A B O U T M A R K Z A C H E L M A Y E R - O W N E R
Mark inherited his love for working with his hands from his father who built his family home. He started out working as a trim carpenter in South Florida before moving north to work on high-rise apartment buildings in New Jersey, and then starting his own renovation business helping people transform their Manhattan apartments.
In 2001, Mark & his wife Cheryl decided to settle in Woodstock and build a home. Through that experience, Mark explored the idea of sustainability, using trees cut from the lot clearing for all the wood flooring and trim in the house as well as a beautiful dining room table.
It was in Woodstock that Mark started chr to pair people looking to re- invent or enhance their homes, with people who love to work with their hands and build.
Mark and his wife, Cheryl love to travel, experience different cultures, learn new languages, taste new foods and broaden their perspective. While traveling in Bali & India, Mark discovered that he could combine his talent with woodworking with his love of music and began studying how to make musical instruments. That more refined sense of working with your hands opened up the idea of looking at working on homes with a similar sense of care and aesthetic.
Mark enjoys studying, and continues to learn about better building techniques, new materials, building science, sustainability and how to always bring a sense of aesthetic.
When he’s not working with wood, he can be found indulging his other passion, riding the curl! Surfing!
A B O U T U S
Chestnut Hill Renovations LLC is a full service boutique remodeling company, with an artisanal approach to projects. We realize that each client is unique and that each house is unique and is, therefore, a custom project. This fits well with our passion for design and creative problem solving.
Some of the pillars of our philosophy are integrity to our word, clear communication, taking care of our clients and exceeding their expectations.
At chr, we are committed to working in collaboration with you, giving you an extrordinary building experience and leaving you with an inspiring space that brings you joy!
We serve the Mid Hudson Valley and Catskills region of New York.