Your Team

We’re going to get to know each other well. We show up to think, design, and
build better for you every day.

Kyle Cruz
AIA, CPHC, LFA, Architect

I’m Kyle. I discovered architecture in high school and knew that was the work for me. After receiving my Master of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology, I returned home to Burlington, CT. I spent 9 years in Hartford as a Project Architect. My passion and commitment for sustainable design and construction led me to Wolfworks in 2021. What excites me most about our work is the direct and daily collaboration with clients, our build team, and our trade partners to execute each project. The planetary impact of our work is a priority for me, especially as my wife and I begin to teach our two young sons about leaving the planet in better shape than we found it, a concept I surprisingly learned playing little league baseball. I look forward to building a relationship in which we can accomplish your project goals and maintain our mission for a better planet.

Janet Downey
CPHB, Construction Manager

I’m Janet. I was born into a very large Irish family so I learned resource management at a young age. After graduating from Temple University with a degree in Architecture, I returned to Connecticut and began my building career to discover what was between the lines that Architect’s draw. Working first in truss manufacturing and panelized homes, I found love in residential building. After fine tuning my skills managing the construction of large custom homes, I reached back into my natural tree hugging soul and joined Wolfworks. As a certified Passive House Builder working at a design & build firm, I love integrating thoughtful design with sustainable building practices. Beautiful projects built better: more efficient, more resilient, more comfortable are goals of mine for you. Let’s make the magic happen.

When I’m not on your job site you can find me off hiking with my family enjoying nature and the planet we’re trying to preserve (or on the golf course pretending to golf).

Connor Musinski
Project Manager

I’m Connor. Building has been my passion since childhood. Starting with LEGOs, to building forts in the woods, then eventually homes. I began my construction career in high school, working as a carpenter in the field to gain hands-on trade experience. From there I worked my way up to supervising the construction of large scale homes in West Chester and Fairfield County. I found my way to Wolfworks out of a desire to find a company that aligned with my personal values. In my free time I’m outside in nature and I believe protecting it a top priority. Wolfworks’ commitment to protecting the planet and building homes that harness energy from the sun was a perfect fit for me.

Kelly Wood
Operations Manager

I’m Kelly. Early in my career, I could clearly see the gap between design vision and the logistical complexities that could interfere with bringing that vision to reality. With information as my tool, my career trajectory has been marked by a series of roles where I have worked to bridge that gap – harnessing data to streamline decision making, reducing points of friction within the process, creating clear and simple customer experiences, and ultimately achieving the best outcomes for all. At Wolfworks, that means happy people and a happy planet – and that makes me happy.

Jamie Wolf
CHPC, Founder and Design Evangelist

I’m Jamie, a retired owner and founder. Wolfworks grew out of my years of experience designing and building projects in Greater Hartford and the Farmington Valley, beginning in Hartford’s West End in the mid 70’s. My practice has always integrated design with construction, even though I took off my tool belt decades ago. Wolfworks lives on as an employee owned company carrying on the work I began all those years ago.

Our Team

We build what we design. To do that Wolfworks depends on developing great relationships with the people who provide the products and services that we organize to create a satisfying project. 

We love building stuff and we like to work with people who share that enthusiasm. We see our job as providing our trade partners with the information and resources they need to have a good day at work. We also depend on them to provide us with their insight and expertise in ways that improve what we are designing, in terms of cost, craft, and a smooth workflow. Their craftsmanship brings your project to life.

Our Team

We build what we design. To do that Wolfworks depends on developing great relationships with the people who provide the products and services that we organize to create a satisfying project. 

We love building stuff and we like to work with people who share that enthusiasm. We see our job as providing our trade partners with the information and resources they need to have a good day at work. We also depend on them to provide us with their insight and expertise in ways that improve what we are designing, in terms of cost, craft, and a smooth workflow. Their craftsmanship brings your project to life.

What Guides Us

We are committed to designing and building in ways that are better for people and the planet.

We are committed to collaboration
We are committed to providing guidance
We are committed to our planetary impact
We practice Design Thinking
We are devoted to craft
We pursue a triple bottom line: People, Planet, Prosperity

Worker Cooperative

Wolfworks is a Worker Cooperative

In a worker cooperative the employees own and democratically control the company. Owners have an equal say in decision-making and share in the profits of the business. Worker cooperatives prioritize social and environmental values, and aim to create a more equitable and sustainable business. At Wolfworks, we believe that everyone we hire has the potential to become a good owner, not just for the skills they bring to the company but for their commitment to our values and vision.

Recognitions

Wolfworks is recognized for leadership and practice. Our projects have won the CT Zero Energy Challenge in 2013,’14,’17, and ’18. Jamie Wolf has been recognized with the Peoples Action for Clean Energy (PACE) Lifetime Achievement Award , NESEA Distinguished Service Award, HBA of CT Remodelor of the Year, NAHB Remodeling Leadership Award, and the Remodeling Magazine BIG 50. We are proud to champion the work we do and the purposes it serves.

Publications

Our projects have been featured in a number of books and articles, both for design and energy performance. We are proud to be aligned with Sarah Susanka and her advocacy for good design and her message of quality over quantity of space. Sheri Koones “Downsize” was a perfect fit with our “right sized” goal for every project.

Affiliations

We are committed to actively participating with the community of our professional peers and other allied organizations in understanding and promoting the work of making good buildings while serving the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Prosperity.

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