About Vintage, Inc.
We do one or two major projects at a time, depending on their size. Once we start your job, you can count on a consistent and steady progress toward completion. Restoration, building renovation, historic preservation and period carpentry are all creative, brainstorming tasks. We particularly enjoy and welcome the chance to work with others in our field, such as architects, decorators, and historians. We welcome input, and enjoy the team spirit that is often present when “carpentry research” is underway. We handle large and complex renovation/restoration projects, from the structural to the finish details. For our new work, we apply the successful details that we have learned from our old, to build structures that will last for generations.
We love what we do, and particularly enjoy and excel at complicated and highly detailed projects. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. -DL
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About David Logan
I started working in my father’s shop space when I was 12, and pursued that interest in the following years through school. I spent several years in Italy, which helped my future development and interest in the study of traditional design, building techniques and historic preservation, especially in the realization that buildings could last so long if well made. This experience gave me an appreciation for the roots of design, and I marveled at the age that was possible for well-constructed buildings; I still do! The quality of the design details allows buildings to last for centuries.
Science was my chosen field, and after getting my biology degree from William & Mary, I worked as a technical adviser/scientist for a large lumber company, Universal Forest Products.
After 5 years as a technical manager/wood scientist, the pull to get back to construction and restoration was strong, and my wonderful boss and mentor was retiring. I was hired by a Virginia-based builder; we built large new homes to look as if they were old. In 1997, I started Vintage Renovation & Construction – now, simply, Vintage, Inc. A few years later, we started our cabinetry shop, called Period Woodworking Co.
I function as a team member, and focus on research and the details. I love the work that we do, and the constant learning that is inherent in our field.
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About Our Team
Our carpenters and cabinetmakers are professionals who do this work for the love of the trade, old buildings, and challenging and unique projects. We have a very unique team, which consists of college-educated craftsmen, and in-house cabinetmakers in Winchester, VA.
Zach Stevens, our field production manager, has a degree in ministerial leadership. Mark Brewer, our lead field carpenter, was an English major and almost a teacher, but chose to stay outdoors (University of Arkansas). Chris Carpenter is a very experienced and detailed building renovation and restoration field member, who adds greatly to our quality and capabilities. Barry Phillips is our in-house philosopher from St. Johns ‘great books’ college, and adds greatly to our team. Dave Hurt is a cabinetmaker and antiques restorer, who studied at Shenandoah University. Mathew Spaid is our field manager and a skilled carpenter as well. Joelle Huntsberry, with a broad knowledge in plastering and decorative arts, works with both teams depending upon our projects. Aston Galbraith, who functions as a field team lead, is an excellent organizer and can function as a field carpenter or cabinetmaker. Diane Morrison keeps our books, and her fastidious work adds greatly to our projects. Sarah Griffis assistes in the office and Catherine Logan attends to the difficult task of payroll.
Each of our team adds to our collective knowledge, and we work to share this with one another.
- Association for Preservation Technology. This group disseminates technical information pertaining to historic preservation and traditional trades, and traditional, high quality construction details and authentic building renovation.
- Preservation Trade Network. This gives us resources on which to call while researching specific building renovation challenges, and serves as an ongoing source of education in historic preservation practices. Our team attends a Preservation Trades training session each fall. This is a hands-on time to talk with fellow craftsman about specific problems that we may have encountered, or just time to learn additional skills.
- Preservation of Historic Winchester, PHW. We are involved in giving technical support and guidance to save Winchester’s historic buildings.