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S01 Greenhome Solutions

Northwest Green Home Tour Presenting Sponsor, Greenhome Solutions offers all of your environmentally friendly building product needs, from Flooring, Countertops, Cabinetry, and Insulation, to Reclaimed Wood, Tile, Decking, Plumbing Fixtures, Finishes and much more. We are honored and quite humbled to see a lot of our products out there on the tour this year. You can see some of them at Dwell Development’s Passivhaus at Columbia Station, Better Builders’ Ford Remodel, H2D Architecture + Design’s Backyard Artist’s Studio, Hammer & Hand and VELOCIPEDE architects’ Ballard Passive House, Lasting Nest’s Dutch on Dibble Remodel, and of course visit our store to see the ShelterKraft Werks CargoCottage right out front!
S01 Greenhome Solutions

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1210 W Nickerson Street Seattle, WA 98119

Greenhome Solutions

Northwest Green Home Tour Presenting Sponsor, Greenhome Solutions offers all of your environmentally friendly building product needs, from Flooring, Countertops, Cabinetry, and Insulation, to Reclaimed Wood, Tile, Decking, Plumbing Fixtures, Finishes and much more. We are honored and quite humbled to see a lot of our products out there on the tour this year. You can see some of them at Dwell Development’s Passivhaus at Columbia Station, Better Builders’ Ford Remodel, H2D Architecture + Design’s Backyard Artist’s Studio, Hammer & Hand and VELOCIPEDE architects’ Ballard Passive House, Lasting Nest’s Dutch on Dibble Remodel, and of course visit our store to see the ShelterKraft Werks CargoCottage right out front!

Greenhome Solutions

Three dynamic siblings, natives of Seattle, Tyler, Cameron, and Erin Reith, have created a new green building supply store with heart and purpose. Located in Seattle near the south end of the Ballard Bridge, Greenhome Solutions offers high quality building products made from repurposed resources, including wood flooring veneers made of scrap wood from the furniture industry, recycled glass countertops manufactured in an old local brewery, handmade tile from Portland, Oregon, and carpet the same color as the sheep it came from. These are just a few examples of sustainably-made green building products available at Greenhome Solutions.

Cameron, with his experience selling green real estate, and his brother Tyler, who has a background in construction, recruited their sister Erin to handle marketing, and in 2008Greenhome Solutions was born.  Not only did they survive the economic down-turn that plagued housing starts at that time, they are now thriving.

Cameron credits “developing relationships, offering competitive pricing, and outstanding customer service” as the Cameronsecret to their success. Tyler adds, “These values have always been central to our business philosophy.” This community-centered philosophy helped them grow into the business they are today.  And, not by accident either; the trio immediately recognized the importance of being a part of educating the community about the benefits of green building and selecting green building products and materials.  Greenhome Solutions has been a strong supporter of local green building education initiatives alongside organizations such as The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Built Green®.

“We started to build relationships in the community and proved that we have the right products and pricing, coupled with education and outreach,” Reith says. “Builders and homeowners value good service, competitive price points, and knowledge about our products.”

“Sticking with tried and true high quality products is very important,” Tyler Reith explains. “We test products to make sure it’s something we can stand behind.”

Tried and true products available include popular countertop brands like Paperstone and EcoTop; Hardwoods & Bamboo from ECOfusion, Teragren, and EcoTimber; Cork from Wicanders, Capri, and Natural Cork; Marmoleum flooring; Dual flush toilets from TOTO and Caroma; Wool carpeting from Unique Carpet and Godfrey Hirst; Low & No VOC stains and finishes like Rubio Monocoat, and more.

While some consumers shy away from green options, mistakenly assuming they are too expensive, an increasing number of people are starting to see the value and investment potential of sustainable building.  Many local consumers are “getting their green on” by participating in the annual Green Home Tour, which this trio from GHS has supported all three years of the tour.  This year they are serving as the Presenting Sponsor, and thanks to their support, the Tour gets bigger and better every year.

showroomThe Greenhome Solutions Showroom will be open on Tour Day with lots of surprises, including one of the sites (yes! one of the sites) located in the parking lot. Over the years, the showroom has grown along with the inventory and staff. With the addition of two full-time sales people and two kitchen and bath designers, GHS caters to builders, designers, architects and contractors as well as to homeowners and DIYers. The 4,000+ square-foot showroom displays hundreds of products, ranging from wood and bamboo flooring to concrete countertops, from ceramic and porcelain tile to dual-flush toilets, and from locally made, no-VOC cabinets to FSC-certified decking (sustainably harvested). As Cameron explains, “We are constantly bringing on new products and improving our displays in the showroom. We try to make it easy and affordable for builders and homeowners to use good-quality, sustainably-made materials in their projects.” “And clients appreciate the ease of one-stop shopping,” adds Tess Robins, Interior Designer and full-time sales staff person.

Elliott Kopet is Greenhome’s contractor sales person, working with building professionals to provide competitively priced materials for single-family home remodels as well as multi-unit mixed-use new construction. Says Elliott: “The designers and contractors I work with know the market is increasingly requiring green building products and systems. My job is to help them stay within budget and on schedule, while offering the sustainable solutions their customers want.” The staff at Greenhome Solutions often works with contractors and end-users simultaneously, helping with product selections, managing lead times and ordering, and offering alternatives when budgets are tight.

You can see Greenhome Solutions products on Tour Day at the following sites: E04 Clearwater Commons, SW05 Dwell Passivhause at Columbia Station, N03 Hammer & Hand and VELOCIPEDE architects’ Ballard Passive House, N06 Lasting Nest’s Dutch on Dibble Remodel, SW02 Better Builders’ Ford Remodel, and of course, N01 ShelterKraft CargoCottage™ the green container home that will be in Greenhome Solutions parking lot on Tour day – see the back of this magazine for the Official Tour Brochure.

“The economy is turning around and we’re seeing more and more people becoming interested in products that perform and make a difference,” says Cameron. “The market is shifting and events like the annual Green Home Tour help inform consumers about what’s out there and where to get it, that’s why it is important for us to sponsor this great educational event;” Tyler Reith adds, explaining that the greater Seattle area is especially poised for growing interest in sustainable building options.

“It’s a great community. The one thing everybody shares is a common goal and appreciation for natural resources, sustainably-harvested products, and what they offer people,” Reith continues. “They aren’t just looking at a remodel; they are looking at ‘how can I make a difference by making my remodel more efficient, comfortable, and long-lasting.”

Tyler explains it simply:  “We strive to be Seattle’s green building supplier by focusing on product knowledge, fair pricing, and excellent customer service.” Please drop by anytime, especially on Tour Day – Saturday, April 27th, 10 am – 5 pm.  See you on the tour!


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