FORT MYERS, Fla. – January 1, 2014- Green Mountain Renovations has officially rebranded to Green Mountain Builders. The family-owned and operated business has been serving the Southwest Florida community for nearly 30 years, collaborating with local homeowners to develop unique, high-quality homes. Best known for providing exceptional service and lasting home value, they focus on enhancing the customer experience. While home renovations and whole home makeovers have been a large department of Green Mountain, the company has had a successful portfolio of custom and semi-custom homes. Changing their name from Green Mountain Renovations to Green Mountain Builders became increasingly important, as the demand for Green Mountain to build new homes has increased. The subtle, yet important name change reflects this need as well as more accurately represents the companies mission and services. ‘I have put all my business and life experiences to good use by making Green Mountain Builders the best customer focused, quality-oriented home improvement and new home company in the area,’ Commented Tony Persichilli. ‘We wanted our band to reflect the work we have done for our customers.’ Green Mountain Builders will use their unparalleled knowledge to collaborate with clients in order to develop a unique, high quality home that exceeds their expectations and surpasses industry standards. With the rebrand also comes an expansion of offerings for clients looking to achieve specific wants and needs using through their Design Build and Estate Services programs.
Green Mountain Builders announces our recently completed North Naples home that is currently on the market! Located at 547 99th Ave., North Naples, FL 34108, this home is west of US 41 and within a short walking distance to two of Southwest Florida's finest beaches: Delnor Wiggins State Park and Vanderbilt Beach. You can enjoy all the amenities of North Naples including dinning, shopping and movies at The Mercato. Our first open house was held on January 25th, and over 50 people were in attendance. The Napoli floor plan is the newest in Green Mountain Builders' Executive Home Collection. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2-car garage with an oversized Den that can be used as a 4th bedroom. It is an open, great room floor plan with 11'8" ceilings. You will enjoy entertaining in the gourmet Kitchen that includes a center island, granite tops, upgraded cabinets and stainless steel appliance package. The luxurious Master Bath has a large freestanding tub, a shower with a rain head shower and massaging body sprays. Other upgraded interior features include 20” porcelain tile throughout, 8’ tall doors and crown moldings. The exterior of the home sets the pace for the community. The Italianate elevation includes a cupola, precast concrete details. Concrete tile roof, brick pavers, pool package with a spa and a fenced in yard round out the exterior of the home. See for yourself by taking a peek at some photos!
If you’re just tuning in to our blog, today’s entry is a continuance from our last entry on January 16. We’ll catch you up to speed if you missed it. We’re giving homeowners insider tips on how to plan a remodeling project, starting from their vision to selecting a contractor and working with them to make your vision a reality. We left off with an introduction to pricing and budget, two very important pieces of the puzzle… As we previously mentioned, you get what you pay for. Luckily, here at Green Mountain Builders, we provide a line item budget that will keep you on target with no surprises. From inception of ideas and selection of products through installation and finish, we are there for you. We have an in-house design consultant who will ask questions and help you to make choices for your individual style. Green Mountain is available when you need them. We will work with you to design exactly what you desire prior to construction. Changes after the start date can add time and expense. Our professional work staff is there for you in this situation as well - always prompt and courteous. During the construction phase, schedule periodic meetings with your builder. Green Mountain has four planned meetings: preconstruction, pre-drywall, cabinet installation and final walk-through. Make a list prior to these meetings to discuss with the contractor. Please understand that there are a many variables in remodeling. Green Mountain does its best due diligence to avoid surprises; however, sometimes there are unavoidable construction issues that may be uncovered along the way. These items may affect the design, budget or completion schedule. The key is to identify these items early and address them quickly. We work with the homeowner to provide the necessary craftsmanship to complete a professional and satisfying product that will provide you with years of enjoyment. Building or remodeling a home can be an exciting experience. It will make the house that you live in become the home that you imagined. Remodeling will not only increase the resale value of your home but your home will be up-to-date and modernized. When choosing a builder, consider Green Mountain Builders. Our 93% referral rate is a reflection of our customers’ overwhelming satisfaction. We will make you feel like ‘there is no place like home.’
Whether building a new home or renovating your existing home, Green Mountain Builders prides itself on connecting with each client by incorporating your ideas into the project, and providing expertise, man-power and inspiration to create your dream home. Tony Persichilli, owner/operator of Green Mountain Builders has been building and remodeling homes in SW Florida for over 27 years. Tony provides hands-on care throughout the entire building/renovation project. He is conscientious and knowledgeable with regard to all aspects of home building. So how do you turn your dream into a reality? A great deal of thought and planning is necessary before you decide to build or remodel, and choosing the right contractor is paramount in this decision-making process. You will be spending quite a bit of time with your contractor, so look for someone you can get along with and will share your vision for your project, and provide you with a wide selection of choices. Green Mountain utilizes many different trade partners, thus enabling us to design a home that meets your needs, your tastes and your budget. Some contractors offer a “one-stop” showroom. This limits your choices and affects the quality of selection from cabinetry to countertops and flooring. While the “one-stop” may be ideal for some individuals, we at Green Mountain believe that a variety of choices allows the homeowner to individualize their home and make it uniquely their own. You are a big part of the process so it is important to put a plan together prior to meeting with a potential contractor. Look at magazines, the internet, and model homes to help with your inspiration. Houzz.com has an abundance of photos and information when it comes to designing and decorating a home. Try to be as prepared as possible. Once you identify your contractor, obtain referrals from someone you trust (friends, your real estate agent, co-workers) who is familiar with the contractor. Not all builders are the same. Ask the contractor poignant questions. What is his warranty on the workmanship? Will he provide a budget and construction schedule for the job? Will he obtain and incur the cost of the necessary permits and inspections? Have they completed work similar to yours, and can you see some their work? Can they provide references? Ask the homeowners how they related to the contractor. Check the Internet for ratings and reviews to see if most customers shared the same experience with the builder. One of the most important considerations is integrity. What happens when there is an issue that may arise? Will your contractor alert you to the problem, or just try to fix it without your knowledge. Remember, the least expensive contractor is not always the best choice; in other words, you get what you pay for! Read more about what to look for in a contractor in our next blog, coming soon!
Are you planning to renovate your home, but aren’t sure where to start? We all let our imaginations wander from time to time, picturing a breathtaking house from a spacious kitchen to a one-of-a-kind luxurious bathroom that we could call our own. Believe it or not, this vision can be much more than a fantasy with the right resources and strategy. Don’t sell your ideal home short, with Green Mountain Builders and our compilation of experience and expertise we strive to fulfill the vision of our client. My name is Tony Persichilli, and on behalf of Green Mountain Builders, I’m excited to introduce our brand new blog, in which I’ll be sharing tips and ideas that will benefit anyone interested in building or remodeling their home. I’ll also help guide you through the renovation process, from your first thoughts to the finishing touches on your new living room, patio, kitchen or entire custom-built home. For the past 30 years I have been in the business of construction and homebuilding, specializing in high-end homes. During this time, I’ve worked on over 2,500 residential units with three national builders in the Fort Myers/Naples area. The mission of Green Mountain Builders is to form collaboration with our clients to develop unique, high-quality homes that exceed their expectations and surpass industry standards. Hand in hand with our mission, we would like to inspire new ideas for anyone interested in developing any kind of residential and commercial service ranging from renovations and redesigns to whole home makeovers. It is our hope to make the entire process from the initial thought to the final outcome run as smoothly and as flawless as possible. Some of my fondest memories are created within my home, and I hope to create houses in which our clients can create worthwhile memories and call home as well. Enjoy our blog as we write about tips, ideas, and fun facts about all things home-related. You can also find more by signing up for our newsletter and connecting with us on Facebook, Houzz and Google+!
We are please to announce Green Mountain Renovations is now Green Mountain Builders! Over the past few years, the demand for 'Green Mountain' to build new homes has increased immensely; And it was a natural progression, in our business as well as our passion, to take this step. We are expanding our services and will continue to offer our clients home renovations. With our Design Build program and our Estate Series, we have the ability to specialize homes specifically to our customers' needs and wants. We look forward to what this new chapter will bring and hope you will stay tuned as we roll out breathtaking new homes! As a born builder, nothing gives me a thrill more than to take a bare home site and turn it into a family's home. Being in the remodeling business since 2005 has given me many years of rewarding work bringing customers dreams to reality. - Tony Persichilli
Find Inspiration from Present-Day State-of-the-Art Favorites Choosing the perfect combination of cabinets, flooring, paint colors, counter tops, etc. for your kitchen can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be! With a little inspiration from recently growing trends and help from your friends at Green Mountain Builders, you could have the kitchen of your dreams. White painted cabinetry has been increasing in popularity over the past couple of years. With its futuristic, yet traditional aura, it has captivated homeowners with a bright and open ambiance. On the flip-side, dark finishes have also captured homeowners with their natural and warm tones.
During your stay in Florida this past winter, did you find some areas in your home that could use an upgrade? Green Mountain has you covered while you're away! Completing major home remodeling on your Florida home during your stay up north will save you from the hassle of navigating around construction areas, cleaning up dust and debris as well as listening to all of the commotion that typically accompanies construction. It also allows the workers to complete the project quickly and efficiently! But you may be thinking, I would like to oversee the day-to-day progress and know exactly what they're doing. No worries! Through regular follow-ups and activity reports, we update our customers with emails and photos to keep them in the loop. Let Green Mountain Builders be your choice this summer for your Florida home renovations. Contact us today!
You don't want to worry about your Florida home while you are enjoying the summer months up north. Below are a couple of tips to help protect your property while you are away. Have Someone Looking Out for You Home watch services. Hire a professional home-watch service - a licensed and insured company to inspect your home on a weekly basis. These professionals inspect your tome to catch problems before they cost you money and aggravation. Keepin' It Dry Water. Turn off the water at your main shutoff outside the home. Open a hose bib to drain as much water as possible from the system. Be sure to unplug your hot water heater. If it runs dry, you could burn out an element. If you have a pool, install a hose bib in front of the shutoff, so that the pool water level can be maintained. To avoid an unfortunate accident, put a note on the toilet explaining that the water is shut off for visitors. Thermidistat. Your air conditioner is the only source you have to take humidity out of your home. A thermidistat is a cross between a humdistat and thermostat. It controls the HVAC system by temperature and humidity levels. To avoid mold growth, it is recommended that the indoor temperature does not exceed 80 degrees and the indoor humidity is never above 60 percent. Most customers prefer 78 degrees and 55 percent. Wi-Fi thermostats. Control the temperature from your phone from anywhere in the world. Reset your thermostat after your guests leave. Even better, if they are staying too long, turn the temperature up to 90 degrees in August. Service it. Be sure your HVAC system is in top shape. Change the filters and have it serviced before you leave. You might want to think about a service plan. Make It Secure Security systems can do a lot more than just sound an alarm. Remote access. Anyone who has permission to enter your house can have a unique code. From you phone or tablet, you can tell who is coming and going and how long they stayed. You can also disable their code if you do not want to allow them access any longer. Cameras. For less than $1,000, you can install cameras inside your home; see what is happening at all times. Keep It Full Pool auto fill. An auto fill will keep the water at the right level while you are gone. Summary Green Mountain can help out with many of these projects. Some of these items we do not offer, however, we will be happy to refer one of our preferred vendors. Have a great summer. We will see you in the fall!
Your appliances are often the most used items in your kitchen, and typically entail a big investment. It is important to consider what you need, what you want, how you will use your appliances and your budget before making any decisions. Do you cook for large groups or hold big family gatherings? How much do you plan to use each appliance and what for? Do you like to wash dishes by hand? Are you a chronic baker? Asking these questions ahead of time can help you save your pennies on fancy appliances you might not have needed. Once you've answered some of these basic questions, you're ready to begin the choosing process.