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After serving a nearly 10 year apprenticeship in the trades, Jon Fish started Acanthus Construction, LLC in February, 2005 with his wife Christina.

Acanthus strives to provide unyielding attentiveness to craftsmanship and superior customer service. Acanthus seeks to stake its reputation on building to last with integrity and dependability.

Jon was born and raised in the Trinity Park neighborhood of Durham. His father painstakingly restored and maintained their 1927 home and played a significant role in Jon's decision to be a carpenter. After graduating from Duke in 1994, he worked in several different fields before finding his niche with a small remodeling company in Chapel Hill. Since that first experience, Jon has worked for 3 other contractors all of whom worked extensively on the older homes in the Triangle. He has two daughters Ayla (5) and Abigail (3).

In June, 2005 we brought Raul Quiroga Gamez into the team. Raul was a master mason and quickly became an exceptional tradesman in other fields as well. Alas, Raul returned to his wife and children in Mexico in 2006. He now has an infant son, his third, and is dearly missed.

In January of 2006, we added Raul's brother Fidel. An experienced remodeling carpenter, Fidel has become the
foreman of our small crew. His background in the military is evident in his ability to manage multiple tasks and lead the rest of the crew. He has a house in Creedmoor where he lives with his wife, patty, and their three daughters.

Since 2006, we have also added Gabriel Arreguin, who has been with us for over a year and half. Gabby is a skilled carpenter and mason and also does much our sheetrock and plaster repair. Miguel Guerrero and Xavier Castillo both joined us earlier this year. Miguel is a skilled painter and Xavier had been framing new houses prior to coming to Acanthus. Both live in Durham and are welcome additions to our team.

Acanthus has a fully equipped woodworking shop. With this advantage, we are able to tackle precision work. We are also able to construct many of our built-ins off site intruding on the homeowners is, thus, kept to a minimum. We also have a consistent and knowledgeable stable of subcontractors many of whom have worked with Jon for ten years.

We are dedicated to serving you and providing the quality workmanship you seek regardless of the scale of the job.