Old Raleigh Carpentry, LLC is a boutique design/build company focused on custom carpentry projects, remodeling and home renovations in the Raleigh metropolitan area. We have a passion for older, vintage houses and embrace the challenges they present in a renovation.


Robert L. Chew

Robert is a Master Carpenter, with over 28 years of carpentry, construction and general contracting experience. After attending Appalachian State University, he returned to Raleigh to work some long tenures with several prominent residential and commercial construction companies. Robert’s reputation precedes him; he is well-known and respected in the local builder community.
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Derek H. DeBank

Derek was a marketing strategist and advertising account executive for over 20 years. He’s a Raleigh native who grew up in Coley Forest and now lives in the Bishop’s Park neighborhood. He holds a BA in History from Guilford College. In addition to doing carpentry, Derek handles all aspects of marketing, branding, business development and operations for Old Raleigh Carpentry, LLC.
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