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.
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.