A Love of place, and of craft
Dovetail Custom Design is a family business.
Mitch Ward and his wife Gail Saunders share a charmed life on the Redwood Coast. The two make their home in scenic Trinidad, California, tucked between the redwood forest and the wild Pacific Ocean. Gail is a real estate maven and the business's "receptionist," while Mitch does what he does best--translate his passion for architecture and carpentry into unique, beautiful works of art.
Mitch Ward has always been drawn to to the world's wild places. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, he moved from spending his time waterskiing, ocean fishing and playing ice hockey to hiking, rock climbing and canoeing once he moved to California. A chance opportunity led to an internship as a carpenter's apprentice at age 26. Since that time Mitch built on his experience, learning the construction trade literally "from the ground up." Mitch has had his contractor's license since 1993.