Drake Ambrosino came up to me after I gave a talk about business practices at a Timber Framers Guild conference a few years back, wanting to represent our work, in the Midwest. It wasn’t a model we had been using, due to the intensity of communication and service to our clients. Up to that point, our sales approach was that everything sold happened within the context of our own engineers, architects and designers. It’s still mostly that way. At the time, we were DIS-inclined to take Drake on his offer. Yet, there was something about his honest, humble and thoughtful approach that was, well, comforting. Like that uncle in the story who everyone loves: smart, funny, willing to help, and quick to pull out his mandolin at the campfire. So we said we’d see…
Today, Drake is embedded in our community, a good team member. And his projects are indeed rising all about the Midwest, and further. He works with the engineering team and Dave Gruschow to develop the timber frame, and our west coast shop seems to be taking on the role of fabricating and raising with him, with recent projects in South Dakota, Tennessee, and Michigan.
Says him, “Thanks for all the fine resources, great people, great product. I’m lovin’ the team effort. Kinda wish I’d called you all years ago!!!” We’re glad you finally did, Drake.
Oh, and we really can’t talk about Drake and not mention his love of his extended family. He and his wife Nancy recently welcomed their second grandchild, Charlotte Lee. She is sure to be doted on just as much as her slightly older cousin Max.