James d’Amico is a craftsman, artisan, and teacher based in Medford, Massachussets. With a made-in-America spirit and creative problem-solving style, he designs and builds custom furniture, restores furniture of the past for the future, and teaches woodworking to adults and children. James first recognized his commitment to the concept of permanence while restoring antique furniture in the 1980s. He later became a craftsman of solid wood furniture with time-honored joinery. He also creates prototypes to involve others in turning his vision into reality and create jobs in New England—something that is important to him as an entrepreneur.
In all endeavors, James enjoys helping people and things achieve their potential and seeing the tangible end-results of his efforts. He achieved success in founding, directing, and selling a successful printing and mailing business that supported Fortune 500 companies in the New York City area before moving back to Massachusetts. During his executive career, James earned a strong reputation for his ability to motivate a multicultural workforce and build a fruitful relationships.
Valuing and living out the credo of “random acts of kindness” and serving as a positive role model, James has also been actively involved in not-for-profit work over the past several decades. Having completed his third marathon in Boston and a second half-ironman triathlon in New Hampshire, James knows what it takes to be disciplined in accomplishing stretch goals.