Our History

Fulcrum was founded in 1989 during a real estate and banking crisis. At the time, construction work was non-existent, so we focused on providing consulting services for banks with distressed real estate assets. Thankfully, the market steadily rebounded, and Fulcrum persevered back to our original goal: to become a major player in the regional construction industry.

Fast forward to 2017, and Fulcrum is currently leading the industry as a well-known Construction Management firm. We have substantial experience constructing high-performance buildings, and have grown our reputation for delivering highly complex projects under difficult circumstances and aggressive timelines. Don’t believe us? Check out our Project Portfolio. Though we are a family-run business, Fulcrum has the execution capabilities of an ENR100 firm.

Here at Fulcrum, our culture is based on four “Core Values”. Whether you are a client, business partner, or simply a visitor, these Values will be demonstrated throughout every situation. They are the key to our success and we will continue to exemplify them to our fullest.

The past 28 years have seen a tremendously positive change in how we do business as an industry. Fulcrum is looking forward to continue leading the way in the coming years!

1989

1989

Fulcrum was founded in 1989 by Jeff Luter and Matthew Ladd. Back then, our primary focus was providing consulting services to local and regional banks and governmental agencies.

1992

1992

As the economy improved, Fulcrum returned to its roots: Construction. We quickly established ourselves as experts in constructing and renovating supermarkets, working for the Purity family of stores and Hannafords (formerly known as Shop N’ Save). To this day, Fulcrum has constructed and renovated over 100 supermarkets.

1996

1996

After a devastating fire struck the manufacturing facility of WPI Group in Warner, NH on New Year’s Eve, Fulcrum was tasked with urgently saving the day. 56 days later, WPI (now known as Warner Power) moved into their new 25,000sf office space and 30,000sf manufacturing plant.

1998

1998

In 1998, we began to expand into new markets. The popularity of data centers grew rapidly as the internet exploded, and Fulcrum became adept at designing and constructing the infrastructure necessary to keep the internet open for business.

2000

2000

As quickly as it came, the “dot-com” bubble burst around this time. Fulcrum started to focus on industrial projects; particularly, Hitchiner Manufacturing located in Milford, NH.

2000-2003

2000-2003

These were landmark years for various Education projects, including: KinderCare, Creative Years, High Mowing School, and more.

2006

2006

2006 marked the year medical projects became a special focus for Fulcrum. In fact, we have delivered a major medical project every year since 2006. Fulcrum has renovated or constructed facilities for Southern New Hampshire Health Systems, Catholic Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and St. Joseph Hospital.

2007

2007

Founder and co-owner Matthew Ladd decided to move to Rhode Island and sold his interest to Jeff Luter, who remains the sole owner of the company.

2008-2012

2008-2012

It was around this time that we finally saw an increase in project size. These years were filled with showcase projects, such as: Copper Door Restaurant, LaBelle Winery, The Center at 17, and, our largest-scale project to date, Tidewater at Salisbury Apartments.

2016

2016

One of our biggest years for growth and change! In 2016, we hired over a dozen new employees and reached our highest revenue to date. This is also the year that our current logo was created!

2017

2017

New year. New Fulcrum. New office space! In order to promote a more collaborative and open work environment, we demolished our bullpen area and put up work stations; complete with “Fulcrum orange” paint and corrugated metal.