Meet the Team
Synergy Skylights was founded by Laureyn Furtney and Nick Belland to provide a reliable, honest, and seamless customer journey through the process of skylight replacement and new skylight installation. Laureyn and Nick met while both working for VELUX skylights, the leading skylight manufacturer in the U.S. They saw firsthand the breakdown in the consumer experience, specifically in the area of new skylight installation and skylight replacement. With Nick’s background as a licensed construction supervisor and contractor, and Laureyn’s vast product knowledge and customer oriented sales method, they saw an opportunity to provide a better, more synergistic experience for customers looking to replace existing skylights or install new skylights in their homes.
Laureyn is a passionate and driven educator. She has been in the building material industry for 8 years, and has been a sales professional for over a decade. Before starting Synergy Skylights, Laureyn worked directly for VELUX America LLC as a senior sales representative for the Massachusetts region, supporting and consulting architects, homeowners, builders, and roofers. She has consulted on thousands of skylight projects. Prior to that she worked with GAF, the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. Having worked for two prominent manufacturers in roofing products and services, the depth of her knowledge is far reaching. More importantly though, Laureyn’s success can be attributed to her innate ability to make connections with people. This relational style, coupled with her passion for what skylights represent, daylight and fresh air, allow her to lead with education over influence. Laureyn strives to consult and educate clients so they feel empowered to make an informed decision that will impact their home or business.
Laureyn’s roots are in New England. Having spent her childhood living in southern Maine and the seacoast of New Hampshire. She now lives with her family in Central Massachusetts. In her free time, Laureyn loves spending time with her family, competing in a good yard game and enjoying a great cup of coffee.
Nick is a true craftsman; passionate about building, making and creating. Nick has been in the business of creating for over 12 years. He started his career working for a residential construction company building houses before deciding to open his own business. From 2012 to 2016, Nick operated a residential remodeling company specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, decks and roofing to construct intimate and personalized spaces for clients. In 2016, with his first child on the way, Nick started with VELUX America LLC as a Service Technician, tasked with facilitating the maintenance and service of skylights in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Nick has been trained in the complicated arena of commercial and structural skylights, has assisted with difficult installations and has serviced and installed thousands of skylights. Nick’s attention to detail and the personal pride he pours into every project he encounters allows his knowledge and expertise to come together to provide a first class installation experience.
Nick grew up in central MA, and currently resides there with his family. He enjoys spending time with his three boys, hiking and mountain biking.
Andrew is an early career carpenter. He graduated in 2021 from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School, with a concentration in House Carpentry. After experimenting with different trades, he was drawn to carpentry because of the transferable skills it provided. Of all the tasks Andrew engaged in during his time in House Carpentry, he was most drawn to roofing. Andrew enjoyed being outdoors and working up high so he sought out an internship with a company in the roofing field. Andrew started with Synergy Skylights as an co-op intern in his senior year. After graduation, he was hired as a full-time employee and has since been involved with hundreds of skylight applications. Andrew enjoys the skylight installation process because of the unique intersection of carpentry, roofing, and other niche skills. Andrew is constantly striving to learn new skills and techniques. He continues to work towards building his confidence as both a carpenter and skylight installer.
Andrew currently resides in Fitchburg with his family. In his free time, he enjoys building legos, playing hockey and snowboarding.
The depth of knowledge and experience shared by Nick and Laureyn would not be complete without their partnership with VELUX skylights. VELUX is the largest manufacturer of skylights in the United States and the world, and has been in business for over 80 years.