Testimonials

“Our experience with Will and Goosewing Timberworks was exceptional. From the earliest exploratory and design meetings to the completion of our home he was patient, helpful, friendly, and above all, professional. Will’s age belies his vast experience with wood and timber framing. Starting with an incompletely realized notion of what we were after we ended up with something far exceeding our expectations. There was no detail too fine for his attention and it shows in the final product. We would recommend Will without reservation to anyone considering a timber frame project. We also would welcome any visitors who would like to see our home as a showcase for the art of timber framing as executed by Will Gusakov.”

– David and Nancy Plotsky, Bethel, VT

“Will Gusakov, of Goosewing Timberworks, is an exceptional craftsman.  I love using timber frames for the structure of our homes and barns, and Will has built a number of them for us.  Will’s costs are competitive, his attention to detail and ability to design and fabricate complex frames is second to none, and his work is outstanding.  On top of that, he’s a lovely person, and a dream to work with.  I could not recommend him more highly.”

– Adam Ginsburg, AIA — A. Ginsburg Architects, Bristol, VT

“Will Gusakov and the lads at Goosewing Timberworks were a pleasure to work with and built an amazing structure that will be on the land for generations. Will helped us design the project, and worked with our mason and contractor to co-ordinate the final product. The workmanship was so impressive that when the frame was put together at our place there wasn’t even a saw brought out. And then there was the fence!!! We are so happy to have found Goosewing and are always thinking of our next project to execute with them.”

– Mikel Folcarelli and John Gwynne — Sakonnet Garden, Little Compton, RI  

“We've worked with Goosewing on several projects that have varied in size and style.  Will is great to work with from the design stage all the way through installation.  He is open to our teams input on details and execution but has the experience and confidence to make valuable recommendations to improve our product.  The timber framing that Goosewing has done for us has added style and value to projects, and we'll be sure to work with Will again moving forward.”

- Kevin McClain, Smith and McClain Inc., Bristol VT

Will Gusakov and his crew at Goosewing Timberworks are top notch. Will was very easy to communicate with throughout what for me was a challenging first build. Without getting in to the details, suffice it to say that I had issues with my architect/builder and found myself in a full GC situation early in the process - with no real experience. Will was clear and concise about the options I had, he patiently answered myriad questions along the way, he was very collaborative when it came to working with the other trades and he delivered exactly what he said he would, on time, with no surprise costs.  Will is very professional and amiable. I am confident if I ever have questions or concerns, he will address them immediately. I am very happy with my investment and I'm looking forward to working with Goosewing Timberworks again on my next project. 

- William Brokhof

The Shinto Folly is just terrific! I could not be more pleased! It really gives the space a focus and a unique feel — just what I was looking for… It’s beautifully realized and serves the necessary practical purposes for which it was conceived… Thanks for all your good work in bringing it to fruition… 

- John Moyers, Bristol VT

Yes, yes, yes, we cannot say enough good about our experience with Will. In 2014 after we worked with Ironwood Design on the layout and elevation plans for our new barn, Will created detailed drawings and GooseWing Timberworks went to work on the frame. Our dreams for the process and the structure were far exceeded. Will and his amiable team agreed to harvest Spruce and Cherry from our land and mill it on site.  They used it for joists, posts, and rafters.  The posts and beams were all carefully hewn on site to the delight of our grandchildren. Despite the challenges of green wood, their enthusiastic efforts resulted in a beautiful building with remarkably fine joinery.  It was completed on schedule and on budget. Five years later we fondly remember the day it was raised.  We still take joy every time we look toward it, go in and inhale the still-fresh piney smell, and when we listen to smiling musicians perform inside the finely resonant soundbox that this awesome structure has proven to be.

-Fred and Judi Danforth, Lincoln VT  

We hired Will and GoosewingTimberworks to design and build a second story sleeping porch on our home.  I sent photos and measurements; Will responded promptly with a sketch that covered all the details.  I had some specific requirements which he incorporated perfectly.  When construction time arrived I marveled at the speed and smoothness of the process and how perfectly everything fit together.  Will is very polite and  available for questions; his workmanship is superb.  Waking up on a summer morning and looking up at the beams is a blessing.  I highly recommend him and his work.

- Michael Mode, New Haven VT

“The quality of craftsmanship is mind blowing. The frame dimensions were exact and the process was planned and precise. Will is so nice and easy to work with. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. “

- Lonny Edwards, Lincoln VT  

“Will Gusakov’s post-and-beam frame for our house is a beautiful example of superb craftsmanship and attention to detail.  The beams, created in Vermont, were erected on site in Rhode Island in a few days with a few workers, where they fitted together like a giant puzzle.  We are privileged to live inside an amazing, imposing and at the same time subtle and old fashioned work of art.  Thank-you Will!”   

- Mika Seeger and Joe Bossom, Little Compton RI