Ryan Jacques, owner of Going Green Builders and a fourth generation builder, is dedicated to building environmentally friendly homes and structures.
“Basically, I just want to build the healthiest, most energy efficient home I can, within the budget my client gives me,” said Jacques.
Green Builders is behind the design and building of the pavilion in the green space at Sutton Knob, and Jacques appreciates that it will be enjoyed for years to come by all of the homeowners and vacationing guests. Jacques exudes excitement when sharing details about his projects.
“The pavilion will feature all sustainable forestry certified lumber from local sources, and a metal roof made from approximately 30 percent to 60 percent recycled material,” he said. “It will house 10 picnic tables – and the developer hired the carpentry class ofRosman High School to build them, as he believes in investing in the local economy and supporting local education.”
After starting Going Green Builders in 2008, Jacques became the first builder in Transylvania County to get the “LEED AP” designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. He is also “Build It Green” certified through the National Home Builders Association.
“What I love about this whole project at Sutton Knob is the care that has been taken in maintaining green space and Hiking trails for all of the homeowners and guests to use, as well as the efforts the grading and landscape contractors have taken to minimize erosion and keep sediment from making its ways in to the nearby rivers and streams,” said Jacques.
In addition to the pavilion, Going Green Builders is also working on plans for what will likely be the forth vacation home in the Sutton Knob.