Green View Building & Design Company, Inc.
Long Term Value & Lasting Beauty
History:
Renovation Specialists, Inc. was formed in 1984 when Will Calhoun brought his training and background in design, project management, restoration, traditional and modern building skills and an interest in building science to Cornwall, CT. Will had been the staff carpenter for the Old York Historical Society, the development coordinator for Maine Post and Beam Company, and had participated in a wide variety of detailed restorations and the construction and renovation of grand homes from Martha’s Vineyard to southern Maine. He had been a boat builder, including working with Graham King building wooden racing shells. In his spare time he spent six years creating and performing with a traveling Marionette Theater. He’s been a designer and sign painter and spent several college summers as an assistant builder of kinetic sculptures with artist and architect Tim Prentice.

Renovation Specialists, Inc. has engaged in a broad variety of projects ranging from small repairs to major residential and institutional constructions, renovations and restorations. Our brand is our attention to the details. We provide clear and professional communication, sound construction methods and techniques and we deliver finished products that endure by integrity and quality. We believe future maintenance requirements can and should be diminished to their lowest possible level. We adhere to basic tenets like “build to last” and “build for the next generation”. These principals are hand in glove with sustainable building and sensibility. We’ve been doing this since the company was formed. We believe we are responsible for providing legacy properties so we integrate beauty and quality into our projects. We think it’s about mastering the details throughout a project.

Renovation Specialists, Inc. was re-named Green View Building & Design Company, Inc. in 2009 when Will’s wife, Alexa Venturini, whom he married in 1991, joined the company as a landscape designer and contractor after more than 20 years operating as an independent company. . Alexa brings a strong design sense to her extensive knowledge of native plants, hardscape fabrication and land and site considerations together with an inspired work ethic to create beautiful and lasting gardens for her appreciative clients.

Mission Statement:
To provide high quality construction with lasting integrity for discerning clients who value clear communication, appreciate beautiful craft, value responsible design and wish to integrate their lives into a beautiful setting that is considerate of the native environment and mindful of an overall impact on the world at large. We want to partner with you, your architect and your designer to create a place that feeds your spirit and reflects your best possible aspirations.

“We shape the spaces and then the spaces shape us” –Winston Spencer Churchill
Testimonials
23 Reviews
Jeff Gray
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2018

Will Calhoun and his company, Green View Building & Design, take great care to understand the nature of the project, paying attention to all the details and using high-quality workmanship. Will comes...Read More

dkeoghanderson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2018

Will and his team did a major (21 month) rebuild of our antique house. Throughout the project he was a rock of stability. On a project this long there will inevitably be moments of stress and disa...Read More

ella clark
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2016

Will Calhoun and his extraordinary crew has made our "Pilot House" into a thing of great beauty. Attention to the smallest detail, lovely joinery, sensitive to demanding owner's tastes and occasional...Read More

Hector Prudhomme
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2016

Great work in remodeling and old farmhouse in several stages over the years. Will Calhoun is a pro and we strongly recommend him for his knowledge, professionalism and quality.Read More

cgauche
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2015

We hired Green View Building & Design for the renovation of our house in Litchfield County. We instantly knew that Will Calhoun was the right choice - he had a complete understanding for what we want...Read More

Adena Siegel
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2014

Bathroom remodel. Green View Building & Design came highly recommended and delivered on all counts. Our project was one of those that turned out to be bigger than expected once the floor came up and...Read More

theoflora
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2015

Project: Oct. 2014-Oct. 2015 After interviewing several local contractors, we hired Will Calhoun for an extensive renovation of half of our home. He came highly recommended from a neighbor, with a ...Read More

Lisa Keskinen Architect LLC
Relationship: Colleague

As an architect with experience working with numerous contractors over the years it is a pleasure to recommend Green View and Will Calhoun and his team. We have collaborated on several renovation/addi...Read More

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Awards
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2017 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2016 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2015 - Client SatisfactionRecommended on Houzz1,000 Ideabook Saves