CA Lic.# 514093

March 2021
We Have Over 31 Years of Experience Specializing In:

• Design-Build Remodeling
• Kitchens
• Bathrooms
• Additions
• Whole House Remodels
• Green Building
• Custom Cabinetry
• Home Automation
• Window Coverings
• And More!

What Our Clients Say

"I hired Daniel Mackey for two different interior construction projects. They were right on time, and took care of ALL the small details that most people do not notice. They were flexible, professional and extremely nice."

- Gus Kambeitz

"We have worked with several contractors over the course of our 30 years as home owners. None has come close to the professionalism and quality of design Daniel Mackey Construction offered us on our recent remodeling project. Most contractors leave you with a sense that a shoe will drop and it does, but with Dan and Debbie there are no surprises, and that is extremely comforting."

- Lucy Helveston

"This review is over due. Dan had remodeled both our bathrooms and did a beautiful job on both. He showed us how we could have ADA compliant fixtures without sacrificing style. Both rooms continue to receive compliments. Dan has has also squeezed us in for occasional small jobs like installing a ceiling fan and collapsing stairway to access the attic. When he is too busy, he finds us excellent subcontractors! You will never have an issue with his quality."

- Maggie Brady

Daniel Mackey Construction, Inc. Uses the Latest Green Remodeling Techniques

Dan Mackey is a Certified Green Building Professional and has been instrumental in developing a green building education program for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. All of Dan's construction projects involve green remodeling techniques to provide the healthiest and most comfortable environment possible for his clients. Green remodeling focuses on indoor air quality, energy conservation, resource conservation, reduced material waste, and the use of products that are better for the environment (and for people) and is just the right thing to do. So when you work with Daniel Mackey Construction, you can be assured of the health and safety of your family members throughout the project.


7 Major Green Remodeling Myths

If you are thinking of remodeling your home, the thought of making the house more environmentally friendly will have occurred to you. You may be on the fence about going in for a Green Remodel because of the all costs, limitations and problems you have been told are associated with it. The negatives are simply myths, nothing else and debunking them will take just a few minutes of your time.

Myth 1 – Green Remodeling Costs More

Green products used to be expensive, but with increasing demand and supply, the prices have dropped. A green remodeling professional will be able to give you detailed cost comparisons. Another point to keep in mind is that green homes are energy efficient. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, “the typical household spends about $2,150 a year on residential energy bills. LEED-certified homes can save 30-60 percent on those bills.” Even if the initial costs are slightly more, the savings in utility costs over time will more than compensate for any additional expense. Federal, state and local agencies are offering all kinds of grants and incentives to people who make their homes green. Check with your local authorities – the incentives and grant amounts may surprise you.

Myth 2 – There Are Few Green Material Choices

This was true years ago, but again, times have changed. There are now a vast amount of green materials available including flooring, siding, flooring, roofing and more. In fact, using green materials may offer a wider range of choices, in some areas, than using traditional materials.

Myth 3 – Green Materials Are Coarse And Ugly

The boom in green building has made manufacturers up the levels of sophistication and finesse in their products. Green materials are today as refined, elegant, attractive as traditional materials.

Myth 4 – Green Materials Are Not Durable

Being green means using sustainable materials and resources. Any material with a short life span is not green because replacing it frequently means using extra materials, energy and resources. Green materials are not only as long-lasting as conventional ones, they often last longer. For example, a granite countertop will last longer than a synthetic one; natural linoleum can last for up to 40 years while vinyl typically lasts for around 20 years.

Myth 5 – To Make A House Green Everything Must Be Replaced

This is completely wrong. Going green is being eco-friendly. Replacing, transporting, installing and disposing of discarded materials all use energy and resources. If a floor can be refinished, why replace it? That will not be green. What does need to be replaced is old equipment and appliances that consume a lot of energy.

Myth 6- Green Building Is A Fad That Will Fade Away

The proof of this being completely wrong lies in the exponential growth of green building. From climate change to energy conservation and caring for the environment, these are issues that are increasing in importance. They will not fade away and neither will the need and demand for green building materials and technologies.

Myth 7 – Green Homes Are Difficult To Sell

This myth is based on the assumption that green building and remodeling is more expensive than conventional methods and materials so the selling prices have to be high. This is the first myth we debunked. In addition, the U.S. Green Building Council says that “more than half of consumers rank green and energy-efficiency as top requirements for their next homes.” The Council goes on to say “Green homes sell at higher prices and faster than comparable, conventional homes. In 2011, the Earth Advantage Study found that, on average, green-certified, new homes sold for 8 percent more than non-certified green homes. Additionally, resale prices of existing green homes were about 30 percent more than conventional homes.”

Green Remodeling Is Here To Stay

Going green should be part of your remodeling project. It is cost-effective, offers a variety of style, material and technology options, and will give you a house that you can be comfortable in and be proud of owning. And, of course, you will have helped the environment.

At Daniel Mackey Construction we have been building Bay Area dream homes for decades and we know that making a dream home a green home makes it the perfect home. Contact us to get all the information you need on the many benefits of green remodeling.

2593 Hebron Ave, San Jose, CA 95121 | P: 408-274-6060 | F: 408-274-6799 |