Evergreen Concepts

In the realm of eco-friendly home and cottage building, Evergreen Concepts stands as a beacon of sustainable innovation and exceptional craftsmanship. Founded in 2007, this small custom design and building company has continually pushed the boundaries of environmentally conscious construction. Today, under the ownership of Aaron Brown and Aaron Leegsma, Evergreen Concepts is not just surviving but thriving, thanks to a unique blend of expertise, passion, and a customer-centric approach.

Aaron Brown and Aaron Leegsma, both seasoned professionals with deep roots in family-run businesses, took over Evergreen Concepts in 2021. Brown, also the owner of Aaron Brown Construction Inc., brings a wealth of experience from his background in millwork and cabinet making. Leegsma, owner of Westport Flooring, complements this with his extensive knowledge of the flooring industry. Their combined expertise allows them to deliver unparalleled quality in every project they undertake.

“Our vision has always been to build homes that are not only beautiful and functional but also environmentally friendly,” says Brown. “We use advanced building techniques to achieve Energy Star or better ratings, ensuring our homes and cottages are as energy efficient as possible.”

Evergreen Concepts specializes in designing and constructing eco-friendly homes and cottages that meet stringent environmental standards. They are at the forefront of Net Zero home builds, which means the homes they construct produce as much energy as they consume. This commitment to sustainability sets them apart in an industry where many competitors are only now beginning to embrace green building practices.

The company’s location on Highway 7 at Leaches Side Road in Perth is strategic, drawing significant interest from passersby. Evergreen Concepts displays three home kits on the property, serving as a tangible testament to their craftsmanship and innovative designs. These kits attract numerous potential clients, particularly those from urban areas looking to invest in country properties, often on lakes.

“Our business model revolves around selling home and cottage kits along with comprehensive construction management services,” explains Leegsma. “We handle everything from the initial design and obtaining necessary permits to sourcing trades and managing the construction process. This all-inclusive approach ensures our clients have a seamless and stress-free experience.”

Navigating the complexities of local government regulations and obtaining permits can be challenging for clients. Evergreen Concepts can help organize and manage the processes to make it easier for clients to realize their dream homes. Currently, the company is also in the process of obtaining Tarion certification, further underscoring its commitment to quality and reliability.

At the heart of Evergreen Concepts’ success is its people-focused approach. Brown and Leegsma prioritize creating a positive work culture, offering flexible schedules and ongoing training for their team. They lead by example, fostering a leadership-focused rather than a boss-centered environment. This philosophy not only enhances job satisfaction but also translates into superior customer service.

“Effective communication is key,” says Brown. “We pride ourselves on maintaining open lines of communication with our staff, subcontractors, and clients. It’s this dedication to building strong relationships that ensures the success of our projects.”

Their advice to other business owners is to maintain a healthy work-life balance, set boundaries, and always think about the bigger picture. They emphasize the importance of understanding what motivates their team and clients, recognizing that successful relationships are fundamental to business success.

“Innovation is crucial,” adds Leegsma. “We’re always planning three to four years ahead, ensuring we stay ahead of industry trends and continue to deliver top-notch, eco-friendly homes.”

After speaking with Brown and Leegsma, it’s clear that their genuine understanding of people and their unwavering commitment to sustainability are the driving forces behind Evergreen Concepts. They are not just building homes; they are crafting a better future for their community and the environment.

For more information about Evergreen Concepts and their eco-friendly building solutions, visit their location on Highway 7 or contact them through their website at contactinfoevergreenconcepts@gmail.com.