Wright Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Seth Lawrence-Slavas of Leverett as President of Wright Builders Inc, effective Monday March 15, 2021, allowing Mark Ledwell to advance his retirement plans.

Everyone at Wright Builders recognizes with deep gratitude Mark’s years of service, support, innovation, and leadership. We will miss him! Please join us in congratulating Mark on this well-earned next chapter in his life.

Among Mark’s signature contributions was the preparation of the company to build two Living Building Challenge buildings through to completion and certification, making Wright Builders, Inc. the first firm in the world to do so. In addition, his hands-on contributions to the community are many, with perhaps his year-long effort to deliver the Children’s Advocacy Center in Greenfield a new facility for a fraction of its cost, as a standout.

Seth has demonstrated exceptional skill, knowledge, and understanding during his early years with us at Wright Builders, and will provide the company with a strong and innovative next generation of leadership. His background as a standout undergraduate and master’s student in the UMass program in Building and Construction technology, as well as many years of trade and business experience, provide a strong foundation. His groundbreaking commitment to regional timber engineering and development are most notable.

Concurrently, Seth has appointed Ryan Crandall of Granby as Vice-President for Project Development. Ryan has built on his Wentworth Institute design training with many years in pre-engineered building. Coming to Wright Builders allows Ryan to fulfill his goals of participation and innovation in the areas of sustainable design and construction, for which Wright Builders, Inc. is known.

Jonathan A. Wright, the firm’s founder, will continue to serve in an advisory role going forward.