With both a degree in Architectural Engineering and over thirty years of hands-on experience, Ed's education in the building trades continues to this day. He has worked alongside career carpenters who have shared their knowledge on various jobsites; attended conferences and workshops on techniques and research; and maintains several professional memberships that supply him with information on the latest trends in the field.
The older houses of Maine provide the challenges that Ed seeks: repairing and modifying historical buildings requires an understanding and appreciation of traditional methods and materials combined with a good grasp of modern materials and building science. Although he will take on any project he finds interesting, Ed prefers the structural rehabilitation of historical buildings and historically sensitive woodworking.
Ed's wife spends a day a week helping out with paperwork and errands. She also makes a handy weight when nailing stair treads.