Alan Butler

Alan Butler

Owner/CEO

 

Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
Favorite types of projects: When the customer allows us to be creative and when we can do rustic look carpentry.
How you got involved in this industry:  I grew up in the trades.
Fun fact: I have lived and worked in Paraguay, South America.

 

Chris Butler

Chris Butler

Director of Operations

Hometown: I was born in Norfolk, Nebraska. We moved to Mankato, Minnesota when I was 6 months old. I lived there until I was 20 then moved to Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Favorite types of projects: I enjoy talking to new customers and making a connection with them during a simple phone call.  I enjoy getting to know people.

How you got involved in this industry: I’ve done administrative work in my career life including receptionist, secretary, shipping coordinator,  ran my own in-home daycare for 12 years and a homeowners insurance claims examiner. I am also Alan’s mother. He has asked me for some time to come over to help him administratively in his growing business. Never dreamed I’d be marketing, getting worker’s compensation and general liability insurance, attending Chamber of Commerce events, doing payroll and so much more!  But here I am and lovin’ it!  Never say never.

Fun fact: “I am not a thrill seeker or adrenaline junkie, but I willingly rode the Insanity ride at the Stratosphere in Vegas in very high winds even about 12 years ago. I loved it.”

 

Patrick Amy

Patrick Amy

Production Coordinator

 

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Favorite types of projects:  Interior trim, doors, stairs, hand cut roofs and ground up layout.

How you got involved in this industry:  I got involved in the industry when I was a young man. I went through a four year apprenticeship and became Journeyman Carpenter at 17 years of age.

Fun fact: I have spent the last 11 years as a police officer. I enjoy riding motorcycles and building motorcycles. I have a wood shop at home in my garage/ I also enjoy constructing leather projects (wallets, belts, vacuum forming holsters, etc) My motto is “Ride hard, stay alive”.

Doug Murray

Doug Murray

Team lead/foreman

 

Hometown: Tracy, CA

Favorite types of projects: Anything that get me outside swinging a hammer. I love working with my hands and being creative to fix or solve problems. Standing back and looking at a project that I can be proud of.

How you got involved in this industry: Growing up working on projects in the garage with my father. I was a carpenter in the US Navy and enjoyed traveling the world building construction projects.

Fun fact: I enjoy spending time with my wife and 5 kids.

Elijah Hochstetler

Elijah Hochstetler

Inventory Coordinator/Team Member

 

Hometown: I grew up in Goshen, Indiana.

Favorite types of projects: I enjoy doing custom work and detailed carpentry.

How you got involved in this industry: I started working with Alan as a side weekend job in high school. I’ve been with him since the start and have just grown into it. Going on 5 years now.

Fun fact: I enjoy traveling and rock climbing!  

Michael Thamaz

Michael Thamaz

Construction Technition

 

Hometown: Snyder, Texas

Favorite types of projects: Custom Rustic Designs

How you got involved in this industry:  I’ve always had an interest in the process it takes to see a project design go from paper to finished product.

Fun fact: I like to pretend I know my way around a guitar.

JP White

JP White

Construction Technition

 

Hometown: Galveston, Texas

Favorite types of projects: Spray painting, working with air tools, fixing things, and building things from the ground up.

How you got involved in this industry:  My own needs and curiosity which led to job opportunities.

Fun fact:  I use to surf 🏄‍♂️ and that I also was a really good break dancer.

Jenny Murray

Jenny Murray

Administrative Assistant

 

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Favorite types of projects:  I enjoy DIY projects and giving new life to old things with a fresh coat of paint!

How you got involved in this industry:  I’ve always had an interest in the process it takes to see a project design go from paper to finished product.

Fun fact: I love all things old and will never pass up an opportunity to go antiquing!

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