Podcast Episode 178: Interview With Home-Building Guru Mike Guertin
Mike and his apprentice Addison Oliveira stop by the Fine Homebuilding studio for a chat with Patrick about getting started in the trades, advancements in construction over the past few decades, job-site safety, and more.
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We are very fortunate this week to have one of our favorite people, Mike Guertin, in town to join in on the podcast. Many of you may know that Mike is one of Fine Homebuilding’s most prolific contributors, and with good reason: he is extremely dedicated to advancing construction methods, and equally determined to share his knowledge and experience with as many people as possible. Among other things, you will hear about how he got his start in home building; what it was like writing articles in the early days of Fine Homebuilding Magazine; and, in an interesting aside, his experience with transplanting rhubarb.
Mike, you described Addison as your employee. What is it you do Addison?
WACTC Construction Trades program trains students for the growing construction and renovation market.
What brought you guys to the carpentry trade?
Do you guys have handy family members or friends who got you interested in carpentry?
Mike you’ve been involved with Fine Homebuilding and The Taunton Press for a long time. Do you remember your first article?
Mike’s first Fine Homebuilding article: Squaring and Leveling Mudsills
How did you come to be involved at Taunton? How did you learn about Taunton press?
What’s your worst building-related injury? What’s the worst injury you’ve seen?
What are your favorite tools?
What is your favorite kind of carpentry or homebuilding work? What is your least favorite?
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