After working in the remodeling industry since age 12, Joseph Ricardi achieved a milestone on Dec. 24.
Joseph Ricardi Designs -- his first business -- opened at 10 South St., on the Westborough rotary.
The firm offers the designing, building and installation of kitchen and bath remodeling projects, as well as flooring.
"I've wanted to be on my own. I've wanted to do it myself," Ricardi says.
"I've got a really good location, and the showroom's very nice."
Ricardi says he will serve much like a project manager.
"I would come to the house, talk with you about your kitchen and bathroom," he says.
The business is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.