Dan has lived along the Essex County coast all his life. His French-Canadian father and grandfather specialized in roofing and masonry. As a 14-year-old, he joined them whenever they had a project in Historic Salem. He learned how to “listen” to a vintage house to determine how old it was and utilize carefully chosen building materials and techniques to extend its life in ice, snow, rain, and heat. In the process, he became expert at using all the tools in his family’s box.

A stint as a runner for a Salem antique dealer broadened Dan’s experience, as he saw how vintage furniture could hold up under continual use. He learned how to recognize and handle choice woods and to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of finely wrought pieces.

After completing his carpentry study at North Shore Vocational High School, he worked in the Greater Boston area as a construction supervisor for homes valued at $2 million-$3 million, managing all onsite tradespeople. Then, about 10 years ago, he was drawn back to the North Shore, working with private clients who appreciate fine building.

Now, the clients of Beauvais Builders stretch from Boston’s South End to the New Hampshire border. Plus, the firm has received the coveted Mary P. Conley Preservation Award for the reconstruction and restoration of an antique barn.

Whether you’re considering construction and installation of a new kitchen or bath, the repainting and repair of an exterior or single room, or restoration of an entire building, Beauvais Builders is the perfect fit for your project.