Jeff & Jodi Progressive Builders

Jeff and Jodi builders

For over 30 years Jodi and I have gladly worked together as a husband and wife building team. We started a fence company in our twenties and ran that for nearly 10 years until selling the company.
In addition to traditional jobs like decks, dock makeovers, roofing (metal or asphalt), pole barns, fences, and painting, we also do quite progressive projects like straw bale and cargo container construction, and off grid electric power. We appreciate very much the opportunity our valued customers give us and work hard to please our clients with well constructed long lasting stylish durability. Our customers make it possible for us to pay our bills and run our India Country School we started called Ever Better Academy.

About Jeff & Jodi Andrysick — Pulteney, NY

Jodi working on the monster compost pile at the farm

My wife Jodi and I love nature. We are both country raised and love the mountains and all the Finger Lakes especially Keuka Lake, the Crown Jewel of the Finger Lakes.

I came here as a child from outside Elmira, NY. My family had an old wooden boat and we had the best times of our lives on Keuka Lake.

We decided to move to Pulteney 12 years ago from central PA where we practiced Naturopathic Medicine and lived in a post and beam home we sustainably built using straw bales for insulation. We cut the posts and beams with our own sawmill.

My Dad said that Pulteney residents have always been famous for being such nice folks. It’s true, people around here are really nice!

We built another straw bale homestead here on our farm in Pulteney. It is the white house behind the market with the really steep roof.  We drilled our water well and got the best tasting sweet pure water you can find anywhere and we use no chemicals on our 50 acre nut, fruit, and berry farm. Water is the next oil and we must protect it!

The power company told us they could run us electric power for $12,000 (plus they would throw in as a bonus a lifetime of electric bills). We decided for $6,000 we’d install ourselves a windmill on an old microwave tower and put in a battery bank.

The home was powered by electrons compliments of the steady hilltop winds. After living completely off grid for nearly 8 years we sold the straw bale homestead, the white house and windmill located behind the farm/craft market.

We did a major long distance move 1000 feet east and built our next homestead. It had to be sustainable and in-expensive to build. So with our own labor and $29,000 we then built our next house  out of recycled cargo containers and rough cut lumber from our woods (many were storm dropped trees).

Our cargo home is also off grid generating juice from the sun.  It has an active solar heating component which pumps hot air under the concrete slab.

 

 

We also operate the Pulteney Yard Recycling Center so if you own property in Pulteney feel free to drop by and deposit your leaves, branches, and grass clippings. We turn them into mulch to be used as fertilizer on our farm.

 

And we make documentary movies under the label Jeff and Jodi Films and produced All Fracked Up 1 and 2.

 

Our next move was to strive to build the greenest farm/craft market in NY State. Our largest building at the market is also made of recycled cargo containers and rough cut. It is off grid and sustainably built.

Harvest and Artists Market offers opportunities to local farmers and artisans. We are trying to provide a place for neighbors to come together and chat with each other, like in days past.

Polish Jeff serves wood fired Italian pizza

We have a wonderful family here of very talented conscientious friendly vendors. Please come check us out. Have fun and come back again. We all really appreciate seeing you!

14 Responses to Jeff & Jodi Progressive Builders

  1. Susanne Morris says:

    I was wondering how much your space is to sell items at your market? I am a quilter and am willing to sell some items at your market. Right now I.am going back to work and it would be just Saturdays.’

    • admin says:

      Hi Suzanne:)
      Jodi and I have built two quilt racks which we still need to hang from the ceiling. They are large quilt racks which could hang lots of quilts. Being that you can only be there on Saturday then perhaps being a consignment vendor would work for you. You would receive 70% of the item price when sold.
      Please feel free to stop in and see us. We would be glad to have you as a vendor.
      Soon our new Fall hours will be Fri/Sat 10-4:30 pm and Sun 11-2 pm, starting on Sept 14.
      Please feel free to drop by.
      Sincerely yours,
      Jeff and Jodi

  2. Jim Delaney says:

    Hi Jeff and Jodi
    It sure has been a pleasure to meet both of you, In these time’s when everyone seem’s to be stresssed out and over worked, It always like a fresh breath of clean air to come across to wounderful people like you two. We enjoyed the pizza and coffee. You now have three, and maybe four new customers who will be enjoying it every Friday,

    Thank you
    Jim Delaney
    Point of the bluff Vineyard

    • admin says:

      Hi our 4 amigos!
      We enjoyed meeting you. You too are quality people. We’re glad you are joining our community — it doesn’t hurt when the new neighbors make great wine too 🙂
      We always enjoy seeing you,
      Jeff and Jodi

  3. Monica Sommerville says:

    The pizza is delicious!!!!
    Monica & Ray

  4. Tom Neilson says:

    You recently invited me to Linked In, but I don’t do linked in. All my bookings and most all communications are done via tomneilsonmusic@yahoo.com. I will be out your way next April. We had a farm west of Seneca Lake. look fwd to hearing from you. best, tom

  5. Dan O'Malia & Janelle Price says:

    Can’t wait to stop by in Sept. Really can’t get over the way of life and the coolest relaxed feeling Janelle and I got simply driving in. By far the NICEST people, and if you dont get the pizza you’re making a big mistake. I wrote down the wrong email address; couldn’t find your contact.
    Like the insite, keep in touch.

    • admin says:

      Glad you are enjoyed your vacation. We had fun talking with you. We have as much fun here meeting our guests and baking pizza in the wood fired pizza oven. See you in Sept and we’ll email you again! Have a super summer!!

  6. Timothy R. Gersey says:

    Hi Jodi and Jeff,
    So glad to see all that you have going on for this summer!
    We will definitely be visiting. We have a question on the vendor possibility so will email you soon..
    Juz’Timmy and Only Lynda

  7. Christina Andrysick says:

    Hey aunt and uncle you are helping our environment live thanks so much I love u so much can’t wait to see you.
    Christina andrysick

  8. Ethan Aranov says:

    Proud to be your new neighbor….how do I share this on my FB? Ethan

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