Lew Teich has been professionally working with wood for more than 30 years and has been very
fortunate to have had a constant flow of exciting, creative, unique projects. He grew up in
suburban New Jersey & received a degree in broadcasting & filmmaking from Boston University.
After brief careers as a TV film editor & an environmental educator, Lew moved to tiny Brookline,
Vermont in the late 70’s. He quickly became immersed in the world of high end, energy conscious,
passive solar homes while working for Sunrise Builders & Steve Moodie Construction, and hasn’t
really strayed very far from his roots.
Along the journey, Lew married, raised 3 kids, got involved in volunteer, rural firefighting &
emergency medicine, got divorced, moved from the West River Valley to Brattleboro, fell back in love,
and became a sea kayak guide.
Lew Teich Custom Woodworking began by building custom built-ins
and cabinets part time. A very fortuitous
piece of fate brought Lew the Windham Hill Inn project which filled
parts of the next 4 years and was
featured in the Aug. ’99 issue of Architect/Builder Magazine. This
experience helped the company to
evolve towards renovating and remodeling older buildings & Lew’s
been fortunate to have been entrusted
with major renovation projects at some of the finest Inns in Southern
Vermont. Lew and crew continue to
combine both large and small residential and commercial projects,
while still specializing in unique cabinetry & custom kitchens.