Liberty Hill Way
Meet the Team
Greg Rehm, Owner & General Contractor, CGR, CAPS, CGP
Greg founded Liberty Hill Construction in 1998. Prior to starting his own company, Greg worked as a lead carpenter in Bedford, NH. Greg is an active member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the NH Home Builders Association (NHHBA).
Greg and Liberty Hill Construction maintain a commitment to give back to their community and beyond. Greg currently sits on the Bedford Education Foundation Board and has been a member of The Building on Hope committee since 2011. Greg has volunteered his time with CASA, The Bedford Farmer’s Market, helped build the Ann DeNicola Memorial Playground, worked on the Extreme Makeover home in Manchester, the Street Family Project in Bedford, Peter Woodbury Community School Yard, and developed a community service project that dismantles, transports and reassembles play sets for deserving families with children. Liberty Hill Construction continues its support of many organizations and events such as; Red Storm Robotics, Bedford High School Booster Club, Mckelvie Move-A-Thon, Bedford Womenade, Witch Way 5K, Bedford Police Union, CASA Snowfest and various local sports teams.
Greg graduated from Hobart College, Geneva, NY in 1992 with a BA in Environmental Studies and Biology. His love of the outdoors and for gardening kept him in the Finger Lakes region of New York where he became an assistant winemaker at a vineyard prior to moving to New Hampshire in 1994.
Greg currently resides in Bedford, New Hampshire with his wife and two daughters. Greg enjoys travel, hiking, fishing, camping, skiing and gardening when he is not at the job site.
Greg’s Fun Fact: Greg has climbed all 48 of the 4,000-foot peaks in New Hampshire!
Bowman, Office Friend
Bowman celebrated his three-year birthday in 2020. He is an enthusiastic and friendly English lab who loves people, swimming and going for hikes. When not at the office he can be found napping at various locations and making the best of everyday. Come by the office and you meet him.
Bowman’s Fun Fact: Bowman was named after an Island on Squam Lake and is working on finishing his NH48 4000 footers.
Pete Sapounas, Production Coordinator
Since coming to Liberty Hill Construction in 2006, Pete understands the remodeling business from the foundation up. He brings accuracy and insight to his current position as Production Coordinator, thanks to both his hands-on experience in the field and his expertise in adapting to the evolving needs of each individual project. While frequently found at his desk in the Carriage House, Pete remains an integral part of the field team, fostering the strong client relationships that are the Liberty Hill Construction trademark. He is always ready to share a laugh and enjoys spending time outdoors camping and fishing with his wife Fallyn and sons Dominick and Alexander.
Pete’s Fun Fact: Pete can walk on his hands!
Mark Fournier, Business Development Manager
With over 20 years in the remodeling industry, Mark brings a wealth of design/build experience to the Liberty Hill Construction team. He has a keen understanding of the complexity and myriad details of each project and provides solutions in keeping with Liberty Hill’s award-winning excellence. After the sale, from project conception through completion, Mark makes himself available as a continuing resource for our customers’ needs and concerns. Mark is an experienced tournament bass fisherman and ice hockey enthusiast. It’s pretty safe to say that if he’s not working or spending time with his wife, you can find Mark fishing somewhere in the Lakes Region. He lives in Bedford, NH with his wife and best friend, Marybeth. They love to explore Boston, take trips, and bring their French Bulldog, Bluesy everywhere they go!
Mark’s Fun Fact: Mark fished in the 2018 B.A.S.S. National Championship in Florence, AL as New Hampshire’s Top Pro Angler.
Ellen Bayrouty, Marketing and Administrative Assistant
Ellen has been with us since 2013 doing supportive roles from communications and social media to administrative support. In her role as Marketing Assistant, Ellen handles the coordination of all project photography and maintains our presence on several social media sites. She is a Keene State graduate and recently just finished her graphic design certificate. She lives in Bedford with her husband Dan and their daughter Claire.
Ellen’s Fun Fact: “I have one pointy ear and one rounded one, so kids think I’m part elf and know Santa!”
Joanne DeStefano, Executive Administrator and Selections Coordinator
Joanne comes to Liberty Hill Construction with 16 years of construction experience; office management and staff support. Joanne meets all customers early on to help them understand our project management software and coordinates their completion of product selections. She enjoys helping out her coworkers to ensure each project runs smoothly. She lives in Londonderry with her husband, John. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in the Lakes Region kayaking, gardening and working on stained glass projects.
Joanne’s Fun Fact: As a young child Joanne’s nephew couldn’t say JoJo & therefore she received the nickname “JuJu”. Forty years later, you can still hear one of her siblings call her “Ju”.
Brad Desjardins, Project Manager
Brad brings over 22 years of carpentry and additional diverse construction experience to the team. He enjoys camping, hiking and fishing when he is not building things, and likes to tinker with all things mechanical. He lives in New Hampton with his wife, Michelle and his son, John.
Jimmy Lyons, Carpenter
Jim came to Liberty Hill with a bachelor in Outdoor Education and a minor in Social Work from New England College almost three years ago. As a carpenter Jimmy supports our project managers with all of our day-to-day tasks. From project setup through post project cleanup, Jim has been an extremely valuable asset each and every day. Our customers have always appreciated his willingness to help in any way possible and he is just a great person to have as part of our team.
Jim is a true all-season outdoorsman. From turkey hunting, duck hunting, fishing, hiking; he does it all. Conservation and responsible harvesting are very important in preserving wildlife populations, which Jimmy is always happy to talk about. He lives in Stratham with his girlfriend, Taylor and their dogs Stinson and Tucker. Together, they enjoy many of the same outdoor activities, and it’s no secret that Taylor makes the best dessert treats for the team!
Carter Johnson, Carpenter’s Assistant
Carter was first introduced to Liberty Hill Construction almost twenty years ago, at the age of five. The Johnson’s were longtime repeat customers of LHC, which is how Carter first met Greg. Since graduating from Merrimack High School in 2014, Carter has continued to pursue his passion for the trades. Although Carter is our youngest employee, his eagerness to learn and willingness to be coached has us all excited for what the future holds for him. Throughout the work week Carter prepares worksites in all phases, ensuring safety for all of our customers, employees, and trade partners. While Carter currently fills the carpenter’s apprentice role, he will quickly outgrow the position and find himself progressing into an experienced carpenter’s role. As a high energy 24-year old, it comes as no surprise that his favorite activities outside of work include hiking the white mountains, working out at the gym, playing basketball, and golfing. Carter is also quite the exotic car enthusiast. To say that we are happy to have Carter around would be an understatement. He was an instant fit with our company and culture.
Fun Fact: Carter was stung by a Jellyfish in Barbados and he “lived to tell the story”.
What is Design/Build?
Design-Build is another contracting method that is gaining popularity, as it can provide significant cost and time savings for owners. Whereas the traditional Design-Bid-Build process separates design and construction, Design-Build provides a single point of responsibility for an entire project. Instead of the homeowner contracting separately with the architect or designer and the contractor, Design-Build typically ties the architect or designer contractually to the contractor. The contractor then enters into a Design-Build agreement with the owner, so that the homeowner deals with only a single point of contact.
How Design-Build Works
Here’s how it works at Liberty Hill Construction: we select an architect or designer for a specific project and place them under contract as part of our design-build team. We then work with the owner to plan, design and construct the project to meet the specific design, budget and scheduling goals, within the constraints and demands of the project.
Similar to Construction Manager at Risk, Design-Build allows for improved coordination between the designer, contractor and trade partners, more efficient and buildable designs, advantageous economies of time and cost and a coordinated team approach.
We have experienced great success using this process and our customers have been pleased with the results.
Committed to Ongoing Education
As Liberty Hill Construction continues to grow and take on new projects, Greg and all members of the team continue to keep abreast of latest industry trends and products. Our field staff regularly attends The Journal of Light Construction (JLC) Residential Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to learning about the latest building materials and techniques, our team has also taken classes in business management skills to achieve cost-saving efficiencies on the office side as well.
In 2008, Greg became one of the first Certified Green Professionals in the state. The Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation identifies Greg as a contractor with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes. The CGP program is administered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing and sponsored locally by the Home Builders and Remodeler’s Association of New Hampshire. As the company continues to grow, complete more projects and expand, it has been important to recognize customer needs and meet them.
Most recently Greg completed the requirements to become a Certified Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) contractor by the EPA. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.
To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. Individuals can become certified renovators by taking an eight-hour training course from an EPA-approved training provider. Liberty Hill Construction, LLC looks forward to working with you on your project and continuing to build a solid foundation for company growth.
CAPS program graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects.