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Custom Home

AIA Maine Award

A week ago right now we were the last ones to leave the AIA awards celebration, because we were having such a blast celebrating our good friends at Whitten Architects—and countless other talented architects in this great state— who won yet more recognition for this gem of a house they let us build. This award,...
Zero Energy Homes

Zero Energy Homes

The science behind solar, and electricity as a form of sustainable energy, has progressed significantly over the last decade. With advances in construction and mechanical technologies, owning a zero energy home is now something that’s financially possible for the mainstream home buyer. Energy efficient home features enable a zero energy home to generate as much...
In Progress: Taylor Pond Camp

In Progress: Taylor Pond Camp

With fall foliage in full swing, we’ve just about wrapped up the framing and exterior details on a brand-new four-season camp in Auburn. Set only steps from the clear waters of Taylor Pond (a convenient feature during the hottest days of summer framing), this little cape will bring energy efficient construction and modern creature comforts...
Custom Timber Frame Home

Custom Timber Frame Home

It is a special treat to build a spectacular custom home from frame to finish, and particularly satisfying when the house plays to our particular expertise in both traditional timber framing and cutting-edge building materials and techniques.  This home, designed by architect Amy Hinckley proves that clients don’t need to choose between livability and performance:...
Maine Design/Build Custom Home

Maine Design/Build Custom Home

As the mornings cool off and the days shorten, BenCo has moved inside to put the finishing touches on a unique custom home on a spectacular rural lot in New Gloucester, Maine.  The house, which Ben designed from the ground up with input from the homeowners, melds traditional New England cape forms with simple, modern,...