Professional Team

Isaac Savage – Founder and President – Isaac Savage, company owner, President and Certified Energy Manager, has been in the building performance retrofit industry since 2002, when he founded TEP’s sister company, Home Energy Partners. Isaac has served on the board of the WNC Green Building Council and the Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment for the City of Asheville, NC. Isaac serves as technical director of The Energy Partners and travels nationwide to provide and develop training courses on building performance topics, strategies, and associated certification programs.

Dick Olsen – COO – Joining the company in 2007 to manage overall operations, Dick is a 34-year veteran of the construction and real estate development industries. Most recently Dick has been responsible for guiding the company into new ESCO and Performance Contracting markets.  He has been directly responsible for the construction of over 2500 single-family homes, 4200 apartment units and 500,000 sf of commercial building. In 2006, Dick sold a 4600-unit portfolio of apartment properties in Atlanta andTampa that his partnership had acquired, renovated, leased up and managed. Dick is a graduate of theUniversity ofTennessee and is a guest editorial writer for numerous trade and consumer publications.

Tom Smith – Production Manager – Tom provides on-site management for major projects and directs, through crew leaders, the implementation of all other company projects. He has a successful 15-year track record in the construction industry and serves as a highly involved teacher and mentor for all company production personnel. Tom has managed in excess of $10M in weatherization and building performance projects.

Robert Price – Special Projects Division Manager – ESCO and Institutional – Robert manages Building Performance Partners, a department of HEP and created to serve the increasing company demand for ESCO related services. He is an experienced building performance contractor and holds a HERS Rater certification. He is the direct liaison between client, company, building science team and production staff.


Production Staff – Field management and production crews are experienced, factory-trained installers of all products represented. Using state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date technology all projects are scheduled, executed and inspected to comply with strict performance standards.