Building homes to last starts with the right materials and a cohesive team of passionate people. I encourage and facilitate collaboration between the architect, specialist consultants and our master trades to create a clear understanding of our goals for your home.
Efficient homes are cleaner, healthier for the occupants, more comfortable and have increased safety measures well beyond "code" requirements. They are also sustainable in that they are much more calculated in the amount of energy they require to function.
Building is art, but there is a science to it as well. By layering a scientific approach to building, we are able to first define then control the overall health and comfort of your home by design. The conversation on energy and sustainability goals needs to start early in the process.
My passion for building homes to last started before I was old enough to vote by tearing into a lot of homes that weren't aging well at all.
While working as a apprentice trim carpenter I started picking up quick side jobs for a roofing company. They'd find some derelict situation while in the middle of a re-roof & need it fixed fast. I gained some side work & satisfaction of being able to handle problems most people didn't want to touch. Many times the repairs would extend well beyond what would meet the eye - rotten framing members were not unusual. What really stuck with me was that most of these homes I would repair were high end customs built in the last 5-10 years.
The homes we build need to do more than look beautiful - they needed to function well for the lifespan of the materials.
With all of the resources and information available to us, there's no excuse for building homes without due regard for what the environment will throw at them over their lifespan.