George Brown - President
George grew up in the Baltimore area and graduated from Gilman School. He holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. in Instructional Systems Development from UMBC. He is a certified Building Analyst and Envelope Professional through the Building Performance Institute. As an Aging-in-Place Specialist he is certified to redesign spaces for clients with mobility and accessibility needs.
George developed his knowledge of older homes and construction solutions from practical, hands-on experience as a carpenter and research into current building science. At an early age he was introduced to renovation and construction by working as a carpenter’s helper during the summer for his family’s business. His woodworking experience and attention to detail came from his time working for a historic pipe organ builder in the Pacific Northwest. He has also trained as a carpenter with various contractors in the Baltimore area.
He is president of the Towsontowne Rotary Club and sings in the choir at Brown Memorial Park Ave. Church. He enjoys cooking and hiking with his wife, daughter, and son.
Derrick Wettstein - Project Manager
Derrick relocated to Baltimore upon his graduation from Philadelphia University with a degree in Industrial Design. He took a job with architecture firm RTKL as an Environmental Graphic Designer. He also started out on his own completing numerous home renovations in the Baltimore area. Derrick began as a carpenter at Greenleaf. As the company grew, he became the lead carpenter and now holds the project management position. As project manager, Derrick focuses on quality control, attention to detail, building methods and great customer service. With his design background he is able to offer architect-quality building designs for our customers.
Outside of work Derrick enjoys remodeling his own home, mountain biking, frequenting local farmers’ markets and spending time with his wife and two children.
Chris Daniels - Lead Carpenter
Chris began his training in carpentry by working as a carpenter’s helper trimming out houses and building decks throughout college at Indiana University. Prior to working at Greenleaf Construction, he worked for a green construction company where he oversaw projects, including one which ultimately earned a LEED Silver certification. He enjoys the challenges of building and the unique attributes of each home and project. Chris thrives on making a product that both looks great and stands the test of time.
Chris is an avid SCUBA diver and is engaged in volunteer activities in the community.
Casey Murray - Lead Carpenter
Casey Murray has 14 years of experience in construction and woodworking. He began perfecting his craft in Connecticut working on high-end architectural homes under the training of old school New England craftsmen. Prior to joining Greenleaf, Casey refined his skills by working for a number of years in various Baltimore area remodeling companies. His broad experience and knowledge will provide each project with the attention and quality it deserves. He strives to always add his personal touch in the age-old tradition of carpentry, regardless of project size.
Casey graduated from Goucher College with a B.A. in English and Communications. He’s an amateur chef/foodie and a die-hard Washington Capitals fan.
Rob Lewis - Lead Carpenter
Rob grew up in Ocean City, MD where he was influenced at a young age by his grandfather, who was a carpenter. While his early career was in the restaurant industry, Rob transitioned back into carpentry where he worked as a carpenter’s helper and eventually to a lead carpenter position. Rob gained his experience as a carpenter working in older homes in the Roland Park, Homeland, and Guilford areas of Baltimore. When he’s not working, Rob can be found rock climbing and surfing.
Shane Layng - Lead Carpenter
Shane brings more than 20 years of building experience to Greenleaf. He enjoys all aspects of building, but considers himself primarily a framing carpenter. His carpentry background includes detailed restoration of Victorian homes, Alpine log cabin building, and custom new home construction. Shane was born in Oakland, CA and enjoys swimming, fishing, and spending time with his wife and son.
James Landon - Assistant Carpenter
James is our jack-of-all-trades assistant carpenter. He has done just about everything in the construction field and also has training in electrical wiring and plastering. Born and raised in West Baltimore, James enjoys watching movies with his daughter, drawing and painting.
Chris Horton - Carpenter
Chris has always enjoyed remodeling and restoring old homes. He brings to the Greenleaf team over 20 years of experience in trim carpentry, framing, and remodeling. Chris has spent much of his career working on high-end residences in the DC area, and now he is excited to share this experience with our clients in the Baltimore area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and friends, cooking, and restoring his family’s 1900 Virginia farmhouse. You may also hear him reminiscing about his time as a camp foreman and bear guard in the Alaskan wilderness.