Meet the Team

Dennis Gavin – President & Owner – Territories covered: VT, ME, RI, East MA & Plattsburgh, NY area

Dennis opened Gavin Associates, Inc. for business in 1980, having been employed by Gold Bond Building Products,a division of National Gypsum Company, for several years in sales and sales management.


Ben Gavin  – Vice President of Sales & Co-OwnerTerritory: NH, VT, ME, RI, East MA, Plattsburgh, NY

Ben joined Gavin Associates in January of 2006. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in December 2005. Ben has made strong impact with our product lines and expanding our customer base. With his endless hard work, we value Ben’s knowledge base and admirable work ethic. We are proud to have Ben on our sales team.


Lee Gavin – Vice President of Operations & Co-Owner – Inside Sales

Lee joined Gavin Associates in June of 2010. He graduated from the Quinnipiac University in May 2010 with a degree in Entrepreneurship & Small Business management. With ten years experience with the Gavin Associates, Lee has a strong knowledge of our product lines and our customer base. We are proud to have Lee join our sales team.


Bill Pratt – Operations & Inside Sales 

Bill Pratt joined the Gavin team in the Fall of 2000. With over 20 years of experience in the sales and material procurement field, Bill is very customer service oriented and takes great pride in seeing that his customers get exactly what they need for their projects. Feel free to contact Bill regarding quotes, availability or for any other customer service related inquiries. If you need a question answered or information on products, Bill is your guy to talk to.


Dan O’Connor – Territory Sales Representative – Territories Covered: CT, Western MA, & Albany, NY

Dan joined Gavin Associates in June 2019 after a 10 year career with Hilti.  Dan brings a vast knowledge of construction sales to team.  When asked recently what Dan cherishes most about his current role with Gavin Associates his answer was:

“My goal is to build lasting relationships with my clients while becoming their trusted partner.  I feel that entrepreneurship atmosphere and overall culture we have at Gavin Associates is the key driver to our companies overall success.  Large organizations work hard to try to bottle what we have here at Gavin Associates.”

In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, Stacey, and his 2 teenage daughters, Taylor and Mia.  Most weekends Dan and Stacey can be found on the sidelines of a soccer field cheering on their daughters.

“The best competition I have is against myself to become better.” – John Wooden


Tony Gardner – Territory Sales Representative – Territories Covered: NJ, NYC, Long Island


Cody Nizolek – Insulation & Louver SpecialistTerritories Covered: Eastern MA, NH, VT, ME, RI


Dan Light – Inside Sales Representative


Paula GavinAccounting

Paula joined the team in August of 2015. She has many years of experience in the Accounting Department dealing with everyday business financial needs. Gavin Associates has been privileged enough to have her on board.


Tom Gavin After 37 years, he has formally retired as of August 2019. We appreciate all he has done and continues to do for the Gavin Associates Team.