Salem resident Jim Matthieu, owner of the state’s only N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal franchise, works on a recent residential project. The company, which is a partner of The Home Depot, offers wood renewal solutions for cabinets, floors, paneling and furniture. (COURTESY)
First branch in NH
Salem contractor joins N-Hance resurgence
Jim Matthieu, 48, purchased the local N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal franchise last spring.
After working in the construction industry on and off since the age of 15, Matthieu now spends his days on the road, helping homeowners improve the look of their cabinets and floors.
Services range from basic cabinet renewal, whereby existing cabinets are cleaned and touched up, to complete surface and color changes.
Matthieu’s franchise works in partnership with a dozen Home Depot stores in southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley. N-Hance Wood Renewal offers something for every price range, he said.
Wood finishes are retouched using pigments rather than paint, with a poly coating then applied for extended durability.
“The finish can be put on at night, and the business will be ready to open the next morning,” he said, noting that the process also appeals to homeowners who are seeking a quick return on investment when preparing a home for sale.
In the coming years, he hopes to continue to expand his territory and hire several more workers.
For more information, go to www.nhance.com/merrimackvalley.