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Frank Wetenkamp

Living Craft Design-Build
Longmont, CO
Frank grew up in Massachusetts where his building career began. At the age of 12 he was building boardwalks through National Wildlife Preserve with the Youth Conservation Corps. Frank started working as a carpenter’s assistant at 14 years old, and worked with that same carpenter every summer through his sophomore year of college. Frank attended the University of New Hampshire where he studied Civil Engineering with a minor in Architectural studies. Upon graduation, Frank worked as a field engineer for a bridge and road construction company. After two years, and completing a $36 million bridge and road project, Frank went back into the field as a roofer and carpenter. Frank then moved to Vermont, and while trying to find a better way to build, found himself at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren. There he took a six week intensive in Natural Building and left with a certificate, friends, colleagues, and a renewed passion for building. Soon after, Frank moved to Boulder where he trained under Ryan Chivers of Artesano Plasters. After working with Ryan for almost two years, Frank decided it was time to start his own contracting business that can offer Natural Building as a solution to many of your home construction needs. Frank still works on jobs with Ryan Chivers, and has developed a community of carpenters, and natural building enthusiasts and professionals, much of which is due in part to being a proud member of Common Earth.