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.
Javier Montalvo - General Manager
Javier joined the NEDC team in June of 2015, relocating from Oregon with his wife and family. Javier’s enthusiasm for construction, remodeling, and business started at a young age. He gained renovation and construction experience in Florida where Javier purchased homes and supervised remodeling them, provided home inspection services, and completed all the marketing for his business JML Real Estate Services. In Ecuador he designed, remodeled, and became a Restaurant Owner among other things, contributing to his vast experience in business and the construction industry. 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.
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 – Brand 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.
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.
Bradley Cashin - Business Development Manager
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.
Josh LaPan - Construction Manager
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!
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.
Nick Schwertschlag - Project Manager
Nick has a hybridized background in construction and architecture. He learned carpentry at a young age in his father’s woodworking shop and later took an interest in architectural design. His earliest floor plans can be traced back to when he was eight years old. Nick acquired his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Boston Architectural College and worked professionally as a carpenter and builder during his tenure, specializing in home renovation projects to custom luxury home construction and light commercial work. He has worked professionally as an architect in renovations and new home and commercial construction, however his true passion is on the job site. When he’s not working, he spends time with his daughters and somehow always finds a new remodeling project to take on in his home.
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!
Ann Fullerton - Design Director
Ann brings a broad range of architecture and interior design experience to the NEDC team. In her 18 years practicing in Boston she has worked on projects as small as Cape Cod cottage renovations, and as large as new construction Boston area hotels. She is excited to help each NEDC client find a unique design solutions for their needs. In her spare time she and her husband work on their perpetual renovation projects and she makes time to pursue artistic ventures like making stained glass windows.
Diana Pauro - Designer
Fernanda Michelman - Designer
Elaine Merkel - Office Manager
Mike Banville - Project Manager