I come from several generations of builders and contractors. My grandfather and his brothers formed Guiel Brothers Construction in the early 1900's. I grew up in South Hadley in a home that was built by them. My grandfather and his brothers worked on numerous projects for Mount Holyoke College and also for the Skinner family, which very possibly got my grandfather through the depression. My father became an electrician and by eight years old, I was going out on jobs with him. After High School I went to Porter and Chester to learn architectural drafting, but when I was twenty, I began working for a building contractor. I have enjoyed carpentry ever since. Beginning my own company happened gradually, and by 1993 I was full-time on my own, and began Guiel Construction. I built my current family house in Williamsburg on a beautiful piece of land where I live with my wife, two daughters and a son.
I believe that every one of us is capable of making a difference in the world, each in our own way. Living in Western MA there are so many ways to get involved. Over the past 15 years, I’ve been volunteering my carpentry skills, truck, and time to an arts and social justice youth program called The Performance Project/ First Generation. It's my small way of trying to make a difference in the world.