Good Company.


Your home on Nantucket is a dream that you have worked hard to realize. We at Verde are strong in our foundation and agile in our execution. Engaging in every aspect of the building process, we are committed to your vision. A discerning client deserves attention, focus, and fluidity from conception to completion. Having worked in the community for over 20 years, we have the skill set and connections to shepherd your project from permitting to completion.

"Rebuilding the house I bought in Madaket was a great experience due to the speed and quality of the work performed by  Burr Tupper’s company Verde.
I wanted the house done quickly – and it was.  But there was no sacrifice of quality.  Each of Burr’s men was competent and a pleasure to be around and Burr himself oversaw every detail.  When decisions had to be made when I was unavailable, they were always good ones. 
I have been involved in various building projects, but none went as well as this one.  The result is a perfect house."

-Gloria Jarecki

"I have known Burr and the skills he possesses for many years. Some would hesitate to mix work with friendship, but I didn't hesitate. He worked seamlessly with my architect and encouraged me with my design input. The result was home that feels like an organic extension of myself and my growing family."


Burr and Verde came highly recommended to us. We had a project that had been stalled for a few years and was going nowhere. In short order, he was able to coordinate surveyors, purveyors, engineers, and navigate complex permitting to get things moving. The work progressed quickly and Verde was willing and able to give special attention to minimize the impact on our (and our two greyhounds) day to day lives.

-Healy Cosay

"I've done business with Burr through several projects over many years, including renovations and a new complete build. His decision making, integrity, and communication have given me a confidence that I will receive the quality product that I expect."

-Edward Keible

"Burr Tupper has completed many projects, large and small, over the last 15 years for both my home and my business.  
He is consistently professional, knowledgeable, talented, and timely.  He is solution-oriented, and responsive.  His team members are terrific!"

-Annye Camara

"We purchased our house in Nantucket because of our love for the secluded and private nature of the place. The original house was built in the 1970's and came up short in many regards. Burr worked with us to achieve the "home" we envisioned. Thoughtful additions and expansions, careful interior detailing, and many helpful suggestions, have given us a "greener", brighter, and more cohesive place for us to gather family and friends. Our relationship with Burr has spanned a decade, and we continue to trust and appreciate our builder."

-John Osborne




Burr Tupper

Burr came to the island in the summer of ’96. He arrived with a wealth of building experience, some of it international. He has worked as a general contractor on Nantucket for 15 years. In 2007, he co-founded Verde, as a green design and build company with fellow GC Ian Konecko and Architect Rebecca Anderson. While broadening the company's scope, he has continued to advocate for sustainable and best building practices. Burr has served on the Nantucket Zoning Board of Appeals and on the board of Habitat for Humanity. He is an active member of the Nantucket Builders Association. He is a LEED accredited professional, which is the nation’s premier green building credential. 



Augie Owen

Field Operations

After growing up in West Wales,  Augie traveled the world extensively using his mechanical background to seek adventure throughout Africa, South America, and Australasia. He switched his focus to wood construction when he arrived at his destination of Nantucket in the late 90’s.

Sam Iskandaryan


Samuel is a native of historic Yerevan, Armenia. He earned his PhD in economics in 2009 and moved to Nantucket Island, which reminds him of the beauty of his native land. Since then he has devoted himself to a career in accounting and bookkeeping.