Jim Paquin is the Vice President Central Operations  of Ceco Concrete Construction—a nationwide design-assist structural concrete formwork and concrete frame contractor. Jim came to Ceco in 1982 with a Bachelors of Science degree and an MBA in civil engineering. Since joining Ceco, Jim has held many positions including Formwork Engineer, Project Manager and Project Executive. Jim has helped complete more than 350 projects including the following:

  • Music City Center
  • Mayo Education Building
  • Lincoln Center Office Building
  • Minnesota World Trade Center
  • St. Cloud Law Enforcement Center
  • Travelers Express Tower
  • Wyndham Hotel
  • Iowa Events Center
  • Twins Stadium
  • Vikings Stadium

“I enjoy working for Ceco for the awesome people, culture and projects,” explains Jim. “It’s neat to show my kids how I helped change the skyline in our city.

“My favorite project memories are from the Iowa Events Center and the Music City Center. I remember when work was interrupted on both jobs to allow a parade of elephants to march single-file through our jobsite to get to their destination when the big circus came to town in each city. Everything on the job came to a stop and workers stared in awe as the elephants passed by. The vision of the elephants walking by the parked cranes and equipment on the jobsite and the respect they earned by everyone on the project is a memory I will not forget. It made me feel like a kid again.”