At WORKS, we believe that many factors contribute to a strong client relationship and a successful project. It is our mission to not only provide you with an end result that exceeds your expectations, but to make sure that you are satisfied with our team during the process. We are honest and proactive, and believe in communicating openly with our partners and clients.

Situated on the North Shore of Boston, we are recognized for providing personalized home improvement for any size construction project.

WORKS- Home Renovation Services



The WORKS tagline says it all: personal work, reliable work, teamwork. At WORKS, we focus on teamwork; on delivering high-quality results with attention to detail; on craftsmanship; and on clear, communication. Our clients are our partners, and we believe a strong client relationship is essential for a successful project.

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WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis, offers professional, individualized Property Maintenance. Your home thrives under our attention to…

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WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis, offers professional, individualized Property Maintenance. Your home thrives under our attention to…

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At WORKS, we are recognized for providing personalized home improvement for any size of construction project.

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As an architect or interior designer, you want a general contractor you can trust with your clients and vision. WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis…

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This is some of the work we have done in the past. It also shows recent work. We show a sampling of different project types, styles, and materials. If you are looking for an example you don’t see here, please feel free to shoot us an email at and ask. We’d love to help you learn more about our work and our company.

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Living Room

Traditional built-in storage and Bookshelves

Living Room


Zero entry shower with frameless glass panel


Craft Room

Open and bright multi-puprpose room

Craft Room


Outdoor seating on deck



Reclaimed wood library shelving



Modern kitchen with custom cabinetry




Whether kitchen, bathroom, remodel, addition, or painting services, we aim to exceed your expectations by concentrating on quality of work, service and finished product. We partner with you to bring your vision into reality.



Your kitchen brings family and friends together with the warmth of fellowship and the satisfaction of preparing meals in a room that functions perfectly. That's why, in every kitchen renovation we undertake, WORKS creates a long-lasting combination of craftsmanship, beauty and functionality.

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For your own comfort and the comfort of your family and guests, every bathroom in your home from master bath to powder room deserves to be well designed and outfitted. The WORKS team of expert designers, builders, plumbers, electricians and installers is ready to help you through each stage of your project.

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Paint brings the sparkle back to a home; the right interior and exterior paint also adds years to its lifespan. Throughout the North Shore of Boston, the professional painters at WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis have proven their expertise in interior and exterior challenges.

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You have memories, tradition and love invested in your home. As time goes on, however, you may find that the one thing you don't have is enough space. WORKS builds additions that are in keeping with the history and style of your home while providing the functional, beautiful space that you need.

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For Architects & Designers

As an architect or interior designer, you want a general contractor you can trust with your clients and vision. WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis is your partner in bringing your vision to life and bringing joy and satisfaction to your clients on the North Shore of Boston.

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Property Maintenance

Your frustration with home maintenance, repairs and seasonal chores ends now. WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis, the people you trust with your new build or remodel, offers professional, individualized Property Management on Boston's North Shore.

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Restoration & Rot Repair

Whether you're experiencing wood rot, mold, buckling or sloping floors, water spots, cracks in walls and ceilings, basement moisture, peeling paint and siding, the decay of one architectural feature or concerns about the entire structure, the WORKS experts can help.

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Client Testimonials

We own a house constructed over many years (1789 to 1924). After being moved a half mile and placed on a new foundation in 1926, the colonial house was expanded with new wings added every 2 years until WW2.  This estate building needs repairs from time to time.  Jesse and WORKS started solving our repair and modernization projects about 20 years ago.  We could not survive without Jesse's know-how and his attention to customer satisfaction. Whether the problem is replacing and upgrading sliding glass doors, weather proofing any of the 105 windows in this historic house, adding insulation throughout the house, building a bathroom shower, changing plumbing fixtures, replacing slate, installing a rubber roof, or installing new ceiling plaster WORKS has managed all sorts of jobs within budget and on the schedule we plan together.  The crews clean up each day so we can live in the building while building continues over several weeks. It is a pleasure working with Jesse to estimate the job cost and we are always satisfied with the attractive finishes created by the carpenters and painters who we have relied upon for decades of successful building projects.

-- Peter and Gretel, Hamilton, MA

We recently had several projects completed by WORKS, including new hardwood stairs, a new kitchen floor, a new door, and exterior rot work, and we are more than pleased with the outcome. Having a few different projects allowed us to meet many of the "Works" staff, and we can honestly say that each and every one of them were polite, reliable, professional, and truly cared about their work. Thanks to Jesse, Jeff, and their outstanding team for a job well done. We would highly recommend using WORKS to family and friends.

-- Linda and Tom, Beverly MA

I had the great pleasure to work with Jessie and his team in the capacity as a management consultant. Over the course of months I got to see the real inner workings of this company and learn a good bit about Jessie as a business person. I am thoroughly impressed. His soft skills are fantastic. He emulates his “can do” attitude in everything he takes on and always carries a smile while doing it. On the operations side, Jessie has queued in on three key elements; employees, management processes and value in end user product. He hires only the most talented tradesmen who display the utmost work ethic and quality integrity. He has installed solid processes to monitor the entire work/project life-cycle; from the time he gets the first inquiry to the final sign-off by the customer. He continuously value engineers the projects for the customer, backing up the work 100%, producing a quality of finish product that is second to none. Jess and Works by JD is a breath of fresh air in a relatively smoggy business sector. I would highly recommend Jessie and his team to any consumer considering re-modeling or new construction. On a personal note – Jessie is one of the most fair and honest people I have met in my 10+ years in the real estate industry and professional life. You can’t go wrong with this guy.

-- AJ Beach, Management Consulting, Boston

Dear Jesse, ...Although there were a couple of bumps in the road, we wanted you to know how pleased we are with the final product. The discovery of the shower issue was incredibly fortuitous for us, and we are certainly grateful to you for diagnosing the origin of the rippling in the floors adjacent to the shower. All of your guys were great! Not only was their work terrific, but they also could not have been more pleasant to have around or more accommodating. They were truly committed to satisfying us in any way they could. Finally, you could not have been more responsive and diligent throughout the course of the project. You were always willing to put your best foot forward and prepared to answer any questions we might have had and to do whatever you could to make our project a successful one. We are most appreciative! You can certainly add us to your list of " happy" clients. Best regards.

-- Rusty and Mary Pat, Ipswich MA

It is so wonderful working with WORKS. ...Why is it so wonderful working with WORKS? Communication and work quality. I had a little job in Ipswich at a small condo we bought. To tear out the shower and put in a new tub, and re-tile the floor and tub walls, we went with a new contractor because in general he costs less than you do. Our reward for saving a few hundred dollars was a nightmare. A ten day project stretched over five and a half months, went over budget, and caused me much distress. The guy only returned emails, texts, or phone calls if I explicitly wrote "Please answer this email/text/phone call." With WORKS, you respect us clients in every way. You give us daily access to progress photos online, have an office that responds to all phone calls, and have project managers who talk us clients through the plan, on a daily basis even, if necessary. Also, you read and respond promptly to all text messages. I can't tell you how many times I said to Dennis during the Ipswich bathroom project, "I'm such an idiot that I didn't go with Jesse and WORKS. And for what? Saving a few hundred dollars?! Totally not worth it." Jesse, I admire the set-up you have designed at WORKS. The quality of your work is impeccable and beautiful, and your crew and office staff are exemplary. I have told many of my friends about WORKS, about how distinctive it is relative to the average contractor. Thank you thank you thank you.

-- Wendy, Manchester MA

I highly recommend Jesse and his group (WORKS). He was very accommodating and got all the work we needed done in time to move into our new home. His workers were very friendly, professional and cleaned up after their day was done. Thanks Jesse for a job well done!

-- Gail, Peabody MA

The WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis team has been completing projects in our home since 2007. We have had major and minor repairs completed, including stripping and reinstalling ceilings and floors, replacing and improving insulation, installing carpet, structural repairs on the exterior of the home, and gutter maintenance. The team is excellent. Read More...

-- Melissa, Gloucester MA

Jesse DeBenedictis is an honest, talented and very accommodating contractor. Jesse has performed numerous projects for us and we have found his work to be of the highest quality craftsmanship. Jesse is extremely conscientious and hardworking. Read More...

-- Linda and Richard, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

I was very pleased with the renovations and repair work done by Jesse DeBenedictis – WORKS. He and his crew did a great job and far exceeded my expectations. They were professional and hard working and were thorough at detecting unknown problems and fixing them the right way. Jesse was always available to explain things and offered complete and thorough information regarding the cost of the project. Read More...

-- Lynn, Gloucester, MA

We have been clients of Jesse and his associates for the past three years, during which time we have begun major remodeling of our entire home. He has completed a complete demolition. Read More...

-- William and Mary Ellen, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA



At work…on vacation…from your primary residence…day or night…you’re on the site of your new build or remodel from the comfort of your computer, phone, or mobile device. WORKS is the only construction company in the Northeast to give homeowners secure online access to daily photos and information about their new build, addition or remodel, posted on-the-spot by the WORKS team.
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WORKS- Service Locations

The WORKS by JD service area spans Boston’s North Shore, including Rockport, Gloucester, Ipswich, Essex, Manchester, Beverly, Salem, Marblehead and the surrounding towns. We also serve Andover and North Andover.