Norm Abram is a popular American carpenter, He is also known for his appearance on the PBS television programs named The New Yankee Workshop and This Old House as a “master carpenter”.
Norm Abram Career Details
After College, Norm Abram worked as a site supervisor for three years in a New England based construction firm whose turnover was multimillion dollars. In 1976, Abram’s business started with the general contracting firm Integrated Structures Inc. After three years Abram did a construction job in Russell Morash’s backyard, who is the creator of This Old House. Morash was impressed by Abram’s work – his efficiency and organized work habits. Russell Morash needed help with the renovation of a rundown Victorian house in Boston’s historic Dorchester section So he invited Abram for this purpose. This Old House was recorded by the WBGH camera crew with host Bob Vila. Morash came up with the idea of Abram’s introduction to the project as a regular on this series. Abram sticks to the show ever since.
In 1988, Morash needed a suitable place to videotape to launch a spin of The Old House named The New Yankee Workshop, and they used the shop that Abram built-in 1979 in Morash’s backyard. In 1989 The New Yankee Workshop first aired and this show was hosted by Abram. This show emphasizes the use of power tools and equipment and showcased furniture. It was aired on PBS for 21 seasons.
There are eight books on carpentry and these all books are written by Norm Adam: Mostly Shaker from the New Yankee Workshop, Norm Abram’s New House, Cut Once, Measure Twice and The New Yankee Workshop Kids’ Stuff, The New Yankee Workshop, Ask Norm, Classics From the New Yankee Workshop, Outdoor Projects from the New Yankee Workshop. Adam also had a contribution to Complete Remodelling and Complete Landscaping. Both were published in 2004 by This Old House Books hand in hand with Sunset Books. Abram also worked together with the editorial board of This Old House Magazine and also wrote in the popular column “Norm’s Notebook”.
Abram is an active member of the board of trustees of Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and delivered the commencement speech at the North Bennet Street School in Boston in 2001. This school is especially for teaching craftsmanship. In the Freakazoid episode “Normadeus”, Abram voiced the character of himself in which the villain kidnapped him to construct a special weapon of wood. Adam had appeared on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and Between the Lions. He also appeared in a Foot Locker commercials series titled “House of Hoofs”. In 2010, he made an appearance in an episode of the Food Network show “Ace of Cakes” titled “Indy, Ice, and Improv”.
On April 23, 2009, Norm Abram was awarded by The American Academy of Ophthalmology with the Eyesmart Distinguished Service Award. In 2018, Norm was selected for the Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award for his service.
Norm Abram Parents, Spouse And Children
On October 3, 1994, Norm Abram was born in Woonsocket at Rhode Island and brought up in Milford, Massachusetts. He got his education from high school in Milford and earned the degree of Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and he became the brother of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. Abram was married to Laura Cone and had a daughter named Lindsey. But in 1996, Abram and Laura got divorced. Now he lives with his wife, Elise in Carlisle, Massachusetts. Abram’s fondness for pleated shirts is known to all.
Norm Abram Net Worth
Norm Abram has a net worth of 2.5 million dollars. He built his net worth with home improvement television shows. He was the commercial spokesman for Sears.
Norm Abram Fan Club has 1260 members and 258 followers on Instagram.