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 is something you do every day at work and enjoy? 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 do other people say about Derek? “He is experienced interacting both with the end user as well as other trades, and seems like getting the project done right is of higher priority than getting it done fast or cheaply.”