Biographies

Carl Thomsen, CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), President

Carl is a licensed contractor, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and Certified RRP Specialist, and has been fixing houses for over 40 years. He also spent 35 of those years as a professional dancer and choreographer. As a full-time contractor since 2004, he uses his directing and choreographic skills more than ever! Since starting Thomsen Construction Inc. he has focused his attention on building a sustainable company that serves North Shore residents with high quality renovations and remodeling. His career in theater taught him to return calls, show up on time, do what you say you’ll do, and make sure your audience is happy in the end. This has stood him in good stead as a business owner and employer.

Carl has 3 sons, two of whom are carpenters. In his spare time, Carl enjoys Qigong, meditating, dancing, skiing, hiking, camping, and playing piano.

Loren French, CAPS, Project Manager

Loren has been with the Thomsen Construction since its founding. With over 38 years of building experience, Loren has achieved success in many ways from simple renovations to highly complex projects. After college, Loren was able to incorporate his education in Art, Design & Engineering into his second love of building. “Homes are like sculptures we live in” is a common thread in his vision to make customers’ projects look correct and function even better. His work has been in several magazines including Fine Homebuilding, Design New England, and The Boston Globe magazine. Loren is a Certified Remodeler (NARI), Certified Aging in Place & Universal Design Specialist and an Age Safe Specifier. He is also our CAD project design specialist at Thomsen Construction.

Loren enjoys spending off hours with his wife of 35 years visiting museums, walks on the beach and traveling. Their two daughters bring them joy and excitement as each begins her own career. Loren also enjoys boating, skiing, and restoring antique cars as a hobby.

Christopher Roccio, CAPS, Project Manager

Over 25 years in the building trade, “Rocco” is a master carpenter, project manager, and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. He is experienced in millwork and all aspects of house building finish carpentry. He is a former Marine, a proud veteran, and a VA friendly builder. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, trap shooting and spending time outdoors.

Rocco is the father of two beautiful daughters. He enjoys spending time with friends and family. He enjoys the uniqueness each building project presents and find success in knowing there is no problem that doesn’t have a solution.

Patricia Richards, Financial Business Manager

Tricia began her career as full charge bookkeeper for her family’s wholesale flower business.  After 20+ years of experience in managing small businesses in the agricultural, real estate holding, property management and hospitality industries she has joined the Thomsen Construction team as Financial Business Manager.  Since joining Thomsen Construction Tricia has implemented reliable systems for all accounting procedures.  She works closely with the owner on matters of company budget, organization and growth. 

Tricia is an active member in her community. Tricia enjoys hiking and tap dancing. Tricia’s interests include aliens, lasers and spaceships.

Bob Cunningham,CAPS, Director of Business Development

Bob is a business development professional bringing to Thomsen Construction over 30 years of entrepreneurial and business management experience.  He is a graduate of Lesley University with a B.S. degree in Management.  Within the Thomsen organization Bob wears many hats from office management and job costing to marketing and business development. 

Additionally, Bob is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and member of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and North Shore Chamber of Commerce.  As an active member of his church, Bob has volunteered time as a site leader to help clean up local beaches as well as helping serve dinner at the Open-Door food pantry. 

In his spare time Bob enjoys cooking real southern BBQ, binge watching a favorite show on Netflix and spending time with his children.

Janice Lloyd, CAPS, Aging in Place Liaison Manager

Janice comes to Thomsen Construction from north of the border with vast experience in Business Management and in the Health and Wellness community.  In her earlier entrepreneur days, it was written, “Janice is one of the most promising entrepreneurs of the North Shore” and she was one of the first female partners in the venture capital field based in California.  She held the position of Development Asset Coordinator for Clipper Windpower Inc. and in this role she assisted in bringing a 70-megawatt wind farm in Western Maryland through construction completion and assisted in the development of other wind projects in several other states.  In her positions both professionally and personally she has become adept in handling many moving parts.  Amongst her proudest accomplishments, she places raising her four grown children as number one.  She also loves and enjoys her three young grandchildren and is happiest spending time with them.  Outside of work, Janice enjoys, hiking, kayaking, camping, reading and dinner and a movie with friends. 

Lead Carpenters

Wade Nielsen

Tim Kuist

Mathis Baumgaertel

Carpenters & Apprentices

Matt Allen

Jarred Johnson

Tim Nielsen

Brenden Kuist

Adam Macdonald

Josh Mears

Christian Hardy

Mike Smith