Robert M. Bolton became President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America at the association’s Annual Convention in San Diego, California, in March 2022.
Robert is the CEO and President of Arden Building Companies, LLC, a full-service mechanical, sheetmetal and electrical contractor offering engineering design, construction and maintenance services with more than 400 union workers across all his companies. The company is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, with offices serving the greater Boston, Massachusetts, Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island markets.
His desire to stay on top of the latest industry best practices keeps him busy on both the national and local levels. Locally, with the New England MCA, Inc., He is a member of the organization’s board of directors and the Industry Improvement Fund. He also serves as a trustee for the UA Local 51 and the IBEW Local 99 Pension Annuity plan and chairs the Collective Bargaining and Labor Management Committees. Nationally, along with his activities as President of the MCAA Board of Directors, he is also the Co-Chair of the Industrial Relations Council.
As a second generation union mechanical contractor, Robert views the partnership between the UA and MCAA as a key component to the continued success of our industry.
On a personal note, Bob enjoys spending time with his family. He loves skiing, boating, fishing and biking with his sons Douglas and Connor whenever they get a chance. Bob supports many local community programs such as the Rhode Island Food Bank and Rhode Island Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and the Rhode Island Boy Scouts of America where he recently received the Senator John H. Chafee Distinguished Citizen Award.