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For the longest time I had a hard time not being "normal." I graduated from a small liberal arts college, got a desk job, and hated every minute of it. In 2007 my life changed dramatically after hiking the entirity of the Appalachian Trail. It was a gut check in life and I'm lucky it happened when I was 27 and not 67. My time in the woods gave me a perspective on the benefits of simplicity. It was in the woods that I promised myself that I wouldn't spend a lifetime doing a job I didn't enjoy.

Thirteen years after hiking the trail I am blessed to own my own business and have never been happier. To be able to pay the bills while doing something that I am passionate about is one of the greatest things I have found in life.


We had a great experience working with Dave, Adam and their extended team on two bathroom renovations. Dave is highly professional with an upbeat, can-do approach. He was very interested in quality work and ensuring we were happy with the results. So pleased we are looking to hire Dave again soon for a new project! Would highly recommend.Read More

My experience working with Dave was great. He was professional, concerned for his client and his work was the highest quality..Read More

I have used Dave and his team for a number of renovation projects as well as a significant outdoor fencing project that needed to be subtle. In every case, i found them to have excellent ideas which are well communicated. They are professional, respectful, responsive and do excellent work. I highly recommend them.Read More

I worked with Dave, Adam, and Gary on my kitchen, and it was a great experience... I live in an older home, and wanted a vintage look...inset doors, cut-out details on the cabinet doors, old-fashioned latches, all wood cabinets, an adapted, antique dresser as a sink base...not the usual...and no one batted an eyelash. Everything was done professionally, the cabinets are beautifully made, and installed safely and securely (and absolutely no drama). The guys were very knowledgeable about building codes and they will keep you on the right track there, as well. I believe their pricing was very good, especially considering my somewhat quirky requests... The house is old, there is more work to be done, so they will be back...Read More

I have worked with Herrle Custom Carpentry on a number of projects. Dave has always gone above and beyond on any project, large or small. His attention to detail, creativity and professionalism is impeccable. It is clear he is doing what he loves to do. I would recommend him to anyone.Read More

Its not often you can give 5 stars without even a hesitation. This is one of those cases. Dave completed 3 beautiful pieces for a project of ours including a beautiful bookcase that has been described by one friend as "that is just OMG". Working with contractors isnt always the easiest thing in the world but with Dave it definitely was. Great group to work with and talk thru projects and always concerned with making sure we were completely satisfied. Couldnt be happier with this partnership. Thanks Dave!Read More

From start to finish on this project, Dave Herrle was an absolute pleasure to work with. A great sense of humor and enthusiasm in an artisan are not requirements for a successful working relationship, but it certainly helped the whole process be infused with joy, Dave worked to bring my vision of a kitchen island (made entirely from spectacular reclaimed chestnut) to life (and exactly in timeframe he committed to). The scale and design are perfect. There is only one problem with it - it is so beautiful, I have a hard time leaving its side. In this age of homogeneity in all things,I also love that it is a one-of-a-kind piece that you won't find at Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware. Cannot not wait to work with Dave again on our next project. This man has PASSION and TALENT in spades!Read More

Dave did an excellent job. His craftsmanship is superb. He and his partner are very professional and courteous and following the consultation and estimate, the job was completed in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend Dave. We are very pleased with his work.Read More

I'm an interior designer, and brought Dave and Adam on to one of my residential projects. I was so impressed by their professionalism, attention to detail, and knowledge. When they said they'd get something done by a certain date, they delivered, and perfectly. Big bonus: They know how to work with design professionals. They will be my go-to team from now on.Read More

This past winter I was looking for a wine rack for my kitchen. I contacted Dave about what I was looking for and we discussed the options. I was able to choose the type of wood (dark walnut) and I gave him an idea of what I was looking for with the design. When discussing the rack he was very energetic and made me feel like he was looking forward to the rack as much as I was. When I received the wine rack it was perfect. It was exactly what I envisioned and it looked great in my kitchen! Dave was great to work with and was professional throughout the process. He was able to take my idea and turn if into exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend Herrle Custom Carpentry for any projects you may have in your home and I look forward to contacting Dave regarding my next home project!Read More

Herrle Custom Carpentry is one of the best construction companies on the Connecticut shore line. You find HCC to be extremely organized and talented!Read More

When looking for carpenters to design and install custom built-ins, a friend who owns a lumber company sent me a list of local carpenters. Dave and Adam were listed, and after phoning a few, Dave phoned within 24 hours, and from there on we knew we were going to hire them. They stayed within budget, met deadlines, and build us beautiful shelves surrounding our new gas fireplace. Awesome job!!!! Very professional, and better still, easy to reach via email when we have questions or concerns. Loved them, would definitely hire them again.Read More

My fiancé and I were looking for a statement piece to complete our bathroom renovation. We have always admired Dave's beautiful craftsmanship and knew he was the perfect person for the project. We asked Dave to build us a custom sized vanity and we provided him with a few pictures of a vanity that we had seen on the web. He not only recreated our vision -- he surpassed it! Dave chose the most beautiful materials and installed quality (soft close) hardware. His attention to every single detail ensured that everything fit perfectly. Dave was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. If you are looking for carpentry of the highest quality or furniture that makes a statement - look no further than Herrle Custom Carpentry. Dave has my highest recommendation and we can't wait to work with him again!Read More

The Herrle Custom Carpentry partnership of Adam Pipkin and Dave Herrle is a masterpiece of skills. They are a talented team of craftsman that together, made our 7 room renovation a dream come true from beginning to end. They are creative and talented while professional in every aspect of their business. Dave and Adam are respectful to all concerns of their clients while always maintaining a flexible working relationship. They are both on the job every day from start to finish, and as engaged and enthusiastic as we were going through the building process. They were both very responsive to any questions or changes that came about. My husband and I give them 5 stars due to their work ethic, creativity and craftsmanship in all areas.Read More

Very happy with the tack box Herrle Custom was able to make for me. I was able to provide them with a very basic idea of what I had in mind and Dave was able to produce a very nice product that I am certain we'll have for a very long time in our barn. Happy to be able to give someone quite a bit of latitude and know they will produce a product you had in mind. Thank you -Read More

Herrle Custom Carpentry made my job easy! My company hired Herrle Custom Carpentry for several built-in cabinets, a custom phone booth area, several custom desks, built-in conference room seating and a huge conference room table in a high profile, extremely custom designed music recording studio in Manhattan. Dave and his crew came through in a big way and made it look easy. It was obvious that they took a highly professional approach to each challenge and executing all the details with precision. Their craftsmanship brought the rest of the work on the project up a level and even impressed one of the toughest clients I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend Herrle Custom Carpentry to anyone looking for a real group of professionals who are great to work with and always followed through on their word. Erich J. Davis Owner, E. J. Davis AestheticsRead More

My husband and I had two walls that we hired the Herrle Custom Carpentry too add a reclaimed wood look to. They were able to complete the job ahead of schedule and below the original quote. It was a two day job, our house was left completely cleaned after each day. We are beyond happy with how the project turned out. This was the second project Herrle Custom Carpentry has completed for us and we will continue to hire them at any chance we can get.Read More


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