~ a b o u t u s ~
Owner Greg Durocher became interested in wood working his first year of high school. Shop class was his favorite and it showed. Once out of high school, Greg started a painting business in 2001 called "Durocher Painting". Durocher Painting performed all kinds of different projects- exterior painting/staining, interior painting/staining, floor refinishing, furniture refinishing, and more. With Greg's high interest and skill in woodworking, he started working as a sub contractor for local contractors in his area, building houses frame to finish. Working closely with a few select carpenters, Greg learned quickly and was eager to learn more.
In 2006, Greg was hired as a carpenter/contractor by the new owners of the Townshend Furniture building located in Townshend, VT. At this time Greg began to learn design software, what it takes to manage a crew efficiently in order to redesign and rebuild the old factory.
The new owner of the property was running his own business while the massive renovations took place. The business is Sonic Circus Inc. Sonic Circus sells new and refurbished recording studio equipment. When needed, Greg would be asked to also help restore and even design pieces of recording studio furniture. In 2009, the owner of Sonic Circus started a sister company called Harmonyville Concepts. The sister company designed, built, and installed recording studio's throughout New England. Greg was given the opportunity to design, manage, and control production.
In 2012 Greg started working at Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc. as a carpenter building their sheds and cabins. Greg helped to develop their Tiny Home on wheels line. He built several different models and also designed/built one that became the Cottage Shop's tiny home promotion piece for over two years. After five years with the company, working his way to lead carpenter, Greg left the Cottage Shop in 2017 to start his own Carpentry business "Durocher Carpentry". After over a year with his own Carpentry business, he decided to get back to what he truly loves; building tiny homes.
He moved into the same building that once housed "Townshend Furniture" and began creating and building his dream of Roll'en Homes.
meet the crew
Hayden is our resident greenhorn, fresh out of high school and eager to learn the trade. He works mostly in the workshop alongside Greg learning a particular attention to detail that Roll'en Homes has perfected. When he isn't helping out the team and has some downtime, Hayden enjoys skateboarding at the park, which is something he and Greg have in common. Hayden often skates at the local park that Greg donated some old ramps to. Rarely a wipeout, and pretty much always catching air, he's an incredible boarder. We look forward to hosting tournaments and watching our newbie win them.
When Bri came to us here at Roll'en Homes back in December '20 she just enveloped the best attitude we could ask for in the position of finisher. She by far is dealing with the most tedious tasks on our team with her days requiring a lot of the same work, but she shows up to work with an all-encompassing joy for what she does. She is the spearhead of "company morale" and we love her for bringing a fresh look to our viewpoints each day. She's a creative painter outside of work and her art has a flow to it that just positively encapsulates who she is as a person. She also enjoys hanging out with her 100lb German Shepherd.
Music enthusiast Aaron has a long history of working in carpentry. He works quickly and delivers vital support to our team while staying on track with a tight schedule for these projects in production. He's a kind person who keeps the air lighthearted as he delivers in his role as one of our trusted and experienced carpenters. He is passionate about tiny living and even has his own small domicile. He is a single father of three and enjoys going to music shows for his favorite bands. He has a kick-butt and upbeat playlist that keeps the team trucking on the most rough of weekdays. Aaron joined our team in April 2021.
A couple of years ago, as the company was starting out, Leah was one of the first employees here at Roll'en Homes and she is bringing her best A-game to work each day ever since. Having come around to do some of the best things in the company with the most attention to detail in her interior finishing carpentry work, she's studying in the "mostly-men" field of carpentry under our owner and founder, Greg. Leah is a well traveled person who has deep roots here in VT. She enjoys pastimes in aerial arts, dirt bikes, and she's an avid animal lover. She loves to hang by the river, and she makes a mean charcuterie board.
OLD SPACE with a new use
The Vermont Way
When most people think of Vermont, you may picture a red barn in a snowy field, maple syrup taps, rolling green hills, perhaps ski trails on a mountain side; but what we picture is resourcefulness. Grit. Rugged, hard winters with even harder men to weather them. There are porch bluegrass bands, and waterfalls that only the locals know about. There's also a sense of community that is unmatched anywhere else in the country. In the late 1800s, men would ride the infamous thirty-six miles of trouble associated with the "West River Railroad" right to this facility's front doors with cargo in tow. They made a living to feed their families, right here in this old furniture factory. There isn't a Vermont home around that doesn't have a piece of this history sitting in by the hearth. When the factory closed its doors, the valley thought it would be for good, though they were wrong. Greg took on the task of reusing a 200 year old space to create his sustainable dreams in. The old safe from those days is still in the front office, to safeguard our custom plans and blueprints for our prospective clientele. We have what it takes to ensure that your tiny home dream becomes a reality, with the grit to take on challenges and true resourcefulness to ensure you get the most out of your project to boot.