Blog : Ridgeview Construction Honored at Cornerstone Awards

By Patrick Haigis | Oct 31, 2014 | in

MANCHESTER- The Annual Cornerstone Awards was recently held at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, N.H. The Cornerstone Awards are produced by the New Hampshire Home Builders Association Sales & Marketing Council and are presented yearly to recognize excellence in all areas of the building industry including design, remodeling, new construction, landscaping and special features. Ridgeview Construction was one of the companies honored at the ceremony, receiving three awards for their commitment to sustainable construction.

Ridgeview was a Gold Winner for the Modern Lake Home category, which highlighted the best complete teardown and build of a modern lakefront home and Historical Farmhouse Modernization, which focuses on the updating and modernizing of a historical farm. Ridgeview was also given the Silver Winner award in the net-zero Home category.

Ridgeview applies sustainable building design, construction and materials to each project; whether it is a renovation or a new build. As a company, Ridgeview reflects its character in the homes they build, the communities they build in and the way they do business.

Shane Carter, Ridgeview's President, is proud of the recent recognition. "We are so happy and honored to receive three awards this year," he said. "The Cornerstone awards are meaningful because they are peer judged anonymously. We are so grateful to our amazing customers that choose us to partner with them on their sustainable home building process.”

Ridgeview's commitment to excellence in all facets of construction, from blueprints to the final coat of paint, helped the company receive the award nominations. Located in Deerfield, N.H., Carter and his team have expanded their business throughout the New England region. Ridegeview recently completed work on pre-fabricated, net-zero home in Salisbury, Mass. for Boston magazine's tenth annual Design Home special issue as the project's featured general contractor. The home was built to showcase the sustainability and aesthetic appeal, without cutting corners, of pre-fabricated homes.

Ridgeview is also working on the Squam River Landing project, a sustainable community in Ashland.

"That's a great community and we're really proud to be a preferred builder on that project," said Carter.

According to Carter, working with a like-minded crew to complete a home from start to finish breeds a sense of accountability. For the Squam River Landing project, Carter is excited by the team that came together to develop the site, especially Barry Gaw, the founding member of Sippican Partners, LLC and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP.

"We collaborate on the same frequency as far as I'm concerned," said Carter of Gaw. "He's great and really knows his stuff that way."

All homes at Squam River Landing will be built Energy Star compliant and LEED and National Association of Home Builders Green eligible. Each home will feature appliances that conserve water and energy use. The homes are designed to be affordable as other, expensive lakefront builds, many secondary homes for wealthy buyers, have priced-out large portions of the local community.

Building sustainably and educating communities is one of the reasons Ridgeview joined the Portsmouth-based Green Alliance as a Business Partner. The Green Alliance is a union of businesses and community members that strives to grow the green community throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

Submissions for the 2015 Cornerstone Awards program will begin in January. For more information about the Cornerstone Awards visit www.nhcornerstoneawards.com.

To learn more about Ridgeview Construction visit www.greenbuildernh.com