JLC LIVE Clinic Instructors

Our exhibit hall building clinics put the LIVE in JLC LIVE. And we can't do it without our awesome instructors–industry experts that you've seen in trade magazines, online, and an occasional #TinyTipTuesday!

Gary Striegler

Gary Striegler is the President of Craftsman Builders Inc., in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He has over forty years of experience as a home builder, trim carpenter, and occasional furniture maker. Gary has been a frequent contributor to Fine Homebuilding, The Journal of Light Construction, Tools of the Trade, and This is Carpentry, as well as starring in several how-to videos on trim carpentry, and teaching classes at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.  Each year, he travels to Honduras and volunteers for construction projects with Mercy International.

Mike Guertin

The only thing Mike Guertin likes better than building new homes is remodeling old ones. After 35 years tackling every facet of residential construction from excavation and foundations to interior finish work and tile setting, he’s still challenged every day to find more-efficient ways to build things better. Mike has led hands-on building clinics and classroom presentations at JLC LIVE, Remodeling Show and DeckExpo, International Builders Show, International Roofing Expo and other construction trade shows and events across North America for the past 23 years on topics from roofing, siding, framing and deck construction, to kitchen remodeling, and high-performance building.  He's written 3 books, over 180 magazine articles for the Journal of Light Construction, Fine Homebuilding, Professional Deck Builder and Tools of the Trade, and appears in dozens of videos.  Mike works hard and plays hard so don't be surprised if you bump into him above 10,000 ft. hiking through a mountain meadow; kayaking coastal bays or swift water rivers; or backcountry skiing in a remote forest.

Mike Sloggatt

Mike Sloggatt has more than 40 years' experience in the trade starting
right out of high school in 1972, Mike specializes  in high-end,
challenging remodels near his home on Long Island. He is a contributor to
the Journal of Light Construction magazine and writes for Fine Homebuilding and Tools of the Trade. Mike has been the Frame-to-Finish (Rough) Carpentry
presenter for the Katz Roadshow. He teaches seminars and clinics in all aspectsof carpentry and remodeling and is a regular presenter at JLC Live for the past 18 years, The Remodeling Show and International Builders’ Show. When not on the Road or enjoying his grand children, you might find Mike & his wife Laura  enjoying the countryside on his Harley Davidson. 

Rick Arnold

Rick is the owner of R Arnold and Sons Construction. His introduction to the trades was his 8th grade shop class. As Rick himself states, he didn’t really choose construction. He first went into the military and after that went to college. His college went on strike, so he got a job and never looked back.

Peter Heard

Peter Heard is the owner of North Country Carpentry & Restoration, Inc. operating on the east end of Long Island, New York. For 25 years Peter has been restoring homes from the mid to late 19th century. Peter has built a solid reputation by satisfying the design and finish needs of purist homeowners.