Nelson Ferreira is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferreira Construction Company,
Inc., located in Branchburg, New Jersey. Very early in his career, Nelson realized what he wanted to
accomplish in life - to become a successful construction contractor. He also realized that it would take a
lot of perseverance, hard work and dedication.
Today, Ferreira Construction Company, Inc., "a company on the move", is a multi-million dollar,
multi-faceted construction company with bonding capacity in excess of $200 million, with over 700 pieces of
construction equipment. Ferreira Construction Company employs approximately 300 full-time employees and has
expanded its market to include Florida and New York. Nelson commits to providing his employees with
training and certifications to keep his company ahead of the curve with technology and safety programs.
Board of Directors - Board of Directors -
Gill St. Bernard's School Catholic Charities
Gladstone, New Jersey Newark, New Jersey
Board of Directors -
The Regional Alliance for Small Contractors
Advisory Board Member - Morristown Hospital
General Contractors Association of NY
John J. Duthie
Statutory Representative of International Labor Union
Appointed by Governor Chris Christie on 1/16/18
John Duthie currently serves as the Treasurer/Administrator for three political funds at the Eastern Region of the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), working in New Jersey, Delaware and Puerto Rico. Previously, he worked at Junto Solutions, LLC, a boutique public affairs and campaign solutions company, where he was co-owner.
Prior to opening Junto Solutions, John served as Government Affairs Specialist with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, a trade association of over 32 research-based pharmaceutical and medical technology companies in New Jersey, based in New Brunswick. He launched the We Work for Health initiative, a broad-based coalition of healthcare stakeholders who highlight the impact of New Jersey’s Life Science Industry.
John has served as an advisor to several legislators, mayors, council members, boards and commissions. He was a member of Governor Phil Murphy’s transition Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. John was appointed to serve on the Ocean Township Planning Board in 2015 and is an active member of the Ocean Township Democratic Committee.
John has operated as General Consultant, Campaign Manager and Field Director to many key New Jersey Legislative races and has worked to elect members at all levels of government from United States Senators to local Mayoral campaigns. Prior to setting roots in New Jersey, John worked on campaigns in Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
John is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University with a degree in International Relations. John is married to Liz, and they live with their son, Gavin and Miniature Schnauzer, Izzo, in Ocean Township (Monmouth County).