About Tom Turcketta
I grew up in a family of carpenters, and don’t
recall ever seriously wanting to do anything else. I was always getting
trouble for playing with my dads
hand tools and drilling holes in things that he did not want holes in.
I like to joke with guys in the trade that I carried more staging
and planks for my
dad by the time I was 16 years old than they have in there whole career.
got my first real job at the age of 15 years old working at what
was than called
the poor farm in Lynn, Ma. As a carpenters helper and laborer. I worked that
summer and the following year. At 17 years old I entered the Army and worked
as the company carpenter. When I came home I started helping my older brother
building additions, and second levels, doing kitchens and fire jobs in Lynnfield
Ma. He had a good remodeling business and set an example of what you can
do when you put your mind to it. I was drawn to the details and finer
aspects of the
work and as I mentioned I had a fascination with hand tools.
In 1975 I started
attending the North Bennett St. Industrial School in Boston. I took a year
of what would be considered today as an advanced course in
carpentry and transferred
into the cabinet and furniture making course. Were I learned how to fine
my skills. I learned how to sharpen, use and respect my tools, they are
an extension of my hands. I learned how to draw my projects out
and think them through. While
I attended school seven hours a day I worked in my field 40 hours a week
after school and weekends for myself.
My ambition was to do historic
in my area and to become a master at my craft. I am proud
to say that I have achieved
both. It is said that success is where your heart is. I have done many
large scale restorations and remodeling jobs. Money was never my
line. I have
always loved and respected my trade and have been blessed to
do so many quality projects
and service the people I have worked for.
My business was built on a
willingness to work, a desire to produce a high quality of work
and follow a project
through till it is done. I like to tell new clients that they
will not need to give
me a punch list at the end of the job that everything will
be completed. My client
base was built on repeat customer service.
In 1997 my wife Ellen and
I decided we really wanted to live on Cape Cod. So we purchased
here that is
now our home. We have been working and living here since
then. My business has done
well. Today I am a well rounded tradesman; some of my clients say
that I can do anything when it comes to an antique or old house.
for yourself. I have
done many interesting and challenging projects, and look forward
to many more.
Your home is where you live, love and take comfort.
in the fact
that if you hire me for your project you will get what you pay
hopefully more. I am a dedicated craftsman, with many years
of quality experience in
all areas of my field. I use only the professional
sub-contractors from other trades.
We will treat you and your property with respect, try to satisfy
your needs, pay attention to all the details and make your dreams
reality. We are
trustworthy, reliable, organized and clean.
Call 508-385-3672 today and
schedule an appointment with
me, Tom Turcketta, to look at your project.
forward to working for you,