About Us

Who We Are And What We Stand For

OUR VISION

With integrity, quality, and community rapport serving as the foundational cornerstones of the Company, we uphold our responsibility to intellectually and financially improve our local community through innovation, Education and marketable solutions.

Core Purpose

  1. Create a culture where customers feel that they are part of the solution
  2. Provide high-quality wood products
  3. Channel resources from rich to poor
  4. Teach skills to new practitioners
  5. Provide an outlet for workworkersto sell their skills and goods to benefit those less fortunate
  6. Make a difference in a particular community

SHORT TERM GOALS

The 1-5 year goals for the Company is to define a market and create a positive self image within the community of Chicago. The Company shall build and sell wood-based products to the general public and create at least one storefront and one workshop while donating tax benefits and available proceeds to creating Maker Spaces in areas of low income. Primary markets will be online and storefront sales. The Company will also support small business owners to the extent possible.

The Company shall train skilled labor while teaching fundamental knowledge along the way (i.e. the “Why” behind the “How”). The skilled labor curriculum shall also prepare the skilled labor to learn and lead independently. The Company shall partner with existing charities to the extent possible to align common goals

LONG TERM GOALS

The long term plan is to increase the Company storefront national locations in strategic areas of interest to address the economic challenges on a greater skill. This strategy includes expanding into new, adjacent markets and opening workshops in locations to train those in need.

What is a Maker Space?

According to MakerSpace.com, a makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.  A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace.  It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.  These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.  Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking,   Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups.  

OUR TEAM

Jeremy Fehrenbacher

President, Co-Founder


Growing up in Armstrong, Indiana, Jeremy learned strong work ethics and hands on skills. Jeremy's parents sacrificed everything they had for him and his three older brothers to be successful. As such, Jeremy received his Masters of Science in Aeronautical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. After completion of a national, professional rotation program through Northrop Grumman, he and his wife, Erin, settled down in Chicago. Having realized all the blessings in his life, he realized that it was time to use his skills to help others have the opportunity to succeed, just as his community had for him. From this idea, Carve Out Tomorrow was born.

Drew Stout

Product Lead, Co-Founder


Drew grew up around woodworking and has had sawdust in his veins since he was a boy. He has been designing and building fine furniture and wood crafts for over 25 years. In that time he has also squeezed in a career as a scientist and engineer in the defense and aerospace industry.  As part of Carve Out Tomorrow, he is able to leverage his leadership background and hands-on know-how  to help others develop the necessary skills to produce environmentally sustainable, handmade products. He lives in the northwest suburbs with his wife and three children and is active as a volunteer leader in the Boy Scouts.

Marc Gaddis

Business Lead, Co-Founder


Experienced Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Defense & Space industry. Skilled in Root Cause Analysis, Management, Configuration Management, Electronics, and Test Equipment. Strong engineering professional with a MS focused in Product Design and Development Management from Northwestern University.

Steve Zanias

Strategy Lead, Co-Founder


Steve is a trained engineer with a passion to learn. He often find himself working on new and diverse projects, ranging from engineering to project management, and business development to customer relations. He loves to put together disparate pieces of information into a cogent solution - and then explain it to others. There's nothing quite like that spark in someone's eye when the "lightbulb" goes off and they've understood something that previously was a mystery.

Noah Miller

Technology Lead, Co-Founder


Dedicated, result-oriented professional with over 10 years of experience in object-oriented, application and embedded software. Quickly established a leadership presence on numerous projects and represented the company in customer interactions. Intentional communicator in all formats with the ability to bridge the gap between the business and tech minded. Actively gives back to the organization by developing our number one resource – our people. Demonstrated success in creating complex multi-node systems, frequently under budget and ahead of schedule.