At Continental Woodcraft our goal is to transform your vision into a finished installation of outstanding quality. The process is complex and we take every detail very seriously.
We share a 100.000+ square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with our parent company BlueHive, Inc.at 7 Coppage Drive, next to Worcester Airport. Our plant has ample space for the latest automated equipment and a casework assembly area, as well as a shipping/receiving area, engineering
and design studios.
Please let us know if you would like to stop by. We are production specialists, always suggesting alternate or new ways of solving old problems, occasionally igniting design innovation by discussing our production methods.
CEO & President
Paul Hanlon has been in the exhibit and event industry for over 35 years, creating and expanding two multi-million-dollar companies in the process. A true entrepreneur, Paul recognized a synergy between high-end architectural millwork and exhibits and events, with both utilizing skilled woodworkers to manufacture quality products. With this in mind, Paul acquired Continental Millwork in June 2009 and has never looked back. Not only has Continental succeeded on its own right without any reliance on the exhibits and events side of the business, but with a shop populated by the latest in hi-tech equipment, it has gone on to produce beautiful craftsmanship for satisfied clients across the country.
Outside of the office, Paul focuses his endless energy in charitable endeavors, most notably as a motivational speaker for at-risk kids. Due to his tireless work in supporting those in need of assistance – both in Massachusetts and his winter home in Florida – that Paul was awarded the President Bush Thousand Points of Light Award in 2002.
When asked why he winters in the Sunshine State his answer is always the same; “I’m done with shoveling!”
My career in architectural millwork began over 40 years ago. Growing-up, I always had a passion for building and problem solving. I started my career path at a young age at Ralph Iaccarino and Sons. There I continued to grow and gain knowledge of the industry. Four decades later, my hard work and focus has paid off and I hold the position of Vice President of a multi-million-dollar company.
My day-to-day duties include daily contact with the estimating, engineering and project management teams, overseeing production in the shop, as well as controlling most of the purchasing and pricing. With all these moving parts, what is most valuable to me is that we work as a team. If one person or department needs help, we are all willing to pitch-in and help each other succeed. We are very proactive with all our projects and strive to produce premium quality craftmanship. Most important of all is our commitment to building and maintaining strong communication lines between Continental and the client. The projects I am most proud of include Gotham Market, NYU and Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Outside the office, my most rewarding accomplishment has been raising two beautiful and talented daughters with my lovely wife of 45 years. Now, we have five amazing grandchildren we are watching grow and develop into fine young adults, two of whom I love to golf with! We all enjoy family vacations together.
One thing is for sure; I am still working hard and my work ethics have never changed!
Having spent 34 years in the industry, architectural millwork is my life’s work. As Chief Estimator, I assume responsibility for the creation of estimates, assuring accurate material takeoff and pricing, and keeping bid date deadlines. To facilitate the process, I assign responsibilities to the team before reviewing projects, plans and specifications to confirm complete scope. In this dynamic, I am fortunate to be working with a great group of professionals, which allows us to focus our combined energies on the product’s quality and design. Looking forward, as we continue to innovate and provide accurate bids, the team as a whole is driven to maintaining strong relationships with existing clients, along with expanding our customer base.
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling, and as a son of Scotland, I am a committed fan of Glasgow Rangers.
I have been in the industry for 23 years, and have always been involved in engineering in millwork. But my ambition began before I entered the workplace. I have always loved drawing, and my father was a fabricator so I grew up in this world; working in his shop as a kid and going out in installs. It’s in my lifeblood.
I am responsible for making sure everything is scheduled on time, but I also get involved in project management, field and laser template sites, and attending site meetings. At times, I am out of the office meeting with contractors, keeping my finger on the pulse in all areas to uphold the quality we all strive to uphold.
Beyond work, my priority are my two daughters and my family. I am lucky really; my work is the key to supporting my family, and in that way it’s a great fit. In fact, I am surrounded by females; my wife, two daughters, 125lb German Shepherd and a cat named Kitty. When I have free time, I love my motorcycles, riding as well as keeping them polished and clean.
I have been in the business for well over 40 years beginning at an early age growing up in a family owned and operated pool table business which consisted of marketing, sales, manufacturing, service, delivery and installation.
In high school I participated in a work study program and began an 18 year career learning all aspects of the company for Spencer Products, Inc. a manufacturer of wire store fixtures for companies such as CVS and Rite Aid.
To further my career I was a project manager for an architectural millwork company Iaccarino & Sons and was then offered a position for Continental Woodcraft as a Senior Project Manager.
As Senior Project Manager I very much enjoy the variety and challenges, supervising and managing projects from client requests, submittals, approvals, purchasing, working with vendors, change orders along with deadlines and budgets.
Outside of work I love to spend time with family and go bicycle riding and hiking. My husband and I have two children a dog Riley and a cat Scout, we bought a camper this year for Riley so he can go everywhere we go.
Before coming to Continental, I worked in the hospitality industry, but eleven years ago I was offered an opportunity in custom millwork and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Today, I am the shop foreman, working in everything from inventory, to labor management, engineering breakdown and workload management. People comment that my memory is impeccable as I believe in the value of organization and responsibility. Continental is an environment where you can learn and work your way up the ladder, allowing those with a skillset and a solid mentality to grow and mature in the job.
Outside work I am the archetypal outdoors type. I love anything to do with the water and the ocean, so much so that I am a Miami Dolphins fan! It also follows that I am a huge fan of reggae and Caribbean music, but nothing compares to the love I have for my wife and son. They mean the world to me, and we look forward to growing our family.