MEET OUR TEAM
Founder & CEO
Jesse DeBenedictis started his first company in the eighth grade, gardening and landscaping for local families. After a few years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, post college, Jesse realized that construction was true passion. From digging foundations to designing custom carpentry, he loves it all. In 2001, he founded WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis.
"As a general contractor and a leader, you have to be constantly creative and on your toes.” Design trends and technology are ever evolving and Jesse prides himself on staying on the cutting edge. He brings creativity, experience, and commitment to every job on the North Shore & Cape Ann.
Proud to be a NARI Certified Professional. Jesse holds the following certificates: CRPM, CR, CKBR, and CLC from NARI, demonstrating he is an elite remodeler, held to the highest industry standards. Jesse also also received recognition from the Commonwealth of MA Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations in 2021.
Director of Marketing and Sales
Noel spent over 20 years in consumer marketing and advertising within the commercial real estate and shopping center industry. Joining the WORKS by JD team in early 2020, he is focused on growing the business through a solid branding strategy, consistent communications and building strong relationships. Executing a strategy that combines tried and true marketing techniques with the latest technologies and media channels aligns well with Jesse's philosophy of Building Beyond Better. Noel brings a can-do attitude and approaches challenges as opportunities for greater success.
Mark has decades of experience in the construction field, with experience ranging from frame to finish. His expertise is in painting and he carries the knowledge and skills in all applications and techniques. He firmly believes that proper substrate preparation and choosing only the finest products is the key to a perfect paint job. He will work tirelessly to ensure a quality job and a satisfied client.
Jeff Drinkwater is a professional carpenter born and raised in Beverly, MA. He grew up helping his father with the family excavating business doing all forms of site work, utility work and land transformation. He apprenticed for a landscaper as a mason for a couple of years before finding his passion as a high-quality carpentry at WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis. Jeff has been with WORKS by JD since 2004.
Jim Corbett has spent years in both construction and tech. Coming to Works By JD originally as a Lead Carpenter, he brings over 20 years of project management experience in manufacturing and supply chain, as well as a 10-year background in residential construction and design to this sales role. Jim loves to use his knowledge and experience to help others successfully remodel their homes.
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