It all started as a hobby! Husband and wife John and Janet Dâ€™Orsi from Stoneham, Massachusetts started baking gingerbread houses and cookies way back in 1981. Initially, they just wanted to sell at craft shows in the New England area. As it turned out, people loved their delicious baked goods and so the news spreads out from word of mouth and soon customers started to increase. By December of 1987 the first Gingerbread Construction Company store was born in Winchester, Massachusetts.
Because the couple knew that gingerbread house is seasonal, they added muffins and gourmet cookies to their product line. The muffins became an instant success and from six varieties it has expanded to nineteen varieties to date. Now the Gingerbread Construction Company continues to be successful and has become a household name.