Co-Founder and General Manager

Peter Donovan

Peter’s commitment to excellence defines the character and the quality of the work each Healthy Home Builders’ project encompasses. His keen attention to detail and fine craftsmanship really stand out with more than 30 years of high-end construction.

A recognized expert on non-toxic construction and indoor air quality, Peter
holds a number of professional designations; National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Certified Remodeler, National Association Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and is a New York State Licensed Mold Remediation Contractor.

He has completed numerous projects in Manhattan, Westchester and Dutchess Counties, and in Cape Cod, MA. Peter got his start meticulously restoring wooden boats in New England.

Co-Founder and President

Jan Flanzer

Jan has first-hand experience with complex air and water quality systems and shares her deep expertise with Healthy Home Builders’ clients. She understands that clean air and water directly affect a homeowner’s well being. The passion and energy she brings to the Healthy Home Builders team is a perfect complement to Pete’s meticulous craftsmanship. Jan regularly consults with clients all over the country about building extraordinary homes that incorporate clean indoor air, pure water, and “Way Beyond Green” cost-saving energy systems.

Environmental Consulting And Testing

Bluepoint Environmental

We are proud to have Matthew DaRin of Bluepoint Environmental as a partner for air quality testing and certifications which perfectly complements our approach to a healthy indoor environment. Matthew brings a full-service indoor environmental quality consulting firm. Their multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and resolving air quality problems in residential and commercial properties is unparalleled. Most notably having worked with NASA to ensure the safety of the air inside various spacecraft. Matthew is a foremost expert in identification of volatile organic compounds in indoor air.

Marketing

Rus Ackner

A 20-year marketing veteran and digital professional, Mr. Ackner has worked with/for companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500s. A versatile skill set and real-world experience have contributed to a track record of results-driven success and achievements for purposeful brands such as Healthy Home Builders. He has been repeatedly recognized as a forward thinking, innovative team member driven by a passion for sharing greater-good causes which makes him a natural fit for the Healthy Home Builders team.

Lead Architect

Justin F. Minieri, AIA

Justin F. Minieri founded his firm in 1990. His body of work embraces various periods and architectural styles, with attention to proportion, scale, and details. His homes can be found in the most distinguished communities throughout the region, including waterfront residences in Southhampton, gated estates in Greenwich and Scarsdale, and horse country homes in Bedford.

Engineering

Langan

Michael Finan is lead engineer and his proven track record of success and credentials of PE, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager are a strong addition to the project. Michael has also received numerous awards for excellence in structural, civil, environmental, and MEP engineering.

Lead Carpenter

David Di Dio

David Di Dio has over 3 decades of experience in carpentry and project management. He has worked on a wide variety of projects from new construction and remodeling to custom cabinetry, furniture fabrications, and installations. He is a master carpenter, a certified NYS mold abatement worker, and has artistic attention to detail that creates extraordinary works. David’s comprehensive knowledge of non-toxic home construction creates welcoming, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes.

Project Manager

Salerno Contracting, Inc.

Philip G. Salerno, owner of Salerno Contracting, Inc., has extensive carpentry, general contracting, and project management experience. Since 1988 he has worked in the Local 11 Carpenter’s Union and as a subcontractor for other construction firms. In 1997, he obtained a Tri-State Steel Homes distributorship and financed, managed, and constructed the first residential home built with all steel framing in the Putnam Valley, New York region. More recently, he has focused on solar an geothermal technologies. He holds a BA degree from Ithaca College.

Painting & Carpentry

Mino’s Painting & Carpentry

Carlos Mino has been perfecting his craft for over 10 years, working on various projects with Peter Donovan. Carlos’ attention to detail and meticulous work using VOC free and non-toxic finishes makes him the perfect choice for Healthy Home Builders. He’s now worked on three of our projects and continues to bring the latest clean-air painting innovations and education to the entire team.

Landscape Architect

Studer Design Associates

Studer Design Associates, founded by Craig Studer, strives to conceive and construct high quality environments that are aesthetically pleasing, functionally sound and contextually appropriate. Our ultimate goal is to create settings through careful planning and creative design that will transform ‘exterior space’ into ‘outdoor living rooms’ which will endure and actually improve with maturity and usage.

Realtor

Dawn Knief

Healthy Home Builders is honored to have Dawn represent our homes and their unique features. She is one of the leading agents in the luxury real estate market and has a comprehensive understanding of our home’s key health benefits and the technologies we use to blaze our trail “Way Beyond Green”. Currently affiliated with Compass Real Estate, Dawn has been featured in numerous print publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes and has appeared on several television shows including NBC’s OPEN HOUSE NYC. She is part of the exclusive Sports and Entertainment Division at Compass Real Estate. Dawn’s extensive background in marketing, advertising, and public relations make her a perfect addition to the HHB team and the ideal agent to exclusively show our custom-built homes.