With a successful music career to his name, Jared Foster (AKA JPaulTheCarpenter) has also built a name for himself as a seasoned carpenter and builder. After years on the road as a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, he is using his creativity to produce eye-catching projects.
J Paul’s talent for craftsmanship began as a child working with his stepfather on small home projects and cars. His hands-on skills created job opportunities with Vought Aircraft building Military Airplanes, Black Hawk Helicopters and Boeing Airplanes. This position taught J Paul proper assembly and drilling precision which is showcased in his beautiful woodwork. This later translated into carpentry and woodworking which is “much easier to fix than titanium!”, according to J Paul!
J Paul is the owner of Porch 959 (www.porch959.com) a carpentry, woodworking and design firm in Atlanta. Not only is he talented, J Paul is starting a non-profit to teach underserved kids how to be successful in carpentry (www.jpaulsbuildersacademy.com). He will also be launching a networking group for black builders and makers in Atlanta called Black Makers of Atlanta (www.blackmakersofatlanta.com).
J Paul’s work through his carpentry business is displayed in the homes of several well-known celebrities, such as T.I., T-Pain, Lecrae, Lil Duval and basketball star Lou Williams just to name a few. You can find him featured in numerous publications including, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Home Magazine and Voyage ATL… and counting!
His presence and ability to capture imaginations is unmatched, having performed on stages for thousands. He shines in front of large crowds capturing audiences through his dynamic hosting, networking and teaching abilities. He enjoys attending builder conferences, hosting events and learning and growing in his craft. You can always count on J Paul to produce handcrafted wood furnishings with the creativity and attention to detail of a soulful ballad.
J Paul lives in Atlanta with his wife and two self-proclaimed “carpenter” sons who want to be just like their daddy! J Paul is grateful to do what he loves and work with some amazing people!