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Imagine Homes Goes Green in Texas for These Lucky HomeownersMarch 17th, 2015 by
We love St. Patrick’s Day here at GuildQuality, with all the green get-ups and four-leaf clover hunting. Many of our members love green too, but they spread the green love throughout the year by building and remodeling eco-friendly and sustainable homes.
Imagine Homes, Guildmember since 2011 and homebuilder in San Antonio, Texas, specializes in green building technology. To honor of this day of green, we spoke with Krista Daries, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Imagine Homes, about one of their most recent green build projects.
The high ceilings, grand fireplace and large windows create a dramatic effect with lots of natural light.
Homeowners, Teresa and Rodger Ruiz, are residents of the beautiful Willis Ranch neighborhood, located in North Central San Antonio. Teresa, an active realtor in the area, wanted to build her own home and would only work with the best.
“The quality, craftsmanship, design, attention to detail, and the added benefits of green building made choosing an Imagine Home easy for my family,” said Teresa. “I tour both new homes and pre-owned homes for my job, so I see all different types of homes, and I can see the difference in the construction quality, making Imagine Homes an easy sell and an easy choice for my personal home.”
Big windows highlight beautiful views throughout the home, including the master bedroom. This master bedroom connects to a luxurious master bathroom that also features great views.
Another major selling point of the location for Teresa was that every home in the Willis Ranch neighborhood backs up to a greenbelt and the neighborhood has walking trails, a community center and a pool.
Imagine Homes is a nationwide leader in green building, as has been recognized as “Green Builder of the Year” five times. Every Imagine Home, including the Ruiz’s, comes fully equipped with money-saving, energy efficient features such as open spray cell foam insulation, a tank less water heater, a right-sized 15 S.E.E.R. heating and cooling system and the Dow POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle System.
In fact, Imagine Homes recently partnered with Dow Chemical and was named the First Dow Outperformance Home + Solar Builder in North America. Krista shares that the partnership with Dow offers many great benefits to homeowners, “such as foam sheathing and the Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingle system. They work together to protect the home from air and water infiltration, temperature fluctuation and energy loss. Adding the Dow POWERHOUSE solar shingles allows the renewable energy of the sun to be used as electricity generation for the home, greatly reducing utility costs for our homeowners.”
Teresa and Rodger love the benefits of these features, as their utilities now cost about three cents a day. “Every month when we receive our utility bills, we are reminded how much we love Imagine Home! With the spray foam insulation and solar shingles, our utility bills are definitely less than other builders,” said Teresa. “We love our Imagine Home!”
These homeowners aren’t the only ones who appreciate the great work and quality craftsmanship provided by Imagine Homes. Their GuildQuality member profile page features several positive comments from past customers and high ratings like 91% Value and 93% Expertise.
According to Krista, “Imagine Homes strives to bring energy-efficient, green homes to the homebuyers of San Antonio, and works every day to build them the best green homes possible.”
Here are a few more photos of the home (Note: The photos featured in this post are of the Imagine Homes model home, not the actual Ruiz family home. Their home does have this same floor plan.):
For more information on Imagine Homes, visit their GuildQuality member profile page.