EC Trethewey Mission Statement

At EC Trethewey III Building Contractors, Inc. , we believe we must earn each customer's trust every day, by going above and beyond their expectations, delivering superior workmanship and personal service. Clear communication, honesty and integrity are vital parts of our company's success and why we are well positioned to help you create the home of your dreams.

EC Trethewey Business History

EC Trethewey III Building Contractors, Inc. was established in 2004 by Edmund (Ted) C. Trethewey III. Ted's extensive history in the field, which specializes in historic restoration, dates back to 1986.

Over the years, he has learned to appreciate the historic qualities of the past and help bring them to his clients today. He prides himself in representing authentic craftsmanship, details of the past, recycling old materials and recreating history. Ted is known for his genuine interest in each project, working closely with the clients and architects and in his desire to make anything possible. He is married to Ann and has 3 kids: Devyn, Tristen and Carley. He enjoys the outdoors and being with his family anywhere near the water.

EC Trethewey III Building Cont, Inc.'s team has formed with individuals of the same enthusiasm for the historic craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Dave Lignore, Principal. Dave brings over 20 years experience in the trade. As a graduate of Williamson Trade School, he previously ran his own construction company before joining our team. He is married to Colleen and has 3 kids: David, Nick & Katie. He enjoys hunting, fishing, baseball and being with his family.

Nick Carter, Superintendent. Nick went to Vo Tech for 4 years in high school for carpentry , then went to Penn College of Technology for 2 years for carpentry . He has spent the last 16 years working in the carpentry field and has been with ECT for almost 8 years. He enjoys the outdoors , snowboarding, and auto racing.

Joseph Zepka, Carpenter. Joseph has worked with our company since, age 18, part time while going to school. He earned an Associates Degree in construction management from Delaware County Community College. He started full time with ECT in May, 2015. He enjoys hobbies including hunting and fishing.

Wray Paynter, Carpenter. Wray enjoys working on finish work, especially crown moulding.
In the past, Wray led smaller crews through all phases of small to medium sized residential projects ranging from additions to bathrooms and kitchens.

Cameron Mejias, Carpenter. Cameron has always been interested in the trades. He started working after graduation from high school for a High-End Custom Builder before joining us after 2 years. He enjoys outdoor activities, motorcycles and cars.

Debbie Schneider, Office Manager, Debbie has over 10 years experience working for custom home builders. She has a degree in interior design from University of Delaware. She has 2 boys: Justin and Jake. Debbie loves spending time with her family and enjoys running, warm weather and the beach.

Ann M. Trethewey, Ann works behind the scenes, with her creative expertise as an advertising specialist from a previous sales career combined with business skills to add to the company. She is married to Ted and has 3 kids: Devyn, Tristen and Carley. She enjoys outdoors, horses, warm weather, being near water and with her family.

TESTIMONIALS:Excellent craftsmanship, a passion for their work, and dedication and commitment to their clients' projects sets E.C.Trethewey Building Contractors apart from their peers. We first met Ted and Dave in 2010 when we began work on the major restoration project of All Around Farm. They were conscientious about retaining as much of the original structure as possible and to re-use materials to help keep the authentic feel of the carriage barn throughout the entire project. It is tough to put into words how easy they are to work with - they keep you organized, on schedule, and communicate when they need you to make decisions so they can keep the project on track. They also are able to clearly understand your vision and are creative about how to accomplish your goals. They would bring ideas to us that made the project even better than we could have imagined. The outcome was a home and stable for our horses that we and the local community has treasured. Perhaps the best testimonial one could give is that we have hired them for our next huge project - the restoration and redesign of a larger farm. Knowing that we will be working together again makes what would normally be an overwhelming project an exciting project for us to create together. We are incredibly fortunate to have met these amazingly talented contractors/artisans. They truly turn your dreams into reality.


Johanna Walters and Brian Sweeney