Meet Our Staff
Dett and Julie Otterbeck, Owners
Dett has been building and remodeling for over 35 years. Since 1988 he has operated his own business. He began working as a carpenter, working and managing in the field each day. Today he works in the office handling Sales, Marketing, Estimating, Scheduling, Production Management, Purchasing, Job Costing and Employee Management. Dett enjoys hunting, fishing & camping with the family.
Julie has been involved in the business since day one. She has an A.A.S. Degree in Accounting and has been working in this field for over 35 years. With OBI Julie handles Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll and Marketing. Julie enjoys camping, baseball and aerobics.
Dett and Julie currently reside in Nassau, and have two boys – Nick and Corey.
Otterbeck Builders, Inc. began in 1988, operating from a home office for about five years. Dett worked in the field during the day and would see customer's and prepare estimates in the evening. In 2003, OBI moved into new office space and showroom currently located at 4151 US 20, Castleton, New York. The business currently employs 11 people including: a full time sales person, Production Manager, and +/- 8 Lead Carpenters/Carpenters. Together we produce between 40 and 50 jobs per year.
Remodeling Magazine awarded the “Big 50” to Otterbeck Builders, Inc. in 2004, our industries leading publication. The award was received in the “Team Work” category and goes to 50 remodeling companies out of about 2000 each year. OBI has also been featured in Capital Region Building, a local building and remodeling trade magazine. The company continually strives to excel in all areas of the business including: Sales, Design, Marketing, Production, Employee Education and Customer Service.
Nick Otterbeck, Project Planner
Nick graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in the spring of 2010. He majored in construction technologies and business management. He has been working summers for the company for many years as well as by his Dad’s side since he was young. In the Fall of 2012 he joined our Sales Department; which includes Sales, Design, Estimating, Scheduling, Purchasing & Job Costing and looks forward to continuing on in the family business.
Nick enjoys baseball, as he has played with many local teams, and is also a huge Boston Red Sox fan. His other hobbies include riding his ATV, hunting, and fishing.
Joe Garceau, Production Manager
With more than 25 years of experience from Illinois to Michigan to New York. Joe has done work from high rise to renovated basements -- although he does prefer to stay on the ground. Joe prides himself in his finish work, with a special love for making things beautiful, with his expertise in trim. Joe's hard working and dedication over the past 3 year's with the OBI Team has been appreciated!
Joe lives in Schodack with his family. He enjoys horseback riding, boating, camping and playing his guitar around the campfire.
Rudy has over 25 years of experience in the building and remodeling field. His carpentry and management skills are top notch! He ran his own business before coming to Otterbeck Builders. Rudy has been a very dependable and reliable employee for 20 years with the OBI Team.
Rudy’s hobbies are playing the guitar, playing horseshoes and riding his ATV. He currently resides with his wife here in Schodack.
Chris’s wide range of experience has been in both the commercial & residential building fields. He uses his skills to bring fine projects to perfection, and he always does this with a smile! OBI appreciates his 5 years dedication working for our company. Chris spends much of his time away from work making improvements to his own home and property. He often operates heavy equipment in his rural setting.
As a hobby he enjoys shooting sports.
Vinny was originally from the Capital District area. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1987. This is where he learned his trade and eventually owned his own business as a California Licensed Building Contractor. He specialized in residential additions and remodeling. Vinny appreciates being able to help create and update all residential living spaces. He returned to the Capital District in the fall of 2015 to raise his family in the same area he grew up in.
Vinny enjoys film, music and going to the local hockey games.
Jason has several years experience in residential and commercial carpentry and flooring. Also, he is a Dispatcher Operator for 911 (EMT, Fire & Police).
Jason enjoys fishing, hunting, woodworking and spending quality time with his family.
Jared a recent graduate. He attended the Questar program for construction. He has a wide variety of experience in assisting with construction projects. Jared enjoys framing and large outside construction projects such as decks and sheds the most.
Jared in his spare time likes skiing, camping and working on his truck.
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The guys were GREAT! They went above and beyond to help me and answer my questions. Your electrician and painters were also really good and I would use them all again on other projects.Doug & Lynn Roche Clifton Park
Your staff was excellent in all phases of construction. We appreciated his friendliness and professionalism. We will consider you first for any future projects.Deb Jameson & Lorelei Heidenstrom Schenectady
Thanks for a job well done. Our bathroom turned out great. Brian kept us up to date on what was going on and when as did Jay. We would definitely recommend your company.Barbara Vanat Valatie
Everything was done in a very professional manner, and we must say that everyone, especially Matt & Joe, were extremely friendly and helpful!Blaine & Carol BryceLoudonville