Wesley comes to WCDB with a background of 20 years in construction, with expertise in framing and finish carpentry. Born and raised in Lewisburg, PA, Wesley graduated from West Chester University, where he met his wife. They fell in love with the town of West Chester and have been here ever since. When he’s not using his hands to create something out of nothing, Wesley is at home enjoying life with his wife and three young children. His family enjoys vacationing in the Outer Banks. Wesley loves coffee, diet coke, and good movies – and is most driven by his faith and desire to love others.
How did you arrive at WCDB? What path brought you here?
I arrived via Facebook. A friend of ours saw that West Chester Design/Build was looking for a lead carpenter and told me to check it out and here I am.
What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
Bringing design into reality-my experience in the various trades of construction has given me the ability to see a project through efficiently from start to finish.
What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients? What do your ideal clients say about you?
Ideal clients say that I pay attention to detail and produce high-quality projects.
Who have you worked with in the past? And what have you done for them?
My first job was with a framing company when i was 16. I then worked with a construction company that did both new construction and remodeling. Later on, I moved to West Chester for college and worked with a remodeling company throughout school and continued to work with them after graduation. All of these jobs included: framing, roofing, siding, door and window installation, hardwood flooring, tile flooring, finish carpentry, painting, kitchen cabinetry installation, tile backsplash, decks, and screened-in-porches.
What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
I am most passionate about using my mind and hands to create something out of nothing, seeing it through from start to finish. I love creating spaces in which people can thoroughly enjoy spending time.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I am personally passionate about pursuing any type of connection with the creator of the universe. When I am able to avoid distractions of this pursuit, this is what I can’t stop talking about.
Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
You can find me at home. I love being with my wife and 3 crazy children.
How long have you been doing what you do?
I’ve spent 20 years in construction.
Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I grew up in Lewisburg PA. I came to West Chester for college, met my wife, and we both fell in love with the town.
Any volunteer activities you’re crazy about?
Teaching ESL. I taught English in China for 9 months and enjoy it thoroughly.
Any nonprofits you love, & why?
Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group. My son Blake has Down Syndrome.
Any awards or medals, or even medallions? Personal okay, too.
AA District Champions (Lewisburg High School Baseball), AMCC Academic All-Conference Award (Baseball), Graduated West Chester University Cum Laude.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Coffee, Diet Coke, and good movies.
In the end, how do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as one who loved God and loved others – a great husband and father.
What is your favorite Movie?
The first Matrix
What is your favorite TV Show or Series?
The Walking Dead
What is a personal favorite quote?
“Life is a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
What is your favorite restaurant?
Almost any Chinese restaurant.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
What is a highlight or memorable story about working with WCDB?
The first thing that came to my mind happened at an addition we were building for a family in Glenn Mills. They lived in the existing house throughout the project, so they would check in on the progress every day. The job was coming to a close and one of the final touches was the tile work in the bathroom and kitchen. The plan was to hire a tile installer, but I ended up installing all the tile. I later found out that the owner specifically requested I be the one to install the tile. It was a compliment I appreciated.