Derek Calhoun, Business Development
Derek is obsessed with building cool stuff, high-quality power tools from Festool, and has been a NC licensed general contractor since 2009. After operating his own construction company, he stumbled upon Carolina Timberworks, where his brother-in-law worked. “I’ve always been intrigued by timber framing. I remember seeing Tedd Benson on This Old House and thinking how cool it was to install big pieces of wood really quickly with a crane”.
I never leave home without: chapstick, a lighter, and a pocket knife.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned on this job? give bad news early and be open and honest about mistakes.
What does a salesperson at Carolina Timberworks do, exactly? Something I enjoy about my job is asking and answering a lot of questions so we can determine together if the project is a good fit. Not all projects, even some really good ones, are a good fit.
What’s your least favorite part of the job? when we lose a job we really wanted to build.
What’s a dream project you’d love to take on? a timber frame boathouse in Montana.