Welcome to the EEBA Builder Benchmark Group (BBG), where non-competing high performance builders come together to benchmark their businesses and learn from one another. The BBG is a group with open-forum sharing across categories like high performance building techniques, financials, operations, marketing campaigns, best practices, and stories from the build site. 

 

Baseline criteria includes that a builder is currently building to a recognized high performance or green building standard, such as ENERGY STAR, or the DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes program. If you are interested in joining please become an EEBA Company memberstarting at the Bronze $3,000 level for builders who produce under 100 homes a year or the Gold $7,500 level for builders producing over 100 homes a year. Check the "Join an EEBA Builder Benchmark Group", and EEBA staff will receive the application for review. Providing data on dollar volume, units sold, market area, location and high performance or green building standards currently used helps the BBG determine which group would be a good fit for you. Once the BBG approves your application, you will be contacted for an interview. If you are invited, you will be provided with an agenda and details for your initial BBG meeting.

In today's business environment especially, the Builder Benchmark Group are more important now than ever. We hope you will participate! 

Commitment to the BBG includes:

  • Attending monthly Teams meetings (usually held on the last Thursday of each month) 
  • Attending one or two in-person meetings each year (2024 details to be determined) 
  • Attending the EEBA Summit where a lunch or dinner will be organized for the Builder Benchmark Group

Your Investment:

Annual Participation & Company Member Investment rates: 

$3000/$5000/$7500
  • EEBA staff time: facilitate meetings, financial benchmark data analysis, procure speakers
  • For in-person meetings
  • Meals: split evenly among group members
  • Builders responsible for their own flights, hotels and ground transportation; EEBA will arrange group rate

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Join these high performance builders in EEBA's Builder Benchmark Group!

Abrazo Homes

9798 Coors Blvd NW
C400
Albuquerque, NM 87114
www.abrazohomes.com | 505.796.6119

Brian T McCarthy | Co-Owner
brian@abrazohomes.com | 505.991.0252

Homes Built: 49

Addison Homes

16 Parkway Commons Way
Greer, SC 29650
www.addison-homes.com | 864.848.2667

Todd Usher | President
todd@addison-homes.com | 864.449.3900

Homes Built: 8

Todd Usher built Addison Homes on a solid green foundation.

In 2002, Addison Homes became the only company in South Carolina to certify 100% of its homes to high-performance standards such as Energy Star and EarthCraft House, and, most recently, U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home. 

As the first builder in the U.S. to earn NAHB's Master Certified Green Professional designation, Todd freely shares his expertise with the building industry. He serves on the Industry Advisory Board for Clemson University's Department of Construction Science and Management, where he encourages the next generation of builders to pursue residential green building. Todd is also a frequent guest speaker in courses within the Sustainability Science Major at Furman University. Todd volunteers on several boards including Trees Greenville and the National Association of Home Builders where he is the Education Chair for the SC Home Builders Association.

Todd Usher | President

Charis Homes LLC

801 S Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
www.charishomes.com | 330.833.4527

Glenna Wilson | Vice-President
info@charishomes.com | 330.575.8545

Homes Built: 18

Chatsworth Fine Homes

482 South Service Rd E Unit 118
Oakville, ON L6J 2X6
Canada
www.chatsworthfinehomes.com | 905.337.1112

Filippo Capuano | President
fil@chatsworthfinehomes.com | 416.891.9012

Homes Built: 4

After attending Ryerson's Architecture program, Fil transferred to Ryerson’s Civil Engineering program and graduated in 1984 and received the John Cowan Ashton Award for excellence. He was approved into full membership at OACETT obtaining his C.E.T. in Structural Engineering. Since graduating, Fil has regularly upgraded his skills in professional development courses at University of Toronto taking courses in Comprehensive and Advanced Project Management. He has kept up a regime of upgrading with and often at the leading edge of Industry trends completing training for R2000, Energy Star, and NET ZERO building. He has acted for the courts as an expert witness and is qualified as a Construction Adjudicator. Since 1984 Fil has worked in the construction industry, mainly in the Custom Home Building, Commercial work, and tract building. He has been a team leader in over 40 Custom Homes ranging in value from $1- $25 million. In his role as a Project Manager he has been responsible for the oversight of all functions of the build cycle from project planning at inception to resource and procurement management to final handover and warranty execution. In his current role, Fil was and continues to be responsible for overseeing budgeting of projects, leadership in assembling high level project schedules, monitoring and consulting with team members to keep projects on schedule, meeting with construction managers and site supervisors to stat projects and review schedules to ensure requirements are met, overseeing projects’ costing and value engineering and to meet project objectives, and conducting client meetings to report to clients.

Filippo Capuano | President
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Clare Homes

530 Garfield St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
www.clare-homes.com | 337.852.5292

Isaac Scott | Owner
isaac.clarehomes@gmail.com | 337.852.5292

CVF homes

421 Hays St. unit 2
San Antonio, TX 78204
www.cvfhomes.com | 210.888.0228

Juan Manuel Fernandez | Owner
juan@cvfhomes.com | 210.888.0228

Homes Built: 6

Juan founded CVF homes in 2005 focusing on infill development and building energy and water efficient homes with great design.

CVF homes is committed to certifying 100% of its homes to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program and is a proud winner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award in 2019 and Honorable Mention in 2020. CVF homes is a member of Build San Antonio Green and has received multiple sustainability awards from the City of San Antonio.

Juan currently serves on the Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee of the City of San Antonio and is a past member of the San Antonio Water System Community Conservation Committee (CCC) and past Co-Chair of the US Green Building Council of the South Texas Chapter.

Juan received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) in Monterrey Mexico.

Juan Manuel Fernandez | Owner

Deltec Homes

69 Bingham Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
www.deltechomes.com/ | 800.642.2508

Leigha Dickens
ldickens@deltechomes.com | 828.253.0483

DTL

358 Elm Street
St Thomas, ON N5R 1K1
Canada
www.dougtarryhomes.com | 519.631.9300

Doug Tarry | President
dtarry@dougtarryhomes.com | 519.673.7088

Homes Built: 90

Doug Tarry Jr. is Vice President of Operations at Doug Tarry Limited based in St. Thomas Ontario.

Doug Tarry Homes is a family owned business founded by his father Doug Sr., in 1954. Doug sees to the daily operations of Doug Tarry Limited, a second-generation builder of Net Zero / Net Zero Ready Homes. He has worked extensively with a number of manufacturers and suppliers to develop products and methods needed for today’s high performance / Net Zero Homes, and is currently appointed as a Technical Chair for the Ontario Home Builders Association, a presenter and trainer on a number of Building Code and Better Building Subjects, a contributing writer for Better Builder Magazine, author of A Builders Guide to Net Zero Homes for NRCan (tentative release fall 2020), and a part of the Net Zero and Technical Research Councils for Canadian Home Builders Association. In his personal life, he is married to wife Carolyne and father of Sarah, and is also a professionally trained chef who loves entertaining for friends and family.

Doug Tarry | President

Dust. Development LLC

1906 e kael st
mesa, AZ 85203
dustdevelopment.com | 480.440.3599

Dusty Dallas | CEO
dustydallas@dustdevelopment.com | 480.440.3599

Empire Communities

125 Villarboit Crescent
Vaughan, ON L4K 4K2
Canada
www.empirecommunities.com | 905.307.8102

Andrew Guido | VP, Sustainability & Innovation
aguido@empirecommunities.com | 905.307.8102 x1191

Homes Built: 2427

Andrew Guido is the Vice President of Sustainability & Innovation for Empire Communities, based in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, with development and homebuilding operations in Texas, Georgia, and the Carolinas. 

He is a Certified Building Biologist and has overseen the construction of Empire's first wellness real estate concept home, focused on improving indoor air quality (IAQ). Additionally, he is leading the design of Empire's inaugural Net Zero Energy Home, which aims to be carbon-minimal. With over 30 years of experience in strategic leadership and a diverse business background, Andrew is committed to driving purposeful change in the real estate industry. He believes in the responsibility of businesses to contribute to the greater good and is dedicated to reshaping the real estate sector's focus towards well-being and ecological restoration. Andrew has also served as a senior advisor to top decision-makers in Canada, assisting them in envisioning a better future, challenging existing norms, and shaping their businesses.

Andrew Guido | VP, Sustainability & Innovation

Fish Builders

421 Park Ave.
Salida, CO 80201
www.fishbuilders.com | 719.486.4531

Greg Follet | Owner
greg@fishbuilders.com | 719.539.7099

Homes Built: 4

Fish Builders is owned and operated by Greg Follet.

Greg grew up in Wisconsin, working construction jobs from an early age. The search for adventure and continued education led him to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where Greg developed a heavy addiction to mountain living and earned a degree in Construction Management in 1993. It is also where he met the love of his life, Stacy. Greg and Stacy finally settled upon Salida, Colorado, where they are raising two children and fueling their passion for the mountains. Greg started his company in 1998 with the same loyal and talented craftsmen that work for him today. Focusing on custom homes, as well as remodeling, Fish Builders has quickly become one of the premier builders in the Arkansas River Valley.

Greg Follet | Owner

Garbett

273 N. East Capitol St
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
garbetthomes.com/ | 801.520.1214

Bryson C. Garbett | President/CEO
brysonc@garbetthomes.com | 801.520.1214

Land Ark Construction Ltd.

PO Box 324
Stittsville, ON K2S 1A4
Canada
www.watercolourwestport.com | 613.223.2625

Kevin Rankin | General Manager
kevin@watercolouratwestport.com | 613.324.5291

Homes Built: 16

Lifestyle Homes

3453 W. New Haven Ave.
West Melbourne, FL 32904
BuildingALifeStyle.com | 321.727.8188

Karen Kicinski | Co-Owner / Sales & Marketing
karen@buildingalifestyle.com | 321.727.8188

Homes Built: 75

Karen Kicinski is the marketing director and co-owner of LifeStyle Homes Builders headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.

She has served in this role for 8 years, driving corporate messaging and branding, as well as working to attract new clients through a suite of marketing platforms. Prior to working at LifeStyle Homes, Karen worked as a magazine editor for numerous local publications. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Central Florida, as well as a master’s degree in publishing from New York University. When not working, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, reading, and traveling.

LifeStyle Homes Builders is a family-owned homebuilder celebrating 36 years in business. LifeStyle Homes builds single-family homes throughout Brevard and Indian River counties on Florida’s East Coast. LifeStyle Homes specializes in energy-efficient, sustainable homes—each built to the stringent guidelines of their LifeStyle SunSmart program—as well as zero-energy solar-powered homes. Recently, LifeStyle launched HealthSmart, a sister program to SunSmart, focused on reducing indoor air pollutants and promoting clean indoor air.

Karen Kicinski | Co-Owner / Sales & Marketing

Noyes Development

16305 NW Bethany Court
Suite 101
Beaverton, OR 97006
www.noyesdevelopment.com | 503.466.9191

Mike Frey | Vice President
mike@noyesdevelopment.com | 15032095898

Mike Frey is Vice President of Noyes Development Co. Mike drives the vision for home construction and oversees the general operations for Noyes Development, a high-end Portland area spec builder known for high performance construction methods and Zero Energy/Zero Energy Ready homes.

Mike loves houses. Be it house plans, interior design, building science, or project planning, he is passionate about providing amazing homes for people. He is an advocate for better building practices and ensures Noyes homes are healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient, and sustainable.

Mike has served as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Home Performance Council at the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, has participated in the Willamette West Habitat for Humanity Construction Committee, and is a part of the EEBA Builder Benchmark Group where he collaborates with builders from across North America. He has completed coursework in Zero Net Energy Homes, regularly attends seminars and training sessions, and is constantly on the hunt for more information related to new options in home construction.

Mike Frey | Vice President

Robertson Brothers Homes

6905 Telegraph Rd, Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
www.robertsonhomes.com | 248.505.0686

Darian L. Neubecker | Chief Operating Officer
dneubecker@robertsonhomes.com | 248.282.1430

Homes Built: 160

Thrive Home Builders

1875 Lawrence Street, Suite 900
Denver, CO 80202
www.thrivehomebuilders.com | 303.707.4400

Bill Rectanus | COO
brectanus@thrivehomebuilders.com | 614.204.9043

Homes Built: 49

Bill Rectanus is a managing partner and Vice President of Homebuilding Operations for Thrive Home Builders in Denver, Colorado.

His responsibilities include the management and oversight of the construction, purchasing, customer service, quality assurance and land development departments. In addition to his daily responsibilities Bill is also responsible for the implementation of Thrive Home Builders' "High Performance Building Initiative".

Bill is very active in the Homebuilding industry both locally and nationally. He is committed to the local Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and has served 7 terms on their Board of Directors and 3 terms on the Flat Irons Building Council. Two of those council terms as Chairman. 

Bill holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Ohio University and currently lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife of 20 years and two daughters.

Bill Rectanus | COO

Tim O'Brien Homes

N27 W24075 Paul Court, Suite 100
Pewaukee, WI 53072
www.TimOBrienHomes.com | 262.542.5750

Tim OBrien | CEO
tobrien@tobhomes.com | 12625425750

Homes Built: 200

Timothy M. O'Brien founded Tim O'Brien Homes along with his partner, Matt Neumann, in June of 2007.

Tim went out to form a new residential home building company focused on building green and energy efficient homes. He continues to develop knowledge in building high performance homes through educational events such as EEBA and DOE workshops. Since the inception of Tim O'Brien Homes, the company has been honored to receive the Silver NHQ award in 2016 and the Gold award in 2017. At the start of 2018 the company has also broken ground in Wisconsin's first net zero energy neighborhood, Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin, and is the leading innovator of Solar Energy homes in the State of WI, partnered with SunVest Solar, Inc.

Tim is very active in several Waukesha area school districts running a home building project with the high school construction trades seniors at Oconomowoc High School for the past (8) years, as well as pioneering a brand new curriculum for New Berlin Eisenhower High School's trade program to start in the Fall of 2018.

Tim OBrien | CEO

Woodside Homes

460 W 50 N STE 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
www.woodsidehomes.com/

Joel Abney | Vice President of Operations
joel.abney@woodsidehomes.com | 559.250.6005

Homes Built: 2200

Joel Abney is the Vice President of Operations at SH Residential Holdings, LLC and a proven executive with over 20 years of experience directing operational and procedural improvements across industries for maximum quality and efficiency.

He has demonstrated skill devising business growth strategies and identifying opportunities for streamlining, cost savings, and profitability. He has expertise recruiting, developing, motivating, and leading high-performance employee teams, and has a superb track record completing major projects to meet corporate requirements for schedule, budget, and accuracy. His specialties include management consulting, waste elimination, process improvement, claims administration, teambuilding & training, and lean process implementation.

High Performance Building Professional
HERS Associate
High Performance HVAC Contractor
Joel Abney | Vice President of Operations

Younger Homes

8121 Breeze Way
Jonestown, TX 78645
www.younger-homes.com | 281.619.6244

Danielle Younger | Managing Member
danielle@younger-homes.com | 512.815.2297

Homes Built: 10

Danielle grew up in the Texas Hill Country, where her love of the outdoors as a child instilled a deep respect for the environment, and a strong desire to preserve our natural surroundings.

When she met her husband, Jesse, they dreamed of setting roots and raising their children in the pristine Texas Hill Country, and of eventually working together as a husband and wife team. Danielle’s vision of preserving the Texas Hill Country, and building beautifully sustainable homes eventually took hold. As their paths narrowed, Danielle and Jesse realized how their passions complemented each other, and all roads pointed to the creation of Younger Homes in Austin, Texas. It was during her studies and research at Texas A&M University, Danielle began to hone her innate desire to be a part of making a real difference in creating a sustainable world for future generations.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Bioenvironmental Science with a Minor in Agronomy, as well as a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Environmental and Occupational Health. Through national and international research in Public Health and Environmental Toxicology, she began to understand the impact of the environment on human health, and the importance of protecting public health through educating individuals to make informed choices. After graduation, she began a fulfilling and successful career working for a major Oil and Gas company, where she helped others better understand the impacts of Environmental Health and Safety to deliver safe operations offshore. The home is where families spend the most time, energy, and resources, and it is in this place where we can all make a difference. Danielle’s background shaped beliefs that through education and awareness, environmentally sustainable and healthy homes, will become standard building practice. She is confident the vision of Younger Homes will protect the health of individuals, communities, and create a sustainable and healthy world for her children and future generations.

Danielle Younger | Managing Member

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings take place on the last Thursday of each month.

Membership

One must be a current EEBA member to participate in the Builder Benchmark Group.