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About Us

General Contracting

Twenty-four years of general contracting experience have prepared us to take on any custom construction or renovation you are planning. Projects with more challenging elements, that other builders might shy away from, are attractive to us as we enjoy thinking through problems and finding the best solutions.

We are accustomed to working with architects or home owners who just have an “idea.” The size of the job doesn’t matter to us, we bring our same work ethic to everything we do and make your plans and dreams a reality.

Responsible House is a local, family owned business. William, our president grew up in the valley, attended JMU for his undergraduate studies, and obtained his graduate degree from the University of Illinois. William ultimately chose to do what he loves, build. Melissa is from Richmond and joined the company when she chose what she loved and married William in 2011. She brought with her a bachelor’s degree in education and work experience in marketing, Waldorf education and employment. As they’ve grown the company together, they have also grown their family to include 4 bustling children.

Virginia Contractors License: 2705 044428A

Virginia Responsible Land Disturber License: 12077

Class A General Contractor: VA LIC 2705153546

Energy Efficiency

As Energy Efficiency Experts, our specialties are energy efficient new construction, remodels and additions, energy audits, and energy retrofits.

We pride ourselves in building and remodeling in the most air-tight and earth-friendly ways to make your house a Responsible House. We can build a new home or addition to the highest environmental standards while also bringing you added comfort, savings and peace of mind.

Our fully diagnostic energy audit includes a written report detailing the performance of your home. We will identify the points of air leakage and energy loss and propose solutions. The next step is for us to complete the energy retrofit we have recommended and cut your air leakage 30-50%, which results in more comfort, higher air quality and lower energy bills. 

Where we work

Our office and shop is in Waynesboro VA.

Centrally located, we serve markets in these counties:

· Albemarle

· Augusta

· Nelson

· Rockbridge

· Rockingham

Certified Building Analyst: BPI ID 5020573

Residential Building Energy Analyst Firm: VA LIC 2707000075

Residential Building Energy Analyst: VA LIC 272200132