Green Thumb Nursery,
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I met George Abetti over two years prior to the completion of the new Green Thumb. George and I developed an amazing friendship as much as a
business relationship. We both had endured similar "life experiences" which only added to our trust and confidence in bringing our project
from planning to completion.
The Geobarns team was hard working and resilient. Despite some of the
worst building weather imaginable in New England (2007-2008)--George
and his crew relentlessly kept on schedule. As the project neared
completion, I saw a lot of my staff sharing hugs and high fives with the
Geobarn crew. Even my golden retriever "Fenway" and George's golden "Tenley" were celebrating!
I cannot think of any business experience that has been more
gratifying. The new Green Thumb is off and running--far exceeding my
expectations. George Abetti and Geobarns represent the true meaning of
Thank you George.
By far our largest project to date at 11000sf, we built the Green Thumb Nursery in 52 construction days over the winter months of November to January. With record snows, ice storms and occasional violent winds--the crews never gave up encouraging one another and were also very appreciative of our wonderful client Larry McGoldrick--owner of the Green Thumb, as well as architect Patrick Slattery, who took the Geobarn design through permitting in the Town of Westboro.There were times it seemed we might have bitten off too much--one of our crew spent every day one week just shoveling snow so the rest of us could work....and God provided miracles such as warm rain the day after one of the worst ice storms imaginable that had coated all the purlins--before roofing of course--with a thick layer of ice. The day we put the first half of the roof up we had 10 inches of snow in four hours that afternoon--just as we were putting up the next to last panel...and winds so strong the day before they lifted the panels off their scaffolds lifting and pinning George against the wall unconscious for a few moments...We had a local crew with Bob, Dana and George every day--the Vermont crew of Rowan, Andrew and Jared 2-3 days a week, and Dan and Robert for several weeks early on to get the frame up--all in all we averaged a crew of five for the twelve weeks we worked....and somehow--as an act of grace--it just all came together. We are grateful--and in no small amount--amazed.