ALL ABOUT JEFF

 

From a very young age, Jeff began building and creating with tools and scraps of just about anything he could get his hands on. He spent most of his early days breaking things. And now his days are filled with fixing them. It’s funny how things work out!

Jeff’s professional foray into carpentry began over twenty years ago as an apprentice for an historic home remodeler, where he honed his skills in the trade and gained a deep appreciation for the character, craftsmanship and beauty of historic dwellings. This passion for designing, creating and building is what led Jeff to his chosen career path. 

As an apprentice for a company that purchased antiquated properties on the verge of extinction, Jeff helped to rehabilitate them back to their original splendor of 100, or even 300 years past. Jeff was often in awe of the fine craftsmanship, attention to detail and heart that these structures demanded of carpenters. As a result, he came to demand from himself this same level of investment and dedication. To satisfy his natural tendency for precision and excellence, Jeff strived to replicate the craftsmanship that he saw in these timeless homes with each and every project he adopted.

Jeff’s passion and dedication, his natural ability to entertain those around him with humor, honesty and a smile, led him to the world of television. Jeff has many years and numerous shows under his belt for HGTV & DIY Network, including I Hate My Bath, Good, Better, Best…, Spice Up My Kitchen, Ellen’s Design Challenge, Most Embarrassing Rooms and many others totaling well over 200 episodes. At the end of the day Jeff still remains grounded and passionate about character, integrity and quality.

Jeff has remained very hands on behind the scenes with his own company, SchoolHouse Woodworking, a custom woodworking company that delivers on the promise of excellence.

Jeff’s love for fixing things and his hard-earned experience perfecting his craft has led him to independently accomplish the complete renovation of two historic Pennsylvania farmhouses. One of which is the current house of his dreams, a 250 year old Stone Farm House. He shares this labor of love with two children, Reese and Aidan; Gretel, a St. Bernard; and a handful of chickens.

             

©2017 Jeff Devlin