“It’s expensive to salvage material and expensive to work with it,” Ambrose says, “but it definitely adds aesthetic value. We consider ourselves artisan builders. If people are looking for something that gives a building immediate character and timeless
beauty, we can do that by incorporating salvage.”
Ambrose says green-ness is a top priority on every project he builds. He and lead carpenter Wade Rikert have both taken the courses to become Certified Green Professionals, with the National Association of Home Builders, and have also attended classes and conferences sponsored by Efficiency Vermont and SEVCA.
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March 8, 2012
Local Builder Garners Top Awards From Homebuilders Association.
“Known throughout the area for its outstanding workmanship, Ambrose Custom Builders of Woodstockrecieved top honors at the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont at their 13th annual Excellence in housing Awards. Ambrose won in the categories of Single Family Home 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft.; Residential Renovation; Environmental Excellence; Energy Efficiency New Home; Best Website. In prior years it won recognition for best kitchen design, best bathroom and best home under 3,000 sq. ft.”
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Sustainable Woodstock featured ACB in their weekly posting.
“Ambrose, a Certified Green Builder, is using a plethora of new materials and techniques to ensure that the house is as green as possible. Ambrose is utilizing many construction materials made from recycled products. And lumber, beams, and flooring he saved when he razed a 115-year-old house across the road will find their way into the home’s interior.”
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WCAX TV3 featured ACB in their evening news report.
The Valley News featured ACB in their weekend edition.
“…the benefits of using salvage outweigh the costs, according to Ambrose, who says the quality of the salvaged wood is much better, because it was harvested from old-growth forests making it harder than current wood harvested from younger forests.”
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