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What is a House Wright?

A housewright is someone who builds or repairs houses. If you stroll around Marblehead, you’ll find this noble occupation listed on the plaques of historic homes. We think it’s an appropriate name for our home renovations company as we are known for seamlessly blending the old with the new.

The people who work at James Gilroy House Wright Inc. are what make our company special. Read more about owners, Jamie and Meghan Gilroy, and meet our terrific crew.

About Us

Jamie Gilroy

Jamie Gilroy is a master House Wright with over 25 years in the home renovations business. He has refined his carpentry and managerial skills with projects from coast to coast, including hundred year old homes in Massachusetts, brownstones in New York, Arts & Crafts bungalows in California, and ranches in Oregon. Now orchestrating his talented House Wright Crew, you will find Jamie’s knowledge of the business, warm personality, and attention to customer service and detail a huge asset for your project. He ensures that the process is enjoyable and the end product is beautiful. Jamie lives and works in Marblehead, MA with his wife, Meghan, and their sons Nick and Bodhi. Watch for a smile and a wave when you see him driving one of our House Wright trucks around town. Check out his personal Blog.

Meghan Gilroy

Meghan Gilroy works “behind the scenes” in the House Wright office. With her extensive business management background, she oversees implementing systems, marketing, and accounting. Meghan enjoys taking care of all the details to support our clients and crew.



  • We know we’re guests
  • That’s why we insist on our crew and our subcontractors:
    • not smoking,
    • using appropriate language, and
    • showing courtesy to your entire family – children and pets included.
  • Our promise to you
  • We’ll leave your home in better condition than we found it!


We Appreciate Our Clients!

Our goal is to deliver the best quality carpentry on time, and on budget. We are an exceptional builder, not your average contractor. We listen. We care. We love what we do... and it shows in our work.

What Our Clients Say

We want to sincerely thank you for the incredible work you did for us. What could easily have been an overwhelmingly stressful experience, considering we had a newborn and a toddler, was made manageable through your patience and professionalism. The house looks amazing and we are looking forward to working with you all on "Phase 2". Thanks for building us a truly beautiful home. - A.S.- Marblehead
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