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Gerstad to Begin Green Project in Poplar Grove

Green HouseGerstad Builders is bringing in the New Year with an investment in the future and green building by beginning construction on the Villas of Countryside Estates; a new green project located in Poplar Grove, Ill.

These Poplar Grove homes will feature the latest in green building and will come equipped with many energy efficient features such as walls with R-20 insulation cavities and ceilings that will be insulated to an R value of 38. The builder is also considering including electric car hook-ups and tankless water heaters.

The Villas of Countryside Estates will be composed of four different single-family attached units. These green homes will be able to complement every family’s lifestyle: Each maintenance-free, two-unit builder will span from 1,185 to 1,500 square feet and will be priced from the $130,000s to the $150,000s.

These buildings are not Gerstad Builders first project in Poplar Grove. The builder also constructs new single-family homes at the Trails of Dawson Creek located in North Boone County. This community is composed of ranch, two-story and tri-level floorplans priced from $156,490 to $258,990. Each home sits on a partial basement with interiors that feature GE appliances, popular Colonist doors and trim and furniture quality cabinetry.

For more information, visit the Gerstad Builders website or call 815-385-4495.

Energy Efficient Upgrades Free for Limited Time with Gerstad Builders

January 29, 2010 a new code was passed in the beautiful state of Illinois. The code requires contractors to meet or exceed the energy standards established in the 2009 International Energy Convservation Code when building a new home. Quite a few contractors are unaware of this new code, but Gerstad Builders is in compliance.

Many are reporting that the new code in Illinois is one of the most restrictive when it comes to conserving energy in new homes. It’s good for the environment, but can translate into higher costs for homebuyers.

Code enforcers had to learn the new standards and are now cracking down in full force. Now is a great time to buy a Gerstad Builders home, since for the next few months they will absorb the additional costs of energy efficient upgrades, since shortly they will raise prices $5,000 on each home to cope with the costs. That makes now the perfect time to receive all of the new energy upgrades for free in the following Illinois communities: Liberty Trails in McHenry, Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, and Pheasant Ridge in Richmond.

For more information on Gerstad Builders, visit the builder’s website.

Builder Offers Smaller Sized Homes in McHenry County

smaller homes in McHenry CountyBigger isn’t always better. In fact, smaller is often less expensive and better for the environment. The most recent trend in Green home design is to build smaller more efficient homes.  McHenry County home builder, Gerstad is pleased to announce a new product line designed to meet today’s buyers demands. The custom home builder will now offer smaller, more affordable homes. Designed to help save the buyer money both upfront and over time, these new homes are perfect for anyone who wants a quality, well-built Gerstad home that has been right sized.

The new ranch and two-story plans range from 1,292 to 2,030 square feet and are designed specifically with first-time homebuyers in mind.  Currently these new, more affordable, value enhanced homes are base priced from $180,490 to $204,990.

If downsizing doesn’t appear to be in your family’s future, no worries as the builder will still be offering all of its traditional floorplans. With eight different ranch homes ranging in size from 1,900 to 3,200 square feet and eight two-story homes from 1,900 to 3,200 square feet, buyers are sure to find the perfect home for their family amongst the Gerstad collection.

Gerstad is currently building in three communities throughout McHenry: Liberty Trails, The Trails of Dawson Creek and The Trails of Pheasant Ridge. Each community offers buyers with something unique and special and as with every home that Gerstad builds, homes in these three communities can be customized to fit the buyers needs. Need extra space? A wall removed? It’s no problem when you’re building with Gerstad. We have over 35 years of experience in the home building industry and would love the opportunity to show you what we can do.

For more information about any of our products, homes or communities, please visit the Gerstad Builders website. There you’ll find information about floorplans, pricing and the community.

Build Energy Efficient Homes with Gerstad

Do you want a home with the following features?

  • Environmentally sensitive site plans to preserve trees and natural terrain
  • Soil and erosion control measures on site
  • Recycled soils from the site used in underground pipe trenches
  • Ecologically friendly storm water management
  • Water saving toilets
  • Water saving shower heads
  • Cabinet boxes made from ecologically friendly furniture board
  • 0SB floor, wall and roof sheeting made from processed wood of new growth trees
  • Engineered roof trusses to reduce structural roof members
  • Manufactured structural beams to preserve old growth timber
  • Energy efficient windows with Low-E / Energy Star
  • Energy efficient entry doors with foam insulated core
  • Window installation caulked and taped for energy efficiency
  • 92% efficient furnace
  • 13 Seer efficient air conditioner
  • Water heater with energy saving back flow preventer
  • Foam exterior wall sheeting
  • Corners and floors sealed for energy savings
  • Energy barrier house wrap
  • Insulated basement walls
  • Environmentally friendly Puron refrigerant in AC units
  • Insulation with reduced off commission
  • Energy star compliant dishwasher
  • Recycled carpet padding
  • Homes built to the international energy compliance code

If you said yes to one or more of any of these features and en you want a Gerstad Home. The premier McHenry county home builder, Gerstad is dedicated to building quality homes that will save you, the homebuyer, money over time. Come visit one of our many new home communities throughout McHenry County, Illinois (Liberty Trails, The Trails of Dawson Creek or The Trails of Pheasant Ridge) today to learn more about why so many have chosen to call Gerstad their McHenry County Builder of choice.

For more information about any of these new home communities, visit the Gerstad website today!