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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
July 27, 2016
Framing details impact every aspect of a new home projectMost people never give much thought to their home’s structural skeleton – unless there’s a problem. But when you’re building a new home, even small errors made during the framing process can cause big headaches later on, problems that range... Read more
July 11, 2016
The builder of a solar homes neighborhood that is unique in the Upstate wants to do it again. With 15 of 16 home sites sold at Trailside in the Berea area, Addison Homes President Todd Usher said demand for environmentally friendly solar is growing and the technology is becoming more affordable.... Read more
July 1, 2016
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. But maintaining our lawns during this hot, dry season – without singing the water conservation blues — well, that can be kinda hard.Summer’s rising temperatures coincide with rising outdoor water use. Here in Upstate South Carolina, our water consumption spikes... Read more
June 17, 2016
Team Roger C. Peace is a para-cycling powerhouse – and Addison Homes is proud to support these elite athletes as they compete “on the road to Rio.”While the ultimate goal in 2016 is to compete in the Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Team RCP displayed incredible strength at the recent USA... Read more