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A message from Dan Curran

I started my business over 30 years ago as a weekend endeavor while working full-time for a family owned commercial general contractor in Philadelphia. The company specialized in historic building restoration, new construction, pharmaceutical laboratory reconstruction and renovation, and University building, construction, and renovation. We worked in places such as the University of Pennsylvania, University of Princeton, Beaver College back when it was just named Beaver, Villanova University, Merck Pharmaceuticals, McNeil Labs, Rohre Pharmaceuticals, and many others. I started my career as a laborer and worked my way up through the ranks.

I completed a four year apprenticeship programe at a top rated school in Philadelphia and graduated in the top 10% of my class, transitioning to a carpentry position for the company. During my time with them, I had the privilege to work with many old-school craftsmen who had been in the business for years and took great pride in their work and finished product.

I was extremely fortunate to work on some very intricate projects that involved many facets of the industry. The company employed both carpenters and stone masons and used sub-contractors for roofing, plumbing, and electrical, giving me a first-hand look at structural, mechanical, and electrical systems, as well as the various finishes for the completion of a project.

While working with these talented men and women I paid close attention to their work as craftsmen and their methods. I paid close attention to the job superintendents, foremen, lead people, and their management style. Over the years I've developed my own style combining what I consider the best of each of them. I had the good fortune to work with exceedingly bright engineers and architects on various projects, all of this experience has given me the knowledge, technical skills, and managerial ability to complete most any project.

One of the things that can get overlooked are the interpersonal relationships that are an integral part of any project, depending on the scope of work, it is very important to foster communication between the home owner or building manager and the various trades when required to be sure that what is wanted and expected gets done to the customer's satisfaction.

Thank you for the opportunity and possibility of working with you on your project.

Dan Curran
Dan Curran & Sons, Ltd.

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