The Crew

Mitch Pennington, Operations Manager
Mitch ably fills the role of Operations Manager. Mitch ran his own residential contracting firm on Martha’s Vineyard before coming to HHB. He has guided the HHB office through almost a decade with calm, unruffled expertise. He brings impressive managerial skills as well as considerable small business experience to the table. Mitch and his wife have successfully launched two children and have two kiddos at home. He also somehow finds time to train for the HHB Triathlon Team.

Zach Clark, Construction Manager
Zach came to us as a young but experienced carpenter and rapidly moved up through the ranks at HHB over the last 15 years. He has overseen the construction of numerous extraordinary homes. Zach has lived and breathed construction from an early age and has an uncanny ability to communicate complex three-dimensional structural challenges to our carpenters and many subcontractors and even the architects we work with . Zach is a single father, an avid fisherman and an accomplished cook in his off-time.

Aaron Boyd, Senior Site Supervisor
Aaron is an impressive individual who manages complex and challenging projects across wide variety of architectural styles with a cool hand, a discerning eye and exacting expectations. His low-key personality belies a true passion for his craft which makes him a favorite with clients and architects. He is a lifelong islander and a graduate of the Building Trades Program at the Martha’s Vineyard High School. Aaron is a family man too, and enjoys weight-lifting with his daughter and going for long bike rides with his wife.

Ben Nivala, Assistant Site Supervisor
Ben has always had a passion for high quality construction, whether it is building a simple fence or a refined custom home. Ben’s direct and thoughtful leadership skills are deeply appreciated and he is constantly enhancing his knowledge through experience and research.  Ben’s fascination with the trades began when he was a young boy watching his dad build houses on the Vineyard. He is a Vineyard boy and enjoys spending time outdoors biking, swimming and sailing. When the workday is done, Ben loves returning home to his wife and daughters.

Hans Adcock, Master Joiner
Hans has been with the company for over a decade. He brought years of experience as a finish carpenter and a cabinetry installer when he came to us and is our favorite go-to guy for the punchlist for our more demanding clients. His soft-spoken ways and thoughtful approach is appreciated by all who work with him. Hans has adopted the island as his home and is building his own house not far from the HHB shop.

George Moseman, Master Carpenter
George is simply one of the best carpenters we have ever had on the crew. He’s a quiet, modest man, but gets a lot of intricate work done with very little fuss. The rest of the crew look to him for guidance and they appreciate his calm, humble nature. George enjoys an annual trip to Europe, but knows that the Vineyard is his home.

Mark Turner, Master Carpenter
Mark brings impressive carpentry skills and high energy to whatever job he’s on. He loves his work and it shows in his natural smile and enthusiasm when he has his tool belt on. He gets genuine pleasure from doing a job well and efficiently, and is a great example for the younger members of the crew.

Alex Barbosa, Journeyman Carpenter
Alex worked for one of our long-time carpentry subcontractors before officially joining HHB in recent years. His talent and can-do attitude is invaluable and appreciated by all who work with him. Alex raises a large family in Edgartown and is one of the Vineyard’s dominant road cyclists and a welcome addition to one of our Triathlon relay teams.

Allyson Goodwin, Bookkeeper
Allyson originally started as a part time office assistant, and in little under a year joined our HHB team as our full time Bookkeeper. She is a detail-oriented person that completes each task with quiet efficiency. Though she doesn’t have any prior experience in construction she enjoys being presented with new challenges and finds great satisfaction in experiencing a project from behind the scenes. We honestly don’t know how we ever did without her. Allyson is a 6thgeneration Islander and lives in Vineyard Haven with her new husband and stepson.

Paul Farrington, Cabinet Shop Foreman
Paul serves as the head of our cabinet Shop and has a hand in all of our fine casework, including all of our kitchens, built-ins. The shop also builds a wide variety of specialty items like custom doors, windows, ship’s ladders, bunk-beds and furniture. Paul worked with Gary at Five Corners Shipyard on several well-regarded historic vessel restorations, including the schooner Alabama, where he was a key shipwright. Paul is the island’s only neuro-feedback practitioner, makes creative found-wood sculptural furniture, sails and trains for our Triathlon Team.

Petr Valach, Draftsman
Petr completed extensive training in woodworking in his native Czech, and has worked as part of our cabinetry shop team for a decade now. He does all our CAD shop drawings for casework and built-ins, integrating the woodwork with the architects’ visions for tile, stone, appliances and fixtures. Petr is an avid amateur automobile mechanic and builds his own off-road Jeeps in his spare time. He is recently married and has settled into his new home in West Tisbury.

Josh Campbell, Cabinetmaker
Josh has worked around the island construction scene for many years, including on the crew that did much of our roofing and siding in the early days. He has adapted well to our shop worker the past couple years and is well-liked by all who know him. Josh is also a fine art painter and sculptor, but is best known as one of the island’s few talented bass players.