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Business Spotlight: Deslandes Construction, Inc.

When a business is begun by a family patriarch and kept alive by the next generations, there is an undeniable point of difference. And when the company name carries the family name, that difference becomes pivotal. James G. Deslandes, Sr., owner and president, brings over 40 years of experience and integrity to the business, begun by his father back in 1953. Now, Jim Jr. brings not only inherited skills but a college degree in Construction Management and a global firm background to the business. The family combines practiced building techniques and business principles with a staff of skilled tradesmen to service our customer base of residential and commercial clients.

So what are the advantages to owning your own business? The most rewarding part for the Deslandes family is the relationship they are able to build with clients. “We have many clients, even second generation clients, that call us back to do additional projects for them” says Jim, “Many of our clients become our friends and that makes going to work every day a pleasure.”

Delandes credits Washington Trust for helping him purchase the business from his father, by opening a line of credit and providing financing for equipment purchases. The Bank and Deslandes construction have been doing business together since 2002!

Deslandes Construction offers a full range of services from sitework and foundation preparation, to finish carpentry, including custom cabinetry built in our shop. If you’d like more information, call them today at 401-467-7600 or visit their website at

And, to find out more about how Washington Trust can help you reach your business goals, call us today at 800-485-2265 or click here for a full range of commercial banking solutions!

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