Tasty Bite!
An edible fall flower, Hollyhock, with stamen removed and filled with: Saffron Risotto, Butternut Squash, topped with Sprouted Black Lentils and Micro Leeks

Sunday, August 5, 2012

More Than a Chef! Recent Preservation Projects

Please review our list of current and recent projects and contact information from our clients. We come highly recommended.



Thom Fechtler is a master carpenter and preservationist specializing in restoration, custom carpentry, new home construction, remodels, roofing repair and replacement, custom-milled lumber and stone work, log-home and building from the spirit of the land. He is an organic gardener and instructor of permaculture companion-planting for food production and home gardening.

Valerie Jacobson is a preservationist painter, interior designer and refinisher. She is also a chef, nutritional specialist, food educator, and permaculture gardener. She assists Thom in the gardens and at the farmers markets.

Both are highly recommended by their clients (who are now friends) and love to meet new people and their preservation projects.


Dedicated to reusing, recycling and resurrecting fine structures; from grand hotels to simple bungalows, we look for projects that focus on recreating historic neighborhoods, old town centers or historic farms. (We'll probably end up helping you out in the garden too.)

Please feel free to call with questions and suggestions. Thank you for your consideration. You have our enthusiastic permission to share this information with homeowners, contractors or any potentially interested parties.


Valerie Jacobson and Thom Fechtler.


Fechtler & Son

PO Box 163

Auburn, KS 60402


Projects and References:


Shakespeare Ch√Ęteau Restoration

801 Hall Street

Saint Joseph, MO 64502

Isobel McGowan, Property Owner 816-232-2667



Subterra Castle Quonset Barn and Garden

15513 Missile Base Road

Eskridge Keen, KS 66423

Dianna Ricke-Peden and Edward Peden, Property Owners



Wamego Single Family Home, general renovations, wood refinish and repairs

206 Maple Street

Wamego, Kansas

Lonnie Fulkerson, homeowner, 785-256-6429



Building From the Spirit of the Land

Personal Residence

Thom Fechtler, Wondervu, Colorado


Historic Renovation and Room Addition and kitchen remodel

Rockwell Lodge

Eldora, Colorado

Deborah Foote, homeowner,



Caribou Retreat Sky Lights and Re-roof.

Address withheld by request

Kriztina Koromzay, property owner

Before Before



Gilpin County Re-roof private home

Address withheld by request

Max Schelsinger, homeowner,

Place previous job references and photos here.

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