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 – 100,000 square foot renovations. He founded New England Design & Construction in 2005 and became incorporated in 2006, and rapidly expanded the company to service the Greater Boston Area. He is an aspiring comedian but currently he only practices with his wife.
Linda Doering - Chief Financial Officer and Office Manager
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.
Daniel Tassinari – Operations Manager
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.
Josh LaPan - Production Director
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, growing into a Project Manager in early 2017, and transitioning into the Construction Manager by late summer. Josh has both an active Home Improvement Contractor license and Construction Supervisor License. In his free time, he coaches soccer and little league!
Kareem Patterson - Production Coordinator
Kareem joins NEDC with several years of experience in residential construction. He has completed both new construction projects as well as remodels while working alongside his dad who is a carpenter. Kareem is excited to expand his knowledge with the NEDC team. In his free time, he enjoys listening to his vinyl records, hiking, snowboarding, and taking long walks on the beach
Grady Ragsdale - Design Director
Grady’s architectural and building experience has been gained from over thirty years in the design and construction industry. He earned his architectural license in 1996 and has worked on a variety of commercial and residential projects for offices located in Maine, New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. The focus of his work has been in the single-family and multi-family residential markets, from public funded, affordable housing, to high-rise luxury condominiums. He recently completed design & construction on his vacation house in Maine where he joined the construction team to fully appreciate what it means to take a project through all phases of development. Grady spends his free time traveling the world with his wife, playing music with his friends, and catching up with his three children.
Joe Wood - Senior Designer
With the last name Wood it’s no coincidence that Joe ended up in the building/ designing realm. After gaining 7+ years of experience in sustainable residential construction, from earthwork to applying the final finishes, he attended Norwich University to get a M.Arch. It was at Norwich that he was offered the opportunity to get his hands dirty on a design-build project that ended up winning an AIA Peoples Choice Award. Since that collaboration, he has worked with various firms and construction companies while balancing his passions for travelling, mountain biking, or anything the outdoors has to offer.
Drew Tessier - Designer
Drew is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Master’s in Architecture. Before attending college, starting at a young age, he gained his experience working summers in the construction industry directly under a master carpenter. He completed new homes as well as remodels working along subcontractors at various stages of construction. He now hopes to take his building knowledge and what he accomplished in school to design beautiful and effective spaces for people in the Greater Boston area. In his free time, you can expect him to be watching any of the Boston sports teams. If none of them are playing, then you can likely find him waterside with a fishing pole in hand.
Adam Paul - Assistant Designer
Adam graduated Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Architecture. Along with an insatiable curiosity for learning and a passion for all things design, he brings his recent academic experience with him to Boston and his newfound career in design and construction. He continues to apply himself in the industry of architecture and building construction and is excited be a part of the NEDC team. Outside of the office Adam loves exploring his many interests such as going to the movies, playing video games, building Lego, and eating out at all the local ramen shops.
Schneidee Cyprien - Assistant Designer
Schneidee graduated from New England Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering and Design. Growing up, she had a love for art and experience in the construction industry working alongside her dad who was a carpenter. She used this experience to take the two things she was most familiar with and turn it into architecture. After graduation, Schneidee was able to expand her experience working as a drafter for two years. She’s excited to continue her journey with the NEDC team. Outside of the office she loves traveling, photography, and enjoying life.
Caitlin Kazunas - Assistant Designer
Caitlin is a graduate of the Boston Architectural College with a Bachelor’s in Interior Architecture. From a young age, she has been known to be crafty and creative, which has led her into a design-based career. With experience in residential interior design, she enjoys helping clients tailor their interior finishes selection into a concept that is customized to their unique lifestyle and personal aesthetic. In her free time, she can be found exploring the outdoors, travelling to a new adventure, or snuggling with her cat.
Aaron Newell - Construction Director
Aaron is a Massachusetts native with almost ten years of experience in the residential and commercial construction industry in frame to finish carpentry, as well as 6 years of electrical experience. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and graduated with a degree in Construction Management. In his free time, you can find him woodworking, working on cars or motorcycles, and spending his time by the lake.
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 Project Manager.
Chad Zgradden - Project Manager
Chad joined the NEDC team in 2020 as a project manager . Chad owned and oper
ated his own building company in Connecticut along with his father from 2001 until relocating to Boston in 2020. He has over 20 years of experience in residential new construction and remodeling, historical preservation and commercial projects. His carpentry skills range from foundation to finish, and he has experience in custom cabinetry and mill work.
In his free time Chad enjoys anything outdoors, especially hiking with his English Black Lab Eli.
Mike Rockwell - Project Manager
Mike has 30+ years’ experience in the construction industry with several in commercial construction. He owned his own company for 15 years, working on a wide variety of residential remodeling projects. Before joining the NEDC team, he spent 3 years supervising the build out of several Caffe Nero’s in the Boston area.
Joe Sousa - Project Manager
Joe joined the NEDC team in 2022 as a project manager. Joe has been a General Contractor in Central Massachusetts along with his brother since 2010. He has over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial construction. He has experience in finish carpentry and custom mill work. In his free time Joe enjoys watching the Red Sox, coaching softball and playing golf.
Ryan Manhoff - Brand Manager
Ryan comes to NEDC from a diverse sales and marketing background. After completing his undergraduate degree at Boston University in Hospitality Administration, he spent a few years working in both catering and software sales. Inspired by his family’s recent relocation from Pennsylvania to Florida, and the design-build projects that they have undertaken in the process, he decided to take his eye for Hospitality design/customer service, and make the transition into the Design and Construction Industry. In his free time, he can be found either watching football, playing trivia in Dorchester, or fishing on the nearest pond.
Tristan DeWitt - Business Development Manager
Tristan graduated from the University of Chicago in 2006. He brings a diverse background of skills and experience that include photography, videography & creative writing which he deploys as Business Development Manager at NEDC. A life-long lover of learning, Tristan enjoys reading, listening to lectures, and asking his coworkers lots of questions. In his spare time he enjoys portrait photography, cooking & playing improvisational music
Kayo Wycoff - Assistant Office Manager
Kayo joins NEDC with a diverse background in finance, law and non-profit. After completing her undergraduate degree in Tokyo, Japan, she moved to NYC and start her career as a fundraiser for non-profit organizations for 5 years. After relocating to Boston in 2011, she assisted with litigation for multiple law firms, and most recently worked in a financial service industry to assist large institutional clients. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her three cats, driving around New England with her husband, and planning her next trip to Japan.