Tim Hebert knew he wanted to build things ever since he was a child hanging out in his father's cabinet shop. As he grew up, he worked in the family lumber business, and when the lumberyard was split by the construction of a new highway, Tim started his own building and remodeling business with $2,500 he got when he sold his 1943 Case loader. He's never looked back.
Today, Tim is the principal owner of Hebert Design/Build, which he founded in the 1990s. Culling from his more than 30 years of experience in the building and remodeling industry, Tim and his team design and build everything from kitchens and baths to custom homes. Tim says that one of his favorite moments is breaking ground on new projects, a wonderful feeling that never seems to grow old. "I love the actual start of construction. For some of our larger more complex projects, the design and planning stages can go on for a substantial amount of time. It’s exciting to finally break ground and begin a new project," he says.
What sets Tim and his design/build firm apart is the amount of time and detail that goes into every aspect of planning a project. Tim says, "Many new clients don’t realize the amount of pre-construction planning required to make a project a success. We help guide them through the process, including establishing a budget, creating a custom design that fits their lifestyle, all the way through to selecting fixtures, paint colors, and materials."
Along with his years of practical experience in the field, Tim has earned the Certified Graduate Remodeler certification, and, in 1993, he was among the first 50 builders in the country to earn the Graduate Master Builder designation. Tim is also a past director of the Rhode Island Builders Association Remodeler's Council and currently belongs to the National Association of Home Builders.
Tim has three grown children and makes his home in Wakefield, Rhode Island. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his kids, sailing, scuba diving, and skiing.