Board Of Directors

Darren St Peter, President

Darren St Peter is a native of Millinocket, ME. He is a 1992 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering Technology. Upon graduation, he sailed for 7 ½ years with American Maritime Officers Union (AMO) in the Merchant Marine. He is a licensed USCG 2nd Assistant Engineer of Steam Vessels of Unlimited Horsepower. After meeting his wife Dee Dee on a plane, he decided to give up his sea legs and settle in Portland, Maine where he worked under his State of Maine Second Class Engineers License as lead boiler operator at B&M Baked Beans for one year. He was then hired by his water treatment vendor, Nalco Chemical, where he worked for 8 years as a District Sales Representative. During his time with Nalco, he was approached by competitor Barclay Water Management who offered him the District Manager position he currently holds. Along with his Area Managers, Darren maintains a $2.2 million district servicing clients from office buildings, manufacturing facilities to the power industry and any site with industrial water treatment needs, specializing in boiler, cooling and waste water treatment systems.

Darren and his family reside in Raymond, Maine. He has been happily married for thirteen years and has a 7 year old son Dylan. He is active in the Raymond community coaching baseball, soccer and basketball. He and his family enjoy boating on Sebago Lake and skiing the surrounding mountains of Shawnee Peak and Sunday River. Darren holds the position of President of Chapter 119 Maine, a local chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineers (AFE).

Gary E. Smith, Vice-President

Gary E. Smith is a native of Arlington, Massachusetts. He and his wife Jane own Smith Brothers Maintenance Company, Inc., which has been in business for more than 40 years. They serve the Greater Boston, New Hampshire and southern Maine area businesses. Smith Brothers provides the full range of janitorial and general contracting services to more than 40 businesses. The business has employed up to 45 men and women. Gary's motto is "No job too big, no job too small, we do it all".

Gary graduated from Arlington High School in 1973. Gary's first job was a computer operator at Cambridge Trust during his high school years but became successful starting Smith Brothers Maintenance at the age of eighteen. In 1990 Gary sold his Boston accounts to his brother and moved Smith Brothers headquarters to Portsmouth, NH. In Portsmouth, Gary ran the company with his wife. Shortly after moving to NH, he decided to expand from strictly Janitorial to Contracting and Janitorial. Currently, Smith Brothers covers the areas of Portland, ME all the way to Boston, MA. Smith Brothers has fifteen employees that maintain all your contracting needs from minor build outs to full facility maintenance.

Gary has been happily married for twenty-four years and has three children. The couple has two daughters who have graduated college and one son, a senior at Wentworth Institute of Technology, who intends to take over the family business. Gary has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1981 where has held titles of Convention Coordinator and State Council Director. He is Vice President of Chapter 119 Maine, a local chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineers (AFE).

Raymond A. Sargent, Secretary

Raymond A. Sargent is a Sanford, Maine native. He and Claire, his wife of more than 43 years, have two children, Jeannie Anne (deceased) and Raymond, Jr. (RJ), a Chemical Engineer for Proctor and Gamble in Ohio. They are also proud grand-parents of a grand-daughter, Anna.

Ray and Claire met at the University of Southern Maine. Upon graduation, they both taught in Lewiston area schools and then in Amenia, New York. Ray completed his Master’s degree studies in mathematics at the University of New York at Albany while Claire continued teaching third grade. Following graduate school, Ray was employed as the Director of Operations for a private security firm in Poughkeepsie, New York which employed more than 200 security guards. In 1978, he returned to Maine and worked as a Production Supervisor at Davidson Rubber in New Hampshire until being hired in 1980 as a specialist in the Personnel Office at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Ray retired in 2013 as the Director of Human Resources for Navy Installations in Maine.

Ray is active in the St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Sanford and serves as Eucharistic Minister, Scheduler and Lector. He is currently a member of the St. Thomas School Board, is Past President of the Pastoral Council and a CCD teacher. He is the Immediate Past State Deputy of the Maine State Council of the Knights of Columbus where he was responsible for 8,900 brother knights. He is currently the Master of the Fourth Degree in Maine, responsible for supervising the activities of more than 3,800 Sir Knights throughout the state.

Ray has always been civic minded. He was a Town Meeting member for 20 years, was active in Band Boosters, local sports organizations, and many other civic activities. Ray served several years as a Credit Union board member, coach, umpire and referee. He has served on various community committees including Guest House, the Diocesan Pro-Life Committee, and as School Board Chairman. He currently serves as an election worker at the voting polls.

Since his retirement, Ray has worked for Smith Brothers Maintenance Company Inc. as Executive Vice President. He is also the Secretary of Chapter 119 Maine, a local chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE).

Sam Smith, Treasurer

Sam Smith graduated from York High School in 2010 and is currently a senior at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam majors in Business Management at Wentworth and is one course away from receiving a Communications Certificate.

Sam is twenty-one and grew up in York Beach, Maine along the ocean and currently lives in Boston. He has two sisters, Ashley, a music teacher at Brunswick High School in Maine and Kara, who works in sales for Trip Advisor. His parents work for a family owned business called Smith Brothers Maintenance Company/General Contracting.

For the past four years, Sam has been working for two companies. He works for Marlowe Building & Design, a contracting business that remodels houses and renovates kitchens and bathrooms, and for Smith Brothers Maintenance Company/General Contracting where he holds the position of Project Manager. Smith Brothers is his father's business which he intends to take over. Sam is also a first degree member of the Knights of Columbus and is Treasurer of Chapter 119 Maine, a local chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineers (AFE).

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President Darren St. Peter
Vice PresidentGary Smith
Secretary Raymond Sargent
Treasurer Samuel Smith
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