Meet Our Lead Carpenters

We are privileged to be invited to work in your home or business. Our goal is to earn your trust and ensure that you are completely satisfied with every aspect of your project.

Each McClurg Lead Carpenter is an experienced professional who is your day-to-day contact during the construction phase of your project.

Meet our Carpenters: Jim Clark, Derek Colby, Joe Conte, Dave Furness, Pete Henderson, Jimmy Howard, Matt Huff, Ben Jones, Jeff Loefstedt, Stephen Loerzel, Randy Newell, Josh Henry, Mike Raymond, Marty Reals, Luke Rufo, Jim Welsh & David Woodin.


Jim Clark

Jim joined McClurg in 2017 and has been a General Contractor for the last 20 years.

Jim has worked in both residential and commercial construction.  He has a strong commitment to quality of work and positive customer interactions.

He enjoys the outdoors and regularly goes backpacking, orienteering, or canoeing.

Jim resides with his family in Mexico, NY.


Derek Colby

Derek joined the McClurg Team in 2018, and has been a carpenter for the last 15 years.  He is an EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Safety.

Derek and his family reside in North Syracuse.


Joe Conte

Joe joined McClurg in 2003 as a Painter.  He has over 30 years in the industry and is an EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Safety.

He enjoys hunting, snowmobiling, fishing and golf.

Joe and his wife life in Pompey and have two children, two dogs and two horses.


Dave Furness

Dave started with McClurg in 2006 and has been a carpenter since 1995. He is an EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Safety.

Dave enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking.

Dave lives in Syracuse with his wife, three children, and three dogs.


Pete Henderson

Pete joined the McClurg Team in 1990 and has been a carpenter for more than 30 years. He is an EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Safety.

Pete is very involved in his church and enjoys hunting and riding motorcycles and snowmobiles.

Pete and his wife, Shari, have four children and many grandchildren. They reside in Spafford.


Matt Huff

Matt joined the McClurg Team in 2018 as a Carpenter.  He previously worked in Property Management.

Matt resides in Marcellus with his wife and two boys.

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Jimmy Howard

Jimmy joined the McClurg Team in 2018 as a Lead Carpenter. He grew up in Palermo, NY and has worked in the trades for over 25 years.

His many hobbies include hiking, fishing, camping, drawing, cooking, woodworking, and playing darts and billiards.

He currently resides in Fulton.



Benjamin Jones

Ben joined the McClurg Team as a Laborer in 2019. He grew up in Kingsbury, NY and has been working in the carpentry field for just about 3 years.

His hobbies include woodworking, hunting, and video games. He currently resides in Skaneateles, NY. 


Jeff Loefstedt

Jeff joined the McClurg Team in 2001. He attended Delhi College and has worked as a carpenter since 1995. He is an EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Safety and is Certainteed siding certified.

Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing, bonfires and hiking.The remodeling field gives Jeff the satisfaction of happy clients and personal satisfaction of building.

Jeff lives in Kirkville with his two dogs.


Stephen Loerzel

Stephen joined the McClurg Team in 2018 as a Helper on our crew.  He has spent the last 10 years working in various trades.



Randy Newell

Randy joined the McClurg Team in 2019 as a Helper on our crew.  He has been in the construction industry for over 5 years.  

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Josh Henry

Josh grew up in Delphi Falls and has over 25 years of experience in the field.

He resides in Syracuse with his girlfriend, her 12 year-old son and their two dogs. He also has a 22 year-old daughter.

Josh loves live music, traveling, skiing, and camping.


Mike Raymond

Mike is Marcellus born and raised and holds an Architecture Design & Construction Management degree from Onondaga Community College. He's been swinging a hammer for the last 8 years.

He enjoys long walks on the beach and kicking his boots off at the end of the day.

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Marty Reals

Marty grew up in Syracuse and has 35+ years of experience. 

His hobbies include driving his classic car, fishing, and playing music.

He now resides in Fairmount and has two sons, 17 and 23 years-old.


Luke Rufo

Luke joined McClurg in 2017 as a Carpenter.  He is an EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Safety.

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Mark Taylor

Mark joined McClurg in 2020, after running his own remodeling company for over 25 years. He has over 45 years experience in residential and light commercial construction.

In his free time, he enjoys automotive repair, carpentry, hunting and working on his house. He lives in Marietta with my wife, Sherry. Together, they enjoy working on their property which includes a 25 acre farm. Mark has two daughters and two grandchildren and loves working with his youngest daughter, Kaylee, McClurg's Project Coordinator.

Mark is a lead safe Certified Renovator, a NYS Certified Code Official, and is a Member of the Town of Marcellus Planning Board.

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Pete Gafner

Pete is born and raised in Syracuse and has been in the carpentry trade for 4 years.

After service in the military, he recently returned to Syracuse and lives in Fairmount with wife, daughter, and two crazy dogs. He enjoys riding his Harley and snowboarding.


Jim Welsh

Jim joined the McClurg Team in 1996. He is an EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Safety.

Jim's hobbies are snowmobiling and helping others. Jim resides in Marcellus and has three nieces and three nephews.



David Woodin

David joined McClurg in 2015 and has been a carpenter for the last 23 years. David has 2 years of schooling from BOCES. He is an EPA Certified Renovator for Lead Safety. Dave is also an Andersen Windows & Doors Certified Installer.

The remodeling field gives David the satisfaction of making clients' dreams come true. He loves meeting new people. sharing his great sense of humor, and being creative every day.

He enjoys helping family on projects, and spending time with his family. David lives in Elbridge with his wife, two daughters, three dogs and one cat.