Entries by jademountain

Chiesa Restuarant in Historic Montford

Amazing transformation of the church building at the corner of Montford Avenue and West Chestnut Street. Under the direction of the new owners, Michael McDonough, a Montford architect, and Hans Doellgast of Jade Mountain Builders, have been nothing short of miraculous. Here is a link to Chiesa’s website Visit the restaurant  Chiesa (pronounced kee-ay-sa)! Check […]

Root Cause Award 2013

Jade Mountain graciously received the 2013 Award for Support of Local Wood Products. The inaugural Root Cause Awards, celebrating achievement in the local forest products industry and sustainable forestry, were announced Oct. 3 during a celebration at Appalachian Designs in Fairview.

Vandemusser LEED Platinum

LEED Platinum – The home of Amy Musser and Matt Vande built by Jade Mountain Builders in 2011 is Energy Star, EPA Indoor AirPlus, and NC HealthyBuilt Homes certified, and also achieved a platinum LEED for Homes designation. It was the highest scoring LEED Platinum home in WNC. Vandemusser Design’s home is a valuable resource for […]

The Good Son

A mother and son collaborate to create an eco-friendly, storybook cottage  Click here to read this article


Southern Living Dream Home Giveaway

In 2009 we had the opportunity to work with Southern Living, Whisper Mountain and Allison Ramsey Architects to build the Dream Home Giveaway. Here is a link to the WHISPER CREEK COTTAGE  we built that won the giveaway contest .


Choosing a green builder

Hans wrote this article back in 2009 . Building a home can be either one of the most satisfying projects you can take on, or it can turn into your biggest nightmare. Make sure that when interviewing builders you ask questions that reveal their shade of green! Here are some questions to consider asking prospective builders: