Chris has had a life long interest in crafts and carpentry during his younger years being homeschooled on a hobby farm, and throughout middle and high school. During general college courses, woodwork and ceramics were his outlet and time to develop his skills and creativity. In 2009 he found his perfect match in education and training by attending Clatsop Community College’s Historic Preservation and Restoration Program. During his two years he spent one life changing summer in Port Townsend, Washington at the Fort Worden Window Restoration Field School to develop his skills in window restoration, preservation, reproductions and crew field management. Once graduating from the Historic Preservation Program, he relocated his young family to Albany, Oregon and shortly after created Vintage Window Restoration in May of 2012. At a faster than usual rate, Vintage Window Restoration grew from a “garage shop” to a regionally known company with four employees that emphasizes window restoration, preservation, reproductions, storm sash, screens and exterior facades. Chris loves to educate others in the trade and continues his education on a regular basis both in windows and other aspects of historic preservation.
Marcia is the loving, supportive, and keeping Chris’ head out of the clouds and back to reality wife. She endured with Chris during his time through schooling for Historic Preservation while raising our two year old son, Donevan. As Vintage Window Restoration’s work load became too much for Chris to handle, she rolled up her sleeves and jumped into help out in the shop and in the office to let Chris focus on project management and quality control. Marcia has a background and passion for fitness and nutrition and looks forward to rejoining that career she put on hold when the children were born and when Chris was needing help chasing after his dream career.
Prior to joining the Vintage Window Restoration team, Ben worked ten years with the National Park Service’s Western Center for Historic Preservation located in the Grand Teton National Park. He has performed numerous restoration projects on windows, log cabins, masonry and stucco around the western region of the United States.
Ryan is a recent graduate from Oregon State University and a current postbaccalaureate student at Linn-Benton Community College. Although his specialty is originally in music, Ryan has found a passion working as a historic preservationist in the fast-paced world of small business. He is quickly learning the trade of window restoration, storm sash fabrication, and developing “lean” methodologies for the company’s processes.