Thursday, March 21, 2019

John Teixeira


John & Eva Teixeira live in Westport, ON and have been actively involved in construction for over 20 years.

Their commitment to excellence in home construction has been recognised by their numerous home builders awards.

Using the best of building materials and the newest of technology Teixeira Construction can build you the quality home you have always dreamed of.

John has been involved in the residential construction industry since 1978 and became a licensed R2000 builder in 1991. He is the recipient of five CMHC Job Site Innovator Awards, including CMHC’s 1992 Regional Innovator of the Year. In 1995, he received the CMHC Ontario Healthy Housing Award and in 2000, at the national level, CMHC officially designated John as a “Healthy Housing Builder”. In 2001, he was officially recognized as an EnviroHome Builder by the Canadian Homebuilders Association.

John is an Ontario licensed Sewage System Designer/Installer. He is also trained in the installation of the Ecoflo Biofiltration Treatment Units. John is a certified Journeyman Carpenter with a comprehensive understanding of residential construction. He has been a pioneer in the use of Preserved Wood Foundations and Insulated Concrete Forms. Since 1994, he has contributed to the development, evolution and integration of three major brands of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), the Legalett Geo-Slab and complimentary intermediate floor systems with in-floor radiant heat.

Between 1996 and 2004, John won five energy efficiency and technical excellence awards from the R2000 program and the Portland Cement Association. In 2009, he won 2nd runner up in the unlimited residential category of the prestigious World of Concrete ICF Awards. He has always been on the leading edge of innovative technology, introducing in-floor heating systems, accessible slab on grade construction, and the application of renewable energy and sustainable building practices to residential projects. John is an international trainer for ICF construction and has his HRAI Certificate in Residential Mechanical Ventilation. He is also a certified hydronic in-floor heating designer and installer.

As past president of the Lanark Leeds Home Builders Association, John has served on several related committees, including the technical committees of:

  • The Lanark Leeds Home Builders Association,
  • The Ontario Home Builders Association,
  • The Canadian Manufactured Housing Association,
  • The Ontario New Home Warranty Program,
  • the Canadian Window and Door Certification Council,
  • The CSA Technical Committee on A23.1/23.2 Concrete Materials and Methods of Concrete Construction/Test Methods and Standard Practices for Concrete,
  • and more recently on the CMHC Net Zero Selection Committee.

He has also served on the Planning Advisory Committee for the Municipality of Rideau Lakes.

In the last fifteen years, John has been quoted, or written about in several publications including Homes and Cottages Magazine, The Ottawa Citizen, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Brockville Recorder and Times, The Review Mirror, as well as other local construction related publications around his home base of Westport, Ont

In addition, John co-hosted the Saturday morning call-in show, “All About the House on 101.1 FM and currently appears as a regular expert guest on “All about the Houseon Lake 88.1 FM out of Perth.

Currently he continues to operate his custom home-building business, Teixeira Construction Inc. In addition he promotes and sells several advanced building products under the business name of ICF Rideau.

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