An Environmental Commitment.
Leading by example, after 36+ years in the business, today we still integrate our homes peacefully with the environment, always striving to preserve natural habitats. Our design integrity and commitment to building award-winning and environmentally sound developments and homes help promote a more promising future for all of us. We earned a S.A.V.E. (Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment for Our Deer Valley Decker Homes Development and have been recognized for our GEO/SOLAR homes.
We hope that you recognize the Decker Homes difference upon viewing our homes. Our difference is high value, energy efficient construction and a commitment to preserve our natural environment. Decker Homes is dedicated to building a high quality home at the best value with an optimum buyer experience.
Smart and discerning homeowners choose Decker Homes because of our of attention to detail, innovative floor plans and our three generation family values. It’s not just business; it’s personal.
Our HIGH PERFORMANCE HOME program takes our homes to the next level and prepares them for net zero energy performance with optional solar-electric and geothermal heating/cooling systems. We will continue our commitment to incorporate the best in our ingenuity with improved design, reduced consumption, improved energy conservation, and renewable energy systems to reach our goal of building net zero energy homes.
Decker Homes continues to pave the way for unique home design. Our homes are setting the trends with their immense style and energy efficiency. We are recognized for using superior products relating to extraordinary comfort in every Decker home, and we will continue to set the bar in the home industry for many years to come.
From one generation to the next, Decker Homes' customers have come to TRUST and RESPECT our extensive building knowledge, experience, and integrity. We have developed a new standard for quality, energy-efficient homes. Achieving energy savings of about 50% over traditional construction, our homes feature many advanced products and construction design techniques - including advanced framing practices, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, and effective insulation systems that combine traditional fiberglass batt insulation with foam and sealing procedures in key areas where air leakage and thermal performance is most likely to be a problem.
Small Business Review
By Chris Allen
For the last ten years, the trend in new home construction has been to build energy-efficient homes. But Bill Decker, Sr. and his company, Decker Homes, has been building energy-efficient homes since they started in 1981, and now are on the forefront of the Net Zero homes movement.
But Bill has always been ahead of the curve. Taking a conservative approach to his business, he was positioned well to ride out the housing crash and subsequent recession. But it was a different crises that forged his approach to home construction. "We had just gone through the energy crises of the 1970's. That period resonated with me and I became passionate about building homes that were energy efficient," said Bill. "It's one of the cornerstones (of the company)."
Decker Homes has demonstrated that passion by building over 750 homes since 1981. Their accomplishments include Deer Valley, the greenest development in northwest Ohio. Deer Valley includes a wooded conservation area and a bio-cell, which naturally clenas runoff water before returning it to lakes and streams.
Today, Bill's focus is on building Net Zero homes - homes that produce as much energy as they consume. They include numerous technologically advanced products, like triple-pane windows, geothermal heat pumps, LED lighting, and solar electric photovoltaic roof shingles. Over the last ten years, the cost of these products has decreased while quality and effectiveness has increased.
But according to Bill, building a Net Zero home starts with a foundation of energy efficiency. "For every dollar you spend on energy-efficient construction, you save two dollars on energy costs," he said. Decker Homes is well on its way toward building all Net Zero homes. They have completed one for a homeowner already, and are building their first Net Zero model home this year in Deer Valley, the first net zero model home in the state of Ohio.
Bill believes the future of new home construction is in Net Zero homes, which cost the homeowner nothing to operate. "This will be the norm in this country when your kids and grandkids are buying houses," said Bill. It's yet another example of Decker Homes being ahead of the curve.
Decker Homes builds homes in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Contact them at (734) 856-2663 or online at www.deckerhomes.com.
First NET-ZERO Energy Home in the area
by Duane RamseyRobert and Barbara Schmitt selected well-known energy-efficient home builder Decker Homes to build their new home in the Deer Valley development located in Monclova Township.
Builder sees power in GREEN
by Charles Slat Veteran builder on a crusade to convince builders, homeowners to go green.
Energy Efficiency Pioneer Continues to Lead the Way
by Owens Corning
Decker says his job is to remain educated on the latest energy efficient technologies. This is what our customers expect from us, and they can count on it!
Energy Efficiency Pioneer Continues to Lead the Way
by Carol Bintz, homeowner
Bill Decker, Sr. and his family at Decker Homes have built homes, and a reputation as a builder, on the virtues of excellent craftsmanship and energy efficiency. #greenbuilder #renewableenergy
Awards & Recognition
Dedicated to Energy Efficiency
Decker Homes is a dedicated Energy-Efficient home builder! There is a movement towards incorporating renewable energy systems in to new homes. We are helping lead that charge!
Business of the Year
In 2005, Decker Homes received a Commendation Award for Energy Efficiency Construction from the state of Ohio and Green Energy of Ohio's Business of the Year award.
2015 Michigan Interfaith Power & Light Awarded an Outstanding Earth Steward Award to Decker Homes for our contribution to Caring for the environment.
In 2011, Bill Decker, Sr. of Decker Homes received an Eco-Community award from the Science Alliance for valuing the environment, a N.W. Ohio foundation for environmental educaiton.
1st Builder to use Solar
In 2004, Decker Homes was recognized by State of Ohio state senator Teresa Fedor as the 1st builder to offer the option to build a new home in the northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan area with a solar-electric system.
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