Vern is the Principal of Thayer Street Associates. He is a native of Boston’s North Shore, and moved to Western Massachusetts in 1970. He graduated from Amherst College in 1980 with a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy. After working on projects in Manhattan, Italy, and South America, Vern founded Thayer Street Associates in 1985 with Joe Zurylo. Vern is a licensed Construction Supervisor and a licensed Massachusetts State Building Inspector. He strives to be a leader in his field by frequently going to conferences and seminars to stay current with the new trends in technology and sustainability.