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Gerstad Builders Build with You in Mind

May 22, 2010

Gerstad Builder's Liberty Trails

Cost effective, energy efficient, green and eco-friendly are all words that we find ourselves saying more and more these days. We at Gerstad recognize that you not only want to buy a beautiful, well-built home, you also want a home that is going to save you money over time. That’s why we are dedicated to proving you with all of the features we can to make sure that your new Gerstad home is a quality home with green features. When you build with Gerstad, you know you’ll be getting a home that features:

  • Environmentally sensitive site plans to preserve trees and natural terrain
  • Soil and erosion control measures on site
  • Recycled soils from the site used in underground pipe trenches
  • Ecologically friendly storm water management
  • Water saving toilets
  • Water saving shower heads
  • Cabinet boxes made from ecologically friendly furniture board
  • 0SB floor, wall and roof sheeting made from processed wood of new growth trees
  • Engineered roof trusses to reduce structural roof members
  • Manufactured structural beams to preserve old growth timber
  • Energy efficient windows with Low-E / Energy Star
  • Energy efficient entry doors with foam insulated core
  • Window installation caulked and taped for energy efficiency
  • 92% efficient furnace
  • 13 Seer efficient air conditioner
  • Water heater with energy saving back flow preventer
  • Foam exterior wall sheeting
  • Corners and floors sealed for energy savings
  • Energy barrier house wrap
  • Insulated basement walls
  • Environmentally friendly Puron refrigerant in AC units
  • Insulation with reduced off commission
  • Energy star compliant dishwasher
  • Recycled carpet padding
  • Homes built to the international energy compliance code

With additional energy saving options available upon request, it’s easy to make sure that your new home is as green as you want or need it to be.  This McHenry county home builder always plans, designs and builds with family in mind. From floorplans and foundation to finishes and features, each aspect of our homes is thoughtfully considered.

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Roger Gerstad is the president of Gerstad Builders, a family-owned and operated company committed to construction of homes of the highest quality known to the industry. Roger is a graduate of Bradley University and was educated in the field of construction through the wisdom and leadership of his father. Gerstad has developed the communities of Mill Creek, Waters Edge, Winding Creek, Deerwood, Chesapeake Hills, Abbey Ridge, The Trails of Winding Creek, Pebble Creek, Timber Trails, The Trails of Boone Creek, The Trails of River Oaks, The Towns of Boone Creek, Liberty Trails, and Abbey Ridge Townhomes in McHenry, Illinois as well as Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Illinois, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

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