Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter in Manchester, through its Young Professionals Group (ABC YPG) donated $1,000 to MY TURN in honor of Tim Barton of DECCO. MY TURN is a Manchester youth services organization focused on serving economically, socially, and educationally disadvantaged youth in poorer communities. The nonprofit provides workforce recruitment, education, exploration, placement, and follow up to ensure the success of those they help.
Barton, who recently passed away, was executive vice president of DECCO, a mechanical contracting firm based in Brookline. He was an advocate for empowering young professionals to develop their careers within the building trades. He supported the ABC YPG and had a passion for fostering talent and drive in young employees at DECCO.
Upon learning of the donation, Joel Pickering, president of Manchester-based Denron Plumbing and HVAC and former YPG leadership committee member, added $500 to the fund. MY TURN will use the donations made in Barton’s name to provide a scholarship and supportive services to a young person beginning their career.
In May 2019, the ABC YPG interviewed Barton for their Mentor Moment, a segment that features exceptional business leaders and their advice for young professionals. "When asked for the most important leadership lesson he learned throughout his career, Barton replied simply with 'Lead by example.' ... The ABC YPG community will carry on Barton’s legacy in its mission to develop, empower, and connect young professionals within the construction industry and beyond," according to a statement.
Donations to MY TURN can be sent to 340 Granite Street, Manchester, NH 03102.