The new home for my shop started two years ago before my retirement. All of the work was done by me with the help of a few paid carpenter helpers loaned to me by my nephew who has a construction company. Not including myself, all were Vocational school grads that have been in the field for a number of years. That includes the tree men, excavation, carpentry, and electrical. It all started by clearing the land of trees behind my house, then the excavation, then the foundation and finally the frame. I worked in every stage, running equipment, setting up and taking down foundation forms, framing and finish, and buying lunch. Here are a few shots.
I will post the finish shot and interior next. By the way, I am also a State of MA Licensed Builder and plans were in my head and not on paper. Drove the town, my wife, nephew, and all the helper’s nuts that I wouldn’t tell them what it was going to look like up front other than the size. It was my vision.
-- Respectfully, Paul