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For more than 30 years, Underhill Center builder Tom Moore has built his reputation on the details. Whether constructing complete structures, doing renovations, or creating custom interiors, Moore, 50, puts his signature craft into everything from countertops to cabinetry, and raised panel walls to coffered ceilings, in expertly blended natural woods, stone and tile. It’s the kind of attentive work that has earned Tom Moore Builder, Inc. a total of 12 “Better Homes” awards in the last four years from the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont.

You’d think Tom Moore could rest on his laurels. But last year, in keeping with his philosophy that “every home I build, I try to make better,” Moore researched a book called The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka. The book’s premise – build the sturdiest, most comfortable and detailed house for the budget, instead of the biggest house – struck a chord.

Tom Moore in the News

  • It's Beautiful Being GreenThe moment came to him in a moment of inspiration, an epiphany, two years ago. Today, it is reality. - Vermont B/A
  • Insulating with Closed Cell Spray FoamClosed-cell foam acts as air-sealing, insulation, and secondary drainage plane in this unique home - Journal of Light Construction
  • A Renovation Well Worth the WaitNot only was the home updated with beautiful finishes throughout, the space now functions more efficiently and comfortably for this family's busy life. - HomeStyle Magazine
  • Local Home Wins Environmental Award"We'll go all over the east coast if it's a good project," he said. "Our company has about 15 awards of excellence in building and remodeling." - Press Republican
  • Senior Renovations Often Make SenseTom Moore - Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. - Champlain Business Journal
  • Small WondersTom Moore uses every design trick in the book to eke all the available space out of little, detailed rooms. - Remodeling Magazine
  • When Less Is MooreBuilder Tom Moore takes efficiency to the next level. - Efficiency Vermont Builder News
  • Modern ConveniencesThe details make the kitchen. - HomeStyle Magazine
  • The Secret's in the DetailsBeauty and efficiency are the bywords for this builder and woodworker. - Business People Magazine
  • Built to LastHow "green" architects and developers are constructing Vermont's sustainable future - Seven Days