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Statement of Qualification


Beth Williams and Michael Chandler work together as business and life partners and both bring a lot to the table to ensure that clients receive the best guidance possible throughout the design and construction process. Michael founded Chandler Design-Build in 1986 and Beth joined as principal designer in 2002.

Beth earned her degree in Environmental Design in Architecture from the NCSU School of Design in 1987. She has experience both in the field as a framing and trim carpenter and at the drafting table working in architectural firms. Her designs are also informed functionally by her work experience in professional kitchens and as well as aesthetically by five years living in Japan and traveling through Asia.

Michael has been working in the construction industry for 42 years and has been on the cutting edge of building science, helping establish codes and educating builders in best practices in the industry. Michael volunteered with the NAHB Home Innovation Research Center to help create the National Green Building Standard. He has also worked with the local Home Builders Association to establish their High Performance Building Council to implement a credible third-party certification process and with the IRC to update the building code to reflect current building science. He writes for Green Building Advisor and Fine Homebuilding Magazine, teaches project management and building science courses for the NAHB University of Housing and has spoken widely at industry conferences and events. Michael holds Plumbing and General Contracting licenses as well as Certified Graduate Builder and Master Green Professional designations.



NAHB Master Green Professional of the Year
2012 International Builders Show

NAHB Green Project of the Year –Single Family
2012 National Green Bldg Conference

US DOE Energy Value Housing Award –Silver
2010 Moderate Climate Home of the Year

NAHB Green Builder/Advocate of the Year
2010 National Green Bldg Conference

NAHB Green Building Professional of the Year
2009 International Builders Show

NAHB National Green Building Awards Finalist
2006 & 2007 Custom Home of the Year

Custom Home Pacesetter Award
2006 NAHB Custom Builder Symposium

National Aging-in-Place Design winner
2005 International Builders Show

“50 Best Builders to Work for in America”
02 & ‘03, Professional Builder Magazine.

Green Building Advisor, contributing editor
Fine Homebuilding Magazine, contributor
NAHB University of Housing, trainer
HBA-DOC High Performance Building Council

Michael: Master Certified Green Professional ‘10
Certified Graduate Builder ‘07
B.A. Dartmouth College ‘78
New School for Democratic Management ‘80
NAHB University of Housing
(Universal Design, Business Management)

M Arch, NC State School of Design



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