Each year we gather together in the timberframe shop to reflect on the past year and look to the future. With so much to look forward to, we know our success lies in our team. We wouldn’t be where we are without our people. Here is a run down of those we recognized this year. Each went home with a little extra Bensonwood swag and a ration of roasting.
Dave Chase has been with the company for 17 years and has worked as a timberframer on some of Bensonwood’s most important projects. Dave ran our Hundegger timber milling machine for 17 years, cutting close to 1,000,000 board feet. His hands have touched almost every project that we have done since 2000.
Kerry Uhler has been with the company for 6 years as a project manager. He has tackled some of our more complex projects, including our first multi-family structures at Southface Village and the award winning Burr & Burton Academy mountain campus.
Peter Wotowiec is a master timberframer, ran our Hundegger timber milling machine, acts as quality control inspector on all of our timbers, and has been influential in shaping our company culture since he joined the company.
Tom Hancock began here as a timber framer, set up our Hundegger and helped train the other employees in its use. In recent years, he has moved from shop work to both virtual fabrication (where he builds our projects virtually rather than physically) and acting as facilities manager on our ever-growing number of physical plants.
Randall Walter joined us shortly after graduating college, and has been lead architect on over 300 projects in his 25 years with us. Highlights include the Gates Western Reading Room at the Denver Public Library and Burr and Burton Academy.
Tom Olson was a project manager for several years before “retiring” to manage our Walpole facility. He spends less time on the phone and a whole lot more time up ladders.
Josh Conley began as a woodworker in our millwork shop and is now working in Virtual Fabrication, making sure that our millwork components are accurate and elegant from design through construction.
Scott Bosworth has worn many hats here: Woodworker, building systems carpenter, and enthusiastic supporter of Beam Team cycling.
Virginia Smith is the voice you hear when you call us. She has done everything from answer calls to coordinate shipping to welcome new employees (and walk in visitors).
Thank you all for your service!