Christopher "Treef" Rosow is the principal and owner of threebeans design/build:
I formed threebeans in 2009 with the idea that design and construction for any project, large or small, should be consolidated for purposes of consistency, accountability, and execution of an owner's overall vision. On-site every day, and undertaking a limited amount of work at a time, I can execute and deliver a creative project, unsurpassed in quality, from beginning to end, on-time and on-budget. Proficient in designing in CAD and hands-on in construction, my unique approach to each project is actually quite simple: one person is responsible for the design and realization of a project.
In late 2013, I opened a state-of-the-art cabinet and millwork shop in Fairfield, which allowed me to offer custom, in-house created cabinetry and millwork. In addition, the building houses a warehouse for construction materials and tools, as well as a design and construction management office.
As a licensed and insured general contractor, I am proud to work alongside the craftsmen who make my designs and concepts into reality. I am fortunate to have a fantastic team of employees who are not only talented, but independent thinkers and responsible and respectful of our owner's properties. In addition, each sub-contractor that I chose to work with is carefully vetted and very experienced in their trade. Without exception, this talented team is hard-working and dedicated to quality. By developing long-standing relationships with the team, I am fortunate to have a group that works extremely well together.
My experience with construction and real estate is multi-faceted. As the managing member of a Florida real estate development, I oversaw the construction of over 300 homes; the planning, permitting and construction of several miles of roadway and utilities; the design and construction of a community clubhouse and restaurant; the general day-to-day operations, sales and marketing; and the project's financing, insurance, and human resources needs. The project was well-known for creating marketing and lifestyle enhancements which differentiated it in a crowded marketplace. Based on that success, the project was sold in 2006 after a competing developer made an unsolicited offer for the purchase of the community and its remaining development rights.
After that adventure closed, I was a founding partner in a boutique design firm, offering interior design and construction management to clients in Fairfield, Southport, Westport and beyond. The firm specialized in providing an all-in-one solution, from the design to the construction to the custom furnishings in a room or in an entire home. I departed the firm in 2009 to start threebeans on my own.
Married with three children, I live in Southport. I am a past Trustee and past President of the Pequot Library Association, and helped plan and oversee Pequot Library's award-winning restoration in 2005. I am a past Chairman and President of the Southport Conservancy. I am a member and former governor of Pequot Yacht Club, and a member of the New York Yacht Club and the Country Club of Fairfield.
Aside from the usual question ("so how much will that cost?!"), the most-asked question is "what does the name mean?"
And, yes, threebeans is not a typical construction moniker.
In short, the name refers to my three children, of course. But it also refers to the three coffee beans dropped into a glass of Sambuca, which represent a toast to health, happiness, and prosperity. A fitting toast, indeed, to anyone who lives in, or works with, a threebeans project.