Pat McMahon attended The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith school of business. Out of college he took a position with Old Town Editions. After 13 years in this positions Pat was longing for more out of his professional career.
For many years Pat has been collecting and building with salvage materials. His collection of materials fills his storage lot and a 30x100' barn. It became time to make a commitment to his true passion.
McMaker studios evolved from this passion to build one off projects for himself, friends and family to building commissions for clients of all types.
McMaker Studios was born!
Now in our 4th year of business.
Tony earned a degree in Mathematics at Goucher College and proceeded to travel overseas to Switzerland to study Mechanical Engineering. After five years in Switzerland, Tony returned home somewhat dispassionate about the world of machines and metal.
It was then that Tony realized that woodworking could serve as the perfect marriage of his mechanical knowledge, love of tools and deep respect for nature and trees. He began to pursue this goal, doing small woodworking projects and otherwise working as a handyman to pay the bills.
Pairing his studies in math and engineering with his years working on renovations and fixing problems in homes, Tony uses his knowledge and the skills he’s honed to ensure projects go smoothly, quickly and to a high standard. His strengths are a deep knowledge of standards and practices, an ability to quickly learn new information and apply it to projects, creative problem solving, and an eye for detail.
Tony’s biggest joys in building are “reading” the wood - understanding how best to use a piece of wood and letting the individual nature of the wood guide its final use - as well as working with hand tools.