Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Brian Baker

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Brian Baker, 34
Owner, VP, marketing and design
Baker Development Group, Studio26 Homes, Renu Building and Energy Solutions, Orefield, Pa.

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Brian Baker

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Brian Baker

July 22, 2011

Brian Baker, 34
Owner, VP, marketing and design
Baker Development Group, Studio26 Homes, Renu Building and Energy Solutions, Orefield, Pa.

EDUCATION
BA, Lehigh University; MArch, University of Maryland

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
LEED AP, Certified Green Professional, Certified Building Analyst, Certified Energy Rater

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Co-founded green, high-performance custom-home design-build firm and green remodeling and energy auditing company at age 28
Built first LEED For Homes Silver-certified home in Pennsylvania and one of the first NAHB National Green Building Program-certified homes in the country
Two-time Green Built Home Award winner (2009, 2010), Lehigh Valley Builders Association
Building Innovation Award, Pennsylvania Builders Association (2007)

OFF THE CLOCK
Fave dish: lobster macaroni and cheese at Ocean in Easton, Pa.
Hobbies include traveling (Hawaii tops destination list), golf, and fantasy sports
Can’t live without his iPhone

SECRET LIFE
Rushed for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore at Lehigh University
Appeared as an extra in the Chris Rock/Bernie Mac movie, “Head of State”
Father helped design line-pipe steel for the Alaskan Pipeline

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