Our Team

Dan Gainsboro


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In a way Now Communities is something I have been preparing for my whole life. My interest in community creation began at an early age when I built whole communities in my backyard out of dirt, Legos and Matchboxes. This early interest led me to the study of architecture and work experiences in all aspects of the design, construction and development industries. Today the issues are a bit more complex but the desire to create strong a sense of place that encourage interaction among its residents remains the primary goal. You can read a little bit more about my background or if you prefer send me an email or give me a call.

Genesis Planners and Delphi Construction


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As the Founder of Genesis Planners and Delphi Construction, Dan helped shape the direction of the project planning and development industries. His 35 years of experience in the building industry have led to the development of the Genesis Start Smarter, Build Better ™ approach. Dan contributes his ability to lead in the design and management of a wide range of complex building and planning projects. His strengths in problem solving and consensus building go hand–in–hand with his fundamental commitment to help clients succeed. With a background in both architecture and construction, Dan advises clients on a wide range of planning and feasibility issues. His experience with building and planning issues, community groups and user needs lead to practical solutions with real value. He is also a frequent author and speaker on project planning, construction management, and innovative project implementation strategies.

Now Communities


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Under the direction of veteran developer Dan Gainsboro, NOW Communities creates community-focused neighborhoods that emphasize sustainability and energy efficiency. The firm’s first major residential development, Concord Riverwalk, was an immense success – earning acclaim from planners, architects, and environmentalists alike, and generating tremendous demand for its cottage-style units. NOW Communities has been recognized with some of the architecture and urban development industry’s most prestigious awards, including Builder Magazine’s Project of the Year, the National Association of Homebuilder’s Community of the Year, and the American Institute of Architects’ New England Design Honor Award.
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