Builder Retired 200 Years Ago?

My name is Bill Hardiman, and I am the founder/president of Old New England Restoration. My wife and I grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and raised our children in Hopedale, Massachusetts where we currently reside.

I studied design at Newbury College and also recently earned a Certificate of Small Business Entrepreneurship via Interise in partnership with Boston University. I have a love of learning, thus I enjoy continued education. I am a master carpenter, who holds a Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License and am member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), where I served as chair of the education committee and on the board of directors for the eastern Massachusetts division.

In my earlier adult years, I worked in “corporate America” but found myself consistently revisiting my interest of construction. As a self-identified historian, I was particularly drawn to old properties. I have been serving the needs of old house home-owners and non-profits, primarily in Massachusetts, over the past 3 decades. As of 2016, my business spans 17 successful and rewarding years.

In my 30 year construction career, I have had the honor of working on many historically significant homes, churches, castles, schools, hospitals and museums. I think there’s a lot of integrity in being able to think and build as my fore-builders did. I admit it; I’m stuck in the 18th century. I feel as though I identify more with the values of the past then I do the current time. My wife and 2 adult children will testify to that. Back then, it was more about pride and dignity than money. While we all need to earn a living, it truly is the love of what I do that keeps me going!”

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