When You Love What You Do, It Shows
Not to exaggerate, but we think we’ve built the best team in construction, and we’re proud of it. Collaboration and enthusiasm are the glue that holds this fantastic group together. We give our all to every project. You just can’t build great homes without great people. And we’ve got them.
Think women don’t own construction companies? Meet Sarah. She was raised in Lincoln, MA, and learned how to build things from her father, a mechanical engineer. Her first construction job was framing residential renovations in the summer during college.
After 15 years as a technical writer, Sarah decided to go another way and returned to construction, working for a small builder. Not long after, she started her own small general contracting firm, and eventually, she landed at S+H Construction in 2006.
Ten years later, Sarah purchased the award-winning firm and is now building on the company’s past success and paving the way for a fresh new future.
Aside from owning and running S+H, Sarah is the mother of six children, as well as a grandmother of seven, a Masters Track and Field competitor, and in her spare time (what spare time?), she plays the stand-up bass.
Director of Project Management
David joined S+H as a Lead Estimator/Project Manager in 2019 and is now the company’s Director of Project Management. Prior to that, he worked as a Carpenter, a Construction Project Supervisor, an Assistant Project Manager and a Project Manager at a number of construction companies in the Boston area, the first owned by his brother, where he worked during all of his school breaks and summer vacations from the age of 13! He feels lucky to be working with the team at S+H, who strives to get things right and achieve the best result for clients.
David really enjoys working on new construction. Whether it’s a modern or classic style, he likes to watch a home be built from scratch. He’s also a fan of turn-of-the-century renovations. Being a carpenter by trade, he’s fascinated by natural wood finishes. His favorite room to work on is the kitchen. It’s meaningful to him to know he’s been part of helping build a room that a family will spend a lot of time in and where they will create enduring memories.
David enjoys all things outdoors and is proud to say he’s raised an Eagle Scout. He and his son are members of Troop 55 in Billerica. He says if it weren’t for his son, he’d never have done such exciting (and crazy) things as scaling down a 30-foot wall, or white water rafting in class 4 rapids!
When Edward was just 14, he began working summers at his uncle’s constructions company, and a career was born. Starting as a project manager for S+H early in his career, in 2007, Edward now holds the position of Field Director. Working with the friendly team at S+H, on unique and interesting high-caliber projects is what drives him. He especially enjoys connecting interior and exterior spaces, such as decks and patios with living room and kitchen areas for a seamless flow. He’s also never met a basement renovation he didn’t want to do, turning wet, unkempt areas into highly useable and desirable spaces.
When he’s not working, Edward’s all about family time with his 2 and 5-year-old kids. He can also be found working on his house, listening to music, and hiking. He recently bought a pizza oven, and watch out, he’s just learning to use it.
Rob Russo grew up in Vermont and moved to the Boston area to work as a project manager in the telecommunication world, which he did for 10 years. But his career took a different direction when he attended the North Bennet Street School for carpentry and worked at several design-build firms (check with Rob) before landing at S + H Construction. He left for a short time to work as a carpenter and job supervisor before spending three years in commercial construction. But he couldn’t stay away from S+H, and returned as the Business Director in 2016, and has been here ever since. Rob lives in Winchester with his wife and is the father of two girls and a boy. He enjoys coaching little league, youth hockey, and attempting to complete his at-home to-do list (which never quite seems to get done)!