A photo of Sam Kapala, Assistant Project Manager at Knickerbocker Group

Though Sam loved working with his hands at an early age, it wasn’t until after he graduated from Williams College and tested out the life of a touring musician that he began his career in construction. Over the course of many years as a frame-to-finish carpenter working on custom homes in the midcoast region and beyond, Sam found that he consistently gravitated toward working closely with clients, design professionals, and other trades to bring buildings to life. While his tool belt (mostly) stays in the car now, he finds the best days are those that include both desk and dust, and at least a few minutes to geek out over the latest building science, the best way to execute a tricky detail, or the coolest new power tools.

Sam lives in Freeport with his wife and son. When he’s not working on one of his own ambitious house projects, you might find him buried in the latest issue of Fine Homebuilding, cooking something in a single pot for dinner, or outside running, cross-country skiing, or trying to take a decent photograph.