The New American Remodeled Home 2017 Team
Phil Kean Design Group
Winter Park, FL
Phil Kean, AIA, ASID, AIBD, Principal
Brad Grosberg, Principal
Rob Turner, President of Interior Design
Serena Hahn, Purchasing Manager
John Taylor, Construction Manager
The New American Remodeled Home® 2017 was designed and remodeled by the Phil Kean Design Group. Members of this team subscribe only to the highest levels of efficiency and expertise in their respective fields. A typical project of this magnitude would normally require at least 14 months to complete. However, The New American Remodeled Home reached completion in less than 10 months—a testament to the dedication and expertise of the many talented professionals involved.
Green Build Consultant / Verifier
Two Trails, Inc.
Drew Smith, Chief Operating Officer
Two Trails Inc. is one of the nation’s premier green-building consulting firms. Established in 2001, the firm provides services nationwide for commercial, residential, remodeling, and development projects seeking to obtain LEED certification and/or LEED commissioning by the U.S. Green Building Council, as well as National Green Building Standard ICC-700, ENERGY STAR by the U.S. Department of Energy, and Florida Green Building Coalition certifications.
COO Drew Smith, LEED AP BD+C, founded Two Trails in 2001. By helping to develop standards for the American Lung Association, National Association of Home Builders, Florida Green Building Coalition, and USGBC LEED for Homes by either writing the standard or testing the viability of the standard in the field, Drew was able to provide his firm with a thorough understanding of the science of sustainable, healthy, and environmentally conscious building. He was green before green was more than a color. Today, this deep-rooted experience enables him to offer affordable solutions for the high-performance building industry. Drew was also the founding president of the Florida Green Building Coalition and is the first governor-appointed green building commissioner for the State of Florida.
Home Innovation Research Labs
Upper Marlboro, MD
Thomas Kenney, P.E.
VP Engineering & Research
Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly the NAHB Research Center) was founded in 1964 as a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Originating as a small product testing laboratory, it has since grown to become a full-service market research, consulting, product testing, and accredited third-party certification agency dedicated solely to issues related to the home building industry.
Since its rather modest beginnings, its clients have grown to include stakeholders in every facet of the home building industry – including builders, product manufacturers, trade associations, and government agencies. As its clientele has grown, so has its facilities. The headquarters office building in Upper Marlboro, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C., is now joined on its 25-acre research campus by a state-of-the-art product testing and market research facility, as well as several outdoor evaluation areas.
Over its nearly 50-year history, Home Innovation Research Labs has been integral in solving many of the industry’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of its most beneficial innovations. Its deep history and vast expertise help to inform every interaction its team has with others in the industry.
Mills Design Group
Corey Mills, Principal/President
National Association of Home Builders
Tucker Bernard, Executive Director, LSC, TNAH & TNARH
Jackie Barnes, Manager, NAHB Leading Suppliers Council
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB members build about 80 percent of the new homes constructed in the U.S. each year.
Task Force Chair
Paul L. Sullivan, President
The Sullivan Company Group, Inc.
Newton Highland, MA
Task Force Vice Chair
Tom Swartz, President
5 Star Builders Advantage
Marco Island, FL
Bill Nolan, Vice President
The Nolan Group
Altamonte Springs, FL
John Ted Mahoney, III, President
Professional Remodeler Magazine
Arlington Heights, IL
Tony Mancini, Principal
Sal Alfano, Editorial Director
Judy Brociek, Director of Events, Building & Construction Groups
Published by SGC Horizon, Professional Builder magazine is the media partner for the National Association of Home Builders’ New American Home. For more than 75 years, Professional Builder magazine has remained dedicated to serving the needs of the nation’s home building community — builders, designers and trade partners — with award-winning content and proven, practical solutions. Each month, Professional Builder reaches 121,000 leading decision makers in the home building industry with an integrated media platform of print, online, and in-person events. The editors of Professional Builder produce a number of industry recognition programs, including Builder of the Year, National Housing Quality Awards, Housing Giants rankings, and 40 Under 40 awards.