40 years ago Steve Mindel and Jonathan Morse began working together in Southern Vermont focused on bringing fine homebuilding to the area. Throughout those years they harnessed and developed their penchant for beautiful, comfortable, and energy efficient homes. In 2018 Josh Engle and Gero Dolfus became the new owners of Mindel and Morse Builders. In 2021, Josh left his role as an owner to focus on carpentry. Gero and the entire Mindel and Morse team are proud to follow in Steve and Jonathan's footsteps.
Gero joined M&M fresh off the boat to fulfill his old dream of becoming a carpenter. He studied economics at the universities of Tübingen, Helsinki, and Minnesota and holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Helsinki. After growing up in Germany and living in Hungary, Finland, and Minnesota, he and his wife decided to return to her roots and make Vermont their home. Outside work, Gero tries to just sit down and relax, but rarely succeeds. In 2017, he became a PHIUS Certified BuilderSM and a dad.