Keep Craft Alive Podcast: Ep. 4, John Abrams, Design/Build CEO
Host Rob Yagid suggests that John's worker-owned cooperative, which equally values people, the planet, and the bottom line, is a model for what architecture and construction firms could and should be.
In this special series of episodes of the FHB Podcast, Rob Yagid, executive director of Keep Craft Alive and former Fine Homebuilding editor, shares his conversations with some of the most talented and dedicated people in the world of residential design and construction.
In this episode, Rob talks to John Abrams about his path from becoming a young builder during the back-to-the-land movement in the 1960s and ’70s to founding South Mountain Company—a 40-person design/build firm focused on creating high-performance homes, affordable communities, and a sustainable future for our built environment.
Keep Craft Alive is an initiative powered by Fine Homebuilding to bring awareness to the skills gap in the building industry and the rich professional opportunities that exist in the trades.
The SkillsUSA #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Fund provides tuition money to students pursuing a career in the trades. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the fund, or buy a #KeepCraftAlive T-shirt to both support the fund and show your support.