About Masterpiece WoodworksOur artisans and craftsmen
What we do
Our in-house design team can help you create one-of-a-kind freestanding furniture that will surprise and delight your clients. Have a vision? We can help make it a reality. Build a design legacy with our handcrafted furniture.
From handcrafted cabinetry and sublime custom paneling to intricate multi-layered butler doors, we see your vision through completion. Our master craftsmen serve as part of your extended team to take your design to the next level.
Who we are
Let’s start at the beginning
Over thirty years ago, Richard (Rick) Hulme and Daryl Evans took a cross-country motorcycle trip that would change their path for years to come.
They both spent their days honing their crafts. Daryl, the engineer and builder behind innovative designs. Rick, the artist, and creator of high-end finishes.
Together, they crafted a company that still thrives thirty-six years later.
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Partner and Master Craftsman
Graduating from Framingham with honors in Industrial Arts, Daryl gained an apprenticeship with master craftsman Mario Genevese in South Natick, MA building custom furniture. Several years of intense training with Mario led to employment with fine furniture maker Richard Monaco.
Daryl works with our creative team on the build components of each job. He’s a measure twice, cut once kind of guy and ensures quality every step of the creative process.
Richard F. Hulme
Partner and Master Craftsman
A visit to a woodworking shop at the age of nine became the inspiration that would set the course for Rick’s career. After attending the University of Maine, Rick also took an apprenticeship with master craftsman Mario Genevese. Along the way, Rick’s path turned to the art of finishing.
Rick’s love and appreciation of art, combined with his fine finishing skills, has cultivated a unique talent that sets his craft apart from all others.
While attending the University of Connecticut majoring in Political Science, Rob worked in residential construction while earning his degree. Rob then went to work for General Dynamics, building complex submarines. Following his future wife to Chicago, Rob was employed by Neidermyer, designing and constructing high-end retail display.
Upon returning to New England, Rob worked with a custom mill shop on Martha’s Vineyard producing detailed yacht interiors before joining the Masterpiece team in 1998. Rob’s attention to fine detail and strong experience with 18th-century reproduction furniture has enabled him to draw on these exceptional skills, leading him to be a valuable asset to the studio for the past fifteen years.
George J. Krestyn
From building models as a boy, to chip carving as a teen, George has always had a passion for detailed woodworking. After completing a Liberal Arts degree at Thomas Aquinas College, he furthered his skills at Furniture by Dovetail, crafting furniture and built-ins predominantly in a contemporary Shaker style. George later became the lead finish carpenter for a residential contracting company, supervising high-end remodeling and new construction which involved detailed wainscoting, molding, and joinery.
A recent addition to the Masterpiece team as a cabinetmaker, George is thrilled to be back in the world of furniture, where he especially enjoys working with varied species of wood with beautiful grain. George’s careful handiwork and eye for precise detail are a perfect fit with the vision behind the Masterpiece mission.
Kimberly A. Truczinskas
A graduate of the MBA program at Curry College, Kim worked at two Boston-based engineering firms before joining the Masterpiece team as the Business Manager the summer of 2014. Growing up in a family-owned general contracting firm, Kim’s construction based knowledge makes her combination of skills unique and well suited for her role here at Masterpiece.
With over fifteen years of experience in account and office management, Kim is a true asset to the day to day operations. When not at Masterpiece, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children at her home in Easton.
The youngest member of the Masterpiece team, Sam spent summers working at the shop getting his feet wet. His other “paying” job was working at a local farm which inspired him to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation at UMass Amherst.
An avid music fan and guitar player, Sam developed a fondness for playing challenging heavy metal music. After graduation, the idea of building his own guitar someday steered him back to the craft of woodworking. Now at Masterpiece full-time, Sam is honing his skills in the furniture trade.
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Our handcrafted furniture and bespoke interiors are favorites of designers throughout the Boston area.
Make a statement with a Masterpiece.