Category: Our Staff

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

CCI Management Memo – Teamwork From Concept Through Construction

We’re often asked what makes our company so successful, makes our system so effective and sets us apart from the competition. The short answer is our production team and our teamwork, from concept to construction.                             Project Coordination The first step in […]

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

CCI Management Memo – Valuing Long-term Client Relationships

At Custom Contracting we really value long-term relationships with our clients. Once you’re in the Custom family, we want to stay in touch – so we mail out newsletters and post blogs. Plus, we want to keep you up to date on what we’re doing and what’s going on in the remodeling industry.   Of course, […]

MacHarrie Marks 10 Years at Custom

Congratulations to Brenda MacHarrie, who is celebrating 10 years as Custom’s office manager.   Brenda, who grew up in Arlington Heights, spent 20 years supporting sales teams before joining Custom in 2009. While she hadn’t worked in the remodeling industry before, she picked up things fast.   If you call Custom, chances are Brenda will […]

NARI Board

CCI Staff News – March, 2018

Custom’s cabinetry specialist, Nikki DeFelice, has been named one of the top designers of 2017 by Bertch cabinets. The high quality and wide range of Bertch styles make these cabinets a favorite among many of our clients.         President Bill Farnsworth (far right ) has been named to theboard of directors of […]

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

CCI Management Memo: Why We Believe in the Lead Carpenter System

Since starting Custom in 1990, one of the mainstays of our firm has been the lead carpenter system. In this Management Memo, we’d like to explain what this system is all about and how it benefits our clients. At Custom, we don’t manage projects from our office. Rather, once the project starts, it’s overseen by […]

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

CCI Management Memo: What Customer Service Means to Us

For this Management Memo, we thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of production manager Craig Lielasus on what’s involved in delivering first-rate customer service. As he explains, customer service covers everything from the initial call a prospective client makes to our office to the actions of every employee or subcontractor working a […]

Justyn Atwood and TJ Kane

CCI Team Member News

Preparing the Next Generation According to many reports, an aging workforce is an issue in the remodeling industry. We’re doing our part to improve the situation by grooming young carpenters in the Custom way to become productive, effective and experienced craftsmen. When possible, we like to offer this opportunity to family and friends of our […]

Ed Teehan

CCI Subcontractor’s Corner with Ed Teehan

E.R. (Ed) Teehan, Jr., is a master electrician who has been part of Custom’s network of trade subcontractors for two-and-a-half years. Given his strong electrical and people skills, he’s been a perfect fit for us.   An Arlington native, Ed attended Ottoson Middle School in Arlington Heights. While in seventh grade, he took part in […]

CCI Employees

CCI Team Member News – Daniell Marks a Quarter Century with Custom

Congratulations to Michael Daniell, who recently celebrated 25 years with Custom. He is our longest-tenured employee. When Michael came on board in 1991, we had just three employees. As the company has grown, so too have his responsibilities. Since 2007 he has served as project coordinator, managing initial project preparation, coordinating the permit process, assisting […]

Bill Farnsworth Named EM NARI “Member of the Year”

CCI Team Member News – Bill Farnsworth Named EM NARI “Member of the Year”

The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) held its annual Contractor of the Year Awards in April. The event honors outstanding achievement among the “cream of the crop” of the remodeling industry.   This year, the evening included a pleasant surprise for Custom: President Bill Farnsworth received the […]

CCI Team Member News – Meet Karin D’Angelo

Karin has been with Custom for over a year as our full-charge bookkeeper. Over the previous two decades, she held similar positions at various companies and also ran her own independent bookkeeping business. Karin grew up in Medford, where she continues to live with her husband John and their young son Zachary. She’s very involved […]