Design and build together.
We recognize that construction projects can be overwhelming whether you're a first timer or have several projects under your belt. Our team of design and construction experts work under the same roof with you to break the project down into a series of small, manageable decisions. Our approach lessens the stress on you and allows you to make changes along the way, making your project truly yours. By combining the design and construction aspects of your projects, it minimizes gaps in the process, customizes your experience and shortens the overall duration of you project, getting you where you want to be, faster.
EXPERIENCE MATTERS. AND WE'VE GOT IT.
Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Rob grew up learning the building trade. He also spent many years working on the water for the Casco Bay Lines where he earned his Captain's License. After getting his degree in construction management from USM Rob rose through the ranks to manage a commercial division of one the of the State's largest construction companies. Rob started Barrett Made to work one on one with clients and provide them with a uniquely personal and pleasant building experience. When he's not on the job site Rob enjoys building in his workshop in Cape Elizabeth and spending time with his wife, Sydney and their three young sons.
At a young age Bruce was drawn to carpentry and building, attending advanced woodworking classes during high school. Bruce continued to gain experience in the construction industry by working with local contractors as a carpenter and foreman. Bruce even ran his own business doing roofing, siding and light construction work. Before coming to Barrett Made, Bruce worked for one of the state's largest construction companies where he started out as a carpenter and rose to Project Manager. Bruce's vast experience, natural carpentry skills and ease with communication makes him a great fit for Barrett Made. Bruce is from New Gloucester, Maine where he still resides with his wife, Alexis and their two children.
After graduating from Old Dominion University Christian began his professional career in the construction industry. Christian provides a unique blend of exceptional trade experience and highly refined construction management practices. He enjoys the challenging and diverse environment involved with construction and is driven by the opportunity to deliver projects that truly exceed the clients expectations. When not working Christian enjoys spending time with his three kids.
Director of Design Services
Prior to joining the Barrett Made team Matthew served as project manager for one of the most awarded and well respected architecture firms in Maine. He has served as a project designer/architect for several AIA and Maine Preservation award winning projects in New York, and greater New England. Matthew proudly serves on the Town of North Yarmouth’s Economic and Sustainability Committee and holds a degree manga cum laude from the Syracuse University School of Architecture. Matthew sees design as a strategy for action, focusing on results that exceed client expectations. Outside the office Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, Chloe and two sons.
Brian was born and raised in Auburn, Maine. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in athletic training, but it wasn't until he started working as a builders apprentice that he felt like he had found the right career path. The skills of the trade have come naturally to Brian, much like his grandfather before him who was a farmer and an avid builder. A relative new comer to construction, Brian brings enthusiasm and tenacity to Barrett Made. When he's not assisting on the job site Brian enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife Sarah and their dog Dill.
Scott's background is in music, having received his BA in Audio Engineering from NESCom. He has had a lifelong love for working with his hands, which working as an apprentice for Barrett Made has helped him refine. Scott grew up in Maine, and now resides in Saco, in an 1870 antique house with his girlfriend Shelby, where he gets to put his carpentry skills to good use.
A southener by birth, Dee Dee moved to Maine in 2001. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Dee Dee comes to Barrett Made with a diverse work history including motorcycle sales, house painting, carpentry, hotel management, beer brewing, international shipping logistics, and let’s not forget cab driver. As a natural tinkerer, fixing things and working on houses is a lifelong passion. Dee Dee serves on the boards of Creative Portland and Cultivating Community. In her free time she enjoys buying and selling antiques, working on her 1925 South Portland bungalow, obsessing over Lois Dodd paintings and spending time with her partner and two tiny dogs.
Joe was born and raised in Portland and attended Cheverus High School. After of years of doing projects around his Portland home, Joe decided it was time to turn his hobby into a trade, joining Barrett Made in late 2016. In his spare time Joe enjoys riding bicycles, traveling, keeping honey bees (Italian and Russian), spending time with his partner and their cat, Enzo, and still does almost constant projects around his house.
With dual citizenship between the US and UK, Dylan had the unique opportunity to get an international education in architecture. He lived in Oxford, England for four years and traveled extensively throughout Europe. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from The Oxford School of Architecture, Dylan returned to his home town of Portland, Maine to pursue a career in design. Before landing at Barrett Made, he worked for multiple award winning firms gaining experience in interior design, residential and commercial architecture.
Rick wanted to be a carpenter since he was a young boy after watching a carpenter performing work at his home. He was so fascinated he was determined to be a carpenter someday. Rick has 25 years of extensive experience in carpentry and in-depth knowledge of the entire construction process. Rick worked for the City of Portland for the past 8 years as a Maintenance Supervisor and completed several municipal construction projects. However, building trades is where his heart is and Rick is happy to return to the field.
Upon completion of her Masters, Alyssa began her career working for Hutker Architects on Cape Cod, specializing in custom high end residential. After moving to Maine in 2011, Alyssa built a small “off the grid” timber frame cabin, exploring construction techniques and resources. In 2014, she relocated to Portland to join the sustainably focused team at Briburn. Two years later, she is very pleased to join the Design+Build team at Barrett Made. She currently sits on the board of Architalx and is the V.P. of Portland Society for Architecture. She is passionate about interior and exterior architectural design, as well as exploring the relationship between spaces and its users. Aside from designing, Alyssa enjoys spending her time outdoors, skiing the mountains and sailing the coast.
Since graduating from the Construction Management program at Colorado State University, Jason has worked in the construction industry in multiple different roles from Project Estimator during the preconstruction phase to Project Manager during the construction process. He enjoys the challenge each separate project’s constraints bring, and working with the team to overcome these challenges. When Jason is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in the great outdoors.
Aaron grew up in mid-coast Maine where he learned carpentry and woodworking while building boats and houses with his Dad. After college Aaron worked in Europe for 16 years, eventually opening and managing a toy shop in Bratislava, Slovakia. He moved home in 2015 to marry the woman of his dreams and now divides his free time between a small boat on Merrymeeting Bay and improving the 1923 American Foursquare home where he lives with his wife, dog and three cats.
Office & Contracts Manager
A Maryland native, Mike made the move to colder weather (and Portland) in late 2017. After graduating from University of Maryland, Mike began his career at a Maryland-based construction company, and rapidly worked his way up from a temp to contracts manager. He brings over two years of experience as a problem solver in the construction industry. When he's not creating complex excel formulas in the office, Mike enjoys watching the Terps and the Orioles, as well as composing music.
Although born in upstate New York, Eric has lived in Maine since he was seven years old. He started in the trades at the age of seventeen and quickly took to carpentry. He served the country as an Airborne Combat Medic, and continues to serve in the Maine Army National Guard as a medic. Eric has a young family consisting of two boys; Lincoln and Landen, and his beautiful fiancé Aimee. They reside on a small farm on the outskirts of Freeport.
Hobson comes to Barrett Made from a previous career in software. He grew up in Falmouth, Maine and after 8 years of living in Boston, moved back to the Portland area in 2015. Most of his free time is spent renovating his 1800's cape in Freeport. When not knee deep in plaster dust, he tries to get outdoors to hike and ski as much as possible.
Whip came to Maine from sunny southern California where, among other things, he ran his own millwork/carpentry shop. Whip knew from a young age that he had a talent for using his hands when he got all A's in Mr. Drexel's shop class. Eventually, he began building sets for movies and tv shows, occasionally finding his way on to the screen. In his free time, Whip enjoys spending time reading, making bad puns and hanging out with his family.
Jared was born and raised in Jay, Maine where he fell in love with outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, and just enjoying nature. An interest in carpentry began at an early age from assisting his brother who is a carpenter. After graduating from UMaine with a degree in Business Management, Jared began working in the construction industry. He currently resides in Saco, ME with his girlfriend and spends his spare time playing guitar, riding his motorcycle, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.
A New Hampshire native, Ethan’s background is in psychology and outdoor education. After college, he guided wilderness trips for an outdoor therapy program and taught skiing in Colorado. Just before coming to Barrett Made, Ethan worked for a small company specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodels. Ethan and his wife, Jenn spend their time chasing after their toddler Lila and their Vizsla, Bence, updating their 1914 colonial, and getting out in the woods as much as possible.
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