At Tay River we are committed to perfection. Our expertise covers two key areas of the construction industry – we are skilled builders with incredible attention to detail as well as authorities in home energy efficiency. We are highly technical craftsmen who get immense gratification from every job we undertake.
Here's an excerpt of an email I wrote in support of adding large central returns in a finished basement directly adjacent the unit, with transfer grilles at the top of the basement stairs. The overwhelming majority of HVAC technicians reject this as something that can never work. One of the amazing things about trying this is that the effects are […]
One option we're considering is outfitting a vehicle to perform smaller energy retrofits – typically air sealing, duct sealing and small-scale spray foam jobs. Very preliminary, but a couple of vehicle options spring to mind: 1) A fuel efficient tow vehicle with a small trailer. The VW Golf SportWagen TDI is EPA rated for >40 mpg hwy, and can tow […]
Something I'm very uncomfortable with is the impact of all the fossil fuels Tay River consumes. We'll travel up to an hour for building shell work, which means that we'll cover much of the Philadelphia suburbs, and as far north as Edison NJ. My guess is that our vehicles cumulatively travel about 600-1000 miles/week for shell work alone. Our current […]
With more than 40 years of experience combined, brothers Jesse and Abel Smith are the creators of Princeton’s premier residential construction company.
Our passion for the building process resonates across our work. Each project we undertake becomes a matter of personal pride and, being siblings, we have an enviable understanding of each other’s style and approach to work. Our qualifications are also first-rate. Jesse and Abel both hold Building Analyst, Envelope and Heating certificates from the Building Performance Institute. Abel also earned diplomas in Architectural Technology and Heritage Carpentry and Restoration.
The earlier we can get involved in a project, the greater the prospect for success. Our expertise enables homeowners to avoid the worst pitfalls of pre-construction and ensures we can choose the best path to generate the finest product.
Jesse and Abel place great importance on being open and honest with clients from the moment of initial contact through completion. Budgeting, product selection and design are paramount concerns, helping to ensure the rebuilding or remodelling of your property is a smooth journey. Our personal investment in your project will instill in you the confidence to know the job will be done properly the first time.
We look forward to working closely with you.
Tay River Builders Inc
2325 Lakeview Dr
Yardley, PA 19067