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Threatt, Penland Join Addison Homes

Addison Homes, an Upstate SC custom "green" builder, adds two employees.

Greenville, SC, September 16, 2011 --( Addison Homes is pleased to announce the addition of two employees as the custom builder expands to meet increasing demand for its healthy, high-performance homes.

Melissa Hill Threatt, Assoc. AIA, has joined Addison Homes as an estimator. In this role she prepares budgetary and contract estimates for new home projects. Threatt earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture as well as a second BA in Modern Languages/Spanish from Clemson University, and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Louisiana State University. She is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects; membership director of the Greenville Section of the American Institute of Architects; and co-director of architecture for Humanity: Greenville.

Ken Penland has joined Addison Homes as a project superintendent. He oversees construction of the firm’s EarthCraft House™ and ENERGY STAR® certified homes, ensuring best-practice procedures are implemented from start to finish. Penland earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Asheville Buncombe Community College and has more than a dozen years’ experience in construction and project management.

“We are pleased to add such high-caliber employees to our staff,” says Todd Usher, president of Addison Homes, a company that builds all of its homes to rigorous ENERGY STAR® and EarthCraft House™ standards. “Despite the current downtrend in the housing market, we are busy building homes.”

Usher says the company is growing along with consumer awareness of how cost-effective it is to build toward maximum energy efficiency.

“Our clients appreciate long-term value, particularly in terms of dollars saved month after month on utility bills,” he says. “That’s why we now offer a Utility Bill Guarantee—a promise that our clients will pay less to heat and cool their homes … or we pay the difference.”

About Addison Homes:
Addison Homes builds all of its homes to rigorous ENERGY STAR® and EarthCraft House™ standards. As a leader in sustainable, high-performance building, Addison Homes has received numerous awards and recognition including the 2011 Green Building Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders, 2009 Builder of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association of Greenville, 2008 Individual Environmental Stewardship Award from the Upstate chapter of the US Green Building Council, Upstate Forever’s 2008 Sustainable Communities Champion and 2007 EarthCraft House™ Regional Builder of the Year Award.

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