“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn
Here at Hudson Valley Preservation we are passionate about our craft, building strong communities, and leaving the world a better place. This goal inspired us to support our community in a variety of ways including the founding of Touch a Trade, an organization whose purpose is to help build the next generation of craftspeople.
“Save a house, build a craftsperson” – Mason the Elder
As tradespeople are retiring and fewer youth are entering the trades, contractors and homeowners are facing a shortage of skills and experience. Now is the time for communities to mobilize to ensure the transfer of knowledge to the next generation. Touch a Trade is an initiative designed to address this problem by sparking the individual’s interest in working with their hands.