Joseph started in new construction at the age of fifteen. As the years went by, he had the opportunity to participate in all aspects of residential construction and was mentored and encouraged to venture out and start his own construction company. A few years later, the economy took a turn for the worse, and there was a halt of almost all new construction on the Northern Oregon Coast.
Joseph was then introduced to the Historic Preservation movement in 2009 and was able to be a part of the first Historic Preservation Program at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon. Upon completion of the program at Clatsop, he was offered a year-long Historic Preservation window restoration job with Washington State Parks. After the job concluded, he moved to the Willamette Valley in 2013 and reinstated his construction business. Over the last several years, Joseph has been doing business as Valley Woodworks, LLC, where he has focused on high-end finish work, curved staircases, window restoration, and wood window construction.
Joseph is a hard-working, detailed woodworker who is always up for a good challenge. He is known for his great attention to detail and his ability to problem-solve. Joseph easily makes friends wherever he goes. He starts as a hired contractor and leaves as a friend.
Joseph is a life-long learner and very curious about everything. His wife of 13 years also enjoys learning about everything and teaching their two children at home, who are also very inquisitive. The family can often be found in the backyard; tending to the garden, while the kids are in the trees, the dog is sunbathing, and the chickens are happily scratching about.