3 Questions: Bill Bartlett
Posted by Matt Brooke on September 20, 2013
This is the first in our new blog series, 3 Questions. We are interviewing folks related to all things “home” here in Atlanta. We will be speaking with designers, suppliers, realtors, building inspectors, neighborhood leaders, and maybe even a few past clients. So to kick it off we are starting close to home with the president and owner of Home ReBuilders and DogGoneHandy, Bill Bartlett.
1.WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING YOU EVER BUILT?
Well, I certainly was an active fort builder as a child. I remember one underground fort quite well. I also started my construction career as a teenager doing manual labor for an uncle’s construction firm.
2. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ARCHITECTURAL STYLE?
I probably am most drawn to the Arts and Crafts and Craftsman style. I grew up around older homes in Toronto and will always be attracted to thick trimwork and substantial wooden details. But most recently, I’ve been keen on some more contemporary styles. Things that combine the textures of wood but are interpreted in a cleaner, more industrial way.
3. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING PROJECT
Although the completion and sale of my first spec house in the early 90’s was incredibly thrilling, I think I have enjoyed the projects my wife and I have done together. She’s a talented interior designer and it has been very rewarding building a few homes together and creating spaces for us to work and live in.