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 a member of the Rotary Club of Towsontowne and co-chair of the Trustees at Brown Memorial Park Avenue 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 three 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.
He is particularly good at educating clients on how their home and systems operate and has earned the nickname, “The Professor”.
Chris is an avid woodturner and can usually be found in his shop turning tree trunks into beautiful works of art.
Chris Horton - Lead 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.
Randy Unglesbee - Lead Carpenter
Born and raised in Maryland, Randy has a lifetime of experience in residential remodeling. He started in the construction field in 1979, takes a tremendous amount of pride in his work and treats each client’s house like his own. Randy’s specialties are all interior work and finish carpentry. On weekends, you can probably find Randy watching football games or attending auto racing events.
James Landon - 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.
Mike Pappas - Carpenter
Mike was born in Baltimore and raised on a Maryland farm. From an early age, he was interested in construction and building. As he began framing new houses in 1985, he also picked up other trades along the way – carpentry, cabinetry installation, plumbing, electrical, roofing, siding, tile and masonry. He spent over a decade in Coastal Northern California designing and building upscale restaurants, including his own grille/cafe in Santa Cruz, California. Mike’s experiences also expand into commercial construction and landscaping, even golf course setup and maintenance, specializing in arboriculture and irrigation. He is loyal to the client, meticulous with details and passionate about the “start to finish” on all projects. In his spare time, Mike enjoys volunteering in the community along with golf and hiking.
Bart Richards - Carpenter
Bart is a New England trained trim carpenter with a knack for detail. He spent over a decade working as a finish carpenter on Cape Cod and throughout the coast before moving to the Northern Plains where he worked on commercial projects in North Dakota. Bart’s career in carpentry also includes designing and fabricating theatrical sets, specialized sign making, and designing and building retro Pac Man cabinets with his son. Bart and his family live in Baltimore city.
Nick Vito - Carpenter
Nick began his construction career working on waterfront homes in the Annapolis area with a specialty in boathouse, pier, and bulkhead building. There he developed his skills in carpentry and framing. He has since worked for various local remodeling companies and developed a knack for punch out work–taking care of all the fine details at the end of the project. Nick is a true waterman and can usually be found bass fishing in the reservoirs around Baltimore. He loves spending time with his 3 boys and family.