“We all work hard around here. We love the work we do, and we care about the people we work with and the people we build for. Meet the experienced team here at Warren Construction Group that are ready to take on your project.”
Construction was always an interest even as a kid, we would run around residential construction jobs after the crews had left to see what all they had done. We would also attempt to duplicate the structures they were erecting with our own makeshift builds ‘borrowing’ the scraps generated from the jobsites. The real job, one that produced an income, came a bit later in 1987 when I had the opportunity to join a construction crew building projects at Sunday River. This was an invaluable experience, and I learned a lot from ‘Old School’ carpenters who were willing to teach a young punk kid what he didn’t know that he didn’t know. Fast forward 35 years and much experience has been gained. We are now looking for ways to entice the next generation of craftsmen and women to take an interest in what can be a rewarding career.
On a professional front I’m proud that WCG has aligned itself with responsible building practices and that we follow a practiced approach in constructing high performance buildings that serve our clients’ needs. Building to a Passive House standard or achieving LEED and WELL building certification is a great accreditation validating our performance on may projects – but even when these standards are not officially in play we typically are following the standards anyway resulting in well-built buildings.
With four grown children in varying stages of adulting my wife and I are empty nesters, that is if you exclude the dogs, cats, goats, and horses. We spend our time together at home tending to chores around our farm where we accommodate a horse boarding and lesson facility. There is always something to be done whether it be loading hay into the barn, loading the result of the hay being processed by the horses off the farm, tending to fencing or some type of tractor work (my tractor therapy), we enjoy doing it together.
Margot was the first employee Peter hired. She started in 1999 and worked out of a closet in the spare bedroom of Peter’s house in Freeport. She literally helped Peter build the operations side of the business in those early years. Margot has worn many hats, including interior designer, estimator, project manager and office manager. She did everything but throw on a tool belt and drive nails (she did do some painting though).
In 2006 she left to pursue her passion for gourmet food, wine, and catering. She returned to WCG in 2013 and took on the role of finance and business operations. Margot serves on the Board as Treasurer and is an ESOP Trustee as well as the administrator of the ESOP and 401K plan for the company.
I have worked in construction most of my life. Starting in the drywall field I learned a lot about framing and the visual layout of finished walls and trim detail. Through my own projects of building camps and creating rental properties, I’ve learned that there is a great deal of preparation and hard, dirty work that needs to be done to get to a successful finished product.
At Warren Construction Group the team has a system and a plan in place to tackle the tough work. As a group we use our experiences to best navigate situations and find ways to do it better.
The experiences of digging through dirt, frost blankets and concrete, helping subs get started with electric and plumbing, getting the gables up, siding on, and all the fine finish details is what I love the most about my job. It is very rewarding to see the work I’ve done with the WCG team from start to finish.
My job entails all aspects of building a house from the green plates on the foundation to the last piece of crown molding and any and all tasks in between. There are always challenges to figure out and subcontractors to accommodate.
What got me into this industry started in wood shop in junior high. I’ve always liked using my hands and making things out of wood. I went to vocational school in high school. After a year of further schooling, I entered the working world and my first jobsite. It’s all I’ve ever done since that time.
One thing most people don’t know about me, and would be surprised to know, is that I learned how to ride a unicycle somewhere around the age of 12-14 and can still ride it to this day. I also collect 2 things – shot glasses and hats. I have well over 400 of each.
My job at Warren Construction is that of a skilled craftsperson, occasional supervisor with a touch of teacher thrown in for flavor. I enjoy using the skillset that I have acquired over the last 37 years to be creative in the coming together of a project. I believe that for those of us with years of experience, it is our duty to pass our knowledge forward and teach the next generation.
Coming to work for Warren Construction Group was a big change for me as I had been self-employed, but I really appreciate working with this group to achieve high-level work.
On a personal level, I have two adult children – they are both amazing – and I am a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor. I spend a great deal of my off time running a Jiu Jitsu program. It is my therapy.
Torrey takes pride in his work; even simple tasks Torrey gives 100%. Because he has the patience of steel, he enjoys solving tricky problems that arise on projects.
The unique and challenging projects that Warren Construction Group takes on and his co-workers are reasons why Torrey loves his job.
Outside of work, Torrey enjoys watching his daughters’ sporting events and spending time with his best friend – his wife.
Having always being an analytical thinker, construction has always been a natural fit. I like the complexity of the projects we complete and managing the process of running the project and the business behind the project. In a perfect world the technology and systems behind a project should put me out of a job – we are not quite there in the construction industry yet!
Growing up in New Zealand on a kiwi fruit orchard, I initially worked in the outdoor and tourism industry as a guide, moving to the States in the early 2000’s. Today I still enjoy the outdoors hiking, kayaking, biking and skiing my way around Maine’s great outdoors with my two young boys and wife.
Prior to working at Warren Construction Group, I spent most of my career in the Oil and Natural Gas industry overseeing the installation of cathodic protection and corrosion systems on newly constructed pipelines. This work took me all over the country and away from my family in Maine. After making the decision to give up the travel and settle closer to family, I joined WCG.
I have had the opportunity with WCG to do creative things I have never done before like writing the company newsletter, being on the ESOP committee, and helping with a new web site.
Deacon is my 11-year-old yorkie and my constant side kick. He has been adopted as the “office dog” and greets everyone when they come through the door.
Tom started his woodworking and carpentry career back in 1986. Tom’s career has included timber framing, carpentry, furniture and cabinet making, as well as attending North Bennet Street where he studied historic preservation. He also specializes in historic painting techniques which include faux finishes and wood graining. Tom says he has a true passion for what he does, but his real passion is enjoying the co-workers and clients he works with.
Tom enjoys many outdoor activities including mountain biking, ice climbing and white-water canoeing. Although Tom says his main activity is being with his family, which includes his wife and four children along with their 1860’s farmhouse. The family farmhouse has been dubbed “Gettin There Farm”. This came from people always asking, “how’s the house coming along”, and the reply is always, “it’s gettin there”.
During my childhood, I traveled and lived with my family in North Africa and the Middle East. I learned to speak French, several dialects of Arabic and Farsi (Iranian). I returned to the U.S. as a sophomore in high school.
After high school, I went to UNH and majored in Outdoor Education where I focused on rock and ice climbing and high angle rescue. Upon graduation, I began my career as an outdoor educator and climbing guide. I guided primarily in New Hampshire and Alaska with a couple of trips to Ecuador.
Parallel to my guiding career, in high school and college I worked on an assorted collection of construction jobs eventually starting my own successful business. As my family grew, it began to be too difficult to be there for my family and to run my business. I eventually found my way to WCG.
My family is the center of my life and I love adventuring with them on climbing, skiing and hunting trips. My three boys have all begun leading climbs and are skiing at a high level. I hope to take them on many adventures in the following years.
So why Warren Construction Group? Initially, I was attracted to the quality of the projects and the structure of the company. I started as a carpenter and am now working as a supervisor. I am proud of the work that we do at WCG and of the collection of skilled people who are a part of our company.
I got started in the home construction industry through a guy I worked a restaurant job with that needed extra help roofing and siding. I ended up on that crew for the next 4 years working frame to finish.
My career at Warren Construction Group started as a field carpenter. I am now a Cabinetmaker, building and installing cabinetry and custom millwork for our clients’ homes. The unique and challenging buildings and casework we create is what I like best about my job. For better or worse, it’s something different every day, no cookie cutter colonials here at WCG.
The most exciting part is the installation. All the theoretical is out the window and stuff has to fit and work for real. Taking new and questionable ideas from architects and designers and making them work in reality verses on paper is what motivates me.
The thing I like best about my job as a Project Manager is being able to collaborate and work with some of the best carpenters and professionals the area has to offer from all different backgrounds. At Warren Construction Group, I am able to work on cutting edge projects and help create solutions with the WCG construction team.
When I am not working I like to do anything that involves being outdoors!
I am a Cabinetmaker for Warren Construction Group. I work on the construction and fitting of custom millwork. I really enjoy working rough boards to a finished piece and seeing the transformation. I’m happy to be part of a team that works so well together to bring people’s homes to life.
I am joining WCG from Lehenaghmore, County Cork, Ireland. I studied Furniture Design and Making and have worked with a range of different wood workers and makers in Ireland.
I am the WCG go to “roofing guy”. I also do all the copper work we have on many projects. I really enjoy complex copper details that require me to figure out ways to make the process work.
When I am not on top of a roof I enjoy being out on the water in my canoe, especially in the late fall/early winter.
Dave has worked in the construction industry for almost 25 years. The first half in the design world, working for several architectural firms in Boston and Portland, the latter half, for WCG around southern Maine. He takes enjoyment from solving problems and issues with the people around him.
In a perfect world, the world would be well planned and free of problems to solve, but in the real world he takes some pleasure and finds motivation in well thought out solutions to those problems. From a sticky door to a complex building, coming up with a solution is the challenge that pushes him – and if he can draw, then build the fix – all the better.
Prior to joining Warren Construction Group in 2014 Jacob worked in the drywall trade, both self-employed and for others, for about 15 years.
When asked what he likes about his work at WCG, Jacob said he enjoys the challenges he confronts on projects. Each job is unique and requires various problem-solving skills.
He cited two projects that really stood out to him as positive learning experiences. One involved a project which required lifting a large home onto a new foundation, a first for him to encounter, and the other was the Kents Hill Dining Hall.
Matt Edson has been a Laborer with Warren Construction Group for 6 years. During his tenure he has worked on many different residential and commercial projects but does have a favorite. Matt’s favorite project was our “Cantilevered House” that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. He enjoyed being a part of the building process of this complex, “out of the ordinary” residential home.
If you ask Matt what he likes about working at Warren Construction Group he will enthusiastically tell you “Everything – the projects, the people he works with and the clients”!
When Matt isn’t busy at WCG, he enjoys the great outdoors in Maine, especially hunting and fishing.
Andrew has been a carpenter with Warren Construction Group since 2021.
Rob has been a carpenter with Warren Construction Group since 2019.
Nick has been working with Warren Construction Group since 2019. He stays busy juggling work and studies.
Will has been working with Warren Construction Group since 2018. Initially coming on board as a carpenter and then moving into a project supervisor role.
Mike has been with WCG for 17 years, starting out as a carpenter and now running jobs as a Superintendent for the last 12 years. Carpentry and building have been his career since he was 19 years old.
Mike helped to build The Friend School, which was the first Passive House school in Maine and the third in the country. He also helped to build 2 more Passive House projects – Maine Coast Waldorf High School in Freeport and the renovated Freeport Community Center. Mike has volunteered his time to go to schools to speak to kids about the construction industry. Maybe someday Warren Construction Group will be hiring a few of those kids thanks to his generosity with his time!
He is originally from St. Louis, MO moving to Maine 25 years ago with his wife who was his high school sweetheart. Mike and his family spend their spare time in the summer camping in the great Maine outdoors.
Cooper has been with Warren Construction Group since 2019. When he’s not in school and studying he can be found picking up new skills and helping on our job sites.
Dave can be found at WCG’s cabinet shop creating the beautiful custom cabinetry that so many of our client’s request. His entire career has been spent in the carpentry/woodworking field and his experience and expertise shows in the exquisitely handcrafted pieces he and his team create. Dave started with WCG in 2016. During his tenure he has built both modern furniture and cabinetry for many of our projects. Check out our Millworks page to see some of his work.
Dave uses his woodworking skills in his spare time to rebuild his 1973 Classic Boston Whaler that had been previously owned by the Boston Fire Department and, along with his son, building a boat to use for lobstering from scratch.