Les is a graduate of Lake Forest College. He has been restoring old buildings since 1975. Les has taught over 2,000 assessors, appraisers, real estate licensees and inspectors about old buildings. He has also given lectures and workshops for hundreds of local, county, state and national groups. Les currently inspects over 100 buildings per year for re-sale, preservation or condition assessment for buyers, preservationists and non-profit organizations and donates his time to many Maine non-profit organizations with historic buildings.