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October 7, 2016
Fall is (finally) in the air! As seasons change, we need to change our lawn care strategies, too. When it comes to yard work, the decisions we make now determine the grass we’re going to get next spring. Many of us adore the look and even the feel of autumn leaves, but the season that involves... Read more
October 3, 2016
We love talking high-performance — with clients AND colleagues — so it’s cool to be featured on North American Insulation Manufacturers Association/Insulation Institute’s blog on using fiberglass insulation, along with other products and processes, to build Zero Energy Ready Homes.Following is a... Read more
September 19, 2016
Addison Homes is committed to better building – and the Active House vision fits our continuous improvement process.A European designation of optimal daylighting, indoor air quality and resource efficiency, Active House promotes healthier, more comfortable lives for homeowners while reducing... Read more
September 12, 2016
Fall is finally here — and once the leaves drop, it’ll be the perfect time for planting trees.The Addison Homes staff met with our friends at TreesGreenville to talk best practices for planting to ensure healthier, longer-lived trees. We learned that oftimes, people dig down too deep and/or mulch... Read more
August 29, 2016
New home builders can take lessons learned on the playing field and apply them to the jobsite. For example, though he knew they could never attain it, 49ers Coach Bill Walsh famously demanded perfection from his players during every practice. Why? His philosophy was that if you don’t strive for... Read more
August 24, 2016
Interior design trends come and go, but one thing never changes: while styles may evolve, we always love soft flooring that’s fashioned to make a house a home.To stay on top of the latest design trends in carpets, Addison VP Michelle Usher took a recent field trip to the Shaw Industries/Tuftex... Read more
August 22, 2016
Greenville SC builder Addison Homes has added two new employees as we staff up to meet increasing demand for our “Healthy, HighPerformance Homes.”Kristy Thompson has come aboard as Construction Superintendent, with responsibility for running the company’s job sites. She organizes the schedule for... Read more
August 22, 2016
Summertime brings many a fond memory of enjoying family barbecues and playing with friends in the back yards of our youth – running through the sprinklers, splashing in the pool, catching fireflies. Only the clairvoyant among us could have imagined the back yards of today: the highly appointed... Read more
August 12, 2016
DOE’S HOUSING INNOVATION AWARDS PROGRAM RECOGNIZES NATION’S TOP BUILDERS ON THE PATH TO ZERO ENERGY READY HOMESTwo Addison Homes projects have earned 2016 Housing Innovation Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy. Addison Homes won in both the Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer) and... Read more
August 8, 2016
Residential solar power has enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years, with those distinctive panels and shingles now a common feature on American roofs. Much of solar’s ever-increasing popularity is the result of hefty price reductions — an installed system costs less than half of what it did in... Read more
August 3, 2016
When it comes to building science and high performance homes, continuous improvement is a constant.Here at Addison Homes, we’re committed to staying up-to-date on the latest technology and newest trends to ensure we build ever-better homes. This happens via continuing education, industry training... Read more
August 1, 2016
What is a Zero Energy Ready Home? Why does Addison build every new home to this standard and — more importantly — how does this benefit our clients?Built to rigorous standards established by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Zero Energy Ready Home is a house that “lives better, works better and... Read more