The Importance of PLANNING

The Importance of PLANNING

Every project begs questions that straddle the fence between “pragmatism” and “wish list.” How much is too much? Which compromises on cost undercut the quality of the end result? From my experience, the answer is in balanced and well planned project design and...
Choosing your Professionals

Choosing your Professionals

I recently found myself in a discussion with a potential customer, which I found very revealing. She told me that she was considering a bid on the project from a “big” contractor. “They have in house people who do everything from a-z,” she told me. Two workers to do...
Becoming Woodmaster

Becoming Woodmaster

Through the course of life, one imagines the path that they will be carried on. Paths of academic pursuit, or entrepreneurial glory ending in fantastic wealth. Then there is the course that was written into the lineage of your ancestors. As a very young man, I was...