Designs from Yesteryear for today, tomorrow and beyond…

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Writer: Leslie Hatton

If you happen to meet David Townsend, president of TrimBoard, you will notice his enthusiasm for his company and the culture they’ve created as well as the pride he takes in talking about their projects. TrimBoard operates an impressive 18,000 square foot millwork facility where his skilled employees (many of whom have been with Townsend for 10+ years, another fact he is proud of), and craftsmen utilize highly sophisticated equipment to custom create millwork for their clients. “We don’t do what everyone else does,” says Townsend, who has been at the helm for close to 20 years. TrimBoard creates synthetic and traditional millwork for residential and commercial properties across New England and as far reaching as the Caribbean.   Millwork is to a structure what jewelry is to an outfit; a way to “finish the look” and enhance character, creating distinction to any area of your living or workspace, whether inside or outdoors. Adding trim work, corbels, nickel gap, column wraps, and brackets can completely alter the look of a building. Townsend and his team are equipped with the experience, materials and machinery to work with clients in order to create custom solutions. Townsend, in fact, credits his team with the evolution of the company. “It’s the people in the shop who had the vision and were given the license and freedom to dream; their efforts and creativity have helped us grow to what we are today.”  Pictured is 125-year-old church that needed significant restoration. TrimBoard brought the steeple back to life, replacing and rebuilding it with PVC components (polyvinyl chloride) to ensure its longevity and allowing it to retain its majestic presence on Main Street in Suffield, CT. Of the project, Townsend said, “It changed the way our company worked.”  A particularly notable and recognizable TrimBoard project is the…

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Leslie Hatton

Leslie (Horne) Hatton enthusiastically joined Cape Cod Life in October of 2022. Educated in Mashpee and Falmouth, she graduated from Assumption College and received her Master of Education degree from Lesley College. A former teacher, she has taught middle school, preschool and most recently, fifth grade. She and her husband Tom have three children: Aidan, Colin, and Erin. Their newest family member is Millie, an outgoing, outrageously happy chocolate lab. She loves to talk about all of them so better not ask. One neat tidbit about Leslie is that she is the author of the locally best-selling children’s book Cape Cod ABCs, with over 10K books sold on Cape Cod, the Islands and across Massachusetts. Happiest in the summer with a little sun on her face, she loves being with friends and her family, laughing, drinking and eating all over beautiful Cape Cod.