South Mountain Company

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Wind: Residential Wind Power Builds Speed

The payback on residential windpower is shorter than ever, but a variety of issues -- permitting, net-metering, awareness, basic land and wind needs -- limit the turbines' mainstream appeal. More

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Cathedral Builder Web Extra: John Abrams, In His Own Words

Experience meets inspiration in the form of John Abrams, of South Mountain Company - a $7.5 million design/build firm in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. - and winner of the inaugural Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The qualities that won him that accolade are well on display in his body of work. More

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2007 Fred Case Award Winner: John Abrams

John Abrams believes that homes, relationships, communities, and small companies... More

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Creating a successful work environment

In 1987, John Abrams converted South Mountain Company, the small Martha's Vineyard construction company he co-founded in 1975, to a worker-owner cooperative corporation. He and two trusted company foreman became the original three owners, with eight employees in line for ownership; today, more than half of the company's 30 employees are owners. More

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