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February 2020 Newsletter

  A Gorgeous Bonita Bay Remodel   "There are so many decisions when you renovate. The best choice, for us, was to contract with Green Mountain Builders. We were not easy clients, as there were many moving parts. Green Mountain Builders were patient, informed, and professional. "During the process, we received daily updates; we always knew the next step. Our questions were addressed in a timely manner and respectfully. In addition, as we were nearing completion, our manager noticed issues that we would have missed. "Any idea or issue was considered, addressed and resolved. Our Construction Manager, Bill Colborn, was responsive, kind and accommodating. Through every step of the process, we were made aware of the cost, helping us maintaining our budget. "We are so happy with our initial decision to trust GMB." - Don and Susan Young, Bonita Bay     Green Mountain Builders remodeled this beautiful, custom home’s kitchen in Bonita Bay. The kitchen was opened to the family room by removing interior walls. This created an exquisite space, featuring an expansive, granite-surfaced island that comfortably accommodates six and enhanced with wainscoting, to provide a clean, finished appearance. This transitional remodel includes wide plank, brushed oak flooring that transitions smoothly from the kitchen and breakfast nook to the family room. In addition, the kitchen offers ten-foot-high, wide-style, Shaker perimeter cabinets, quartz perimeter countertops, a porcelain tile backsplash and custom lighting. Appliances include a Bosch convection oven and microwave, gas cooktop and stainless steel column refrigerator/freezer.   Transitional Kitchens are Trending This Year   What is a Transitional Kitchen? A transitional kitchen borrows elements from or references styles of the past and combines them with contemporary features to produce something new and fresh. The beauty of this type of kitchen is that you can decide how you want to mix and match the past and the present, so that the design expresses who you are and how you live! Transitional designs are somewhere in between traditional and modern styles; they bridge the gap between the two, borrowing from each aesthetic. It yields an environment that is warm, welcoming, and unfussy but incorporates classic components. Most of our kitchen remodels would be described as transitional. Some read very modern, others more traditional—yet they are all totally different from each other. A transitional kitchen hints of historical design elements in combination with modern and current kitchen fashion to produce something original and contemporary.         “Green Mountain, headed by Tony Persichilli, remodeled both the inside of our home as well as the entire lanai area. They did a fabulous job on both. Tony and his team were most helpful in coming up with ideas for us to consider which made our home even more special. One of the best parts of working with Green Mountain is that the team stays with you long after the project is completed, because no matter how well the job is [...]

2020-03-09T07:22:12-04:00March 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

January 2020 Newsletter

Home of the Suttons, Bonita Bay   Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, Florida—Gorgeous Remodel Green Mountain Builders has completed an extensive remodel and addition on a riverfront home in Bonita Bay. The transitional-inspired style makeover consists of a completely modernized outdoor living area, a new exterior, including landscaping and lighting, a second-floor guest suite addition, with balcony, and various other interior upgrades and improvements. Tony Persichilli, owner of Green Mountain Builders, formed a team of highly qualified experts to design and build this lovely makeover. “We brought in the most creative professionals in their respective fields to work together and create a very special home for the clients,” states Persichilli. Dan F. Sater II, FAIBD/CPBD of The Sater Group, with over thirty-five years experience in Southwest Florida, was given the task of designing the makeover. The selected style was inspired by British West Indies design. The pool and landscape concepts were created by Scott Windham, ASLA, Landscape Architect, with Windham Studio, Inc., and O'Donnell Landscapes, Inc., combining to do a beautiful job on the exterior grounds and the designer features and finishes were selected by Faith Fix, ASID, Founder and Principal of Freestyle Interiors Design Studio, as well as Viktoriya Afonova, ASID, Interior Design Consultant with From Dreams to Reality. Outdoor Living Makeover and Addition The 1,200 square foot cabana addition showcases the outdoor kitchen, custom decking and additional seating area, while adding under roof square footage. The outdoor kitchen is fully equipped. The tropical-inspired ceiling is adorned with exotic bamboo in a cleverly designed alternating pattern. The pool, spa and deck have been expanded and new features include an infinity edge, upper cascading fountain, gorgeous imported shell stone decking, two beautiful fire features and dramatic mood lighting.   Front Exterior and Entry The home’s exterior went through a major makeover. The existing entry was replaced with a taller configuration and new stair design—an intricate series of integrally round and shaped steps, highlighted by an impressive imported shell stone decking. The entry’s ceiling was raised to fifteen feet. The landscaping, highlighted with native specimen plantings, creates magnificent curb appeal, while the circular drive is enhanced with brick pavers. The entire home was painted inside and out, and all existing bathrooms were updated. Second Floor Guest Suite Addition A beautiful, custom wood staircase leads guests to the creatively designed and beautifully decorated second-floor guest suite, providing privacy and comfort for guests and family. The lovely guest suite includes a bedroom, a comfortable, relaxing living room, bathroom and balcony overlooking the Imperial River. The bedroom and living room both enjoy access to the balcony, perfect for a morning cup of coffee, or a fabulous Southwest Florida sunset. Special attention was given to the ceilings. The balcony ceiling was painted a harmonious green, while the detailed bedroom and living room ceilings were designed to reflect the color theme.     "We were also blessed to have wonderful clients, who participated in the design [...]

2020-03-09T03:56:15-04:00March 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

December 2019 Newsletter

  The Home of Barb and Riley Lochridge   Clients for Life, and Homemade Brownies. The best referral for any business comes from happy clients. That’s the case when seven years ago, I was introduced to Barb and Riley Lochridge. They are a creative couple and a pleasure to work with on every project. Over the years, we have made innovative improvements to their home, including the addition of a bathroom shower, installing disappearing sliding glass doors, painting, adding flooring, pool, pool deck and an outside living area. Each project has been enjoyable, and the most satisfying part is that they are more than happy with the result. Our entire team has had the chance to know their charming personalities and their homemade chocolate brownies. We look forward to working with them again in the future, accompanied by more brownies, of course. Tony Persichilli, Owner, Green Mountain Builders            NOW AVAILABLE This magnificently designed Napoli model is a four bedroom, plus study, three bath pool home, offering 2,208 square feet of living space and 2.888 total square feet under roof, located in Naples Park. A dramatic foyer welcomes visitors leading to the spacious great room, kitchen and dining room open concept plan. The foyer is flanked on one side by a private study. The lanai and pool is accessed by a 14’ bank of sliding glass pocketing doors. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, custom white cabinetry and a large center island with seating, including a waterfall quartz countertop. The kitchen boasts a French door refrigerator, glass slide in range, stainless vent hood, built in microwave and decorative wainscoting. The kitchen, dining room and expansive great room create the very popular open concept, perfect for family enjoyment, entertaining and keeping watch over the kids. The master suite is the perfect retreat from a stressful work day. The master includes 8ft. sliders to the outdoor living area and tray ceiling. An expansive walk-in closet separates the bedroom from the elegant master bath, with dual vanities, oversized shower, linen closet and water closet. The outdoor living area is perfect for family enjoyment, barbecues and entertaining. A custom- designed pool and spa, wth brick paver deck, equipped outdoor kitchen, fenced in side and rear yard round out the exciting features of this home. In addition, this Napoli model includes tile roof, impact resistant glass windows and sliding glass doors.     HOMEOWNER TIP When homeowners arrive back to their Florida home, the first thing to do is check the thermostat and see if the system is operational. Check the area where the A/H is located for any possible water stains or damage. Change the filters, and most of all have system maintenance performed by a professional company. When preparing to leave after season, have the system maintenance checked and change the filters. The drain line should be cleaned "correctly" (not with bleach or just a shop vacuum). A professional company should always be [...]

2019-12-18T13:50:28-05:00December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Interior and Exterior Painting

If you are looking to update the interior of your home, painting your walls a new color is a simple, yet fresh way to transform the ambiance of a room. Green Mountain Builders is proud to partner with Sherwin-Williams, which offers more than 1,500 interior hues and coordinated color palettes. Sherwin-Williams provides unique color services that allow you to visualize and explore the endless possibilities of color. Just upload a photo of an interior room in your home, and you can virtually paint your walls to customize and create the perfect look. Try it out here! In addition to the interior of your home, have you considered updating the exterior color of your home? The majority of homes built in Southwest Florida have a stucco veneer, which is not waterproof. Paint and caulking provide the waterproof needed for our harsh, humid climate. It’s important to use a high-quality paint to provide the maximum protection against the elements. Sherwin-Williams Duration is self-priming, offers a mildew-resistant coating and is backed by a lifetime warranty for as long as you own your home. Taking just as much pride in building your home as you do in living in it, Green Mountain Builders uses only the highest quality products. You can be confident that all your painting needs are guaranteed by Green Mountain Builders and Sherwin-Williams.

2016-03-29T14:11:08-04:00April 13th, 2016|home makeover, home renovation, Uncategorized|

Outdoor Living

People come from around the world to enjoy Southwest Florida's climate and way of life. For those lucky few who build homes in the area, you want to take advantage of the weather and give the sense that you’re bringing the outdoors into your home. Outdoor living spaces are taking on a whole new feel. Here are some of the latest trends in outdoor living. Over the years, we have seen a trend in clients opting for marble decks instead of brick or travertine. Although both travertine and marble are beautiful stones, marble has less voids, which adds a modern touch to your outdoor living space. An added feature of using marble as opposed to travertine is that marble can be installed on a mud bed with the joints grouted. This application allows the deck material to have a similar appearance to the inside of your home, creating a modern flow to the entire space. Nothing is more pleasing than the sound of trickling water with the addition of a comforting fireplace to keep you warm on colder nights. Adding a unique fire and water feature enhances the outdoor living experience, which is essential when you're spending time entertaining on your lanai. Our premium pool finishes create a unique, natural look to your pool. Glass bead finishes will add a spectacular glow at night and dark finishes mimic a natural pond look. Speaking of entertaining, you’ll also want enhanced outdoor kitchens, which offer commercial grade grills, refrigerators, ice makers and additional storage. Wood ceilings can add a rich touch, making the outdoor feel as special as the interior of your home. Many homes in Southwest Florida are built with spectacular views of a preserve, golf course or lake. Why block the view with an aluminum enclosure? By having 'view windows' you can replace the vertical supports with a horizontal beam. To get the most cost-effective enjoyment from your new enclosure, be sure to ask about stainless steel fasteners. These will prevent you from having rusty screws that detract from your new screen enclosure. Also, ask your builder about super screen, which is stronger than conventional screening. Let us know if you’d like to add any of these features and trends to your home! Call us today for a free consultation, (239) 466-1801.

Why We’re Born to Build

You’ve trusted us for years to build and remodel your homes and we are continually grateful for that trust in our vision and in the quality of work we produce. Tony Persichilli, owner of Green Mountain Builders, has operated the mid-size construction company specializing in high-end remodels, single-family semi-custom homes and luxury estates for more than seven years. With more than 27 years of experience building homes in Southwest Florida, Tony is a licensed Florida Building Contractor and has been the qualifying agent for more than 2,500 homes. However, its Tony’s passion for building and construction that sets his work apart. This passion began when he was just a child, as he was born into a building family. Mr. Persichilli (the senior) was an Italian immigrant who specialized in custom building on Long Island. Some of Tony’s earliest memories were walking on construction jobsites with his dad. During the summer, when most of his friends were spending time at the beach and working on their tans, Tony was working alongside his dad learning the ins and outs of building. “We would always talk about building and development at the kitchen table,” stated Tony. “From the beginning, my father had very specific principles that he instilled in me.” These principles still guide Green Mountain Builders today. They include: Quality speaks for itself. There are no short cuts. Continue to learn everything you can and work hard. In order to get new clients you need to take care of your current and past ones Tony’s commitment to these principles is evident in everything the company stands for and the construction projects they undertake. Green Mountain Builders is a referral-based company and we strive to exceed each and every one of our customer’s expectations. We were born to build.

Walls, Who Needs Them?

What is the best way to keep people from interacting? Simply, build a wall. Similar to the Berlin Wall and the Great Wall of China, walls inside your home prevent people from being together. They are put there as a separation, to block out something unwanted, or create separated gathering areas. Of course walls are great if you want privacy in a bedroom or bathroom, but not necessarily needed or ideal in common areas where families and friends come together to bond. Breaking down the barriers in your home will allow for an easier flow of communication, as well as provide a more open space. For example, mom is cooking dinner in the kitchen, the kids are doing homework in the dining room and dad is sitting on the couch watching his favorite sports team, all in separate rooms. This makes it impossible for the family to be together throughout the busy night. If those walls in between them didn’t exist, the whole family could discuss their day and the kids could easily ask for help with their homework. Something as simple as knocking down a non-structural wall or removing a doorway can help establish the sense of flow that your home is missing, and allow it to feel roomier and less cluttered. Another amazing benefit when those walls are torn down is the natural lighting can finally shine in throughout the entire home. It’s time to open up your mind to a new, open floor plan! In the process of listening to our clients, we have found creative ways of making your home feel more open and conducive for your family or life style. By eliminating walls and opening up more space, we can bring your family together, while maintaining the integrity of your home. Let our team of highly trained professionals make your home the best that it can be. Tear down the walls and allow your dream home to take form. Gather ideas or get inspired for your next home project in our photo album or schedule a complimentary design review.    

2015-04-28T17:01:37-04:00April 28th, 2015|construction, Green Mountain Builders, Uncategorized|

Not the Brightest Bulb?

When was the last time you thought about light bulbs? If you are like most people, then you only think about them when they are in need of replacing. Lighting has not traditionally received the proper attention it deserves. Having a proper lighting technique is an important part in making a home more inviting. In Southwest Florida, the primary source of lighting is being seen in recessed cans. This type of lighting, also know as a down light, is installed into a hollow hole in the ceiling. With the increase in home ceiling heights, this lighting has become more difficult to install and properly maintain. There are three reasonable options when it comes to choosing a style of light best fit for your home and style: 1. Incandescent: This is the most popular type of lighting, since it’s usually the least expensive option. An issue with incandescent lighting is its high energy level, therefor burning out faster and giving off poor light quality. 2. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL): Recently, there has been significant development in this type of bulb. They are energy efficient, produce less heat, are available in various temperatures, and last much longer compared to incandescent. 3. LED Bulbs: LED bulbs offer superior quality lighting. They can last up to eight times longer than CFL bulbs, create little heat, and are offered in a variety of temperatures. Using recessed cans in tall ceilings are not an issue with this bulb, as the light does not dissipate. LED lighting also presents your granite counter tops and glass tiles with shine. An added bonus, studies show that just one LED bulb will prevent about a half ton of greenhouse gasses over its lifespan. The initial price of this bulb is the highest of the three, however uses less electricity and will shine much longer. Lighting temperatures are used to describe the color of light that your bulb gives off. This color ranges from warm to cool, or also yellow to blue. Lighting quality is measured in degrees of Kelvin. The typical range for a residential home is between 3000K to 5000K. 2500K – 3000K: Soft White is a pleasing light with a yellow tint, and slightly distorts natural color. 4000K: Warm White is a warm lighting source that allows trues colors to be shown. 5000K: Daylight is a bright white color, excellent for retail locations. How do you select the lighting that is right for your home? Most Green Mountain customers prefer the quality of light produced by 4000K bulbs, providing the most natural white lighting in your dream home. Not all lighting temperatures are available at your local store, so we recommend going online to 1000bulbs.com and ordering one of each temperature to test them out. You will never think of lighting the same way ever again, so we invite questions and feedback on our Facebook page.

2015-03-24T18:28:41-04:00March 20th, 2015|Green Mountain Builders, light bulbs, lighting, Uncategorized|

Recently Completed North Naples Home

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!

2015-02-20T21:59:31-05:00February 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

There’s No Place Like Home – Part II

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.’