CHANGES, Part 6

CHANGES, Part 6

Promotional Materials In the beginning our promotional material consisted of a business card which had both my name and that of my partner on it. Within a year we each had our own business cards plus a small black and white pamphlet which explained our thoughts and...
CHANGES Part 5

CHANGES Part 5

Contracts For the first decade of business all our contracts were hand written calligraphically by me. At first they were simply one page but eventually they grew to a page and a half. Had they been typed the longest would have taken required three quarters of a page....
CHANGES Part 4

CHANGES Part 4

Panels In the early eighties the panels that were most commonly available to timber framers were not called SIPs (structural insulated panels); they were simply called “panels” or “insulated panels” or “skins”. Typically, such panels were comprised of a...
CHANGES Part 3

CHANGES Part 3

Shops Most of the shops back then were small by today’s standards. Many of them were in barns, some merely in driveways, others in ramshackle structures. After three years of working in a driveway my partner and I built, with mostly recycled material, a 32’x38’...
CHANGES Part 2

CHANGES Part 2

Depth of Experience Because timber framing in America lay mostly dormant from the late 1800’s until the 1970’s, and because the resurgence didn’t really pick up momentum until the early 1980’s, the playing field for companies was somewhat level. Very...

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