Aroostook Trusses is a family owned business established in 1996. With a work force consisting of sales staff, designers, manufacturing and delivery all in one building. The company has positioned itself to serve all Maine communities.
Garry Nelson Sr. and his wife Debbie in partnership with Harris Nickerson moved from general construction and started Aroostook Trusses with the intention of establishing a business geared towards meeting the needs of local contractors. Garry, Harris and the rest of the Nelson Family have participated in all components of manufacturing including Design, Cutting, Production, and Delivery.
......son of Garry Nelson Sr., Garry JR. has worked in all aspects of the company. He joined the team in 2002. As the son of a contractor he has had many opportunities to learn the building trade first hand. His area of expertise is in the larger commercial designs. Outside of design, he handles day-to-day operations including manufacturing and delivery. His eye for detail and knowledge of the industry make him a strong leader.
Lead Designer and Outside Sales
......Sheldon Hyde came to Aroostook Trusses in 2004. He graduated from the drafting program at Northern Maine Technical College in Presque Isle Maine in 1993. After graduating from NMTC he worked designing logging trailers before migrating to one of the local hardware stores. He also designs houses under the name of "The Design Guy". Sheldon's out of the box thinking makes him our choice for high-end residential design. Sheldon is our outside salesman, he travels throughout the state meeting with our clients.
Lead Designer, Sales and QC Supervisor
......Shawn Lizotte began working at Aroostook Trusses in 2006. Shawn graduated from the drafting program at Northern Maine Technical College in Presque Isle Maine in 1999. He did heating, ventilation and air conditioning design after graduating for one summer and "As-built" design work for a large manufacturing plant the following summer. He designed waste water disposal systems in conjunction with a local soils engineer for 14 years. His IT knowledge has been a great asset to the company. Shawn has run our TPI quality control program since 2010.
Lead Designer and Sales
......Elizabeth, the daughter of Debbie and Garry Sr., joined our team in 2014. Elizabeth is our newest Salesperson and truss designer. Elizabeth married long time Aroostook Trusses truss builder Matt Elliott in 2015 and as a result she has a larger understanding of how design and manufacturing go hand in hand making her an invaluable asset to the company.
Truss and Wall Panel Designer......New to the team but old to the craft, Jeremy has 20+ years of experience as a builder, framer, lead man and finish carpenter. He’s familiar with building practices statewide and has applied this background to designing roof systems and wall panels for commercial and residential applications.