The Story: Alan Gay, Owner and Founder
Quality and integrity do not need to be values of days gone by. Things aren’t made the way they used to be, and one of the reasons I do what I do is to help change that. I come from a family of craftsmen. My grandfather was a master carpenter and builder. Together, my father and grandfather specialized in building houses from the ground up, as well as any other type of construction work that came their way. I used to join them on jobs when I was still in diapers!
In 1978, my family and I moved to Vail, Colorado. There, my father started his own business pouring concrete foundations, which turned into Eagle Valley Foundations. Growing up in the concrete and construction trade, I decided to rejoin my father after I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in business. Together, we owned and operated Eagle Valley foundations from 2000-2009. Due to changes in the economy, I moved back to New Hampshire in 2009, met the woman who would become my wife and started a new company on the Seacoast. I live with my wife, daughter and son in Brentwood, NH, and I have a step-daughter who is a nurse at Portsmouth Hospital.
Olde School Renovations began with a basement remodel, excavation and foundation repair, various painting jobs and finish carpentry work along the way. Solely through word of mouth and recommendations, my business has expanded to what it is today. I believe in doing the job right the first time, being efficient and taking pride in my work. Olde School workmanship should not be something of days gone by. As a small business owner and hardworking American, Olde School Renovations promises to maintain the integrity of the craftsmanship of our ancestors.