About Us

Turnwright Construction is a family business with generations of training and over 75 years of combined experience.

John McKinney began his career in the footers of his father’s construction company picking rocks over 40 years ago. Since then he has pursued the highest quality of carpentry work and the accumulation of experience in all the building trades. He has a slightly obsessive attention to detail; always knowing that there is a right way to solve a problem or to finish a task. John is known best for his ability to foresee and prevent problems, his vast knowledge of the various aspects of construction and the applicable codes, and the ability to know how all the parts must fit together to create the final product.

Dylan Gough began his career as a stonemason 20 years ago and created a reputation of quality that made him the preferred mason of several luxury contractors. Starting in 2005, Dylan began his building apprenticeship with John to increase his woodworking skills and overall knowledge of the various areas of renovation and new construction. He brings his work ethic and desire to produce artisan quality work to every project that he encounters. He is known for his reliability and efficiency on the job and producing amazing results.

Melissa McKinney Gough joined the company as the licensed contractor and project manager in 2015. Melissa worked previously as a construction office administrator and estimator. She also brings over 15 years of design experience in a variety of construction and artistic settings. She has a natural affinity for understanding use of space, traffic flow, and value engineering combined with precise account management ensuring excellent client/builder relationships.

With our combined individual efforts and knowledge base Turnwright Construction provides their customers with a full range of renovation and construction services executed to the highest standard with the greatest continuity. We welcome you to get to know us better and let us share with you our founding principles: Quality. Reliability. Artistry.

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