Traditional Tradesperson Spotlight
Ben Brandt: Wood Windows and Odd Doors

Virtual Event

Thursday, September 23, 2021
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET

Image courtesy of Ken Follett

Please join APTNE for an informative profile of a traditional tradesperson! This virtual event is the first in a developing series of profiles of traditional tradespeople in a format that can be replicated by other APTI Chapters in order to profile the hands-on talent who are active in their own regions. The intent is to gain an insight into how a traditional tradesperson sees their work as it fits within historic preservation, and the wider world around them in their small business practice. The focus for this session is a traditional tradesperson working in the Hudson Valley region.

Event Leader: Ben Brandt has been making art and working as a carpenter for 25 years. He has an associate degree from Belmont College and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Texas at Austin. He started his business making and restoring traditional wood windows six years ago to serve the needs of homeowners, builders and architects. His primary concern is preserving and maintaining the aesthetic superiority of windows designed and built primarily during the Victorian Era.

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Additional Details & Logistics


Members & Students*: Free
Non-member students are complimentary provided that you register with a valid university email address.

Membership and Sponsorship:  For more information about becoming an APTNE member or sponsor, please visit our website here 


Thank you to our sponsors, John Canning and Cooper Historical Windows!

John Canning



Vermont Quarry Tour
Slate, Marble & Granite

Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2, 2021

Images: Danby Marble (left) and Newmont Slate (right). Images courtesy of Vermont Quarries Corp and Mark Anderson.

Registration is now open for this extra special in-person event! Two days chock full of tours in the beautiful hills of Vermont including stops in Granville, Wells, Lake St. Catherine, Danby, and Barre. Come with us and get an up close and behind the scenes tour of the quarries and processing operations of some of the most durable building stones. Feedback from past quarry events have been phenomenal and this year’s event will not disappoint as it will take place during the beautiful fall foliage season. Event leaders are Mark Anderson of FacadeMD and Lisa Howe of BCA New England. Click here for the full Itinerary!


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Details & Logistics
Registration: Fees include cost of tours and guides, lunch, and bus transportation on Day 1.
Member Price: $100
Non-member Price: $125
Transportation & Parking: Registration includes bus transportation on Day 1 to and from the Holiday Inn in Rutland, VT. Parking will be limited at some locations.
Meals: Registration includes lunch on both days. Breakfast and dinner will be on your own.
Meeting Location: See Full Itinerary.
ADA accessible: Many locations are not going to e accessible for people with mobility concerns.
Attire: Long pants, close toes shoes, and hard hats (at quarries). The program will proceed in all weather, so prepare accordingly.



Reserve your rooms today, and consider staying in Rutland, VT both nights! APTNE has secured hotel blocks for a limited time and at special rates at several hotels, for your convenience, which will be held until the dates listed. After these dates, room availability and rates will likely change due to the fall foliage season.

Hotel Block in Rutland, VT (Room block held until September 11)
Holiday Inn Rutland
476 Holiday Drive
Rutland, VT 05701
Tel: 802-775-1911
Room Rate: $159 + tax Room
Block Name: "APTNE" (Mark Anderson).
Note: This hotel has been reserved for two nights, September 30 and October 1, as it is more centrally located between Days 1 & 2. Amtrak does have service between NYC and Rutland.

Hotel Block in Montpelier, VT (10 rooms held until September 8)
Comfort Inn & Suites
213 Paine Turnpike
N. Montepelier, VT 05602
Tel: (802) 229-2222
Room Rate: $267.62 + tax for 1 Queen Room
Block Name: "APTNE" (Mark Anderson).
Notes: This hotel is located near Barre for those who want to drive up to Barre on the evening of October 1 (after Day 1) for Day 2 events.


Membership and Sponsorship: For more information about becoming an APTNE member or sponsor, please visit our website here

Thank you to our sponsors, Keim Mineral Coatings and Stone & Lime!



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