We partnership with other architects.

We work in the traditional design/bid/build mode with outside architects as well as designing our own homes. We offer a seamless workflow with a designer and project manager at your side from start to finish. Our network of professionals communicate with each other daily on schedules, budgets and construction so each person’s contribution supports the other, working toward a common goal.

Ski House
4 Season Ski House

We can preserve the old while updating your home.

Many of our clients are very sentimental about their homes. They wish to upgrade and design without losing the flavor and familiarity of their generational camp or home. We work with you to salvage and upgrade your favorite place!

Lakeside Camp

We can design and build your home.

We often are asked to build on challenging sites including the water's edge, on the edge of cliffs and mountain tops. This is when experience is crucial. We have the knowledge to anticipate the challenges and work with them so that your home is solid and you can have those great views.


We are known for our efficient building practices.

The McKernon Group occasionally takes on an in-house project and makes it available for resale. It is a good investment for the company and gives us an opportunity to display our skills as well as give a buyer the option of moving into a home that is ready for occupancy.

McKernon Home for Sale

We are familiar with all kinds of architecture.

As Vermont builders, we have been leaders in design/build in both Vermont and upstate New York for many years. Our experience allows us to build with knowledge, skill and speed, which results in financial savings that we pass along to our customers.

Adirondack Camp
Adirondack Camp

We keep current on sustainable building practices.

Among Vermont Builders, we are known for our speed in executing complex and demanding projects without sacrificing first-class quality. Working quickly and efficiently results in savings for our clients. Once the decision has been made to go ahead with their project, our clients are very excited to see their home completed as quickly as possible. You may have seen us on TV! We were called upon by ABC’s Extreme Makeover to build a home in Vermont in 106 hours!

Energy Efficient Vermont Construction
Energy Efficient

We build timberframe...old and new.

As Vermont builders living in a state that leads in sustainable building, we encourage our homeowners to consider alternative ways of building their homes with the least amount of impact on the environment. Often the secluded sites we are asked to build on pose the most formidable construction challenges. Whether it is on steep wooded slopes or lake shorelines, there are many hurdles. This includes everything from the permitting process for environmental protection to the physical challenges of preparing a site securely for a build.

Timberframe Home

Serving Vermont  & Upstate New York 
The McKernon Group, Inc. has been designing and building a variety of unique homes and small businesses throughout Vermont and upstate New York since 1987. Our company assures every client a high level of professionalism, efficiency and craftsmanship.

Remodeling and Home Design

Recent News

The McKernon Group
The McKernon Group Office

Celebrating 30 Years

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Through the years we have been privileged to work with a wonderful group of talented people and together we have built and renovated some beautiful homes in Vermont and New York. We have enjoyed good relationships with one another, our clients and our community. Click here for our anniversary issue that shares some of our memories.

Subsidiaries of The McKernon Group

Cellulose and Spray Foam Insulation

Cellulose and Spray Foam Insulation

Urethane Foam Operations™ (UFO) is a subsidiary of The McKernon Group which provides spray-on rigid urethane foam for the thermal insulation of building and roofs. MORE

Vermont Woodland Cabinets

Vermont Woodland Cabinets

Located in an expansive setting in a nearby building, this company is made up of crafters of fine wood cabinets for custom kitchens and baths, as well as quality furniture. MORE

Green Earth Energy

Green Earth Energy

Established in 2010, our newest company is a response to the growing demand for renewable energy. They design, install, and maintain solar… MORE

Home Energy Audits

Home Energy Audits

The McKernon Group provides weatherization tests for homes and small businesses. We are affiliated with Neighborworks H.E.A.T SQUAD which is a home efficiency assistance team. MORE