Lyman Design specializes in residential home improvements and custom cabinetry, including hand made contemporary furniture.  We are fully licensed and insured.  Our HIC license number is: 188081 Exp 06/15/2019

My namme_143x163e is Obray Lyman, named after legendary banjo picker Obray Ramsey.  I was born in North Carolina but grew up on both coasts of America. I spent much of my youth in cabinet making shops apprenticing with master craftsmen. Over the years I tried my hand at many of the trades in the building industry and eventually worked my way up to project management, doing developments in Beverly Hills. I decided at this time that I would go to University to get a degree in business and upon graduating went straight into the exciting world of computer software.   I met my English wife in Italy in 1989 and we moved to the UK in 1998 where I worked in London as a software engineer and technical consultant. It was all a big adventure, but I quickly found myself longing for the good old days when I worked with my hands creating things that were “real.”  After several years in the software industry I was made redundant from a London dot com start-up in 2002 and went back to my passion and a simpler style of life and started a business doing home improvements, making cabinets and designing and making custom furniture for people on commission. We moved to Devon, England in 2005 and we never looked looked back. I love working with wood and being part of a process where mere ideas become something tangible, providing joy and utility to people’s lives.

Jump forward 12 years and it is now 2017.  I moved back to the States and am starting my contracting business back here from scratch.  I am in the beginning phases of establishing my business here in Massachusetts with head quarters in Sandwich Mass where Lila my office manager resides.  Although I live in New Hampshire, my crew is based in Sandwich and much of my work has been up in the Boston, Lincoln and Concord areas.

Quality of work is of utmost importance for me.  I will not cut corners simply to get a job finished.  I would rather do it right so that I am sure my customers are completely happy with the result.  If that is important to you too, get in touch and we can discuss your next project.

I look forward to working with you.