Hi, I’m Toby, and I’d like to build something beautiful for you. There is little I cannot do, but here’s a list of commonly offered services:
Honey-do List (Toby-do): I am often called for some small item, a broken door, shelf install, leak, etc. A good use of both our time is to make a list, add to it over a few days and send it to me first so I know what to expect. While I’ve been leaning towards longer projects lately, this is a good way for us to get to know each other, and helps me fill in my schedule.
Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels are something I enjoy and am well suited for. There are many elements in such remodels, such as flooring, carpentry, plumbing, and electricity, all of which I do well. While I may bring an (experienced) assistant, I do the estimate and I do the work. The absence of an array of specialists and management streamlines communication, costs and crowding.
Finish Carpentry is something I am particularly well-equipped for. I install a good deal of trim, crown molding, doors and windows throughout the year. Summertime its nice to build a few decks and fences.
Custom Furniture, shelving, etc. is occasionally commissioned. Prefer to work with natural materials and simple functional designs.
Treeforts and play structures are a great joy to create, I’ve made several for my daughter, and for clients. My work is sturdy, safe, and engaging, well geared for the active mind and body.
Specific Skills: Finish carpentry, drywall, electrical, plumbing, tile, mechanical, structural, design, creative problem solving. No carpet, only small (one-room) paint jobs.
Background: Toby Fernsler was first educated in construction by his mother, who had helped build a home with her parents and siblings as a teenager in Berea Kentucky. He was a commercial fisherman working out of Gloucester Massachusetts and Kodiak Alaska from the ages of 14 to 24 years, also learning the construction trade at that time. He began his scientific career at age 25 building prototype plasma devices at the Naval Research Lab, and going on to program for Nexrad Doppler radars, functional brain imaging, and genetic research. He holds a masters degree in Mathematics and Neuroscience, and has the mastery of 10,000 hours in several other fields.
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