Homeowners Share Their Experiences
Building a home is a personal process that allows our team to truly connect with our customers. Here's what our clients are saying about ThermoBuilt.
We have 1800 sq. feet and our bills are $50 a month
"We have 1800 sq. feet and our bills are $50 a month for an all electric home. People are foolish not to go this [EPS Insulation with Carl] way. We saved a lot by going with a smaller AC unit too—about $1,000. We use the whole house fan a lot.
It took 60 days to build after we dug the foundation. Pat and I supervised it all. I think the KIT home is the only way to go. We saved a lot on labor.
I believe in it [EPS Insulation System]. It works!"
—Carol and Pat B.
You [now] have extra money to spend because you are not throwing it away on utility bills.
"If you are a family starting out, you [now] have extra money to spend because you are not throwing it away on utility bills."
—Dick E., Builder
Ft. Walton Beach, FL
It looked just like any other stucco-covered residence found in Florida. It just doesn't act like one.
"When they were building it, it looked like a giant cooler. It looked just like any other stucco-covered residence found in Florida. It just doesn't act like one."
—Norman and Shirley B.
Land O' Lakes, FL
A smart choice for those on a budget.
"The [Carl's] structures boast an impressive list of conservative elements that make the models a smart choice for those on a budget or those interested in saving energy."
—Sherri B., Journalist
The Laker Magazine, Land O' Lakes, FL
we should have been doing this ten years ago
On seeing the construction of Carol and Pat's (above) EPS insulated home that Carl designed, "...we should have been doing this ten years ago..."
Walls up in a day and a half.
"Walls [are] up in a day and a half. The [Carl's] KIT is ideal.
Wish I would have gone with the 8 1/2 [roof] pitch so as to have gotten the bonus loft space.
Carl doesn't realize it but I'm going to be one of his best salesmen, because I'm so satisfied with it."
Our bills never exceed $125 month
"I live with my three kids all day in a 3,000 sq. ft. home that Carl built. Our [utility] bills never exceed $125 month. My friend down the street lives in a 1600 sq. ft. mobile home and pays $140 a month."
Utility bills were reduced as much as 60-70%
"They looked like any other home but due to the use of the [Carl's] building system, utility bills were reduced as much as 60-70% over conventional homes."
—Stan K., Builder
Padre Island, TX
The trailer was 980 sf and this is 3400 sf and I have the same electric bill
"I love it! I had a mobile home on the lot where we lived in while we built the house. The trailer was 980 sf and this is 3400 sf and I have the same electric bill. We looked at a lot of houses and got a lot of ideas and chose this way and are glad we did.
You keep working at it and it works out. It wasn't that big a deal building it. We increased the roof pitch a little and have an 800 sf loft upstairs. I have a pool table up there and my husband has his train set.
I hired two people to work with me. I was my own contractor. It worked out well.
I love my house. My friends are impressed with my [low] electric bills.
My favorite room is the loft!"
—Grant and Cindy H.
It seems like he's done his homework.
"His [Hebinck's] total electric bill is much less than one might expect on a standard bill. I visited his home and it seems like he's done his homework."
Louisiana Power & Light (LP&L) Energy Conservation Specialist
We're delighted with the comfort and low utility bills.
"We're delighted with the comfort and low utility bills."
—Pat and Gary C.
Elegance and economy.
"Our move into elegance and economy."
It's a safe home.
"It's a safe home. I'm thinking of building one of my own. This is the most energy-efficient home I know of."
—Dick H., Building Inspector
Pasco County, FL
It does everything it's supposed to do.
"It's great, it [Carl's designed EPS insulated home] does everything it's supposed to do. I like it. Sometimes I take visitors up to the attic to show them how cool it is.
We have a 2 ton AC [unit]. The people up the street with a smaller house have a 3 1/2 ton unit, another difference."
An 80% savings over conventional
"We expected to pay $625 a month on electric bills but the actual bills were $125 a month—an 80% savings over conventional [construction]"
—Keith G., Builder, Wisconsin
—commenting on the 5700 sq. ft. Day Care Center built using Carl's EPS insulation System
It will be worth it's weight in gold.
"This [EPS] is the greatest stuff in the world. It will be worth it's weight in gold in ten years."
—Martin P., Homeowner
As quoted in the Times-Picayune Newspaper, LA
Much more energy-efficient
"Much more energy-efficient than we imagined!"
—Ray and Audrey R.
New Orleans East, LA
Contact Us with your questions
If you are a home builder, architect, engineer, or an owner-builder, we welcome your questions on how using the ThermoBuilt Energy Envelope System and Products can benefit your next project.