by Jessica Steely & Jeff Wade
New construction and remodeling can be a challenge, for the home and building owners, as well as for the contractors. All sorts of surprises occur that conspire to delay and confound the best of intentions. Remember in life, relationships and construction – if you find something that works, stick with it. This has been the case for the partnership between Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc. and Green Goods for many years.
The mission and motivation of both businesses have remained aligned for over 10 years. It was at that time, they co-founded the local nonprofit organization, SLO Green Build. These teams collaborate to provide eco-friendly buildings through the use of sustainably harvested and constructed materials using green construction techniques.
The practice of Green construction includes energy efficiency, conservation of resources and healthy indoor air quality. Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc. and Green Goods strive to find a balance of cost, comfort and conscience in every element of a project. This has resulted in satisfied customers across the Central Coast.
Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc. and Green Goods source the most eco-friendly products including, FSC lumber, rapidly renewable cork flooring, soy-based glues in cabinets and plywood. Reclaimed wood has also played a role, reusing the high quality materials initially installed many years ago. With that same idea, they bring the demo materials to ReStore for a second life.
Combined, Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc. and Green Goods projects have spanned many construction styles. Building types include: straw bale, passive solar, farmhouse, craftsman and contemporary.
A recent project in Arroyo Grande seamlessly incorporated multiple styles. Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc. was selected as the general contractor and Green Goods provided the cabinets, vanities, closets and built-ins. Semmes customizes every project to insure a quality result to the budget and character desired by their clients. Green Goods is often involved. In this case, the client selected Green Goods, and Semmes could not have been happier. This was a succinctly custom job and required the highest quality of fit and finish.
The scope of the casework on this project was large, with design evolving as construction occurred. Good communication between the on-site Semmes and Green Goods teams resulted in the best possible room sequencing and coordination with the other subcontractors.
Consider using a Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc. | Green Goods partnership for your next project.