Gibson Corwin Homes
How does the company you are nominating exemplify the concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling? (500 character max.)
Tim Polito, of Gibson Corwin Homes, is a Tucson native, the first contractor and builder in Southern Arizona to build a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certified Home. Tim is committed to building and remodeling homes with principles that exceed national standards and create less impact on the environment. He also provides consulting services for those who are considering greening their homes.
How does the company engage and inform employees and consumers about sustainability? (500 character max.)
Sustainable Sites includes: No invasive plants, limited turf, drought tolerant plantings, permeable materials (driveway).
Education: Teaching the occupants about living in a Green home and also educating the public.
How does the company you are nominating give back to the community? (500 character max.)
Tim hires all local employees, subcontractors and treats them like family! After each project he puts on a BBQ for the employees and their families as a thank you. Also gives to several local charities especially Habitat for Humanity. Continuing education for the home owner, (the does and don’ts of living in the home and continuing to live GREEN!) also educates his employees as well as the subcontractors he hires!
What else would you like us to know about this company? (1,000 character max.)
The fact that Tim was TRULY the first LEED Certified Green Builder in Tucson before anyone else was doing it IS important information!
Gipson Corwin Homes, LLC was the first builder in Southern Arizona to participated in and completed the certification with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for homes pilot program. Tim can provide assistance and direction to individuals and builders seeking certification for their residential projects.
Tim is a native Tucsonan who respects & appreciates our environment and the people in it!! He took the time before it was popular ( took the risk financially for a good reason!) to better educate himself on how important it is to be GREEN in building a better community and world to be a true “GLOBEAN”!!
Note: Tim created the word ‘Globean’ to mean a Human that thinks & lives Globally!