Cold hollow contracting was formed in 2003. The company name was inspired by the beloved northern Vermont mountain range. After incorporating in 2013 and merging with Vermont Copper works, CHC developed further into a dynamic and creative specialty sheet metal and slate company.
Our company mission is to support creativity in our team and community, share ideas, celebrate all sides of ourselves and enjoy our work.
We thrive in a challenging environment so we often seek projects that push our skill development forward.
Tim Heaghney – Owner & CEO
Inspired by the opportunity to create a unique company mission, Tim co-founded Cold Hollow Contracting in 2003. Since then he has been committed to building a team where positivity and motivation set the pace, and attention to detail and the artist’s touch define the craftsmanship.
Tim values business relationships built through clear open communication and zeal for the finished product. With over 15 years in the field and 11 years as owner of Cold Hollow, Tim has completed many challenging and diverse projects in New York, New Jersey and New England, and enjoys the opportunity to work in a range of locations.
His enthusiasm for the mountains has taken him and adventurous wife Stephanie to many countries in Africa, Latin America and Europe in pursuit of the best climbing and alpine experiences to nurture a love for culture, art, language, cuisine, world music and the earth’s natural wonders. When Tim’s not working in the field or the office, he’s out at the cliff training for a new climbing project, attending one of Stephanie’s dance or vocal performances, or enjoying co-owner Brian Raymond’s animated DJ and live music improvisations. Tim and Stephanie live in Burlington, VT and enjoy interacting with their state’s urban and rural communities and exploring its mountains.
Chad Corbett – Owner & Vice President
Chad Corbett began working with stone and metals while growing up in Addison County, VT as early as age 15, quickly learning that with the right tool and the right approach he could manipulate fine metals into anything imaginable.
It was the beginning of what would become not just a career, but a hobby and a passion, providing the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects all over the Northeast. Chad’s top level skills and talent continue to develop every season, not just on the jobsite, but in the art studio. His positive attitude, creativity and motivation are valuable assets on any construction project. Once given a challenge, he feels the need to go above and beyond what’s required. Chad is known for stretching the boundaries of what’s possible, constantly improving efficiency and quality and having a good time doing it!
Chad Lives in Essex Junction, VT with his wife Erin and children Lily and Jack. When he’s not on the jobsite or in the shop, he’s found hiking Vermont’s mountains and swimming in its rivers with his family, or working on another art project!
Brian Raymond – Owner & Project Manager
Brian began expanding his construction experience in 2009, when high school friend Chad Corbett recruited him to work on large complex copper and cedar roofs in Saranac, NY. They would later form VT Copperworks, accomplishing many challenging roof and sheet metal projects, and developing a reputation for working late into the night perfecting copper details
Prior to his full time construction career, he spent time at Hampshire College, delving deep into the world of experimental electronic and improvised musical composition. It was there that he first experimented in metal work, designing, machining, and welding a custom bicycle frame and trailer. College soon led to a drive for world exploration, a catalyst of sorts, propelling Brian into a myriad of eclectic excursions. Among the most memorable; hiking the entirety of the Long Trail, motorcycling across the USA, and experiencing the people and places of Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Jamaica.
As part-owner of CHC, Brian hopes to continue to assist in the company’s push towards a realization of more challenging and creative projects. He finds inspiration in the works of Antonio Gaudi, Frank Gehry, and Paolo Soleri, the sculptures of Angel Botello, the poetry of Neruda, Rimbaud, and Whitman, and the music of John Cage, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.
On the weekends, Brian can be found hiking a mountain by day and DJing or playing live shows around Burlington by night.
Patrick Tracy – Executive Supervision
Vermont native Patrick Tracy is detail-oriented and optimistic. This contributes to Cold Hollow’s systems development, company personality and working atmosphere.
After receiving his Bachelors degree in political science from the University of Vermont, Pat went on to complete a Masters program in public administration from the Maxwell school at Syracuse University in 2009. Post academia, he began working for a home remodeling company. He joined Cold Hollow in 2011, building his skills and interest in the trades while working on historical restoration projects in Massachusetts and fine homes in Vermont.
On the weekends, Pat can be found rock climbing around New England, landscaping his impressive gardens, or setting creative climbing routes at the local gym.