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About Green Mountain Builders


about Steve Abranyi and Green Mountain Builders

In addition to his degree in Natural Resources Management and his affiliation with the local Home Builders Associations, Steve is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, WNC Green Building Council and is on the Town of Highlands Planning Board.


It is this education, commitment to Highlands -Cashiers  environment, and on going training that brings an increased level of knowledge and passion into each home crafted by Green Mountain Builders.

Founded 20 years ago, GMB is committed to incorporating the concepts of Green Building with projects that lessen the impact on the environment, create energy-efficient buildings, and produce homes and businesses that are healthy to live and work in.

Steve and his team of craftsmen are devoted to personally overseeing all aspects of construction. Throughout every step of the building process, and long after, the Green Mountain team is available to guide you through the maze of technical decisions that often arise when building a home in the mountains. Steve is dedicated to knowing each client and understanding their needs and desires for creating a home that accurately matches their lifestyle, budget and future plans.



Craftsman is a venerable title that is earned, not bestowed. A true craftsman possesses passion for beauty, dedication to detail, and virtuosity unparalleled. His/her quality workmanship is refined over a lifetime. The results speak of mastery, artistry, and exquisite expertise. Don't settle for ordinary. Demand legendary.



Doing our part to preserve the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau is our priority. We use the finest, regionally-sourced materials. We skillfully marry your land to your home. Our choices are green, including repurposing leftover jobsite materials. We follow environmentally safe, sustainable practices. We raised the bar for the industry and challenge others to match that standard for the land we all cherish.

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We take pride in making ourselves available to our valued clients. We create a strong partnership with Highlands' home owners - who are not always in town - by making our staff accessible, our communication frequent, and our exchanges by computer, phone, or text prompt and easy. Need an updated photo? You got it. Need to talk to Steve? You got him. We care. That’s why we’re always there for you.

what WE DO

Green Mountain Builders has over 20 years experience constructing fine custom homes on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.
In that time, we've built strong relationships with talented subcontractors and local craftsmen to bring well over 100 new homes and renovations to the area. 

In addition to custom-built homes, we've had the pleasure of working with clients on a plethora of home renovations - small and large - and commercial builds. 

​We take pride in each and every project.



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A custom home is one born of your imagination, with a floor plan that perfectly accommodates your daily routines and family needs. Best of all, it celebrates who you are. Green Mountain Builders will  marry your unique choices to a one-of-a-kind home, created from the finest materials and built by our talented team of subcontractors and craftsmen.




Whether you are renovating (restoring) or remodeling (upgrading) your home on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, you want an experienced designer/builder who understands your needs and honors your vision. Excellent communication, skilled planning, reliable foresight, and nearly two decades of experience promise a happy ending to your long-awaited change.




Let's get down to business: commercial property. Have a store or facility that needs an updated physical appearance, inside and/or out? Do you need something contemporary to reflect the new you and your growing success?  An innovative storefront/interior can be a huge game-changer that opens doors to all kinds of possibilities. Let the pros be your partners in change. It's easy to spot the winners when their look is phenomenal.

construction Process

Our home building process is threefold, simple and detailed:

Pre Construction Planning,, Construction, and Post Construction.
Uncommon to other builders, constant communication with the home owner is the common thread weaving throughout each step. 


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Always beginning with in-depth meetings and conversations with home owners, the pre construction process will give us an understanding of our clients wants,  needs, and vision.  Green Mountain Builders will form an understanding of the project, evaluating soil and site conditions, check existing utilities, search for green building options, create and communicate a strategy and schedule - guiding the client through every step. The owner will gain a full understanding of the cost, scope, potential issues and schedule of the project. 


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Like any major life event, building a home is a journey. Green Mountain Builders will communicate with you through each development. Each home and project is a different adventure, but below is a basic outline of the home building process.

1. Foundation

2. Rough Frame

3. Rough Plumbing and electrical

4.. Weather proof

5 Insulation

6. Drywall

7. Interior Trim/Doors; exterior driveways

8. Hard Surface Flooring

9. Kitchen / Bath Counters and Vanities

10. Final Walkthrough

post construction

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After your home is complete, we'll do a final “walk through” with you in your new home. In addition to inspecting it and making a “punch list” of things you want us to refine, Green Mountain Builders will assist in getting to know your new appliances and security systems.

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