Manchester, NH – The Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter’s Young Professionals Group (ABC YPG) has donated $1,000 to MY TURN, a Manchester youth services organization, in honor of Tim Barton, who recently passed away.
Barton was the executive vice president of DECCO, a mechanical contracting firm based in Brookline. Among many other contributions to the construction industry, Barton was an advocate for empowering young professionals to develop their careers within the building trades both through his active support of the ABC YPG and by fostering talent and drive in young employees at DECCO.
Joel Pickering, president of Manchester-based Denron Plumbing and HVAC and former YPG leadership committee member, volunteered an additional $500 donation. MY TURN will utilize all donations made in Barton’s name to provide a scholarship and supportive services to a young person beginning a career.
When asked for the most important leadership lesson he’s learned throughout his career, Barton replied simply with “Lead by example,” a pursuit in which he most undoubtedly succeeded.
MY TURN focuses on serving the “forgotten half” – economically, socially, and educationally disadvantaged youth in poorer communities – by providing comprehensive workforce recruitment, education, exploration, placement, and follow-up to ensure success in achieving career and education goals.