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About Boston Stair

Learn More About Our History And Our Company

Boston Stair offers all shapes of stairs, specializing in spiral and circular stair designs.  Our stairs are made of your choice of woods, metals, and a combination of all mediums, including brass and glass.  Designs are unlimited and range from D-I-Y kits, to a standard utilitarian stair, to ultra contemporary.

The Owner, Mary, is the third generation of a family business of architectural millwork that her Grandfather started in 1933.   Her Father, Tom Jr., started there at the age of ten, sweeping sawdust.  After working his way up, he replaced his Father and started building spiral and circular wood stairs in 1974.

In May of 1978, she was asked to join the family business, quit her job, and is still loving this forty years later.  Mary has fond memories of going to jobsites with her Father, learning everything she could from him, and sharing a large oval desk with him until he retired.  The desk was made at their shop, white formica with gold flecks.   She has been designing and providing stairs for Homeowners, Architects, and Contractors from residential to commercial applications for over forty years, all around the world, and hopes to pass it on to her son, the fourth generation.

Throughout those years we were seen on This Old House twice.  The first was with Bob Villa for a wood spiral, just after Mary started working at the family business in 1978.  Then later for a metal stair in Charlestown, with Norm Abram, after having acquired a metal spiral stair company from a friendly competitor in Roxbury, called Boston Design and/or Helixstair.  We were also fortunate enough to have been seen on HGTV’s show, Dream House.

Boston Stair offers one stop shopping and will take your project from the dream stage to completion, starting with a jobsite visit to procure measurements and layout, through the shop drawing process for approval, as well as provide various finishes and installation.

Image of our Original Shop that Opened in 1933

Close up of our Carving Tools in Chelsea

Hand-turned posts and Finials

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