Quality Work by Quality People
Prescott Metal aims to provide its employees with the tools and knowledge required to fulfill our obligations to our customers. In addition, Prescott Metal provides its employees with a safe workplace. In doing so, Prescott Metal strives to be a company that any employee can point to with pride as their employer.Careers
History of Our Sheet Metal Fabrication
Prescott Metal was founded in 1918 by Chris Prescott, a young English blacksmith and sheet metal worker who came to America in search of a new life. During the ensuing years, Prescott Metal prospered as a small family-owned sheet metal shop, servicing business and industrial firms within a thirty-mile radius of Biddeford, Maine. In 1964, our company expanded its services and market area. Since then, employment has more than tripled, the plant has expanded eight times, and new state-of-the-art machinery and capabilities are continually added.
Over 100 years later, Prescott Metal is known as one of New England’s best custom sheet metal fabricators. Today, Prescott Metal is a supplier of precision sheet metal, structural components, and precision tubular frames for various machinery and equipment manufacturers. We deal primarily in stainless steel, aluminum, and carbon steel fabrications.
With our precision equipment and highly trained, experienced personnel, we can maintain dimensional tolerances of +/- .005 of an inch and angular tolerances of +/- ½ degree. As part of our value add to customers, we powder coat our manufactured product to the requirements of our customers and provide quality silk screening services in-house. Our delivery fleet allows us to deliver finished goods to our customers on time and in good condition without using common carriers.
Our Sheet Metal Experts
Prescott Metal has a highly trained, highly skilled workforce. Seven of our eighty-plus employees have a combined total of more than 200 years in the trade with us. This is a testament to the fact that we truly recognize our employees’ value; their skill, experience, and attention to detail are the reasons for our longevity and continued success.
John Grondin, President & CEO
John Grondin started at Prescott Metal as a sheet metal fabricator back when he was still in high school, when the company was owned by his father. John studied accounting and worked closely with his father, learning through hands-on experience how to manage a growing company. Today, John is President and CEO of Prescott Metal, and he is very involved in the business’s day-to-day operations.
Matt Arpin, Director of Operations
Matt started with Prescott Metal in 2006 after 6 years at Ford Motor Company in their Manufacturing Leadership Program, working in various manufacturing and engineering roles. He leads the Engineering, Production, and Quality teams at Prescott Metal. Matt has a Finance and Operations degree from Boston College and an MBA for MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Steve St. Ours, Production Manager
Steve started at Prescott Metal more than 30 years ago as a sheet metal fabricator and quickly became his department’s lead fabricator. Steve helped Prescott Metal develop methods of finishing stainless steel fabrications which helped us rise above our competition. To this day, many of the high-end users of stainless fabrication come to us for the quality of our work. Today, Steve is the Production Manager of Prescott Metal and is instrumental in training, coaching, and managing our employees, ensuring that Prescott remains ahead of our competition.
Gary Dumas, Inside Sales Manager
Gary started at Prescott Metal more than 30 years ago as a sheet metal fabricator and quickly became one of the top fabricators in his department. After 15 years of metal fabrication, Gary was promoted to production foreman. He managed the day-to-day on the shop floor, the needs of the employees, and the workflow. 5 years later, Gary moved into the estimating department and quickly became one of the best estimators in the department. In 2021 Gary was promoted to inside sales manager and had never looked back. He brings a lifetime of experience in sheet metal fabrication and frame fabrication.
Peter Gallagher, Outside Sales Manager
Peter started at Prescott Metal more than 10 years ago. He began working as an estimator with 10 years of experience in the metal industry while working for LB Foster, a well-known fabricator of Steel bridges and fabricated structural steel products. He started learning about our customers and how we care for them. Very quickly he played an integral role in our sales department. In 2020 he became our outside sales manager and had never looked back. Peter oversees all new business development and maintains relationships with our accounts.