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From day one, you will have a team dedicated to making your dream home a reality. We strive to keep our process seamless - so the hands cutting your frame will also be the ones that erect it.
Ken Bouvier - Founder/President
Ken began his career 40 years ago, restoring antique New England homes.
Back then, projects involved disassembling then moving and rebuilding
entire frameworks from seventeenth century structures. He could sense the re-birth
of timberframing in the east and had a passion to be a part of it.
Through this work, Ken became enthusiastic about the design and assembly of timber
frame buildings. He was especially fascinated with the historical background
and unique story each structure told. Inspired by the professionals working with
him, Ken developed his own expertise, expanding on traditional methods to accommodate
innovative styles and designs.
Ken strives to make South County Post & Beam
the best in the business. He takes great pride in helping clients work through
the stages of the design and building process, facilitating the journey toward
successful, satisfying results. He is a member of TFGNA - Timber Framers
Guild of North America and RIBA - The Rhode Island Builders Association.
Ken's personal interests include spending time with his wife, Susan, and their golden retriever, Beau. He enjoys playing basketball, traveling, reading, and studying history and architecture.
Josh Bouvier - Principal
Josh was educated in finance and business at Northeastern University. He joined
Ken in 1996 and began planning the expansion of South Country Post & Beam.
Since then, he has brought significant growth and added a variety of innovative
and technical resources to the company.
Josh's responsibilities include overseeing the timber frame division and management of the team, real estate development, sales, client support and communication, as well as directing the company's overall operations.
Always patient and composed, he has an innate capacity to undertake complex problems
and direct desired outcomes. His favorite parts of the job are considering the
possibilities for growth and helping clients achieve their goals.
Josh's interests include spending time with his family, cooking, and traveling.
Tony Barzaghi - Project Manager
Tony has over thirty years experience in the building industry,
primarily in residential construction. From a very early age, Tony enjoyed building
things and has turned that interest into a lifelong career.
Now, Tony supervises all phases of a wide variety of projects. His favorite part of the job is the successful completion of a project with a client who is thrilled with the results.
Tony's other interests include architecture, design, ocean sports, and winter sports.
Mark McKaig - Senior Project Designer
Mark has more than ten years experience working in the building industry, including
steel detailing on large-scale projects and residential architectural design.
He earned an associate's degree in Architectural Building and Engineering
Technology from the New England Institute of Technology and a Bachelor
of Fine Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island.
Mark's daily responsibilities include developing frame designs
and 3-D timber frame computer models for potential projects.
He added timber joinery to the computer models and prepares shop drawings detailing
the timber frame.
Mark takes the architectural design documents through the entire process from
schematic to completion. His favorite part of the job is taking the clients'
ideas and developing a design that works for them.
Mark's other interests include painting and art.
Jonas Crofter - Project Designer/Sales/Saftey Coordinator
Jonas’ extensive background in the architecture and building industry
started with basic CAD courses in high school. His first job was as an intern
for a prominent design/build architectural firm in his original hometown of
Brattleboro, Vermont. Foregoing traditional school for “in the trenches
training” from those in the industry, he quickly worked his way from intern
to lead draftsman.
From there Jonas spent his next 15 years working for a structural insulated
panel manufacturer. Starting as a CAD designer he grew to deal with all aspects
of the company, eventually becoming general manager. After acting as general
manager for over five years, and ready for a change, Jonas relocated and joined
Jonas’ responsibilities for the company will be to usher clients through
the overall process and to grow our client base. His long industry expertise
will help ensure a smoothly run project – from the first design conversation
to the last peg being driven.
In his spare time Jonas can be found spending time with his family, playing
golf and/or chess.
Susan Bouvier - Associate ASID
Susan has been involved in interior design for many years. Her love of space and creating on overall sense of integration provides her clients with the feeling and look that they convey to her. Her ability to be receptive and interpret client ideas is her strength.
Susan was educated in interior design at Rhode Island School of Design and has
extensive experience in all interior phases of renovation and new construction.
Her ability to harmoniously collaborate with all members of the team from concept,
design, planning, and implementation ensures that projects will have trusted quality
and attention to detail. Susan's coorperative and watchful temperament allows
her to hold her clients' projects to heart. Her favorite part of the job is to
stay disciplined enough to keep the end in sight so as not to overdo a design
or clutter a space.
Susan's personal interests include spending time with her husband, Ken, and cuddling with their grandchildren.
Todd Bissell - Timber Framer/Job Captain
South County Post & Beam was delighted when Todd joined the company
For more than 20 years Todd has been in the industry.
Todd handles the site and travel logistics, directs frame raisings and manages panel installations.
His favorite part of the job is collaborating and working as a team with his own crew and new professionals while on specific job locations.
He is a member of The Timber Framers Guild of North America. Todd enjoys spending time with his family.
Bill Davis - Lead Hundegger Operator
Bill joined the company in 2001 and has become indispensable and extremely dedicated to his job.
Bill is responsible for managing, monitoring and operating our Hundegger timber cutting machine which offers the latest in Computerized Numerical Control technology (CNC).
His responsibilities include maintenance of the CNC joinery K2 machine and accurate and safe operation.
His favorite part of the job is feeling satisfaction when a project is completed in its entirety.
Bill enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandsons Cameron and Carnell.
Steven Corley- Sawmill and Hundegger operator
Steve came to South County Post & Beam in 2001 and has become
an integral part of the team ever since.
After completing military duty at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Ct. his quest was on to find just the right timber frame company to work for. The right fit was found for both Steve and South County.
Steve is one of our Hundegger operators and does program file review prior to cutting. He also is a sawmill operator, milling timbers and boards. Steve is also involved in timber processing and frame installations.
Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly and their dog Tug.
Team of Carpenters
Our crew lives and breathes timber frame homes. They take great
pride in their work and you will see that quality in all they do. The same crew
that cuts and constructs your frame in our workshop will erect it onsite, providing
Seeing your timber frame home come to fruition will be one of the most thrilling times of your life. Our team provides fast response, day-to-day accessibility and flexible customer care. Our expert carpenters have many years of experience building and restoring a wide variety of timber frame structures. We are a company of designers, carpenters, joiners, planners, craftsmen, and support staff - we love what we do and it shows in our work.