By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2022
Award-winning service comes with a wall of fame! Greg Wolter is proud to provide the highest quality service and value to their customers.
Older homes can be made more energy efficient with smart upgrades that result in lower utility bills, and added benefits of increasing the value, comfort and beauty of your home. Investing in your home’s exterior, windows, attic, and roof are all environmentally-friendly improvements with energy-saving payoffs.
Millennials (in 2022 ages 25 and 40 years) are one of the largest home buying segments today. They are economical and are ecological-minded purchasers whose buying decisions rest on energy efficiency to save money and leave a lower carbon footprint. Community Builders, Inc. is a local team who provides answers to your home energy efficiency needs.
Owner Greg Wolter started Community Builders, Inc. in his bedroom in the early 1980s. By 1990, they had moved into a building, and nearly every year since then, have seen steady growth in sales. Starting with siding, the company has expanded over the years to its now all-inclusive specialty home improvement services including windows, roofing, bathrooms, sunrooms, insulation, gutters and doors.
“My passion for this company is two-fold. First, I want to see the people that work here improve their lives… We constantly talk about how we can become better human beings. And then, we want to make sure we take care of our customers and that they get a good value,” Wolter said.
Windows, doors, and insulation are three areas where minor change can make a major impact. In fact, Community Builders, Inc. has helped customers reduce their utility costs by 50 percent, just by upgrading windows and insulation. Their energy efficient products include EnviroView replacement windows, Green Energy Barrier radiant insulation, Cedar Ridge composite siding, and insulated 26 gauge steel metal roofing.
They offer seven styles of windows, and each are installed with a low-e coating and airtight seal, giving them heightened ability to keep hot air out during the summer, and in during the winter. Their doors are durable, high quality and high performance. Also installed with a custom-fit to make an airtight seal, a door from Community Builders, Inc. will stop drafts and reduce your energy bills. They use energy-barrier material in their insulation, which reflects heat energy, instead of merely slowing down its absorption.
Wolter said, “Think of insulation like a sponge. Eventually, a sponge gets saturated and can’t soak anything else in. Insulation is the same way, it blocks for a while, then gets full and doesn’t do any good. If you can reflect that energy off of it, the insulation works better for a longer period of time. That’s what the energy-barrier material does.”
What do you think pollutes the most? A plane? A train? A car? Or, a house?
“Most people think it’s a car, but it’s your house,” Wolter said. “Your house pollutes the environment more than anything else. If we can improve the efficiency of a home, then we also reduce the carbon footprint, which of course is good for everybody… Good for the pocketbook, good for the consumer, and good for the value of the home.”
Wolter said his greatest desire is to serve his customers well, and make sure they make a wise decision that’s the best fit for them. He recommends only making the energy-efficient upgrades if it makes financial sense to do so.
“We want to make sure we take care of our customers, and that they get a good value,” Wolter said, “We’re not perfect, but we are pretty darn good.”
Community Builders, Inc. has a heart for helping locally and internationally. Overseas, they’ve built a school in Peru, where they feed children every day and a chapel in Thailand, where they help rescue children out of human trafficking. In addition, they help support Habitat for Humanity, as well as food banks in Bulgaria and Macedonia.
Contact Community Builders to find out more about energy-saving options for your home.
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