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Building homes we know you’ll love.

Apple Tree Builders is a full-service general construction firm focused on residential projects in Southern Vermont, especially Marlboro, Wilmington, Dover, Newfane and Brattleboro.

Founded by Jason MacArthur in 2020, we are committed to building homes that are efficient, sustainable, and beautiful. We use local and natural materials wherever possible, and apply global best-practices to our region’s climate, supply chain, and economic factors.

We are always interested in a new creative challenges, from a green roof bike shed to a historic home remodel or a brand new construction. If you’ve got something in mind, we’d love to chat.

Our Story

Jason MacArthur grew up in a building family. His father Dan — as well as various nearby relatives, neighbors and friends — built dozens of area homes. After a career that included a successful craft cider business, Jason returned to his roots and began building homes large and small.

To accomplish your project, ABT leverages close relationships with top-notch subcontractors throughout Southern Vermont and New Hampshire. From complex electrical or geothermal installations, to custom cabinetry or standing-seam metal roofs, we have you covered.

Note: fun is allowed!

Fun is part of the process

Selected Projects

Standalone home office

Deep Work Sanctuary

To unlock creativity and productivity while at home, we helped them design and build a unique standalone office, perched in the middle of the woods. The Story A nearby client spent years working remotely in the technology industry, with occasional trips to New…

Complete renovation

Reimagining an Iconic Home

This customer’s home was built in the early 1970’s and was due for a major update. Story The client had two main priorities: honor the property’s past, and prepare it for the next 50 years. After working through various renovation plans, it b…


Our “bread and butter” projects include home renovations, home additions, accessory structures (garages, sheds, workshops, tiny houses) and entire new builds. With each of our projects we focus on using sustainable materials and modern techniques that will provide you with decades of use and comfort.

As a full-service firm, we do our best work when leading a team of trusted partners on your behalf. Need a new well, a solar field addition, an updated roof, or a regenerative pond installed? We’ll help assemble the right team and manage the project through to completion.

Mark Littlehales table

Small Projects

Dreaming of a small deck or screened in porch? An upgrade to the old chicken coop? Let’s talk!


From bathroom and kitchen renovations to turning that old barn into a guest apartment, we’ve got you covered.

New Construction

If you have a specific vision or challenging site, a custom build might be your best option.