Being able to envision.....being able to understand.....being able to interpret.....and being able to create!
These are traits I inherited from my father, Matthew Veralli, and my grandfather, Carmine Veralli.
Both hard working tradesmen, they also possessed the talents to create, develop, and express their visions in different mediums.
And if that wasn't enough to get me hooked, my uncle, Danny Salvani made sure I took notice.
I probably did not seem too interested in anything growing up, but being around these three talented men, I couldn't help but be inspired by their creativeness.
Later, as a carpenter and contractor, I used those traits to separate myself from other tradesmen, not just building a deck, or renovating kitchen,
but by adding little details that made each project special. My work became my passion, a way of expressing my creativity, and a way of making a difference to other people.
The past several years have led me away from carpentry, as I built a retail business, but that has ended, and now I have time to go back and continue my family's legacy, and I am very proud to do so.
I thank each of them for being an influence on who I am today.
My grandfather with tile and mosaics.......
My father with water colors and stained glass
and my uncle with oil paints
Having the skills is one thing, but having the support of the person closest to you is immeasurable. I'm lucky to get that support everyday from my beautiful wife Kathy. She listens to my ideas and, while sometimes I think she is worried I am losing my mind, she never says it. She just encourages me to go for it.