About Us

Tim Kern and Chris Worley started Porch Light Woodworking in 2008. Their workshop is located in Van Meter, Iowa. Porch Light’s main customer base resides in the greater Des Moines area. Porch Light also serves customers across the state of Iowa and ships custom woodworking orders throughout the U.S.

Tim Kern
Tim started working in the construction business shortly after graduating college with a B.A. in fine arts, and quickly gravitated to finish woodworking and cabinet making. Tim has been active in the woodworking industry since 1993, and resides in Waukee.
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Chris Worley
Chris entered the carpentry trade in 2001 by working for his uncle’s remodeling business. There he learned a diverse array of carpentry skills. Chris realized his love for woodworking and joined Tim’s finish woodworking crew in 2005. Chris lives in Grimes with his wife and three children.
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