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Brooks Gentleman
Brooks Gentleman has been in the wood window and architectural millwork business for the past 25 years and is currently the owner of Re-View, a manufacturer of custom wood window replicas for historic landmarks across the country based in Kansas City, MO.

Make a Success of Your Failures

Maybe it is a deep-seated need to impress that was a result of trying to gain my parents’ attention in a family of five kids. So when someone asks how about the state of my business, I can recite all of the great things that are going on at Re-View with an upbeat flair. I was thinking about this last week as I was on a project site correcting a window product failure.

This Woodworking Convention Was Like Woodstock

Although the Window Preservation Standards Collaborative (WPSC) Summit pales by comparison to the thousands that attend an American Institute of Architects convention, this assembly was more like Woodstock than a national convention, and like Woodstock there were some of the best practitioners of the trade represented.

Is LEED Dying?

What was once a popular program to invest in when constructing a building, has taken a back seat in recent years. More and more contractors are over looking LEED's significance and see it as an administrative burden instead of a valued resource.