Trevor grew up in Massachusetts , studied physical therapy at Northeastern, and moved out west for a job at a hospital, looking forward to a life away from the east coast madness with much more time in nature, and in his own garden. After years of working in hospitals and clinics, he got bored. He picked up glass-blowing as a hobby, went back to school for green building, started building houses, and opened a painting company.
A healer, a gardener and an artist at heart, his efforts in home-building have always reflected these values of health, comfort, and natural beauty.
Emily also grew up on the east coast, in Takoma Park, Maryland, just outside of Washington DC. She studied painting and history in school, eventually ending up with a teaching degree. She spent 4 years teaching 11th grade history in a large public school in Maryland, and moved to Crestone seeking a change from the crush of east coast life. She taught at The Crestone Charter School for two years before leaving to focus on business with Trevor.
Emily is an artist at heart, but also an avid rule-follower, and a rigorous and meticulous organizer of people, money, and paperwork.
Having both spent much of our time pursuing some form of art, we are both fueled by the idea of creating something beautiful. The homes we build are our art.
In our own lives, we seek healthy habits that will allow us to live long, functional lives. We want the same for our houses. We want them to feel good and last for many, many years as maintenance-free as possible. These materials we use are precious and it is our duty to make sure that our use of them will last as long as possible.
Driven by a need to never stop learning, we make a point to stay on top of the latest in building science. We love learning from other builders, other home designers, and other business owners.