Hub Foundation is a full-service drilling company for all your deep foundation construction needs.

About Us

Who We Are

Hub Foundation Co., Inc. is a leader in the drilled shaft and drilled mini pile industries. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, Hub Foundation is family-owned and operated and has been supporting the Northeastern United States for over five decades, since Francis Maxwell founded the company in 1966.


Together with the company's experienced management team, the Maxwell family's involvement and oversight on every project guarantees the most efficient deployments and highest caliber workmanship. We pride ourselves in the reputation we have developed—a reputation for safety, the highest quality, expertise, accessibility, and professionalism in the drilled shaft industry.


Hub Foundation uses cutting-edge European drilling technology, state-of-the-art equipment, and custom tooling to offer general contractors a versatile and economical solution to even the most challenging jobs. We provide detailed bids and competitive pricing that reflect the true cost of performing each project. We offer budget planning and design expertise to help ensure that contractors implement economical foundation systems.


Hub Foundation has a proven track record of quality and reliability while working with a variety of general contractors, from large union outfits to small independent firms. We have completed more than 1,200 contracts in the New England area under diverse and difficult conditions. Our site managers and crews are highly trained and are able to efficiently adapt to changing site conditions, which helps us maintain our reputation for being on-time and on-budget.


With our expertise, experience, and custom tooling, Hub can help design engineer projects large and small. No matter the scope or difficulty, Hub will get the job done—on-time, on-budget, and with the highest quality of work.


Jim Maxwell started working for Hub in its third year, 1969. He learned how to estimate from his father and also gained experience in the field as a union craftsman. In 1981 Jim took over as president and owner of Hub Foundation. In the 1990’s he led the transition of the company from a pile driving firm to a drilled shaft contractor. In order to provide a large range of services, he is guiding the company to take on other geotechnical challenges. Jim has also been honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the ADSC and is currently a trustee of the Industry Advancement Fund.

Jim Maxwell

President & Owner

Jeff Maxwell

Greg Maxwell

Tony Barila

Vice President & Superintendent

General Superintendent

Director of Small Diameter Drilling

Jeff Maxwell brings three decades of experience to the deep foundation business. Jeff started at Hub part-time at the age of 18, and joined the team full-time after graduating with a degree in Geology from Tufts University. Jeff started as a pile driver and advanced to foreman and then superintendent; he became vice president in 1999.

Greg Maxwell started working for Hub after high school, coming on full-time after graduating from Tufts University with a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies. Greg started as a pile driver; became a foreman and then a superintendent; and now is the general superintendent.

Tony is an industry veteran who joined the Hub Foundation team in January 2010 to expand our small diameter drilling business, including mini piles, shotcrete, soil nails, rock anchors and tie backs. Tony has decades of drilling experience as the founder, president, and co-owner of Terra Drilling Company, which he sold in 2008.

Alissa Maxwell Weiss

Reynolds Cushing

John McKinnon


Director of Project Engineering

Project Manager

Alissa Maxwell Weiss has more than 20 years of experience in the deep foundation industry. Following the family trend, she started working part-time with Hub Foundation at age 18. She graduated with a degree in Geology from Hamilton College, and began working full-time with Hub in 2002. Alissa started as a laborer and transitioned into the office as an estimator and as the company treasurer.

Alan Watka

Director of Earth Retention

Reynolds Cushing served in the US Air Force from 1975 to 1979 as a meteorological systems analyst/computer programmer. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha earning a BS in Civil Engineering in 1982. Cush started working for Hub in 1983 as an estimator and general superintendent and was named a vice president of Hub in 1985. He left Hub to work for Bechtel Infrastructure on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project from 1992 to 2006, starting as an office engineer and becoming a resident engineer in 1994. Cush returned to work at Hub in 2006. He is a civil engineer, estimator, claims analyst, and project manager.

Swetha Chennu

Project Engineer

John earned his AS in Mechanical Engineering from NHTI in Concord, New Hampshire in 2001 and is currently working to complete his BS in Mechanical Engineering at UNH. He served as an engineer in the steel and logging industries before joining the team at Hub in 2011 to help develop the small diameter drilling division. John has specialized in designing and performing pile load tests in the New England region, most notably performing a test in compression to over 1,000 tons on a 10-inch pile in downtown Boston. John serves as the general superintendent for the small diameter division, overseeing multiple high-profile projects including 33 Congress Square in Boston; Wynn Casino in Everett, MA; and The Lucas at 136 Shawmut Ave. in Boston, which was featured on the cover of ADSC Foundation Drilling Magazine in 2016. Since 2015 John has been working closely with Tony Barila to assist in running the small diameter drilling division and bring innovation to the minipile industry in the northeast.

Tom Reynolds

General Superintendent of Small Diameter Drilling

A History of Success

In its five-decade history Hub has completed nearly 1200 contracts under diverse, and sometimes difficult, conditions. Over the years Hub has evolved from one of New England's largest pile driving outfits to become a leader in the drilled shaft market in the Northeast United States.

Alan has extensive experience in the design and construction of the various methods of earth retention and support of excavation (SOE) system. He can evaluate site conditions and customer needs in order to develop the most economical solution. He estimates, bids, designs, and manages projects including soil nail retaining system, soldier pile/lagging walls, internal bracing, tiebacks, mini-piles, and underpinning. A former commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard, Alan earned a BSCE from the United States Coast Guard Academy and an MSCE with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Before joining Hub in 2013, Alan worked at several geotechnical firms including Sverdrup Civil, Spencer, White and Prentis and Hayward Baker.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and became a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering in 2015.  Alan received the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineering Geotechnical Award of Merit in 2010 for the design and construction of the temporary soil nail wall for the I-95 to Route 34 flyover in New Haven, CT.

Swetha performs geotechnical analysis and field services in the small diameter drilling division. She assists prepares technical submittals, design plans, cost estimates, bid proposals, material takeoffs and other deliverables. Swetha holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering in 2013 from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad from her native India. She earned her M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 2015.

Tom Reynolds served in the US Coast Guard from 1981 to 1985, where he got his introduction to deep foundations, driving piles while stationed on a construction tender in Tampa, Florida. Following the Coast Guard he continued his voyage in the commercial construction industry for several years before returning to the geotechnical field in 1992, where he was employed by Delta Geotechnical in Brockton, Mass. In 1993 Delta Geotechnical formed Fonditek International in Everett, Mass where he started as the purchasing manager and later became operations manager.  Fonditek was acquired by Layne Christensen Company in 2000; Tom held various titles for Layne GeoConstruction including superintendent, DOT compliance officer, regional safety representative, employee assistance contact and operations manager. While employed by Layne GeoConstruciton, he was involved in a variety of technologies including micro piles, drilled anchor systems, compaction grouting, jet grouting, ground improvement and ground freezing.  In 2007 Tom left Layne for Hayward Baker Inc. in Cumberland, RI as a superintendent and project manager where he was introduced to more comprehensive SOE and Earth Support systems, as well as drilled shaft caissons. He joined Hub Foundation as a superintendent in 2015.

Paula has extensive experience in construction accounting. She has been keeping Hub running behind the scenes since 2011, managing every aspect of the office including insurance, payables and receivables, and payroll for our burgeoning crews.

Paula Mabardy

Office Manager

A 1993 graduate of Tufts University, Jill spent several years as a field geologist before joining the Hub office team in 1998. She manages certified payroll including reporting data on Boston Residents Job Policy projects, EBO reporting for state jobs, and a submitting to a variety of platforms including Procore and LCPTracker. She also manages Owner and Contractor Insurance Policy submittals, payroll job costing, and unemployment and child support filings.

Hub’s rapidly growing fleet requires specialized tracking and maintenance; Maya oversees it all, from equipment purchasing to work orders. Maya, a graduate of Eckerd College, works closely with our mechanics and equipment manager. She also manages marketing and presentation materials for Hub and oversees special projects.

Jill Maxwell

Maya Minkin

Payroll Specialist

Special Projects Manager

Hub Foundation Co., Inc.

139 Billerica Rd.

Chelmsford, MA 01824