Andrew McFadden started East County Oak in January of 2015 as a design-build timber framing company. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Andrew began working with a licensed general contractor in residential construction for 2 years. During that time Andrew attended workshops at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts to learn the craft of fine furniture building. Once he discovered timber framing, Andrew attended the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, South Carolina. Upon returning to Georgia, Andrew started working with an established timber frame business, where he spent 5 years honing the skills of fine craftsmanship. Andrew is passionate about the art and craft of timber framing, and the aesthetic, conventional, and functional aspects of this unique building practice.
Chris Shannon joined East County Oak in 2016 with two years timber framing experience. He’s the son of a general contractor, and while he was an undergrad at the University of Colorado, he spent his summers and winters as the lowest paid employee at that firm. He then went to grad school and received an MA in music theory at Princeton University. Hoping to combine his intellectual curiosity with the physicality and craft of construction work, he found timber framing to be a perfect fit. Chris enjoys timber framing because it offers historical interest, it emphasizes craftsmanship, it is consistently challenging, and it highlights the structural and visual beauty of wood.
1401 Greensboro Highway
Watkinsville, GA 30677