From: Westport, MA
Joe ventured into the construction business very early on, attending trade school for cabinetry and carpentry. Self-employed for 33 years, he joined PCCI three years ago as a foreman, responsible for structural framing and foundation. He oversaw the historic restoration of the Blue Garden. In order to recreate this century old garden designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, Joe relied on the original photos and blueprints that he found in the National Archives. Following these plans, he precisely recreated the layout in the same fashion as originally done in 1912: with string, line, and control points.
Joe's average day includes calculating the materials necessary for each phase of a job, planning each step in the construction process, and anticipating problems before they occur. After 36 year, the work is second nature to him. He holds a Massachusetts Supervisor's license as well as a Hoisting and Engineer's license.
His down time is spent playing acoustic guitar in his music studio; he plays solo now but was once part of a band. His musical favorites include James Taylor, as well as alternative rock music from the 90's.