In 1987 Matthias Ritzmann and John Gehman Joined Skills and Knowledge to form Architectural Woodworking Associates, LLC (AWA).

Located along the Delaware River in Frenchtown, NJ, AWA has easy access to Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey, New York, and Bucks County, PA clients.

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John J. Gehman is an alumnus of Spring Garden College, where he received an Associate Degree and Bachelors Degree in Construction Engineering Technology. 

He continues his education through professional courses offered by the Architectural Woodworkers Institute and Rariton Community College.

John is the former President of the New Jersey chapter of the AWI and is the current Treasurer. He 
lives in Upper Bucks County with his wife Cara.


Matthias Ritzmann is a native of southern Germany and received his education as cabinetmaker in the traditional German apprenticeship system – a system which has been producing some of the worlds finest craftsmen for generations. Matthias worked in cabinet shops in Germany before moving to Bucks County, PA in 1982. He lives in Bucks County with his wife Leslie and their two children.


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Estimating & Sales

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