The NEWT Crew
We’re a team of experienced millwrights that get to craft beautiful things, and live near the Connecticut River, and meet interesting people every day. We love sharing what we know, learning new things, and especially discovering new wood timbers, old or new, with fascinating grain figuring and coloring.
Wood is Nature’s gift that keeps on giving with its strength, versatility, workability, beauty, and in its role as source for reflection and calm. We love being able to share that with customers, and see their interest grow during the selection process.
WHAT MAKES US SO POPULAR AND TRUSTED?
- NEWT (formerly NEW Contertops) has a long history of collaborating and delivering great creations.
- We offer the widest range of wood species available (including domestic, foreign, tropical, reclaimed and rare woods).
- Our proven sealing techniques preserve the beauty, protect the material, and make clean-up easy.
- We only recently had to refinish one of our tops- the first in 15 years! (And yes, we do re-finish other company’s tops)
- And…we love what we do.
We especially love finding unique ‘woodscapes’ for our clients: discerning architects, designers, home and business owners.
We take pride in being chosen to craft these integral parts of people’s lives, optimizing the grains, colors, and intricate character
From lower left: Cindy and Ken Strout, Jeff Jones (left company), and Alex Grant.
We’re long-time local folks that make tops happen, with decades of experience in woodworking and customer service. We experiment to learn new tricks (no old dogs here!) for making our state-of-the art tops the best they can be.
CINDY STROUT (circa 1630, Massachusetts)
Shy. Coming soon!
KEN STROUT III (circa 1652, Maine)
Ken’s father, a dairyman, left Maine to start a family in tamer lands. Ken liked wood carving and building, worked on projects at home with his kids, and became a Rex Lumber foreman. He soon realized that creating with wood was his passion, and with insight, saw a need for high quality, custom made wood trim: arches, mouldings, casing, baseboards, wainscoting and more. In the 70’s, he milled in his basement for local contractors, and soon built a large shed in his backyard to expand production for his growing clientele. Ken moved his operation to a nearby former tobacco plant and created millwork for the finest houses and businesses in the region. He then expanded into a new building and started integrating his work with Sal, who occupied the same space. And thus is NEWT!
ALEXANDER HAMILTON GRANT (circa 1640 Connecticut)
Alex’s family has worked the same local farm for six generations in livestock and dairy production. His ancestor, Matthew Grant was the original Town Planner in Windsor, CT back in 1654. Alex has been working in different areas of
New England Wood Tops – 47 Plantation Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016
Tel. 860-623-8445 – Email. firstname.lastname@example.org