Net Zero Construction Specialists

Rockland, Maine


 We are an owner operated corporation, located in Rockport, Maine. We incorporate the highest degree of old-world craftsmanship, techniques, and the long abandoned by most “in house” style business model. Most contractors today are simply General Contractors who farm out the work of each trade to the lowest bidding Sub-Contractor. Our employees are paid hourly, and are not penalized for taking the time to produce a product to their best ability. This stimulates an environment where quality and exceptional workmanship are encouraged and rewarded. Our employees also have direct input in day to day operations and share in profits, which imparts a sense of individual responsibility to our customers and company. We believe if our employees are fulfilled and doing well, they will do everything possible to foster the success and continued growth of our company. In the cases when we do use outside sub-contractors, they are chosen by the quality of their products and services offered, not by the lowest price bidder.

We fuse our old-world business model with tested and proven sustainable building techniques; to offer high performance homes with exceptional attention to details that most other contractors cannot. Our goal is to guide you through your project efficiently, while listening to your wants and needs. Honesty, exceptional quality, clear and complete pricing and communications, and exceptional customer service are what we have built our business on.  We have been building ONLY net zero or passive house new construction projects for the past 10 years, and during this time have amassed a huge performance and costing database. In other words we know what works and what doesn’t, and how to achieve the highest performance levels for the lowest possible cost. Also due to the fact we actually install all the mechanical systems in house, we have the best possible HVAC product knowledge available.

Return business is something we strive for, and we often establish relationships with our customers that last far beyond the initial sale. Past customers regularly call on us to do annual maintenance work, build additions, renovations, or garages, and we even care take for customers that have second homes or travel for extended time.

While our focus is high performance new home construction, we strive to serve all construction needs.  If our schedule allows, we also do projects as small as bathroom remodels and decks.

We believe our work is our best advertising and it speaks for itself. Just call or e-mail and we can arrange for a tour of one of our ever-growing stock of completed net zeros homes or Passive Houses. After seeing our work and reviewing a detailed estimate catered to your project, we are confident you will choose us to assist with your construction needs. Estimates can be set anytime around your busy schedule; days, evenings, or weekends.

“We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that’s true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.” -Paul Hawken.

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