News : Building 'High Performance'

Jul 2, 2015

Originally Published in New Hampshire Business Review.

By Michael Mccord

Ethan Korpi, co-founder of Eco Sound Builders in Portsmouth, has custom homebuilding in his DNA. Or at least it seems that way. His father, Roger, was a builder for decades before starting Eco Sound Builders with Ethan in 2007. The legacy of Roger’s work can be found throughout New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, while Ethan runs the southern division of the company, with partner, Peter Robie, creating a new legacy on the Seacoast.

What sets Eco Sound Builders apart, Ethan Korpi said, is the company’s drive to build homes that are as individually unique as they are environmentally responsible. According to Korpi, energy conservation and construction waste management are key elements for all their new home and restoration projects.

“We seek to create high-performance homes for the next generation of efficient energy use,” Korpi said. “We believe that homes new and old should stand for generations; to come and perform at the highest level of energy efficiency as possible.”

Not limited to new buildings, Eco Sound will renovate existing older structures to bring them up to the company’s high standards of performance. Recently, the company renovated an older building in Portsmouth’s historic South End, keeping within the city’s tight regulations for work on historic properties, while making the home green and energy efficient.

Read the full story in New Hampshire Business Review.