About Woodworks Construction

DSC02906I grew up traveling the world before settling in Arlington, Va, then attending UVa ending up with a degree in International Relations. A month later I married the love of my life, Donna, who I met in Switzerland. We have been blessed with two lovely daughters, and now charming grandchildren. Upon graduation, I worked for Administrative Computing at the University, as well as discovering an inherent love of woodworking. I started with carving and made some modest furniture, as well as oil and acrylic painting to escape the pressures of the computing world. A mentor introduced me to a couple who were starting a women’s clothing store and I was asked to build all of the fixtures, some walls and displays. I went on to working for a local entrepreneur and built a couple of restaurants on the University Corner. I worked in a partnership for 11 years, then continued as sole proprietor. My strangest commission was a wooden scrum sled for the UVa Rugby team. I’ve built a lot of bookshelves for a corner bookstore, an antiquarian book dealer and a library. Remodeled the premises for a women’s clothing store on the downtown mall, performed all of the trim carpentry for the penthouse apartment in a remodeled warehouse, numerous residential kitchens, islands, built-ins, desks, filing cabinets, layout desks drafting tables, office tables, china hutch, interior and exterior doors, bed frames, chest of drawers, night stands, picture/mirror frames, bath vanities, medicine cabinets, display cases. Was the contractor for Ivy Creek Natural Area, Education Building. Built newspaper Offices for the Charlottesville Observer, Showroom for South Street Antiques, some houses, many additions and renovations.

Peaceful Tomorrows is a cause that I support. Peaceful Tomorro­ws is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, they hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism. Acknowledging a common experience with all people affected by violence throughout the world, they work to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone.


What We Do

DSC02972• Determine project scope and either implement or assist in design process.
• Engage appropriate craftsmen to start and complete a job.
• Work closely with owner(s) to assure anticipated end product(s)
• Perform woodworking tasks which integrate into the project

How We Can Help You

DSC03013• Take a look at your project to determine feasibility
• Make sure that we understand your goals and intentions for the project
• Perform the job in an efficient and workmanlike manner
• Create an enjoyable/practical space and have a satisfied customer