Archive for the ‘Green Building’ Category

Professional remodeling

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

My first designation earned through the NAHB is CGR (Certified Graduate Remodelor). Two disclaimers- this is not a masters program and Professional remodeling is not an oxymoron. I’m sure there have been books written about the remodeling horror stories, beside the TV shows that feed the stereotype of very unprofessional “contractors”. With some of this as background “static”, we have set out to be a professional remodeling firm. There are many facets of professional including continuing education but the net effect will be felt on the consumer level-we want each client to have the most positive experience possible. Here’s to your ideas on what that looks like….

Green building and remodeling- philosophy and practicality

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

My latest designation from NAHB is CGR (Certified Green Professional). As soon as this education became available I took the classes knowing that ‘green’ is here to stay and it’s the way we all need to start thinking. This is not about tree-hugging and saving whales although I have nothing against either. I’m all for Green and I’m all about Peace, but I’m not GreenPeace- I’m a green builder. That may sound like an oxymoron to some so I’ll just ask those of you to expand your paradigm a little bit and explore with me this idea of rethinking building, materials and methods, to improve the quality of life for us, future generations, and the rest of creation.