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     Ocean Woodworks to hold free seminar and demo at Homescapes Carmel: “What Can You Do With A Historic House?

    Ocean Woodworks to hold free seminar and demo at Homescapes Carmel: “What Can You Do With A Historic House?

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    June 26, 2013

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    Ocean Woodworks ( will be holding a free seminar and demo presented by Brian Congleton, AIA, an award-winning Carmel architect, and Deven Finnie, Operations Manager and Robert Grummons, Projects Manager of Ocean Woodworks. Their presentation will be: ”What Can You Do With A Historic House?” at Homescapes Carmel, located in the lower level of the Carmel Plaza (Northwest corner of 7th & Junipero in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA) on Wednesday, June 26th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM with light refreshments. For more information and to RSVP, please call (831) 899-9055.

    Brian Congleton received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Colorado in 1970. He was licensed in Colorado as an Architect in 1974. Following nine years of practice in Denver, he relocated his office to the Monterey Peninsula of California and obtained his California Architect license in 1985.

    During twenty seven years of practice in California, Brian has designed commercial and office projects, college campuses, multifamily housing, and renovation of existing and historic properties. Project Master Plans have been prepared for the cities of Carmel (Forest Theater, Scout House), and Marina (Fort Ord Barracks Adaptive Reuse Project), as well as Marina Coast Water District and several Non-profit organizations.

    A resident of the Carmel area, Brian has become involved in community design and planning issues. Following three years of service as a Planning Commissioner in Carmel, he was elected to the Board of the Carmel Area Wastewater District and the Economic Development Corporation of Monterey County. From 1997-2001, he served on the Carmel Traditions Committee to prepare revised Design Guidelines and Zoning Ordinances. He was co-chair of the AIA Monterey Bay Concepts Competition, an international web-hosted design competition for housing for Monterey County, in 2004. He is a past president of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Rotary Club of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Brian Congleton was awarded the Award of Honor in Historic Preservation in 1985 by Historic Denver, Inc. for the disassembly and reconstruction of a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    For the past decade, Deven Finnie has been the Operations Manager of Ocean Woodworks. Deven has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and is well-respected for his innovative problem solving and high quality finishing work. He has worked on many historic and new homes as well as commercial properties on the Monterey Peninsula.

    Robert Grummons has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry and has been a licensed general contractor since 1991. Since 1985, he has worked on many high end remodels of homes on the Monterey Peninsula, including a 1995 historic restoration of the barn of the first house in Carmel that was also remodeled by the legendary Hugh Comstock in 1945. During a year and a half break from local construction, Robert worked with the US Military, in Kirkuk, Iraq.

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        Homescapes Carmel

        Ocean Avenue and 7th
        Carmel, CA 93921

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        Info Phone: (831) 899-9055

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        June 26, 2013


        5:30 PM

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