About US

DAVID SPECTOR
David grew up with his sister Ilene helping his father George around the store. As a young boy he would help process and fold the statements at the kitchen table. After graduating from Bentley College in 1982, David began full-time employment with his father at Modern Hardware and Paint Co. His lifetime of experience with paint and hardware eased the transition of ownership when his father retired in 2002. Presently David resides in Boxford with his wife Karen and delights in the accomplishments of his three children, all of whom have now graduated from college and are pursuing careers in their respective fields.


GEORGE THURROTT
George has been affiliated with Modern Hardware and Paint Co. since his Medford High School days in the late sixties. After graduation Medford High School in 1970 he continued to work part time while pursuing his Bachelor's Degree at Northeastern University. Upon matriculation George Spector offered George a full-time position at Modern Hardware and Paint Co. in which he stayed until August of 1980. After working 21 years selling tools and fasteners to the construction industry George returned to Modern Hardware and Paint Co. as a co-owner with David Spector in January of 2002. He presently resides in Lowell, MA with his wife of over 40 years, Jackie, and enjoys his time off hanging out with his seven grandchildren!

 

JOE THOMAS
Joe has been affiliated with Modern Hardware since the end of 2013 - before which he had worked for 25 years at Masse Hardware in Cambridge. Now he acts as Modern Hardware's hardware, plumbing, and electrical guru in between repairing everything from lamps to leaf-blowers. Joe currently lives in Somerville with his wife Janet and their two daughters the older of which is presently enrolled at UMass Amherst. When he's not working Joe enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including running, biking and hiking with his family. 


JAKE BURLEY
Jake has been affiliated with Modern Hardware and Paint Co. since the end of 2013 when he moved to Medford from the Amherst area where he was working for several years at a local building supply - first in the lumber yard and subsequently in the paint department. Presently, Jake lives off of Main Street in Medford and acts as Modern Hardware's head of IT in between color matching and mixing paint. When he's not at the store, Jake spends his time playing and composing music.