Barbara Fields shares 5 home improvement ideas that can take your home to the next level.

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New Boral Products debut at M&F

Recent visitors to our Henrietta location sampled some tasty donuts and met the great guys from BORAL demonstrating the equally great features of Boral Tru Exterior Siding and Trim.  Check out the video above to get the lowdown on these exciting trim and siding products that feature practically zero expansion and contraction and cycle almost no moisture. Worth checking out! Visit our Greece location to learn more…

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Poetry in motion…

Here’s a lighthearted look at the M&F loading dock personnel. These folks work hard and do a great job of helping our company help homeowners & contractors throughout the greater Rochester area.

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Jesse St. John wins Truss Joist Top Gun Award for Sixth time!

If you’re a contractor and haven’t already availed yourself of the the serives of Jesse St. John, M&F’s Engineered lumber specialist, watch the video below and see what you’re missing!

Matthews & Fields own Engineered lumber Specialist Jesse St. John wins the Truss Joist Top Gun award for the sixth time! Jesse helps provide our customers with top-notch engineering and estimating for floor systems – and any other projects that require engineered wood products. And these services are at no cost to our customers…

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M&F profiled by My Hometown Films!

Rochester Home and Garden Preview Video about M&F!

This video was produced by the very talented My Hometown Films, whose mission is to promote locally owned businesses. They’re great to work with and they did a wonderful job profiling our company. Thank you Jason, and thanks for the use of this video on our website!

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Pinnacle North Project Update

Matthews and Fields part-ownerScott Fields gives an update on one of the company’s biggest projects to date: supplying the massive “Pinnacle North” development going up in Canandaigua with trusses, custom stairs, and assorted engineered products.

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Andersen Series 100 – a big bang for the construction buck!

Outside sales rep. Jim French, (585-329-7886), profiles the Andersen Series 100 windows we carry. The Andersen 100’s, made of “Fibrex”, are less expensive than wood windows and longer lasting than vinyl…a real sweet spot!

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Contractor Profiles: Hamilton-Stern Construction

Presenting our 2nd “Contractor Profile” featuring one of Rochester’s most talented and high-end construction companies. Hamilton-Stern Construction has been a loyal customer here at Matthews & Fields for years. Learn more about this company from part-owner Justin Hamilton.  Justin does a great job of presenting his company’s values and business ethic in this six minute video…Newsflash! We just learned that Hamilton – Stern Construction LLC  climbed to the No. 1 spot on the 2016 Rochester Chamber Top 100. Read the article in the Rochester Business Journal…and congratulations Justin and Chris!

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Kind words from a valued customer…

Justin Hamilton, partner at Hamilton/Stern Construction, talks about the importance of Matthews & Fields to his business. Thanks Justin! We’ll be profiling Hamilton/Stern in mid-October in our Contractor Profiles series. Stay tuned…

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John Blosenhauer – Master Crafstman at M&F

We’re proud to introduce you to John Blosenhauer, our longest serving employee at M&F…and the proud father of nine!

John B (23)“I’m John Blosenhauer. I grew up in Holly New York, raised on a farm, one of six boys in the family. I was the oldest.  After High school I built a house in Holly. NY,  got married and then got drafted and  went to Vietnam from 68-69.  My wife Jeanine wrote to me the whole year and a half that I was gone  We’ve been married 46 years and we’ve had nine children; 7 girls and 2 boys”.

A curved banister produced by John


“I began working at Matthews & Fields on May 3rd 1971. That’s 46 years .Years ago everybody work from 6am to 5 o’clock.  and then 6 hours on Saturday. It was so busy back then Now it’s not quite as busy. Back then you could never catch up. We got a lot of overtime back then. I don’t want to do over time now!

08121201John, (back row), and Jeanine (front row center) and their children

These days I start at 6 :30 a.m.  I like to be in early – and I don’t like to rush. I open up the place and it’s peaceful and quiet  in the morning. What do I do?  I’ve done everything. I’ve worked in the yard,  I worked in the door dept for nine years. Then I worked in the window shop.  I did window and door service on the road for seven years.   I was like the company’s first full-time service man. I worked building stairs. I’ve done custom trim work. I drove a delivery truck when they were short a driver I’ve done everything except work in the office”!

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John about to reproduce a set of doors  and working on deck stairs

“I’ve made custom  stairs and whatever else I was  asked to make. I’ve done curved stairs which really turned out nice. I’ve  just done so much. I’ve made  big porch corbel brackets – all custom work. I just made four  doors for Hamlin State Park. They were only  for the restrooms but I feel good knowing that I can go there and see my work ten years from now and the doors will still be working”.

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A custom made cupola made by John. He produced the tin-work roof as well…and a lunch-visit note from John’s daughter…

“I’ve enjoyed the work. If  I didn’t enjoy it I wouldn’t be here. I’m 68 and still working because I enjoy what I’m doing. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t go to work. Every day is different. Today I’m doing porch steps and after that  I’ve got some custom shutters to make for somebody right around the corner. It’s just different every day.  I get to use my mind and build something..100_0459

We were really busy back in the early days. There were more people working here, there  were more deliveries because there was more building going on in Rochester. Now we get more of the  custom work.

It’s a decent company to work for. Everyone has been here twenty, twenty five, thirty  years. There’s very few young guys. Everybody working in the  shop is 50 and over. Everybody likes it I think otherwise they’d be gone”.

  John B (17)

John Fields and  John Blosenhauer in the Matthews & Fields workshop

“When I started here, John Fields was a senior in high school. He worked the first summer that I worked here. He was getting ready for college. We’ve been together a long time you know.  My son has a heart condition so he was in the hospital for a while. Any time I needed time off John Fields gave me time off. He works with you.

John treats you decent. He has his bad days and his good days like everyone else, but all-in-all he’s fair. He’s family”.

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