Mike Troyan, Ernst’s newest finish carpenter who joined the team in April, developed his interest and skills early.
“As a child I was always taking things apart and putting them back together. I’d get a new toy, get it home and no sooner have it apart to see how everything worked.
“My father was a carpenter by trade. He would take me to work with him over my summer vacations.
“I graduated from Neumann College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Management. Well, I never pursued that! I knew I was supposed to work with my hands and went to work fulltime with my dad. That’s where I learned most of what I know today. It’s hard to put a time frame on it with all the hands-on experience over the summers, but I’ve been doing this fulltime for about 15 years.”
Coming on board for Ernst felt like a natural progression in his career. “When I interviewed with Jake Taylor and John Chirico, I wasn’t anxious at all, but immediately felt that my work ethic matches what Ernst Brothers is known for. Everyone is extremely talented and very professional. They take pride in what they do and it feels good to be part of a team like that.”
He’s now contentedly putting his skills to work for Ernst Brothers’ custom-build projects (as well as on furniture and cabinetry for family and friends in his spare time).
Mike lives with his growing family—wife Aubrey, daughter Reese and a new baby any day now, plus Pebbles the dog—in Boothwyn, Delaware County. “A stone’s throw away from tax-free shopping!”