Who We Are
Baystate Outdoor Personia is committed to serving you with dedication and excellence. We are committed to blessing our employees, their families, and the community.
Where We Came From
What began as a family farm market in Bellingham, Massachusetts, is now the Baystate Outdoor Personia company that designs and builds personalized outdoor structures throughout New England.
Back then the farm market, which still exists in Bellingham, started selling outdoor furniture in addition to eggs, ice cream, and bakery items. Then the business grew to include sheds, and eventually it expanded to what it is today—a full service company specializing in outdoor spaces.
Where We Work
Do you live in Massachusetts or a nearby state? Baystate’s service area encompasses Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, parts of New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, and even as far north as Maine.
What We Do
We help you enjoy your properties more. We listen to your needs and create spaces that bring family and friends together. This helps make the world a better place.
We are your assistant and guide in making your property what you want it to be. We promise not to sacrifice quality to give you a rock-bottom price, and we will walk you through every step of the process to realize your vision.
Our values of hard work, dependability, honesty, good communication, stewardship, and community guide us as we work with you and each other. We seek to bring glory to God and follow Christ in daily operations.
Ready to talk? Come on in for a consultation with one of our experienced team members.
Baystate Outdoor Personia serves the following areas:
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine
Marcus Wenger, Owner
Marcus’ desire is to make everyone’s backyard a better place. Building structures and bringing his clients dreams to life has been his passion for many years. He does not consider the job complete until his customer is happy. Should someone ever have a problem with Baystate’s products, services or experience he wants to know about it and do everything possible to take care of it. With Mennonite roots going back to Lancaster County, PA, where he was born, Marcus places a great value on his heritage. Raised on his family's farm in Bellingham, Baystate grew out of the still present farm market due to his passion for providing handcrafted outdoor furniture and accents to the local community as well as building structures and bringing local homeowner’s dreams to life. Marcus lives in Bellingham with his wife, son, and daughter. His family and religion are the inner core to his life.
Marlin Weaver, Operations Manager
Marlin’s many years of management experience helps us to run the operations at peak performance.
His skills in building interpersonal relationships and customer confidence ensures each project is treated with the utmost care and lives up to our customer’s expectations. Marlin’s days at Baystate Outdoor Personia are truly a family affair as he has the pleasure of working alongside three of his oldest sons. Marlin’s family of 13 live in Rhode Island, where he enjoys home renovating, traveling, cooking, and gives back to his community at the local food pantry.
Gerald Auker, Accounting
Gerald has always enjoyed working with numbers, His father has been a tax accountant for many years. Gerald has taught math for several years as well and has become an expert at book keeping, accounting, excel spreadsheet creation and data importing. Gerald has a hobby farm in Millville, MA as well where, with the help of his wife and 3 children, he raises chickens, goats, and fresh vegetables.
Christian, Design Consultant
Christian enjoys helping customers get what they want. It is important to him that everyone he meets has a good experience. From making rooftops more elegant with custom cupolas to designing rugged backyard sheds, Christian always wants to put the personalization in personia. Being an animal lover, he enjoys designing animal habitats such as dog kennels and chicken coops.
Nate Carlson, Design Consultant
Nate enjoys interacting with all types of clients and helping them discover their needs toward making their dream structures come to life. He takes great satisfaction in seeing a project through to completion from earliest stages of planning to final construction. Nate enjoys the positive atmosphere at Baystate Outdoor Personia, especially how everybody on the team works together toward our common goals. Outside of work, Nate enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiujitsu, working on computers or tinkering on cars. Nate lives in Bridgewater, MA where he enjoys spending time with family both locally and occasionally travels to visit relatives out in Utah.
Jim Goulart, Design Consultant
Jim’s daily passion is working with local homeowners to understand their specific needs and create a solution together for whatever project they need. Jim has been in the outdoor accessories trade for more than 20 years and has learned that it is more about listening to customers rather than speaking to them. He lives in Coventry Rhode Island with his wife and two sons on their growing gentleman’s farm. They have horses, chickens, several dogs and hope to be adding cows very soon.
Mike McBrine, Marketing Manager
Mike has several years of marketing experience gaining valuable insights within for a wide range of industries as a designer, illustrator, art director and brand manager. Understanding and improving the customer’s overall experience is his top priority, so no detail is insignificant from our first contact with a customer to a project’s ultimate completion. When he’s not at Baystate Outdoor Personia, Mike can be spotted hiking around New England, reading about American history, model building, cherishing time with family in his own backyard living space and volunteers with his local Knights of Columbus council.
Peter Burkholder, Lead Carpenter
As an experienced carpenter, Peter’s hands-on skills allow him to create structures that our customers will enjoy for generations! He finds it very fulfilling to see a project come together from just a dream to a reality and also feels that Baystate Outdoor Personia is more than just an employer, but is an extension of our families. To Peter, the many company functions we all enjoy make our company more than just a workplace, but a place to gather and forget the rigors of the daily grind. Peter enjoys an occasional motorcycle road trip and when he’s not at home in Bellingham, MA he’s a world traveler visiting ancient cultures and sampling local cuisines!
Mike Feuling, Lead Carpenter
Mike has been in home construction for nearly 20 years. His experiences as a skilled journeyman cover everything from framing houses and exterior trim to interior finished carpentry and kitchen cabinetry - even installing residential landscaping. He enjoys working outdoors and appreciates the sense of accomplishment when a structure is finished and delivered to a happy homeowner. Baystate Outdoor Personia gives Mike the opportunity to use his diverse skills on a wide variety of daily projects. Mike lives in Blackstone, MA with his wife and two daughters where they enjoy visits to the zoo, parks, aquarium, family vacations and cheering for the N.E. Patriots! Mike enjoys home woodworking projects, outdoor grilling, fishing and solving puzzles.
Rudy Gonzales, Carpenter
Rudy has put in much effort and hard work at Baystate over the past years. His steady perseverance and effort have made him a huge asset at Baystate. When there is something that needs done, we can always count on Rudy to dig his heels in and get the job done.
Eric Weaver, Designer/Permitting
Eric is one of our versatile team members that wears many hats and contributes on various levels of each project. In addition to his experiences in general construction, Eric brings to Baystate Outdoor Personia his computer drafting skills in drawing garages, pool houses and storage solutions. He can digitally compose an accurate floor plan for a new structure and then skillfully contribute on-site toward the final installation of the same project. At his home in Providence, RI (where he is the oldest of 11 siblings), Eric enjoys photography, working on computers and tinkering outside on old or new cars. Eric previously lived for a time in Kenya, Africa where he schooled and assisted in service to the Kenyan community.
Zachary Weaver, Shop Production
Zachary’s willingness to jump in and contribute at any level truly makes him a “Zack” of all trades. He takes pride in the process of creating long-lasting quality structures built up from the foundations of just raw materials. Zack drinks lots of coffee and enjoys his music while on the job - but he especially enjoys the camaraderie of his coworkers that make Baystate Outdoor Personia a great place to work. Zack lives in Providence, RI, with his parents and a large family of siblings consisting of ten boys and one girl. On his personal time, Zack enjoys woodworking and cooking his favorite dishes.
Josh Weaver, Carpenter
Josh is an enthusiastic and skilled installer and is learning much about the building trade at Baystate Outdoor Personia. Josh is grateful for the hands-on experience he is gaining as part of our team and enjoys the great group of guys he is fortunate to work with every day! Josh lives in Providence, RI, with his large family, and when he’s not getting his hands dirty flipping houses, he enjoys fishing in the summer and ice skating during the winter.
Jesse brings many years of experience in historic home restoration and now enjoys installing brand new backyard structures. He finds it very rewarding to see how a pile of raw materials come together to make our customer’s visions come true. Every day is a new learning experience, and Jesse feels blessed to be part of the Baystate Outdoor Personia team. Jesse was raised in a Southern California surfside community and, for the last 20 years, has called Rhode Island his home. Jesse has been renovating his own home in his spare time and, for relaxation, likes to express his artistic talents by drawing, painting, and sculpting.
Tim, Design Consultant
Tim has been involved in Residential construction most of his life. Starting during his childhood, he helped with his family's electrical business. From there, he moved onto building tiny houses and sheds. He always enjoyed drawing and artwork. As a child, art contests were one of his favorites. That, along with his father's engineering background, gives him a great foundation for architectural residential design. Architectural designing has become a real pleasure to him, and he plans to continue this as a lifetime career. Tim helps customers bring their projects to life before the project even begins onsite.