NorthWest Crossing Guild Builder Greg Welch Construction Named Green Builder of the Year

Central Oregon Builders Association honors Bend, Oregon builder with top honors for building sustainably in 2012

Online PR News – 28-January-2013 – Bend – Bend, OR, January 25, 2013 -- At an award ceremony earlier this month, the Central Oregon Builders Association honored NorthWest Crossing Guild Builder Greg Welch Construction with the title of 2012 Green Builder of the Year. The company, which has built more than 90 homes in the Bend, Oregon neighborhood of NorthWest Crossing, is led by Greg Welch who is a designated Earth Advantage™ Sustainable Homes Professional with extensive technical knowledge, strategies, and tools needed to achieve high performance residential design and construction.

“Greg Welch Construction has shown consistent commitment to sustainable and best building practices in all his projects,” said Tim Knopp, executive vice president for Central Oregon Builders’ Association (COBA). “Greg has been a COBA member for many years, is a COBA board member and had two homes on the Tour of Homes in 2012. He designated the NorthWest Crossing Tour home as a COBA Project Home and, as a result, donated $13,000 of the proceeds to COBA last year. With this award, we are recognizing his contribution to the green building field in our region.”

Greg contributes his success to his company’s true passion for home building, coupled with industry knowledge and personalized service for clients. Greg Welch Construction specializes in Craftsman-style architecture and builds stylish, livable homes employing spacious design and quality materials. Surrounded by a solid team, Greg has long-term relationships with talented local subcontractors who share his dedication to excellent craftsmanship. Currently, Greg Welch Construction is sustainably rebuilding a historic home on Bend’s riverfront Drake Road and the company also builds in neighborhoods like Tetherow, Shevlin Ridge and Shevlin Pines along with NorthWest Crossing.

Every home in the Bend, Oregon neighborhood of NorthWest Crossing is required to be Earth Advantage™ Certified, a program that addresses green building issues such as energy efficiency, recycling, building materials, landscaping, and water and indoor air quality. Many homes go beyond this certification with homes in the neighborhood holding LEED-RS Platinum, Zero-Net Energy and ENERGY STAR™ rankings.

About NorthWest Crossing:
NorthWest Crossing is a mixed-use community on Bend’s west side which has won several national awards for its green building practices, as well as being a 2011 recipient of the Environmental Center’s Sustainability Award and 2010 Building a Better Central Oregon Award. West Bend Property Company LLC, a partnership of Brooks Resources Corporation and Tennant Family Limited Partnership, is developing the community. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. Their goal of creating a livable and sustainable community at NorthWest Crossing is rooted in their understanding and respect for the true essence of Bend and the Central Oregon lifestyle.
NorthWest Crossing Guild Builder Greg Welch Construction Named Green Builder of the Year

Marie Melsheimer
NorthWest Crossing
2754 NW Crossing Drive
Bend, OR 97701