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
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.
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!