While the skills and craftsmanship of our team are known to be exceptional, clients are often surprised by our pleasant demeanor, manners, and neatness.
By nature, remodeling is invasive into the private lives of our clients. As wonderful as we are, there will be days when you’re going to wish nobody was in your home. We want you to feel comfortable with and enjoy the people that you’ll come in contact with daily, so here is a quick introduction to our team members.
David Supple- Chief Executive Officer
David is a graduate of Tufts University with a degree in architecture. In California, he trained as an architect for three years, designing, directing, and managing 50- 100,00 square foot renovations. He founded New England Design & Construction in 2005 and became incorporated in 2006, and rapidly expanded the company to servicing the Greater Boston Area. He is an aspiring comedian but currently he only practices with his wife.
Linda Doering - Chief Financial Officer
Linda joined the company in January of 2016. She and her husband moved to New England in 1992 from El Paso, Texas. Linda has extensive experience in accounting, internal audit, rates, ethics, compliance for electric/gas utilities, and interstate gas pipelines. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Texas Christian University, studied accounting at the University of Texas at El Paso and earned an MBA from Northeastern University. In her rare spare time, Linda enjoys reading novels and traveling. Her go to place for a winter vacation would be the warm and beautiful, Caribbean islands.
Kara Wilson – Office Manager
Kara joined the New England Design & Construction team in the summer of 2013. Previously she had been employed in the sales and marketing industry, even though she attended school at the Academy of Art University for Interior Architecture and Design. Her past work experience with a commercial architecture firm and passion for architecture combined with her more recent sales and marketing experience made her an ideal fit for NEDC. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, plays the electric viola, and designs jewelry in her spare time.
Javier Montalvo - Construction Manager and Quality Control Officer
Javier joined the NEDC team in June of 2015, relocating from Oregon with his wife and family. He has been an Elementary school teacher, a Home Inspector, and a Restaurant Owner among other things, contributing to a vast experience in business, teaching, and the construction industry. A small business owner of JML Real Estate Services, Javier offered home inspections, purchased homes in need of remodeling and then supervised the remodeling process, even producing promotion and marketing for the company at the same time. He attended high school and INDEG Business School in Quito, Ecuador. He really enjoys working with and helping people, which is what drives and motivates him.
Hilary R. Ward- Licensed Architect
Hilary is an NCARB certified architect, licensed in MA and NH. Her 18 years in architecture have been focused largely on residential projects, from high-end single family to multi-family public housing. Throughout her career green designs have often been integral to her craft. She received a preservation award for an antique home which maintained charm while being highly energy efficient as well as new 100% net-positive structures with both classic and contemporary styles. She really enjoys working hands-on with clients from idea generation through completion, regardless of whether it is a new home or an addition that compliments an existing structure. Hilary earned an architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and enjoys playing old-time string music with her son and spending time with her three children, husband and two dogs at their cabin in Maine.
Daniel Tassinari – Production Director
Dan has been in the construction related trade industry for over 16 years. He is trained in residential remodeling, restoration carpentry and home building. Being a licensed contractor and working under experienced builders allowed him to run projects, crews and expand further into the building field. He has founded multiple companies designing and building his own projects within a diverse range. NEDC initially hired him to produce built in work and custom cabinetry, and after several successful years, Dan joined the team as a Lead Carpenter and executed many successful projects since. He holds a MA CSL, HIC, is a NARI Certified Lead Carpenter, has RRP certification, and OSHA 10.
Ryan Hayes – Project Manager
Ryan has been with NEDC since March of 2014 as a Lead Carpenter. He learned the carpentry trade from his father as a kid, but has been doing it professionally since 1999. His biggest inspiration is his family and his friends, and his sunny disposition lights up the office every time he comes in. He is a NARI Certified Lead Carpenter, and in 2016 moved in to a position as a Production Manager.
Korinne Fontaine Hadad – Project Manager
Korinne Fontaine Hadad joined NEDC as a Project Manager in September 2016. She comes from a mixed background inside the construction industry as a construction project manager, and outside of the field with significant leadership and organizational experience. Korinne will help NEDC produce an increased volume of projects, and help us create sustainable systems of project delivery in the future. Korinne has a BA in Business Administration, a BS in Architectural Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and a Certificate in Managing Construction Projects. Her drive for success motivates all of our staff, and we look forward to completing many successful projects with her.
Josh LaPan - Project Manager in Training
Josh joined the NEDC team with a strong background in skilled carpentry and leadership roles in the retail world. He started in October 2016 as a Project Manager in Training, and NEDC looks forward to seeing him grow into a Project Manager in early 2017. Josh has both an active Home Improvement Contractor license and Construction Supervisor License. In his free time, he coaches soccer and little league!
Bradley Cashin - Lead Designer
Brad started with NEDC in Summer 2013 as a Carpenter, and then later shifted in to the Lead Designer position when an opening occurred within the company, aligning with his education and work experience as an architectural designer. He has a background performing carpentry as part of a framing crew and remodeling. He found that he preferred finding design-oriented solutions for combining the old with new and interacting with clients who really cared about the investment in their home, and has remained in the remodeling industry since. Brad buys books faster than he can read them and fears that by the time he gets around to building his own home, he will need extra structural support just to hold the weight of his library. He is currently finishing his thesis at Boston Architectural College.
Jennings Blanc - Designer
Jennings began working with NEDC in December 2015 as a drafter. He grew up in Boston, and earned his BA at Boston Architectural College with a Commendation of Design Studies, earning a travel scholarship and mentoring opportunity with the USGBC. He is currently pursuing his MA in Architecture at the BAC. His biggest inspiration has been his parents, which he describes as “extremely strong individuals and partners in life”.
Gary Brown – Carpenter
Gary joined our team in September 2015 as an invaluable member of our carpentry team. Gary completed the Keefe Technical Post Graduate Program for Carpentry, and has been in the carpentry and remodeling field since high school. His attention to detail and immersion in his craft are what drew us to him, and his solid dependability and quality help him excel at NEDC.
Gustavo Osorio- Carpenter
Gustavo studied in Cali Colombia at a technical and industrial school. At a very early age, his parents noticed his interest in building and encouraged him to develop this skill. He has spent much of his time in New England although he has also lived in Florida. Gustavo has 16 years of experience in the remodeling and construction industries. He specializes in carpentry and has worked hard to learn and put in practice all his skills. He has successfully completed a great variety of jobs, from small residential to large commercial projects. He truly enjoys his job and seeks to continuously improve his skills. When he is on the job, he likes things done right; “quality and satisfaction” is his motto. Gustavo is a family man, he loves his wife and kids and treasures spending time with them. All his hard work and effort is dedicated to the future and well being of his family. Some of his hobbies include traveling, swimming, mountain biking and one day he would like to skydive. It’s on his bucket list!
Will O'Toole – Carpenter
Will joins us in October 2016 as a Carpenter, supporting our growing team needs. Will has an impressive background in residential construction, and is looking to continue to grow into an accomplished carpenter. He has AutoCAD certification through the Boston Architectural College as well, rounding out his hands-on experience.