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Meet a Contractor: DNR Construction

Let’s meet DNR Construction, a family business based in Oak Forest, Illinois.

DNR Construction added energy efficiency and weatherization services in 1996. Getting into energy efficiency work helped the company grow, even when new construction work was slow. “We’ve increased our staff to 75 full-time employees,” said Tom McElherne, who manages marketing for the company. “About 60 of our employees are dedicated toward just energy efficiency install measures, whether it’s air sealing or insulation.”

Here’s what Tom has to say:

Tom said working with Elevate Energy has helped DNR Construction bring in more work. “Elevate Energy has been great for us because what they do is provide a market. They actually go out and help us pursue potential customers who need this type of work. They’ve also been great with leveraging funds through state-funded programs and utility rebates,” he said.

As the company’s staff has expanded they have grown from one company truck to 22 trucks and added other equipment such as blower door machines, which are used to measure the airtightness of a building.

Tom says it’s gratifying to see how the company’s work benefits their customers. He says the programs they work on typically save households $400 to $600 per year on energy costs. “Especially for some of the low income programs, this is a huge amount of money that they have to spend annually – a large percentage of their yearly income,” he said.

Click here for a full case study on DNR Construction.

Please tune in next month, when we’ll meet Anthony Stonis of Building Energy Experts, an energy efficiency company based in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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