THE Guild

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Makers Guild is to envision and create spaces that enhance the lives of people. Our craft is one that brings together talented designers, artisans, tradesmen, and craftsmen to improve the built environment and complement our natural surroundings.

Values

Creativity 

Imagining and manifesting new realities

Equality 

All contribute and are apart of the whole

Collaboration

Harness collective genius

Adaptation

Seek and respond to new information

Simplicity 

Is beauty

THE founders

jj dearborn, MSLIS

owner + librarian

JJ moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Boston to become a Librarian. After graduating from the graduate program at Simmons College, she worked as Digital Project Librarian for many years, digitizing the rare book collections at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Ernst Mayr Library at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Harvard University Herbarium Libraries.  Recently, she served as a Data Librarian for the City of Boston and the State of Massachusetts to help open-up public information that belongs to citizens.

 

At the Makers Guild she manages the website, client relations, marketing, procurement, bookkeeping, and on occasion will strip fireplaces, install insulation, and design interiors. She would like to learn to re-upholster furniture and is excited to grow the salvage and landscape design components of the business.​

She holds a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and graduated with honors from UCLA with a Bachelors in History.

LEE DEARBORN JR.

owner + designer + builder

Lee grew-up working on construction sites with his father where he cultivated his life-long passion for building. He combines a distinct background in architecture, construction, and real estate development which he utilizes to more effectively design and construct the built environment. By leveraging technology to make information transparent, using a hands-on construction approach, and acting as both Designer and General Contractor, he ensures that his projects run smoothly.

 

Lee graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors in Environmental Design.  After working Phoenix, San Francisco, and Boston as an Architectural Designer for many years, Lee recently shifted his focus to design, build, and construction management. He has over 10+ years experience in the industry.


Certifications: CSL #CS-110171, Lead Safe Renovator, LEED GA, Home Improvement Contractor (HIC)

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