P.O. Box 249      Woodstock, Ct.      06281       (860) 933-4396      Fax (860) 963-9482
About Us


Old World Builders & Traders

Green Collar - Builders is the culmination of 35 years of experience by its president, Philip Law, in the fields of cabinetmaking, reclamation and design. Having lived in England from 1971-1987 as owner of a 15th-century manor house that he converted to a small inn, as well as importing period antiques to the United States, Mr. Law learned the traditional methods of European tradesmen. Upon returning to the U.S. he saw the need for pieces of traditional-looking furniture that were adapted to modern use.

For example, television cabinets, kitchen cabinetry and bathroom furniture that look more like pieces of antique furniture. It was obvious that only on the east coast of the U.S. could enough old wood be found to realize this on a large scale. After years of hand-crafting furniture, interiors, libraries and kitchens, Mr. Law entered the home building market by designing and building an addition to an early period home. After completing that project he decided that he would rather build from scratch, so that quality and accuracy could be better controlled.

Most of our home transformations have been done with simple façades, creating dramatic changes at relatively low cost. Design is the key element. We are currently expanding our workshops for cabinetry, blacksmithing and masonry design to be able to build on a larger scale.


Fred Eberhard Sr. is second in command in the company and the on site project manager/construction superintendent.He makes
all  construction related decisions and does not require approvals. His flawless record in construction comes from his military training in the Marines and the fact that his experience started at the laborer level. His discipline savvy and work ethics pushed him to hands on masonry foreman and the to the highest supervisory levels.

He has built and supervised the building of  luxury homes in Greenwich Ct.,Bedford NY.,West Redding CT., Mamaroneck NY. and was featured by Mary Miers in American Homes for a project in Palisades NY.

More impressive his commercial skills. Restaurants, townhouses, condominiums, factories, shopping centers, banks, bridges, and numerous recent projects at Marist and Vassar Colleges and IBM. From ground to finial completion on time.

Robert Sauber is our technical genius who has given us an in-house capability that few building contractors have. He is an accomplished artist, web designer and has an uncanny ability to spot creative areas where design and function are  prefectly compatible. The full color rendering of the finished structure given to each client for approval insures they know they are getting exactly what they have envisioned.
Rob is available for private contracts and is accomplished in paintings, web site construction, illustrating and many other creative endeavors.