Meet the Team

           MATTHEW AREL


Matthew Arel has been in the construction industry for over 20 years. Born and raised in Nashua, NH, he has strong ties to the local community and prides himself on giving the personal attention each project deserves. Graduated from Saint Anselms College in 1986.

Matthew and his wife Melissa have been married for over 18 years, live in Brookline, NH, and have 5 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren. Matt enjoys traveling, scuba diving and finding new projects that challenge him.

               MELISSA AREL


Melissa was born and raised in NH. She is an experienced Realtor for Parrinello Real Estate in both MA and NH. Melissa loves working one on one with people to completely understand what they are looking for in a home to enhance their lives and prides herself on attention to detail.

She is a Stepmother to 4 amazing men, a beautiful daughter in law, Mother of  an incredible daughter and Grandmother to 2 Wonderful Grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, working out, animals and spending time with loved ones. Melissa and Matt have been married for over 18 years and reside in Brookline


Accounting  Administrator

Christine was born and raised in Boston, MA. and a graduate of DW College in 1992. She currently resides in Brookline, NH.

Christine is a hardworking, dedicated employee as well as an adoring wife, mother and grandmother. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, hiking, spending time with her family, and keeping up with New England Patriots.

We are very happy to have her here with us at BBH!

             LIZ SKIRKEY

       Office Administrator                 Design Consultant

Liz is a recent graduate of Mississippi College’s Interior Design Department. She has moved back to her home state of New Hampshire where she enjoys both the historic and industrial design styles so prevalent in the area. Her passion for design is driven by her belief that the kitchen is the center of the home and that the home is the most important space for growing strong families.

As she joins our team here at Better Built Homes, she hopes to learn more about building and construction. Whether it be keeping things organized at the office, updating our social media and website, or helping Melissa with picking out finishes for your home, Liz is excited to help!

In her free time, she enjoys pottery, camping, and baking. She is also a huge Red Sox fan and goes to games as often as she can. We are thankful to have her join our team!


                  BBH Greeter

Birch is a beautiful husky pup! His dad, Kevin, has left him in charge of security here at Better Built Homes. In his free time, he enjoys napping, playing with friends, and eating any food that he can find. If you ever come say hello, Birch will be sure to greet you with a friendly tail wag!