Nets That Work

(800) 872-6387
(800 USA-NETS)

By Appointment Only

About the Nets That Work Team and Legacy

Our company is part of a decades-running history spanning a broad array of projects and comprised of the exceptional efforts of past and current leaders. You can count on our experience to deliver the same results we've been achieving for clients since the inception of our company.

Hal Heustein — FOUNDER

Mr. Heustein founded Woodworks Construction in 1980 after a long career with Prince Carpentry. Mr. Heustein established Woodworks as one of the largest drywall and carpentry contractors in New York City.

Mr. Heustein immediately recognized the potential of Mr. Nusbaum's moveable net system. Heustein's carpenters had previously installed more primitive versions of horizontal protective nets. Though he has since passed away, Mr. Heustein's vision and organization established and expanded Nets That Work from its inception in 1990.

Arthur Nusbaum — FOUNDER

Mr. Nusbaum holds numerous patents in the construction safety field including the moveable system for horizontal protective nets Mr. Nusbaum established himself as the General Super for Diesel Construction in the 1950s through the 1970s before becoming President of HRH Construction. Among the hundreds of projects he has been associated with are the Citicorp Building, The Javits Convention Center, Worldwide Plaza, and Trump Tower. Mr. Nusbaum worked as an independent consultant for Boston Properties, American Express, the Scandinavian Institute, and York Hunter Construction before he passed away.

W. Scott Rives — PRESIDENT

Mr. Rives has been with Woodworks Construction for 30 years. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Subcontractors Trade Association. Upon Mr. Heustein's death in 1999, Mr. Rives assumed the role of President of Woodworks and Nets That Work. Both companies have continued to thrive under his leadership.


From the original estimate to the final payment, Mr. Kennelly is responsible for all Nets That Work projects. He also handles projects for Woodworks Construction.


Eric Reese is our field super. He has necessary safety certifications. He has met all OSHA requirements. He has been with the company for over a quarter of a century and has overseen Net installation in the three tallest residential buildings in the world and over 100 other projects, including Yankee Stadium and the broadway theater that presented SpongeBob SquarePants