Thursday, December 30, 2010

Green Building Product Reviews


Coming 2011 Going Green Builders will begin posting product reviews on the blog and the website. With so many green building products out there this will help people narrow down what they would like to incorporate into their construction projects. It will be educational and fun for all involved. Our first product review will be on spray foam insulation from Pisgah Foam. If you have any products you would like to have reviewed please email Ryan at goingreenbuilders@gmail.com .

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Green Modular Homes


Going Green Builders is now selling green modular homes. Prices start as low as $60 per sq ft. Many plans to choose from. Move in to your brand new energy efficient home in as little as 12 weeks! Call today. 828-577-3472
Flat Rock, Skyland, Hendersonville, Asheville, Arden, Fletcher, Mountain Home, Modular Homes any where in Western North Carolina.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Green Modulars Homes


Check out these new green modular homes. Floor plans starting at $60 per sq ft. Call Ryan for details 828-577-3472 .

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Potential Problems

Attention all home owners. Before hiring your out of work friend or relative to make repairs or remodel your home, read this article.

During the current economic times we all have friends and family that are out of work. Many homeowners wanting to be good Samaritans as well as save money on home repairs are hiring said people to work on their homes. Sounds great right? Not for these folks! Here are the most recent examples.

Anonymous hired a friend to install laminate wood flooring in an unfinished basement for a low hourly rate. The flooring looked great for about a week. Then, due to improper installation the floor began to buckle so badly that the door could not be opened. The floor had to be taken up and reinstalled by a professional.

Anonymous hired a friend to stain their deck while out of town. Anonymous purchased four individual gallons of solid color stain for the hired help to use. When the homeowner returned from vacation they found that their deck was three different colors. A professional knows that when using more than one can of paint you must blend all the cans together for consistency. Because the stain penetrates the wood it has to be sanded off and stained all over again. You can imagine how much that's going to cost.

Worst of all, in many of these cases the homeowners paid the friend more than the pro would have charged, and took much longer to get the job done. I could go on and on, but I think you've got the point. If you're not going to hire a professional, at least make sure they read the instructions on the products being used. For a free estimate on your home improvement project visit: www.brevardhomeimprovement.com

Friday, July 24, 2009

Beware of Lowest Bid Contractors!!!!!!


New construction in Brevard, Hendersonville, and Asheville is Slowly picking up. We are bidding on several projects, unfortunately clients are getting bids from every contractor in the phone book. If you're building green, please call builders that "specialize" in green building. Builders that don't specialize have no idea what's involved in the certification process hence coming up with low estimates, when they figure out how much extra time and planning is involved, they will make up for it on your next change order. Believe me nine times out of ten, homeowners will change their mind or add something else, then the frustrated builder will get you. So, the moral of this story is to beware the lowest bidder that doesn't specialize in green building! The only exception to this rule is when the lowest bid comes from http://www.goinggreenbuilders.info/.


Also Rember when selecting a building contractor to :



  • Talk to one of their previous clients.

  • Make sure their insurance is up to date. (Because of the economy many struggling builders have been forced to let their insurance lapse.)

  • Check them out at http://www.bbb.org/ (the better business bureau)

  • Check their License Status at http://www.nclbgc.net/lic_fr.html

Good luck!!! Call Ryan at 828-577-3472 if you have any questions.






Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Transylvania's 1st Builder to become a LEED AP




I'm proud to announce that I passed the LEED AP exam for New Construction today. All of that studying paid off! Now I just need a client thats willing to endure the LEED process. To get your LEED project started in Brevard, Asheville, or Henersonville email your plans or visit my website: http://www.goinggreenbuilders.info/

Friday, June 5, 2009

Certified Green Proffesional



Its good to be back in Brevard,NC. I just spent three days in Greenville, SC with the National Association of Home Builders getting my certified green professional designation. Then on June 29th I'm taking my LEED AP test. Wish me luck, I'm going to need it! Green Builder in Asheville, Hendersonville, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, and Brevard. Check out www.goinggreenbuilders.info