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Combining artistry with technology to craft architectural woodwork

Mark Richey Woodworking

Combining artistry with technology to produce superior woodwork.

We like the difficult stuff. The challenge of finding good, lasting solutions.

Greg Porfido Chief Operating Officer, Mark Richey Woodworking

Mark Richey Woodworking crafts and installs high-end architectural woodwork. Our work enhances the experience of performing arts centers, museums, corporate headquarters, academic institutions and restaurants across the country.


We are craftsmen with a passion for quality, reliability, tradition and innovation. Our clients receive prompt estimates, precise quality fabrication, and careful delivery and installation.

Our work reflects our dedication to these three principles.

Commitment

We serve the needs of our customers and the environment. We want our clients to experience the best service they've ever had. We adhere to our deadlines, keep our promises and make sure each project is successful.


Collaboration

We work together, making it possible to take on complex, one-of-a-kind projects. From estimating and pre-construction through production and installation, every member of our team has a sense of ownership, accountability and pride. We bring your architectural vision to reality.


Craftsmanship

Our facility is the ultimate custom workshop, where technology combines with artistry to deliver superior woodwork. We work with precision, attention to detail and an openness to innovation.

Mark Richey

Mark Richey

President

As founder, Mark guides the company's growth and nurtures its reputation for quality. He is a frequent consultant to architects, company owners and general contractors worldwide on matters of engineering, construction detailing, wood and finish selection, and cost analysis. Mark is involved on a daily basis in sales, estimating, company strategies and project management. He is past President of the Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI), New England Chapter. He is also an accomplished mountaineer having received the American Alpine Club’s highest award for Lifetime Achievement.

Gregory Porfido

Gregory Porfido

Chief Operating Officer

Greg has worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years. Since joining the company is 1988, he has played a central role in shaping the company's methodology, manufacturing systems and overall philosophy. Greg is a former member of the Board of Directors of AWI and has served on the Advisory Board of the North Bennett Street School in Boston.

Teresa Richey

Teresa Richey

Treasurer

Teresa is a co-founder of the company and has done everything from finish and fabrication to sales and development of administrative and accounting systems. As treasurer, she directs the company’s financial management and oversees office administration. Teresa is a native of Peru and speaks fluent English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

Affiliations

W/MBE logo

Mark Richey Woodworking is certified as a Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by the Supplier Diversity Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Working with companies with this designation assists government agencies in meeting their affirmative purchasing and contracting goals.


Architectural Woodwork Institute certified logo

Mark Richey Woodworking is a member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), a national trade association that recognizes and promotes quality woodwork. The company is certified by AWI as a premium grade shop.


U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

We are a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world.

History

Our woodworking roots run deep.

Mark as an apprentice

Mark Richey began his career as an apprentice to master harpsichord builder, William Dowd. Trained under these exacting standards, in 1979 he began building fine cabinetry.

Essex

In 1981, Mark Richey Woodworking officially opened its doors, offering high-quality architectural woodworking. The company has expanded steadily ever since.

Mark and Gianni


In 2005, after a major renovation which transformed a derelict manufacturing building into 130,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, the company moved to historic Newburyport, MA.

As we have grown, we have made sustainability a priority by reducing our carbon footprint. In 2007, we installed the industries first clean-burning Biomass furnace to heat our facility. In 2009, we erected a 300 foot tall 600KW wind turbine and in 2016 we are installing a large solar array.

In 1991, Mark and Senior Estimator Barry Rugo successfully climbed Mount Everest.

In 1991, Mark and Senior Estimator Barry Rugo successfully climbed Mount Everest.

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We remain dedicated to our craft.

Today, Mark Richey Woodworking employs a diverse workforce of highly skilled, dedicated craftsmen and construction specialists, many of whom have been with the company for over 20 years.


Throughout the years, we have been proud to work on some of the highest profile projects in the nation. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers by providing expertly crafted and engineered architectural woodwork to transform their vision into a built environment of outstanding quality.

Experience

They have the resources and ability to make just about anything I can think of no matter how large, small, or unique. Everything they do is of the highest quality. They make friendly suggestions that enhance our designs and make them more cost effective while retaining or improving their special qualities. There is no woodworking company whom I would recommend more highly.

Richard Bertman, Principal CBT Architects, Boston

Project Locations

States we've worked in

Project List

Corporate

Museums

Academic

Performing Arts

Restaurants

Furniture

Retail

101 Arch Street,
Boston, Massachusetts

125 Summer Street,
Boston, Massachusetts

33 Arch Street,
Boston, Massachusetts

40 Summer Street,
Boston, Massachusetts

470 Atlantic Avenue,
Boston, Massachusetts

474 Technology Square,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

60 State Street Lobby,
Boston, Massachusetts

77 Fourth Avenue,
Waltham, Massachusetts

Abrams Capital,
Boston, Massachusetts

Acadian Asset Management,
Boston, Massachusetts

Admirals Bank,
Multiple Locations

Afghan Embassy,
Tokyo, Japan

African Meeting House,
Boston, Massachusetts

AKRIS,
Boston, Massachusetts

Alkermes,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Analysis Group,
Boston, Massachusetts

Anna Jacques Maternity,
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Arakelian Residence,
Nahant, Massachusetts

Armani,
Boston, Massachusetts

Arnold Arboretum,
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Arthur Anderson,
Boston, Massachusetts

Au Bon Pain Logan Airport,
Boston, Massachusetts

Audrain Automobile Museum,
Newport, Rhode Island

Austin Grille,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ayer Mansion,
Boston, Massachusetts

Babson College,
Babson Park, Massachusetts

Bain Capital, Multiple Floors,
Boston, Massachusetts

Bank of Boston and Cafe,
Boston, Massachusetts

Bass Shoes,
Falmouth, Massachusetts

Battery Ventures,
Multiple Locations

Batterymarch Financial,
Boston, Massachusetts

Baupost Group, LLC, Multiple Floors,
Boston, Massachusetts

Baystate Milling Company,
Quincy, Massachusetts

Beechwood Museum,
Newport, Rhode Island

Bellemere Residence

Berklee College of Music,
Boston, Massachusetts

Berkshire Partners,
Boston, Massachusetts

Biba,
Boston, Massachusetts

Bingham McCutchen, LLP,
Multiple Locations

Birkenstock,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield,
Boston, Massachusetts

Bobruff Residence,
Newton, Massachusetts

Boston Capital Partners, Inc.,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Children's Museum,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Conservatory,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Consulting Group,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Edison,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Hotel Restaurant and Banquet Facility,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Private Bank,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Public Library,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Sports Club,
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Boston Station,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University School of Management,
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Warehouse Trading Corp.,
Multiple Locations

Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, Mandel Center,
Waltham, Massachusetts

Brandwein Residence,
Waterville, Maine

Brasserie Jo, The Colonnade Hotel,
Boston, Massachusetts

Brookline Bank,
Boston, Massachusetts

Brown Rudnick Berlack lsraels,
Boston, Massachusetts

Brown University- Creative Arts Center,
Providence, Rhode Island

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cafe Muhle,
Luneburg, Germany

Callaway Golf,
Boston, Massachusetts

Calvin Klein,
Cleveland, Ohio

Cambridge College and Registrar,
Boston, Massachusetts

Capital Grille,
Multiple Locations

Carmine's,
New York, New York

Centre Re,
Hamilton, Bermuda

Champion Residence,
Boston, Massachusetts

Chanel,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Choate Hall & Stewart,
Boston, Massachusetts

Christian Science Center,
Boston, Massachusetts

Clarkes, South Station,
Boston, Massachusetts

Clio, Eliot Hotel,
Boston, Massachusetts

Coach Leatherware,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Cole Haan,
Boston, Massachusetts

Collins & Co.,
Boston, Massachusetts

Collins Residence,
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Congress Group Ventures,
Boston, Massachusetts

Convexity Capital Management LP,
Boston, Massachusetts

Cooley Godward Kronish LLP,
Boston, Massachusetts

Copeland Residence

Copley Investments at the Sears Crescent Building,
Boston, Massachusetts

Coyne Residence,
Boston, Massachusetts

Crate and Barrel,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Crosspoint Towers,
Lowell, Massachusetts

David Yurman,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Dechart,
Boston, Massachusetts

Deloitte & Touche,
Boston, Massachusetts

DiStazio Residence,
Braintree, Massachusetts

Dockers at Cambridge Side,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Domestic Bank,
Boston, Massachusetts

Dunhill at Bloomingdale's,
New York, New York

East Hill Management,
Boston, Massachusetts

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate,
Boston, Massachusetts

Elderhostel Corporate Headquarters,
Boston, Massachusetts

Emporio Armani,
Boston, Massachusetts

EnerNOC,
Boston, Massachusetts

Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.,
Boston, Massachusetts

Equity Office,
Boston, Massachusetts

Excelsior,
Boston, Massachusetts

Fairmont Hotel, Copley Plaza,
Boston, Massachusetts

Federal Tavern, Washington, DC Fez North,
New York, New York

Fiamma,
New York, New York

Fidelity Investment Benches,
Boston, Massachusetts

Firestone & Parson,
Boston, Massachusetts

First Church of Christ,
Boston, Massachusetts

First Marblehead Corporation,
Multiple Locations

Fitchburg State University Hammond Campus Center,
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Foley and Lardner,
Boston, Massachusetts

Foley Hoag,
Boston, Massachusetts

Four Seasons Spa,
New York, New York

Fox Sports Bar, Logan Airport,
Boston, Massachusetts

Foxwoods Casino & Resort,
Mashantucket, Connecticut

Game On, Logan Airport,
Boston, Massachusetts

Gatoff Residence

Gemini Consulting,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glenstone Museum,
Potomac, Maryland

Goodwin Proctor & Hoar LLP,
Boston, Massachusetts

Goulston & Storrs,
Boston, Massachusetts

Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.,
Boston, Massachusetts

Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau,
Houston, Texas

Greenberg Traurig,
Boston, Massachusetts

Greyhound, South Station,
Boston, Massachusetts

Griggs Residence,
Boxford, Massachusetts

Hakkasan Limited,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Haley Hughes Residence,
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Harb Residence,
New York, New York

Harcourt General,
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Harvard Bookstore,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Business School, Aldrich Hall,
Boston, Massachusetts

Harvard Business School, Baker Hall,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Business School, Hawes Hall,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Press, Kittredge Hall,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, 1414 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Art Museum Benches,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Art Museums,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Austin Hall,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Brattle Square,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, FAS Biology Lecture Hall,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, FAS Hoekstra,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Graduate School,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Gropius Form,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Harvard Faculty Club,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, NW Annex,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Quad Cafe,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Quad Library,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Starr Auditorium,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Strauss Center for Conservation,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University, Widener Library,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Highfields Capital Management LP,
Boston, Massachusetts

Hill Holiday Connors Cosmopulos,
Boston, Massachusetts

Hirsh Residence,
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Historic Deerfield,
Deerfield, Massachusetts

HLM Management,
Boston, Massachusetts

Holt Renfrew, Toronto,
Ontario, Canada

Holzberg / Harap Residence,
Boston, Massachusetts

Honda Aircraft Company,
Greensboro, North Carolina

Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais,
Mirebalais, Haiti

Horovitz Residence,
Beverly, Massachusetts

Houston's,
Boston, Massachusetts

Independence Investment Associates,
Boston, Massachusetts

IR + M,
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
Boston, Massachusetts

Jae's,
Brookline, Massachusetts

Jones Day,
Boston, Massachusetts

Joslin Animal Facility,
Boston, Massachusetts

Joslin Diabetes Center,
Boston, Massachusetts

Julie's kitchen,
Newton, Massachusetts

Kagan Residence,
Marblehead, Massachusetts

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts,
Kansas City, Missouri

Kelly Residence,
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Kennan Residence,
Princeton Junction, New Jersey

Kessler Residence

Kobus Residence,
Belmont, Massachusetts

Legal Sea Foods,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Lesley University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

L'Espalier / Sel de Ia Terre,
Boston, Massachusetts

Liang Residence,
Newton, Massachusetts

Liberty Publishing,
Beverly, Massachusetts

Liederkranz Foundation,
New York, New York

Locke-Ober,
Boston, Massachusetts

Lotus,
New York, New York

Louis Boston,
Boston, Massachusetts

LPL Financial Services,
Boston, Massachusetts

Lucky's, Logan Airport,
Boston, Massachusetts

Lufthansa VIP Lounge,
Boston, Massachusetts

Lulu's,
New York, New York

Lustig Residence,
Newton, Massachusetts

Lynch Murphy Walsh & Partners,
Boston, Massachusetts

Macy's Fur Salon,
New York, New York

Manchester Rotary Club, World Peace Bookcase,
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Mass Mutual,
Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Senate Housing Hearing Room,
Boston, Massachusetts

McKinsey & CO,
Boston, Massachusetts

Merrill Lynch,
Multiple Locations

MetroRock,
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Meyer Residence, The Residence at the Ritz Carlton,
Boston, Massachusetts

Milano,
Boston, Massachusetts

Millennium Hotel and Cafe,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Miller Residence,
Boston, Massachusetts

Milton Academy,
Milton, Massachusetts

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.,
Boston, Massachusetts

MJ O'Connor's, Park Plaza Hotel,
Boston, Massachusetts

MMA Lend Lease,
Boston, Massachusetts

Morton's of Chicago,
Jacksonville, Florida

Museum of African American History,
Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts,
Multiple Locations

Museum of Science,
Boston, Massachusetts

Nerve Wire,
Newton, Massachusetts

New England Baptist Hospital,
Boston, Massachusetts

New England Biolabs, Inc.,
Ipswich, Massachusetts

New England Culinary Institute,
Burlington, Vermont

New England Pathology Services,
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Newburyport Police Department,
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Newburyport Rail Trail,
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Newton Wellesley Hospital,
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Next USA, Inc.,
Multiple Locations

Niemitz Design Group, Inc.,
Boston, Massachusetts

Niemitz Residence

Noble and Greenough School,
Dedham, Massachusetts

North Bennet Street School,
Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern University Speare Hall,
Boston, Massachusetts

Norvartis Institutes,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Not Your Average Joe's,
Methuen, Massachusetts

Omnipoint,
Boston, Massachusetts

Orpheum Theater,
Chatham, Massachusetts

P.F. Chang's,
Chicago, Illinois

Paragon, Foxwood Resort & Casino,
Mashantucket, Connecticut

Parcel 8,
Boston, Massachusetts

Park Street School,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

PartnerRe,
Hamilton, Bermuda

Peabody Essex Museum,
Salem, Massachusetts

Pembroke Realty Residence,
Salt Lake City, Utah

Penn Residence,
Brookline, Massachusetts

Pepper Hamilton LLP,
Boston, Massachusetts

Pfizer, Inc.,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Phillips Exeter Academy, Library,
Exeter, New Hampshire

Picturetel,
Andover, Massachusetts

Pignoli,
Boston, Massachusetts

Pilot House,
Boston, Massachusetts

Platt Residence,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Polcari's,
Boston, Massachusetts

Pronto Mare, Philipsburg,
Saint Marten, Virgin Islands

Prudential Center,
Boston, Massachusetts

Putnam Investments,
Boston, Massachusetts

Quadrum Gallery,
Multiple Locations

R.R. Donnelly,
Boston, Massachusetts

Ralph Lauren Polo,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Reebok,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Rocket Software,
Newton, Massachusetts

Ropes & Gray,
Boston, Massachusetts

Rothenberg Residence,
Newton, Massachusetts

Roxbury Latin,
Boston, Massachusetts

Royal Doulton,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Ruby Foo's,
Multiple Locations

Rudman Courthouse,
Concord, New Hampshire

Salem State University Library,
Salem, Massachusetts

Salt Pump Climbing Gym,
Scarborough, Maine

Saris Residence,
Weston, Massachusetts

SB Vineyard,
West Tisbury, Massachusetts

Schlumberger-Doll Research,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Schwartz Communications,
Boston, Massachusetts

Scient,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Scudder, Stevens and Clark,
Boston, Massachusetts

Sebago, Inc.,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Sel de Ia Terre,
Boston, Massachusetts

Sextant Holdings,
Boston, Massachusetts

Shawmut Design and Construction,
Boston, Massachusetts

Sheraton Hotel Back Bay,
Boston, Massachusetts

Shire Residence,
Weston, Massachusetts

Simmons College,
Boston, Massachusetts

Sovereign Bank,
Acton, Massachusetts

Spektor/Berman Residence,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

State Street Bank Interiors,
Boston, Massachusetts

Stuart Weitzman,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Summer Shack, Logan Airport,
Boston, Massachusetts

Sweeney Residence

Symphony Hall,
Boston, Massachusetts

TA Associates,
Boston, Massachusetts

Tacone Wraps,
Cambridge and Peabody, Massachusetts

Tadler Residence,
Rockport, Massachusetts

Temple Beth Avodah Arc,
Newton, Massachusetts

The Artful Hand,
Boston, Massachusetts

The Cheesecake Factory,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

The Colonnade, Boston Massachusetts

The Discovery Chanel,
Boston, Massachusetts

The Forsyth Institute,
Boston, Massachusetts

The MITRE Center,
Bedford, Massachusetts

The MITRE Center,
Bedford, Massachusetts

The Next Store,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

The Pottery Barn,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Thomas A. Lee,
Boston, Massachusetts

Thomas Learning Center,
Boston, Massachusetts

Torino Belts, Inc.,
New Orleans, Louisiana

Trinity Church, Parish House and Undercroft,
Boston, Massachusetts

Trinity Communications,
Boston, Massachusetts

Ullian Residence,
Providence, Rhode Island

Ullian Yacht,
Providence, Rhode Island

UMass Medical Center, Facade,
Worcester, Massachusetts

University Club,
Boston, Massachusetts

Utah Residence,
Salt Lake City, Utah

Van Cleef and Arpels,
New York, New York

Vinalia,
Boston, Massachusetts

Vitale Caturano & Company,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Wang Center,
Boston, Massachusetts

Wellesley College,
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellington Management,
Boston, Massachusetts

Westin Hotel,
Boston, Massachusetts

Wheelock College,
Brookline, Massachusetts

Wild Things,
North Conway, New Hampshire

William Sonoma,
Multiple Locations Nationwide

Wilmer Hale,
Boston, Massachusetts

Winston Residence

Wire House,
Boston, Massachusetts

Wolf Greenfield & Sacks,
Boston, Massachusetts

World Trade Center,
Boston, Massachusetts

Wyeth Research,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Recognition

Award-winning Projects

At Mark Richey Woodworking, we are honored to have been recognized for producing superior work on diverse projects.

  • Bank of Boston

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence

  • Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Ancient Near East & Egyptian Exhibits

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence

  • Convexity

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence

  • New England Biolabs

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence

  • Deloitte & Touche

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence

  • Straus Center for Conservation

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence

  • Corporate category and overall Grand-Prize winner, Convexity

    Architectural Woodwork Institute, Standard of Excellence Award

  • David Yurman

    Association of Retail Environments, Outstanding Merit

  • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Boston Preservation Alliance, Preservation Achievement Award

  • Dockers CambridgeSide Galleria, Cambridge, MA

    National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers, Grand Prize, New Specialty Store

Outreach

We give our time and resources to support projects that we believe in.

Local School Eco-tours

Newburyport, MA

A class learns about the turbineIt's important that we educate and inform our youth about the importance of caring for the environment. Demonstrating ways that companies are saving energy and showing how green initiatives can help give back to the community gives students an enhanced way of looking at the world.

Over the years, Mark has given many tours to thousands of students from schools around the region. Mark engages the students in a discussion about sustainable design. Inside the facility, the students get a thorough explanation of the workings of the biomass furnace. Outside, they get a tour of the wind turbine.

"It's my hope when these kids are my age that sustainable manufacturing, wind, biomass and solar, are the norm and not the exception." Mark Richey

Mirabelais Hospital

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haiti destructionIn January 2010, Haiti was hit with a catastrophic earthquake. With infrastructure and homes demolished, people had no where to turn. Lack of medical facilities made treating the thousands of people injured a very challenging task. Immediate care was needed, as well as a plan to build a new hospital to provide medical services moving forward.

The days right after the quake were critical. Mark Richey flew to Haiti to assist Partners in Health with aid operations, and delivered thousands of tents and sleeping bags to the region. He ferried medical supplies, helped medical professional set up treatment areas and assessed buildings for structural viability. He also organized a tent and sleeping bag drive, using the company as the clearing depot. Finally, the Company donated all the millwork for a new 300-bed teaching hospital and dormitories, which opened in April, 2013. This first-class facility in rural Haiti is well-equipped, allowing many young Haitian doctors and nurses to raise the standard of medical care in Haiti.

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Hospital

Post-earthquake Support

Nepal

Nepal

In 2015, many areas in Nepal were devastated by an extremely strong earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless and entire villages flattened.

Mark and Teresa Richey have traveled extensively in Nepal and are closely connected through climbing, hiking, family and friends. Mark Richey Woodworking contributed to the relief effort through these long-establised organizations Community Action Nepal and Dzi Foundation.

Clipper City Rail Trail

Newburyport, MA

Newburyport ArchIn 2012, an abandoned railroad bed close to our office was transformed into a recreational trail. Named the Clipper City Rail Trail, this 1.1 mile long path leads to the Merrimack River, and has several entrances along its route. The start of the trail needed something special to mark it as the official entrance of the newly christened rail trail.

Mark Richey Woodworking designed, constructed and installed a new archway to increase the visibility of the trail and welcome visitors to take a stroll or bike trip. The 20-foot wide, 14-foot high arch is handcrafted from four solid white oak beams donated by Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation, and is supported by footings donated and custom built by Castagna Construction.

Afghan School

Kiret village, Afghanistan

Korut PrimaryNorthern Afghanistan is one of the poorest regions of Central Asia and in desperate need of schools, hospitals and other infrastructure. The remoteness, bleak terrain and climate make travel, construction and life a challenge in this area.

In the summer of 2008, Mark Richey Woodworking sponsored the building of the Korkut Primary School located in the remote Wakhan corridor of northern Afghanistan.

"After many years of travel in remote and impoverished regions of the planet, I believe our best chance of making a real change in the world is by providing education to children, particularly girls who receive on average far less than boys, in many developing nations. For that reason, we have chosen to support the Central Asia Institute and their marvelous mission of building secular schools and educating tens of thousands of children." Mark Richey