Meet Our Regional Project Managers

At Woodhouse we help you through every decision in the timber frame process. From finding you a qualified builder to visiting your build site, our professional network of Regional Project Managers, designers, architects and craftsmen are looking forward to working with you. Get in touch via: or please call: 800-227-4311.


Southeastern Regional Project Manager

Don Downs - Southeastern Regional Project ManagerDon Downs

Don has a lifelong passion for everything about houses, with a special interest in both traditional and contemporary design. His introduction to the craft of timber framing, back in 1997,  involved hand-cutting timbers and doing frame and structural insulated panel installations at jobsites. This was a natural outgrowth of his earlier experience as a historic restoration carpenter, remodeler, and woodworker. He particularly loved the challenge of applying trigonometry to the layout of intricate timber joints, but was soon drawn to the project management side of the business.  Although he still enjoys the occasional opportunity to use his framing mallet and chisels, he loves being involved with projects from start to finish. Don has a dedication to exceptional customer service, and strives to help each client realize their vision for their project.

Don manages Woodhouse® projects in NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, TN, AR, & LA, both directly and through our Independent Builder Dealer network.


Western Team Leader

Mid West Regional Project Managers Stewart Elliott & Lon CookeStewart Elliott

After studies in Architecture, Art, and Sociology (Boston University), Stewart Elliott returned to his family roots and entered his father’s architectural profession. After a year in the restoration of 18th century timber frame buildings in ME and NH, his construction company began building new residential and commercial structures using this Centuries old Timber Frame system.

Years later, Stewart became a leader in hands on, on-site, workshops throughout the county. In 1978, Stewart’s career continued its evolution when he began project management for new timber and panel homes throughout the country. Stewart later became sales manager for one of the largest timber frame manufacturers in the US.

Stewart authored 3 books on timber framing; The Timber Framing Book (1977), The Timber Frame Plan Book (1978), and The Timber Frame Raising Book (1979).

He has continuously written articles (Fine Homebuilding, Mother Earth News, Whole Earth, and Solar Age), made presentations at conferences, Log and Timber shows, EcoBuild USA, Traditional Building Conference, Timber Frame Business Council, and taught workshops at  the University and Community college level.

He continues to believe that timber frame businesses, including building components businesses (SIPs and ICFs) have the opportunity to lead the construction industry toward sustainability and energy conservation by building elegant and energy efficient homes and commercial structures.

In June of 2014, he was a founding member of Timberframe Midwest, LLC and assumed responsibility (along with Lon Cooke) for Woodhouse’s Midwest Region as Regional Project Manager.


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