FOUNDER

Scott Edgett

President and Project Coordinator

“Building has been my passion since I was a little boy,” says Scott. “I remember when I was in high school and the guidance counselor told my parents, “This kid is a genuine carpenter — this is what he has to do.” And it worked out pretty well.

Prior to partnering with Kyle Schadt and reinvigorating North Fork Woodworks, Scott ran his own successful contracting firm, following years of apprenticeship with other East End builders. These days Scott works mostly behind the scenes applying both his passion and experience to managing the business side of North Fork, and coordinating the company’s many projects. Still, you’ll see him on-site nearly every day. Why? Because he loves it.

“These days, everything seems so money-oriented,” says Scott. “But I think any successful businessman started out with a passion for the work — that’s so important.”

“We feel a real need to serve once we’re out the door. We strive to really accommodate our clients — it’s the way we live our lives, and it comes across in our work.”

– Scott Edgett, President

FOUNDER

Scott Edgett

President and Project Coordinator

“Building has been my passion since I was a little boy,” says Scott. “I remember when I was in high school and the guidance counselor told my parents, “This kid is a genuine carpenter — this is what he has to do.” And it worked out pretty well.

Prior to partnering with Kyle Schadt and reinvigorating North Fork Woodworks, Scott ran his own successful contracting firm, following years of apprenticeship with other East End builders. These days Scott works mostly behind the scenes applying both his passion and experience to managing the business side of North Fork, and coordinating the company’s many projects. Still, you’ll see him on-site nearly every day. Why? Because he loves it.

“These days, everything seems so money-oriented,” says Scott. “But I think any successful businessman started out with a passion for the work — that’s so important.”

“We feel a real need to serve once we’re out the door. We strive to really accommodate our clients — it’s the way we live our lives, and it comes across in our work.”

– Scott Edgett, President

Kyle Schadt

Vice President & Senior Project Manager

“I just want to build The North Fork house, you know? Really capture what a Real North Fork Home is,” says Kyle Schadt, co-owner of North Fork Woodworks. “Really high-quality, smaller homes with a lot of Craftsman and New England influences — the kind of places that wear in, not out — and get better over time.”

As a Fourth-Generation carpenter whose father founded the company, Kyle took nothing for granted and apprenticed for years with notable construction firms on both the North and South Forks before finally opening his own contracting firm. “I learned that you’ve always got to take care of the customer. One of my first big jobs came from a client who was taking a chance on me, a younger guy, so I put everything I had into it, and it came out great. We got a bunch of great jobs as a result, and we were off and running.”

As his business grew, Kyle realized he needed more seasoned help, and partnered with Scott Edgett to form North Fork. “It worked out great — we really complement one another, and both really care about the work.”

“It’s a great feeling to deliver a house. We didn’t just slap it together; every little corner’s been gone over. We take it seriously — it’s where people live, it means a lot to them, and we’re proud of what we do.”

– Kyle Schadt, Vice President

Founder
FOUNDER

Kyle Schadt

Vice President & Senior Project Manager

“I just want to build The North Fork house, you know? Really capture what a Real North Fork Home is,” says Kyle Schadt, co-owner of North Fork Woodworks. “Really high-quality, smaller homes with a lot of Craftsman and New England influences — the kind of places that wear in, not out — and get better over time.”

As a Fourth-Generation carpenter whose father founded the company, Kyle took nothing for granted and apprenticed for years with notable construction firms on both the North and South Forks before finally opening his own contracting firm. “I learned that you’ve always got to take care of the customer. One of my first big jobs came from a client who was taking a chance on me, a younger guy, so I put everything I had into it, and it came out great. We got a bunch of great jobs as a result, and we were off and running.”

As his business grew, Kyle realized he needed more seasoned help, and partnered with Scott Edgett to form North Fork. “It worked out great — we really complement one another, and both really care about the work.”

“It’s a great feeling to deliver a house. We didn’t just slap it together; every little corner’s been gone over. We take it seriously — it’s where people live, it means a lot to them, and we’re proud of what we do.”

– Kyle Schadt, Vice President

ADMINISTRATION

Rachel Terry

Office Manager

“I’ve got to say that I really love that every day is different here,” says Rachel Terry, Office Manager for North Fork Woodworks. “No two projects are ever the same, and I love that I get to work with clients throughout the entire process. When we deliver the final, completed home, I think I’m almost as excited as they are!”

With a background in both real estate and bookkeeping, Rachel coordinates all communications for this growing company, and serves as the primary point of contact for clients, both initially and during all construction phases. In addition, she assists in the proposal process and is tasked with keeping Kyle and Scott on schedule and up to date on a daily basis.

When asked what’s the best thing about working with North Fork Woodworks, she says, “What’s great about these guys is that they really are as nice as they seem when you first meet them. They really appreciate what everyone on the staff does, day in and day out, and they always say thank you — and mean it.”

Rachel was born and raised in Southold and, true to her North Fork upbringing, enjoys fishing, clamming, and, as she puts it, “Anything outside – I can’t sit still for long!” In addition, she loves to travel and lives with her family, including a 3-legged cat named Fluffy, in Southold. She can be reached at Rachel@NFWoodworks.com.

“I love that I get to work with clients throughout the entire process. When we deliver the final, completed home, I think I’m almost as excited as they are!”

– Rachel Terry, Office Manager

ADMINISTRATION

Rachel Terry

Office Manager

“I’ve got to say that I really love that every day is different here,” says Rachel Terry, Office Manager for North Fork Woodworks. “No two projects are ever the same, and I love that I get to work with clients throughout the entire process. When we deliver the final, completed home, I think I’m almost as excited as they are!”

With a background in both real estate and bookkeeping, Rachel coordinates all communications for this growing company, and serves as the primary point of contact for clients, both initially and during all construction phases. In addition, she assists in the proposal process and is tasked with keeping Kyle and Scott on schedule and up to date on a daily basis.

When asked what’s the best thing about working with North Fork Woodworks, she says, “What’s great about these guys is that they really are as nice as they seem when you first meet them. They really appreciate what everyone on the staff does, day in and day out, and they always say thank you — and mean it.”

Rachel was born and raised in Southold and, true to her North Fork upbringing, enjoys fishing, clamming, and, as she puts it, “Anything outside – I can’t sit still for long!” In addition, she loves to travel and lives with her family, including a 3-legged cat named Fluffy, in Southold. She can be reached at Rachel@NFWoodworks.com.

“I love that I get to work with clients throughout the entire process. When we deliver the final, completed home, I think I’m almost as excited as they are!”

– Rachel Terry, Office Manager

Brian Anderson

Senior Project Manager

“What do I do? Well, to be honest, my job is to keep everything moving forward as efficiently as possible.” says Brian Anderson, “It’s one thing to manage one homebuilding project, but to oversee five or six projects at once can be pretty challenging.”

A North fork Native now in his fourth year with the company, Brian leverages nearly two decades of experience encompassing all aspects of fine homebuilding in his role at Senior Project Manager for NFWW.

“My background gives me a lot of real insight into what really happens on each job. Even though I’m now in more of a management position, I’m still very hands-on in my approach.” he says “And I think it helps me better understand budgeting and workflow issues because I’ve been there myself. It’s more than just oversight; I don’t think you could just plug a manager into this position, you really need to understand what happens on the ground in order to keep projects moving forward on a realistic timeline.”

Brian works closely with Office Manager Rachel Terry in order to synchronize Office and Field efforts, and also oversees On-Site Project Managers Shane Burgher and Keith Watkins, each of whom run their own site crews. “There are a lot of moving parts, especially at this level” he says, “I make sure we have a good system in place, and that we communicate at all times. You need that kind of discipline to get the job done.”

In his off-time, Brian enjoys fishing, golf and all kinds of sports. He and his family make their home in Calverton.

“The standards and expectations are very high here, both internally and from our clients. We’re fortunate to have a very good team here, we take our work very seriously make sure everything is done perfectly. Personally, I don’t think there’s another way to do it.”

– Brian Anderson, Senior Project Manager

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Brian Anderson

On-Site Project Manager

“What do I do? Well, to be honest, my job is to keep everything moving forward as efficiently as possible.” says Brian Anderson, “It’s one thing to manage one homebuilding project, but to oversee five or six projects at once can be pretty challenging.”

A North fork Native now in his fourth year with the company, Brian leverages nearly two decades of experience encompassing all aspects of fine homebuilding in his role at Senior Project Manager for NFWW.

“My background gives me a lot of real insight into what really happens on each job. Even though I’m now in more of a management position, I’m still very hands-on in my approach.” he says “And I think it helps me better understand budgeting and workflow issues because I’ve been there myself. It’s more than just oversight; I don’t think you could just plug a manager into this position, you really need to understand what happens on the ground in order to keep projects moving forward on a realistic timeline.”

Brian works closely with Office Manager Rachel Terry in order to synchronize Office and Field efforts, and also oversees On-Site Project Managers Shane Burgher and Keith Watkins, each of whom run their own site crews. “There are a lot of moving parts, especially at this level” he says, “I make sure we have a good system in place, and that we communicate at all times. You need that kind of discipline to get the job done.”

In his off-time, Brian enjoys fishing, golf and all kinds of sports. He and his family make their home in Calverton.

“The standards and expectations are very high here, both internally and from our clients. We’re fortunate to have a very good team here, we take our work very seriously make sure everything is done perfectly. Personally, I don’t think there’s another way to do it.”

– Brian Anderson, Foreman

ADMINISTRATION

Laura Mott

Office Administrator/Assistant Estimator

“I’m often the first voice a prospective client might hear,” says Laura Mott, “So I always try and keep things upbeat, no matter how hectic it might be at that very moment. There’s always a lot going on here, but I just keep moving and go with the flow, rather than swim against it. That way things get done, and both our clients and our team enjoy the process more.”

With an extensive background in both Medical Billing and Elementary Education, Laura plays a central role in NFWW’s day to day work. In addition to being a point of contact for clients, as well as coordinating with both field and office staff, Laura is also integral to the bid process.

When asked what the toughest part of her job was, Laura says “I think the biggest challenge, for me, is in the bidding process. We produce very thorough, detailed bids for each of our projects – we really go above and beyond here, because we believe in complete transparency. The client should know exactly what they’re getting, right down to the door hinges. Not all builders go into that level of detail, so the tricky part is to remain competitive during the process while still retaining our very high standards for materials and workmanship.”

Laura, her husband and children along with Jerry, (a Golden Retriever), and Lucy and Ethel (two cats) make their home in Cutchogue and enjoy fishing, boating and all that the North Fork has to offer.

“I like that our company is a nice size – not too big or too small – which means I can really get to know our clients. It makes me feel like I’m a part of their process, and I’m almost as excited as they are when they see their new home.”

– Laura Mott, Office Administrator/Assistant Estimator

ADMINISTRATION

Laura Mott

Office Administrator/Assistant Estimator

“I’m often the first voice a prospective client might hear,” says Laura Mott, “So I always try and keep things upbeat, no matter how hectic it might be at that very moment. There’s always a lot going on here, but I just keep moving and go with the flow, rather than swim against it. That way things get done, and both our clients and our team enjoy the process more.”

With an extensive background in both Medical Billing and Elementary Education, Laura plays a central role in NFWW’s day to day work. In addition to being a point of contact for clients, as well as coordinating with both field and office staff, Laura is also integral to the bid process.

When asked what the toughest part of her job was, Laura says “I think the biggest challenge, for me, is in the bidding process. We produce very thorough, detailed bids for each of our projects – we really go above and beyond here, because we believe in complete transparency. The client should know exactly what they’re getting, right down to the door hinges. Not all builders go into that level of detail, so the tricky part is to remain competitive during the process while still retaining our very high standards for materials and workmanship.”

Laura, her husband and children along with Jerry, (a Golden Retriever), and Lucy and Ethel (two cats) make their home in Cutchogue and enjoy fishing, boating and all that the North Fork has to offer.

“I like that our company is a nice size – not too big or too small – which means I can really get to know our clients. It makes me feel like I’m a part of their process, and I’m almost as excited as they are when they see their new home.”

– Laura Mott, Office Administrator/Assistant Estimator

Shane Burgher

On-Site Project Manager

“It takes a lot to build a house,” says Shane. “But the best part — for me, anyway — is that I get to meet with homeowners when they’re not at their jobs, but instead a little more relaxed, and excited about seeing the progress we’re making on their home. It’s nice to see that side of people, and to be a part of that.”

Shane has been working in the construction industry for over a decade, prior to which he went to school for architecture. Now in his third year with North Fork, he’s come to appreciate how the company works. “They invest in good people,” says Shane. “They oversee, but they don’t micromanage — they expect a lot, but they let you run with it.”

“If you have drive and work hard, it’s a great company to work for. To be honest, these are the most generous and honest people I’ve ever met.”

“It takes a lot to build a house. I feel personally responsible for every single detail of every project, and we always make sure it’s right, no matter what.”

– Shane Burgher, Foreman

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FOREMAN

Shane Burgher

On-Site Project Manager

“It takes a lot to build a house,” says Shane. “But the best part — for me, anyway — is that I get to meet with homeowners when they’re not at their jobs, but instead a little more relaxed, and excited about seeing the progress we’re making on their home. It’s nice to see that side of people, and to be a part of that.”

Shane has been working in the construction industry for over a decade, prior to which he went to school for architecture. Now in his third year with North Fork, he’s come to appreciate how the company works. “They invest in good people,” says Shane. “They oversee, but they don’t micromanage — they expect a lot, but they let you run with it.”

“If you have drive and work hard, it’s a great company to work for. To be honest, these are the most generous and honest people I’ve ever met.”

“It takes a lot to build a house. I feel personally responsible for every single detail of every project, and we always make sure it’s right, no matter what.”

– Shane Burgher, Foreman

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Keith Watkins

On-Site Project Manager

“I love solving problems,” says Keith Watkins, “Seriously, if I had to pick out the thing I like most about building is that you constantly get to figure out how to solve new problems, pretty much every day. I really like having that kind of challenge, because it keeps me interested.”

Keith grew up in Wyoming where, he says, he always enjoyed working with his hands. Eventually that led to carpentry, then homebuilding and, finally, to his role as Project Manager for NFWW. “My mind works in a very specific way, sort of an engineer’s mentality I’d guess,” he says “I’m very detail oriented, and I like seeing how things go together. I think that helps me as a Project Manager, because there really is a lot of detail involved in overseeing something as complex as building a home and managing a crew and sub-contractors. You need to be able to see how everything fits, and be able to adapt when things change, which they always do.”

Keith, his wife and two children live in Southold. As a long-time fly fisherman, his hobbies include surf casting, and enjoying all kinds of outdoor activities here on the North Fork

“Every house and every project is different. Each one comes with its own unique challenges. For me, that’s terrific, because it keeps it interesting and when we have a really challenging project, that final realization, and delivering the finished project to a client is just the best feeling.”

– Keith Watkins, On-Site Project Manager

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Keith Watkins

On-Site Project Manager

“I love solving problems,” says Keith Watkins, “Seriously, if I had to pick out the thing I like most about building is that you constantly get to figure out how to solve new problems, pretty much every day. I really like having that kind of challenge, because it keeps me interested.”

Keith grew up in Wyoming where, he says, he always enjoyed working with his hands. Eventually that led to carpentry, then homebuilding and, finally, to his role as Project Manager for NFWW. “My mind works in a very specific way, sort of an engineer’s mentality I’d guess,” he says “I’m very detail oriented, and I like seeing how things go together. I think that helps me as a Project Manager, because there really is a lot of detail involved in overseeing something as complex as building a home and managing a crew and sub-contractors. You need to be able to see how everything fits, and be able to adapt when things change, which they always do.”

Keith, his wife and two children live in Southold. As a long-time fly fisherman, his hobbies include surf casting, and enjoying all kinds of outdoor activities here on the North Fork.

“Every house and every project is different. Each one comes with its own unique challenges. For me, that’s terrific, because it keeps it interesting and when we have a really challenging project, that final realization, and delivering the finished project to a client is just the best feeling.”

– Keith Watkins, On-Site Project Manager

“We love the suite, we love the design and layout,

we love the workmanship, and most importantly, we appreciate the solid integrity of the building which we have been putting to the test with some very active living!”

– Renee P. and Steve F., Clients

We Build Great Homes for Great Clients

The North Fork Approach

The North Fork Tradition of using time-honored techniques and superior craftsmanship to produce the finest carpentry serves as the foundation for everything we do. We apply this approach to the latest materials and methods to create truly unique and personal homes that stand the test of time.

Case Studies

Although every project is unique, there is a common thread to our work: We always value quality over size and no detail is ever overlooked. Most importantly we recognize that our relationships with our clients are integral to our success, and always make sure to put them at ease throughout the entire process.

Gallery

At North Fork, we’ve had the honor of working on many, many projects over the years. Although all have been diverse and challenging in their own unique ways, one common theme runs through all: For us, and each and every client, the vision, process and finished result is deeply personal. View selected photos of many of those experiences here.

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North Fork Woodworks

810 Traveler Street
Southold, NY 11971