Who is Austin Hepburn?
I was born in Lankenau Hospital, grew up in North Ardmore and graduated from the Young School for Wee People, with a degree in Zoology.
I attended Penn Valley Elementary School, Saint Aloysius Academy and graduated from The Haverford School. I was a Gamecock in College and a Tarheel in Business School. Five years in finance taught me a lot: that I wanted to start a business, work with my hands to create beauty and value while serving the community.
I love the outdoors, am fascinated with wood and things that can be made with it and think windows and doors are a worthy challenge. New materials like fiberglass, vinyl and PVC are useful substitutes for wood. The challenge is to employ taste and creativity to insure the finished product appeals to the eye. Aluminum cladding can protect wood, proper flashing is essential and “drain to daylight” is a concept I think about with every project. Colors, patterns and context will determine the attractiveness of a finished product. A happy customer is my number one goal.