Why would you read a carpenter’s bio?
Because you want to be sure that you’re hiring a carpenter who will create what you want, at the price and timing that you have agreed to.
Steve has carpentry in his DNA. His father, Rudolph Elmer, and Rudolph’s father, Paul Terjek (of Hungarian descent – that’s the Hungarian spelling), were both life-long carpenters. Steve has been a professional carpenter since 1993. To start his carpentry career Steve apprenticed under master carpenter, Daniel Wentworth, supporting multiple general contractors.
Once contacted by a potential customer, Steve communicates clearly to ensure that he fully understands his customer’s project desire each and every step of the way. If there is a ‘meshing’ among customer and carpenter on the phone, then a site visit and written estimate is produced. Once contracted to carpenter, he works concertedly to exceed his customer’s expectations in the finished product.
Steve has created numerous carpentry projects from fences to custom stairs over the more than 21 years he has been a full-time carpenter. (Constructing fences that are effective and actually last for many years, believe it or not, is a very detailed process considering the soils, concrete, posts, planks and hardware, and requires relatively advanced carpentry skills and abilities.) Of course, he owns and operates a full set of current wood working tools that he ensures are sharp and well maintained.
Some of his satisfied, and repeat customers include the Boulder Montessori School, Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, Catalyst Communications and Rodwin Architecture. He was a full carpenter constructing the Arroyo Grande Bandstand in Arroyo Grande, CA in 2005.
Most importantly, Steve has completed multiple projects for numerous home owners primarily in the Denver and Boulder areas, and considers this homeowner work his most challenging and satisfying.
Have a look at his gallery to see images of his carpentry work. There are customer evaluations on+line at DexKnows.com.
As legally required, Steve has full liability and Worker’s Comp insurance coverages. Please ask Steve for proof of insurance as all reputable carpenters carry it.
Health, achievement and adventure are his most treasured values. He ensures his overall health via regular cardiovascular exercise, a daily written gratitude practice, and recreational time in nature.
In his free time he still enjoys creating ‘art’ projects like benches and brilliant cedar slabs, and select restoration projects like a butchers block and harvest table. All with the intent of enjoying mother nature’s tree wood products.
Steve looks forward to talking with you about your carpentry needs, wants and desires. Please give him a call at: 303-494-9391.