Meet The Team

Jesse DeBenedictis

Jesse DeBenedictis

Owner and Construction Guru

Jesse DeBenedictis started his first company in the eighth grade, gardening and landscaping for local families. A few years after college, he realized that construction, from digging foundations to designing custom carpentry, was his first love and he founded WORKS. He says, “As a general contractor and a leader, you have to be constantly creative and on your toes.” He brings that creativity, experience, and commitment to every job on Boston’s North Shore.

Julie Ferraz

Julie Ferraz

Director of Finance & Establishment

As Director of Finance, Julie oversees all areas of finance and administration including accounts payable and receivables, job costing, cash management, general ledger, inventory, banking and reconciliations, as well as provides strategic analyses for senior management to determine project and company profitability. Prior to coming to Works by JD, Julie worked in accounting for Beacon Roofing Supply. She has a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry and hopes to be a key asset in growing Works by JD to its full potential.

Johannah Conway

Director of Public Relations

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Christopher Doane

Chris Doane

Director of Operations

Chris has been around residential construction since he was twelve years old. His father purchased his first house and personally added a second story. His uncle was also a contractor with which he had the privilege of working with as well. Chris entered the Technology industry in his twenties, receiving Microsoft Certification. He entered the construction industries in his thirties as a specialty carpenter, focusing on custom finish. He is in his forties working with carpenters as the Director of Finance. He and the carpenters share the same sense of high-quality demands for every job, from start to finish.

Jeff Drinkwater

Jeff Drinkwater

Site Supervisor

Jeff Drinkwater is a professional carpenter born and raised in Beverly, MA, where he currently lives with his family. He grew up helping his father with the family excavating business doing all forms of site work, utility work and land transformation. He apprenticed for a landscaper as a mason for a couple of years before finding his passion as a high quality carpenter at WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis where he has been for over 15 years.

Mike Morton

Site Supervisor

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James Corbett

Jim Corbett

Lead Carpenter

Jim Corbett is a Lead Carpenter for Works by Jesse DeBenedictis. In this role Jim manages construction projects assigned to him from setup to completion as well as managing overall schedule, material and labor costs per budget and supervising tasks assigned to carpenters and apprentices on that job. Jim brings to WORKSbyJD over 20 years of project management experience in the manufacturing and supply chain ERP/CRM space such as SAP implementation and classroom training of new ERP customers as well as a 10-year background in residential construction and design. Jim’s skills include blueprint reading, all aspects of residential framing and finish, kitchen and bath remodeling, brick, block and stone masonry. Jim has a certificate in 3D architectural design in REVIT 3D Modeling and AutoCAD 3D from Boston Architectural College.

Daryl Berg

Daryl Berg

Lead Carpenter

Daryl has an extensive background in custom carpentry end and all phases of residential remodeling. He is a CSL holder, Azek and Timbertech certified and a former business owner. He grew up in Winchester and now lives in Marblehead with his wife and 4 children.

Jeremy Hammond

Jeremy Hammond

Lead Carpenter

Jeremy started his career in the trades as an underwater welder but due to an unfortunate accident and injury was unable to dive. He ended up in the Carpenters Union which taught him a love for carpentry. Jeremy spent 5 years in the union doing commercial construction, metal framing and drywall but was looking for something with a little more soul so started his own small furniture making business. While his wife was studying veterinary medicine, Jeremy fell into residential carpentry and never looked back. He is now a lead carpenter here with WORKS and loves rehabbing old homes and making them beautiful again. He considers himself a “house surgeon” and loves working with the team.

Andrew Greendough

Andrew Greenough

Carpenter

Andrew is a carpenter here with WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis and has extensive experience in build and install, furniture fixing and design, finish trim work, framing, siding, painting and roofing.

Karin Croucher

Karin Croucher

Apprentice Carpenter

Karin Croucher is Carpenters Apprentice at WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis. Karin brings to the company an M.Ed. in organizational communication. Making a career change Karin brings an enthusiastic approach to Carpentry. Her background in Social Work brings a strength of communication to the team here at WORKS.

Michael Wermuth

Michael Wermuth

Apprentice Carpenter

Michael Wermuth has been with is for 6mo as a carpenter/appreciate here at Work’s by JD. He’s been working construction for a three + years now and has a great enjoyment for building anything and everything. Michael also has prior experience in sheet metal industry. Michael is local to the North Shore as he was born and raised here.

Aaron Venezia

Aaron Venezia

Apprentice Carpenter

Aaron Venezia is a Carpenters Apprentice at WORKS by JD. Aaron has 6 years of experience in the trade and takes pride in his work from rough to finish and strives to give customers nothing but the best quality carpentry in their homes.

Mark Baldassari

Mark Baldassari

Lead Painter

Mark has over 18 years’ experience in the construction field, with experience in all areas of construction from frame to finish. His expertise is in painting, possessing knowledge and skills in all applications and techniques. He firmly believes that proper substrate preparation and choosing only the finest products is the key to a perfect paint job. He will work tirelessly to ensure a quality job and a satisfied client throughout an enjoyable process.

Maximillian Runge

Maximillian Runge

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Thomas Williamson

Thomas Williamson

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