We are veteran owned and operated.
We are dedicated to ensuring that houses remain usable, enjoyable, and
happy – regardless of condition or circumstance.
We are dedicated to the end-result, which may mean locating a
specialist for you. We won't take on a job that would be better
accomplished by someone else.
No job too small. We mean it.
We build, repair, renovate, rehabilitate, and rejuvenate. Mostly old houses, but sometimes we have to build new ones.
We have worked on historic houses, restaurants, a monastery, stores, a bakery, a commune, a brewery, two libraries, an assisted living center, commercial properties, a taproom, camps, apartments, churches, a museum, stores, rentals, sailboats, garages, a cold room, and one doublewide.
We have built - from the ground up - houses, additions, trellises, greenhouses, and a restaurant. We have built one restaurant and one complete house with one cohort. We have built one house without assistance.
In the old days we could do electrical work and plumbing but now we leave it to licensed professionals. We don't do rooves anymore either but we can be talked into roof repairs.
Otherwise, we paint, plaster, drywall, side, weatherproof, build, repair, frame, demo, level, side/reside, insulate, re-insulate, lay flooring, trim, finish, and clean up when we're done.
We add, replace, and remove windows and doors, replace rotted structural components, and level houses.
A particular speciality is old work plaster and plaster repair.
We've been caretaking for a few people the last few years. Along the way we have done light hauling, mowing, raking, snow removal, tenant removal, ditch-digging, land clearing, wood-splitting, etc. We prefer carpentry but are always willing to help our clients.
We are particularly fond of design-and-build and comprehensive historic rehabilitation.
The styles we prefer tend towards Colonial, Swedish Traditional, Swedish Modern, and Arts and Crafts.
In the pipeline are a couple tiny houses, a garage, an addition, and a
handful of garage doors.
Mostly Midcoast Maine but as far afield as Greenville and Brunswick, and frequently in Bangor and Bucksport.
Originally, we got into this kind of work due to a belief that home
ownership need not be prohibitively expensive.
We enjoy problem solving. We really enjoy complex and continually
unfolding narratives (ie, design and build or comprehensive
rehabilitation). We enjoy repairing things so they can continue to be
used. We enjoy the enormous spread of knowledge, wisdom, and skills
(and tools) that is tested and expanded on every task.
After almost ten years in combat we’re not completely comfortable
working with other people, but we're working on it.
We also like that each day is completely different from the last.