Buckminster Green LLC


Services Provided
All phases of residential remodeling.
Design: Kitchens, Baths, Decks, Space planning

Areas Served
Philadelphia: Bella Vista, Center City, Fairmount, Fishtown, Fitler Square, Manyunk, Northern Liberties, Passyunk Square, Queen Village, University City, etc
Nearby Philadelphia: Ardmore, Bala Cynwd, Elkins Park, Penn Valley, Narberth, Wynnewood

Typical Job Cost
$20,000 - $500,000

Business Description
Buckminster Green is a general contracting company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in green home remodeling. We believe in an ongoing conversation between contractor and homeowner. We believe there is a green answer to every question. We customize each project to our client’s priorities, focusing on energy efficiency, indoor air quality, recycled content materials, and other green benchmarks.

At Buckminster Green we are committed to helping people make affordable green choices as they renovate and build. Remodeling city homes presents unique challenges and exciting opportunities for incorporating green principles. At Buckminster Green we work in Philadelphia homes every day. We live in the city and love the city. We know the green materials and design ideas that will bring your house up to date while respecting its history.

Certification and Awards
EPA RRP certified. Remodeling magazine grand award. Green Advantage certified.
Philadelphia Green Builder
Best of Houzz 2014 Winner!
Contact:
Kenny Grono 
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Address
958 N. 5th St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
United States, 19123 
Fax:
(215) 352-4836 
License #:
PA 012016, Philadelphia 186207 
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The base cabinets are Elmwood. The upper cabinets were fabricated in our shop using salvaged butler's pantry doors.
last Friday at 3:38pm   
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edanna01
Is this a 24' stove? it seems smaller than 30' and I like it can you tell me the size and model
last Monday at 2:33pm   
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It is a 30" Bosch. Not sure of the model.
last Tuesday at 9:42am   
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April 2, 2014 at 3:55pm   
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All the built-ins we make are custom. We no longer have this exact salvaged wood so we would need to source something else.
April 2, 2014 at 7:55am   
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Tiffany Dicke
What is the brand & color of this soapstone?
March 31, 2014 at 1:24pm   
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M. TEIXEIRA SOAPSTONE. I believe the color is Julia.
April 1, 2014 at 10:45am   
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We planed the wood in our shop. We probably took about 1/4" off.
March 26, 2014 at 7:51am     
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Decking Materials Beyond Basic Lumber

Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs Full Story
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Update on Black Locust as a decking material. We finished up our project and the black locust is great. It reminds me of Ipe in terms of installation. Very hard. We had to pre-drill for our screws. It sounds like ceramic when pieces hit into each other. I imagine it will last a very long time and it was locally sourced so that's a plus if you're in the PA area.
March 25, 2014 at 1:08pm   
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jeanstryker
Buckminster, why aren't more people using this?
March 25, 2014 at 1:09pm   
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taylorwillson
New tropical decking on the market - Genuine Mahogany (swietenia macrophylla) sourced from plantation in Fiji. More than 40,000 hectares of 'Genuine Mahogany' forests are now growing in Fiji with new plantations established as older trees are harvested ensuring a sustainable, enduring supply of this beautiful timber. As decking, Genuine Mahogany has been used in New Zealand and Australia since 2003 with a more recent entrance to the North American market.
April 10, 2014 at 10:00am     
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marisamccurdy
Is Evening Sky the color of the perimeter cabinets or the island? The island looks to be a much lighter color...or is that just the lighting? Thanks!
March 24, 2014 at 7:15pm   
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Must be the lighting. Both the perimeter cabinets and the island are Evening Sky.
March 25, 2014 at 8:16am   
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Hi Shannon698,
This is not an easy question to answer. You will gain heat because of all the sunlight, though you will also lose some at night due to all those windows. There are too many factors involved to answer this as a rule of thumb.
March 24, 2014 at 7:51am   
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The countertop is made from salvaged floor joists. It is 100+ year old fir taken out of a house in Philadelphia. You could cut on it, but I always recommend using cutting boards to preserve the appearance of the surface and minimize how often you need to sand it down.
March 24, 2014 at 5:54am     
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Kenny Grono and his crew at Buckminster Green did a great job under difficult circumstances. They are professional, courteous to a fault, and meticulous. We had...
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Buckminster Green is an exceptional remodeling company who is both a master in craftsmanship, and design. Kenny Grono and his crew know how to utilize the origi...
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Kenny completed our kitchen renovation during the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. From our first meeting, Kenny was able to help us with ideas to constr...
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Kenny Gronau and the staff of Buckminster Green have done a great deal of work for me over the past several years. They changed my ground floor into a bright a...
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I have worked with Tom and his crew on many projects over the years. They are talented, conscientious, and priced right for the level of work they do. We work m...
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