Artisan Builder

I specialize in the unique project. My motto is Creative Beauty In and Around Your Home. While I have the network of fellow contractors, employees and excellent sub-contractors and can build any residential project, I am also involved on the ground with day to day building. I am out there in the field working on the project assuring quality and the vision of the project. I love to build, and the more interesting and creative the better. I can even take what could be considered an ordinary remodel and add components that will give you the Aha! that everyone wants in their home.

I began building homes in 1983 when I graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Construction Management. I became an Assistant Superintendent for Continental Homes in Denver and one year later at the ripe age of twenty-three I was promoted to Superintendent.

In 1985, I moved to Carriage Homes of Denver, a custom home builder with homes and townhomes throughout the Denver metro area. Six people, including myself, ran the entire company, giving me invaluable experience in all aspects of the business.

By 1986 I had plenty of estimating and management skills but had yet to "swing a hammer." So I struck it out on my own and began working as a remodeler on some of the very projects I managed. I worked with property management companies until 1989 doing every kind of repair imaginable, learning exactly what works and what doesn't work in home design.

In 1989 I moved to Big Sur, CA where I built my first two homes for clients. My life took an interesting turn and I became Facilities Director for an outdoor youth and environmental project on 750 acres of land. It was there that I learned applications for ecological development of land and "off the grid" living. I created outdoor workshop facilities with minimal environmental impact that were a huge success with the workshop leaders and participants.

In 1995 I relocated to Santa Cruz, CA where I now live and work. Since then, I have vastly expanded my repertoire, working with many talented and inspiring contractors, sub-contractors and designers. It is with pleasure that I offer the best work in both building and design.



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