New Home Construction
When we build new and/or renovate existing homes, we have a great opportunity to make choices in design and construction that allow for a more synergistic relationship with our environment.
Our reputation as an energy-efficient, high performance home builder is unmatched in Whitefish, Kalispell and the Flathead Valley. As a general contractor and design/build firm, we look forward to assisting in developing your project ideas and building your next home. With years of green building experience and a detailed eye towards unique custom features, both the process and the end product will be rewarding, predictable and enjoyable; our goal is that the finished product represents a creative effort that we can all be proud of.
When renovating an existing home, Bridgewater Builders will conduct an energy audit using infrared imaging, performance testing and comprehensive whole-building analysis to solve your energy loss problems. Whether these are ice-damming issues, areas of the house that are difficult to heat or high utility bills, we can assist in finding the best solution.
When designing a new home, Bridgewater Builders will generate an energy model. The model is a software program (REM/Rate) that estimates your annual energy consumption of the proposed structure. Once the base model is built, it is used to compare proposed changes to various aspects of the building. For example, what is the benefit of adding additional insulation to your ceiling? What happens if we change the glazing to triple pane units? Is it really worth the money to install geothermal heating? These and many more questions can be answered through this process.
Regardless of if your dream is to build a smaller 1,800 square foot retirement home or a larger dwelling for your family, we can assist in making this long-term investment happen. We are local to the Whitefish area and can assist with this effort throughout the Flathead Valley.