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August 20, 2018 Class of 2018

40 Under Forty: Nicholas Pelletier, 31

Photo | Erika Sidor Winners of the WBJ 2018 40 Under Forty (left to right): Nicholas Pelletier, Erica Grinkis, Allison Beckler and Ryan Matson.


Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central, Leominster

Lives: Westminster

Birthplace: Fitchburg

College: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Pelletier began his professional career in the biomedical engineering world, but after six years in, he opted to follow his passion and turned a part-time real estate hobby into a full-time gig by starting a team at Keller Williams North Central, growing it to six employees. Pelletier increased the firm's sales volume from $4.7 million in 2015 to nearly $15 million last year. Now he's among the top five agents in Keller Williams' North Central division and has listings in eight counties in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Pelletier prides himself on the firm's reputation for putting its clients above all else, but also providing team members with opportunities for growth. He volunteers for the Rise Above Foundation, a nonprofit working with children in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families. This year, Pelletier's firm has partnered with Rise Above to help fund everything children need when they leave foster care via age or adoption. That includes furnishing an individual's first apartment or renovating a bedroom so a child has his or her own space. 

From 40 Under Forty judge Michael Arnum: “A career shift allowed Nick to find his passion, and turn it into a powerful force to improve the lives of foster kids.”

Where would you like to live other than Massachusetts? Alaska was pretty amazing! The landscapes and views were remarkable. I'm not sure I could do the dark winters though!

What movie character is most like you? Dory from “Finding Nemo” because I just keep swimming, knowing I'll always find a solution to any challenge.

Read about the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty

Michael Alden - Ascentria Care Alliance

Che Anderson - City of Worcester

Victor M. Archila - VMA Electric Inc.

Allison Beckler, DO - YOU, Inc.

Sam Bitar - Webster Five

Mark A. Borenstein - Seder & Chandler LLP

Kate D. Campanale - Massachusetts House of Representatives

Derek Canton - paerpay

Ryan Canuel - Petricore, Inc.

Jennifer Caron - Body Therapeutics

Danielle J. Clark - Clark Career Coaching

Heidi Cooper - Cooper’s Hilltop Farm

Matthew M. Copeland, P.E. - Copeland Building Envelope Consulting

Pat Davis - The DAVIS Cos.

Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW - Ellite Event Planning

Grace Elton - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D. - Becker College

Jared E. Gentilucci - Nitsch Engineering

David Gilchrist, MD, MBA - UMass Memorial Health Care

Alvara Gjylapi - Santander Bank

Erica Grinkis - The GazBar Sports Grill

Meredith Harris - Marlborough Economic Development Corp.

Erin Jansky - Worcester Housing Authority

Ben Jones - Boston Scientific Corp

Alexis Kelleher - Crust Bakeshop; North Main Provisions

Bert LaValley - Sustainable Comfort, Inc.; deadhorse hill & simjang restaurants

Jennifer Leger - Fidelity Bank

Brian Lemerise - Quiet Logistics, Inc.

Tom Lubelczyk - The Worcester Jazz Collective

Laura Marotta - Creative Hub Worcester

Ryan Matson - Small Business Insurance Agency

Michael P. McDonough, CPA - McDonough, McDonough & Corsini, LLP

Madeline Mendoza - NewVue Communities

Jessica Morris - MCPHS University

Nathan Oriol - Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Oriol Health Care)

Nicholas Pelletier - Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central

Courtney E. Pelley - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Lilian Radke - Unic Pro Inc.

Blaine Schnare - Harrington HealthCare System

Bonnie J. Walker - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Learn how the winners were picked on our judges' page.

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