Ed Silva

A founding principal of Vantage Builders, Ed is responsible for business operations, developing strategic initiatives, identifying vertical markets and creating the firm’s corporate culture. During the firm’s 20+ years, he has helped lead the firm through several economic cycles, grown the firm from five employees to more than 50 and expanded into all the New England states and Florida. Ed is directly involved in client projects, as well as with cultivating new business and existing client relationships.

Throughout his 30-year career, Ed has gained hands-on experience in all levels of a construction project, from estimating to the field to project management. He has become a sought-after expert on cannabis construction and has participated in a New England Real Estate Journal cannabis summit. Ed is a member of Vistage International, works with the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, and is Selectman of Rowe, Mass. When he’s not working, Ed is busy working the land at his property in Rowe, as well as hunting and fishing. 


John Connor

John is one of Vantage Builders’ founders, with more than 30 years of construction industry experience. As principal of the firm, John creates the firm’s vision, sets strategic direction, and determines long- and near-term goals. He is responsible for company operations, client relationships and new business development and is directly engaged with client projects.

Prior to beginning his career, John earned a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University. John has successfully completed projects in a wide range of industries, including the office, retail, life sciences, cannabis, educational and medical markets. He is involved in several industry organizations, including SIOR, NAIOP, IFMA and IIDA, and has been a speaker at SIOR events and on panels for New England Real Estate Journal. John is an avid outdoorsman, whether it’s on the golf course, out hunting or on his boat. 

The Vantage Team

In Memory Of

Tim Yarnell

1981 – 2024

Devoted husband and father, dedicated family man and friend, Tim was a treasured member of the Vantage team. He began work for Vantage as a Superintendent in 2011, until his passing in 2024. He was an amazing athlete in wrestling, baseball and football, and a duffer in golf. He was an avid fan of the Boston sports teams and a football fanatic. One of the nicest, funniest people to have ever worked at the firm, Tim is greatly missed by the entire Vantage family.


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