Ted Goodnow: Contractor & Funny Man

Ted Goodnow: Contractor & Funny Man

Ted Goodnow, owner of Woodmeister Master Builders

Ted Goodnow, owner of Woodmeister Master Builders

When you see a Woodmeister Master Builders project, you’ll know it. They’re beautifully constructed and architecturally significant, with big attention paid to the tiniest detail. From new construction to renovation, to custom cabinetry, Ted Goodnow, owner of Woodmeister, founded in 1980, with offices in Boston, New York, Nantucket, and Newport makes sure of it. Ted has the same perfectionistic and passionate attitude toward his work that we have toward our interior wood shutters, shades and blinds. And we like that in a person. Here, one of our favorite Custom Builder guys answers a few questions.

NAME: Ted Goodnow

COMPANY: Woodmeister Master Builders


1.    What are you a neurotic perfectist about? 

My wife’s bathing suits.

2.    Tell us something people don’t know about you.

I love to bird watch and chain saw (sometimes together).

3.    What are you totally passionate about?

Making the design and construction process fun for clients.

4.    What is the most challenging profession you’ve ever had?

Fitting up hundreds of kids with rental ski equipment for afternoon ski program every afternoon.

5.    Where is your favorite place to eat in Boston?


6.    Give us one design tip that always works.

The best designs come from collaborative teams.

7.    Philosophize, rant, joke. Anything you’d like to say?

The physical atoms that make up our bodies have been completely replaced in the past nine years….yet we remain.

Woodmeister Master Builders home

This Woodmeister Master Builders home received the Silver Honor at the 2007 Prism Awards, as best single family home, 3,000-4,000 feet. Architect: BPC Architecture, (photo: Gary Sloan Studios, courtesy of Woodmeister Master Builders.)

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