Biographies

 

Shaun R. Vitello,    co-owner

cache_837731104Shaun was born and raised in South Weymouth MA and graduated from Weymouth South High School in 1980. The oldest of five siblings, Shaun started working for the family business at a young age. After college, Shaun joined his father and grandfather as a full time painter, learning every aspect of the painting business from the ground floor up to his current position as co-owner. Shaun has been married for 25 years to Maura, they have two sons Sean (20) and Neal (15). Following in his father’s footsteps, oldest son Sean has worked for J. W. Graham, Inc. for the last three summers. An avid sports fan, Shaun enjoys watching the Bruins and Red Sox and playing golf. But most of all he enjoys watching his son’s hockey and baseball games, both as a spectator and coach. Shaun is active in his parish of St. Francis Xavier in South Weymouth both as a Eucharistic Minister, Religious Education Teacher and parish council member.

Peter V. Vitello,   co-owner

cache_837733204Like his brother Shaun, Peter was also born and raised in South Weymouth MA and graduated from Weymouth South High School in 1985. Peter too worked for the family business during summers learning the proper way to prepare various types of homes, Churches, commercial buildings, etc. He also had various types of other jobs throughout high school, super market bundle boy, a brief stint at Burger King, paper feeder at a printing company as well as a drummer in a rock band. But ultimately, the calling of the family business is what drew him back to J. W. Graham, Inc. to work side-by-side with his grandfather, father, uncle and brothers. Peter and his wife Jacqui have been married 20 yrs. They reside in Cohasset MA raising two children, Amanda (14) and Peter (9). Peter enjoys spending time with his family sailing, kayaking & buzzing around every inch of Cohasset's coast in his little Boston Whaler. He also enjoys playing the drums, (since he was 10), reading sailing novels, and cooking. An avid sports fan, Peter loves watching the Bruins & Red Sox. When it’s time to relax, Peter and his family can be found enjoying the beaches of Cape Cod or Venice Florida. As a young man, Peter learned from his parents how important it was to give back to the community. Below is a list of how Peter gives back:

  1. Parish Council Member, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cohasset, MA.
  2. Eucharistic Minister and Lector, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cohasset, MA
  3. Board of Directors Cohasset Youth Baseball Softball Association (CYBSA) as director of softball
  4. Representative of Cohasset in the South Shore Summer Softball League ( SSSSL)
  5. Board of Directors Cohasset Sailing Club, director of buildings & grounds
  6. Board of directors at Cohasset Swim Center, (CSC)
  7. Head Coach and sponsor, Coastal Stars Squirt B2 Hockey team, 2013
  8. Head Coach and sponsor, CYBSA Softball D3 Blue Jays, 2013 (league champs 2010 & 2011)
  9. Co-coach and sponsor, CYBSA baseball, American League White Sox, 2013
  10. PMC, (Pan-Mass Challenge) www.pmc.org 2013 will represent Peter’s 14th consecutive PMC, a 200 mile bike race from Sturbridge, MA to Provincetown, MA. Peter has personally raised more than $50,000.00 since 1999 with EVERY penny going towards the fight against cancer at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. Peter is eternally grateful to a group of very generous family, friends and customers!!
  11. American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Cohasset

Peter is also involved in several business networking groups with a constant eye on growing his business through a diversified network of professionals. Below is a list of these groups.

  1. Chapter president, Weymouth BNI (Business Network International)      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyHo2PxkOPs
  2. South Shore Networx (SSnX)
  3. Cohasset Chamber of Commerce
  4. Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)

John M. Murphy,   shop foreman

cache_837733604John grew up in Canton MA and graduated from Canton High School in 1967. He attended Quincy College and Northeastern University in the early 1970’s and worked for Reliable Fence Co. in Weymouth MA for a couple years. John began working for J. W. Graham, Inc. in September of 1974 under the tutelage of the owner Angelo (Andy) Vitello and his son Joseph. “At first I didn’t know the difference between a tooth brush and a paint brush, but I learned the well because of the knowledge and talent of these two gentlemen”. Five years later John married Andy’s daughter, Fran. They lived in Quincy, where John coached little league for St. John’s Church for 14 years. They’ve been living in Weymouth for 16 years. He still is active in his Weymouth Church, but now as a trustee, not a coach. When Andy retired, Joe became the owner of J. W. Graham, Inc. “I worked for Joe for many years; he was my boss, my brother-in-law, and still my dear friend. He is also one of the finest men I have had the privilege to know”. In 2004, Joe retired and his sons Shaun and Peter, who had been working for the company for many years, took over ownership of J. W. Graham, Inc. In every way they follow in their father and grandfather’s footsteps. “Besides being a rewarding experience working for such a great company, my greatest blessing is working all these years (at different times), with my two sons, my three grandsons, my granddaughter, my son-in-law, my four nephews, my nephew-in-law, and my four great-nephews. Some worked full time, and others worked part time while going to college. Besides being up to the minute on the most modern techniques, J. W. Graham, Inc. is a true old family business.” “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work for Andy, Joe, Shaun and Pete.” In September 2014, John will have worked for J. W. Graham, Inc. for 40 years.

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