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Howard, Ohio – OakBridge Timber Framing Ltd., based here, pre-cuts and installs timber frame homes. Established in 1986 by Johnny Miller and Levi Hochstetler, the company is comprised of three generations of an Amish family.
They say the third time is a charm. For Fred and Pat Lentz of Ohio, their lucky number seems to be 19. Fred, a retired electrical engineer skilled in carpentry and mechanical drawing, had either built or renovated 18 houses with his wife before finally realizing his long-held dream of owning a timber frame home. The beautiful post-and-beam house he and Pat erected on Catawba Island in Lake Erie calls to mind the exposed rafters of the barn where Fred loved to play while growing up on his family’s farm.