It could easily be said of Highlight Homes’ founder and principal, Tony Pourhassan, that he’s one of those “outdoorsy” types. Not one to sit idly by, if he’s not working – chances are you can find him trekking through the woods or floating on a lake with a line in the water. Besides a fishing cap, Tony has worn many hats – designer, builder, architect, structural engineer, renovator, and developer. It’s never lost on Tony that the materials his company uses to build – including the very framework with which he bases his homes or home additions – are among some of the Earth’s most precious natural resources. With his combined love of building and renovating fine homes and his dedication to doing his part to protect the environment, Tony is perhaps most proud of Highlight Homes’ distinction as a Green Builder.
In addition to the great emphasis Tony’s development company – Vesmont – has placed on developing unique communities that boast an abundance of beautiful Green Space, Highlight Homes also devotes a terrific amount of energy to designing and building both homes and home additions that reduce energy consumption and material waste. Tony and his team place products that aid in less energy consumption in every home they build and all construction debris is disposed of through recycling. Tony’s dedication to developing his company’s Earth-friendly initiatives and carefully following Green Building guidelines are an important piece of what sets Highlight Homes apart from other Atlanta builders. In order to become a certified Green Builder, certain criteria must be met and recognized by third-party certification programs such as Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Building Program, Energy Star and Earth Craft House. Highlight Homes has achieved all of these.
It should come as no surprise that Tony was recently nominated and elected to the Board of Directors for the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Green Building Council. He is honored to be a part of this team of eco-conscious residential construction professionals devoted to providing and promoting green certification programs and educational opportunities for its members and the public. The Green Building Council provides a forum for professionals in the industry to encourage green home standards and best practices, to network with others in the industry, and to take a proactive role as leaders in the green housing industry.
“It’s a terrific opportunity to explore future eco-friendly possibilities for the housing industry in Atlanta,” explains Tony. “I am humbled to have been chosen and look forward to working with a great group of like-minded individuals who are among the best in our industry. My thanks go out to the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association for creating this council – which will play a significant role in the future of home-building in the South, and to those who nominated and elected me to serve.”
To learn more about Tony Pourhassan and his company, Highlight Homes – please visit them online at www.highlighthomesga.com. To learn more about GAHBA’s Green Building Council, click here.