Modern Home Builder 2018 - Volume 6, Issue 2 - 84
J. Hall Homes
J. Hall Homes remains at the forefront of
environmentally friendly custom home
construction in its region. BY JIM HARRIS
J. Hall Homes combines quality, design and environmentally
The company's homes average $750,000 and the majority are on lots owned by its customers.
" When it comes to carbon footprint, we
make the smartest and the most environmentally sound decisions possible
on all of our custom homes.
JEFF HALL, FOUNDER
J. HALL HOMES
www.jhallhomes.com / Gross sales: $5 million /
Employees: 5 / Specialty: Energy-efficient custom homes
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friendly materials and methods in all of its projects.
"We believe in reducing the carbon footprint on the Earth, reducing the energy needed to run a house, and in our responsibility
to provide a safe and healthy environment in a home," Founder and
President Jeff Hall says. "We want to do the right thing."
Hall first became interested in construction and design as a
teenager. One of his largest projects was two half-pipe skateboard
ramps. He began his career in the building industry in 1993, when
he graduated from Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., with
a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology, a concentration in construction science, and a minor in business.
Upon graduating,Hall went to work for a large builder in Fairfax, Va. While there, he was exposed to a diverse range of building
styles including single-family homes, multi-family homes and condominiums, he says.
That experience led him to start J. Hall Homes in 1999, a design/build company building custom homes in the region surrounding Fredericksburg, VA.
The company's homes average $750,000 and the majority of J.
Hall Homes' projects are on lots owned by its customers, Hall says.
Since 2006, J. Hall Homes has designed and built homes that
exceed ENERGY STAR requirements. The company was the first
in the Fredericksburg region to build and market such homes,
In 2007, the company began certifying homes through Virginia's
EarthCraft program, now known as Viridiant. Three years later,
the company completed the region's first Net Zero certified home,
located in King George, Va. The project earned the company industry recognition and continues to inspire Hall today, he says.
Today, all of the homes built by the company are ENERGY
STAR and Viridiant certified and receive Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings. Since 2007, J. Hall Homes' projects have an
average HERS score of 45, which is 55 percent more efficient than
a home built to current prescriptive code, he adds.
"When it comes to carbon footprint, we make the smartest and
the most environmentally sound decisions possible on all of our
custom homes," Hall says.