Success Stories: PATH in Practice
Many contractors incorporate new technologies through PATH activities, but many other forward-thinking contractors independently incorporate cutting-edge technologies and practices into their work.
These contractors might use energy-efficient technologies, while others enhance the quality of the homes they build by using the National Construction Goals. Some may have developed unique relationships with housing developers to incorporate new technologies, while others show extraordinary pride in workmanship. PATH salutes these builders and wants to help the whole housing industry-especially homebuyers-know who they are.
PATH has tracked builders through a variety of sources: some are brought to PATH's attention by Field Evaluation and Demonstration Site staff; some are already PATH partners; others simply let PATH know about the great work they do on their own. PATH hopes to develop a list of builders who are adopting new technologies for every state, describing their activities and inspiration.
Submit a Story
PATH wants to know when builders use the PATH technologies in the Technology Inventory and about other good work by builders in the areas of affordability, quality, energy-efficiency, environmental impact, hazard mitigation, or labor safety. Builders can submit their stories to PATH on-line.
Product manufacturers and trade associations also are welcome to submit names of builders with whom they have worked well or that have satisfied a product-specific training or certification program.
Success Stories by State
Phoenix: Arizona Public Service
Anaheim: Nicholas Lane Contractors
San Diego: Shea Homes
Newport Beach: Silvercrest Western Homes
Boulder: McStain Enterprises, Inc. Environmentally sustainable development, energy efficient HVAC.
Steamboat Springs: Habitat Design Construction Showcasing water conservation and photovoltaics.
Hartford: Northern Enterprise Home Manufacturings
Dover: Dunrite Construction, Inc.
Panama City: Koehnemann Construction, Inc.
Port Charlotte: Home front, Inc.
Spirit Lake: Bill Eich Construction
Leawood: Stone Ledge Developments, Ltd.
Louisville: FBC, Inc.
Patuxent City: Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc.
Jessup: Corridor 1 L.P.
Upper Marlboro: NAHB Research Center Innovative structural materials and energy efficiency.
Marshfield: Component Structures, Inc.
Boston: Long and Gordon/City of Boston Dept. of Neighborhood Development
Greenville: Controlled Environment Structures
Minneapolis: AFM Corporation
Califon: Asdal Builders' Raritan Inn
Brooklyn: East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC)
Kingston: RBG, Inc.
Rochester: Ryan Homes Showcasing systems engineering, precast foundations and OVE.
Ithaca: Jerold Weisburd Coterre
Johnson's Island, Lake Erie: David Allen Builders
Ridgeville: Bob Schmitt Homes
Tulsa: Kleinco Construction Services
Tulsa: The Millennium House
Philadelphia: Bradley Builders
Dewees Island: Island Preservation Partnership
San Antonio: Medallion Homes
Dallas: BBH Enterprises, Inc.
Dallas: Carl Franklin Homes, Inc.
Dallas: Palm Harbor Homes
Lubbock: Community Development Program
Salt Lake City: Watt Homes of Utah
Chantilly: Pulte Homes
Content updated on 4/6/2005