Our team of dedicated professional remodelers will help transform your home into the perfect sanctuary that you richly deserve. Our team has dozens of years experience in remodeling, design, project management and more! Get to know some of our team members here at Carpentry by Chris.


Chris Weckmann- Owner Owner, Chris Weckmann, brings a lot of talent and expertise to the design-build process. In addition to more than 25 years experience in the design-build business, Chris has earned these certifications and industry recognition:

  • A+Rating with the Iowa Better Business Bureau (zero complaints)
  • Awarded Guildmaster with Distinction for exemplary customer service by Guild Quality
  • Recognized by Qualified Remodeler magazine May 2010: 55 Quality Leaders
  • Earned Graduate Remodeler Certification in 2011
  • Earned Green Building Certification in 2009
  • Earned Aging-In-Place Certification in 2009
  • Remodeler of the Year in 2008
Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy – Senior Carpenter

  • Specializes in custom cabinetry and roofing
  • Craig previously owned a roofing company for 15 years
  • Craig has also been self-employed crafting custom furniture and restoring antique furniture for over 20 years
  • With Carpentry by Chris since spring 2005
  • Lead Safety Certified
  • Craig and his wife Lisa have five lovely girls: Tiffany, Amanda, Courtney, MacKenzie and Ryle.
Jake Woodard
Jake Woodard -Carpenter

  • Specialties include painting, interior mouldings and attention to details
  • Previous employment over 10 years commercial and residential painting
  • With Carpentry by Chris since 2010
  • Degree in Building Science from Kirkwood Community College
  • OSHA certified
  • Connoisseur of pop culture
  • Enjoys various types of games and sports
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Matt Linster -Carpenter

  • Uniquely qualified for a wide variety of remodeling tasks
  • With Carpentry by Chris since 2012
  • Enjoys spending time with his wife Jillian and his daughter Isabella
  • Raises and competes pigeons in his free time
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Cal Vaughn -Carpenter

  • Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp
  • Previously specialized in energy assessment and improvement for residential housing
  • Certified Home Inspector
  • With Carpentry by Chris since 2014
  • Enjoys spending time with his wife Mandy and his children, Audrey & Grant
  • In his free time you can catch him hunting or fly fishing
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Matt Pemble – Project Manager

  • Successfully ran his own company specializing in exterior residential improvement.
  • With Carpentry by Chris since 2015
  • Enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and children
  • In his spare time he re-purposes old furniture in the shabby-chic style
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Josh Liles -Carpenter

  • Picasso of tile installation and use of a wet saw
  • Pole Barn construction specialist
  • With Carpentry by Chris since 2015
  • Enjoys spending time with his children
  • In his free time you can catch him singing in the shower
Ben Villahauer -Carpenter

  • 12 years experience in residential remodeling
  • With Carpentry by Chris since 2015
  • Enjoys spending time with his wife and family
  • His hobbies include stock car racing and demolition derbies, playing pool and bowling.
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Adam Stout -Carpenter

  • Experienced framing supervisor constructing multi-family units
  • Specializes in computer architect design
  • With Carpentry by Chris since 2015
  • Enjoys spending time with his wife and family
  • Loves raising and training his litter of schnauzers
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Susan Bowers

  • Connoisseur of construction and flying of paper airplanes
  • Skilled office manager and payroll specialist
  • With Carpentry by Chris since 2012
  • Enjoys spending time with her husband Dennis and her dog Mandy
  • In her free time she enjoys skeet shooting and sewing