Peter McGinnis- Owner at Timber Artisans

Peter McGinnis

Peter grew up in the upstate of South Carolina.  He had an interest and desire to create and build at a very young age. With an amazing family and friend support system, he went from building tree forts and furniture to getting a bachelors degree in applied science specialized in timber frame construction.  Since then he has traveled all over the US and Central America working for various companies on all types of wooden construction.  He attributes his success to the incredible mentors he had along the way.  Peter has settled down in Charleston, SC, founding Timber Artisans LLC in 2014. He lives on James Island enjoying the many amenities that downtown Charleston and surrounding beaches have to offer.  He spends most of his free time with girlfriend Jessica and their family/friends. Peter believes our built environment is crucial to the quality of life and is passionate about creating spaces and dwellings for clients to enjoy.  To learn more about Peter's professional experience click here - "Why Choose Timber Artisans"


Bruno Sutter - Owner @ Timber Artisans LLC

Bruno Sutter

Bruno grew up in beautiful Eastern France near the German border.   He received his extensive education and training from the "Compagnon du Devoir" and after a rigorous 10 years of education, training, and professional work experience he received his "Brevet Professionnel Charpente." This would be the equivalent to a masters degree in heavy timber design and construction.  He traveled all over the world during his journey man years working hands-on as a craftsman and in areas of management, design, estimation, and restoration for prestigious  timber frame companies.  During his free time Bruno would take snowboarding and hiking trips with friends all over France and Switzerland.  He came to the US in  2005 to develop the curriculum at The American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC.   He fell in love with Charleston and its somewhat European feel.  He now lives in his James Island home where he can hear the waves of Folly Beach just 10 minutes away.  With no alpine snow nearby he picked up surfing, enjoying  what Folly Beach can offer and making surf trips to Florida when able.   Ultimately he gets his greatest surf fix while working on our projects in Costa Rica.   In addition to wood construction and board sports he is also very fond of cooking and cuisine. Coming from Europe,  Bruno believes strongly in the importance of building to last.   He strives to mix  modern wooden design and construction with traditional craftsmanship.   To learn more about Bruno's professional experience click here  - " Why Choose Timber Artisans" 


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