Great Northern Construction, INC.

About Us

Great Northern Construction, Inc. was founded in 1977 by President Bob Schwartz, a Rhode Island native.  Bob offers more than four decades of building expertise and, along with project manager, Dixie O'Connor, Bob brings his creative design ideas and capable project management skills to every client.  The Great Northern team provides a highly efficient building process which ensures timely completion and allows our clients control over their project.  Weekly job site meetings with our customers and the Great Northern team keep the projects on track and provide opportunitites for open communication between all involved.  In addition, we utilize highly skilled subcontractors recognized throughout the region for their exceptional work.

Renowned for our superb detailing, renovations, additions or homes built by Great Northern Construction are finely crafted heirlooms which beautifully stand the test of time.  Large project or small, we bring the same level of detail to each project.  From distinctive cedar siding to dramatic architectural elements and intricate custom trims, we proudly incorporate some of the most unique features and luxurious amenities into our projects.  Whatever your desire, whatever your budget, we can deliver a spectacular living environment to be cherished for many years to come.  Our dedication to excellence and our open communication is the reason our projects continue to result in referrals and calls from previous clients.  Whether we're building an addition, a new custom home, or working on a challenging remodel, we will take your dreams and turn them into a home which speaks of superior quality, thoughtful detailing and a style which make it uniquely your own. 




​2014 Bob Schwartz named Remodeler of the Year at the Better Homes Award Ceremony

2009  Dixie O'Connor named Remodeler of the Year at the Better Homes Award Ceremony

2006 Gold Award Best Bathroom

​2006 Gold Award Best Residential Renovation over $500,000

2004 Bob Schwartz and Dixie O'Connor named Remodeler of the Year at the Better Homes Award Ceremony

2004 Bronze Award Residential Renovations over $100,000

2003 Silver Award Best Bathroom

2003 Bronze Award Best Kitchen

2002 Silver Award Best Bathroom

2002 Silver Award Residential Renovations under $100,000

2000 Gold Award Residential Renovations over $100,000

2000 Bronze Award Residential Renovation over $100,000

2000 Bronze Award Best Bath

​Numerous articles in Builder/Architect Magazine, Vermont Homestyle Magazine, Shelburne News and Business People/Vermont