Under Bob's leadership of 27 years, FBN has grown from $750,000 in annual revenue to more than $32 million and won dozens of local and national awards. His most recent awards include 2022 New England Home Design Hall of Fame and 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from IFDA.
Throughout his tenure heading FBN, he’s tried to make client satisfaction his top priority. To this effect, he introduced the revolutionary business model of giving his clients full control of budget and project decisions, believing that the contractor’s job is just to provide the clients with all the necessary information to make those decisions and then implement them to the highest standard.
Bob has won both Builder of the Year and Remodeler of the Year from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB); been honored at an American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) gala for his contributions to the association; won a community service award from the International Furnishings and Design Association; earned a President’s Citation from the ASID President; and served as president of the BRAGB for 2015-2016.
After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, Bob decided to travel across the U.S. and work in Europe for two years instead of attending college, a decision he still regards as one of the most rewarding he’s ever made. After returning to the U.S., he worked his way up from dishwasher to manager at the popular 33 Dunster Street restaurant in Harvard Square where he began to develop his philosophy on the importance of customer service. After entering the construction industry as a carpenter in the early 1980s, Bob quickly rose to become president of BEEM Construction in 1987 and then became the head of the growing FBN team in 1995.
He enjoys FBN’s fun, collaborative atmosphere and heading a team that is incredibly easy-going about pretty much everything except customer service. Bob tries to ensure that every client trusts that he and his team always have their best interests at heart. The best part of his job is proving daily that nice guys don’t always finish last. When he’s not helping his clients build their dream homes, Bob loves to travel and spend time with his wife and family and play golf with friends, though he enjoys when people put their trust in him perhaps more than anything else. He also supports causes including cancer research, human rights and equal opportunity, and ethics in business.
Chris has been working in construction for over 30 years and has significant experience not just in executive-level management but in practicing carpentry himself as well. He has built a wide variety of projects over his career—many of them while he was the owner of Aztec Construction, Inc.—including historic mill conversions, large production multi-family units, low-rise and mid-rise commercial buildings, and specialized commercial facilities such as cleanrooms, labs, and testing rooms. He then narrowed his focus specifically to high-end residential construction and renovation and became a Principal and Operations Manager of BayPoint Builders Corp., growing BayPoint from a start-up to one of Boston’s larger residential builders and remodelers. Chris studied at Northeastern University and the Boston Architectural College, and he is OSHA and EPA Lead Certified and has a Construction Supervisor’s License. His interest in civics and leadership led him to become a member of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and other professional organizations, and he served on the Clinton, MA Zoning Board of Appeals for 24 years as well as on three school building committees. Chris finds the day-to-day interaction with his colleagues incredibly enjoyable, especially in the context of FBN’s supportive and collegial but challenging culture. He also enjoys sharing the wealth of experience he has accumulated over his career by mentoring some of his younger colleagues. For Chris, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client’s joy and satisfaction upon completion of a project. When he’s not satisfying clients or fulfilling any of his civic duties, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, cycling, mountain biking, running, and swimming.
For the past 15+ years, Larissa has been upholding high standards of excellence in the design and building industry. Under her collaborations and guidance, FBN doubled in size and grew into the award-winning company it is today. In 2021, she was honored as one of Boston Magazine’s Faces of Women in Design.
After studying Criminal Justice at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Larissa joined FBN as an assistant to the former owner John DeShazo. Despite having no prior experience in construction, Larissa worked tirelessly in a diverse range of roles—from Estimator to Bookkeeper to General Manager to Project Executive — and rose to her current position of President. Thanks to her discipline, persistence, and work ethic, Larissa quickly won the respect of her peers and mastered the art of winning the client’s trust.
She has served as the New England Chapter President of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA). During her tenure, she grew chapter membership to make them the largest chapter internationally. She has won both the Executive Officer Appreciation Award and the Rising Star Award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB). Larissa has also been featured in BDG’s Magazine, Prelude, and the Boston Common Magazine for her exceptional work.
Larissa enjoys bringing fascinating projects to life and working alongside the talented, hard-working individuals at FBN. She believes that having an “FBN Soul” means always doing the right thing and prioritizing the client’s best interests, and that success is built upon hard work, determination, and consistency. Her favorite part of the job is cultivating relationships with FBN staff, industry partners, and clients. Outside of working hours, Larissa loves horseback riding, traveling, and chasing new experiences. She is also passionate about animal rights, alleviating homelessness, and supporting disabled veterans.
Bob is one of FBN’s partners and serves as the head of production. In this role, he works directly with FBN’s teams in the office and in the field as well as with homeowners to maintain project budgets and schedules. Bob has accrued a wealth of construction expertise after working in the industry for more than 30 years, and the projects he has managed have ranged from small bath upgrades to the construction of an 8,000-square foot homes, the complete renovation of a large estate, and several Rebuilding Together Boston projects. Bob is OSHA and Lead Paint Certified, and he is also a Certified Graduate Remodeler. The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston recognized his work in 2014 with the Gold PRISM Award for Project Manager of the Year. Bob worked as a laborer for a local builder during the summers while he was in high school and found his calling in constructing and renovating high-quality homes. After graduating, he began working full-time and learned every aspect of carpentry from frame to finish. Over the course of his career, Bob has learned the importance of being patient in starting projects and developing them thoroughly first to allow better control of both budget and schedule, and he still learns from his talented colleagues every day. When he’s not overseeing projects, Bob loves to play guitar, go to Patriots games, and vacation at the beach, not to mention his voracious crossword puzzle addiction.
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FBN’s carpenter for Custom Services, Paul is committed to high-quality and detailed workmanship. Paul holds a BA in Philosophy and Creative Arts. This creativity can be seen in his background, as before joining FBN, Paul was the floor lead at Mystic Scenic Studios Scene Shop and a supervisor at Boston University Theater. Paul loves detailed work and strives to execute his jobs with the precision necessary to maximize the utility and elevate the aesthetics of each element.
Paul appreciates the skills and support of his team and finds his role in Custom Services to be a great fit. In his role, Paul is encouraged and supported to continue learning and refining his skills. He has fun on the job exchanging strategies and sharing skills with coworkers.
Away from carpentry, Paul has an affinity for science and enjoys hiking, rock-climbing, and visiting the Museum of Science in his area.
As FBN’s Construction Superintendent, Whitney is skilled at communicating with a wide variety of social groups and reaching consensus regardless of the situation. He is known for contributing to FBN’s relentless work ethic and willingness to please. Before joining the FBN team, Whitney and his wife successfully operated a 160-year-old sport camp, Lakewood Camps, for 16 years. He also has a background in woodworking, having worked for Crocker Boatyard in Manchester by the Sea, prior to his role at FBN. During his time there, he made three wooden sailboats from the ground up. In his free time, Whitney is a fantastic fly-fisher, with national recognition. He was once featured in Fly Fishing Magazine with John Randolph. As the construction superintendent, Whitney fosters a sense of camaraderie at the job sites and appreciates the approachability of his team. His favorite part of the job is getting to know the owners of each project to learn about their success. He also cherishes the personal interaction with his terrific coworkers and clients who inspire him to perform at a high level each day. On a typical Sunday, Whitney can be seen out taking his dogs for a walk with his wife, coffee in hand.
Daylin is a Site Superintendent with FBN who is additionally completing his Electrical Engineering degree at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. In 2019, Daylin completed his Associate's degree in Civil Engineering and graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Shore Community College. Before joining the FBN team, Daylin held the position of Vice President at W & R Carpentry Inc. from 2017-2021. He has been able to bring his past education and experience to the role along with his skills of punctuality and organization.
Daylin believes having transparency with clients and employees is the key to a successful company. This is shown through the top notch service that Daylin provides to customers in his role. One of Daylin’s most appreciated aspects of his role at FBN is getting to meet and help people. As a Site Super, he is able to be part of the organizational perspective as well as the production perspective which gives him the chance to work in both environments. Daylin is also very appreciative of the respectable and close-knit work environment that FBN provides.
On a personal note, Daylin’s hobbies include playing the guitar and tinkering with small robots that he builds himself.
Kevin brings 8+ years of experience in the residential construction industry. Before joining FBN, Kevin held positions as a Project Manager and Warranty Supervisor at Ryan Homes where he utilized his leadership skills while building neighborhoods and providing superior customer service. Kevin’s true interests are in custom home building and remodeling, which drew him to FBN. Kevin looks forward to transforming his clients’ vision into beautiful spaces, while enjoying the process with them. He feels very fortunate to say that he enjoys what he does every day. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Residential Construction Management and Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Kevin enjoys the outdoors, so in his free time you can find him hiking, fishing, and playing golf.
Harry Martins is a Project Manager at FBN who received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst along with 2 master’s degrees - one in mechanical engineering at Stanford and the other in bioengineering at the University of Michigan. Harry started his career as a design engineer before entering the world of project management, which eventually led him to FBN. In his various roles, Harry has focused on honing his creative problem solving skills to craft innovative yet practical solutions and moving projects from concept to completion. In addition to his vast technical abilities, Harry has a love for people - especially mentoring others and bringing a positive light to any situation. He prides himself in encouraging young colleagues to reach beyond their comfort zones and having guided two kind and energetic children to become productive, independent young adults. In his free time, Harry loves mountain biking. He’s quite skilled at this passion, as he can keep up with mountain bikers half his age. After a good workout, Harry enjoys munching on dark chocolate and eating other tasty foods to reenergize.
Sarah supports FBN’s executive team, drawing on her exceptional customer service skills, work ethic and ambition to learn. She started gaining exposure to the construction industry as a child through her father’s construction company where she started fielding calls for his clients at a very young age.
She then spent the next few years traveling internationally, volunteering with global non-profits and working as a travel consultant and in radiology at a local hospitals. This impressive background along with her caring nature have enabled Sarah to thrive at FBN where she can put her talents for helping people and solving complex problems to use in a fun and supportive culture.
Sarah is a certified Coding Specialist and Physician Chart Auditor as well as a mother of two boys. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, traveling, creating art and spending time with her family.
Philip has over 30 years of experience in residential construction and remodeling. He started his career as an apprentice carpenter and quickly moved his way up through the ranks thanks to his aptitude for developing new skills. For 16 years, he served as a partner at The Classic Group, a residential design and building firm and, in 2009, was elected president for the Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry. In addition to his wealth of knowledge and experience, Philip’s respectful and collaborative approach, inquisitiveness and problem-solving skills have made him an invaluable asset to all of his projects.
As a project manager, he enjoys collaborating with design, subcontractor and construction professionals to help clients make the best decisions about their homes. He’s especially motivated by the unparalleled esprit de corps among FBN and its extended team members and the company’s demanding yet fun environment.
Philip holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Vermont.
Outside of FBN, he loves spending time with his wife and two daughters and pursuing his passion for family genealogy and finding the stories and traits that link us to those who came before us.
Larry is one of FBN’s carpenters who specializes in installing trim, doors, stairs, moulding and hardware. He also cuts, measures and joins the materials together. With these tasks comes a lot of problem-solving, which Larry has mastered. Prior to joining FBN, he worked under a site supervisor and spent time learning the management side of construction. He is now able to apply those skills to his current job. Some of his favorite parts about his position at FBN are: the opportunity to develop his skills as a carpenter facing new challenges everyday, knowing that there is room for growth, and feeling great knowing he is part of a good team.
Larry contributes to being part of a good team by prioritizing efficiency and aiming to further his work ethic each and every day. His team is composed of incredibly down-to-earth individuals who are dedicated people that have great experience and knowledge in what they do. He would consider his job as a carpenter to be a hobby of his as well, due to the camaraderie in the work environment and his love for woodworking. In his free time, Larry spends time with his wife and two kids.
Lorelle entered the design and construction community by happy accident. Purchasing her first home fifteen years ago, she bought what would be classified as a tear down by most standards. She and her husband gutted the house and soon after he deployed to Iraq for ten months leaving Lorelle to design, space plan, and project manage putting it all back together. With this introduction to design and construction the dye was cast. Soon after Lorelle followed up her Master’s degree in History with the pursuit of a certificate from Boston Architectural College in Kitchen and Bath Design, and began her professional career in the field as a showroom design consultant. Following her showroom experience Lorelle worked in project plumbing sales for a global plumbing manufacturer in Boston and Greater New England. Most recently she has been assisting builders and homeowners on interior finish specifications and space planning, and enhances the FBN team with an abundance of product knowledge and industry awards under her belt. Lorelle was a NEWH TopID international award winner in multiple categories in 2020 and was the recipient of the President’s Award for the IFDA New England Chapter in 2022. In addition to her professional contributions Lorelle also has volunteered her time as a board member for IFDA New England three years running, most recently as the chapter’s VP of Programming. Outside of work you will find Lorelle spending time with her family and friends and going on adventures with her recently adopted rescue dog “Ernie”. She is a lover of all things antique and vintage: clothing, photographs, décor, cars, and houses. To date Lorelle has personally saved four homes from demolition in Northeastern Massachusetts and would like to preserve more. She believes that architectural diversity is essential to the visual fabric of New England, and we all should take part and pride in appreciating the uniqueness of the place we call home. Lorelle’s very personal experience of living through a multitude of whole house renovations allows her the ability to directly relate to clients’ experiencing the same.
Prior to joining the team, Marcos ran his own business. Trilingual Marcos brings his business and customer-interaction savvy to elevate FBN’s professionalism every day. His favorite part of the job is getting to show the client the final product and being able to create something that brings joy to others. Marcos has even remodeled his own home, and one day hopes to have a ranch style house with lots of surrounding land. Outside of work, this proud father loves to travel, hike, and spend time with family.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Eric worked as a Project Engineer and Apprentice Carpenter before coming to FBN. He is a diligent thinker, and at only twenty years old he created an LLC for real estate and began building a small engine from bucket scraps as part of figuring out an exact plan to follow for his future. Eric started his journey at FBN at only 19-years-old, where he undertook his first CO-OP. FBN’s belief in Eric, and his strong relationships with co-workers have helped him learn and grow as a person in many different ways. Eric is dedicated to learning from others and holds a sincere interest in construction. He has enjoyed being able to see such a variety of construction projects at all different levels, as well as seeing pre-con plans come to life from the ground up during his time at FBN. Eric has learned about the power of relationships at FBN, and how important it is to have good communication and strong ties with the people he works with. In his free time Eric enjoys buying, fixing, and selling motorcycles/ATVs, visiting his family members, and exploring the land around him.
After substantial experience managing daily operations, executing large-scale events, and working as an onsite project manager, Janine is now an Associate Project Manager at FBN. Prior to joining FBN, she served as the Director of Catering and Events for Compass Group. Janine has a BA in Hospitality Management from Endicott College and is confident that her background gives her a unique and valuable outlook on client projects.
At FBN, Janine enjoys meeting with clients and transforming their dreams from visions into realities. Her eye for detail makes her an invaluable asset during the planning process, and she appreciates the way everyone at FBN is willing to help out even when they are not officially assigned to a project. Janine loves FBN’s family-like environment and getting to know her co-workers on a more personal level during social gatherings. She is proud of FBN’s culture of integrity and transparency, which prioritizes client fit over profit when taking on a project.
When Janine is not providing top of the line service to clients, she enjoys reading, watching football, and going on long walks in Boston with her dog. Originally from Bronxville, she is passionate about animal rescue and lives by the motto, “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”
Peter has enjoyed a long and successful career in construction management and brings decades worth of experience to his role as Vice President. He founded Woodbourne Builders Inc., a residential renovation company in the Boston area, with his lifelong friend Marc Murray, and he ran the company as its president for 31 years before he and Marc joined FBN’s team. Together they won numerous awards, including five Contractor of the Year awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry—for the Best Exterior of 2010, the Best Historic Renovation of 2010, the Best Interior of 2010, the Best Bathroom of 2012, and the Best Commercial Project of 2012—and the 2014 Remodeler of the Year Award from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. After graduating from Don Bosco Technical High School, Peter studied Building Construction and Architecture. Peter appreciates being surrounded by talented coworkers in a cooperative environment at FBN and how the company treats it clients just as it treats its own employees and trade partners. He promotes FBN at all business-related events and at every opportunity he gets. Apart from construction, Peter enjoys attending his kids’ sporting events and practicing with them as well as golfing, riding his motorcycle, and skiing. He also supports causes that address the environment, substance abuse, and homelessness.
John has been honing his carpentry skills since high school and has been building custom homes for more than a decade. Over his career, he has worked on projects ranging from small-scale home remodels to the complete construction of large custom homes, and his keen eye and perfectionist style complement his years of experience. John first started developing his skills doing landscaping at 13 and continued to work on projects for neighbors through high school, helping him realize how much satisfaction he gets from standing back and viewing what he’s built for someone and seeing their face light up during and at the end of a project. After graduating from high school, he was working at a gas station when he met a contractor who took him on as a laborer and helped him develop into a carpenter and then into a high-end construction supervisor. John enjoys the exciting work of building custom, unique homes for each project and the connection he builds with homeowners while working with them for months at a time, and he strives to involve his clients in site meetings so they know what’s happening each week. A natural outdoor person, John enjoys fishing, walking, and hiking with his dog and girlfriend as well as attending Patriots’ games and working on his own house and yard.
Shalini works at FBN with the project management team to ensure the success of many ongoing projects. She attended the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, where she received a Design Excellence Award. Prior to joining the FBN team, Shalini was a Project Manager at Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors for over five years, where she provided high-end residential clients with full-service design solutions and oversaw complex construction projects through all phases. She loves the honesty, trustworthiness, and transparency of FBN as well as the fun, supportive environment, and she enjoys going on site for jobs. Shalini values preparedness and feels that thoughtful planning is important to any renovation or homeowner's decision. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to Red Sox games and concerts, and spending weekends in Portsmouth, NH. She supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude’s.
Greg joined the FBN team in 2013 with more than a decade of experience in the residential construction industry. Prior to working at FBN he worked as a Finish Carpenter for the Miley Construction Company and as a Project Super with FH Perry Builder. Over his career, he has worked on or managed a wide range of projects in the Greater Boston area, including additions, new homes, and large-scale remodeling. His extensive building knowledge combined with his ability to manage the intricacies of high-end residential construction and consistently complete projects on schedule and on budget earned him the 2015 Gold PRISM Award for Project Superintendent of the Year from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. Greg graduated from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Art History, with a focus in architecture, and studied in the North Bennet Street School Carpentry Program. He is also EPA Lead Certified and has his Construction Supervisor’s License. Before going into construction, Greg was exploring a career in design and architecture. Although Greg chose a more “hands-on” career path, he still enjoys participating in solving design challenges, and that interest and experience allows him to build and foster strong collaborative relationships with architects and designers. Greg is excited by the opportunity to build large and unique projects and he enjoys working alongside and laughing with his talented, honest, and “real” colleagues in FBN’s supportive and collaborative culture. Outside of the office, Greg can be found spending time with his family, riding trails on his mountain bike, or working on his house, which he is proud to have built himself.
Corinne was one of FBN’s earliest members and has been a key part of the office team for more than 20 years. She worked closely with former Bookkeeper as well as assists the current Bookkeeper Sharon. Corinne’s decades of experience give her unique patience and confidence to calmly and reliably tackle any challenge in the office. Corinne attended Framingham State University and Quincy College and after helping FBN grow over the course of her career, the company has become her “home away from home,” and the best part of her job is getting to work with colleagues that have become more like family members to her. In her free time, Corinne enjoys reading and supporting causes addressing veterans’ needs, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis, and she in fact originally wanted to be a sewing teacher.
Sejal joined the FBN team in 2014 bringing over two decades of project management and sales experience across multiple industries. She started her career in Product Management earning three Star Awards for Outstanding Performance at internet service provider Excite@Home and rising to Ruby Tier Rank as a pharmaceutical salesman at GlaxoSmithKline. Sejal grew up in California and earned her Bachelors degree in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley. Before joining the FBN team, she worked as a Project Manager at Next Step Living, Inc. Sejal strives to help homeowners understand the renovation process and address their concerns to minimize stress. She enjoys being in a caring and cooperative environment at FBN and appreciates that it is “not the stereotypical contractor.” The best part of her job is facing down daily challenges and leaving clients happy and satisfied at the end of a project earning her the 2017 Gold PRISM Award for Rising Star. Sejal enjoys travelling, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends, and she supports causes addressing mental health and world hunger.
Regan boasts an exciting and varied resume of carpentry experiences with extensive experience in high-end production and management around the world. He started developing his carpentry expertise while growing up on a farm in southern New Zealand, earning his National Certificate in Carpentry there and building his first house at the age of 21. He went on to build a fully off-the-grid, self-sufficient vacation home near the Able Tasman National Park in New Zealand and won multiple New Zealand House of the Year awards while running high-end projects for InHaus, a construction company based in Nelson, New Zealand, building on some of the country’s most desirable coastal properties. Regan also helped build boats for two editions of the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race and built racing yachts in Valencia, Spain. In addition, he spent three years living in and travelling through South America. Coming from an international background and having so many diverse construction experiences allows Regan to quickly adapt to the demands of any challenging situation or project, and he enjoys continuing to learn new skills in new environments and solving difficult problems on the job site. He also appreciates the wide array of jobs that FBN tackles and how they all have the common element of high-end finishing. Outside of work, Regan spends time with his wife and son, plays golf, and builds new things for his house, and he is passionate about green and sustainable building.
Dan works in the FBN office coordinating with the other project managers, clients, and designers to plan projects and keep them running smoothly. His ability to listen to clients’ needs and concerns and incorporate them into project planning and management makes him particularly effective. Dan enjoys problem solving with his team and appreciates having a well-coordinated group to work with. Outside of the office, Dan is an avid Patriots fan and sports enthusiast, and he has volunteered for the Special Olympics.
Dave has spent a large share of his 17 years of remodeling experience overseeing day-to-day operations on job sites. Prior to joining the FBN team, he founded and ran his own remodeling business where he maintained a 96% customer satisfaction rate as reported by Guild Quality Surveys. Dave graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Clemson University and then earned a Masters degree in Education from Wheaton College. He is also a Licensed Construction Supervisor. After running his remodeling business, he also served as a site supervisor at Landmark Services, Inc. But Dave particularly enjoys FBN’s business model, centered around establishing trust with their clients with an emphasis on doing the right thing at every step of the process. Recognizing that clients are generally more satisfied when they’re involved in the process, he tries to keep communication open with clients and include them in decision-making. Dave is happiest when projects are humming along, but also when he can walk away from a site knowing the project was built well. At home, Dave enjoys spending time with his three young children and playing the piano, and he supports programs for at-risk youth.
Charlene handles responsibilities in FBN’s Custom Client Services Division, assisting in the intake, scheduling and Project tracking. In 2015, the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston recognized her work with the Silver Prism Award for being the Most Valuable Team Player. She brings more than three decades worth of organizational expertise across a variety of fields to her role at FBN.
Previously working as a Real Estate Paralegal at a Boston Law Firm and earning the Secretary of the Year Award while working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also worked as a Certified Medical Assistant early in her career. After graduating from Fontbonne Academy in Milton, MA, she earned her Associates Degree from Aquinas Junior College, before earning her Certified Legal Assistant Degree.
As a proud Mother herself, she values the family oriented culture of FBN and that one of the Company’s goals is to build strong relationships with each Client. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, listening to music and relaxing at the beach.
Wayne has more than 30 years of experience in the residential construction industry, with much of that spent in his current role as site superintendent running day-to-day operations on job sites. Before joining FBN, he worked for another high-end custom home builder in the Boston area for 11 years and ran his own building company for 10 years. Wayne got into carpentry right after high school, and of all the experiences he has had in construction since then, he has enjoyed being a member of FBN’s close-knit and cooperative team the most. His attitude when it comes to helping clients figure out how to achieve their vision is, “let me know whatever it is you need and I will make it happen.” Off the job site, Wayne enjoys working on his own house, vacationing with his family, and supporting environmental causes, and he speaks French after growing up learning French before English.
Kevin has been part of the FBN team for 18 years and has handled several responsibilities and worked on various kinds of projects. His ability to frequently complete projects ahead of schedule and under budget earned him the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston’s Silver PRISM Award for Site Superintendent of the Year in 2015. Kevin began developing his carpentry skills at his high school in Lowell and has been honing them ever since then. Over his career, he has worked with a diverse clientele and he enjoys getting to know each client to understand their vision for their home. Kevin also enjoys being a part of the FBN family and bonding with his colleagues at the company golf tournament and the annual Christmas Party. When he’s not on the job site, Kevin likes to play golf, spend time with his family, and work on his own home.
Stephen has played a number of roles over the course of his 16 years on the FBN team. He manages day-to-day operations and scheduling as a site superintendent and onsite coordinator and he also works in both rough and finish carpentry tasks. His fine carpentry skills, attention to detail, and project management have won him several PRISM awards, most recently garnering the 2014 Silver PRISM Award for Superintendent of the Year from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. After graduating from Exeter High School in Exeter, NH, Stephen was fortunate to get his start learning “old school” techniques from an experienced group of carpenters who taught him how to use the finest wood species to fabricate custom doors and windows and do architectural carving and millwork. His extensive carpentry expertise allows him and his team to handle any type of job or punch list, from minor residential maintenance up to the construction of large, high-end estates. Stephen appreciates the sense of camaraderie shared throughout each project not just among our team members but also with our subcontractors, designers, architects, and homeowners as well as they all work together to achieve a common goal. When he’s not honing his carpentry skills, Stephen enjoys organic gardening, reading about Native American cultural studies, and using drawing and writing as a creative outlet. He’s also an ardent supporter clean air, water, and food, and he’s been known to attend protests in support of these causes.
Maureen Cofran is a Bookkeeper who came to FBN after 20 years working for the same company. Previous to FBN she ran the books for all 4 and office manager simultaneously. Incredibly diligent and determined, Maureen self-taught herself the skills needed for her role self-taught through webinars, books, online tutorials. Coming to FBN was a life-changing experience for Maureen, where she never second guesses the “why” behind why she is here, only grateful for the trusting, warm environment she was welcomed into. Working with numbers all day, Maureen is glad to have the amazing team at FBN there surrounding and supporting her. Always willing to grow and learn, Maureen welcomes criticism to guide her to the next level. She is known to never give up until the final results are decided, and once the results are in, she goes the extra mile to make sure her work exceeds expectations. Maureen is the proud parent to a college student pursuing a career in Law Enforcement. In her free time she loves to bake, and although she’d never brag about it herself, her chocolate chip cookie recipe is rumored to be unbeatable.
Bobby began his time at FBN at a young age, starting as a Carpenter and Laborer and building everything from suburban residences to high-rise condominiums. After graduating from Salve Regina University as Soccer Captain and with a degree in Business Management, he returned to FBN to work in Project Management before stepping into his current role as a Custom Client Services Manager. In his day-to-day, he provides personalized customer service to both new and existing clients to help them complete their dream projects. He loves turning clients’ visions into reality and forging meaningful relationships with everyone he works with, from his colleagues to his clients. Bobby brings a sense of balance and a dedicated work ethic to everything he does, so that no matter the project, he gets it done effectively, efficiently, and to the highest quality standards. He believes in honesty and transparency, which is why he believes FBN is a standout company—their transparency, attention to detail, and commitment to communication adds up to a business that truly looks out for their clients’ best interests. When he’s not working, Bobby can be found cheering on his favorite teams—the Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, and Bruins—playing basketball and soccer, or spending time with friends and family.
Ellen is a Custom Client Services Manager for FBN. She works with new and existing clients, designers, and architects on projects. She also manages projects, budgets, materials, and expectations of the customer. Ellen received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management from Salve Regina University and spent twenty years working as a Kitchen & Bath designer. She has deep expertise in cabinet design and is extremely knowledgeable in cabinet & countertop manufacturing and fabrication. Ellen’s favorite aspect of her role at FBN is transforming a client's ideas into reality. She loves a challenge, so seeing the final project complete and the client happy is the best reward for her. Ellen appreciates the shared passion of construction and remodeling that the FBN team has and considers the team to be one of the most close-knit communities she knows of. She and the team are committed to being completely transparent with how they work, giving clients full confidence on who they are working with. Ellen especially loves meeting new people in the industry and making new connections. Away from work, Ellen’s hobbies range from spending time with family & friends, traveling, creating art, going to concerts and car shows, or cheering on Boston sports teams.
Michael is an Associate Project Manager at FBN. He loves all aspects of the job, but specifically the aspect of meeting and conversing with so many different people. He is a self-proclaimed “people person” and enjoys the team atmosphere of FBN. Before joining us, Michael was a golf caddy for six years in Hollywood, Florida. He even got a chance to caddy the European World Tour at the age of eighteen. At FBN, Michael excels in managing multiple projects and juggling many tasks at once. One of Michael’s most cherished aspects of the job is the willingness to help others and provide the ultimate best products and services to all customers. Away from work, Michael can be found playing endless rounds of golf and spending quality time with his family.
Despite Elijah's years of experience, he always has a growth mindset and is open to learning daily, making him a key contributor to FBN’s top level of professionalism. Prior to FBN he worked as a high speed railway electrician. Elijah’s favorite part of working at FBN is the culture, and works with his wonderful coworkers to ensure the highest level of detail is taken care of for his homeowners. In his free time, Elijah loves defense training, as he is 7th degree in three styles of martial arts, as well as a close quarter combat field expert. He also loves spending time with his children and family and enjoying a nice cup of tea.
Austin Fabbo is an Associate Project Manager. He has deeply enjoyed his time at FBN, finding pleasure in working collaboratively with co-workers, as well as clients. Austin studied Civil Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and before FBN he held a series of roles with different responsibilities, including Project Controls Specialist at City Point Partners. Now, as a Project Manager he wields the different perspectives he gained from these experiences to excel as a Project Manager. Austin has worked on some amazing project sites, including 1 Dalton. Taking advantage of the excellent resources available at FBN, Austin has been able to flourish in his current role. Austin believes in honesty and cooperation, making him a strong member of the FBN team. A nature enthusiast, Austin spends lots of time outside hiking, biking, and exploring. Often, he can be found by or in the water, doing all sorts of activities like scuba diving or spearfishing.
Matt got his start in construction working as a laborer and carpenter during summers and vacations throughout high school and college. After finishing school and working on gut rehabs in Boston and Cambridge, he started a general contracting business. Matt operated that company for 13 years before joining the FBN team. With this significant experience in construction, leadership, and individual responsibility, Matt makes an excellent senior project manager. A notable accomplishment of his is that he built the first LEED-H* multi-family home in the U.S. Sustainability and the environment are causes close to Matt's heart. Matt's favorite thing about working with FBN is being able to engage with people and focus on building spectacular projects for his clients. The greatest joy of his position comes from helping to deliver excellence for all FBN customers, in both the final result and the journey to get there. The biggest piece of advice he offers to homeowners is to find a builder who you fully trust. The process of your project needs to be comfortable and enjoyable for you, not just the final result. Matt graduated from Connecticut College in 2001 with a BA in Comparative Religious Studies. He enjoys spending time with his wonderful fiancé Emily, playing golf, and getting outside whenever possible. His dream home has modern lines, lots of windows, and bold accenting. *LEED Certification is a globally-recognized symbol of sustainability in construction.
Bill brings decades worth of experience to FBN as a Site Superintendent. Before joining the team, he spent 12 years at a building and remodeling company. He has been recognized with a number of certifications and accreditations in construction and safety in the state of Massachusetts, speaking to his knowledge and presence in the industry. Bill takes pride in his attention to detail and finds his driving force the desire to give clients exactly what they want. He believes in prioritizing quality and recommends thinking long-term when designing and building. He has embraced FBN’s dynamic culture. He’s adaptable and thinks on his feet. He likes to keep an open mind when learning and enjoys collaborating with his coworkers at FBN. Before going into carpentry full-time, he worked as an EMT for Brewster Ambulance. Now, he’s enjoying the company of his FBN team, working on projects everyone is passionate about. He attributes his strong work ethic and morals to his parents, his biggest inspiration. Bill believes in doing the right thing and following through on commitments. Outside of carpentry, Bill is a family man, enjoys sports, and volunteers in his hometown, Norwood, MA. His two children, Erin and Liam, mean the world to him. He enjoys spending time with them and coaching them at various sports.
Jeff made the exciting transition from field carpenter to estimator nearly a decade ago and brings to FBN a wealth of knowledge in the industry. He is passionate about helping clients bring their dreams to life. He is focused, organized, and adaptable—always ready to take challenges that might come in the way of meeting clients’ goals. Jeff enjoys change, and strives for excellence in FBN’s dynamic environment. He loves working with his coworkers. He believes that on top of being very disciplined and talented, they have an excellent sense of humor. When not working, you can find Jeff outdoors enjoying not only exercise like cycling, paddle boarding, and crew rowing, but also woodworking, gardening and beekeeping. Jeff’s dream house would have a light, airy interior, with a shop out back. Most importantly, it would have the best finishes, either in a modern or American craftsman style. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, and comes to FBN with experience as a professional modern and ballet dancer. Jeff believes in exploring, in looking deeper and in acting with precision, three strengths that come along with professional ballet experience.
Jonathan’s lifelong commitment to construction and carpentry began when he was just 12 years old, working summers and school vacations with his father. He is very knowledgeable about home renovation with several years of experience and his education in Building Construction from Manchester Community College, where he graduated with honors. This background serves him well at FBN Construction, where he can both tackle unexpected obstacles and demonstrate a high level of craftsmanship and manual labor. Jonathan enjoys learning from his coworkers’ decades of experience and he’s constantly embracing challenges and discovering new things. This appreciation for continuous growth is part of why he loves FBN Construction, where no matter how long you’ve been here, everyone is treated with the same level of respect. When Jonathan isn’t working, he loves to go trail riding on his motorcycle (a replacement for back when he used to race motorcycles) and working on restoring classic cars and diesel trucks. His dream house would be a small cabin in the woods designed to enjoy the present while sipping his favorite drink every morning: a large black iced coffee — yes, even in the winter. If he had to choose a superpower, it would be to read people’s minds which connects with his passion for helping homeowners discover and build homes that reflect what their hearts truly desire.
PMP Certified and holding a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Jordan and an MBA in project management from Southern New Hampshire University, Musab has had diverse education and work experience. Musab chose FBN Construction for its great reputation, professional coworkers, dynamic work experiences, and the pride that FBN takes in their high level of care that they demonstrate on all their projects. He attributes this to FBN being a place where everyone genuinely cares about their work and one another. It’s also a place where he’s always learning something new every day, improving his problem-solving abilities, and expanding his level of construction experience. As an Associate Project Manager, Musab believes in thorough planning prior to and during the construction process, he appreciates FBN’s collaborative environment and teamwork, and he strongly supports client-builder relationships that are built on trust and transparency. In his spare time, Musab enjoys reading about politics, history, and religion, mountain biking, and cooking!