About Us

Our Business History

Energy-Smart Construction’s contractor/builder John R. Concoby was born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio, to parents of Finnish ancestry. John built his first home when he was 21, after apprenticing to two family friends who were also 100% Finn. Finns are known for quality craftsmanship, and John was taught well. His teachers, both custom homebuilders, would not allow shortcuts or shoddiness of any kind. If his work did not meet or exceed their high standards, he was told to rip it out and begin again. As a result of their caring and training, and his own innate talent and dedication, John still builds with the thought in mind of meeting or exceeding his teachers’ expectations.

John built custom homes in Ohio for a number of years. In 1987, he moved to the Ozarks, where he continues to build custom houses with all of the care and passion instilled in him by his early teachers.

What Makes Us Unique

We invite you to compare our quality. For the exterior envelope of your house we use Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs). We install, over the SIPs, your choice of brick, rock, vinyl, HardiBoard, etc. The engineered panels mean straighter walls and less maintenance, and your home is completed in less time. For the foundation, whether slab or basement, we use Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) for more energy savings and to eliminate moisture so it won’t have that awful moldy smell. Have you ever marveled at the fact that 1/8″ of Styrofoam can keep boiling hot coffee from burning your hand? It is the Styrofoam that makes the SIPs and ICFs so energy-efficient. Your house will also have a Heat Recovery Ventilating System, so you are assured of clean indoor air.

We are members of the Structural Insulated Panel Association. Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free.