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Sam IV represents a third generation family of barnwrights.


Sam Stitt III founded Great Lakes Barn Preservation, LLC in 1974. Sam III and his wife Peggy have worked as a team for over 35 years. They focused the first six years of their business on painting barns. Then in 1980, there was a demand for major barn repairs throughout the State of Michigan. As the business grew, so did their passion to preserve mortise, tenon, and wood peg structures. Timber frame preservation has been passed on to their son Samuel IV. He and his bride Jennifer have four children Maverick, Samuel V, Mackenzie, and Maxwell. They work along side their dad and grandparents to preserve the history of these powerful structures that stand as symbols of our great heritage.

Personal Resumes

Samuel J. Stitt IV is the owner of Great Lakes Barn Preservation, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Ferris State University. He is a licensed builder. Sam IV has served over 22 years in the Michigan Army National Guard with two deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. Like his father, Sam IV has selflessly answered the call of duty as an American Patriot.

Sam Stitt III is the founder of Great Lakes Barn Preservation, LLC. He earned an Associates Degree in Marketing and Management in 1981 from Muskegon Community College. He is a licensed builder. Sam III has served two tours in Vietnam with a Navel Construction Battalion. Preserving barns is not only Sam’s professional business but also his love and passion.

Peggy Stitt is the co-founder and financial analyst. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Ferris State University. She is a licensed builder. Peggy has been involved with every project from start to finish. Peggy is enthusiastic and devoted to preserving timber frame barns.