Everardo “Lalo” Gutierrez is the owner of Smart Builders and is a licensed General Contractor and Insulation Contractor. He has over ten years experience constructing and remodeling different types of buildings. In 2005 he became frustrated in the quality of the insulation work that he was hiring sub-contractors to perform, so he added insulation contracting to his portfolio. Lalo has been trained at PG&E’s Energy Training Center as part of the Home Performance with Energy Star system of building performance optimization.
Ben Thompson is our Chief Building Analyst and performs many of our building performance assessments and energy audits. He studied environmental design techniques in college and has been trained at the PG&E Energy Training Center. He is certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst. He is also certified by CHEERS (CA Home Energy Efficiency Rating Service) and CBPCA (CA Building Performance Contractors Assoc) as a HERS rater, and by the CA Assoc of Building Energy Consultants as a Title 24 consultant.
Blanca Puebla is our Office Manager. She recently completed her Physicians Assistant degree. She handles all of our book-keeping and accounts payable and receivable.
Plus we have a great crew of insulation and HVAC installers who bring over two decades of combined experience.