Venturing into the Missing Middle
Courtesy of Jonah Richard
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Jonah Richard didn’t intend to return to Orange County Vermont after graduation.
But return he did and with skills, an entrepreneurial attitude and a new resolve to position himself for success helping his neighbors solve the middle market housing challenge effecting so many of us in northern New England.
His firm Village Ventures is a developer and general contractor based out of Fairlee, VT.
After a moment taken to understand the path to his current endeavor, we focused our attention on just what it takes right now to find success as a developer in our current market.
Small contractors exist on a precarious fence post. But it is small developers that are driving both an interest in working on appropriately-scaled middle market housing for rural environments and the desire to use innovation in materials, construction process, design and financial modeling to make a real difference for their neighbors.
Listen for the ideas, the experience of others and choose for yourself your position in solving our housing challenges.
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