Autumn Spotlight: Tom Walsh, Carpenter

Tom Walsh, a Barnegat NJ resident, is owner and master carpenter of Tom Walsh, Inc., which deals with all phases of carpentry from simple renovations to building new homes from the ground up. Thirty-three years ago Tom started working in construction after school. This led to union work and eventually operating his own business. Tom has been involved in building from custom interior and exteriors to custom homes here and abroad.

Tom heard about Lin’s Linens through Liz Balogh, one of LL’s board members. He worked with Liz in the past on other interior design projects. “I have great respect for Liz and her work. Liz told me about Lin’s Linen’s mission and I share the belief that a person can heal better if their environment is conducive to healing”. Further, Tom says he believes “it is important for a woman to have a place where she can go and feel special and comfortable especially if she in the fight of her life. Lin’s Linens provides a woman with a sanctuary where she can heal”. This isn’t a foreign topic for Walsh, whose son was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. His son is fine today, cured, and the Walsh family is extremely grateful. Tom related that one of the first things the family did when they found out about his cancer was renovate his room. “My wife and I met with his doctors and were told he would be spending a good amount of time in bed. We installed new carpet and painted the room. We bought a bigger bed and made the room cheery. We have had a lot of great people come into our lives and help us through our situation and we want to pay that forward”.

Tom is married to Kelly, whom he calls “the saint”, and has 5 children ages 23, 22, 17, 15 and 10. Walsh counts boating, fishing, playing drums, swimming, and driving his wife crazy among his many hobbies and interests.

Categories Spotlight | Tags: | Posted on September 13, 2012

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