Leon Buckwalter

Directors at Large


Leon Buckwalter

I am the sixth of eleven children of a Mennonite minister and dairy farmer. I am a lifelong woodworker and was self-employed as a contractor and proprietor of Ischua Valley Timber Frames for 20 years before starting a second career as a professor of the building trades. Recently I decided to return full-time to work in the field, focusing on the restoration of barns and log buildings. I served from 2003 to 2009 as a member of the Guild's board of directors.

I live south of Buffalo in Hinsdale, NY, with my wife Sue. Her two daughters also live in western New York; my daughter lives in Vermont and my son in North Carolina. Between us, we have three grandchildren.

Phone: 716-378-2860

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