Jeff & Rising Sun Woodworking

Jeff Camplese is a finish carpenter and woodworker who has been creating and crafting for over 35 years. He specializes in building stand-alone and built-in cabinetry, custom furniture, and trim work.Throughout the years some projects he has been involved with are detailed libraries, fireplace mantels, beamed ceilings, curved staircases as well as numerous bathroom and kitchen renovations.

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, he attended Montana State University in Bozeman. He completed his studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1981. It was during these years that his love for and desire to live in Montana became ingrained, he knew that he would always want to return someday. After graduating, he returned to Indiana and got his first job in the building business. He spent the next following years learning about the woodworking trade, acquiring valuable experience and tools, and gaining an understanding of the process of designing and completing various building projects.

In 1994, he relocated to Helena, Montana, where he continues to live with his wife Deborah and their 2 black Labs. He owns his own business now, Rising Sun Woodworking and while passionate about his work, he is also appreciative of the many outdoor recreational opportunities and subtle characteristics that make Montana what it is. The fishing, hunting, hiking, rivers, snow, mountains, hard blue skies and wide-open spaces that provide many opportunities for special time away from work. He takes full advantage of these as his schedule allows. He has become totally addicted to what may quite possibly be the most fulfilling and enjoyable pastime there is: fly fishing. Recently, he has been building wooden shadowbox fly displays as a way to enjoy and show appreciation for the lifelong pursuit of a sport we can all take part in.