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.
Daniel Marshall – Project Estimator/Sales
Daniel, one of the original founders of Cold Hollow Contracting in 2003, grew up working summers for a Vermont slate roofing company. Eventually he applied these skills to major projects all over New England, New Jersey and New York, as well as to his own unique properties, transforming two homes into beautiful functional structures.
After 5 years as a partner with Cold Hollow, Daniel accepted a position with Beacon Sales, the nation’s second largest sheet metal and roofing products distributor. Daniel’s years in sales expanded his product and market knowledge. Dealing regularly with all industry personnel, Daniel built many relationships with manufacturers and fellow tradesman, builders and architects.
Daniel excelled at his job expanding sales aggressively using his first hand field experience and diligent customer service, but eventually developed a longing for the satisfaction of the finished product and working with a more organic local company. So in 2013 he reunited with Cold Hollow as project manager and estimator. He brings extensive market experience and technical knowledge. When Daniel’s off the clock he’s spending time with his wife and three daughters or pursing his winter passion of snowboarding in the hardwoods of northern Vermont.
Colin Pratt – Expert Copper & Slate Craftsman
A seventh generation Vermonter, Colin was raised into a trade family with a lifetime of experience in slate roofing, tile and stone work.
At age 16 Colin started traveling extensively both overseas and domestically, eventually settling in California for several years, where his interest in sustainable agriculture and development became a primary focus. In 2011 Colin moved back to Vermont and was asked to join Cold Hollow by longtime friend Chad Corbett, Vice President of CHC. As does all of the Cold Hollow family he has many hobbies, but is most passionate about wire art, gem dealing and jewelry making. While continuing to pursue his interests in sustainable living systems & agriculture he is a key member of our crew who brings heritage tradesman skills and creative thinking to all aspects of our business.
Patrick Tracy – Expert Metal & Wood Craftsman
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.