4 Months of Renovations

It’s been four months since we purchased a little ranch straight from the 1960s! It’s amazing to see just how much we’ve accomplished in that short amount of time, including (but not limited to)… • landscaping (the backyard was a jungle with overgrown weeds and brush) • stripping off the old shingle siding • removing […]

The Move to Pittsford

We just recently made the move to Pittsford, NY, a beautiful suburb of Rochester. We are still building new construction homes, however we have been increasingly interested in focusing on energy efficient remodels and additions. The housing market in Rochester is much different than what we have grown accustomed to. There’s a plethora of older […]

Is geothermal in your future?

As a green home builder, we are always wanting to keep up with emerging technologies that may help save money, improve comfort, and reduce our overall impact on the environment. During the never-ending process of learning about new technologies, geothermal has been the most intriguing. It is, without doubt, one of the most beneficial green technologies known today, and now, at Bear […]

Safe wooden toys

Okay, so this isn’t entirely building related, but we did make a few wood toys in our shop last year! Since we focus on building more sustainable homes that focus on quality over quantity, it makes perfect sense that we carry these same values towards our child’s toys. As you know from reading previous blog posts, we have […]

Time for Change

We just spent the past month working in and out of the wood shop on this beautiful dry sink. This piece of furniture stemmed from our quest to design and build a changing table for our first baby, which we are expecting any day now! We didn’t want a “changing table” per-say that would only serve […]