Eby Construction

About Brian Eby

 

About Brian Eby

I was twelve years old when I built my first cabinet — a Ford Blue bank of drawers for my neighbor Larry's machine shop. This began my life-long love of carpentry.

I have been the owner of Eby Construction for nine years. Prior to that, I worked for many construction companies and cabinet shops where I had the opportunity to learn from amazing craftsmen, designers, clients, vendors, and construction managers. I have worked in the capacity of laborer, framer, finish carpenter, cabinet maker, project manager, production manager, volunteer, and owner.

 Brian Eby, where he's happiest, jogging in the forest

Brian Eby, where he's happiest, jogging in the forest

I love my job because my process and team enable me to take part in transforming ideas to finished products through design, manufacturing, and construction. I don't know of any other job that would afford me direct involvement in everything from sketch to completion, with support from my team at every step.

As I consider how to help new people learn about me, the most important things I can think of are my dad, Larry, that Ford Blue drawer cabinet, and how much I liked it when Larry was happy with what I built for him. (Read the full story of that cabinet here.)

I live in Berkeley with my wife and two children.