• Our Company Story

    GOOD EARTH BUILDERS, LLC is a general contracting company founded in 2012 by Joshua France to meet the demands of his growing business after eight years in operation as a sole proprietor. Joshua began his career as a custom carpenter in Cape May, NJ before relocating to Philadelphia, PA, steadily expanding his home remodeling business to focus on complete transformation and revitalization of properties and building new construction homes in historic districts of Philadelphia.

    Quality of life is essential in GOOD EARTH BUILDERS, LLC design and build process. We pride ourselves on tailoring unique living spaces to meet our clients’ needs.

unbeatable view!

Our team has numerous ways to provide access to your rooftop in order to create a special place for you to plant that urban garden, host a killer cocktail party or just soak up the Philadelphia cityscape. Please find more examples of our outdoor living spaces and rooftop decks under “Project Updates” (in the right … Continue reading

New construction to begin in historic Fairmount

GOOD EARTH BUILDERS, LLC. will be building a new construction home in a historic section of Fairmount. Please watch for updates as the existing structure is removed and building begins! The project has been mentioned in a post on OCF realty’s blog (which gets credit for photo below).

Demo of 1915 North St. has begun!

Taking apart a piece of history in Fairmount. A garage filled with old treasures that were sold, donated and given away, will be the location of a new single-family home that meets the Historic Association’s high standards for this beautiful neighborhood.

Laying Foundation at 1915 North St. + Underpinning Neighbor

Laying the foundation for this home is a multi-step process that involves: 1) digging and excavation; 2) underpinning the neighbor’s foundation (no small feat!); 3) pouring the footers to prepare for the foundation; and 4) constructing the foundation walls on which to build. Scroll down to see the process unfold below: DIGGING AND EXCAVATION UNDERPINNING … Continue reading

Framing + Masonry at 1915 North St.

Please scroll down to see the next phases of the 1915 North St. build, framing and masonry: LUMBER ARRIVES AND FRAMING BEGINS PREPPING GARAGE FOR CONCRETE WINDOWS ARE IN AND MASONRY BEGINS

BRINGING FIRE-DAMAGED BUILDING BACK TO LIFE

Encapsulated since a fire destroyed this home in the late 1980’s, 407 Cross St. will undergo complete renovation by GOOD EARTH BUILDERS, LLC.

Renovations Complete on Ellsworth St. Home

Renovations are complete on the Avenue of the Arts home located on a tree-lined block of Ellsworth St! An addition to the third floor was added, including a deck adjacent to the master suite for over 2500 sq ft of warm, modern and family friendly 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. A warm and modern … Continue reading

Building Quality of Life

Quality of life is essential in GOOD EARTH BUILDERS, LLC. design and build process. We pride ourselves on tailoring unique living spaces to meet our clients’ needs.

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