Change is Good
Given a career in the building systems industry, I have taken a new path, a golden opportunity. I began my involvement in building systems as a designer/cost accountant for a mobile/modular home manufacturer in Greeley, CO. Moving to Denver, I joined Colorado Log Homes which became the first of five log home companies. Amidst that was two opportunities in the Big Apple as a building systems consultant and then technical writer. The past 16-year run as an independent consultant provided some remarkable opportunities for product research and testing, code development, and meeting great people along the way.
About 20 years ago, I met Bob Guay and Henry Walthery at a Building Systems Councils (BSC) meeting. Our friendships evolved over the years, so when I was on the BSC Board last year, it came natural to me to call them to invite them back into our association. Instead, they invited me to join their family at Harvest Homes. I accepted and started in January 2017. I’m enjoying a top-notch building system and production team, and the challenges and daily learning that comes with being their New England Region Sales Manager.
Dedicated to the log home industry and green building, my career is reflected in this website and remains available as a source of information. Thanks to my work with the Log & Timber Homes Council of the Building Systems Councils, NAHB, I have contributed to satisfying many of the objectives that spawned its organization in 1977. Today, ICC400 Standard on the Design and Construction of Log Structures is being published in its third edition (2018). It is the culmination of those efforts and has afforded me the honor of working with an assortment of industry peers who will forever be friends.