Ival R. Cianchette (1980)
Known to his loved ones as “Bud,” Cianchette’s work ethic was innate from the time he was a paperboy and, at age 10, won a state-wide circulation contest and with that, a trip to Washington, DC. It was an event that helped cement the “hard work pays off” philosophy he brought, along with his brothers, when he cofounded the Maine-based Cianbro Company, which endures successfully to this day. Bud also served as the president and chairman of the Associated General Contractors of Maine. He owned and operated Cianchette Stables for several decades, as well; breeding, raising and racing Standardbred horses.