Ernst Brothers has added two finish carpenters to meet the fast-growing demand for high-quality, high-end custom craftsmanship. Adam Violette came on “board” last September, while Michael Troyan Jr. “joined” Ernst’s custom-build professionals in April. Together they bring to the Ernst team over 30 years’ experience as creative craftsmen.
Managing partner Jake Taylor speaks for the rest of the Ernst family: “We’re extremely fortunate to have their polished fine-woodworking skills and attention to detail, enhanced by their depth of knowledge about other aspects of home construction and renovation.”
With an emphasis on providing exceptional craftsmanship while meeting the demands of construction schedules, Adam and Mike are responsible for all facets of the carpentry process—framing through finish carpentry as well as custom woodworking where needed.
Meet Adam Violette, who joined Ernst last September. Adam started in construction right after college 15 years ago and has been refining his focus ever since.
“My first two years I was building new houses. Since then I’ve been remodeling,” he says. That has covered a wide range of construction experience, from small bathroom installs to building additions, finish work, removing load-bearing walls and installing new kitchen cabinetry, hardwood flooring, tile, roofing, siding, windows and doors.
“I worked for a high-end remodeling company in Massachusetts for three years before moving back to Pennsylvania. I feel my time there had the greatest impact on my carpentry knowledge. With that company we would do everything from excavating for the foundation to the roofing.
“I like a good challenge that involves some brainstorming and I take great pride in my work. What attracted me to Ernst is their attention to detail and pride in the finished product. Anything less than perfection is unacceptable. That approach makes for happy customers.
Adam, who grew up in Phoenixville, now lives Chester Springs, Chester County. “I’m not married and don’t have kids, but my immediate family means the world to me.”
Next up: Meet new finish carpenter Mike Troyan.