Welcome to Columbia Contracting
As one of the leading residential contractors in the Greater Boston area, we are devoted to premium building in renovation and new construction. With over 35 years of experience in high quality craftsmanship from our in-house carpentry team, we are well suited to manage your project’s specific needs.
In 1980, Arthur Massaro founded Columbia Contracting after moving back to Boston from Washington, D.C. A Massachusetts native, Arthur moved to D.C. after graduating from Boston University with a degree in business administration. While living in D.C., he found himself drawn to working with his hands and chose to pursue a career in carpentry. After honing his carpentry skills for four years in D.C., he was able to combine his skilled craft and business savvy nature into a budding carpentry business in the Greater Boston area.
What began as a one man operation has grown into a large team of skilled craftsmen. Arthur now works with his daughter, Kate Durrane, to lead the team. Growing up in construction gave Kate an eye for quality and an appreciation for true craftsmanship. Kate received her Bachelor’s from New York University and Master’s from Boston College before recognizing that her true passion lay in the building and creation of fine homes. Returning to school for Construction Management, Kate learned the contemporary aspects that Columbia Contracting needed in order to continue growing in today’s competitive market. Columbia Contracting distinguishes itself by employing a staff of experienced and knowledgeable carpenters. This allows control over quality and timeline. All of the project management staff are experienced carpenters who value quality workmanship and provide hands-on supervision. Columbia’s team work in tandem with architects, designers and homeowners from the early stages of a project throughout construction, and after completion. The staff of dedicated and skilled carpenters, who are familiar with your project, make it possible to meet your ongoing needs with professionalism and attention to detail.