The Company

skåda is a young company rich in experience in the residential design and building industry. With more than 15 years of combined experience, the skåda team is qualified to take on just about any home-build project.

At skåda, no project is too big or too small. Be it a house or a closet, we'll design it and build it. Satisfaction comes not from the size of the project but from the process of creation and collaboration, not only with each other, but with the client. After the last nail is hammered in, or the last tile is set, knowing the client is happy with the result is the most important thing.

Whatever your project involves, skåda can help guide you in providing plans, selecting materials and finishes and customizing your project to best suit your needs. Good design can SAVE you money. Industry-wide, more than 60% of projects go over budget and 70% are not completed on time. But good design can save you money. With clear design and diligent planning, skåda ensures that projects meet budgets and deadlines.

In both skåda's building and design practices, the environment and efficiency are top priorities. With the rising cost of fuels and a broadening awareness of our collective carbon footprint, we are increasingly mindful of ways to maximize building efficiency and incorporate smart design into all of our projects. When considering the needs of our clients, we carefully review material selection, examine the integrity of the design and determine how we can provide true vision for the future by reducing, reusing and recycling.

Kari Greenbaum - Lead Builder
Kari, a Brattleboro native, grew up in a family oriented with the trades and has more than 15 years of experience in the carpentry industry. She attended the University of Vermont on a full basketball scholarship and graduated with a degree in forestry in 1996. She then attended Southern Maine Technical College and graduated with a degree in carpentry in 1998. Prior to founding Skada, Kari worked as lead carpenter for Great Northern Construction. Kari has also worked for her father's commercial general contracting company, as well as two other residential building companies in Maine. Kari is an avid mountain biker and has been involved in Little Bellas, a cycling program for girls.

Kaija Johnson - Lead Designer
Kaija, originally from Albany, NY, grew up in a family of engineers, artists and architects. She was always naturally inclined towards the arts and engineering and she graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in environmental geology and biology. She later earned a second degree in architectural building and technology from Vermont Technical College. Prior to founding Skada, Kaija worked as an independent consultant and as a designer at Black River Design Architects in Montpelier. Kaija has traveled extensively through Europe and is an avid mountain biker and backcountry skier.

Together, we are skåda. Having collaborated over the years on many projects, we realized the benefit of combining our skills. We also realized the distinct benefit for our clients in working together as a design-build team. When you hire skåda, you're getting so much more than just a builder or a designer.