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ABOUT US

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Green Planet Building combines over 65 years of construction history with the last 10 focused on sustainable construction techniques. We are certified by Build-it Green, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote health, energy and resources for building efficient homes in California. We are also members of the U.S. Green Building Council, an internationally recognized organization who is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work, and learn. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Our service area includes Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

MEET THE OWNER

Harvey Stern has over 25 years of residential and commercial building experience in Los Angeles. In addition to his contracting businesses, Harvey is a real estate entrepreneur, managing several properties in the greater Los Angeles area. As with his approach to green contracting, Harvey believes in a balanced life. As a motivated father of three, he realized he didn’t want his children growing up in a toxic home so he decided to start a company that speaks strongly to being a steward of our planet. Green construction is his passion.


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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Green Building

One might ask What Make us GREEN? We strive to use building materials that do not contain toxic chemicals commonly found in conventional building. Our recommendations of recycled products give our clients eco-friendly solutions. We have ecological building methods, including innovative architectural strategies and energy saving approaches that help protect our client’s investments and the environment. We have close buying relationships with local suppliers and an incredible recycling program that gives back to the community while shielding landfills from unwanted materials that come out of client’s homes.

Economical Building

Green Planet Building understands the value of every dollar. We carefully and efficiently use the resources allocated to each project. Our design team is uniquely trained to help clients make selections of materials and design elements perfectly tailored to both their budget and goals. Go Green and Save Green!

  • We carefully balance quality, sustainability, and cost.
  • Our recommendations include consideration of long term maintenance costs.
  • We review possible upgrades and alternatives with clients in advance to obtain maximum quality and cost efficiency.

Elegant Building

Green Planet Building and Remodeling constructs eco-friendly homes that are a masterpiece of the owner and architect’s vision. Each home is a distinct expression of beautifully crafted workmanship. From traditional to contemporary, from new to restored, our homes embrace elegance and modern green technology to create an inspirational and sustainable environment.

  • Trusted for over twenty years of building/remodeling in the Los Angeles area and Westside.
  • We are licensed, bonded, insured, and covered by workers comp.
  • Countless references and testimonials are available to you.
  • We provide clearly written estimates and contracts.

GIVING BACK

Green Planet Building creates Families

Child abuse affects more than one million children every year. Green Planet Building participates in the annual Manhattan Beach pier to pier walk with Richstone Family Center, which helps not only children, but parents and teenagers living in abusive households. Richstone programs include transitional living programs for young women leaving foster care, a family support program, and after school program to help foster a nurturing learning environment for children in first through eighth grade.

Lauri Burns Teen Project has been nationally recognized by Oprah Winfrey as an Ambassador of Hope for her efforts to provide teens aging out of the foster care system with all of the resources and support of an intact family. This program offers free room & board and college support for teens while they transition into adulthood. Recent studies have shown that the average young person does not become self-sufficient until age 26. The foster system cuts teens off from their sole support system at age 18. Green Planet Building donated construction efforts and building material to help build a Venice Beach drop in center for The Teen Project.

Green Planet Building embraces Diversity

We have partnered with the Point Foundation to provide financial support, mentoring, leadership training, and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We support the Point foundation and their efforts to create awareness for young individuals striving to find their place in this world. We believe that each person has the right to be accepted for who they are.

Green Planet Building builds Communities

We donate all usable building materials, appliances, and home furnishings from the homes we remodel to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes with a goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable and affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities. Green Planet Building doesn’t stop at material donations, we also put our time and energy into building Habitat for Humanity projects in the Los Angeles area. We take joy in putting our building knowledge to use for the greater good of our community.

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