Session Number 142

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Watch the program & get CEUs

There is no handout for this session.


Contractors Making it Work: A Panel with Kevin Brenner and Matt Hargrove

Peter Troast - Founder and CEO

Energy Circle, Portland, Maine

Kevin Brenner - Founder & President

Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, Inc.

Yorktown Heights, New York 


Matt Hargrove - President

Total Home Performance, LLC, Easton, Maryland

About this program:

The quest to capture the business value of the healthy homes-mega trend has been elusive for many in the home performance sector. But some businesses have cracked the code and are running thriving businesses that are simultaneously addressing indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and comfort. In this panel discussion, successful contractors will share what’s made their companies stand out as pioneers of this new and exciting movement/opportunity. Panelists (confirmed) include Kevin Brenner of Healthy Homes Energy and Consulting and Matt Hargrove of Total Home Performance.

About the Presenter:

Peter Troast - Founder and CEO of Energy Circle, a team of digital marketing experts and strategists who work with over 350 HVAC, solar, insulation, and home performance companies in 49 states to grow their business through services like website design and development, search engine optimization, lead generation and strategic content production. Peter is recognized as one of the country's foremost authorities on marketing for home performance, HVAC, and other efficiency related contracting companies. He is a passionate advocate for the power of the whole house home performance business model, and is a popular and high-ranking speaker about marketing for contractors at ACI, RESNET, ACCA, BPI and EGIA conferences and events. In 2015, he received the Tony Woods Award for excellence in advancing the home performance industry, and is an influential contributor to thought leadership and market strategy in both the digital marketing and home performance worlds.

Kevin Brenner - Over the course of 30 years in the home building business, Kevin fell in love with building science and the home performance world. He earned certifications from Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and Building Performance Institute (BPI), educated himself in the latest and greatest technologies and founded Healthy Home™ Energy & Consulting (HHEC). His passion and vision for HHEC was (and is) to help people improve the comfort, indoor air quality and energy efficiency of their homes. His focus at Healthy Home™ is business development, strategizing and in-house training and mentoring of staff and crews.

Kevin is a true building scientist. When he isn't learning more about building science or building his own Net Zero Energy home, he enjoys American History, water sports and snowboarding.

Matt Hargrove - Matt Hargrove is the President of Total Home Performance (THP), located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. With the help of a few of his close friends, he started Total Home Performance in 2009 out of his parents' garage. The initial concept of Total Home Performance was to offer just an energy audit, but it quickly grew into a full-service home performance company. His team's passion for this industry grew from their love of the environment and a drive to help people. Since day one Matt knew they were going to do more than just help people save energy—they were also going to help their customers make their homes healthier and safer (hence the name Total Home Performance). Today THP is a full-service home performance company offering energy audits, healthy home assessments, humidity and moisture assessments, insulation upgrades, crawl space encapsulation, and mold remediation. THP now employs 48 people and acts as a general contractor, managing a wide array of services from lead and asbestos abatement to roofing. THP is an industry leader in its region, winning multiple awards for quality workmanship, most KwH saved on jobs, and total production within various market rate and low-income energy efficiency and healthy home programs, servicing both single family and multi family dwellings.

Program Level: Basic

Content Area(s): Building Design & Construction (including Green), Energy Efficiency