Here at Davis Frame Company, we’ve worked with many wonderful builders on our client’s timber frame projects. We plan to interview builders and other industry professionals on our blog so you can get to know some people we’ve worked with and also learn helpful tips and information to help you as you plan your project.
Our first builder series interview is with a local builder Northcape Design Build based out of beautiful Sunapee, New Hampshire. We’ve had the pleasure to work with Brett and his team over the past year and look forward to working with them! Northcape is an experienced and detail oriented builder that services the Lake Sunapee region and the Upper Valley.
Northcape Design was the vision of the talented Everett Pollard over 40 years ago. In 2015, Everett invited Brett Cusick and Geoff Martin to take the baton and carry on his legacy. Our award-winning team of professional designers, builders and custom craftsmen is committed to creating homes, additions and large renovations with exceptional quality. Northcape Design uses sophisticated 3D modeling computer programs and other technology to ensure that our clients have a wonderful building experience.
What geographical area do you serve?
We will travel within 30 miles of Sunapee, NH
Do you specialize in a particular type of home design?
All of our homes are customized to fit the exact needs of our clients
What got you interested in the building trades?
Growing up, I always wanted to be an Architect (I watched a lot of Brady Bunch). I went to Roger Williams University and received my degree in Engineering. The business of building custom homes is a perfect marriage between these two passions and I wake up every day excited to come to work.
Are there any go-to building products you always recommend?
As a true design-build custom home builder, each project is completely customized for that client. That being said, there are certain brands that stand the test of time and we’ll often use brands or lines that have been successful in past projects. Building products from Huber Engineered Woods, Schluter-Systems and Coastal Forest Products are standards in our product library.
What are the latest trends you are seeing in your area for new builds?
Some trends we see often include curb-less European shower enclosures, open concept design, and single-level living. As a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), we are seeing more folks staying in their existing homes and making long-term alterations to ensure a comfortable lifestyle without the compromise of leaving their comfort zone.
If you were to build your own house, what is an absolute must-have feature?
A vaulted great room with timber frame details and a long view.
What is the most valuable tip you provide your customers with regarding building a home?
When building or remodeling, always do it for yourself, and not for the fictitious person who might buy the home one day. None of us know the taste of the potential buyer, so it is pointless to design something for someone else.
What is your most memorable building experience/project?
A beautiful custom home on Lake Sunapee that has many one of a kind details. There are a lot of locally sourced products so we can do our best to be sustainably conscious, but there are also some neat products that were shipped in from half-way across the country that really make this home beautifully unique.
Interested in learning more about how we can work with you and your builder on your new custom home? Call us today at 800.636.0993!