infrastructure.
Mr. Cashman has served as a director or trustee on various academic, charitable, community, corporate, and cultural boards.
Mr. Cashman is most proud of the significant contributions made to so many deserving charitable organizations. Mr. Cashman and the employees of the company have contributed their time, money and other resources to a number of organizations and projects supporting the community including youth activities (the Quincy Rowing Center), community improvement projects (planting 30,000 trees in the City of Quincy), education (Boston University, Thayer Academy), and medical research (Massachusetts General Hospital). Jay is very excited about a bridge program he is funding in Haiti to build 20 bridges over the next ten years to help the people in this country.
Cashman has always been environmentally conscious and has focused on minimizing its environmental impact. The goal of Jay Cashman, Inc. and its affiliated company, Patriot Renewables, is to erase the company’s carbon footprint. With our currently operating wind farms, the projects on the horizon, and our plans for future endeavors, we are determined to be a significant player in our nation’s efforts to lower the need for fossil fuels in America.