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Richard J. Kelly

Founder and Chairman

Richard J. Kelly is the Founder and Chairman of R.J. Kelly Co., Inc. 

At nine years of age, Richard’s first job was as a farmhand at Crawford Farm in Burlington, MA, where he earned 9 cents an hour weeding the fields and harvesting crops. From there, he learned the construction trade and went on to establish R.J. Kelly Company immediately after graduating from high school.

Richard began his construction career in residential real estate development but then expanded into suburban commercial properties. R.J. Kelly Co., Inc. grew to include a significant portfolio of investments managed by the company.

Richard has six grown children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He and his wife live on the North Shore of Boston.


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