Our Team

I am thoroughly impressed by Douston's integrity, commitment to quality, teamwork and your we can make it work attitude. I would build again with you without hesitation and I would recommend you highly to anyone.

—SC April 11, 2016

The average Douston employee has clocked
more than 12 years with the company.


Southern Maine Construction Professionals.

Our full office and field staff will provide excellent customer service throughout your project. Shawn, Gail, and all of our project managers and staff strive to achieve total customer satisfaction with each and every home we build.
We work in partnership with each client and with our architects, designers, and experienced artisans and craftsmen to create some of the most beautiful custom homes in Maine. Regardless of your project size, your home will receive our same intense expertise and attention to every detail.

Shawn Douston

President and Partner

Shawn founded Douston Construction in 1985 with Gail, his wife and business partner. Shawn uses his personal ideals as a base for his business. Quality workmanship, timely completion, fair costing, honesty, dependability, and great customer service are all packaged in a Douston Construction product. His problem solving skills and keen eye for growth and development have made his company one of Maine’s premier construction firms.  He is quoted as saying, “We are a progressive construction firm. We offer services that meet the needs of our customers by being consistently on time and within budget.” This viewpoint demonstrates his philosophy of customer satisfaction. He truly understands that the customer’s needs come first. If the customer is happy, then Douston Construction has been successful.

Career Background

Shawn is from Benedicta Maine, a small rural farming community in Northern Maine. Prior to founding Douston Construction, he worked for Roberge Construction. There he started as a Carpenter Helper and left as a Lead Carpenter. He also worked for Keeley Construction, a Portland-based commercial construction company working as an apprentice mason. Shawn graduated from Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute with a degree in Masonry & Related Construction.

Shawn and Gail are the proud parents of three sons, Logan, Garth, and Blake. Shawn enjoys the outdoors, hiking, gardening, and being involved in the extra-curricular activities that come with a growing family.

Contact Shawn:  Shawn@douston.com


Production Manager

Bill has been with Douston Construction since 1993. While he has a specialized background in custom cabinets and finish carpentry, Bill is also one of our Site Supervisors from frame through finish. Bill’s attention to detail and expertise in the finish carpentry area make him a crucial member of the Douston team.

Career Background

Bill is from Rochester New Hampshire. He attended Stratham Technical College for two years where he studied drafting.


Production Manager

Butch has been with Douston Construction since 1985. His role as Site Supervisor includes several responsibilities. He oversees our construction crews, is responsible for interpreting plans, material orders, scheduling sub-contractors and making sure that the projects run smoothly and according to schedule. Butch began with Douston Construction just about the time it began; he has greatly contributed to creation of the company’s impeccable reputation.

Office Staff


Office Administrator

Patty has worked as the Office Administrator for Douston Construction since 1997. She is responsible for overseeing every aspect of bookkeeping and tracks work in process on a monthly basis comparing actual costs to estimated cost.  She compiles and analyzes monthly reports to forecast the company’s financial progress. Patty provides our customers with detailed reports of the financial activity of their project.

Contact Patty:  Patty@douston.com


Bookkeeping Assistant/ Human Resources

Paulette joined Douston in January of 2002.  She assists the Office Manager in maintaining the financial records for the company.

Paulette also works closely with the Project Manager in creating budget reports necessary for a customer’s project.  Paulette’s background in small business management and human resources allowed her to develop the human resource department at Douston Construction.

Contact Paulette:  Paulette@douston.com


Project Manager

David joined Douston Construction in March of 2001. His role at Douston is to follow projects through to completion acting as a liaison between our clients, our job supervisors, the office and subcontractors.

Career Background

David graduated from New England Aeronautical Institute with an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 1978. David is also certified in Erosion Control Practices from the Maine Nonpoint Source Training and Resource center and is OSHA 10 hr Certified.

Contact David:  Dave@douston.com


Estimator/Project Manager

Crystal has been with Douston since 2008.  Her background includes Design, Estimating and Project Management.  Prior to joining our team, Crystal worked as a Project Manager and Estimator for a commercial General Contractor and for a millwork company.

Career Background

Crystal has a B.A in Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology and is OSHA 10 hr Certified.

Contact Crystal:  Crystal@douston.com


Estimator/Project Manager

After owning and operating their own construction business, with his wife Ida, Gary started working full time at Douston construction as a carpenter in October of 1996.  After a few years he moved into the office doing both estimating and project management.


B.S. from UNH in Civil Engineering and a Project Management Certificate from UNE as well as many other professional development courses.

Contact Gary: gary@douston.com

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