Tom Silva

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Tom Silva, born c. 1947, is a contractor notable for his long-running participation in the PBS show This Old House. He is co-owner of Silva Brothers' Construction, based in Lexington, Massachusetts.[1]


Silva began construction at an early age, helping his father and brothers build a fallout shelter under their 1787 Colonial family house in Lexington, Massachusetts.[2] Silva Brothers' Construction [3] built the first set for The Victory Garden and later were noticed by the producer of This Old House, Russell Morash, while they were working on a home. Morash invited them to become the permanent contractors for the show in 1988.[1]

Silva also contributes to This Old House Magazine and other publications from This Old House ventures.[4]

He has been married to his wife, Susan Silva, for over 30 years. They have two children.[1]

The partners of Silva Brothers Construction are Tom, his brother Richard, and his nephew, Charles. Their work has been featured on numerous This Old House projects.


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