Housewright's collaborative approach with clients, architects and subcontractors is an extension of the team dynamic within the company. Our employees are not only chosen for their expertise, but also for their abilities to take initiative and to think ahead. It is a team of strong individuals, as is evident by how many key Housewright people have been self-employed and/or owned their own small companies. Strong individuals working together make a strong team.
Our project managers are charged with the responsibilities of keeping the job within budget and on schedule while providing the best value to the client. They work within the collaborative culture that is Housewright, with a constant flow of information and interaction from the field with office staff, clients, architects, interior designers and subcontractors.
Jeff came to Housewright in 2005 with 8 years of carpentry experience and within three years was promoted to Project Manager. In 2017 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer - a position in which his natural leadership ability, organizational skills and broad industry experience best serve Housewright's clients and employees. Jeff purchased Housewright Construction, Inc. in January 2020 and will continue to provide the level of value and integrity our clients have come to rely on. The key principles in Housewright Construction's founder, Craig Hervey's vision will continue to be the company's guiding principles today:
"The foundation of the business is our dedication to be honest and fair with everyone, no matter what. And no matter what challenges or problems come up, we hang in there until it's solved."
"Above all, I insist on quality. I want all the crew to be conscientious in the execution of their work … and they are. The strength of Housewright is the sum total of all the people working in it."
"We provide a simplified communication process for the client in the complex context of design and construction, with centralized oversight and quality control."
"Housewright offers clients creative, artistic, unique options within the context of the client's vision and budget. From the very first project assessment, we show you what's possible and practical – and what isn't – based on our experience with a wide range of projects."
Craig Hervey, Founder
Tom especially enjoys working closely with clients, architects and interior designers to ensure that their design intent is carried out. He collaborates with architects to produce shop drawings prior to fabrication. In the design phase with clients, he employs 3-D modeling to help them visualize their projects.
In addition to design and drafting of cabinetry and millwork elements, Tom's responsibilities include pricing, scheduling projects, directing shop personnel in fabrication techniques and installation oversight, including coordinating associated trades. Housewright often makes use of Tom’s extensive design and field experience in ways too numerous to mention.
Tom has been with Housewright since 1994. His prior experience included 10 years as a self-employed carpenter/builder and another 10 years running his own cabinetry shop. His shop clients included Ben & Jerry's and a company that produced synthesizers. Sting, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa and the late Michael Jackson have owned the synthesizers with cabinetry crafted by Tom.
Our architect associates rely on Tom and the shop to produce some of their most challenging designs.
Jodi is a key link in our client communication network. In addition to her general office management duties, she handles oversight of all insurance matters, is our Safety Officer and oversees maintenance of OSHA standards. In her HR role, she is responsible for the coordination and administration of our employee benefit programs. Transparency of all aspects of our business, from project processes to billing, is a high priority at Housewright and Jodi executes that priority.
Jodi came to Housewright in 2005 with 7 years administrative experience in industry-related jobs, including managing in-house construction and maintenance divisions for a property management company. She has an A.A. in Social Work & Human Services from Hesser College. She also has a home-based business providing consulting services to small companies.
With Jodi's oversight, clients can rest assured that our employees and subcontractors are properly insured and that job sites operate according to essential safety guidelines.
35 years ago, when Craig Hervey envisioned the kind of construction company he wanted to create, he knew from his background in farming that good values and work ethic were the most important qualities to have. Craig set out to create a company that produces the highest quality product with attention to the best value and what best suits the clients needs. Craig has always been very concerned with providing a superior level of customer service before, during and after the project. That attention to detail has become synonymous with the Housewright name.