Heart and Soul Construction is based out of Guilford, VT. Together Bob and Mike carry 48 years of combined building
experience (Bob's white hair proves it) and are licensed and insured to work in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. We create kitchen & bathroom remodels, additions, decks, flooring installation,
custom cabinets, yurts, and creative cabins - or whatever you desire! - we actually really like small jobs!
We consider it an honor to work in your home, shaping the spaces where you relax after a long day, prepare
and eat your meals, raise your family - and live your life.
Our priority is to provide high-quality craftsmanship at a reasonable price.
Call or email us and we'll provide a free estimate for your project.
I have been working with wood for the past 11 years and have a wide range of carpentry experience - from remodeling and home improvements to working in a custom furniture shop. I enjoy fixing a stubborn door or patching a hole in the wall just as much as I do making and installing cabinets. I really like small jobs too! Is there an area in your house that is constantly cluttered? I can design a storage solution to organize your stuff. I keep my overhead low which allows me to work for a reasonable rate while still taking pride in a beautiful finished product.
In addition to working on "square" houses, I also design and build wooden taper-wall yurts. More substantial than the common vinyl covered lattice wall yurts, wooden taper-wall yurts are completely insulated and surrounded by windows. In the summer of 2014 we built a large 3-story yurt in Maine with a crew averaging 12 for the Wehrweins (background of photo at left).
Visit dickinsonsreachyurts.com if you'd like a custom design or a set of pre-printed plans. I learned most of what I know about yurts by building and laughing with Bill Coperthwaite for six years. A group of us have recently released a website to carry forward inspirations we shared with Bill - you can see it here.
I live in Guilford, VT with my wife Nika and daughter Ella. On days off if I'm not carving a spoon, I enjoy growing food in the gardens, orchard, and woodlot of our homestead.
Bob's a bit of a dinosaur - He was a contractor in California for 40 years and has gobs of information on foundations, framing, plumbing, electrical, and even your fuel filter. His wife dragged him to the East coast a couple years ago and about the middle of February, some days he wishes he was back in California. Call him and he'll tell you everything you need to know.