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How We Build

How We Build

At Tim O'Brien Homes, we strive to build lasting homes by using the most efficient and innovative building practices, technology and materials. Click on the clovers below to discover what's behind the walls of our homes.

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Testimonial

An approach to building homes that drives value for the homebuyer, TOH is recognized for impeccable workmanship and a commitment to green design, including superior energy performance, renewables, healthy materials, and constantly researching new product innovations.

-Philip Beere - Green Home Author/Contributor

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Innovative building system backed by science provides increased comfort, strength, energy efficiency and savings.

  • Rigid foam insulation on exterior walls for strength and thermal performance

  • EnergyStar rated windows for increased comfort and savings

  • Energy Heel truss for greater insulation

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Advanced building systems offer healthier living by protecting your home from carbon monoxide, harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and combustible gases that can serious respiratory and nervous system issues. 

  • Active subsoil venting system for healthier indoor air

  • Low VOC carpeting and zero VOC paints

  • Quiet, efficient bath fans in all full baths to remove excess humidity from the home and direct vent exhaust fan in kitchen for improved indoor air quality

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

Saving water, energy and money without sacrificing performance. Preserving our precious resource and protecting the environment.

  • Uponor PEX flexible tubing water lines to fixtures prevents corrosion and pipe bursts while using less joints leading to fewer potential leak points, and eliminates heavy metals from water

  • Erosion control storm water management designed for the homesite

  • EPA WaterSense® certified vanity faucets & shower heads, reducing water consumption by 20%

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

  • Advanced framing techniques, recyclable and re-purposed materials, and space in the right place ensure homes are designed to minimize waste

  • Pull-out dual trash/recycling bins in all kitchens to make recycling a breeze

  • Materials are sourced locally, cutting down on green house gas emissions by reducing the overall transit footprint

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Harnessing the energy from the earth and sun for long-term energy independence and a higher level of comfort. Homeowners can choose to add on a renewable feature or have the rough-in built for future addition.

  • Some High Performance Homebuilders will also give the option to add solar to the home to further offset energy costs



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