Meet the CWDS Team

Greg Burnet - Project Manager Greg Burnet –  Project Manager

Greg brings a wealth of knowledge about proper window and door installations, as well as construction as a whole, having been involved in many facets of carpentry and building continuously since 1980.
Greg also has strong writing and teaching abilities. He’s had scores of articles published in national trade magazines over the years & has been invited to teach carpentry and building classes at tradeshows such as JLC Live and The Remodeling Show since 2008.
When not meeting with clients or teaching, Greg can be found online where he moderates a forum for construction professionals and networks with other contractors throughout the country.

Sue Burnet – Office Maven
Sue Burnet - Office Manager

As a small business owner one wears many hats — Sue changes hers at least 3-4 times a day! From client communication to marketing, project ordering and scheduling, she has her hand in just about everything.  She is often the person you’ll get when you call our office.  She’ll do her best to help answer your questions or find an answer, no matter how obscure.

Sue started working in the remodeling industry in 2002 when she joined as Greg’s business partner and helped run and grow CWDS. Sue brings a varied professional background to the company and is primarily responsible for the operational and customer service elements of the business.

In the past 16 years, Sue has continued to hone her industry knowledge by attending seminars and training courses at a number of tradeshows and conferences such as JLC Live and The Remodeling Show.

 

Strother Purdy - Designer/MakerStrother Purdy – Designer and Chief Maker of Sawdust

Strother recently joined the team after moving to Chicago from Connecticut (why he traded its lush hills for our winter slush we’re not quite sure). Strother is an expert furniture and door maker. He’s also the author of Doormaking, from Linden Publishing, a crack designer, and a former editor at Fine Woodworking magazine. These days he keeps our shop humming along while also making time to write his first novel.