Our Team

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Housewright's collaborative approach with clients, architects and subcontractors is an extension of the team dynamic within the company. Our employees are not only chosen for their expertise, but also for their abilities to take initiative and to think ahead. It is a team of strong individuals, as is evident by how many key Housewright people have been self-employed and/or owned their own small companies. Strong individuals working together make a strong team.

Our project managers are charged with the responsibilities of keeping the job within budget and on schedule while providing the best value to the client. They work within the collaborative culture that is Housewright, with a constant flow of information and interaction from the field with office staff, clients, architects, interior designers and subcontractors.

Jeff Page

Jeff Page

Owner/President

Jeff came to Housewright in 2005 with 8 years of carpentry experience and within three years was promoted to Project Manager. In 2017 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer - a position in which his natural leadership ability, organizational skills and broad industry experience best serve Housewright's clients and employees. Jeff purchased Housewright Construction, Inc. in January 2020 and will continue to provide the level of value and integrity our clients have come to rely on. The key principles in Housewright Construction's founder, Craig Hervey's vision will continue to be the company's guiding principles today.

Tom Bryer

Tom Bryer

Shop Manager

Tom especially enjoys working closely with clients, architects and interior designers to ensure that their design intent is carried out. He collaborates with architects to produce shop drawings prior to fabrication. In the design phase with clients, he employs 3-D modeling to help them visualize their projects.

In addition to design and drafting of cabinetry and millwork elements, Tom's responsibilities include pricing, scheduling projects, directing shop personnel in fabrication techniques and installation oversight, including coordinating associated trades. Housewright often makes use of Tom’s extensive design and field experience in ways too numerous to mention.

Tom has been with Housewright since 1994. His prior experience included 10 years as a self-employed carpenter/builder and another 10 years running his own cabinetry shop. His shop clients included Ben & Jerry's and a company that produced synthesizers. Sting, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa and the late Michael Jackson have owned the synthesizers with cabinetry crafted by Tom.

Our architect associates rely on Tom and the shop to produce some of their most challenging designs.

Jay Graves

Jay Graves

Cost Estimator & Project Manager

Jay has been actively employed in construction design, trades, and operations for over 45 years. He has built two homes for his family from the ground up, and renovated three other homes, performing nearly all the work himself. Coupled with his professional experience as a designer, estimator, and field engineer, he has a solid understanding of the complex relationships between different trades, as well as the impacts of budgets & schedules on the success of a project.

Jay has an A. S. Degree in Architecture ’77 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Admin.’99. He continues his education by attending seminars, classes, and trade shows in order to keep up with advances in the industry. He is a Certified Level 1 Thermographer, specializing in Building envelopes. He is also a Certified Green Professional through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is an active member of the Vermont Home Builders and Remodelers Association. He is particularly interested in energy-efficient construction and stays abreast of innovations in materials, codes, and applications to help Housewright remain current with the best construction industry practices.

Jay is an enthusiastic team member with a strong work ethic and an optimistic outlook.

Jodi Ovens

Jodi Ovens

Business Administrator & Human Resource Manager

Jodi is a key link in our client communication network. Hired by Housewright in 2005 with 7 years administrative and management experience in industry-related jobs, which included, Property & Resort Management and Multi Property In House Maintenance Management. She has an A.A. in Social Work & Human Services from Hesser College. She also has a home-based business providing consulting services to small companies.

Jodi is the Business and Human Resource Administrator; she handles oversight of Business accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, corporate decision-making and insurance management. In her HR role, she is also responsible for the coordination and administration of our employee benefit programs. Transparency of all aspects of our business, from project processes to billing, is a high priority at Housewright and Jodi executes that priority.

With Jodi's oversight, clients can rest assured that our employees and subcontractors are properly insured and that job sites operate according to essential safety guidelines.

Dan Bartlett

Dan Bartlett

Project Manager

Dan Bartlet graduated from Vermont Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 2003. A few years later in 2006 Dan Bartlett began working for Housewright Construction. He was originally hired as a General Carpenter, and year after year he honed his carpentry and managerial skills. Dan continued to grow as an employee, becoming a Lead Carpenter, then a Foreman and now he is a Project Manager. Dan has been a very hardworking and dedicated employee.

Dan primarily manages our medium to large scale projects. He consults with clients and company representatives to direct overall project development. Dan is responsible for managing project budgets, scheduling, and other managerial aspects regarding his projects. Dan selects and coordinates contractors needed for each project. He is also in charge of planning and overseeing the implementation of design for construction, renovation, and maintenance projects.

Amanda Kleintop

Amanda Kleintop

Construction Administrative Assistant

Amanda came to Housewright in January 2019. Amanda had been a stay-at-home mom with her two young daughters, while also running an in-home daycare for 10 years. Amanda designed her own, Newbury, Vermont home in 2006. In 2015, she redesigned and completely renovated her second home, in Bradford, Vermont with the help of her husband. Amanda has always loved interior design and has been frequently consulted by friends and family when design choices need to be made. Amanda is the in-house design consultant for clients. Amanda assists clients in choosing finishes that are cohesive and beautiful for their homes.

Amanda also performs various administrative tasks for Housewright. She is the HWC merchandise guru, where she helps to create marketing merchandise for our clients and employees. Amanda makes sure our office is supplied with all safety and organizational supplies necessary to run a successful business. She also assists the site and office management as an administrative assistant, answering phones, assisting with various admin tasks that change daily. Amanda will likely be the client's first contact at Housewright.

Amanda is a link in our HWC team chain and looks forward to assisting clients when they call.

Owen Berry

Owen Berry

Project Coordinator

Owen Berry started his General Education degree focused on computer hardware development in a baccalaureate program between Manchester Community College and University of Connecticut 2004-2008.

Working in the construction industry since 2008, Owen specialized in large commercial development throughout the New England seacoast for the first 8 years of his construction career. Owen began his career in the industry as a General Carpenter and worked his way up to Construction Supervisor from 2008 – 2016, managing various projects ranging from the construction of medical, industrial manufacturing and production facilities to commercial condominium and apartment complex development. Owen continued to develop his business acumen working as a Sole Proprietor/Owner of his own company completing light commercial construction and property maintenance for 3 years prior to joining the Housewright Team.

Owen took a position with Housewright in the end of 2018 working on a number of projects in the role of General Carpenter specializing in Finish and Trowel Trades. Owen moved into his current role as Construction Coordinator in 2019 where his duties include design, drafting, construction coordination, estimation, and project management.  He is a valued member of the Management Team.

Steve Emerson

Steve Emerson

Project Manager

Steve grew up on a small family dairy farm in Newbury Vermont. Steve started working as a kid and continued working on the farm all through high school. It is the farm that taught Steve to have respect for his elders and what hard work really was. From Steve’s early years he also grew to love hunting and fishing.

After high school Steve began working as a laborer for a construction company and started making his way up. Steve took a brief break from construction and went into lumber sales, but it just was not as fun to Steve as building. Steve decided to open his own small construction business where he had some of his own jobs and he also did sub work for his uncle every summer for 13 years. Steve’s uncle was an amazing carpenter and he taught Steve valuable carpentry skills.

Steve began working with Housewright in 2018 as a lead carpenter. Steve has worked very hard and in a very short time has become a Site Foreman and now he is a trusted Project Manager.

Craig Hervey

Craig Hervey

Housewright Founder

35 years ago, when Craig Hervey envisioned the kind of construction company he wanted to create, he knew from his background in farming that good values and work ethic were the most important qualities to have. Craig set out to create a company that produces the highest quality product with attention to the best value and what best suits the clients needs. Craig has always been very concerned with providing a superior level of customer service before, during and after the project. That attention to detail has become synonymous with the Housewright name.

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