Robert Bolton


Robert M. Bolton was elected President-Elect of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America at the association’s Virtual Education Conference in March 2020.

Robert is the CEO and President of Arden Building Companies LLC, a full-service mechanical, sheetmetal and electrical contractor offering engineering design, construction and maintenance services. The company is located in Pawtucket, RI, with offices in Boston, MA and Waterbury, CT.

His desire to stay on top of the latest industry best practices led him to the New England MCA, Inc. where he serves as President. He is a member of the organization’s board of directors and the Industry Improvement Fund. He chairs the Collective Bargaining and Labor Management committees for UA Local 51 and the IBEW Local 99 in Rhode Island. In addition, he is the Co-Chairman of the UA Local 51 Pension Annuity Plan, and Co-Chairman for the IBEW Local 99 Pension Annuity Plan.

Bob’s first experience with MCAA was at a Mid-Year Education Conference. He went on to serve on both the Project Managers Education and Management Methods Committees. He was also a facilitator for MCAA’s Advanced Institute for Project Management (AIPM). He was elected to the MCAA Board of Directors in 2015. He is a 2016 graduate of MCAA’s Advanced Leadership Institute Program. He currently serves on the Education Committee and the Industrial Relations Council.

On a personal note, Bob enjoys spending time with his family. He loves skiing, boating, fishing and biking with his sons Douglas and Connor whenever they get a chance. Bob supports many local community programs such as the RI Food Bank and RI Children’s Hospital golf fund raiser.