About VFJ

Vinny Fanuele


Vinny Fanuele was a Carpentry Department instructor and construction coordinator at Madison Park Technical/Vocational High School in Boston for 16 years. During that time, he conducted the construction training for OSHA-10 "Live," developed a 2-family construction training area in the carpentry department, and worked with various mentoring and outreach programs. For example, Vinny implemented an outside, affordable home-building program. He also served on the culture focus group for MP's "Innovation" School proposal.  Since his retirement from teaching in June 2018, Vinny has worked as a consultant for the Construction Mentor Program, a construction development and career readiness program for The Compliance Mentor Group. 

Prior to teaching, Vinny had a career in construction that lasted 30 years. For 21 of those 30 years, Vinny was the proprietor of a remodeling/renovation company (Fanuele Corporation) that concentrated its operations in Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Brookline. Also during this time, Vinny renovated, as a developer, several historic homes and structures. With his family (wife and 2 children), Vinny designed and built their passive solar home in Hull, MA.

Vincent is proud to say that he has been a USSF soccer referee for 30 years and a EMSOA for 16 years. He officiates club soccer and during the fall concentrates on the high school circuit.

Jessi Fanuele

Project Manager/Carpenter

Jessi has had a lifelong interest in the construction field starting at a young age as an apprentice alongside her father. In 2018, she general contracted an addition to her family's home in Franklin, MA. Her strengths include attention to detail, product research,  project efficiency, client and contractor communication, and building code. 

As a high school Social Studies teacher for 16 years, 15 of those years at Franklin High School, Jessi's goal was always to help students be the best versions of themselves. Jessi served as a coach for the girl's soccer, basketball, and softball programs, was a member of the FHS Educator Council and SEL District Leadership Team, and has been an outspoken proponent for mental health awareness. 

She earned a M.A. in Modern European History from Providence College in 2009. Jessi graduated cum laude from Wellesley College in 2003 with a double major in Italian Studies and History.  Jessi has been a high school soccer (EMSOA) and basketball (IAABO Board 208) official.

Currently, Jessi is studying and training for her Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License (CSL).