Prior to putting my thoughts down in words as testimony to my experience with Wright Builders, I was interested in what others expressed. Did they feel as positive, passionate, and privileged to be living in such a unique environment? The answer of course is unequivocally yes!
I struggled to avoid repeating their glowing endorsements of quality, design, impeccable project management, attention to detail, and the entire teams’ capacity to truly hear and understand their potential homeowner. What could I say that hadn’t been said before. Then it came to me…..
It is because of who they are, and what they have created for me personally, that for the first time in two decades, I feel that I am finally home. It isn’t just because of the magnificent dwelling that I live in on Village Hill, but more because of the extraordinary bonds that I’ve created through the experiences we shared from my first contact to my ongoing relationships with them. More than anything, it’s about the TRUST they established that was essential for me when taking on such a big investment and doing it alone.
They’ve proven over and over again, that they stand by their word. There is a lot of activity happening on ‘The Flats’ this Spring- (2016). Things could easily go wrong, and on a few occasions they did. No one is perfect. That’s when Trust is affirmed. Their word ‘IS’ their promise! In the rare occasion that something was passed over, they made it right… and usually went above and beyond to make it more than expected. Everyone that I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with throughout this project, is part of the ‘Character Ethic’ that Wright Builders exudes. They are exceptional Builders and outstanding human beings!
Happy New Home Owners in Dover, VT (new Net Zero home)
Our net zero home lives very well, so quiet! Frankly, most of the way the house is, we expected, but the quiet, no draft aspect you can’t appreciate when you just visit one of these homes. Now that we have moved in to our new home, waking up in the am or relaxing in the evening, it is so peaceful and comfortable.
Wright Builders does not build “cookie-cutter” residences. While we share a building with the owners of three other condominium townhouses, each residence has its own distinctive design within a harmonious whole. External variations in shape and color, with subtle references to a particular architectural style, make each townhouse interesting and inviting.
But what these residences all share are interiors that are filled with an abundance of natural light, complemented by unobtrusive, interior lighting. Not only does our townhouse offer an expansive sense of living space, but our eyes are also drawn outside our home to the natural beauty of the hills, trees and fields surrounding the Pioneer Valley. That appreciation of natural beauty is magnified not only by the extensive plantings surrounding its buildings but also by the clear devotion of Wright Builders to conserving and enhancing the local environment in its choice of designs and materials and the use of “cutting-edge” technology.
As we watched our townhouse being built over a ten-month period, we were greatly impressed by the high standards of craftsmanship at every level of construction. We also benefited tremendously from the personal attention that we received every step of the way from the Project Manager and the Sales and Marketing Director, who focused again and again on achieving the goals that we had set while working within the budget that we could afford. They quickly came to appreciate the designs and styles that we most valued, and on numerous occasions provided the advice that we needed to make our townhouse the home that we were hoping for and are now enjoying. We have been truly blessed!
Flats West Home Owner loves The Upper Ridge @ Village Hill
I’m delighted to be here on this special occasion. Thank you so much for inviting me to speak.
I first saw the proposed design for the flats (I believe almost a decade ago, yes?) in a Wright Builders newsletter.
My husband Bob and I have been, what I guess you’d call, both long time proponents and recipients of the excellent work of Jonathan and his Wright Builders colleagues, beginning in 1982 with a kitchen and bath renovation, then a later opening up of space in that same house with a construction of a chimney and fireplace. We followed that almost 15 years ago with what has felt like our crowning glory: a Craftsman inspired house we designed with Jonathan, built on 6 beautiful acres of meadow land, with the back drop of the Sawmill Hills (and actually available right now on Spring Street in Florence!).
But from that first look at this design of one floor living with open-space and three sides of windows in an apartment building which would, without a doubt, be meticulously constructed – I knew I wanted to (in the words of Tina Fey) “go to there”! So I waited and I waited and now I am here!
The design and the dream led me to this day, but the unexpected bonus is the community that we now find ourselves a part of. This group of folks is truly dedicated not only to preserving the beauty that surrounds Village Hill but also to creating a welcoming, inclusive community. So although Bob and I have been very fortunate to have already lived in some beautiful places, we have not yet experienced the spirit of a real community such as the one that is being built here.
I thank you Jonathan and everyone at Wright for having this vision and giving us this long-awaited opportunity. You and those who are also working on this project are truly ahead of your time!
I want to commend you on the professionalism of your team. Certainly it’s no picnic to have to work in a construction zone, but your crew is terrific. No louder than necessary, conscientious about cleaning up after themselves, courteous and friendly.
I’m not surprised you run such a class act at WBI, but I am very grateful.
Have a wonderful day!
We chose Wright Builders because of their sterling reputation… we had high expectations but they were exceeded nonetheless. We are extremely pleased with our new sun room!
We are extremely pleased with how things have turned out here. Having worked with Wright Builders before, we expected a great house and were not disappointed. The layout, airiness, quality of construction, attention to detail, and attention to the inevitable punch list are all excellent. Perhaps even more pleasing, because unanticipated, is the quality of the surround and the community. The old trees (planted mid-1800s?) in the park and the woods on the other side of the house are gorgeous. The detention pond turned out to be a wildlife pond that has kept us out on our screen porch a good portion of summer evenings. And the fact that all of us are new residents has added a lovely incentive to form and participate in a new community, with pot lucks, yoga in the park, and random encounters. All in all, a great experience!
We LOVE our new green house. Wright Builders, you’re the best!
As a journalist and environmental writer (A Passion for this Earth–essays on sense of place), I am pleased to be living in such a thoughtful, well-designed, well-built house in a diverse, inclusive community.
This is town planning at its best and it has attracted vibrant, creative people from all walks of life—musicians, doctors, educators, and people who work in the shops and services offered here in town.
The park, sidewalks and open spaces add to the sense of friendliness and encourage neighborhood gatherings.
The solar panels and green materials used in these homes are among the best.
These dwellings are tight in the winter, cool and comfortable in summer, while using minimal energy.
Then there is the natural beauty of Village Hill–biking and hiking trails, lovely vistas, two little green heron on the local drainage pond. The landscape is well maintained and the 200 year old beech trees and historic buildings that have been so beautifully rehabilitated add to its charm.
We are blessed, too, with the variety of birds and wildlife, and with a builder/designer who cares so much about this community, and about a high level of craftsmanship and general service, that he has made his own home here.
Kudos to Mass Development for selecting Wright Builders to develop this forward looking project.
I am sure this special enclave will become a model for other towns in the years ahead.
Our duplex is absolutely delightful! Not only is it earth-friendly and thoughtfully constructed, it’s a joy to live here! We especially appreciate the visual continuity of fixtures, wood, counters, and windows, as well as the light-filled ambiance and lovely views throughout the house.