O’Hara & Gercke, Inc. was formed in 2002 when Kevin O’Hara and James Gercke combined their respective talents and many decades of construction business experience to form a company specializing in residential and light commercial construction. Our goal is to create an optimal building experience for our customers through effective planning and communication, exceptional construction quality, competitive pricing and superior customer service.

To achieve this goal we maintain a direct employee base of craftsmen and job supervisors who collectively enjoy a very broad and deep range of construction experience. A successful project requires a complex choreography of many different elements of the construction process, and it is the responsibility of our dedicated field crew to ensure that our work is performed efficiently and to the most discriminating standards of craftsmanship. We are pleased that over the last few years we have had the opportunity to work on some of the most interesting projects in the Upper Valley and we relish the challenges that each project presents.

• How it Works

Before field work can take place, a project needs to be thoughtfully conceived and budgeted. We are often involved in the very early stages of a project, assisting the owners and their design professionals in developing designs and specifications that comply with the owner’s vision, budget and schedule. Over the years we have collaborated with many customers on many projects and have come to understand how important it is for owners and their design team to get useful and reliable support from a general contractor in the pre-construction phase – and we commit a lot of time and energy doing just that.

• Sustainable Construction

We encourage the use of green construction technologies, materials and techniques. We have completed projects with active and passive solar components, green roof design, advanced insulation strategies, high efficiency glazing, fresh air heat and energy recovery solutions, energy efficient lighting, high performance mechanical systems, including those utilizing ground source heat pump technologies, radiant distribution mechanisms and high efficiency condensing boilers.

We have direct experience in natural, non-toxic and sustainable construction techniques such as straw bale house construction, timber frame post and beam structures, wood fired masonry heaters, clay plaster and milk paint, and have worked with a variety of clients with unique environmental requirements to achieve cost effective solutions to the expressed concerns.

We have built Energy Star rated (5 star plus) homes in both Vermont and New Hampshire and are listed as an Energy Star Partner on Efficiency Vermont’s website. Our personnel keep abreast of the latest developments in green building science through workshops and conferences. Whatever your green needs or interests, we have the experience and resources needed to effectively incorporate emerging sustainable construction technologies in your project.