Preferred Contractors

The following participating contractors in central Virginia have been thoroughly vetted by LEAP to ensure that their workmanship and business practices meet the highest standards in the industry. They have been pre-qualified for our residential programs and have signed a contract for services which stipulates the insurances they are required to carry, customer service expectations, and references.

Central Virginia

Insulation, Air Sealing, and Weatherization

‚Äʬ†Creative Conservation

‚Äʬ†Weatherseal Insulation

Heating & Cooling

‚Äʬ†Airflow Systems, Inc.

‚Äʬ†Albemarle Heating & Air

‚Äʬ†Comfort Source

‚Äʬ†Duct-Rite Mechanical

‚Äʬ†Mack Morris Heating & AC

General Contractors

‚ÄĘ Johnson Custom Windows and Doors

‚ÄĘ Robertson Renovations


‚ÄĘ Altenergy

‚ÄĘ Sigora Solar

Northern Virginia

EDGE Energy

EDGE Energy is a licensed, insured, and bonded performance-based contractor in (DC, VA, and MD) incorporating green building standards during energy-saving installations for home and business owners. Our special focus is Deep-Energy Retrofit projects (DERs) involving energy audits, air-sealing and insulation, solar PV and solar hot water, geo-thermal, and advanced HVAC systems. Our installation crews, energy consultants, and Quality Assurance staff are all EDGE employees who are highly trained under numerous building science, weatherization, and renewable energy designations (e.g. BPI, NABCEP, RESNET, CETEC, and NAHB). Our Company started in 2006 with 2 employees and has managed to grow substantially over the past 7 years, now employing 24 people in 3 states. As a core value to our customer service philosophy, we post-test 100% of our jobs and always assist homeowners with their tax credits and utility grant and rebate paperwork ‚Äď just trying to make ‚Äúgoing green‚ÄĚ a little easier. Toll free: 888-586-3343.

Home Energy Medics

Home Energy Medics is a highly respected, full service home performance company, conducting energy audits and performing improvements such as air sealing, duct sealing, insulation, and HVAC system modifications. Our energy audits for homes and commercial buildings find the
source of problems such as cold/hot rooms, high utility bills, and allergies or other health issues. Home Energy Medic’s team of certified building science experts and skilled professionals work closely with our clients to prioritize and fix these problems with cost effective solutions that also reduce carbon footprint. We arrive on time; we take time to listen; we regularly communicate via phone and email with
our clients throughout the whole process; we treat our clients’ home as we would our own; and we follow up after the work to ensure complete client satisfaction. You’ve got a problem? We’ve got the prescription!

McCrea Heating & Air

McCrea is a 75-year-old HVAC company that has serves both the Northern and Central Virginia regions. McCrea provides the best products and services to our customers. With over 75 years of working experience we are the experts in heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality. McCrea covers all areas of HVAC needs such as new construction, engineering, renovation, service, geothermal, maintenance, or
system replacement if you have any HVAC need we can help. Our motto is ‚Äúquality service the first time every time that is the McCrea way.‚ÄĚ

The Fifth Fuel

Why choose The Fifth Fuel? With over 40 years of combined experience in the industry, we’re not new to energy conservation and building science. Our team receives ongoing training to stay on top of building science innovations. We are qualified to perform even the most complicated diagnostic testing on your home or business. The Fifth Fuel will come to your building site, existing home or commercial space
and perform a complete inspection to determine where your building is losing energy, then prepare for you a detailed plan of what is available to maximize you energy dollars. Our team is continually being trained in the building science innovation. Our team is both BPI (Building Performance Institute) and HERS (Home Energy Rating System) certified. 877.5TH.FUEL (877.584.3835) E-mail:

The Home Energy Detective

Since 2007 The Home Energy Detective, Inc. has been leading the way in the Home Performance industry. We apply the latest and most up to date building science practices in an effort to educate homeowners on how to improve their homes in several different areas: Comfort, Health, Safety, and energy efficiency. In 2011 The Home Energy Detective, Inc. reported the most completed jobs and the most jobs that saved more than 20% in energy savings for the Northern Virginia Home Performance with energy Star Program. We offer a full home energy audit and we write a report and itemized list of recommended repairs while we are with the homeowner. All reports are delivered on the spot so that the homeowner has the opportunity to have all of their questions answered.

Airflow Systems, Inc.

Airflow Systems, Inc. conducts sophisticated home energy auditing and remediation strategies to reduce utility cost and emissions, and improve the comfort and efficiency of homes. As a fully licensed and insured contractor, Airflow Systems, Inc. and Airflow Home Energy Diagnostics offers a wide array of building services that can lower utility bills and improve the comfort of your home. The following are some of our specialties: high efficient geothermal systems, high quality HVAC systems, indoor air quality filtration systems, mastic sealed duct systems, indoor air quality analysis, home energy audits, home energy leak testing, home air duct leakage testing, and weatherization tips. All of our work is tested upon completion to ensure quality and adhere to the principals of green building. 434.979.4328.

Albemarle Heating & Air, Inc. 

Albemarle Heating & Air, Inc. since 1988, a performance based company dedicated to helping our customers with sincere attention to their needs. We provide solutions for heating and cooling systems, building science, moisture management, indoor air monitoring and testing, system analysis, mold issues, and odor control. Airflow Diagnostics is the home energy assessment arm of our business. We have been HVAC Contractor of the Year 2 years in a row by Charlottesville’s Peoples Choice. We have been ranked in the top 10 companies nationally by our industry peers. Our mission is to keep you healthy, save you money and make you comfortable. We may be reached by calling 434.293.4556. (See their Meet Your Contractors profile)


Altenergy Incorporated designs and installs solar energy systems for municipal, residential, and commercial customers.  Types of solar energy systems include grid tied or off grid, battery backed or Cummins generator assisted photovoltaic systems and solar thermal hot water for domestic, space heating and industrial process heat applications.  We engineer energy systems that meet customer driven requirements, with a focus on providing maximum return on investment by designing alternative energy systems that seamlessly integrate energy production with energy demand, and by reducing energy consumption without lifestyle change requirements.

Altenergy Incorporated has been in business since 2005.  Based in Charlottesville, Va, we also have full design and installation branches in Staunton, Va, and Boise, ID.  We are a Class-A General Contractor with Electrical and Solar contractor licenses, with all needed documentation and insurance to ensure a code-compliant systems eligible for incentive rebate programs.  Our systems are designed by NABCEP certified installers, who have built over 450 solar energy systems.  We are a turnkey system provider. Contact: Paul Risberg or Pattianne Waters  Altenergy Incorporated 434-293-3763

Comfort Source

Comfort Source is a family owned, customer focused Heating & Air Conditioning contractor serving Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. Our commitment is to keeping your home healthy and comfortable while providing solutions to improve your indoor air quality as well as the best products and services for all of your comfort needs. We provide products & services such as: Maintenance, new and replacement systems of all types, duct testing and inspections, duct sealing and replacements, indoor air quality products such as air cleaners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers.

Comfort Source is an American Standard “Customer Care” dealer. We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business¬†Bureau. Let us show you how we can make your home healthier, and your system and ducting more¬†efficient. Make Comfort Source “Your Source for Comfort”. Call 434-975-4328, Email us at¬†

Creative Conservation

Creative Conservation’s goal is to educate homebuilders, homeowners, and commercial contractors on the benefits of insulation and waterproofing systems. We have an excellent¬†combination of product knowledge, construction experience, and reliability to help design the best insulation package for you. Creative Conservation was founded in 1981, serving Central Virginia with cutting edge insulation and waterproofing technology. As a fully licensed and insured contractor in the Charlottesville area, we serve homeowners, homebuilders and commercial contractors. We offer insulation packages designed for the most energy efficient home. Our services include conditioned crawls & attics and basement waterproofing. We also perform comprehensive energy audits, including blower door testing, thermal imaging and an in‚Äźdepth report explaining all improvements that can be made to improve energy performance in their home. We are accredited, certified and/or members of LEAP/LEED, BPI, Abaa, NARI, ICAA, Bayer, ICYNENE, NCFI, Insulate America and Earth Craft of Virginia. Call us today: Toll Free 1‚Äź800‚Äź798‚Äź1127 or 434‚Äź878‚Äź3227. Email any questions or requests for information to Our Sales staff will assist you through design construction and completion of every job.

Duct-Rite Mechanical  

Duct-Rite Mechanical is your complete source for all your cooling, heat pumps, air conditioning, HVAC maintenance, systems repair, replacement and installation concerns. We¬†are proud to be a Trane Comfort Specialist, the highest standing that can be earned as an independent Trane dealer.¬†We are very proud of this¬†achievement , and we are fully committed to the customer’s satisfaction. Contact us at(540) 948.4116 /¬†

Johnson Custom Windows and Doors

Johnson Custom Windows and Doors specializes in existing home weatherization. We focus on the items of a home where energy loss is the greatest: insulation, windows, doors, garage doors, as well as siding, gutters, and roofing. We have a combined 30 years experience in our business. We work with companies like Albemarle Housing Improvement Program to help and service people who need help in guiding them in the right direction. We are LEED certified in remodeling and HUD workers. We are fully insured and have a Class A License. Our goal is to make sure people invest in the right product and the right company to save the most money on their energy needs. We think our association with the LEAP Program will fit the needs of all. Please call 540-414-5982 or email if we may assist you.

Mack Morris

Mack Morris is a family owned business servicing central Virginia since 1985.  Our goal is to provide the homeowner with best options for home efficiency and comfort.  We are BPI certified for home energy audits as well as NCI certified for performance-based contracting.  This gives us the tools and knowledge to diagnose and provide solutions to poorly performing HVAC systems.  We also perform duct cleaning and sealing.  We are an award winning dealer from two of the major manufactories in our industry.   We also do geothermal and use Climate Master Equipment.  We are ready to service you and can be reached by the web at or by phone at 434-979-7129.

Robertson Renovations

Robertson Renovations Inc. is a quality conscious and environmentally responsible building contractor.  We hold a class A building license in the state of Virginia.  We have been in business in the Charlottesville area for 10+ years. We specialize in remodeling, new additions and energy retrofitting existing homes. As a certified, responsible contractor with LEAP, our job is to over- see and work closely with other trades, such as HVAC, Insulation, and window and door companies to list a few. Our company finds that LEAP is a relevant and forward thinking concept and organization.  As such we are extremely proud to be part of this program that helps to safe guard and preserve the environment through better energy efficient building practices.  We have found that working with LEAP is a win win for everybody. The clients get the best building science practices on the market, combined with rebates from local and state government as well as on going energy savings. Robertson Renovations takes seriously the role of the certified, responsible contractor,  implementing and overseeing the recommendations enumerated in all home energy assessments. Contact James Robertson, or 434-531-7363.

Sigora Solar

Sigora is a rapidly growing solar installation company headquartered in Waynesboro, VA and founded in April of 2011 by Andy Bindea, soon joined by Shawn Cooke. Sigora has completed thirty-eight projects on time and on budget, a total $1.6 million in total project value, proving the viability of alternative energy in Central Virginia.

Sigora owes its success to its core mission: providing service to customers and our region. Our values are manifest in our process, materials, and community leadership. We offer fair prices and comprehensive support, source our materials ethically, and embrace our responsibility to reinvest in Central Virginia. Contact us at 540-949-6553 or

Weatherseal Insulation

Weatherseal Insulation is a locally owned and operated business serving the needs of the Charlottesville area for over 30 years. We offer smart solutions for improving your home’s energy efficiency using the best information, equipment and materials available. As both Building Analysts and Building Envelope Specialists we are proud to have met the rigorous standards required for certification by the Building Performance Institute. As a full service insulation company our product line includes all available materials including sprayed foam, cellulose and fiberglass allowing us to choose the best option for every job. Our installers are full time employees of the company and are among the most experienced in the industry, ensuring quality, professional workmanship. Looking beyond insulation we also specialize in advanced air sealing, crawl space encapsulation and full home energy audit services. Call 434.974.1818.