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The Michael Humphries Woodworking Team
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We're proud of all our staff and the great work they do. We are members of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Massachusetts and the National Association of Home Builders.

Born in 1947 and raised in Pennsylvania. A lifelong wood hobbyist who majored in English literature while in college. He learned his trade through years of working with other skilled craftsmen. Graduate of Haverford College and the University of MA, Amherst (M Ed. '72).

Michael Humphries
Founder & President

Patty Lazok

Patty is our Sr. project manager and has been with us for 3 years. She previously hails from Austin, TX and is enjoying the New England seasons, as is her shop dog, Fleadis .... chief nap taker and treat eater.

Patty Lazok
Senior Project Manager

Jason Urban

Jason is our sales manager/estimator and has been with us for 1 ½ years. He loves being a father to his 4-year-old daughter.

Jason Urban
Designer, Sales Manager

Tracy Norman

Tracy is our new CFO. She is an avid gardener and orchid grower and is very proud of her 6 kids.

Tracy Norman
CFO

Weldon Mattson

Weldon is one of our lead fabrication managers and has been with us for 25 years. Weldon enjoys the outdoors – hunting and fishing in all seasons!

Weldon Mattson
Veneer Manager

Clyde Perkins

Clyde is one of our craftsmen and has been with us for 27 yrs. Clyde is a long-time Warwick resident and is a trustee of the Congregational church and enjoys sharing music in the choir through the folk harp, guitar and penny whistles. Clyde has 5 children, 3 step children, 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Clyde Perkins
Fabrication Manager

Bill Bastille

Bill is our drafter and has been with use for close to 15 years. Bill and his wife love to travel and he takes amazing pictures that the office staff love to enjoy.

Bill Bastille
Designer/Engineer

Ed Schwerin

Ed is one of our lead fabrication managers and has been with us for 3 ½ years. Besides being a full-time woodworker, Ed has his hands full with 3 boys and all the activities that entails.

Ed Schwerin
Fabrication Manager

Gregg Stone

Gregg is one of our lead fabrication managers and has been with us for 17 years. Gregg is an avid singer in a chorus and enjoys coaching soccer of all ages.

Gregg Stone
Fabrication Manager

Ivars Byers

Ivars is one of our craftsmen and has been with us for 2 ½ years. Ivars’ main passion besides woodworking is classic Japanese cars.

Ivars Byers
Cabinet Maker

Alan Frazier

Alan is one of our craftsmen and has been with us for 5 years. Alan’s passion for building extends to custom acoustic and electric guitars, and currently his own house in the woods.

Alan Frazier
Cabinet Maker

Will Lane

Will is one of our craftsmen and has been with us for 2 ½ years. Will enjoys hiking and cooking.

Will Lane
Craftsman

Jim Hale

Jim is our finishing manager and has been with us for 6 months. Jim’s been in woodworking his whole life, a passion that was passed down from his grandfather. His great-grandfather was designing and building furniture in the early 1900’s VT.

Jim Hale
Finishing Manager

Elias Humphries

Elias is our newest apprentice and has been with us for 6 months. Before starting with us he worked with special needs children for 6 ½ years.

Elias Humphries
Craftsman

From its humble start in a small barn workshop in Western MA, Michael Humphries Woodworking has grown into a well-equipped workshop with an experienced and efficient team of skilled craftsmen and team managers.

"I thoroughly enjoy the development of every woodworking project from the initial interview with a potential client to seeing the finished work standing in place. I encourage my clients to envision and strive for woodwork they will want to live with for years to come." -- Michael Humphries
Michael Humphries was born in 1947 and raised in Pennsylvania, a lifelong wood hobbyist who majored in English literature while in college. He learned his trade through years of working with other skilled craftsmen. A graduate of Haverford College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M Ed. '72), Michael Humphries previously worked in educational video production before returning to woodworking in 1974. Since its inception, Michael Humphries Woodworking has set the highest standards for honesty, integrity, quality, and fairness, reflecting Michael Humphries' core values.