How the McBride Team Spent Their Time While Sheltering at Home

During the shut down, everyone has found creative ways to pass the time at home — across Northern Michigan there’s been a surge in bread baking, jigsaw puzzle assembly, and DIY home projects. 

The McBride Remodeling team is no different. Our talented staff hates to sit idle, so even though our construction projects were placed on hold, there was no stopping our team from tackling projects around their own homes. We invite you to scroll through these photos to see how the team spent their days until we were given the go-ahead to resume work.


Shaun Verville, one of our lead carpenters, took advantage of his downtime for more family time. He enjoyed getting out of the house to take nature walks with his son, and made the most of his skills to build a playset in his yard, with a little help!

Our clients appreciate Lead Carpenter Brandon Baker’s exceptional craftsmanship. Along with his many building skills, Brandon’s also a fantastic woodworker. He spent his time making versions of Nathan Lerner chairs from 1949. He worked from photos he took of the original chairs at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Lead Carpenter Carl Gage tackled a van conversion project to turn his son’s van into a camper. The camper now has interior walls, a platform bed, and a sink and shelves.

Two projects have kept Jacob Coats, our carpenter, busy. While at home, he turned into a lumberjack and felled a dead tree in his yard. If that wasn’t enough, he and Lizzy, are deep into training their new puppy.

With the office closed, David McBride got busy with some chores that aren’t always easy to schedule, like deep cleaning the carpets. While it may not be as fun as some of the rest of the team’s projects, our offices will be sparkling clean and healthy when it’s time to open our doors again!

Because he’s just too adorable, here’s a bonus photo of Shaun’s son–and future McBride team member–working on assembling his playset.

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