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Tonkon Torp Client Named New Earth Advantage Builder of the Year

Tonkon Torp client Advantage Services Construction, Inc. has earned a Green Home Builder of the Year award from Earth Advantage, a nonprofit whose mission is to move the building industry towards more sustainable practices. Advantage Services Construction was named New Earth Advantage Builder of the Year for 2014 for a custom designed, modern hillside home that earned platinum certification.

Ted Herzog, head of the Real Estate Practice Group, said, “It is gratifying to work with Jeff Lightfoot, owner of Advantage Services Construction, to help facilitate the construction of homes that enhance our community with their energy efficiency, beauty, high quality workmanship, and use of sustainable practices and materials.”

Herzog and other Tonkon Torp attorneys provided the builder with legal advice and services in corporate law, contracts, intellectual property, labor & employment, and real estate.

Advantage Services Construction is a 36 year old Portland company that designs and builds high-performance Minimalist+® homes that are both environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing. A home built using this model incorporates advanced framing techniques to drastically reduce construction time and air leakage while improving a home’s quality, livability and monetary value.

Earth Advantage, based in Portland, is a 22 year old program offering knowledge to building professionals and information to consumers through certification, research, education and product development.

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