Back before “green” was the new black, Steve and Jane set out to transform their dated, 50-year-old ranch house into a modern, unique, eco-conscious home. Because this was near the beginning of the green building trend, Rich Mathers Construction had not yet done this type of work, and green materials and resources weren’t as readily available as they are today. But Rich loves a good challenge, and he was confident he and his team were up to the task. The Los Altos couple agrees: “[Rich] came across as very personable and had a positive attitude and just seemed like the kind of person we wanted to work with.”
Despite the added challenges and extra legwork required to track down appropriate green resources, the couple says that “working with Rich Mathers Construction was positive because they are very customer-oriented….we had a lot of unusual elements to our project and [they] did a great job helping us carry them out.” This was the first—but not the last—green project Rich has worked on. After building Steve and Jane’s modern eco-marvel, Rich became a member of Build It Green.