By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. of Hackensack, New Jersey, announced the retirement of CEO J. Fletcher Creamer, Jr. (“Fletch”), who has held the position since 2006.

Joseph “Joe” Walsh, who joined Creamer in 1995 and has served as president since 2006, is the new CEO. Vice President Martin “Marty” Downs, Jr., who has been with the company since 2002, is the new president. 

The changes were effective July 1.

The Creamer firm is a member of ARTBA’s Contractors Division through the Utility & Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey (UTCA). Creamer was among the original contractors building the George Washington Bridge in New York in the 1920’s. It was acquired by APi Group, Inc. in 2016 and continues to operate as an independent brand within the APi family of companies.

Above, left to right: J. Fletcher Creamer, Jr., Martin “Marty” Downs, Jr., and Joseph “Joe” Walsh.