Upper Marlboro, MD – Welch and Rushe, an award winning contracting company out of Upper Marlboro, MD has been providing outstanding services to their customers since 1966. Since its beginning the company has undergone many improvements to keep pace with the ever changing industry. Thursday, April 25, 2013, another milestone change was made with the promotion of James Cantrill to President of Welch and Rushe.

Mr. Cantrill has been in the mechanical contracting trade for nearly 40 years. He started his long career at the UA Mechanical Trades School in Dayton, Ohio, graduating in 1976 at the top of his class. During his time in the industry he has held both Plumbing and HVAC Masters licenses. He has also been an active participant in associations providing education and growth in our industry. He will continue his active involvement in local and national chapters of the AGC, MCAA, WBC and ASA. Jim joined the Welch and Rushe team in 2002 as a
project manager. His strong leadership skills and consistent dedication to the needs of the company and employees made him well suited for the role of Vice President of Project Management, which he earned in 2008. As he continued to demonstrate his exceptional abilities, Jim was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2011. Now as President, he will continue to maintain a very hands-on level of management of the large construction and service divisions, in addition to the oversight of the company.

Mr. Cantrill has proven himself to be very capable of taking the wheel,” commented CEO, David Welch. “We are all very excited to see what he has planned for the future of Welch and Rushe.” Since the inception of the company almost 47 years ago, one value has remained at the core of every operation and transaction: exceptional customer service. In his time with Welch and Rushe, Jim has displayed just that. He also has an all-inclusive knowledge of the business and trade. With his extensive and versatile experiences in the industry, there was no one better qualified for the position and responsibility.