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Todd Kimmich

Carpenter
  • Todd Kimmich

Todd brings an eye for fine detail and finishes, as well as years of experience in designing interior spaces, managing subcontractors, and fostering good client relationships.

Todd joined Green Hammer in 2018, following nine years of running his own business, Division Street Works, building custom cabinetry, fine furniture, and small remodeling projects (kitchens, bathrooms, fences, decks, etc). He brings an eye for fine detail and finishes, as well as years of experience in designing interior spaces, managing subcontractors, fostering good client relationships, creatively solving problems, and executing high quality woodwork of every kind. Todd is endlessly curious of the world; one of the pieces of wisdom he's collected from his many mentors over the years is, "If you stop learning at what you're doing, it's time to do something new."

An avid LEGO kid, Todd has been imagining and creating objects and structures and art since grade school. While studying music and performance at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, he secured a work-study position as a theater tech running shows and building sets for stage productions. The theater shop offered opportunities to learn carpentry, welding, painting, and lots of teamwork, the experience of which led to taking classes in furniture design and history and traditional fine woodworking, then to starting his own business, to buying and fully renovating a 108 year-old home, and ultimately to taking his current lead position with Green Hammer.

Todd wore many hats before starting with Green Hammer; he apprenticed for a year with an acoustic guitar maker, coached 6th grade Boys Lacrosse, had a booth at the Portland Saturday Market, instructed an after-school woodworking program, and just once was in a model in an ad for a barber shop. He spends his free time in a similarly broad variety of ways; playing with his dog, writing and recording music, racing in the annual PDX Adult Soapbox Derby, playing softball in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, and hosting a weekly trivia night (Leisure Public House, Tuesdays at 7:30!).

Making the transition to Green Hammer excites Todd because of the opportunities he'll have to learn more about the sustainable, conservation-forward style of building that we do, and to contribute to projects on a grander scale than was possible as a sole-proprietor. He is also eagerly looking forward to getting to know the rest of the field team and company staff as together they continue working toward and building up a greener future for our city and her people.

 

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