Earth Advantage Builder of the Month
June 2018 | Stone Bridge Homes NW
Founded in 2006 by president Kelly Ritz, Stone Bridge Homes NW is recognized as an innovative leader earning respect and admiration from building industry experts and delighted homebuyers.
Primarily an Oregon builder with communities throughout the Portland metro area and also in Eugene, Central Oregon and Clark County, Washington, Stone Bridge Homes NW is known for its energy-efficient, semi-custom single-family homes. The Lake Oswego-based company's uniquely designed homes feature classic and timeless architecture with energy-efficient assets.
Stone Bridge Homes NW's natural gravitation to energy-efficient homes has led to its position as a leader in Earth Advantage building in the state of Oregon. Since 2012, almost every home built in Oregon by Stone Bridge Homes NW carries a Gold certification from Earth Advantage.
“We value our relationship with Earth Advantage and we know our customers value it as well,” Ritz said. “One of the great things is the third-party verification that Earth Advantage provides. We really think it’s worth going above and beyond — it helps both on a global footprint but it also helps the homeowners on their energy bills.”
Energy efficiency and environmental responsibility are key tenants in the planning of every home built by Stone Bridge Homes NW. Each of the company’s newly built homes has a number of features that speak to a commitment to Earth Advantage’s core values, such as tankless water heaters, low-VOC paints, advanced HVAC systems and drought-resistant landscaping.
In 2017, Stone Bridge Homes NW won the award for “Most Gold Certified Homes” in Oregon at the Earth Advantage Green Builder Awards for the third consecutive year.
Also last year, the company made a big splash at the NW Natural Street of Dreams in Happy Valley with The Oregon Dream 2017, a spectacular farmhouse-style home that passed every test to become certified Platinum by Earth Advantage.
In 2012, Stone Bridge Homes NW made its first foray into the NW Natural Street of Dreams, where the company’s entry — The Oregon Dream — won People's Choice Awards for Best of Show and Best Outdoor Living, and recognition from professionals, Realtors and show visitors for Best Landscaping.