Colin Karlen grew up in Rougemont. As a young adult, he left for Bienne to train at the Swiss School of Wood and become a joiner-carpenter. Once he graduated, he returned to his native region where he learned tavillonnage from a retired expert. In 1994, he set up his own carpentry, joinery and roofing business, which today employs around ten people.
Timber frame, chalet construction, carpentry, roofing and facade: nothing is a secret for Colin Karlen. But his specialty is shingling, which represents about 20% of his activity. Its clientele, which comes mainly from the region, is made up of private individuals and public institutions. He restored the roof of the Château-D’Oex bell tower and the roof of the Rubloz chalet in Rougemont.
1995 Maîtrise de charpentier, Ecole suisse du bois, Bienne
1991 Brevet de contremaître charpentier, Ecole suisse du bois, Bienne
1986 CFC de charpentier, Ecole professionnelle EPSIC, Lausanne
1984 CFC de menuisier, Centre d’enseignement professionnel (Centre Doret), Vevey
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