David working on a boat.

David

Apprentice Craftsman

Nick comes to Van Dam Custom Boats from Fowlerville, Michigan after the past several years in Detroit. His background is strong in many areas of the fabrication and machining processes. After three years working directly with a press brake and doing general fabrication, his most recent experience was as a Dream Consultant at TechShop Detroit. No, not analyzing dreams. TechShop Detroit, a collaborative effort with Ford product development, is a membership based maker’s space for innovation…a place for creators and builders to have access to software, a machine shop, a wood shop, 3-D printers, etc. and to also have access to people like Nick to help them plan, shape and finish projects and products of all shapes and sizes. Nick also worked concurrently as a machinist in the aerospace shop at Williams International while working at TechShop Detroit. He is committed to learning and honing his craft.

Nick has a love of sailing and has continued racing here on Lake Charlevoix after years of racing sail boats in Detroit. He grew up riding BMX and Motocross bikes and is an avid snowboarder. He has recently taken up fly fishing and is excited that all of his hobbies fit perfectly with the northern Michigan way of life. Also in his free time he enjoys creating random metal pieces in the shop at Van Dam.

  • Started at Van Dam: 2017
  • Born in: Fowlerville, Michigan
  • Favorite Projects to work on: Metal turning and lathe work

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Steve

Co-founder
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Jean

Co-founder
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Ben

President
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Dave

Project Lead
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Trevor

Paint Shop Foreman
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Chad

Project Manager
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Thor

Master Craftsman
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Jesse

Metal Shop Foreman
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Dave

Handyman & Grill Master
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Charlie & Jeremy

Worldwide Sales
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David

Apprentice Craftsman
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Nick

Metal Craftsman
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Derek

Apprentice Craftsman
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Adam

Apprentice Craftsman
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Ralph

Purchasing
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Jason

Project Manager
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Aaron

Apprentice Craftsman
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Chuck

Apprentice Craftsman
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Accounting
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