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Prior to moving to Whitefish Montana in 2007, Mark Van Everen spent 15 years of his career building homes outside of Boulder Colorado. During this time, he concentrated on building custom homes with an eye for energy efficiency and high-performance construction. Upon moving to Montana, Mark continued building custom homes with this interest in mind, but after getting involved in the Home Energy Raters (HERS) network and obtaining certification with the Building Performance Institute, he expanded his scope of services to include residential building failure analysis. Mark’s portfolio includes single, multi-family and heirloom projects. His 25 years in the home construction and remodel business for energy efficiency and Green homes, has brought numerous awards and recognition as well as the opportunity to participate in market transformation programs designed to lift the overall quality of residential construction.

Mark Van Everen Custom Home Builder Whitefish Montana Bridgewater Innovative Builders

Mark Van Everen

RESNET Home Energy Rater – 2009
Building Analyst, Building Performance Institute
Certified Green Builder – Colorado State University
Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Green Professional – NAHB
Built-Green Contractor – Denver, CO
MA Degree – University of Colorado
BA Degree – California State University, Fullerton
Green Building – Advisor

Chris Jolly

Chris has been with Bridgewater since 2014 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to a variety of functions within the business. She is responsible for all financial systems, including budgeting, job costing, payroll and accounts payable.Chris has lived and worked in Montana since 1996 and enjoys a variety of recreational activities including her passion for horses.

Custom Home Builder Whitefish Montana Bridgewater Innovative Builders

Awards, Accomplishments, Certifications

Bridgewater has received numerous awards, including national recognition as a finalist in the Dept. of Energy’s cold climate division of the Energy Housing Value Awards. They were recently selected as one of 10 builders in the four state region of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to participate in an 18 month study of high performance construction practices for cold climates

Energy Value Housing Awards finalist – 2010
Gold Certified Green Residence – 2nd only in the State of Montana
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance participant in ‘Next Step Homes’ market transformation program

Our Philosophy

– Excellent and on-going communication is critical
– Careful planning and thoughtful decision making ensures a successful project
– What is behind the walls and unseen is as important as what is seen
– How the home operates is as important the appearance
– Use resources wisely and create durable, long-term structures

Benefits to Our Customers

– Lower utility bills
– Healthy indoor environment
– More comfortable temperatures throughout the home
– Projects that are built on time and on budget

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