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IMHOTEP specializes in Brand-Driven Design and Build services for bars and tasting rooms, restaurants, hospitality spaces, boutique retail, and select residences. To learn more about our process and projects, read below!

Posted by Jamie Mckenna | April 24, 2019
Ethical Considerations

Imhotep really values authenticity, both in our completed works and in our process, and our inclination is to work in a way that is completely transparent. Unfortunately, there is a...

Posted by imhotepvt | April 1, 2019
Weston Wine Cellar

These days we rarely venture out of the commercial space, but every now and then we are presented with a residential project that is too enticing to turn down.  Bill...

Commercial interior fit-up, bar, tasting room and custom furniture designed and built for Highball Social by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based out of Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | March 25, 2019
Design Thinking

Design thinking is an organized way of problem solving, based on research into user behavior that results in a personalized, human-centric solution. While we don’t necessarily believe in a rigid...

Commercial interior fit-up, restaurant and bakery, for Haymaker Bun Co. in Middlebury, Vermont by Imhotep, a Vermont Brand Dirven-Design and Build firm.
Posted by imhotepvt | February 15, 2019
Haymaker Bun Co. and The Arcadian

Matt and Caroline Corrente bought the defunct Lobby restaurant in Middlebury, Vermont, and wanted to transform it into a multi-function space to combine their culinary passions. In the mornings, Haymaker...

Interior fit-up, bar, tasting room and custom furniture designed and built for commercial clients by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based out of Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | November 25, 2018
Client Relations Strategy

Over the years, we’ve recognized an obstacle very specific to this type of work. Design is widely regarded as a subjective practice, and so our suggestions can be discounted as...

Commercial interior fit-up, bar, tasting room and custom furniture designed and built for Highball Social by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based out of Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | September 20, 2018
Design as More Than a Backdrop

Just a few weeks into this job, I was talking design with a client. We were staring into the space, trying to visualize all the proposed ideas, and engaging in...

Commercial interior fit-up, bar, tasting room and custom furniture designed and built for Highball Social by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based out of Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | September 13, 2018
Highball Social

After repeated collaborations with Stonecutter Spirits, they asked us to help design a new bar for the them in Burlington, Vermont-- The Highball Social.  Stonecutter is constantly inventing exciting craft...

Commercial interior fit-up, restaurant and bottle shop, for The Crooked Ram and Public House in Manchester, Vermont by Imhotep, a Vermont Brand Dirven-Design and Build firm.
Posted by imhotepvt | June 3, 2018
Crooked Ram

The Crooked Ram is a craft beer taproom and wine bar in Manchester, Vermont.  They started out as a retail shop and built up an impressive collection of craft brews...

Private residence on Lake Dunmore, Vermont with custom finishes by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based in Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | March 12, 2018
Scandinavian Sauna

Our first Banya was a success, but it seemed unlikely that we would ever get the opportunity to create another. So when a friend of Dave’s was pondering what to...

Commercial interior fit-up, bar, tasting room and custom furniture designed and built for Lincolns, in Burlington, Vermont by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based in Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | November 28, 2017
Lincoln’s

After a tremendous amount of success with their first location in Portland, Maine, the owners of Lincoln’s wanted to open a hidden speakeasy bar in downtown Burlington.  As much as...

Commercial interior design for Danforth Pewter retail store in National Harbor, Maryland; Design and Build by Imhotep, a Vermont based brand driven Design and Build firm.
Posted by imhotepvt | October 8, 2017
Danforth Pewter – National Harbor, Maryland

Shortly after working with Danforth Pewter on the redesign of their new Portland, Maine retail shop, we were asked to design a new store for them in National Harbor, Maryland....

Commercial retail interior for Red House in Burlington, Vermont,by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based in Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | September 18, 2017
Red House

As the makers movement has gained traction in Vermont, a network of small businesses and craftspeople has grown into an passionate, collaborative community.  We are not only a part of...

Commercial interior design for Danforth Pewter retail shop in Portland, Maine, Design + Build by Imhotep, a Vermont based brand driven design and build firm.
Posted by imhotepvt | July 29, 2017
Danforth Pewter – Portland, Maine

For more than 40 years, Danforth Pewter has been hand-crafting pewter products rooted in simplicity and functionality. Their process is part of a greater narrative of traditional Vermont makers, but...

North Country General Store custom charred wood bar; Commercial interior design, taproom, restaurant and custom furniture designed and built for North Country General in Jamaica, Vermont by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based in Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | June 20, 2017
North Country General

North Country General was a small job, but it’s a good example of our ability to combine our design and build skills to make the most of our client’s budget.

Commercial interior fit-up, bar, tasting room and custom furniture designed and built for Highball Social by Imhotep, a brand driven design and build firm based out of Vermont.
Posted by imhotepvt | May 4, 2017
Balancing Beauty and Function

Every job we’ve tackled has offered us unique challenges. Rather than viewing these challenges as setbacks, we’ve taken them as opportunities to learn and grow. Though they often collaborate, builders...