Outside the Box
Every now and then we are asked to work on a project that is not the traditional type of construction job. We have a lot of creative and innovative people working for us, and we can generally accommodate just about any request within reason. We’ve done everything from building an Extreme Makeover house in 106 hours to creating a library out of a barn silo. These are a few of the “out of the box” projects that we’ve been asked to accomplish.
We work with some clients who have some very innovative ideas. One of our most interesting projects has been the conversion of a barn silo into a library and display area for a variety of collections. Walking up the ramp to the silo, you enter a small round room which has beautiful fireplace, glass enclosues […]
Today’s economy has some of our clients thinking back to the days when people grew their own fruit and vegetables and preserved them. The McKernon group has studied the concept behind this type of storage and built one for a client in the crawl space area off of the full basement of their home. With […]
The Depot Bridge built in 1853 located in Pittsford VT has served its community for many years as a vehicular bridge. It was damaged when a large truck with its bed in an upright position traveled through the bridge and became wedged in place. The bridge, designed with town-lattice type trusses was repaired by our […]
Jacking, lifting and moving homes, barns, churches and other structures is a service that The McKernon Group has provided to clients since 1987. There are many old buildings in our communities that need to be stabilized and become more energy efficient. Jacking up a building in order to put in new foundations is a viable […]
The McKernon Group was contacted by the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and was asked to donate our company resources for the purpose of designing and building a house for a special Vermont family. Assuming full responsibility for the build, we had just a few weeks to plan, organize, gather volunteers and seek donations. […]
The McKernon Group was contacted by a client for a very unusual reason. Her home had been attacked by a bear in the early morning hours! She awoke to a ripping and clawing noise, and it turned out that the bear had removed the clapboards of her 18th century house stirring up the yellow jackets […]