Conway Corp has named Watson and Watson Construction the 2016 Energy Smart Builder of the Year for its dedication to building energy-efficient homes in the Conway community.
Energy Smart homes use less energy than standard-built homes and are believed to help save homeowners money and energy for years to come.
Conway Corp has recognized more than 50 homes built by Watson and Watson Construction as being Energy Smart since 2009. Watson and Watson have 21 homes that will meet Energy Smart standards planned for construction in 2017.
"Watson and Watson Construction has been committed to building homes that meet or exceed Conway Corp Energy Smart criteria since the Energy Smart New Home program was developed in 2009," Conway Corp Major Accounts and Energy Efficiency Manager David Avra said.
Energy Smart specifications are based on the United States Department of Energy recommendations. Energy Smart homes can save 20 to 30 percent energy use over a standard built home because of a variety of energy-efficient features including insulation, high-performance windows, tight ducts and efficient heating and cooling equipment.
"636 Energy Smart homes have been built since the program began in 2009 with an estimated accumulative energy savings to the homeowners of more than $643,000," Avra said.
Watson and Watson Construction, is a partnership between brothers Tom and Kevin Watson along with Tom’s wife Cindy and Kevin’s wife Michelle. The Watson brothers grew up working after school and during the summers for their father building homes.
"It’s important for us to stay current with innovations in the industry to build Energy Smart homes," Tom said.
"We work with Conway Corp and other local vendors and suppliers ready to assist with the best options in an Energy Smart home," Kevin said.
Anyone interested in learning more about Energy Smart homes or builders interested in building Energy Smart homes can visit ConwayCorp.com/EnergySmart.