Team

doug stevenson

Douglas Stevenson
Principal

After earning his Bachelor of Science from Boston College 25+ years ago, Doug jumped right into the custom home building market. Today with partner Renee, he prides himself on carrying forward the Kistler & Knapp tradition of teamwork, collaboration, and craftsmanship. Keen on balancing his professional life with a rewarding personal and family life, Doug is an avid sailor, backpacker and marathon runner and makes as much time as possible for rewarding family activities with his wife and three teenage children.

renee west

Renée West
Principal

In the construction industry for more than two decades after 10 years in the commercial insurance industry, Renee sees every day at Kistler & Knapp as an opportunity to pursue excellence alongside her talented co-workers. Outside of work, she relishes the chance to spend time with family, go hiking, entertain guests and volunteers on behalf of disadvantaged women and children. Wherever she is and whatever she’s doing, Renee’s greatest joy is her son.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/PROJECT MANAGEMENT

reihl mahoney

Reihl Mahoney
Director of Business Development / Senior Project Manager

Kistler and Knapp’s resident Guru of Old Houses and Jedi Shingle Master, Reihl brings close to 30 years of experience and pragmatic knowledge in residential construction to the team. He is married with three kids and a dog (Elvis), though his wife will tell you she’s a single mother with four kids and a dog. He’s also a longtime youth hockey/lacrosse coach, the current president of Lexington Youth Lacrosse, a huge Bruins, Patriots and Cannons fan, and an occasional golfer. In all these pursuits and more he’s usually with his family-and he’s never without Elvis.

ken frommer

Kenneth Frommer
Senior Project Manager

Construction has been a part of Ken’s life since his childhood when he assisted his father in renovating their historic family home. After a number of years at a large commercial construction firm in Boston, he transitioned to the custom residential market and KKB. These days he loves spending time with his wife and three children, participating in their many activities. He enjoys teaching them the tricks of renovating their own old home and working in his home workshop. Ken enjoys an active lifestyle. You can find him in the gym any given morning, getting ready for his next Tough Mudder or Spartan Race. Keep your eyes open on the roads many early mornings as he is training to run in the Boston Marathon as he runs with the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team. He runs in memory of his father and others, raising money for this worthwhile cause.

matt maher

Matthew Maher
Project Manager

After a number of successful years in commercial construction, Matt joined the KKB team in December 2014. He chose to return to his true passion, custom home building. Matt’s outstanding organizational skills and commitment to our clients is truly unprecedented. His family is a top priority in his life with his wife and four young children. It is not unusual to find him spending his evenings taking his daughters to the barn for horse riding lessons, watching them at swim class or attempting to help them with piano for an upcoming recital. Matt truly takes pride in ensuring our clients receive an experience that his own family would deserve.

PROJECT SUPERVISION

Lenny Carr

Brice Kincaid

Rob Proulx

Dave Vanslette

Ned Chase

Dana Sanford

Herb King

Stu Crocker

Barry Miller

Rich Stevens

Jerry Melnick

HOME SERVICES DIVISION

Karen

Karen Vaillancourt
Director of Home Services, Greater Boston
kvaillancourt@kistlerandknapp.com

Richard

Rich Porreca
Home Services Division, Southeast, MA/Cape Cod
rporreca@kistlerandknapp.com

Jerry

Jerry Melnick
Field Coordinator

Pete

Pete Ferrero
Field Coordinator

travis brailey

Travis Brailey
Carpenter/Technician

phil mailhiot

Phil Mailhiot
Carpenter/Technician

Jason Kampas
South Shore/Cape & Islands Technician