When did you know you were going to be a wood working craftsman? As a young child I loved building wooden boats in my grandfather’s shop.
What is the design process for a project? It’s a collaboration between the client and myself. I meet with the client to get their ideas, sketches, magazine photos, etc. I show them sample door styles and finishes. Sometimes they come to my shop to look at works in progress. They tell me what they like and I sit down and start drawing a design. I sometimes consult with architects and interior designers. We typically meet a few more times to review and tweak the design until it’s exactly what the client wants.
How much of a deposit is required at the start of the project? We typically get a 50% deposit to start the project.
When is the remaining balance due? The client is invited to my shop to look at the project before the final finishing process. We get a 25% progress payment upon walk-through in the shop. The balance is due upon installation.
What’s your favorite wine? Ha ha! Pinot Noir is my favorite, but I love all wine! I’m an equal opportunity wine drinker!
How long does the average job take? It depends on the project. A medium-sized kitchen, from start to finish, takes about eight to ten weeks.
I heard you’re a boat captain. Is this true? Yes, it’s true! I hold a U.S. Coast Guard 50 ton master’s license with commercial towing and sailing endorsements.
If you weren’t a cabinet maker what would you be doing? Yacht Captain!
Do you only do the wood working side of the job or do you tile, etc? I personally stick to what I know best…making beautiful, custom cabinets and millwork! I have a talented group of professionals that do the rest of the work.
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