OWNER / CFO
LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR
GABRIEL REYES JR.
LEAD FOREMAN / ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Jayson Cardenas has been with Donaldson Home Improvement since September of 2011.
Jayson came to us as a Carpentry Co-Op student from Greater Lowell Technological High School and has worked for the company full-time since graduating in 2012. Jayson is a certified lead removal specialist. OSHA Certified and is our safety compliance officer.
He is also DOT certified for operating heavy vehicles and equipment.
His carpentry skills include reading plans, layout, framing, code compliance. He is adept in all aspects of a building project from demolition to rough to finish.
In January of 2014 Jayson became a crew foreman for the operation and has most recently taken on additional operations responsibilities, including estimating and supervision of projects where he continues to demonstrate a sound understanding of the business.
In his spare time, Jayson enjoys camping and boating.
He is bi-lingual, speaking both Spanish and English.
JOB FOREMAN / MENTOR
Alan Paquette has been with Donaldson Home Improvement since December of 2011.
Al came to us as a Carpentry Co-Op student from Greater Lowell Technological High School and has worked for the company full-time since graduating in 2012. Alan is a certified lead removal specialist and OSHA Certified.
Alan is also DOT certified for operating heavy vehicles and equipment.
Alan started with us as an apprentice finish carpenter. In January of 2014 Alan became a finish crew foreman for the operation and is now mentoring and teaching other employees in the company and co-op students. His carpentry skills include appliance and kitchen cabinetry assembly and installation, crown molding and columns.
He is able to plan and procure materials needed for jobs and his professional manner is a valuable asset to any job site.
In his spare time Alan enjoys fishing, music and small woodworking projects.
GABRIEL REYES, JR.
ACCOUNTING / FINANCE ASSISTANT
Gabe joined Donaldson Home Improvement in 2012 as a Carpentry Co-Op Student from Greater Lowell Vocational Technical High School . He continued to work part-time since graduating high school, and he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at UMass Lowell. Gabe graduated from Umass Lowell in 2016.
Gabe has been an asset to the company. He has strong carpentry skills that we are happy to put to work in our operations, Last fall, Gabe demonstrated interest in working in the office. We created a position for him where he is involved in most aspects of office and financial side of the business now. In his new role, he is able to utilize his field experience to better understand and interpret the various aspects of the office environment. He is working closely with our other staff and accountant to gain knowledge and experience that will enhance both DHI and his career.
In his spare time Gabe enjoys working out, sports and spending time with family.
Ted Hession joined Donaldson Home Improvement in the Spring of 2014. Ted brings many years of carpentry experience and extensive skills to the operation. Ted is a valuable crew foreman who can be counted on to teach and mentor our apprentice carpenters.
Ted is skilled in all aspects of building and remodeling, planning and procuring materials. His specialization is finish carpentry. Ted’s projects feature custom cabinet design, built-in shelving and restorations.
Ted enjoys spending his free time golfing and with his family.