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Green Horizon
Learned how to Do More with Less - Green Horizon
Green Horizon
ACHIEVEMENT No. 15

You’ve heard the cliché do more with less. In today’s world with an ever-increasing challenge to protect our environment, many businesses put an emphasis on sustainability, but few offer simple steps for greener living.

In 2007, Bobby Ferrel and Walker Harris founded Green Horizon to provide an easy path for a more healthy, efficient and green home or building. As a new name for sustainable building solutions, Green Horizon has a diverse team that is obsessed with making sure buildings run at the best possible performance. Ferrel welcomed me into their Durham office and explained how the business started.

“I wanted to focus on building a business that was positive for our environment,” Ferrel elaborated. “What started really as a basket of services for builders turned into more complete set of services for existing homeowners. We have a whole house promise and we stick with it.”

At Green Horizon, the skilled specialists treat your home as a system. The whole house promise approach means a solution that is specific to each homeowner. Green Horizon does not charge customers for an assessment, recommending the most cost effective and efficient path to a healthier home.

“When you call in, you are going to get an expert at your house,” Ferrel stated. “Every home is different. We try to present options that are important to the homeowner and provide them the most benefit. The solutions have to incorporate the homeowner and fit.”

The holistic approach is based on a variety of services, from spray foam insulation to geothermal heating and cooling to air duct cleaning to rainwater harvesting. Green Horizon is helpful, offering several energy tips and videos for a healthier home. The business is also part of several industry organizations, including the Chapel Hill and Carrboro WISE program.

With office locations in Durham and Charlotte, Green Horizon services all of North Carolina and offers franchise opportunities to extend their green footprint across the country. Ferrel took me through the operations side of the business from the assessment stage to the end of the job.

“Early on the process we might use diagnostic equipment such as infrared cameras or a blower door to deliver a report the homeowner,” said Ferrel. “Our two divisions, home performance and HVAC, coordinate to schedule the job which usually lasts one to two days. We then generate specific work orders, instructions and material lists to get the job done.”

Green Horizon maps the best path for you. Investing in your home’s value, comfort and performance. So how can you make your home more healthy, efficient and green? By doing more with less and trusting the experts at Green Horizon.