by John Abrams, Founder & CEO
In 2017 South Mountain celebrates year 30 as an employee owned company and year 42 in business. Hard to believe. This is not a business that developed according to a plan; it just happened. In the early days, in various rural areas, we spent our time learning to put roofs over our heads and keep the rain out. Design and building became a passion, and as our skills grew it evolved into our work. People actually began to pay us to do this stuff. But the whole concept of business was, to me, in the late sixties and seventies, antithetical to my sense of myself. What drove me was design, and building, and community, not business.