Born and raised in Keene NH, Arron attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 1983 with a degree in Psychology. Arron began his career of historic preservation in 1987. In 1992, Arron created Preservation Timber Framing; a traditional timber framing company specializing in the structural repair of historic timber framed buildings. Preservation Timber Framing was incorporated in 1998 with a team of 3 craftsmen. Today, PTF, Inc. has a team of highly talented craftspeople who are dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings.
Arron serves on the board of Maine Preservation after two terms as president. Maine Preservation a non-profit preservation advocacy group serving the state of Maine that is dedicated to preserving Maine’s heritage and built environment. He has served on the board of Vaughan Homestead since 2007.
Arron is also an active member in:
The Timber Framers Guild
The Traditional Timber Framers Research and Advisory Group (TTRAG)
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance
The New Hampshire Farm Museum
The Preservation Trades Network
The Preservation Institute for the Building Crafts (PIBC)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
See his resume here.
Dan has a degree in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire. Active in the Traditional Timberframe Research and Advisory Group, Dan organizes one heck of a symposium. He lives in South Berwick with his wife and three children.
Tom studied Preservation Carpentry at the North Bennet Street School and launched his career in this field with Historic New England. He is a detailed and skilled carpenter, and a wit to boot.
Scott grew up in Cumberland, ME and attended UMaine Orono. After a career bartending and managing at restaurants like Fore Street and Street and Company, Scott attended the North Bennet Street School for Preservation Carpentry. He lives in South Portland with his wife, son and dog. From a repository deep within his brain, Scott can tell you the best route between any two points in Maine.
Brian began working in Preservation in Savannah, GA. He graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a Masters in Preservation and pursued historic preservation in Manhattan before moving to Newfields, NH with his family and joining PTF.
Jessica graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Environmental Studies and Visual Arts. She launched her career in carpentry as a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s construction crew, and developed her skills and understanding in the Preservation Carpentry program at the North Bennet Street School. She came to work for PTF as a Maine Preservation intern in 2008.
Emilee joined PTF after six years with a leading property management firm and has a background in bookkeeping, project management, and travel and tourism. She grew up in Rochester, NH, and has stayed close to her seacoast roots; she and her husband live in Barrington, NH with their two dogs and three snakes. She is as even-keeled as she is indispensable. If you want a prompt reply, copy Emilee.
Dave lives in Dover, NH with his wife, daughter and beagle. He earned a degree in Architectural History from the Boston Architectural College while working for PTF. He is an dedicated job lead and inspired draftsperson.
Jake grew up in New York City, and attended high school in New Hampshire, where he met his wife. Jake came to PTF after attending Boston Architectural College and graduating from the Preservation Carpentry program at the North Bennet Street School in 2015.
After graduating from Yarmouth High School, Tim received a bachelor’s degree in art from Sierra Nevada College. Tim trained in furniture making at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship before attending the North Bennet Street School, where he graduated with a diploma in Preservation Carpentry. Tim resides in Falmouth Maine.
Josh came to PTF after graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In addition to carpentry, Josh is an artist who uses photos and video to share stories about good folks doing things right. When not on the job, he spends his time skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding.