HISTORY OF THE RICHMOND CREAMERY
After years of neglect and environmental surveys, the property was deemed a brownfield and required over $1Million in clean up funds revitalize. From 2015 to 2018, Buttermilk LLC undertook the required environmental assessment, grant administration and clean up implementation to clean up the site in conjunction with local, regional, state and national partners.
In July 2018, Buttermilk LLC completed the environmental Corrective Action Plan and received the certificate of completion. The site is now deemed 'clean' by Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
ABANDONED & CONDEMNED
1880s - Founded
The Creamery was built in 1880 and employed up to 200 people. The cheese products were distributed throughout New England. The Saputo Cheese Factory closed in 1999.
MEET THE TEAM
Founder; Environmental Developer
Over 25 years of construction, development and property management in Vermont and New England, Brendan O'Reilly has the right contacts, team and support to make this happen. He has a long track record of develop sustainable design in Vermont from countless residential homes to the Energy Mill – Vermont’s first and largest fully Net Zero property. He has been leading the use of solar and geo-thermal technology in Vermont. Additionally, we sourced the majority of products locally from Vermont to improve the impact on the community.
Partner; Business Development
Josi brings years of project management, business development and passion for ethical based businesses to ensure that Buttermilk had the required brownfield funding and achieved the environmental clean up. Also, Josi was the key liaison with local and state partners to ensure success of the revitalization.
Colin joined the team in Oct 2018 to manage all aspect of the Creamery Development as part of Gristmill Builders. His years at managing the 4x4 center at Bolton and coaching at Cochrans provides a unique blend of project management, team development and love of Richmond and Vermont. We are honored and grateful to be in his dutiful and skilled hands.