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Julie Groth

Julie Groth

Julie Groth is a building contractor and teacher with 20 years of experience in the residential construction industry.  Her specialty is the renovation of old houses. Her post-Katrina renovation of a historic home earned a spot on the Tour of Green Homes at the 2008 NAHB Green Building Conference. Julie also is a CGP “Certified Green Professional” through NAHB.

Julie has also worked with Habitat for Humanity and taught through 2 universities. The “Sophie the Riveter” class offered through Tulane University focused on the empowerment of women and construction training.  She participated in various green building, energy efficiency and best practices topics through LSU Ag Center.

However, a defining moment in her career occurred one day after a client came back from shopping for doors and said that she felt “lost and stupid”.  Homeowners all too often struggle through the process of building or remodeling their home. She knew that there had to be a better way.  She created Builder In Your Pocket as a place to help empower homeowners who were building or remodeling their home.  Knowledge is power.


Paul LaGrange

Paul LaGrange

Paul LaGrange is an energy efficiency consultant with over 20 years of building experience. He is now strictly a consultant and he is dedicated to educating builders and homeowners about the importance of energy efficiency and proper installation techniques in a hot humid climate. Paul is a certified RESNET energy rater and a Green Building verifier. To find out more about LaGrange Consulting:

Office: 985-845-2148
Fax: 985-845-2103

Paul says, “Including energy efficiency in your building plans is one of the best investments you can make in your new home. Lagrange Consulting is fully committed to ensuring that those energy efficient features are installed properly so that your home can perform at the highest level possible.”


From time to time, we will post articles by guest bloggers. These articles have be reviewed and approved by Julie.


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Mary Ehrett October 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

I had my house on piers insulated with Icynene (open cell foam) last Dec. I also had my hardwood floors coated with a new coat of polyurethane a few months ago. My floors have started buckling! A plumber found I had a broken drain pipe under the kitchen sink but that was 8 ft away and there was no water under the house. He also noticed that the insulation job was not finished! There’s almost half of the house not insulated. I’m trying to get the insulator company out here to finish it. What could be causing my floors to buckle? The house was built in the 40’s and I have lived in it for 32 years with no flooring problem. Any suggestions?

Julie October 19, 2010 at 9:23 am

What type of hardwood floors? I assume they are the nail down type?

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