Live from the RESNET Conference in North Carolina

| February 23, 2010

This week I am at the RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) Conference in North Carolina, where there are over 900 attendees at this 3 day event. If anyone questioned whether the Residential Energy market was growing or not, they need look no further than this conference.  There are 900+ attendees this year, and that number [...]


New Home Permits & Prices Continue to Rise

| February 17, 2010

Here is an article released today by the Homebuilder’s Association of Greater Cincinnati with more good news about the economic recovery: Monthly New Home Permits/Prices Rise  CINCINNATI – Single family building permits were up 19 percent in January, compared to the same month in 2009, reports the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati (HBA). There [...]


Tax Credits & Rebates for Energy Efficient Improvements to Your Home

| February 16, 2010

Did you know each state has been allocated funding to offer rebates on energy efficient appliances when you replace an older appliance in your existing home? For instance, Kentucky will offer up to a $400 rebate when you install a new geothermal heat pump, while Ohio will offer up to $100 when you buy a [...]


A Northwind Update

| February 10, 2010

As so often occurs in the construction industry, our brand new model home is a bit behind schedule because the construction of the vacant lots took a bit longer than anticipated.  But have no fear! We are now applying for permits for our brand new Salvadore model home, coming this spring to our Northwind community [...]


10 things to have in a new home

| February 8, 2010

I was reading and article from Builder magazine over the weekend that published results from a recent survey on what buyers found to be important features to have in a new home. Not to my surprise did kitchens and master baths top out the list. However, there is a greater presence this past year on [...]

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About the authors

Carolyn Rolfes is the President of Potterhill Homes. And she's also a Rolfes - as in daughter of Dan Rolfes, the infamous Red Tag Man of Holiday Homes. So what does that say about Carolyn and who she is? Plenty. When you grow up the daughter of man who does commercials in his red underwear, you have no choice but to have a great sense of humor and humility from a very young age. Carolyn and Dan founded Potterhill Homes in 2001 and she has grown it to be one of the most successful home builders in Cincinnati. Home building is in her blood and she has a keen awareness of what consumers look for in a new home and how to deliver value at all levels. And while we don't make Carolyn dress up in green underwear for our commercials, we bet she would if we asked!