Newschool Builders is a residential building company dedicated to providing sustainable, high quality construction services. Innovative design, local and regional knowledge, time-honored building practices, and the newest developments in the field give Newschool Builders a reputation that lives up to the name.
We’re Passionate About Building
Regardless of what we’re building or where we’re building it, we maintain a standard of quality our clients can count on. As a smaller company, the owners are the builders. One of us is always on site, allowing us to deliver a consistent product. Whether it’s putting together a small deck, replacing a roof, installing a bathroom, or constructing a custom home, we take pride in everything we do. Making our clients happy is our absolute number one priority. And it’s how we stay busy. We believe we can build a better community — one project at a time — and we do this by being fair, well educated and professional.
In the beginning, Blake and Alex were both hired at Precision Builders, marking the beginning of their careers. Not only did the two of them have a great time together, but they shared similar values of hard work and had common goals. They created an incredibly efficient team.
In 2006, during the recession, it was a tough time for everyone in the construction industry. Despite this challenge, Alex and Blake decided to break away and form their own company, Newschool Builders, LLC. Blake had been working on his own as Newschool Builders DBA and subcontracting to other high-end home builders. His close friend Alex had been working with Fine Lines Design and Build. They decided to join forces and incorporated as Newschool Builders, LLC — becoming fifty/fifty partners.
During this time Alex and Blake had the opportunity to be subcontractors on some amazing projects for well established and respected companies such as: Tom Moore Builder and Great Northern Construction. On these projects, Alex was exposed to extremely high quality woodworking and it set the bar high for future jobs and pushed Newschool Builders into a new direction. They are forever grateful for working with these companies and gaining these experiences.
Their energy and passion for their profession soon led to a reputation of leadership in their industry. After five years in business together Blake and Alex have become invaluable partners, complementing one another’s craftsmanship, values and performance. They were hired in 2009 to build a beautiful new master bedroom and bathroom addition for a family in Warren, Vermont. This put Newschool Builders on the map in the Mad River Valley.
Currently Blake and Alex each manage their own crews and are able to oversee and execute their individual projects as they see fit. This method allows them to be deeply engaged in their project from the very beginning, all the way through to completion, which insures the end product, experience and workmanship hold true to their rigorous standards.
“When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our fathers did for us.'”
— John Ruskin (1819-1900)