Put Our Four Generations of Technical Excellence to Work for You

Our History

Over 75 years ago, Colonial Saw chose to become the local, family-owned leader in woodworking, joining, and grinding equipment service and supply. Our mission then was simple: help other American craftsmen, builders, and businesses, small and large, succeed with top-quality products and relationships they can rely on. After more than seven decades, we still hold to that promise.

Today, Colonial Saw is synonymous with outstanding sales and support for top names like STRIEBIG, Lamello, and other global brands in cutting, joining, and grinding systems, as well as enduring service value for the customers that matter most. Always flexible, honest, and committed, we have cultivated years of continued success by going above and beyond the standard, doing what competitors won’t for our customers, and earning the lasting loyalty of our long-term clients and employees.

Centered on Core Values

At Colonial Saw, we strive to give everything we have in everything we do, whether working with our valued employees or interacting with our customers or industry partners. Every day, in every situation, our conduct is founded on our five core values:

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The Colonial Saw Difference

At Colonial Saw, we never take our product lines lightly. We strive to become experts in every system we offer and provide customized solutions, and services customers expect from the best. By learning our business and yours inside and out, we stay focused on the specialized lines that provide the peak performance and consistency you need to solve the unique challenges of today.

Unlike large companies, which churn people and products into obsolescence, we know the human element is essential to every commercial effort. So, we put people first.

Building Business Based on People

Colonial Saw is built on a foundation of long-term partnerships with employees, customers, and vendors that stretch back to the beginning. Our company attracts the best technical, sales, and service talent by combining forward-thinking infrastructure and technology with a commitment to treat everyone fairly.

With several Colonial Saw employees possessing 30 years or more of experience with us, we’re dedicated to building life-long bonds with those who make it work, and it shows.

Meet the Staff at Colonial Saw

We have a team of experienced technicians with more than three decades of individual experience servicing and maintaining top-of-the-line machinery. They lead a team of young, hungry technicians whose expertise runs the gamut of systems and solutions related to the manufacturing industry and its equipment. Get to know our valued team.

Dave Rakauskas PRESIDENT

Dave Rakauskas


Dave began his career at Deloitte & Touche after earning a business degree from UMass Amherst, became a certified public accountant in 1994, and was introduced to the woodworking industry when he became Colonial Saw’s controller.

He worked in many areas of the company, including accounting, finance, IT, and logistics, eventually becoming vice president of operations before assuming his current position as President.

Dave has held positions on the board of several industry associations, including WMIA & ISKA, and the Advisory board of Silver Lake Vocational High School.


Erik Delaney

Machinery National Sales Manager

Erik has over 20 years of industrial machinery sales experience, ranging from classical machines to full CNC production lines. His experience includes both direct-to-shop and dealer support models, including many years at one of the largest machinery manufacturers in the world. He also gained hands-on production experience as a General Manager at a major closet franchise. Erik’s deep industry knowledge and experience will allow Colonial Saw to continue expanding and offering superior machinery advice and support to our customers.


Dave Bull

Striebig Product Manager

Dave is in the main Kingston, MA headquarters location when he is not on the road working with dealers and customers in the east and south, selling and occasionally installing Striebigs. He has a technical background and is the go-to reference for anything Striebig. He has been with Colonial for 27 years and still loves his work… in addition to skiing, paddle tennis (look it up), and golf!


Chris Hofmann

Lamello Product Manager

Chris has been with Colonial Saw since 2015 and is responsible for the overall management of the Lamello product line and its sales and marketing teams. Chris has a 30-year-long background in the woodworking trades that he brings to his role here. He also is a strong advocate for educating the next generation of American woodworkers by serving on various industry committees.

John Doran, Colonial Saw

John Doran

Field Service Manager

John joined Colonial Saw in October 2023 after serving as Director of Field Services for a Switchgear Manufacturing Company for thirty-two years. He is excited to lead the technicians in safety, OSHA, and technical trainings, as well as scheduling and technical support. Another goal of John’s is to recruit and grow the service organization to better serve our customers.


Matt Krevosky

Finance and Operations Manager

Matt joined Colonial Saw in January 2024 after serving as president and business manager of a construction company for nearly twenty years, after which he served as a controller for a mid-sized concrete corporation. Matt joined the team at Colonial Saw bringing extensive experience in implementing business systems and procedural workflows to best align to customers’ ever-changing needs. He is excited to be a part of such a knowledgeable team whose policies and values are focused on the providing the best customer experience possible.