Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40: Patrick Rettig

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Patrick Rettig, 33
Owner, GreenEdge Builders
Peabody, Mass.

EDUCATION
B.A., Philosophy, Harvard University; Master of Architecture, Boston Architectural College

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
LEED AP

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
“Starting my own business and finding a way to merge my interests in sustainability, design and craftsmanship.”

OFF THE CLOCK
Hobbies: Playing basketball, tennis, skiing, playing my guitar, working on (experimenting on) his house.
Favorite movie: “The Thin Man” “I like the attitude: Nick and Nora solve the mystery and get things done, but make sure they’re enjoying themselves along the way.”
Favorite food: Risotto. “I even taught myself how to make it, although I’m a terrible cook.”

SECRET LIFE
“In college I majored in philosophy and I boxed. So in between reading Descartes and Nietzsche, I trained pretty seriously and my junior year I entered the Golden Gloves regional tournament in Lowell. I ended up being the 1999 novice division champion in the 200 lb. weight class.”

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