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Air is the New Water

Imagine if you had no control of the amount, quality, location, temperature or timing of the water coming into your house. Imagine if you…

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Mold…our modern day asbestos

Everyone dreads to hear that they have black mold in their home. It seems to be the asbestos of our day. It is omnipresent and though no…

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Countdown: Top 3 Airtight Houses

As much as we love retrofitting homes to make them more energy efficient, there is quite a thrill in building from the ground up because…

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How a Renovation Stole My Heart

William and I met at a Scottish Country Dance at Sherando Lake. We both instantly felt there was something between us. I was certain he…

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Top 5 Benefits of Insulating Our Floor

Ewww! Look at all the nasty insulation being hauled out of my basement. I feel like I can breathe better just seeing it go. Guess what…

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Discovering the Culprits

Part 2 of 3 (Shadowing an Energy Audit) Quick Fixes The homeowner complained of temperature differentials. Wm asked where the thermostat…

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Turns Out It’s Detective Work

Part 1 of 3 I don’t know about you, but I find energy audits fascinating. I always want to know what each house scores in air tightness…

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Energy Audit with Zebra Finches

Every time someone calls or emails to schedule an energy audit one of the last things I say to them is, “If you have pet birds, you’ll…

Happy Clients

Responsible House worked tirelessly to bring back to life my family’s 100-year old farmhouse with a major energy retrofit and extensive structural restoration. I cannot say enough good things about this local, family owned business. They meticulously pursued perfection at… Read more “We are immensely grateful”

Joyce C.

William came to study the problem. He was incredibly thorough weighing in all possible causes and solutions to my Attic blues. He then put together a plan and executed it to perfection. If you do not go to Responsible house… Read more “Attic Blues”

Charles C.

They caulked all the places on the interior of my log home where I was losing heat. I am saving 20% on my heating bill now. The team also fixed minor issues with the house which they found during the… Read more “Very Happy With The Work”

Donna S.

The experience I had from Responsible House installing my new insulation it was quick and effortless. Their team came in and within two days I was able to return to a much warmer house. My air-conditioning would run almost constantly… Read more “Quick And Effortless”

Jason W.

The upstairs level of our home used to get extremely hot in the summertime, using a lot of wasted electricity to try to cool things down. Responsible house was able to insulate our home which ended up zeroing out our… Read more “Extremely Hot Upstairs Insulation Google Review”

Rachel B.

The most amazing contractors I have ever worked with – William saved us! You will not find anyone as professional and competent – not only in the valley but honestly anywhere. I have had so many bad experiences – Responsible… Read more “Dahlia N./Houzz.com Review”

Our project consisted of a kitchen/bath/bedroom remodel – a roughly 5 month project. William and his team were the consummate professionals throughout–skilled, knowledgeable, straightforward and direct. They provided advice and recommendations when needed and dealt promptly with any problems that… Read more “Kay B./Houzz.com Review”

Not only do they provide high quality services, they also are extremely easy to work with and they have a strong sense of design. -Michael Brown/Houzz.com… Read more “Michael Brown/Houzz.com Review”

“We highly recommend him and his team, and especially for a custom plan containing elements which are not standard construction.” –Custom Home… Read more “Custom Home Client/Houzz.com”

They have a very thorough attention to detail, and always rendered results that were exactly what the clients and I were after. –Annie M./Houzz.com… Read more “Annie M./Houzz.com Review”