Jamie Gilmore has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for more than 30 years, over 25 of those as a resident of Scituate. He received his education at Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut, graduating in 1976. He was subsequently selected to be an English Speaking Union Scholar and spent the following year at the Leys School, Cambridge in the UK. Interestingly enough, his A Levels were in General Politics, British History and American Politics. On his return, he moved to California to attend Pitzer College with a major in Linguistics. In the early 1980s, he moved back to Massachusetts in order to get down to business. As an executive and entrepreneur, Jamie focused his efforts on growing his career in the floor covering industry. With over 25 years in that business, he carried on a proud four-generation family history dating back to the Mohawk/Bigelow carpet mills of Amsterdam, New York.
For the past 10 years, Jamie has served as the president of Pavilion Floors, Inc., one of Eastern New England’s largest commercial flooring contractors. His company’s clients range from major hospitals and universities to national retail chains and luxury condominiums. Prior to Pavilion Floors, he had been a senior account executive at Shaw Contract Flooring. One of his professional goals was to make Pavilion Floors, Inc. the BEST floor covering contractor in the Northeast Region placing focused emphasis on acquiring well trained and skilled professionals to facilitate delivering on time, perfect installations of all flooring materials every time.
As the 2008 elections approached, Jamie felt that it was time to get involved with politics on a local level. He believed that he had the necessary talent and skills so he threw his hat into the ring vying for the Fourth Plymouth District seat as an avowed fiscally conservative Democrat. Although unsuccessful as a rookie politician, he had an opportunity to meet and get to know many of his neighbors and fellow Scituate residents. He heard what was on their minds – the good, the bad, the highs and the lows. He vowed then to stay involved and if the chance ever arose, he would make another run for office.
True to his word, Jamie is the past president of The Rotary Club of Scituate; past master of the Phoenix Masonic Lodge in Hanover; a member of the Satuite Masonic Lodge in Scituate; and past master of the Old Colony Masonic Lodge in Hingham. More recently, the South Shore Hospital named him as a member of the Presidents’ Circle for his support and involvement in their growth. Professionally he is a Management Member of the Board for the International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL), a Member/Owner of the FUSE Alliance, a commercial flooring network, and past president of North East Flooring Contractors Association (NEFCA). He was actively involved in the construction of the Scituate Maritime Center and for the past four years, has served on the Town of Scituate Capital Planning Advisory Committee and has been Chair of that committee for the past two years.