Owner/Foreman Peter Ives came to SMC in 1977. At the time he was an accomplished mason, painter, drywaller, floor sander, tilesetter, and surfer. He had never done a lick of carpentry. In the five-decade career that followed, Pete became one of the original three employee owners when we restructured to a cooperative and the responsible foreman on some of our most emblematic projects. Owner/Founder John Abrams writes of Pete: “He has an unbelievable touch with people and wood. Knows how to make both fit together seamlessly.” Please join us in wishing Pete a happy retirement!