The Adams & Ruxton Team
Dorothy Ostrowski became the owner and president of Adams & Ruxton in 2019. Ensuring that business continued without interruption and that clients needs were met, she immediately immersed herself in every facet of the business, quickly learning to estimate, bid and project manage. As president, she is involved in all day-to-day operations and oversees all contracts and financial transactions of the company.
Dorothy’s path to construction ownership is anything but ordinary. She was a military police officer in the National Guard for seven years, serving in locations ranging from Afghanistan to Italy to Panama. After her tour of duty, she traded in her uniform for scrubs, working as an emergency-room nurse for more than a decade before transitioning into health care business and management. Given her National Guard experience, she successfully certified the company as a veteran- and woman-owned business enterprise with the Supplier Diversity Office of Massachusetts. Under her leadership, Adams & Ruxton has successfully received national certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) and has been certified as a veteran-owned small business (VOSB) with the Small Business Association. Dorothy lives in Suffield, CT, with her husband. Michael, their sons, Jackson and Gavin, and their four-legged family members, Paige and Molly.
Dorothy, her family and her company are very active in charitable causes that impact their community. Adams & Ruxton is a sponsor for the Walk With Us golf tournament, whose mission is to provide financial aid and lessen stresses for brain tumor and brain cancer patients and their families. The company is also committed to helping local children and families in need by getting involved with and choosing to sponsor various events held by Friends of Feeney.
Vice President of Construction
Steve Leblanc, our vice president of construction, has been with us for more than 25 years in various roles including estimator, project manager, superintendent, foreman and carpenter. In his current position on the management team, he oversees all aspects of the construction process from pre-bid walkthroughs and estimating to project closeout. He not only supervises the construction process, but also the building of client relationships and business growth.
Steve and his wife, Anette, live in Ludlow, where they raised their son, Matthew, and Steve’s stepsons, Tim and Tom. Steve is deeply involved in the community, working on Habitat for Humanity projects, constructing handicap ramps through the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts and collecting food for the local food bank. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, camping and attending car shows.
Project Manager / Safety Director
Our Project Manager / Safety Director Noah Nompleggi has been with Adams & Ruxton for more than five years, previously serving as a carpenter foreman. In addition to overseeing current projects and preparing for upcoming jobs, he also provides the rest of our team with safety training. Noah is an integral part in the development of the safety program ensuring that safety remains the highest priority. He diligently works to ensure all employees, subcontractors, clients and job sites maintain the focus on safety. Noah served in the U.S. army for four years, achieving the rank of E-4 Specialist. He now lives in Palmer and enjoys sports and spending time with his children.
Project Manager / Estimator
Joseth Broussard is an experienced Project Manager / Estimator with nearly three decades of experience in the construction industry. He has demonstrated expertise in the permitting process, building code applications and construction planning, always holding project safety in the highest regard.
Treasurer / Operations Manager
Our Treasurer / Operations Manager Heather Lingenfelter oversees all our accounts and creates detailed budgets, evaluates production costs and verifies invoice statements. A results-driven and forward-thinking professional, Heather has a proven history of streamlining operations for excellent and organized records for more than two decades.
Heather lives in Suffield, CT with her husband, Scott, son, Chase, granddaughter, Skylar, and dogs, Champ and Beckham. In her spare time, Heather enjoys coaching her granddaughter’s soccer team and watching football—especially her beloved New York Giants!
Superintendent / Field Supervisor
Superintendent / Field Supervisor Seth Wheaton is responsible for overseeing our projects through their completion by organizing, planning and supervising our team and subcontractors. He brings more than 35 years of construction experience to this role, including carpentry, HVAC, plumbing and electrical.
Check out our construction portfolio to see current and previous builds and projects across various industries.