Karl spent two years at the University of Kentucky in the engineering department and then began finding his way through self imposed apprenticeships in carpentry, in masonry and finally working with cabinetmakers and furniture builders in New Hampshire. He has worked in all fields. Carpentry design and custom woodworking have evolved to be his primary direction. Some of his significant larger projects in the past in the local area include an indoor swimming pool connected to the main house with a library, bath and laundry room in Yardley on his own, and a garage / office / carriage house in Princeton with the help of his friend Dave Nelson of Nelson Remodeling.

Other smaller projects and samples of design work are shown in the project gallery.

Designing projects are based on the concept that when the work on a home is done, people who don’t remember it from before will ask, “ just what did you have done?” Marrying the new with the existing showing respect to the original architecture.

Karl, never having had children considers his work his children and expects all of them to long outlast him based on the effort he puts into them.