About Evergreen Concepts
Building or renovating a new home or cottage with the environment in mind doesn’t have to be costly.
Through our home and cottage complete building package systems, we show people how to “make a difference” with very little added cost if any. Our specialty is what we describe as “Light to Medium Green” concepts and designs. Our environmental footprint can in fact easily get smaller for many, providing that we hit a happy medium between environmental idealism and common sense. That is our main focus and objective at EverGreen Concepts.
The construction industry in Canada is slowly adapting to 21st century technology and a select group of builders like us have been rethinking their base concepts for years. Our children’s’ future and the future of our planet depends on what we do now. Our goal is to show as many people as we can what we can easily and economically do without sacrificing their life styles. Many builders are only recently realizing that thinking green is the way of the future and have added green options in their normal specifications without any serious investments into it. At Evergreen, we have been living it for 20 years and our passion for the environment and healthy living is our driving force. We firmly believe that this fact sets us apart from growing competitors that have simply added a few green marketing statements and or products to their approaches in order to try to reach this growing market. To properly guide people through the myriad choices that can be made, personal experience and twenty years of acquired knowledge and generated passion is all the marketing we need.
Send us an e-mail, give us a call or come and see us in Perth… our free initial consultation will help you get started on the right track and for the right budget. Please call for an appointment for this free service.
Our tailor made light to medium green concepts and designs are easily implemented and can be very cost efficient. Through expert consultation and building methods, we’ll help you create an environmentally responsible project that you will be proud of. Taking one step at a time, our approach will also help you understand how easily it is to plan for future green and healthy additions to your new or existing home or cottage.
Our Commitment to the Environment and your healthy living
Our company commitment starts with its owners who have been living by what they believe in every day for the past 20 plus years. Celine and Pat Shank have always been passionate about the environment and have never taken nature for granted. Previously, as sailors cruising and working as professional sailboat charter skippers in the tropics for many winters, they learned to appreciate the beauty that surrounded them daily and shared it with their charter guests.
However, too frequently they were also reminded of humanities enormous footprint by witnessing first hand the growing evidence of the numerous dead or dying ocean reefs and by the countless deserted beaches littered with plastic debris that constantly drifts in with the ocean currents.
At home in Perth Ontario, their commitment is demonstrated through their highly efficient home which is considered a light green concept. However, it also incorporates a fully functioning grid tied hybrid renewable energy system (wind and solar). The business office and passive solar model home is further powered by Bullfrog Power, an association working with the hydro utilities in order to funnel capital funds to Wind Power Generation and low impact water power projects in various provinces including Ontario. This is an effort thousands of people and businesses have already joined in order to contribute… and commit to making a difference together, as a community.
With Evergreen Concepts, Pat and Celine are committed to doing everything they can to educate potential clients about the building of a healthier, environmentally responsible home or cottage. It’s simple economics and no one needs to compromise their life styles or overspend, to at least cover the basic requirements that will help us all create more sustainable communities.
It’s easy to start making a difference, one little step at a time.