THE VERMONT BUTCHER BLOCK COMPANY

Meet the team

Owner / Operator

Lucas Jenson, Owner / Operator

Lucas Jenson

 

My passion for woodworking started as a city dweller in Boston after college. Taking many classes in cabinetry and furniture construction at the local votech, I kept a table saw in the dining room of our small apartment and hauled it onto the back deck to work, sending sawdust throughout the neighborhood!

After many years in the business world working in consulting, marketing at Ben & Jerry's, and a brief time at 7th Generation, I left the desk behind and started a small construction business specializing in built-in cabinetry and decks. I enjoyed hanging around the maintenance rooms much more than the conference rooms! This business quickly grew, taking on larger renovation and addition work, but my greatest enjoyment remained with the finer aspects of projects, including finish work, custom cabinetry and furniture building.

I'm very excited about opening The Vermont Butcherblock Company, allowing me to share my passion for woodworking and help enable the wonderful work of all the talented craftsmen and hobbyists in our area. Our goal is to be a destination for woodworkers throughout our region, providing a full range of quality lumber, and many unique items to inspire you, at fair prices, with knowledgeable and helpful staff that share in your love of the wood!

Local Sales, Retail & Purchasing

Carl

Carl Farnsworth

Being the eldest member of The Vermont Butcherblock Company team has given me an eclectic background in retail management, sales and purchasing. I worked in store management right out of high school and progressed up the managerial ranks running stores throughout New England. After 21 years of retail management I went to work at Columbia Forest Products in Newport VT, North America's largest veneer and plywood manufacturer. At CFP I started in the Veneer Division, working in the splicing department and then quickly moving into sales. I handled CFP's Cut to Size veneer sales selling to some of North America's largest cabinet and furniture manufacturers. I then coordinated CFP's veneer shipments to their intercompany plywood plants, working closely with material managers.

After 10 years at CFP I moved into a purchasing manager position for a local hardwood lumber/plywood and custom milling retailer where I learned and developed a deep understanding of Vermont's forest products industry. I am very proud of our state and the world class lumber it produces.

I am excited about bringing my passion for local lumber to The Vermont Butcherblock Company and look forward to helping you on your project!

 Millshop

Jeremy

Jeremy Ravelin

I have been a professional woodworker since 2002 involved in everything from timber framing to the very finest finish work. Early in my career I developed a passion for old tools and the wonderful things that were made with them by carpenters who had never seen a power cord.  With the scarcity of these tools nowadays, I enjoy custom crafting reproductions using the same hand tools the original craftsmen used - especially repairing antiques and making reproduction mouldings for old houses.

I bring the highest level of craftsmanship and pride to every job regardless of size or price. I am a self-taught wood savant and have a wealth of knowledge about the vast array of hardwood tree species that exist.

I'm happy to share that knowledge with you - whether it is opening your eyes to the endless options that are available for your projects, or to discuss the finer wood attributes that will help you decide how to make your project that much nicer.

I run the millshop at The Tree House and I look forward to providing the best service, products and advice to make all your projects perfect!