The William & Henry Team

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Don Carlisle

Founder & President

Don grew up exploring the forest surrounding his parents’ farm in the small town of Stoddard, NH. He learned the value of commitment, hard work and responsibility early in life; caring for the well being of the farm animals and drying, milling and handcrafting the wide plank boards for the family business. After college Don started a popular local restaurant while continuing to help run Carlisle Restoration Lumber. He later changed the name to Carlisle Wide Plank Floors to better reflect the nature of the business, which he purchased from his parents in 1993. By the time Don sold the company in 2007 it had become a highly respected international brand and a major producer. After a brief hiatus, Don started William & Henry in April 2014. He named the company after the youngest of his three beautiful children. When not in the role of entrepreneur, Don can be found outdoors fly fishing, bow hunting, bird hunting, turkey hunting, taking walks in the woods with his children, growing vegetables in the garden, or in the kitchen canning homegrown foods beside his lovely wife.

Adam of William and Henry

Adam Whitney


Adam’s childhood was spent in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, making him a proud Granite Stater.  Growing up in a rural community in the White Mountain National Forest, his parents bestowed upon him a love of the outdoors and the natural world around him.  Adam grew up helping his parents renovate their colonial farm house – his first introduction to wide plank flooring and traditional building methods.  After graduating from college in 2005 he started working for Don at Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.  He attributes this mentorship to his appreciation for the timbers and people it takes to create heirloom floors to be enjoyed for generations.

When not talking wood floors he enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, playing in his vegetable garden, or any outdoor activity with his Siberian Husky, Pickles.  He and his family live along a tidal river on the New Hampshire coast.

W&H Daughter

Sydney Carlisle


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