Christian Corson, Owner
Chris is a Master Carpenter, a designer, and all around "natual born energy nerd". His love affair with enegy reduction, started at an early age, when he could see lines of cars lined up at the gas pumps in the late 70's. Chris's passion is reducing the propensity for anthropogenic climate change, by reducing the energy consumption of the built environment. An early adopter of the 2030 challange, Chris's motivation is designing and building very low enegy homes, that are not only energy efficient but also healthy, and comfortable, with the lowest possible embodied energy costs.
Chris started his first company in 1992 in Winnetka, Illinois. What started out as a general handyman service, quickly grew into a successful project management consulting business, allowing Chris to put himself through college. In 2000, Chris started Tree of Life Woodworking, a high-end carpentry business, with a focus on complex architectual millwork systems, as well as large scale residential project management. In 2010, Chris pooled his passion for building physics, architectual design, construction and Passive House design into his latest venture, EcoCor, with the mission of bringing Passive Houses (the lowest energy buildings on the planet) to the US and Maine.
Emily Connor, Draftswoman, Pioneer in training
Emily joined EcoCor in the fall of 2011. A recent graduate of Georgia Tech's School of Arcitecture, Emily brings a penchant for affordable and sustainable design, and an all around celubrious nature, to the the EcoCor team. Her positive attitude resonates in all that she does, as she bats DWG's around with Chris.
Richard Perry, Lead Carpenter, Foreman, Morale
Rich brings a wealth of talents to the EcoCor construction team. He was a lead Carpenter for the Archdiocese of Maine for 9 years. He spent that time renovating and restoring some of Maine's most beautiful Cathedrals. He is a fantastic carpenter, with an exceptional attention to detail. Whether framing or finishing, you can be sure that "Richards'" joints are tight, walls plumb, and corners square. He also is a plasterer, painter, mason, and a veteran of energy efficient construction. Besides that, and probably one of Rich's greatest assets, is his positive attitude and nature, his "big" laugh, and his awsome ability to make people feel comfortable and at ease.