Speaker Bio

Ian McCarthy

Ian McCarthy

President, Blue Claw Associates

Ian started in the landscape and stone masonry contracting business in 1996. He and his team have worked over the past three decades on projects from Nantucket, from Provincetown to Pocasset, and the South Shore. After the sale of his first company in 2006, Ian went on to be a founder of the National Basketball League of Canada. In 2016, he returned to Massachusetts to launch Blue Claw Associates Inc., at the behest of his former employees. Blue Claw’s rise was rapid, going from $300,000 in sales in 2018 to $2.6 million in 2019, to a now projected $5 million in 2021. Blue Claw Associates Inc. primarily serves high end residential landscape clients in Cape Cod and Nantucket Island.

In addition to owning his own company, for three years he was part of the construction team at the prestigious landscape design-build firm, ZEN Associates Inc. in Woburn, Massachusetts where he helped manage an $8 million dollar project in Weston. Further Ian was part of the construction division management at Maffei Landscape Contractors in Mashpee, MA during the transition of the sale of the business to Chenmark Capital Management LLC in 2017.

He has managed both residential and commercial construction projects. He holds a Business Degree from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Ian was honored to be on the cover of Lawn & Landscape magazine in 2002.


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