Favorite Part of Job? Problem solving. Identifying creative solutions. Generally when I build something, I ask myself if it will still be here in 50 yrs.
Most Inspiring Mentor: My father - whom despite my best efforts - set me on my path of building, and has served on the Ferrisburgh planning commission for decades.
Tell us something fun about yourself that few people know: I am an avid online chess player.
Favorite Downtime Activity: Skiing, backpacking & paddling. I'm almost always outdoors.
Favorite Vermont Escape: I live in the quiet rural community of Panton. My favorite escape is to cross-country ski in the woods and fields out my backdoor.
Favorite Social Media: I not really into social media.
Favorite Website: www.flyinghammervt.com
Vermont Business Person you would most want to Network with: David Shlansky, President of Burchfield Management Company based in Vergennes, a local company that preserves & maintains some of the best historic buildings in the Vergennes area.
Career Highlights: This year has been my breakout year, renovating two restaurants in Addison County, a house and other projects.
Community Involvement: It started with Panton's 250th birthday celebration. I slow-roasted a 300lb pig underground for 18 hours. Since then, I have been an active member of the Development Review Board, Planning Commission, and Town Hall Committee, saving our historic town hall. I have also worked to maintain our town beach and boat access at historic Arnold's Bay.
John Boutin, Publisher of VBM, Lisa Gosselin, VT Dept. Economic Dev. and Rising Star Benjamin Chamberlain.