Case Studies Greenbuild Editor's Choice 2015

Acorn Sign Graphics

In Richmond, Virginia, Acorn Sign Graphics is making more than custom architectural signs and graphics; the company is also on a social and environmental mission, practicing sustainable manufacturing, material sourcing and creating valuable connections in the local community. Acorn Sign Graphics was formed through the consolidation of several companies dating back to 1964. In 2003, […]

AERCO

AERCO has long served as a developer and manufacturer of energy-efficient hot water systems. Launched in 1949 as Angelery Engineering and Research Co. by Henry Angelery, the business jumpstarted its reputation with a revolutionary design for an on-demand hot water heater that provided a continuous flow of hot water at a controlled temperature without storage. […]

Brookfield Residential

Most national homebuilders offer a one-size-fits-all solution, but Brookfield Residential understands that is not ideal, especially in today’s market where buyers want more value in terms of energy efficiency and healthier environments for their families. Brookfield Residential covers the U.S. and Canada with divisions spanning Alberta, greater Washington, D.C., San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, San […]

Centennial Woods

Since 1999, Centennial Woods has been providing sustainable materials to architects, designers, retailers, contractors and consumers throughout the United States. The innovative company got its start when its founders discovered the strength and aesthetic value of Wyoming snow fence. At 14 to 16 feet tall, these fences help to keep snow from drifting and creating […]

Commonwealth Architects

What’s old is new in the eyes of the restoration professionals at Commonwealth Architects. The Richmond, Virginia, based full-service architectural firm specializes in the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings and contextual infill design, primarily of historic significance. With 40 employees, spanning a range of expertise including historic, interior and landscape architecture, planning and […]

Densification Inc.

Site development often creates a detrimental impact to the environmental when poor soils or unsuitable fills are shipped off-site for disposal in a landfill. Since 1994, Densification Inc., a nationwide geotechnical specialty contracting firm based in Paeonian Springs, Virginia, has been providing property owners and developers with an attractive ground improvement alternative. Specializing in a […]

Doucet & Associates

The common understanding of LEED-certified projects regards building design and orientation, lighting, utility consumption and other elements that typically fall under the bailiwick of an architect or mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer. However, other technical disciplines have increasingly become integral team members for a sustainable project. Doucet & Associates (D&A), a Texas-based engineering firm, is attempting to bring […]

DVA Energy

DVA Architects was established in 1975 as a full-service architecture firm operating mainly in the greater Washington, D.C., area. The veteran-owned small business is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and has added a new office in Charleston, South Carolina, to further serve the Carolinas and growing international markets. Over the last 40 years its footprint has […]

EcoLogical Energy Systems LLC

Since 2009, EcoLogical Energy Systems LLC (EES) has been delivering reliable, renewable wind and solar power solutions to residential, light commercial and municipal customers throughout northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and parts of North Carolina. Based in Bristol, Tennessee, EES’s services include wind turbines, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal water heating, solar pumps and solar lighting systems. […]

Electro Plastics dba STEP Warmfloor

In 1981, after working on several projects for the University of Sweden, Stephan Irgens invented a technology that would become a world leader of positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heating elements and systems.  Irgens would use this technology to launch his company Electro Plastics Inc. dba STEP Warmfloor to manufacture STEP (Self-regulating Technology of Electro Plastics) […]

Testimonials

I was contacted as a nominee for the Greenbuild Editor’s Choice 2016 recognition and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Working with US Builders Review has been a blessing for my company. Erica Berry took an awesome interview in the initial call as she gathered data for the article. She was concerned about how we became us, and she made me feel important by listening and taking notes. Then there is Ian Nichols who made me feel so comfortable in sharing my story, and Molly Shaw who interviewed me as well, as she was getting ready to create an awesome article about my company -- and I must say she nailed it on the first run! What a pleasure it has been to work with everyone. This feature on Container Homes USA will help me push the company into the forefront at the Greenbuild Expo 2016.
— Derrick C. W. Childs, Director Construction & Design, Container Homes USA
Kyle Gahm was instrumental in coordinating this project from beginning to end. He was always available and a pleasure to work with. It would be a pleasure to work with Kyle down the road. Bill Keaton was very impressive in raising money from advertising which resulted in ASE getting the cover story, so thank you Bill. Lia Prysunka and Jeanee Dudley are both very impressive individuals who deserve a lot of credit for this featured piece. They were both very patient and accepting of any changes we suggested. The format, quality, and resolution was awesome. To sum it all up: Our upper management, who never have been high on PR and things of this nature said that it was "absolutely fantastic" and were blown away. They now are requesting multiple copies of the full magazine and are very proud of the work you all put in. Thanks again.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
What a great team US Builders has put in place! Having worked with Victor Martins a few years back, I was pleasantly surprised that he remembered our experience and contacted us again about an updated article. Not only did Victor brainstorm with me about content that would resonate with readers, but he assigned an excellent writer, Molly Shaw, to our account. Her interview with my client, Bardi Heating Cooling & Plumbing, was professional and succinct; as was her writing style. We had very few edits and were pleased not only with the article, but how well it was enhanced by color photos. Much appreciated!
— Karen Bird, Owner of Strategic Marketing Services, Bardi Heating Cooling & Plumbing
I would like to commend the US Builders Review staff for their work in developing and writing a fantastic article for Miller Contracting Group, Inc. It was truly a pleasure to work with their professional and well organized staff.
— Chuck Daniels, Business Manager, Miller Contracting Group Inc.
We are excited to be featured as a case study in US Builders Review and look forward to sharing our company’s story with a national audience.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
The process was simple: we were provided questions that the writers wanted to discuss, we were interviewed, and then we got to see a few drafts before the final version went to print. Given the quality of this publication, on behalf of Giroux, I can assure everyone that all of my partners would be happy to participate in similar articles in the future.
— Barbara Kotsos, Director of Marketing & PR, Giroux Glass
The staff was very helpful and easy to work with while developing our story. They were always open to our ideas and provided us useful information to maximize our visibility using social media. We were certainly pleased with final article.
— Daryl Whitmer, Marketing Program Manager, Harrison French & Associates (HFA)
The team at US Builders Review is professional and did a great job with your published article. They asked for and listened to my feedback and responded quickly to any requests I made.
— Susan Courter, Director of Business Development, R.E. Crawford Construction
Working with Kyle at TrueLine Publishing was a great experience. We are quite pleased with how the article about Souder Brothers turned out. The magazine article and photo spread is going to be a very effective tool to use in our marketing. If you have the opportunity to be featured in a project like this, I would recommend doing it. Kyle and his team made the whole process very smooth and we are happy to have been a part of the latest edition of US Builders Review.
— Corinne Schaffer, Project Manager, Souder Brothers Construction
It was an absolute pleasure to work with the writers and editorial team at TrueLine Publishing for our recent article in US Builders Review. From the start of the project, it was apparent that everyone involved was very concerned with accuracy and getting the facts right. They were also very conscientious about soliciting our feedback and ensuring that we were happy with the content and with the manner in which Giroux Glass was described in the finalized piece.
— Barbara Kotsos, Director of Marketing & PR, Giroux Glass

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