Lakeside Concrete Cutting was founded in Newport, Maine by Earle Peters in the late 1970s. Earle moved to Maine as a union electrician working at the Sappi mill. He soon started his own electrical business, Lakeside Electric and hired his first employee in 1980. Earle had his own coring equipment and began coring for plumbing companies. By 1990 the electrical industry became more competitive and Earle saw the need for a specialty concrete removal contactor in the area. He cut his first doorway at Waldo County Hospital with rented equipment. In the 1990s, Lakeside’s name changed to Lakeside Electric & Concrete Cutting. Eventually the concrete removal business became so busy, there was no time for electrical work, except for during the winter. In 2012, Lakeside Concrete Cutting, Inc. became an s-corporation in the State of Maine. Earle’s youngest son, Ryan Peters, began working for him in High School and College. Ryan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management Technology from the University of Maine in 2006. Ryan worked in the construction industry as an engineer and project manager for three companies in Maine, Massachusetts and Maryland from 2006-2012. Ryan began taking over the family business in 2012 and became the President and sole owner in June 2015 when Earle retired. Today Ryan consistently employs a staff of 25-40 employees who typically have about seven different projects running on a daily basis.
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