“A Barn for All Seasons”

“A crumbling western Massachusetts outbuilding gets a sunny, modern overhaul.” We’re excited to see a beautiful shot in the December 2017 Boston Magazine of a project we did with Erin Hunter of[...]

Great Article in the Recorder – Net Zero Retrofit of 18th c. Farmhouse

  “Contractor Kent Hicks of West Chesterfield recently completed the retrofit of an 18th-century farmhouse in Deerfield — using the latest green technology to make it one of the oldest net zero[...]

A Simple Life Magazine – Cover Article

A great cover story (Summer 2017, pp.6 – 23) featuring the amazing process of restoring and rebuilding the John House home, a 17th century house. The salvaged building was bought, sight unseen[...]

“A Sense of Calm”

Carol Lollis’ beautiful piece in the Dec. 1 Hampshire Life magazine featured the West Cummington Congregational Church which we helped to rebuild after a terrible fire in January 2010.

“Bringing an Old Mill into the 21st Century”

Kent Hicks’ home and office have been a labor of love for the past decade. The building was originally a grist mill, then a tool handle manufacturing company. The historic renovation had[...]

“A Sealed Deal: Less Science, More Sustainability Go Into This Forever Home”

We built a net zero home for some very happy clients who wanted a self-sufficient, resilient, low maintenance and durable home. Their home is featured in the most recent Green Builder magazine (pp.[...]

Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future: Energy Retrofits

We’ve worked on old houses in New England for years and have learned that well-built wooden structures can last a very long time – like 100 to 300 years. As stewards of[...]

East Branch Evolution – A New Venture

One of my first jobs in construction was working on a production framing crew. We were building subdivisions—so many homes that looked practically identical (garage on the left or on the right).[...]

Green Giant Awards

Green Giants – 2015 Green Building Local Hero Awards Program Here’s a little history The Green Giants Award Program was created in 2013 as a biennial awards program by our chapter to[...]

Savoy House Featured in NAPHN Publication

Our Savoy house has been featured in a new eBook, Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables, published by the NAPHN, see pages 42-43. Read the article here.