Jonathan Bates

Bustling builder Bates a man of many hats

Published December 13, 2018 in the pages of The Ellsworth American | By Kate Cough

ELLSWORTH — If it feels like Jonathan Bates is everywhere these days, that’s because in a way, he is.

Bates is office manager, developer, landlord and just about everything else behind Stone Park Properties LLC.

“I often struggle with delegating,” Bates admitted.

But so far the long hours have been worth it.

“This is my dream come true,” said Bates, standing amid the framework of one of his properties on a bitter December morning, looking out over the Union River.

“I’ve always had a dream of developing, ever since I was 5 years old.”

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