Over the years we’ve built an extremely skilled and cohesive team. Many of us have been working together since GDC was founded in 1991. We bring over 125 years of combined experience to every project. Several members of our crew are native Vermonters who have a great appreciation for traditional Vermont architecture.
Our team has a very high “care factor.” Along with a commitment to high-quality craftsmanship, we share a passion for building homes that will be enjoyed for generations. Our customers often comment on how they enjoyed getting to know the guys. One former client still tracks down the crew at new jobsites with her homemade desserts. We are proud of our team’s dedication and professionalism.
We invite you to stop in and visit us at our office at 626 Mountain Road in Stowe, on the corner of Weeks Hill Road.
Vermont has always been a part of Gordon’s life. Growing up, he spent summers and vacations at his family’s home in southern Vermont. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1986, he briefly explored a career in law and city living before returning to Vermont to enjoy the outdoors lifestyle and the physical and rewarding work of construction. He worked as an apprentice and cabinetmaker before starting his own company in 1991.
Gordon and Robin have lived in Stowe for 25 years, where they have raised three children and four dogs. Gordon is an avid hiker, runner and skier, and an active member of the Stowe community. He coaches high school soccer, serves on the board of the Stowe Historic Preservation Committee and is a steward for the Stowe Land Trust.
Originally from New York, Robin spent much of her childhood at her family’s home in southern Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1986, and worked in the print production and graphic design fields in Boston and Vermont. After Robin and Gordon started a family in 1994, she took over the bookkeeping for GDC. Her role has grown over the years to include overseeing the office, human resources, marketing and project management.
When she’s not in the office, Robin spends as much time as possible in the outdoors, hiking, kayaking and cross-country skiing and at home working in her gardens.
Meredith handles our bookkeeping and assists our project managers. She brings complementary experience from her previous work at Champlain Housing Trust, where she managed an affordable rental housing complex. She is a graduate of Green Mountain College, and keeps GDC up to date with social media and marketing efforts. Meredith and her husband enjoy snowboarding, downhill bike racing and motocross on the weekends.
Matt grew up in the Mad River Valley where he stayed active skiing, skating and playing ball. Matt moved to Colorado as a young adult and worked in the building trades. He remodeled his own home during nights and weekends. Having known the Ryley family for years, when Matt was headed back to Vermont we were excited to offer him a job. He and his wife and daughter live in Hyde Park, Vermont with their dog, Finn. Matt enjoys the summer weekends at camp in Maine.
Born and raised on the Spear Farm in Stowe, Terry stayed and raised his own family on the farm. Terry has been with us since our start in the early '90's. Terry is a master carpenter who specializes in finish work. In Terry's spare time he enjoys the outdoors with a special fondness for fishing and hunting. In 2018, Terry decided to retire. We are keeping him on our website as he is a part of our history and we miss him! And...he promised to join us to do some more of his magic (for a bit in the summer only!).
Born and raised in Lamoille County, Dave attended People’s Academy in Morrisville and studied Builder Trades at Lamoille Union Vocational Technology Program. Dave married a local girl and raised two sons in Stowe. He has been with our crew since 2003. Outside of work, Dave is an avid hunter and runs a sugaring business with his family.
Rufus loves going to work. He starts his day in the office with a kong filled with peanut butter and treats. He enjoys visiting the jobsites and clean up especially after lunch. In his free time, he likes running, mountain biking, frisbee and swimming.