About Us

Extraordinary Designs - Unmatched Craftsmanship

Northern Design Receives Small Business Award

read the article from the Glens Falls Business Journal

Northern Design & Building Associates. provides customers and builders with design services, building systems and building material packages for custom home construction.

Our Commitment

Northern Design & Building Associates is fully committed to manufacturing custom panelized homes of the highest quality and their delivery to our clients both on time and within budget.

Our Organization and Qualifications

As the new owners of Northern Design & Building Associates, Eric Teras & Brian Thayer, both longtime Northern employees, together have over 60+ years of proven combined experience in custom home design and manufacturing of panelized building packages and construction.

Our four founding principals and officers:

Kent McNairy, Retired President/Treasurer
More than 30 years of experience in facilities engineering, plant operations, accounting, marketing and sales of custom residential and light commercial construction.

Doug Thayer, Retired Vice-President of Operations
Over 40 years of experience in design, construction and management in the residential, commercial and medical fields.

Bob Niedermeyer, Retired Vice-President
Over 36 years of experience in product development, conceptual and structural design, manufacturing operations and home construction.

Gary Linindoll, Retired President
41 years of experience in real estate development, residential and commercial design, estimating, purchasing, home manufacturing and construction.

Trade Associations

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
The Building Systems Councils of NAHB
Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce
Lake Placid Convention & Visitors Bureau
Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitor Bureau