by John Abrams, Founder & CEO
In 2022, South Mountain celebrates year 35 as an worker-owned company and year 49 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 those things. 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.