Nick brought his woodworking skills to Montpelier Construction in 2002, joining friend and fellow woodworker Erich Auer. He became a partner in 2006.
Nick, a master carpenter specializing in cabinets and trim, likes to replicate what he sees. "I think it's cool to take a rough piece of wood and make it into something." His most recent piece de resistance is a 1,500 bottle wine cellar built from Spanish cedar.
Nick's love of woodworking developed early on when he helped his dad with remodeling and renovations. In high school he spent most of his time in the woodshop. After he graduated in 1999, he migrated west in search of deep powder and landed his first woodworking job in a commercial production woodshop in Fort Collins, Colorado building vanities, bureaus, built-ins, and commercial kitchens.
Two years later he returned to Vermont and found work in an architectural millwork shop making high-end kitchens and furniture for high profile clients like the producer of the 80's sitcom Cheers.
While he derives satisfaction from creating something out of a rough piece of wood, he also acknowledges the importance of customer satisfaction. "I like being able to help people out and make their home a nicer place."
When he's not using a router, Nick's out on a local golf course practicing his swing.