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The Joy of Building
Since 1976

J.O.B. Construction Company

PO Box 500
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 399-3080

Mark Peritz, Owner

I studied architecture at City College in New York and apprenticed as a set designer and scenic artist in both NYC and Los Angeles, CA. I worked in commercial construction in mid-town Manhattan before settling in Woodstock in 1976. I now maintain a steady year-round crew of talented and creative carpenters and laborers. Our work is always of the highest standard, using only the best methods and materials available. We use sustainable building practices, non-toxic materials and reuse existing materials wherever available. Our mission is sustainability, energy conservation and integrity.

Some of my outstanding achievements are supervising the construction of the United Nations Synagogue in NYC, the Leonard Stern Dormitory building at NYU, the Staten Island Mall Convenience Center, the Hebrew Home & Hospital, several restaurants in Los Angeles including The Green Bean and Kabob Korner, construction of the DeCuir Theater in Santa Monica, CA, Scenic Carpenter at NBC Studios working on Saturday Night Live, Movieland Wax Museum, Metropolitan Opera Prop Shop, Hudson Scenic Studios (Phantom of the Opera), Radio Woodstock office and studios, as well as the historic restorations of the Dard Hunter Mill at the Gomez Mill House in Newburg, NY, and Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, NY. I was Chairman of the Town of Woodstock Planning Board and the town's Hudsonia Habitat Mapping Project. In addition, I have three US Patents in both the construction and music fields and dozens of custom home alterations and additions in NY, LA, and Woodstock.

When I'm not building, I draw, paint, sculpt, boat on the Hudson River, and walk my dog, Timber, a rambunctious Newfoundland. I snorkel in the ocean, play drums and work out, my favorite activities being boxing, boating, and World Beat music performances.

John Karch, Lead Carpenter

"When we look back on past civilizations, much of what we learn of them is based on their architecture. the art of building has been changing the face of the planet since the beginning of mankind. The fact that I am participating in such a vital part of our culture is reward enough; but there is also great satisfaction in knowing that my creations will provide a home for generations to come.  

Outside of work, I am an artist and an adventurer. I paint pictures, jump off cliffs, build rock sculptures in riverbeds, and hike through the wilderness. I also enjoy cooking lavish Italian feasts and reading about current trends in physics."

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John Thompson, Carpenter

"People have been building homes since man first came into existence. To be part of that tradition makes me feel like I'm helping people and that makes me want to do a good job. It's also a trade which can be perfected and mastered so what I learn now I can pass along to someone else someday."

Erik York, Business Manager

Erik grew up in Woodstock, NY and moved to Connecticut a few years after graduating from high school. There he managed a multi-million dollar specialty sporting goods store until returning to school to finish his business degree at the University of Connecticut. After graduating, he went to work for a Fortune 100 financial services company as a Project Manager & IT Business Analyst. Erik eventually received his MBA from UConn and returned to Woodstock where he now manages the company and even gets some hands-on time to help the crew out every now and then.

Eric Galuska, Crewman

Eric Galuska grew up in Glenford, NY and graduated from Onteora High School in 1999. He then attended Ulster County Community College where he studied Biology and Chemistry. Before joining the J.O.B. crew, Eric worked as a retail Store Manager. Eric helps the team with his quality craftsmanship and enthusiasm for the work. He's also quite handy with a backhoe.