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Charlie Silva

Builder

Charlie Silva began working with This Old House in 2016 on the Arlington Arts & Crafts House. He is currently leading the team to breathe new life into home in Dorchester, MA that was damaged by a fire last year.

Charlie is President of Silva Brothers Construction, a leading contracting company in the Boston area that he co-owns with This Old House general contractor and his uncle Tom Silva. Charlie started working for his grandfather’s company at age 12 during his school vacations, and joined full-time in 1981. Charlie’s daughters Jessica and Michelle have also joined the team over the years, assisting with administrative tasks and project management.

Charlie cares deeply about craftsmanship and using tried-and-true, traditional practices. And despite the success of his company, Charlie remains a homeowner’s point of contact throughout the duration of a project providing project estimates, coordinating crews, scheduling subcontractors and managing ongoing costs.

Follow Charlie on Instagram at @charliesilvatoh.