Home heating is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont, with the average Vermonter spending nearly $2,000 to heat stay warm. Based in Bristol, VT, Smith & McClain is a general contractor specializing in residential construction, solar power systems, electrical services, and energy efficiency. Their goal is to provide customers with the highest quality construction while employing responsible building practices with a focus on energy efficient design and the appropriate use of renewable energy technologies. Founder Oakley Smith has always had an interest in high performance, energy efficient building.

“My goal is to help build a housing stock in my community that is durable, resilient, and energy efficient. A lot of what we are doing today is storing carbon in buildings by using wood products – everything from wood studs to cellulose and fiberboard insulation, and wood siding – instead of cements, plastic and vinyl.”

Smith & McClain started in 2004 with three carpenters and has evolved into a full-service construction company with more than 20 employees.

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