Joseph G. Metzler, author of The Convenient Old House, was born into a family of residential builders. From an early age Joe and his younger brother Steve, picked up scrap wood on the job and otherwise tried to help their father. Eventually Joe and Steve learned carpentry skills and the craft of home building. The crew in those early years also consisted of two of Joe’s uncles and eventually a first cousin. Today Joe’s brother Steve operates the company, Metzler Construction, along with his son Marcus.
Joseph is now an architect, and principal of SALA Architects in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who specializes in historic preservation. His work has been published in numerous periodicals and books including The Not So Big House, Dream Homes Minnesota, The New Bungalow Kitchen, Along Bungalow Lines, Bungalow Style, and Planning Your Addition. He is registered as an architect in MN, WI and ND and is a MN certified interior designer. He is also NCARB certified and a LEED Accredited Professional. Joe is also currently a member of the Minnesota Governor’s Residence Council.