Meet Staff

Meet the People who Make it All Happen


Michael Truitt, Business Manager, BS, BPI

Michael has spent the last ten years retrofitting older homes in Colorado, with a focus on energy efficiency. Before that he spent 10 years remodeling upscale homes in Northern Virginia. He holds a degree in Business and Finance from George Mason University and plans to earn an MBA from CSU in the near future. Michael is also the founder of San Juan Youthworks, a wilderness and vocational training program for low-income at-risk youth in Southern Colorado, In his free time Michael likes to spend time with his family in the
outdoors. Email:


Don Schiller,BA, Project Manager, Building Analyst Professional -BPI

Don recently relocated to the great state of Colorado. He comes to us from Annapolis, Maryland where he and his wife, Nancy, have lived for the last ten years. Don’s passion is creating stained
glass windows and sustainable living. He wants to educate his clients and show them how they
can conserve energy and reduce their carbon footprint. In his former lives, Don was a teacher,
a father, a coach and a medical equipment salesman. He’s an artist and a retired sailor who is
enjoying his time in the outdoors. Email:


Gail Raspanti, Outreach Coordinator, BS, LEED Green Associate Candidate

Gail recently joined us from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated in May 2010 from Allegheny College with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science. While at school she became very interested in the green building and energy efficiency sector and is continuing her education in this field today. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and kayaking, and coaching youth basketball. Email:


Michael Murphy, Energy Auditor, Grant Writer, BS, BPI, RESNET

Michael has completed over 150 energy audits in the Boulder and Northern Colorado area in the past two years. He started building and remodeling homes at the age of 16 with his grandfather who is a construction supervisor for Habitat for Humanity in Southern Colorado. He attended the University of Northern Colorado where he studied Business Finance and Spanish. After graduating he took an interest in the energy efficiency industry which led him to pursue certifications as both a BPI Building Analyst and RESNET Energy Rater. He has been with This Efficient House since its inception. Email:


Alex Murphy, Lead Retrofitter, BPI, RESNET

Alex has successfully completed over 150 retrofit projects in the past two years, nearly all of which were subject to thorough quality control inspections by the City of Fort Collins Residential Efficiency Program. He started building and remodeling homes with his grandfather when he was 16 years old. In addition he has worked for Habitat for Humanity and Calibre Engineering as an Auto-Cad Technician. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his daughter. Email:


Travis Martin, Mechanical, NATE, Licensed HVAC

Since graduating from a 2-year HVAC program in 2002, Travis has been installing hot-water heaters, high-efficiency furnaces and boilers in Northern Colorado. He is one of the few NATE- certified installers in Northern Colorado. He has completed all required trainings by the City of Fort Collins “HVAC-Select” program and has passed numerous quality assurance inspections for best-practice installations. With over eight years experience in new construction and residential replacement he is at the top of his class.


Reed Davidson, Lead Retrofitter, BS, BPI

Reed is Wyoming born and raised, but moved to Fort Collins in 2005. After earning a BS in Microbiology from the University of Wyoming, he worked for two years as a researcher for UW and New York Universities. He also spent five years in a process development Pilot Plant for a global biopharmaceutical company. In between his endeavors in academic and industry science, he has worked as a carpenter building custom log homes, remodels, and traditional construction. Reed enjoys outdoor sports/activities and is an amateur artist working mostly with wood, metal, and pencil drawing. Email:


Joseph Pickering, Retrofit Specialist, BPI Certified

As one of our most experienced tradesman, “Seph” has completed all types of retrofit work since
joining the company during the fall of 2010 and has completed numerous required trainings for
building envelope projects.

  Jim Danella BS, EIT, BPI Building Analyst

Jim has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California who has lived throughout the world, and knows how buildings need to be constructed to suit different environments. Through a creative approach to building performance he sees that all systems must be evaluated in order to achieve optimal energy efficiency, comfort, & the health and safety of the occupants. Whether working on your dream home in the mountains or your downtown commercial space, Jim believes that the right way to do business is through: Communication, Cooperation, Confidence, & Compassion.

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