About Us

A Family Tradition

Wood & Clay, Inc. specializes in architecturally unique, custom high-end home construction and renovation in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Founded in 1979 by area native, John Robinson, this family-run business has a long history in construction and project management, and a dedicated team with over 150 years of combined experience.

John's love of the lakes and his appreciation of fine craftsmanship have inspired him to build premiere homes that are in keeping with the beauty of their natural surroundings and that reflect the unique character, personality and lifestyles of their owners. 

This rich heritage, knowledge and commitment to long-standing company values—integrity, transparency and quality—is continuing with the next generation. John's daughter and son-in-law, Shannon Robinson-Beland and Kevin Beland, have taken over management of the company, while John continues to provide guidance.

Kevin, who has worked with John for more than 20 years, brings his own set of skills and perspective to every project. With creativity and fine attention to detail, he guides each project from concept to completion, personally ensuring top-down control of quality, product selection and design, scheduling, costs, and safety. His goal is to make the project fun for owners, and he maintains relationships with them long after the job is done.

Sustainability & The Environment

Sustainability and environmentally sound building practices have long been a focus at Wood & Clay. The company applies green building strategies, starting with the fundamentals of building science, carrying them through to the latest technology in whole house control and Energy Star Certification.

Through John's participation as a member of the Shoreland Advisory Committee, Wood & Clay was instrumental in the development of the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act (CSPA) laws. CSPA ensures that New Hampshire lakes will be better protected while allowing for balanced management of resources. Whether building a luxury lakefront home, a boathouse or a rustic cabin in the woods, clients benefit from Wood & Clay's extensive knowledge of local building codes and permitting processes.


Wood & Clay in 1990....

 John Robinson has always been interested in using the latest technology to increase capabilities and efficiency. This video shows him as an early adopter of Apple technology.

Wood & Clay now....

Kevin Beland provides a look at some recent projects and Wood & Clay's guiding principles in doing business.