Category: Success Stories

Taking Homeowners to “School” – Man Learns Value of Energy Efficiency

“I knew nothing about energy efficiency, and they took me to school.” After completing a project with Enhabit and partner contractor GreenSavers, Gerry Winfield got more than renovations for an energy efficient home; he got an education in total home performance. West Linn, Oregon homeowner Gerry Winfield has lived with his family in their 1986… Read more

Smaller Bills, Bigger Home

“My home actually feels bigger. It’s more livable now.” As a parent, Kristin Kelly’s number one priority is her children’s safety and comfort, especially in their own home. When a house is too cold or too hot, living space can be incredibly uncomfortable, sometimes even unbearable. Kristin and her family faced this problem in their… Read more

“Don’t Panic, Prepare” – Portland Family is Earthquake Ready

With looming threats of a high magnitude earthquake significantly impacting the Pacific Northwest, it’s important to take steps now to protect your family and your biggest investment—your home. Earthquake Preparedness for a Dream Home Living in their dream home, Veronica Marzilli and her family have invested and planned well to protect the structure of the… Read more

Step up to Solar: Oregon Home Ready to Soak up the Sun

Once you’ve upgraded your home for energy efficiency, what’s next? For homeowner Erin Patrick, going solar is the natural choice. Erin lives in a 1985 ranch-style home in the heart of Wilsonville, Oregon. When the sun is shining, not even an inch of her rooftop is covered by shade. After living in the house for… Read more

Success Story: Driving home value for the Roushes

“We made a pros and cons list and decided to stay.” Our homes are the single biggest investment most of us will make. Determining whether you renovate your home or move to another house can be a difficult decision. As they approached retirement, Gary and Carol Roush of Springfield asked themselves that same hard question.… Read more

Eliza and Brad Kauder: ready for the long haul

Enhabit: Music to their ears…and eyes With kittens named Guitara, Banjo, Mandalyn and Fiddle, you could say Ashland homeowners Eliza and Brad Kauder are passionate about music. So hearing glass shatter instead of bluegrass was a serious wake-up call. One of the original floor-to-ceiling, double-pane windows in their 1980s ranch house had fallen out of… Read more

Sandy Bielen: total turnaround

Cute-as-a button, not buttoned up Sandy Bielen was on a mission to find a house in Hood River. After an exhaustive, yet unsuccessful five-year search, she and her husband Brook focused their sights on Rocky Road, which is just steps away from their kids’ elementary school and a nature trail. With two kids and a… Read more

Sierra Club

Executive Director, Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter “Our work together with Enhabit forges a new energy frontier for Oregon that is good for the economy and creates new jobs. It’s also good for the quality of life in Oregon and supports things we all value such as waste reduction and resource stewardship.” The Sierra Club Oregon Chapter has played… Read more

Berenice Lopez-Dorsey, Home Energy Life Performance Group

“We have always envisioned a sustainable partnership with Enhabit in the home performance industry, one in which we serve our community through energy improvements while creating long-term, well-paying jobs.” Home Energy Life Performance Group (H.E.L.P) was one of the first contractors to participate as an Enhabit contractor. H.E.L.P. owners Berenice Lopez-Dorsey and Clyde Manchester believe Enhabit’s strong… Read more

Tom Kelly, Owner, Neil Kelly

“The financing and rebates offered by Enhabit not only prevented layoffs, but allowed us to hire 30 new people over the past two years.” Despite Neil Kelly’s long history in the home design and remodeling industry, President Tom Kelly wasn’t sure how the company was going to avoid large layoffs when the recent economic downturn began.… Read more