Our reputation for integrity and attention to detail applies when it comes to our employees. We want to be a good place to work, with employees who are valued, challenged, encouraged to learn, and encouraged to grow within the organization. It is important that every interaction our clients have is positive — from the foreman to laborer.
Many of our employees have been with us for upwards of 20 years. They bring talent, knowledge, skill, and a sense of humor to work every day. Meet our team.
I came to GGB from humble beginnings in a drain pipe in south Texas. After a long trip north, I found my way to Buddy Dog in Sudbury where I was adopted by my new family. Since arriving at the office I have provided cautious support for the staff, hunger, and general neediness. My primary role is to encourage my sedentary owner to get me out on the Charles for walks and mental breaks. The rest of the day is spent waiting for Anne to pay attention to me, as she is really the only one who truly understands.
I started working for Gary Gilman and Rick Guidelli as a laborer in 1987. Over the next ten years I worked in cabinet making, then framing, and eventually became a Lead Carpenter and Project Supervisor. I was made a Partner in 2004.
Today I am the Partner primarily responsible for all company operations. I develop overall project schedules and budgets, manage staffing, as well as develop business and personnel.
I stay personally involved in our largest projects, and try to visit as many sites as I can to help ensure the highest quality standards are met and projects are delivered on time and on budget.
I do miss getting my hands dirty at times. I always loved the work of framing a home, of making something tangible from an idea. I still enjoy figuring out complicated construction sequences and difficult details. There is nothing more satisfying than when a challenging interaction of structure materials and professionals goes as planned.
Away from work I am a husband, a dad, and a friend. I play music, cook, and go to bed early. These days most of my time is spent going to, from, or standing in hockey rinks.
I joined Gilman Guidelli & Bellow in 2017, after running my own construction business for many years. Prior to my own company, I worked as a laborer and carpenter during college, eventually working my way to site supervisor.
Today I am a Project Manager, which means I am the liaison between architects, clients, our crew, and sub-contractors. I enjoy being an integral part of the homeowner and architect relationship — helping homeowners understand the process and making sure roles and responsibilities are clearly communicated throughout the entire project. I also maintain all project budgets and schedules, while making sure the end result meets our high-quality standards.
On the job, I most enjoy solving difficult problems. A difficult problem can be a unique construction challenge or figuring out how to make something happen with a limited budget or limited time.
Away from the job, I spend most of my time wrangling my children with some skiing and fishing on the side.
I have essentially been “raised” by Gilman Guidelli & Bellow for the past 20 years. I started as a laborer and am now a Site Supervisor. I am also the Safety Supervisor with certifications in lead safety, OSHA, hot work, and CPR.
As Site Supervisor, I am responsible for the seamless communication and scheduling between architects, homeowners, our crew, and subcontractors. My 20 years of hands-on experience as a laborer and then carpenter give me an open-minded approach when it comes to problem-solving. I can easily see everyone’s point of view, and utilize the knowledge I’ve learned from hundreds of tradespeople over the years.
When it comes to large projects, I really enjoy the start-to-finish aspect — seeing someone’s house go from an idea on paper to a beautiful home. On smaller projects, I enjoy interacting more with the homeowner and problem solving together.
When not at work, I am a busy single dad of a four-year-old son. I enjoy fishing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, art, painting, sculpting, and spending as much time as possible with my boy.
I have been with Gilman Guidelli & Bellow for over 14 years now. I started with the company as an interior coordinator/assistant project manager when finishing my master’s degree in interior design.
Currently, I am a Project Manager for our Small Projects division. My job involves the coordination of all phases of construction with daily communication between site supervisors, architects, designers, and clients to ensure a project runs as efficiently as possible. I’ve been called “extremely organized” more than once!
My favorite aspect of my work is the relationships I have developed with our subcontractors, architects, and clients. Working in people’s homes requires a certain level of intimacy. I enjoy getting to know people’s interests, aesthetic and daily family schedules to help better serve them. It’s these relationships that have led to repeat work with great teams.
When not at work, I am busy chasing my two young sons around with my husband on the North Shore where we live. We are passionate about playing and watching sports as a family, taking our two dogs for walks, and enjoying time at our family’s lake house in Lake George, NY.
I have been in the building trade for over 40 years. I ran my own company of five employees from 1982 to 1989, and for the last 20 years, I have been working at Gilman, Guidelli & Bellow on many of their large scale residential single-family homes and renovations. I work as a Site Supervisor on these projects.
My job is to communicate project needs to our subcontractors as well as to our own team, and to listen to the desires of the owners and architects in order to keep the process rolling as smoothly as possible.
I really enjoy being on a project that goes from excavation all the way to punch list. It’s very satisfying to see the final product after the many steps and challenges along the way…and to see a happy homeowner.
When not at work, I enjoy reading, movies, music, walking the dog and hanging out with my two 20-something kids.
My part-time summer job almost 10 years ago turned into a full-time career after college. I studied construction management, but I got the best hands-on carpentry training during my summers on job sites.
Today my carpentry workload varies and is based on the job site needs — from framing to finish carpentry work. I still prefer the problem-solving aspect of framing, and I enjoy watching the bones of a home rise from just a foundation.
At work, I’ve been known to crack a joke or two. I like to keep people’s spirits up. At home, I like to hang with my family and hit the gym.
I have been with Gilman Guidelli & Bellow for almost two years now. This great team quickly made me feel at home and provided the opportunity to expand my building knowledge. My construction career started on Martha’s Vineyard, renovating historic homes. Finish carpentry is still my passion, but these days I get to enjoy every phase of a build.
As Site Supervisor, I oversee the day-to-day tasks of a project, including managing materials, schedules, tradesmen, and our own team of on-site carpenters. I enjoy working collaboratively with the project manager and architect to meet our client’s needs and expectations.
When away from a worksite, I’m still honing my construction skills at home. My wife is a designer, so we’re always dreaming big and starting projects of our own. If I’m not swinging a hammer, I like to cook, take our dogs to the lake or play an occasional round of disc golf.
I have been with Gilman Guidelli & Bellow since 2015. Before my time here, I worked with another construction company where I first learned the trade.
As a Carpenter, I handle a variety of tasks including framing and finish work. Each day brings something new, and I like that part of the job. One of my favorite projects has been a whole kitchen install on my own.
When not at work, I like to spend time with family and friends and play video games.
I joined Gilman Guidelli & Bellow over 21 years ago, working as a carpenter in what became the Small Projects division.
As a Project Manager, I coordinate many of our smaller jobs. This includes meeting with clients to problem-solve, planning jobs, buying materials, and supervising carpenters and subcontractors. We have an integrated approach to all our projects which keeps them running efficiently and creates quality products and happy clients.
I really enjoy the wide variety of projects we do, as well as the daily problem-solving aspect of my work. I get to put my people skills and 30+ years of hands-on experience to good use when listening and making suggestions.
When my son was born 21 years ago, my friend and co-worker, Jesus Lima, started calling me “Papa Jay” — which persists to this day.
In my non-work time I enjoy traveling, gardening, biking, making pottery, and spending time with my family.
I joined Gilman Guidelli & Bellow in 1998 after completing the carpentry program at the North Bennett Street School. I worked for many years as an apprentice for Gary Gilman, then as a carpenter. I am now a Site Supervisor and Lead Carpenter.
As a Site Supervisor, I am responsible for managing the day-to-day tasks of a project and keeping all members of the construction team happy and productive. As Lead Carpenter on projects, I still get to swing a hammer on complex framing and elaborate finish work.
When away from work, I spend time with my wife, dog, and young son. We enjoy hiking, gardening, kayaking, and playing tennis. Working with the team at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow has been rewarding, and allows a work-life balance that I appreciate even more with a young child.
I started my life as a carpenter in the 70s, building for a Yale architecture professor. He’d design one house a year, and I’d build it alongside two other carpenters. It was the best learning experience of my long career. I then traveled around the U.S. for four years crafting my skills before settling back in New England at the Museum of Fine Arts, where I created storage boxes for Japanese scrolls. Soon after leaving the Museum of Fine Arts, I started working with Rick Guidelli…and the rest is history they say.
I was always a hands-on guy. Rick was the business guy. We both knew the construction business inside and out, and we quickly realized our skills were complementary. We incorporated in 1990 with a vision to do high-quality work and surrounding ourselves with like-minded, talented people. We were fortunate that our work, and our work ethic, paved the way for the current business.
Today, I’m still the hands-on guy eager to do all kinds of carpentry work — from new builds to restorations, from framing to fine decorative hardware installation. My favorite task by far is problem-solving, especially figuring out stuff my crew has never done before. Of course, problem-solving wouldn’t be my favorite task if it weren’t for the people I get to work with daily.
When I’m not working, I’m likely planning a scuba diving trip with my kids, in route to a new dive location, or already underwater.
When I met Gary Gilman, in 1988, he was a master carpenter with years of work in the construction industry. I was young and relatively inexperienced, but Gary agreed to take me on as his apprentice. We worked well together and decided to incorporate it in 1990. We grew over the years through word of mouth, repeat customers, and a nascent relationship with a few architects. The growth meant we could add contacts, talented staff, and better business practices, as well as the knowledge and skillset to take on larger, more sophisticated projects. We now employ 30 craftspeople, all with a desire to deliver high-quality work and a high-quality work environment.
We learned very early that business is about relationships. We covet all our relationships, from clients to architects to designers to subcontractors. There are many satisfying moments when complex plans come to life and create someone’s home. But, the most satisfying aspects of my work are the relationships I’ve built with like-minded individuals — individuals who take pride in their work and pride in the process.
Perhaps I wasn’t the greatest carpentry apprentice, but between project management, estimating, and business development, I found my place. Today I focus primarily on business development, where I get to share 30 years of hard work and quality products. And, I still get to build relationships.
When not focused on work, I spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. My wife and I enjoy traveling and scuba diving. I also love to cook, cut and split wood, and read.
I was about a year old when Blair’s mom rescued me and brought me from Tennessee to Gilman Guidelli & Bellow about nine years ago. My sister Penny showed me the ways, but I can’t say I’m always found calmly sleeping under Blair’s desk like she is.
I like to explore in search of food. There’s always something tasty on people’s desks or on the kitchen counter. I especially enjoy barking at people outside of our huge windows.
Now that Penny’s getting older, we like to split our time between the office and home — where I love to play with my human siblings in the yard, especially if there’s snow. Like Penny, traveling to and swimming in Lake George are still my all-time favorite things!
I started with Gilman Guidelli & Bellow in 2018, after working with a variety of construction companies in New England that just never felt like the right fit. Gilman Guidelli & Bellow has a rare mix of talented, hard-working, and friendly people. Before honing my carpentry skills in Colorado for four years, I went to trade school in New Jersey and worked under a general contractor learning all aspects of a job site.
Today I can handle any carpentry job thrown my way. I’m a “get it done” person, and can work efficiently on any site. I’m typically handling framing, cabinetry or crown work. I most enjoy solving complex problems with my team — sometimes working with strict building codes in historic renovations, sometimes trying to match 100-year-old construction techniques, and sometimes just trying to create what’s in a homeowner’s or architect’s mind.
When I’m not working, I like staying active by playing soccer, hockey, and walking my dogs.
I started with Gilman Guidelli & Bellow about 12 years ago. I feel fortunate to be able to work with talented and friendly people every day. Before my time here, I spent several years in various woodworking and fabrication fields, including sculpture, boatbuilding, furniture, cabinet making, and finish carpentry.
As a Carpenter at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow, I focus on cabinets and built-ins, hardware and install, and of course, finish carpentry work. My varied background comes in handy with unusually complex projects. I really enjoy brainstorming with our team, and adding ideas from methods or processes learned in other fields.
When not at work, I like to sail, cycle, hike, and camp. If I’m lucky, I can get my wife and daughters to join me. That’s the best.
I started working with Gary Gilman and Rick Guidelli when they first formed their company. With their mentorship and my work ethic, I learned the carpentry and construction trade from the ground up.
Today I work as a Carpenter in the Small Projects division handling mostly carpentry, plastering, sheetrocking, and preparing interiors and exteriors for painting. I also coordinate with many subcontractors to ensure work is completed to the specifications. I enjoy working with various people throughout my day and take pride in meeting our clients’ needs.
In my free time, I like to travel, salsa dance, and cook for family and friends. I especially enjoy cooking for the annual Gilman Guidelli & Bellow summer party, where we all get a taste of my Cuban cuisine.
I joined Gilman Guidelli & Bellow about four years ago, after working with the highway engineering division of a large Chinese corporation for many years. The atmosphere here is congenial and family-oriented. It has been a great fit for me.
I am a Carpenter in our Small Projects division. I work closely with our project managers and site supervisors to ensure various carpentry jobs are completed accurately and efficiently. I really enjoy fine architectural woodwork projects.
When not at work, I like to read, walk, listen to music, and spend time with my family. One of my favorite activities is playing baseball with my son.
After years working in electronics and computer repair, I chose to combine my interest in construction with my equipment repair expertise. So, I took a position at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow. That was 12 years ago, and still a great decision.
Today I am the Shop Manager, responsible for the inventory and maintenance of all of our tools and equipment. I also make any necessary deliveries to job sites, help set up staging, and help with demolitions. But, my favorite task is still repairing equipment. It’s like solving a complex puzzle.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and watching Discovery en Español. And, you might find me tinkering with broken electronics at home!
I started working at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow over 15 years ago. After doing a variety of construction jobs, I quickly found a home here at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow and gained hands-on carpentry skills.
Today I do a variety of carpentry work, but I most enjoy finish carpentry: molding, baseboards…all the final touches. It’s very satisfying to see a finished house come to life.
I’m still a jack-of-all-trades though. I’m happiest getting a job done and keeping the team happy.
When I’m not at work, I like to relax and watch TV with my girlfriend. I also really enjoy spending time with my kid and my four grandkids. They keep me busy and young.
I have been with Gilman Guidelli & Bellow for four years now, working as the Controller & Office Manager. Prior to joining this team, I helped manage a start-up company and spent many years managing a plastic surgeon’s practice.
Today I handle all our accounting, human resources, and overall operations. I enjoy this multifaceted role, but I’m a numbers girl — reconciliations are my favorite. I also get great satisfaction when helping our team with various company policies, procedures and insurance.
I have an exercise science background, so I am very passionate about staying active. Away from work, I enjoy martial arts, spin, yoga, and walking with my dogs. When time allows, I also enjoy spending time with my sons, traveling, and hanging at the beach.
I have been at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow all my life. Blair adopted me when I was 12 weeks old, and I’ve been sleeping under her desk ever since. However, it’s Anne who gives me treats and takes me for walks!
My favorite part of the workday is greeting visitors. I typically meet them at the door and stay by their feet throughout meetings. But I’m not obnoxious about it, like my brother Hank. I’m the calm one.
These days, I like to split my time between the office and home. At home, I mostly enjoy sleeping on the sofa and hanging with my human siblings. Sometimes I’ve still got enough energy to chase them around the yard or steal their toys. Traveling to and swimming in Lake George are still my favorite things!
I joined the Gilman Giudelli & Bellow team in 2019. After working in both a large company and a small, family business, I wanted something in between — a place where I could work on challenging construction projects in a family-oriented culture. I found all that here at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow.
I am an Assistant Project Manager for our larger home builds and renovations. I am involved in all aspects of the construction process, from bidding to closeout, and I take pride in delivering a great end product after managing so many moving parts.
When not at work, I like to spend time with my family — enjoying the outdoors in an active way.
I started working at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow in 2016. Back then, I was new to the field of construction and quickly gained skills that I could apply on and off the job. The work can be physically demanding, but I find it very fulfilling.
Today I am a Carpenter working on both Big and Small Projects. I work on everything from rot repair to framing to finish work. My favorite kinds of projects involve the full demolition and rebuild of a space. One of the most satisfying qualities of this work is to lend a hand in the creation and betterment of an old space made new again.
Away from work, I like to keep busy with my own small construction projects. I really enjoy gardening when the weather permits, and simply being outside in nature.
I’ve been living the dream of construction (and music whenever possible) most of my life. I spent the majority of my career at smaller, frame-to-finish outfits. I joined Gilman Guidelli & Bellow about two years ago, where I continue to focus on larger remodeling and renovation work.
Around work, I’m known as a jack-of-all-trades. I’m the guy that “keeps the chains moving” whether I’m installing crown molding or digging a hole. I’m the doer and problem solver, which usually keeps everyone happy, including the clients.
In my free time, I’m a father, husband, professional musician, and published author. I also grossly spoil my three dogs.
I started working at Gilman Guidelli & Bellow in 2017, but I’ve been in the construction business for over 40 years. Most recently, I ran my own construction company, and prior to that, I worked for a cabinet company handling builds and installs.
Today, I bring my years of hand-on experience to both small jobs and large jobs, depending on project needs. I mostly handle finish carpentry: molding, baseboards, and custom cabinetry. I really enjoy the detail work in kitchens and seeing the space come to life.
When not at work, I like to spend time at home with my wife relaxing and reading. I also enjoy spending time in the woods or going for a run with our dog.
I feel so fortunate that the original owners, Rick and Gary, took a chance on a young carpenter, fresh out of vocational school, almost 20 years ago. I started as a laborer and worked my way up to Site Supervisor. I have been supervising larger projects for 10 years now.
On a job site, you’ll find me setting up daily tasks for the crew and always communicating with architects and clients. Maintaining a positive attitude and calmly managing issues goes a long way when helping clients (and architects) get through difficult project decisions.
I most enjoy being a part of making clients happy and helping make their dream home or space a reality. Knowing they are happy with our work is a great feeling.
When not at work, I spend as much time as possible with my wife and two boys — camping in our RV, boating in the summers, and skiing in the winters. Fortunately, the family-friendly work environment provides all Gilman Guidelli & Bellow employees a great work-life balance.
I started on-the-job-training at just fourth months of age. It’s all I’ve ever known! I’ve been coming to Gilman Guidelli & Bellow job sites with Zach Gilchrest for over a year now.
I like to start my day checking out the site, greeting the team, and then curling up for a nap. I might check on the work progress throughout the day, and I especially like running mid-day errands with Zach. On the current job site, there are turkeys and a poodle next door to keep my days interesting.
When I’m not at work with Zach, I love to tell my family everything that’s going on outside the window. I also love to play fetch and run into the Mystic River for a refreshing sip of water.