For this week’s “Meet the Team” we feature Pete Laugois, one of our senior lead carpenters. When Pete came on board he helped establish our Aitken Mill Shop. His abilities range from constructing custom built-ins to framing complex custom homes. There isn’t a formula he doesn’t know and a task he can’t accomplish. He is a true craftsman and a major asset to the Aitken team.
How long have you been in the construction industry? What led you to choose carpentry as your career? 35 years. Started young, became educated in the trades.
What do you like most about working at Aitken Builders? The challenge and complexity of the projects. Each project is unique in it’s own way.
How long have you been with Aitken Builders? 15 years as a lead carpenter with an average crew of 5.
What do you like most about working on Long Beach Island? It’s close to home.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Boating and fishing.
What type of projects are most enjoyable for you and why? Renovations, retrofits, or large renovations. There are more opportunities to use your brain.
During your career with Aitken builders is there one project that stands out to you as being your favorite? No. Each project has been special in it’s own way.
*The house that Pete and his crew are currently building is on East Ohio Avenue in Beach Haven. This beautiful LBI oceanfront is listed for sale.