Local Spotlight

Since we strongly believe in supporting our community and companies alike, we want to highlight others doing the same and offer some connections here to help grow local business. Here are our Made In Vermont, Local Spotlight Companies.

 
 

VERMONT BARNS

Bondville, Vermont
 Woodworking & Home Building

"Vermont Barns is the barn division of The Wadsworth Company, a custom timber framing, woodworking and home building company dedicated to excellence in design and superb craftsmanship. Our Vermont craftsman utilize the same traditional skills to meticulously craft warm and beautiful barns from start to finish."

Justin has worked with this company to create some stunning interiors, reclaimed floors, and timber frame structures. If you are in their area and looking for traditional hardwood elements in your design, check them out. They are located up the road from Stratton Mountain and have a portfolio that speaks for itself.  

VINTAGE TRAILER SUPPLY

Montpelier, Vermont
 Vintage Trailer Parts

"For more than 15 years, Vintage Trailer Supply has been the industry leader in developing authentic reproduction parts for vintage travel trailers from the 1940s through 1970s... We have the largest selection in the world of hard-to-find and formerly obsolete parts for collectible aircraft style and wood framed vintage trailers."

Justin and Tad have worked with Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply for a few decades now. They have reliable and well-made products that are always being added to using innovative technologies and an expertise in travel trailer designs.

PETER HAVENS

Brattleboro, Vermont
 French Restaurant

Our friend, Chef Zachary Corbin, took over this local gem in 2012 and has since kept their traditions alive and well. His talents in and out of the kitchen show bright. "Zach continues the Peter Havens tradition of providing fresh, beautiful and consistent food.  A native of Vermont, Zach uses his fifteen years of culinary experience to focus on the local bounties of the green mountain state, putting out thoughtful and inspired meals night after night."

Their quality of food, service, and the atmosphere is unbeatable, so we highly recommend a visit! You won't be disappointed!

HERMIT THRUSH

Brattleboro, Vermont
 Brewery & Gallery

These guys are not only talented and really down to earth, they are incredibly invested in this community and offering superior products. 

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Through the use of historical brewing processes, oak casks, and new green technologies, we make exciting, yet accessible, beer while keeping an eye on minimizing our environmental impact." 

Not only does their product taste good, you can feel great about drinking it. Some of their delicious flavors now come in cans. So if you can't visit their stellar location, at least you can enjoy their brews at home.

INVASION

Dover, Vermont
 Vermont Board Shop

This snow and skate shop has been around for as long as most can remember, moving from location to location as it grew. This year founder Pete Ripley settled down in his dream location. Positioned minutes from Mt Snow, the space is massive and now filled with this season's newest styles.

If you come to this area to ride, stop by his new storefront to be outfitted with the latest models and designs. His immense amount of knowledge will help you find the perfect gear. Don't have a board or boots of your own? That's not a problem with his built-in rental shop. Pop in and tell them ESK sent ya ;)

A CANDLE IN THE NIGHT

Brattleboro, Vermont
 Home Decor Showroom

When looking for gorgeously made, unique furnishings for your home or office Candle is the place to look. Their collection is drool worthy and located right on Main Street!

"A Candle in the Night began in 1973 as an import store featuring fine handcrafts from around the world. Our goal was to collect the best and most beautiful handmade products we could find...

Today our showrooms, which occupy over 11,000 sq ft, are overflowing with the creativity of countless artisans and craftsmen who have mastered a variety of nearly forgotten skills."

 
 
 
 

Their Legacy

 


REMEMBERING TAD TAYLOR

In the end, without the support, teachings, and love of Justin’s dad Tad... ESK probably wouldn’t have existed at all. Growing up in Tad's shop, Justin developed his strong work ethic and specialized building techniques directly from his Pops. His attention to detail and care for people who needed a better living environment are inspirational. Tad’s spirt and the techniques he developed will forever be a part of ESK.

 


REMEMBERING DUKE NUKEM

We still struggle every day with the sudden loss of our mascot and best friend Duke in September. He was by our side through the good days and the bad. He always lifted our spirits, went on Airstream adventures with us, and made quick buddies with every client that met him. We will miss him deeply and try to keep his memory alive in the shop by taking time to stop and play or make each other laugh when things get too serious.