Founder & CEO
Thrive Home Builders
As a member of the Board of Advisors for the Housing Innovation Alliance, Gene represents forward-thinking builders and developers who are leveraging innovative technology and business practices to be become better businesses, deliver better homes, and provide better quality, performance and value to consumers.
Gene is owner and CEO of Thrive Home Builders, Denver’s leader in building green, energy efficient production homes and recent winner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award.
Gene has served on numerous state and local housing groups and currently serves as a member the board of directors of Denver Civic Ventures and the Challenge Foundation. He has served on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Housing, the Boards of Housing Colorado and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and co-chaired Denver’s Housing Task Force. His company is Denver’s largest builder of for-sale affordable housing.
As a production builder in the Stapleton community, Thrive Home Builders has logged a number of firsts in Colorado and the Denver Area including:
First to offer standard solar panels First to construct all of its homes with Colorado beetle-kill lumber First to offer a Zero Energy option on all its single-family homes First production homes with Zero Energy as a standard feature First Department of Energy Challenge Home, which broadens criteria to include indoor air quality and water conservation
Nationally, Thrive has been recognized as EPA’s Millennium ENERGY STAR® Builder, EPA’s Leadership Award for Indoor Air Quality, Green Building Magazine’s Green Home of the Year, the National Best Green Home Design from the National Association of Homebuilders, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grand Winner for Innovation in Housing.