Home Performance NC has a very personal beginning.
In the early 2000′s, Mark Bashista, our lead auditor and owner, had started a business that renovated historic properties in central North Carolina. These homes were beautiful, fascinating, filled with history…and filled with leaks! They weren’t built to be heated the way we heat our homes today: with central heat and air This was a challenge to Mark: how to remain true to the historical nature of the house but to provide modern conveniences that today’s homeowners expect.
Mark was truly put to the test when he purchased a gorgeous old, somewhat rustic Carolina farmhouse for his own family. Built in 1915, the house’s walls and ceilings were paneled with individual boards – bead boards – milled from the woods on the property. Installing central heat and air in a home whose walls and ceilings were made up of original, unsealed bead board was a lesson to Mark on how to waste energy and money! A lesson he had to learn quickly. He took what he learned from his own home, those he worked on for others, retrained and became fully licensed and certified, and started Home Performance NC.
Mark Bashista, the owner of Home Performance NC, Inc., is a certified RESNET® HERS rater, a Green Rater, and a BPI Analyst, an NAHB verifier, as well as a Licensed General Contractor. He can perform energy audits for homes and businesses, Energy Star ratings on new or existing construction, verify Green Homes according to NAHB standards, and manage home renovations, improvements, or weatherization projects as well. He and his team have 9+ years experience with projects in many areas of central North Carolina including Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Cary, Durham, Siler City, Sanford, Carrboro, Apex and the areas in between! Local references are available, and he takes pride in being a helpful, responsible, honest, and responsive contractor to his clients. Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)360-1570.
Adrienne Bashista, co-owner of Home Performance NC, Inc. is our Education and Communications Director. She performs consumer-oriented workshops about energy efficiency and is happy to speak to any group, club, or organization who will have her. She also writes the blog on Home Performance NC and pens the newspaper column, “Dear Mr. Energy.”As blogger, she is writing primarily as a homeowner and consumer, and although her partner is trained in energy audits and safety standards, she is not. This blog is from the perspective of an ordinary person who is interested in saving energy for two main reasons: first, to save money, and second, to help conserve the natural resources we have left in this world. Adrienne can be reached at email@example.com or (919)360-7073.
We hope this never happens, but if you have an issue with Home Performance NC and would like to know our official complaint process as members of RESNET, please click here to read Home Performance NC’s complaint resolution process. As RESNET-HERS raters we are obligated to post this. Of course, we hope your first step is to contact us directly!
We would highly recommend an energy audit by Home Performance NC, Inc., The audit conducted by Mark Bashista, HERS certified professional is very thorough, and the report he provides is easy to understand. The good news is that we can complete a lot of the improvements ourselves, thus saving money while immediately recouping savings on our heating and cooling bills.It was also reassuring to know that our HVAC Duct work has no leaks, and our system is operating at high efficiency.
–Christopher & Deborah Baker