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In 2004, our company started with three carpenters offering home building services in the Bristol area. Over the years, we have evolved to become the full-service construction company that we are today.
Our staff is a diverse community of professionals - master carpenters, building science experts, solar experts, master electricians and construction managers. Many of our staff have been with Smith & McClain for over a decade, a testament to their exceptional talent, passion for building, and integrity. Together, we have executed complex projects and cutting edge designs, a reflection of our collective wealth of experience and versatility.
At Smith & McClain we strive to be a great company to work for and with. We know that the success of our projects are directly related to the relationships we develop, not just within our own team, but with our clients, subcontractors and other professional partners as well.
Founder/Owner, Project Manager
PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFIED TRADESPERSON
Oakley oversees all Smith & McClain projects, working closely with division and project managers. Oakley sets expectations and ensures that all work meets the company standard. Outside of work, Oakley enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and mountain biking as often as he can. Oakley lives in his hometown of Lincoln with his wife, Katie, and their two boys.
Owner, Operations, and Project Manager
Kevin wears many hats at Smith & McClain, including overseeing day to day business operation and working with clients and projects managers by lending focus on budgeting and schedule coordination. Communication is key to Kevin as he believes it is the basis for helping customers to achieve their building's design and performance aspirations. He takes a methodical approach to his work and finds that keeping a good, and sometimes sarcastic, sense of humor is not to be overrated. Kevin enjoys an active lifestyle including running, basketball, and tennis, and lives in his hometown of Lincoln with his wife Molly.
With twenty years of experience, Adam brings a passion for building quality custom homes - specifically stairs, railings, and cabinetry. In his free time, he loves hanging out with his dog, hitting the slopes, and flying model airplanes during the warmer months.
New to Smith & McClain in 2021, Andrew brings his good attitude and pleasent demeanor to the jobsite everyday. Andrew lives in Lincoln and enjoys hunting and fishing when not swinging a hammer!
Originally from California, Ben started working in capentry, plumbing, and landscaping in 2005. He honed his craft as a plumber's apprentice and carpenter for a custom home builder and eventually started his own business as a contractor. Ben moved to Vermont in 2017. He married his wife Hillary, and they started their new life living in a yurt he built. In 2019 he bought a home in Bristol where he now enjoys gardening, working on the house, woodworking, hiking, and listening to live music. He's worked for Smith & McClain since 2017.
Carpenter Apprentice/Solar Installer
Ben has been a part of the Smith & McClain team since 2015 and during that time has developed a true jack-of-all-trades skill set. Though he has worked across all of our divisions, he most enjoys the finish carpentry. When he's not hard at work, Ben enjoys fishing, hunting, and mountain biking with his friends. He currently lives in Ripton, VT.
Brad is Smith & McClain's in-house weatherization specialist and certified cellulose installer. He has years of experience meeting technical and architectural specifications, and a deep understanding of the ever-changing technology in the field, which has provided him a strong understanding of building science. Brad primarily oversees insulation projects for homeowners and other general contractors in the greater Addison County area. His superior attention to detail is crucial to the achievement of the energy performance required by clients and architects. When he's not lending his thoroughness to Smith and McClain projects, Brad enjoys road trips with his family, catching live music, and outdoor adventuring no matter what VT season it is. He lives in his hometown of Middlebury with his wife, Nikki, and their two sons.
Brett is a laid back and steady guy. He has been working as a carpenter in the commercial and high end residential market for for 20 years and has worked for Smith & McClain since 2018. He enjoys working on home projects, taking care of his property, and raises show rabbits in his free time. Brett is a third generation Vermonter, living in Lincoln with his wife and two kids.
Colin is a licensed electrician who brings with him the positive "can do" attitude and friendly demeanor that our customers have come to expect. Colin lives in Ferrisburgh, enjoys sports, and is a classic car enthusiast with a hot rod of his own.
Doug comes to Smith & McClain as a 2nd generation carpenter with over 30 years experience in the trades. Doug's favorite part of building is the framing process. Doug lives in Colchester with his dog Shitzu and in his free time enjoys deer hunting, playing golf, bowling and walking his dog.
Gabe joined the team within the last year and we're happy to have him on board! He is most passionate about working on electrical panels on the jobsite and in his free time, he enjoys going to the gym and traveling to see new places.
Jeff is a licensed master electrician with 11 years of electrical experience. He began electrical work in high school and joined Smith and McClain in 2014. He now leads our Electrical Division. Jeff's charisma, sense of humor, knowledge, and personable style bring value to the customer experience. In his spare time Jeff can be found hunting, fishing, working on his house, and raising his young children in Lincoln.
Kyle has a degree in Construction Management from Vermont Technical College and has spent 10 years working in the construction industry. He joined the Smith & McClain team in 2018. Kyle lives in Addison with his wife, Emma, in their self-built timber frame home. When he's not at work, Kyle can usually be found working around the house, hunting, or cheering on the Yankees.
Lukas is a recent high school graduate living in Middlebury. He tends to be quiet and enjoys working with his hands whenever he can. In his spare time, he builds large-scale wood sculptures and doing anything outdoors, especially during the snowy months. From Nordic and alpine skiing, hiking, camping, biking, and ultimate frisbee, he partakes. We're excited to have him on our team as he considers this next phase of his life.
Lukas enjoys executing challenging, architectural carpentry and construction projects with his 28+ years of building experirence. On his days off, he spends time with his two teenage kids and cat at their home in Bristol. When the sun is out, rounds of golf and trips to the beach are favorite pastimes.
Project Manager - Building and Solar Divisions
Matt is a project manager for both the building division and the solar division. His understanding of technical specificaitons and excellent attnetion to detail make him an asset in this role. Though he grew up in Bristol, he now lives in Starksboro with his wife, Rebecca, and their twin boys. When he's not coordinating crews and projects, Matt is an avid hunter and fisherman, works in the family sugarbush, and coaches local youth sports.
Peter has over 30 years of experience working with carpenters and managing construction projects. His own skills in carpentry and even personality are beneficial to any project with which he is charged. When he's not working, Peter enjoys the simple things, like spending time with his family and working on his home in Addison. He also is active in the community, coaching Mt. Abe's swim team.
Ron's experience in fast-paced environments, including the roofing trade, has led to his love for problem-solving and drive to keep busy. He's now preparing to move to his next challenge, becoming an electrical apprentice. Ron enjoys working with his hands and tackling projects around his home or with his car. He lives in North Ferrisbugh with his girlfriend, Gavin, and their dog, Sargent.
Being born and raised in Bristol and having spent years living on the west coast, working in interior design and project managment, Sophie is excited to be back home and working creatively with this talented team. She spends her free time traveling, dancing, hiking, growing plants, and heading to the ocean with her husband Justin, son Bowie, and dog Lu.
Prior to joining the Smith & McClain team, Wilder worked in New York City focusing on high end interior build-outs for retail clients. This history led to a talent with finish work, but he is also curious and enjoys learning new things. Wilder is a likeable guy with a great sense of humor, and when he isn't on the jobsite, he's raising chickens and enjoying life with his wife Dana, in Lincoln.