NorthWest Crossing Guild Builder Greg Welch Construction Named Green Builder of the Year


Central Oregon Builders’ Association honors Bend builder with top honors for building sustainably in 2012.

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.

Every home in the Bend neighborhood of NorthWest Crossing is required to be Earth Advantage™ Certified, a program that addresses green building issues such as energy efficiency, recycling, building materials, landscaping, and water and indoor air quality. Many homes go beyond this certification with homes in the neighborhood holding LEED-RS Platinum, Zero-Net Energy and ENERGY STAR™ rankings.


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