Like many young men my age, I served my country during the Gulf War as part of the motor pool and driving for General Schwartzkopf.
Returning home, I spent two years in the mechanical engineering program at U-Maine and left to earn a living and raise a family. I leased a truck in 1991 and began hauling boats. Soon I was leading a team of contract AWLgrip applicators for a group of yacht builders and service companies in mid-coast Maine and with a couple of friends got a job completing a Wesmac hull, which is still fishing in Penobscot Bay.
Then in 1995 Chuck Paine’s office asked me to build a boat for the Wyeth family. The launch of JAMBO a 36’ waterjet powered speedster became the first of a series of highly customized yachts that we created from plans drawn in the Paine office and later by Mark Fitzgerald.
Twenty years later I am a custom boat builder with models from 30’ to 48’, a three-bay shop in Rockland and working with great people to make their dreams reality.
It has been a great experience working for great people, many of whom have become my friends, who have allowed me to create great boats.