Story

Since their beginning in 1991 the Thorson brand has been synonymous with high quality attention to detail and award winning customer service. Eric & Stacy Thorson and their entire staff of office & field personnel take a customer-centric approach to the building and remodeling process focusing on good communication and all of the many details that matter most to the client and can make or break a project.

As a company they believe that the building & remodeling process should be enjoyable and have put in place a number of features that add to the overall client experience. From an online client portal that allows clients 24/7 access to project details, schedule and information to a state of the art dust control system that makes living through a remodel a little less messy. Thorson Restoration & Construction ensures that their entire process is focused on the best interests of the client, their home & family.

June 1991
April 1995
August 1995
February 1996
September 1996
January 2002
February 2003
July 2004
December 2005
January 2005
June 2008
2009
2011
2012
2013
April 2013
May 2013
July 2013
June 2014
2016
February 2017
March 2017

June 1991

Thorson Restoration Founded

Having always had an interest in the trades Eric  Thorson, owner & founder worked for a number of contractors to put himself through college.  His love for the building trades and historical architecture only grew after increased exposure to the industry. Upon graduating college Eric decided to make building & remodeling his life’s work and invest all of his energy in the founding of Thorson Restoration in 1991.

 

April 1995

Wood Shop facility constructed

After some time in operation it was determined that a wood shop facility would allow the company to further it’s offering of custom details like built-in cabinetry and finer custom finish details that have become the hallmark of the Thorson brand.

August 1995

Thorson builds their first custom home

February 1996

Stacy joins Eric full time to focus on company development & operations

The success of the company meant that there was much to do not only in the field but also in the office. Eric thought it best to focus his efforts in the field and have Stacy join him in the management of the company operations. 

September 1996

Services expand and the new name “Thorson Restoration & Construction” was adopted

The company’s initial focus was on restoration of historical homes across the South Shore and Eric started with a full inside–out restoration of his own 1790 Antique Cape in Bridgewater, MA.   High demand for other services led to an expansion of the company’s service offerings to include standard renovations, additions and new custom homes. The new name would better reflect the company’s capabilities.

January 2002

Eric Thorson moves from the field to focus on business operations

February 2003

Lead Carpenter Bob Morrissey joins the team

 

July 2004

Carpenter Jared McCartney joins the team

 

December 2005

 Lead Carpenter Dan Moore joins the team

 

January 2005

Thorson moves their operation to an expanded office location in Bridgewater, MA

The move to the larger commercial location allowed for increased administrative staff, stock & vehicle storage and room for future company growth.

June 2008

Office Manager Jennifer Kravitz joins the team

 

2009

Thorson joins the social media world

 

2011

Thorson rebrands the company logo & website

 

2012

Thorson inducted into Remodeling Magazine’s BIG 50

Each year since 1986, Remodeling Magazine inducts 50 owners of remodeling companies into their annual Remodeling Big 50 List. Thorson received this distinction in 2012 for having set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful companies that have taken the lead in raising industry standards. Thorson was also one of only 3 of the 50 companies to receive the Guild Quality Customer Excellence Award for providing an exceptional remodeling experience and an unmatched customer service to their clients

 

2013

Wood shop facility expanded and relocated

When the need for more space and equipment increased the shop was moved to a larger space just beside the relocated offices in Bridgewater. Bringing all aspects of the company under one roof helped to increase efficiency and allow Thorson to offer even more custom options for their clients. 

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April 2013

Finish Carpenter, Greg Duva joins the team

May 2013

Wrigley joins the team

 

July 2013

Estimator, Ben Norton joins the team

 

June 2014

Lead Carpenter, Dale Hermanson joins the team

 

2016

 Thorson celebrates 25 years in business

February 2017

Carpenter, Colby McMullen joins the team

 

March 2017

Carpenter’s Helper,  Tom White joins the team