WHO WE ARE

GO ABOVE & BEYOND

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OUR MISSION

At Northboro Builders, our mission is a simple one: to serve you! But we know that we can't meet and exceed our clients' expectations unless we have the best team out there and set the highest standards in the industry–so that's exactly what we've done. We've assembled an experienced and talented nationwide team who shares the common goal of making your projects happen–no matter what it takes! Sometimes that means going above and beyond, and over the years it has resulted in some pretty funny stories. Just ask us!

LEADERS OF THE PACK

LARRY JARNES

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President & CEO

Larry has the restaurant and retail construction business in his blood, having grown up working in the restaurants that his father owned. Early in his career, he used the skills he learned there to open other businesses in Massachusetts, and has since owned, operated and invested in several highly successful franchises around the country. His affinity for construction led him to also begin a construction company, which soon evolved into building high-end custom homes and thirteen years later commercial build outs. Today Larry has over twenty years of experience in nationwide retail/residential/restaurant construction, and has led Northboro Builders to become the leading Design/Building firm for franchise development in all fifty states.

KENNETH L. NAHIGIAN

Chief Operating Officer

With extensive experience spanning a variety of auditing, accounting, production, and management positions, Ken joined Northboro Builders in July 2011. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President of Sales at Paramount Restaurant Supply. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bryant College (now Bryant University), where he majored in Accounting and graduated with honors.

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ALLISON JARNES

Chief Financial Officer

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As Chief Financial Officer, Allison plays a key role in the daily operations of Northboro Builders and is responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance for the company. In addition, she is actively involved in the management of each project, including client relations. Since joining Northboro in 2004, Allison has lent her expertise to various areas of the organization, such as project coordination, office management and accounting.

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CHRIS RICH

Vice President of Business Development

Chris grew up in a family-run restaurant business that inspired him to continue on in the industry, ultimately leading him to work for national chains while holding several key positions in operations, training and development. With his roots in operations and experience as an owner-operator, Chris has more than 30 years experience in developing brand’s franchise programs for both domestic and international expansion. Throughout his career, Chris led the strategic development of franchise programs for more than 15 food service concepts in over 30 states and 50 countries around the world. With his global experience, he has acquired a deep understanding of what is required to make food service franchising work in several key markets throughout the world. Chris has the insight to assess capabilities, adapt concepts and develop a strategy to put in place a long-term plan for a sustainable and successful restaurant development.

IRENE FONZI, ESQ.

General Counsel & Corporate Vanguard

Irene received her B.A. from the University of Florida in 1979, her JD from the University of Miami School of Law in 1985 and her MBA (with a Real Estate concentration) from Nova Southeastern University in 1994. She is a member of the Florida Bar and a Florida Supreme Court Mediator. She has worked for Ryder System Inc., Sunbeam Corporation and went on to handle complex commercial transactions for the South Florida law firm of Ruden McClosky.  In 2000, she accepted a General Counsel position with the Nasdaq-traded beverage company Saratoga Spring Water, Inc.  At Saratoga she orchestrated the acquisitions of nine beverage companies before taking the company private and managing its sale to a private equity company.  Her law practice, Irene Fonzi, PA owns Relentless Title Company.  After serving as counsel to Northboro Builders, Inc. for more than 10 years, Irene accepted the position of General Counsel for Northboro Builders, Inc in December 2020.

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