About vintage building
We are a team of artist / craftspeople who are passionate about old buildings and traditional craftsmanship. We take great care in choosing appropriate building materials and methods; that is the key in my mind for long lasting work.
We do one or two major projects at a time, depending on their size. Restoration, building renovation, historic preservation and period carpentry are all creative, brainstorming tasks. We particularly enjoy the chance to work with others in our field, such as architects and historians. We enjoy the team spirit that is often present when “carpentry research” is underway, also known as problem solving! We handle large and complex renovation/restoration projects, from the structural work to the finish details. For our new work, we apply the successful details that we have learned from our older projects. We have learned what works and what doesn’t in our restoration work on 18th and 19th century buildings.
Our building methods are distinct. Other than specialty subcontractors, most of the work will be done by Vintage employees, and not by outside sub-contractors. We pride ourselves on employing skilled people who care about the work; we employ artisans.
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
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 skilled team, consisting of craftsmen and in-house cabinetmakers in Winchester, VA.
Mark Brewer, University of Arkansas. He almost became an english teacher, but decided that he wanted to pursue a career of carpentry. He has been at Vintage for 23 years. William Boyd has a wonderful eye for detail, and is able to do a myriad of tasks. Brian Whitehead has a background in restoring church windows, and brings that attention to detail to our field carpentry team. James Mitchell is a craftsman in both wood and metal, and brings additional precision to our work. Jeremy Gorman and Don Maynor are our shop team, building our cabinetry and millwork needed on our field projects. Sarah Griffis runs our office and manages our website. Zach Stevens has just re-joined our team after being away for a few years working in construction management, bringing those skills back to our group. Stacy Chandler is skilled in operations and scheduling.
Each of our team adds to our collective knowledge; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
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About David Logan
I started working in my father’s shop space at age 12, when he gave me a jig saw for Christmas, and I pursued that building interest in the following years through school. (Doing dangerous things with a DeWalt radial arm saw was a common occurrence.) My family spent several years in Italy, where I marveled at the ancient buildings and the possibility for longevity. 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 materials and 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. I worked for Ian Stalker, a British chemist. He taught me a great deal, most importantly how to work effectively in a dynamic environment.
After 5 years as a technical manager/wood scientist, the pull to get back to construction and restoration was strong, and Ian was retiring. In 1997, I started Vintage Renovation & Construction, Inc., simplified to Vintage Building. A few years later, my team and I started our cabinetry shop, called Vintage Workshop.
I function as a team member with a focus on design and the details. I love the work that we do, and the constant learning that is inherent in our field. DL
More information about David and Vintage Building:
- 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.
Our Statement of Quality
If you select Vintage Building, you’ll get craftsmen unmatched for the superior result we are able to provide.
Meticulous and steadfast, we are unwavering in quality.
Class A General Contractor
Millwork-Custom & Replica
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600 North Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA 22601