We’re working with smart people who are driving development and change locally and impacting the blueprint of important initiatives like Boston’s Innovation District.That’s where attracting entrepreneurs, breaking barriers to entry, creating affordable housing, improving commerce and the economy in Massachusetts will all pay big dividends.Current Industry and Community Involvement • Advisory Board, UMass Lowell Francis College of Engineering • Immediate Past Chairman, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts • Chairman of the Board of Directors, New England Center for Homeless Veterans • Board of Directors, Navy Civil Engineer Corps/Seabee Historical Foundation • Board of Directors, The Village Bank, Newton Massachusetts • Chairman of the Board, Leading Cities James Apodaca is a Project Executive with construction in his DNA. Martini, where he spent 6 years as a Project Manager and ran Martini’s Miami office. He has managed the construction of three million square feet of concrete tilt up warehousing and manufacturing facilities.
Joe has a degree in Civil Engineering from UMass Lowell and an MBA from Boston University. Martini, an executive at Macomber and later as a senior executive at Shawmut, before starting his own firm in 2002.
He joined the Navy after college and then pursued a career in the construction industry. In September, 2009, after twenty-eight years of military service concurrent with his civilian career, Joe retired as a Captain in the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
Born and raised in New Mexico, James now lives in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood…an ideal location for a self-proclaimed foodie!
When James is not savoring the neighborhood’s bustling restaurant scene, he loves to entertain at home, playing sommelier and showing off his own culinary skills with friends and family.
In his free time, James also enjoys traveling, golf and skiing.
I’m living my dream project…which somehow turned into a 15 year nightmare along the way.
Joe has the global perspective of a business executive with 28 years of military service…
and the local ties of a Newton resident who remains firmly rooted in the community he grew up in.
I’d rather spend my energy developing my capacity, than limit myself by pursuing balance. I am reminded on a daily basis that it’s our employees’ commitment and dedication that have gotten us to where we are now and, more importantly, that’s paving the way for the future. I want to focus on making the people here successful.