As the founder of Jordan’s Custom Woodwork and JDB Restore L.L.C.
I and my Teams work tirelessly to aid our clients in the restoration and preservation of Your most valued asset their homes.
The founders' Story,
My first experience as a carpenter was with my uncle building a wheelchair ramp. My grandmother was coming home from the hospital after suffering a stroke, she lived in Baltimore, MD in an old Victorian built in 1895 and of course, not with handicap access.
My uncle had just come home from Vietnam. I was 8 years old. It was the first time I had ever seen him. We built a beautiful wheelchair ramp to match the existing house. It was a LIFE changing experience. I will always remember those three weeks that hot summer of 1977.
When we were done, I told him “when I grow up, I will be a carpenter”. He simply and directly told me that “the world changes we must change with it but never forget the past, remember the forgotten, integrate the pass, present and future. True beauty. Mountains are old and majestic and a tree new and young but they complement each other. As should your carpentry”.
After years in the field of carpentry working in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois and California on New homes and those built in the 1500s -1900s. Which began my love for restoration.
Now, after 35 years as a carpenter I feel it is important to teach the trades to those youth who do not want to be the IT or Computer Programmer or simply, do not find joy working in an office, but really enjoy being hands on. At Jordan’s Custom Woodwork as well as restoring your home, J.D.B. Restore L.L.C. plans to work with schools, at risk kids and Veterans groups. To keep the trades alive and help build the future.
Remembering The Forgotten