I began painting houses professionally in 2008 after noticing a need for affordable, environmentally responsible painting services. Some painting companies cut costs by disregarding environmental impact. I stick to a client’s budget while also factoring in sustainability, public health and community responsibility. Harmony Haus is fully insured and certified by the EPA to comply with all lead-safety standards.
My commitment to being eco-conscious starts well before I arrive at your home. If the job is close enough, I’ll travel by bicycle with a trailer in tow. So far, I can haul up to 300 pounds of ladders, paints and supplies.
Harmony Haus takes part in a number of annual environmental events, including Green America’s Green Festival at Navy Pier, Evanston Green Living Festival, and the Going Green Matters in Wilmette, and it was the only painting company invited to join the Uncommon Ground Farmers Market and the Edgewater GRalley.
As a local volunteer, I lead a team every spring and fall to clean Evanston-area beaches with the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and I’ve represented the I-GO Car sharing program at events around the Chicago area.
Environmental Stewardship Award
Presented by the Evanston Environment Board to citizens showing outstanding environmental achievement, I received this award in 2008 for “environmental leadership in reducing indoor toxins one house at a time.”
Business Alliance for a Sustainable Evanston, December 2011
Featured member Q&A.
American Painting Contractor magazine, April 2011
A two-page Q&A in which I reveal my first painting job and strangest painting project.
Apartment Therapy, August 2009
A nice write-up of Harmony Haus with project photos.
I-Go Car Sharing, April 2009
Member newsletter highlighting some of I-Go’s most eco-conscious members.
Crave Chicago: An Urban Girl’s Manifesto
Featured in the first edition printing of this handy guidebook for Chicago living.