Professional Builder magazine recently announced its annual list of 40 Under 40 builder superstars on its website, ProBuilder.com. There were more than 200 nominations this year, illustrating the depth of talent among this collection of future, and present, industry leaders. Professional Builder editors selected the winners, based on both personal and professional accomplishments. Jason LaFleur, President and Director of Building Science for Chicago-based Eco Achievers, is among the honorees.
“It’s very rewarding to be recognized by peers, and I’m humbled to be among national leaders at the forefront of the building industry,” explained Jason. “Our mission is to help smartly transform the built environment to create healthy, resilient spaces. Spanning hundreds of projects to make better homes is intense work, but I never thought our work at Eco Achievers would result in national recognition.”
This year’s class of 11 women and 29 men represents all regions of the United States. In addition to a growing list of women recipients compared with previous years, the 2017 class also includes seven winners in their 20s. Overall, members carry titles such as president, partner, and owner, and work in positions such as project manager, designer, and studio manager. Many of these progressive young leaders cited among their major accomplishments the strategies they implemented to survive the housing recession. Some started and grew more than one business during the recovery, and others contributed to their organization’s success by expanding into a new market, surpassing sales goals, or streamlining a selection or construction process.
“I look forward each year to the selection process of the 40 Under 40 honorees,” says Editorial Director Denise Dersin. “The program’s winners are incredibly inspiring; they are among the most accomplished young home building industry leaders in the nation, and many have achieved a great deal in their communities as well as in their businesses.”
Each member of the Class of 2017 is profiled in the March 2017 issue. To learn more about the extraordinary 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 honorees, their hobbies and passions, view their online profiles at ProBuilder.com.
About Eco Achievers
Eco Achievers partners with multi-family developers and owners to achieve sustainable homes, by providing green building certification, HVAC design services, home energy ratings, multifamily certifications, which achieve net zero energy performance. Founded by Jason LaFleur at the peak of the housing market in 2007, Eco Achievers is a building science and performance consultant working on projects throughout the United States as well as in Mexico. Learn more at www.ecoachievers.com.