Meet Our Team

Our carpenters can make fine furniture; our heavy equipment operators can pick up an egg with a spoon while chewing gum; and our executive coordinator can run the company by herself without Jonathan or me. (Wait, strike that last part :>)

Point is we have great people working for us so we would like you to know them.

Complex Carpentry

Groin Arch Ceiling

Tricky carpentry before plaster, a groin vault ceiling, also known as a double barrel or cross vault. Appears like two barrels cut in half, all right angles at the intersections. This technique dates back to the Romans.

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Studying Bugs Before Building

Our adherence to building science requires more than simply designing and constructing to a climate zone. We also study the local environment, including wildlife. For example, most weep holes in brick or stone walls are traditionally round or rectangular; however, blindly following standard practice in Central Virginia and the DC Metro would cause a major problem because of one type of wasp.

BuilderFish CEO Jonathan Fishbeck explains how a waffled piece of plastic makes all the difference. (If you're wondering, we cut flush to the wall so you won't see plastic jutting out.)

Stone Walls Breathe

Slowly dripping water can eat a hole through rock, so what hope does plywood have? Water and water vapor penetrate even stone walls and must be managed. BuilderFish CEO Jonathan Fishbeck explains how our wall assemblies permit air flow for a literally dry wall.

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