About Black Oak Builders

“Leathem Mehaffey began Black Oak Builders in 2002 upon moving back home to the East Coast after several years working in residential construction in Utah, Oregon and Northern California. Each experience offered new perspectives on how to build with skill, passion and integrity.

A student of the natural world as well as the built one, Leathem holds a degree in Natural Resource Conservation and lived briefly in East Africa working in wildlife management before returning to construction, which he’s had a hand in since his teens. When not on the job, he can be found with his family on their small farm, working in the wood shop or going too fast down a mountain on his bike”