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Meet Danny Ruby of Refine Construction in Dorchester

Today we’d like to introduce you to Danny Ruby.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been working in construction since I was 12. My dad was a carpenter and started teaching me young. I always had a keen interest and passion for carpentry. I went to trade school in Ireland, where I grew up. I came to the US in 1999 and started out working for other contractors but started taking on more and more side projects on my own, until I realized I could just start my own business, which I did in 2005. It just grew and grew from there.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has not been a smooth road. It has taken time to grow to where we are today, and there were definitely obstacles along the way. It can be tough to gain people’s confidence for large projects, especially back at the beginning before we had much of a portfolio and client testimonials. You have to find people who will work with you for your first time doing a certain type of project in order to build up your portfolio, but it can be hard to find people who will be the first because everyone’s looking for a company that’s very experienced in whatever it is they need to be done.

It’s equally hard to find people I know I can trust to work for me as employees and subcontractors. It’s important to have people you can count on and you know will produce quality work when it’s your business and your name at stake. Building a team that consistently does the highest quality work for every single project has been a long road, but that’s what sets you apart as a contractor.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Refine Construction story. Tell us more about the business.
Refine Construction specializes in the residential and commercial building from start to finish. Personally, my passion is finish carpentry– I love to create those finishing touches that make a project unique and space memorable.

As a construction company, what sets us apart is the ability to understand and communicate with our clients about their needs and expectations. I’m very hands on for the owner of the company because I just don’t want to give up that personal connection with customers. We make ourselves available to customers for questions or updates via call, email or text virtually anytime, because that’s the world we live in today– people want that.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I haven’t always had good luck, but I’ve been able to make good things happen. Maybe some people would consider it disguised good luck, but I think it’s more about hard work. I think anyone can make good luck through hard work.

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1 Comment

  1. Susan Clarke

    January 23, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    WOW! Beautiful work!!!

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