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 Creek Builders, we are able to provide you…

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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 always been against buying much…

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Breaking Ground for A New 2 Story Craftsman

Last month, we broke ground on lot #2, in preparation to build a new 2-story 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Craftsman home. The home site is set back from the road approximately 120 ft., and fits the lot perfectly between two mature white ash trees and several smaller poplars and maples. More details on this future home could be found here. Although we’re still busy…

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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 it’s purpose for a few…

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A part of the North Country goes to Florida

  Our latest project consisted of 52 maple cabinet door and drawer faces for a family member’s condo in Florida. The existing cabinets were MDF coated with white vinyl. Other than the cabinets, the kitchen had been updated recently and already looked pretty modern, so it made sense to just make new faces and leave the existing infrastructure. We decided to take on the…

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September & October

The Crabapple Retreat is about 95% complete and has been livable since August. The lack of top shelves in the kitchen, the fireplace surround, and a small amount of trim hasn’t prevented us from loving every minute spent in this humble abode. We are expecting to have plenty of time this winter to finish ever last detail. Especially since we are expecting a baby…

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So busy, so good

Jeff and I have been so busy since we started our newest project, the Crabapple Retreat, last winter. But, busy is good, so we can’t complain! We surely chose a hard winter to build. We could have held off until spring, but we had already poured our concrete pad and started the framing by the time the snow hit in late…

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