Greg Welch Construction is thrilled to accept the honor of Central Oregon Builder’s Association’s “Green Builder of the Year.”
Greg, a certified Sustainable Homes Professional and premier custom homes builder in Central Oregon, focuses on new construction in neighborhood developments such as Tetherow and Northwest Crossing in Bend, Oregon. These neighborhoods are known for producing homes based on green energy initiatives. Both Tetherow and Northwest Crossing require new construction to be, at minimum, Earth Advantage™ Certified, but new homes (and buildings) in these neighborhoods often meet LEED-RS Platinum, Zero-Net Energy and ENERGY STAR™ rankings.
Though many of Greg’s homes also exceed energy efficient and Earth Advantage certifications, Greg places an equal focus on the overall health and quality of his homes. He believes green living is about more than being Eco-friendly: it’s about selecting quality, lasting products that create less waste, can be used efficiently, last longer, are timeless, and contribute to the overall sustainability of the community.
In addition, Greg uses local manufacturers and subcontractors whenever possible, which he feels produces a higher quality product, better quality, reduced transportation, and a higher standard of building practices, all while helping to support the local community.
Thank you COBA, for the award and the opportunity to explain that green building is so much more that insulation and appliances!
At an award ceremony earlier this month, the Central Oregon Builders’ Association honored NorthWest Crossing Guild Builder Greg Welch Construction with the title of 2012 Green Builder of the Year. The company, which has built more than 90 homes in NorthWest Crossing, is led by Greg Welch who is a designated Earth Advantage™ Sustainable Homes Professional with extensive technical knowledge, strategies, and tools needed to achieve high performance residential design and construction.
“Greg Welch Construction has shown consistent commitment to sustainable and best building practices in all his projects,” said Tim Knopp, executive vice president for Central Oregon Builders’ Association (COBA). “Greg has been a COBA member for many years, is a COBA board member and had two homes on the Tour of Homes in 2012. He designated the NorthWest Crossing Tour home as a COBA Project Home and, as a result, donated $13,000 of the proceeds to COBA last year. With this award, we are recognizing his contribution to the green building field in our region.”
Welch contributes his success to his company’s true passion for home building, coupled with industry knowledge and personalized service for clients. Greg Welch Construction specializes in Craftsman-style architecture and builds stylish, livable homes employing spacious design and quality materials. Surrounded by a solid team, Welch has long-term relationships with talented local subcontractors who share his dedication to excellent craftsmanship. Currently, Greg Welch Construction is sustainably rebuilding a historic home on Bend’s riverfront Drake Road and the company also builds in neighborhoods like Tetherow, Shevlin Ridge and Shevlin Pines along with NorthWest Crossing.
via “NorthWest Crossing Guild Builder Greg Welch Construction Named Green Builder of the Year,” Cascade Business News.