Berkeley Craftsmen began as an ironworks company in the early 1900's. In 1943 Ken Butler bought the business, and throughout the following four decades, he created handrails for numerous buildings in the Bay Area until retiring in 1985.
Ken's grandsons, Mark and Michael Butler carried on the tradition of quality workmanship from the original Berkeley Craftsmen when they began remodeling homes, offices and retail stores in 1995. A partnership formed which combined their unique talents with carpentry and their creative problem solving skills. Their different perspectives led to the natural creation of a thoughtful, professional approach to construction that focuses on a deep respect for each and every client's ideas, a commitment to fine craftsmanship, and equally important, an emphasis to make doing business an enjoyable experience.