We’re Green & We Recycle Too!

 

We talk the talk, walk the walk (or ride a bike to work)

Jim Yeager and his truckOur President and CEO, Jim Yeager is the “Bicycling Builder”. For many years (before it was chic) he has been conserving fuel by riding his bicycle to the job site, especially on days when the job only requires supervision or when he doesn’t need to transport his tools. Often this results in a 15 mile round trip and quite a workout. His backpack is usually stocked with a set of prints, a pencil and tape measure.

Starting with the very first home we built back in 1988, we have recycled, Aluminum, Metal, Cardboard waste, Scrap Wood and Lumber.

The average 3000 square foot new home generates over 600 pounds of cardboard waste during construction. Many residential building companies refuse to invest the time or labor necessary to break down, flatten, load and drop off the cardboard to a local recycle center. This can seem very unrewarding, but this simple step helps mitigate the impact we make on the environment two fold, first by reducing the amount of debris sent to the landfill and second by decreasing the number of trees needed to supply new corrugated product.

From large boxes containing siding or cabinets to small finish fixture boxes, nearly half of the components used to build a new home come to the site wrapped or packaged in cardboard or corrugated material. Though this step isn’t easy, we take pride in knowing were doing our part to lessen our impact on the planet.

Building materials that we use:

Recyclegreen

  • Dow high density foam board.
  • Dupont Tyvek housewrap.
  • Mansfield Low flow toilets.
  • Moen Low flow balanced bath valves.
  • Rheem High efficiency hot water tanks.
  • Armstrong High efficiency furnaces.
  • Armstrong High efficiency air conditioners.
  • Owens Corning ceiling & wall insulation.
  • Pella double pane windows w/ Low-E glass.
  • Jeld-wen double pane windows and entrance doors w/ Low-E glass.
  • Energy Star appliances.
  • Trusses vs rafters when possible.
  • Recycled concrete stone aggregate.
  • When we clear a wooded lot for a new home, ALL tree products are harvested or recycled as mulch.
  • When possible we always use earth based clay tile floors over petroleum base vinyl flooring. we recommend Thomas Brick, Design surfaces and Northport Flooring.
  • We are always interested in new or better ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact us to help us further improve.

 We really do care!