Robert Nelson founded Heartwood Construction in 2002. He has over 20 years experience as a residential remodeling carpenter. Robert has remodeled homes of all ages and specializes in energy efficiency and preserving the architectural integrity of older homes through historic preservation.
Robert has a Bachelors degree in history and drama from Principia College. When he is not remodeling and reading, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife, Ann, and his daughter, Cheris, and walking their dog, Ollie.
Sam Ovanin is Heartwood Construction’s Certified Lead Carpenter. Sam is highly skilled in all stages of remodeling, with over a decade of experience as a remodeling carpenter. Better yet, he is arguably the most meticulous carpenter on the planet.
Sam has a Bachelors degree in Integrated Resource Management with an emphasis on Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. When not remodeling homes, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife, Suzi, and playing bass guitar in his band, "The Lost School."