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Professional Remodeler- January 28, 2013, Heather Ferrier Laminack contributes to "Positioning Your Business for 2013"

ECOBUILDINGpulse- July 26, 2012, "Don Ferrier: Model Builder"

Fort Worth Star-Telegram- June 14, 2012, Don Ferrier offers his two cents on Fort Worth based wheat straw product

NBC 5- April 27, 2012, Video showing how safe rooms in Ferrier homes are more resistant to wind during storm season.

NBC 5- April 19, 2012, Video demonstrates how Ferrier Companies save green by being green

Fort Worth Business Press- March 23, 2012, Highlights Ferrier’s green building & remodeling work in the Fort Worth area

Professional Builder Magazine- March, 2012, Heather Ferrier is recognized as one of the "Top 40 under 40" industry professionals

Fort Worth Star-Telegram- February 15, 2012, Local Fort Worth builder claims top remodeling honors in national competition

EcoHome- February 14, 2012, Ferrier projects claim honors at 2012 Energy Value Housing Awards Competition

Builder Magazine- February 9, 2012, Ferrier Builders recognized as one of the big winners in the 2012 EVHA Competition

Fine Home Building- December 2011/January 2012, Don Ferrier contributes to "Incorporating Best Practices"

Fort Worth, Texas Magazine- December, 2011, Don Ferrier is recognized as one of the "Extreme Green" professionals in the community

Nations Building News- October 17, 2011, Ferrier projects are named finalists in the Energy Value Housing Awards

Nations Building News- October 3, 2011, Don Ferrier comments on some of the emerging technologies incorporated into the Solar Decathlon projects

Planet Forward- October 2, 2011, Don Ferrier takes a look at some of the top innovators at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Energy Design Update- September 2011, Shares the prospective on design & construction of the Zero Energy Casita

NAHB News- May 30, 2011, "An Open Mind and Industry Support Keeps Five Builders Very Much Alive"- Don serves as part of a discussion panel that shares on how they have succeeded against difficult odds in the current housing downturn.

D Home Blog- May 10, 2011, "Ferrier Custom Homes of Fort Worth Wins National Green Building Award"

Green Built Texas- May 6, 2011, Ferrier’s NAHB award recognizes one of the most forward-thinking remodelers in green building

Building Online- May 4, 2011, Ferrier’s Historical Remodel wins National Green Building Award

WFAA News- May 3, 2011, With storm season upon us, video highlights importance of safe room installed in Ferrier home

Builder Magazine- March 8, 2011, "Winning Dozen" showcases Ferrier as one of the 2011 EVHA winners

EcoHome- March 1, 2011, Ferrier’s Zero Energy Casita featured in "Harnessing the Wind"

SIPA blog- February 8, 2011, "Energy Value Housing Awards Recognizes Several High Performance SIP Homes"

Urban Land Institute- February 3, 2011, "Zero Energy Homes for the Masses"

EcoHome- January 13, 2011, Ferrier featured in "Builders Honored for Energy Efficient Projects"

EVHA Winners Magazine- January 12, 2011, Ferrier’s Zero Energy Casita grabs the Gold in the 2011 Energy Value Housing Awards

Green Builder Magazine- December 2010, Zero Energy Casita wins "Best Use of Reclaimed Materials" in Green Builder’s annual design competition

GreenDallas.net- December 21, 2010, Don Ferrier contributes to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity study on impact of home energy efficiency upgrades in South Dallas

Fort Worth Star-Telegram- November 7, 2010, Spotlights Ferrier’s recent award presented by the Texas Association of Builders for the Best Single Family Project of the Year.

Builder Magazine- November 2, 2010, Zero Energy Casita is named one of the 2011 Energy Value Housing Award finalists. Please vote for this project as the People’s Choice Award HERE (we are Finalist #7).

Builder Magazine- August 30, 2010, "Structural Insulated Panels have Many Fans, so why Don’t More Builders use Them?"

Dallas Morning News- August 29, 2010, "Building a Green Home can be a Balancing Act"

Lowes for Pros- August 2010, "Green Remodeling ROI"- Don Ferrier offers his experiences on green remodeling

Texas Builder Magazine- July/Aug 2010, "Don Ferrier- The Godfather of Green"

Nations Building News- June 28, 2010, "Latest Emeral-Level Home Shows They Know How to Build Green in Texas"

Green Building Advisor- June 25, 2010, "Custom, Small, and Green in Fort Worth"

SIPAblog- June 24, 2010, "Ferrier Builders’ Net-Zero Energy Casita"

Mother Earth News- June 22, 2010, "A Rustic Zero Energy Home"

The DECO Zone- June 16, 2010, The Zero Energy Casita proves going green doesn’t have to be "blah"

Inhabitat- June 4, 2010- announces Zero Energy Casita’s unique mission & is open for tour

EcoHome- June 2, 2010, " Fort Worth-Based Builder Provides Sustainable Homes with Clients’ Budgets in Mind"

Building Online- June 2, 2010, "Texas’ Ferrier Custom Homes Introduces Zero Energy Casita"

Earth Techling- May 26, 2010, "The Zero Energy Casita- A Green Abode Unveiled"

Fort Worth Star-Telegram- May 20, 2010- Highlights the Zero Energy Casita as part of the DFW Tour of Homes

New York Times- March 17, 2010- The book "Prefab+Sustainable" (which features two Ferrier homes) receives a glowing review

USA Today- May 14, 2010, "Texas Casita is Powered by Wind Turbine"

D Magaine- May 2, 2010- Ferrier Custom Homes is voted one of Dallas’ Best Home Builders

Belton Journal- April 22, 2010, "Texas Native Speaks Renewable Energy"

Killeen Daily Herald- April 16, 2010- As a speaker at the Renewable Stampede, Don is interviewed on how Central Texas residents can lower their energy bills

EcoHome- April 14, 2010, "Zero Energy Casita Harnesses the Wind"

BNET- April 7, 2010, "How I Built a Green Empire -- Before ’Green’ Was Cool"- traces Ferrier’s roots in green building and their evolution to becoming one of the nation’s premier green builders.

AOL Real Estate Network- April 5, 2010- Don Ferrier gives tips to renters who want to go green.

Jetson Green- April 2, 2010, Ferrier builds first LEED-H Platinum home in Fort Worth. For more info on the project, click here.

Mother Earth News- March 25, 2010, Don Ferrier drops in to talk about green building. Learn specifically about a small, custom-built home with "net zero" energy usage.

Natural Life Magazine- March/April 2010, "Small & Super-Green: a net-zero energy house that proves that sustainability and cost-effectiveness are not mutually exclusive."

New Homes Section- March 8, 2010, "Ferrier Builds Completely Energy Efficient Home"

Dallas Morning News- February 19, 2010, Ferrier pitches in on their experience incorporating water efficiency into their high performance homes.

Fort Worth Weekly- February 10, 2010, "A Small Home at Eagle Mountain Lake Could Have a Big Impact on Construction Practices."

SIPA Blogs- January 18, 2010, Ferrier is showcased for their recent Energy Value Housing Award win and the use of structural insulated panels in the winning project.

EVHA Winner Magazine- January 18, 2010, Ferrier brings home the gold from the International Builders Show for their uber-energy efficient home in Cleburne, TX (pages 12 & 13).

Jetson Green- January 15, 2010, "Old and New in Zero Energy Casita", examines details of Ferrier’s latest profile project.

Natural Home Magazine- January/February 2010, "A Pioneering Dallas Home- A recent college graduate built this innovative, nationally recognized home on a tight budget."

Green Business Quarterly- January/February 2010, "Ferrier Custom Homes: Providing smart and affordable energy-efficient homes for almost 30 years."

Fort Worth Business Press- January 5, 2010, Highlights Don Ferrier’s role in the green building movemont both locally and nationally, and highlights Fort Worth Zero Energy Casita project currently under construction.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram- December 5, 2009, Ferrier’s mid-century modern home is featured in the Ryan Place Candlelight Christmas home tour, bringing a fresh perspective to the historical neighborhood.

Nation’s Building News- November 9, 2009, Don Ferrier shares his first-hand experience on the importance of continuing education, even for good builders.

Living Magazine- October 2009, Heather’s Home is featured as one of the pioneer green projects in Texas.

Building America Builder Spotlight- October 2009, Ferrier Custom Homes is a recognized energy leader in homebuilding.

EcoHome- June 3, 2009, cites Ferrier Custom Homes as one of the examples of how the green home market is expanding despite the downward trends of the market as a whole.

BuildingGreen Press Release- June 1, 2009, quotes Don’s supportive comments on GreenBuildingAdvisor.com being the "engine" behind NAHB’s new Master Green Builder-Remodeler designation.

The News Connection- May 15, 2009, As Rheudasil Farms sustainable development receives zoning approval from Flower Mound’s Town Council, this article takes the opportunity to shed light on the property’s rich history & bright future.

EcoHome Magazine- May 11, 2009, Ferrier’s EVHA winning home is part of the 2009 NAHB Green Tour of Homes in Dallas, demonstrating proven sustainable design & performance. For more on Ferrier’s featured home, click here.

National Association of Home Builders- May 11, 2009, As Master of Ceremonies at the annual NAHB Green Building Awards Dinner, Don reflects on this year’s winners: "In a trying year for the home building industry, when housing starts dropped to record lows in a sputtering economy, green homes represent hope and the future, and the future is green home building. The ladies and gentlemen we honor this evening understand that. These awards honor their leadership and their practical example to others in the industry.”

Building Systems Magazine- Spring 2009, "Ferrier Brings Home Gold EVHA"

Star Community Newspaper- April 14, 2009, Green development Rheudasil Farms gets the green light from Flower Mound’s Planning & Zoning Department

On Site at SIPA- April 9, 2009, Ferrier Custom Homes is one of two SIPA builder members to bring home the 2009 Energy Value Housing Award

Star Community Newspaper- March 13, 2009, Plans for honorary park in Rheudasil Farms Subdivision takes shape

DC Examiner- February 22, 2009, "Home Sweet Efficient Home" tells the story of Heather’s Home & offers green building tips

ecohome- February 6, 2009, Covers the launch of the NAHB Green Building Standard, citing Don Ferrier’s experience using the scoring system.

Building Systems Magazine- January 23, 2009, Spotlights Ferrier’s 5th Energy Value Housing Award.

EVHA Winner Magazine- January 19, 2009, Ferrier honored with Gold award in hot climate for Energy Value Housing Award (page 20).

Builder Magazine- January 6, 2009, "Raising the Bar: Green Communities are Providing Builders and Developers with Attractive Economies of Scale & Marketing Advantages." Article gives Ferrier’s involvement in Rheudasil Farms as an example.

ecohome- December 10, 2008, "Counter to current economic indicators showing that this is the worst time in decades to be a home builder, Ft. Worth, Texas, builder Don Ferrier is seeing swelling demand for his high-performance houses."

Dallas Morning News- December 5, 2008, "Heather Ferrier lives in a house built to be light." Story covers what it’s like to live inside a green home. For a bonus video feature on the home, click here.

Bob Vila: Green Homes Special Series- November 2008, Ferrier Custom Homes’ projects are featured for their implementation of advanced framing techniques

Professional Remodeler- November 2008, Don Ferrier discusses the options available for reusing & recycling materials on remodeling projects

McGraw Hill SmarkMarket Report: The Green Home Consumer- Don Ferrier provides Green Expert Opinion: Building Green Today

Nation’s Building News- November 24, 2008, Ferrier Custom Homes named as one of the Energy Value Housing Awards Finalist

GreenTalk Radio- October 2008, host Sean Daily talks about building green, energy-efficient homes with Don Ferrier

Denton Record- Chronicle- October 10, 2008, Don Ferrier participates in UNT’s environmental awareness campaign

Fort Worth, Texas- September 2008, Heather Ferrier named as one of Fort Worth’s eco-minded folks, and why it’s easy- and essential- to go green

BUILDERnews- September 2008, Heather’s Home showcased as one of the "Top Ten Design Trends in Residential Architecture"

Star Community Newspaper- September 12, 2008, Eco-friendly neighborhood "Rheudasil Farms" could be in Flower Mound’s near future, with Don Ferrier as the builder

Texas Builder- July/August 2008, Heather Ferrier contributes article on "Changes in Green Building Trends From 2007 to 2008"

Nation’s Building News- June 23, 2008, As a featured NAHB panelist, Don Ferrier gives tips for those thinking of going green

Green Building Journal- May 1, 2008, Listen to Don Ferrier’s podcast on green building

WFAA Channel 8 News- April 26, 2008, Ferrier home shown as example of a storm resistent structure as a result of incorporating features such as a safe room, hurricane clips and structural insulated panels, which is of particular interest given all the recent severe weather North Texas has experienced.

Consumer Reports- April 21, 2008, "10 Questions for...Don Ferrier, Green Builder"

Angie’s List- April 2008, "Green Building is Natural for Ferrier Custom Homes" (page 28)

Parker County Today- April 2008, "Earth Friendly with Style" features Ferrier’s green homes

Building Systems Magazine- March/April 2008, Heather Ferrier honored to receive the Building Systems Council’s award for one of the best and brightest "30 Under Forty" in the industry

Forecast Earth, The Weather Channel- March 22 & 23, 2008, Don Ferrier is interviewed at the International Builders Show and shares his input on green building trends

On Site at SIPA- March 14, 2008, Ferrier received recognition from the Structural Insulated Panel Association for their recent Energy Value Housing Award (one of two SIPA members to take home an EVHA)

Nation’s Building News- March 3, 2008, Don Ferrier testifies to strong green building demand holding strong amidst weak market

Green Business Quarterly- Spring 2008, "Texas Home Stops The Fight With Elements And Earns Top Environmental Status"

Atomic Ranch- Spring 2008, features Ferrier SIP home designed by Jon Delcambre

National Association of Home Builders- February 27, 2008, "The Affordable Green Home Case Study", Highlights Don Ferrier’s career path that led him to green building and provides tips to make homes green & affordable

Custom Builder Magazine- February 25, 2008, "One-on-One with Don Ferrier"

Building Systems- 2008 Green Building Guide, "Success Strategies From A Green Innovator"

Nation’s Building News- February 25, 2008, Ferrier cited for cutting-edge approach to energy efficiency

Quick Newspaper- February 20, 2008, Ferrier client explains the energy efficient features that went into their home (page 6)

Market Watch- February 15, 2008, Don Ferrier offers advice on how energy-saving, sustainable features may help new homes compete

Los Angeles Times- February 14, 2008, Don Ferrier shares on how green building trends have affected his company

EVHA Winner Magazine- February 13, 2008, Ferrier home highlighted as one of the 2008 EVHA winners (page 26)

Quick Newspaper- February 13, 2008, Ferrier client shares about their decision to build a green home (page 6)

Quick Newspaper- February 8, 2008, "Green Living in a Green House" examines what it’s like to live inside Heather’s Home (page 6)

HomeGreenHome- February 1, 2008, "How would you like an affordable green built home?" Showcases Heather’s Home

Dallas Home Improvement Magazine- February 2008, Ferrier Custom Homes is named one of Dallas’ "greenovators" for making a positive impact with their work, one home at a time

LandViews- February 2008, Heather’s Home provides a role model for "Going for Green"

NAHB Membership Works- 2007 report features Ferrier as a case study in green building in "The Affordable Green Home"

Nation’s Building News- December 3, 2007, Ferrier selected as a finalist in Energy Value Housing Award

Fort Worth Business Press- October 15, 2007, Don Ferrier sheds light on the sustainable movement that’s gaining momentum in Fort Worth, Texas and beyond

Floor Covering Weekly- October 15, 2007, Examines how Heather’s Home rated under both the NAHB Green Building Guidelines and the LEED rating system

O at Home Magazine- Fall 2007, Heather’s Home is in the spotlight as the green feature in Oprah’s O at Home Magazine

Luxe- Fall 2007, Names Don Ferrier as one of home building’s "Style Makers" for his contribution in Heather’s Home

Dallas Morning News- September 7, 2007, Don Ferrier is named one of the area’s "Godfathers of Green"

Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home- September, 2007, "Modern Serenity" showcases a Ferrier built home in Kessler Woods

Innovative Home- Fall 2007, Heather’s Home is featured as one of the most innovative homes of 2007

Nation’s Building News- August 27, 2007, Energy efficiency not optional for Ferrier Custom Homes

Dallas Home Builders Association- August 19, 2007, Recognizes Ferrier Custom Homes as the builder of the "Best Green Built Home" in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at their Vesta Awards Ceremony

Custom Builder Magazine- July 1, 2007, " Keeping Peace in the Family Business", The Ferrier family shares their experiences of the up’s and down’s of working in a family business

BUILDERnews- June 2007, Ferrier showcased among other Texas builders for their green building practices

BMC West Dimensions- June 2007, Heather’s Home highlighted as a leading green project in Texas

Eco Structure Magazine- May 2007, Heather’s Home serves as a prototype for the NAHB’s Green Building Guidelines

Green Builder Magazine- May 2007, Heather’s Home receives national attention from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Don Ferrier, president of Ferrier Custom Homes, is named the NAHB’s 2007 Green Builder Advocate of the Year

Dallas Morning News- May 4, 2007, "Building ’green’ all the rage" as Ferrier demonstrates through Heather’s Home- a green, yet affordable custom home

Azle News- May 3, 2007, "It’s Easy Being Green" features Ferrier’s work throughout homes in the community

NBC Nightly News- May 1, 2007, Broadcast on "America Goes Green" Ferrier’s green homes

Weatherford Democrat- May 2, 2007, Area builder receives recognition for Parker County green homes

ProSales Magazine- April 3, 2007, Don Ferrier explains structural insulated panels’ pivotal role in a home’s energy efficiency

Professional Builder Magazine- April 1, 2007, Green building practices and innovative products have a dominant presence at the International Builders Show, of which Heather’s Home is a role model for.

Professional Builder Magazine- April 1, 2007, Ferrier Custom Homes is honored with a Gold at the Energy Value Housing Awards

Nation’s Building News- April 9, 2007, Don Ferrier explains that builders need to make energy efficiency a selling point

Home Energy Magazine- March/April 2007, "As Texas Goes, so Goes the Planet" Showcases two Ferrier homes

Nation’s Building News- March 26, 2007, Awards honor achievement in green home building, including Don Ferrier being named the NAHB’s Green Builder Advocate of the Year

USGBC Announcement- February 2007, Heather’s Home, a Building America home built by Ferrier Custom Homes, was the FIRST LEED certified home in Texas, and third in the nation, to receive the prestigious Platinum designation.

Smart HomeOwner- January/February 2007, Heather’s Home listed as one of the five most trendsetting homes showcasing best building practices

Nation’s Building News- January 8, 2007, Energy Value Housing Award to honor builders for energy-efficient design

EVHA Winner Magazine- January 2007, Ferrier home highlighted as one of the EVHA winners for the 2007 competition (page 30)

Nation’s Building News- December 4, 2006, Ferrier Builders is named a finalist in 2007 Energy Value Housing Award

Building Systems Magazine- September/October 2006, "Heather’s Home proves SIP construction can be affordable and stylish"

Fort Worth Weekly- September 20, 2006, Heather’s Home selected as the Staff Choice for best "Example of New Architecture"

Green Builder Magazine- July/August 2006, Heather’s Home in the spotlight (page 18)

BUILDINGsavvy Magazine- July/August 2006, "Ferrier Custom Homes- A Specialist Among Builders"

BUILDERnews- June 2006, Don offers input as to why SIPs are a good path to follow when it comes to energy efficiency

McGraw Hill’s Construction’s Residential Green Building Smart Market Report- 2006 Issue, features Heather’s Home as an example of the tidal wave of change green building is bringing to the construction market (pages 22 & 23)

Nation’s Building News- May 22, 2006, Don sheds light on importance of Home Energy Rating System in green building

Nation’s Building News- May 1, 2006, Don explains how Structural Insulated Panels contribute to efficient heating and cooling costs

Nation’s Building News- Aril 10, 2006, Texas Builder sees Baby Boomers Turning to Green Building

Chicago Tribune- January 14, 2006, "Building a house that’s ’green’ becomes a family affair"

Nation’s Building News- January 9, 2006, Ferrier Builders is honored with Energy Value Housing Award

EVHA Winners Magazine- January, 2006, Ferrier’s Dallas SIP home wins Energy Value Housing Award (page 26)

Nation’s Building News- December 5, 2005, Ferrier Builders named as a finalist for the EVHA Energy Efficiency Awards

EVHA Winners Magazine- January 2005, Ferrier home wins gold award for its energy efficient properties (page 15)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram- January 1, 2005, Ferrier sees greener pastures professionally