Pat was born and raised in Media, PA where he learned construction from his father. Now, with 30 years of experience under his tool belt, Pat is excited to be a part of the WCDB team! Pat brings a lot to the table, but his real passion lies in framing carpentry – working with his hands, giving shape to a new or altered space and paying attention to detail makes him great at what he does. When Pat isn’t busy framing additions and managing remodeling projects, he enjoys spending time with his family and coaching basketball.
How did you arrive at WCDB:
Wow. That’s a really long story. I have been in the construction business my whole life but the past few years I was really searching for a company that was doing something special and could possibly use someone with my experience. That search led me to WCDB and I’m glad it did.
What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
Framing Carpentry is my trade and where I have the most experience but I also have a knack for hand drafting that I developed over the years preparing framing plans.
Who have you worked for in the past? And what have you done for them?
I was trained by my Father who was a Carpenter/Builder and then worked as a Journeyman for Area Construction (Swarthmore) on commercial projects and Creative Dwellings (Media) on some pretty unique residential projects. As an independent contractor I have worked for many clients over the years on various projects (Custom Homes, Additions, Art Studios, Pole Barns, Commercial additions and renovations, etc.…).
What are you most passionate about professionally? What excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?
I am passionate about being part of the team that turns our client’s desire for a new or altered space into a reality. I’m excited to continually improve on creating a seamless transition from design to construction.
How long have you been doing what you do?
About 30 years – since I was a teenager.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I have 3 kids in high school and 15 nieces and nephews. I enjoy following the amazing things they are doing and being a part of their lives.
Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I grew up in Media and moved to West Chester about 20 years ago. Not much of a pilgrimage.
Any volunteer activities you are crazy about?
I have volunteered in the City Team (Chester) Learning Center – Miracles happen there! I also coach summer league basketball at the Melton Center in West Chester.
Any Non-profits you love, & why?
Susan G. Komen, March of Dimes, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, There Goes My Hero and the Travis Manion Foundation are non-profits that my wife and I support. The good work of these charities has benefitted friends and family members.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
What is your favorite movie?
The Fellowship of the Ring
What is your favorite TV show or Series?
What is a personal favorite quote?
“I would rather know why I failed then succeed by accident” – Henry Ford
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson
What is your favorite restaurant?
Spicy Pig Café in West Chester
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Duck, North Carolina