The state of Virginia officially became an EasyLivingHome®affiliate on February 20, 2008, and started their program off with a bang by showcasing their first certified EasyLivingHome® during the annual Dream Home® Tour on March 8-9. The home was built by Stephen Thomas, Virginia’s first member builder of the EasyLivingHome® program. Read an article from the ODC News about the Virginia affiliate and Stephen Thomas’s show house.
The state of Tennessee became our next affiliate on May 2. In preparation for launching the program, five members of the Tennessee coalition met with ELH representatives for a private replication summit on May 2-3, and after two days of extensive training, touring, talking and planning, returned home with excitement and motivation to sign up builders and certify homes. Welcome aboard Virginia and Tennessee!