New England Home – A Complete Home Renovation in Three Phases

We were recently featured in an New England Home, online article.  The story details how going through his own renovation projects has made Ryan a better business owner…. 

Here is a peak at the article….

The thirteen years that Ryan McDonnell has owned Needham-based Hawthorn Builders have been an education in an often complicated industry, a time period during which the former accountant and his business partner, Mathew Roth, turned a nascent real-estate company into a full-scale custom home building firm. Though McDonnell attributes much of their success to working with top designers and subcontractors, mastering the art of scheduling, and honing his communication skills, it was an out-of-the-ordinary situation that gave him one of the biggest insights into his business: after purchasing a 1930s English Colonial with his wife, Karen, McDonnell hired his own firm to oversee the renovations. 

When Karen and I bought our house, it hadn’t been renovated in twenty-thirty years or longer in some areas,” explains McDonnell. “Because we were in the unique and fortunate position to have the services of a reputable custom home builder at our disposal, we saw it as an opportunity.” So he and Karen brought in Hawthorn to take on the work…..you can read the rest on the NE Home website….


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