Mark Richey began his woodworking career as an apprentice to a master harpsichord builder named William Dowd. Trained under these exacting standards, in 1979 he began building fine cabinetry in the basement of his Malden, Massachusetts apartment building. At night he studied architecture at the Boston Architectural Center. His work attracted business, and in 1985 he and his wife Teresa moved to a small space in South Boston, next to the harpsichord shop where he got his start.
The company has expanded steadily ever since; today we have more than $17 million in annual sales and over 80 employees, the longest-serving of whom is the master cabinetmaker who trained Mark in the harpsichord shop. In April of 2005, after a major renovation, we moved into a state-of-the-art, completely renovated 130,000 square foot facility, the former Owens Illinois building in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts.