The Source is manufacturers’ representative covering New England and a wholesaler of architectural building products, with experience in construction project management, purchasing and estimating for large commercial and institutional projects. We offer a wide array of offerings including exterior and interior general and specialty products for the construction industry including glass, wood and metal; louvers, panels, framing, furring, sunshades, concrete, sheet goods, flooring, aluminum; glass: laminated, monolithic and insulated, safety equipment, accessories, furniture, etc.
The Source is proud to be a Massachusetts WBE Certified business. Being a Certified Women Business Enterprise helps our customers meet their diversity requirements. The Source is owned and operated by Suzanne O’Leary Vrakas. Suzy’s unique skill set helps ensure the project receives the right building product or architectural system, no matter the complexity, on budget and on time.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE: Suzy began designing and managing exterior building systems, primarily rainscreens, curtainwall and interior panel and glazing projects in 2008. She gained valuable experience creating 3D models of projects, working out system details with the architectural design team, setting project schedules with GCs, working with engineers to meet codes required by project specifications, managing the purchase and fabrication of a wide variety of exterior and interior materials and working with the installation team to build the project as intended. Suzy gained an appreciation for the technical details and practical application involved in carrying a project from inception through completion.
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE: With a network of contacts in fabrication, installation, architecture and interior design, Suzy considers those she works with valuable teachers and friends. She has previously worked to promote exterior cladding systems, insulation, electrochromic glass and interior laminated specialty glass to the New England market. Now, working as an independent rep and a wholesaler of architectural products for the design/build community, she hopes to deliver high quality products and service to her customers throughout New England.