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Grace Covington, CEO of Covington Homes, is a fourth-generation Coloradoan. Having worked in various homebuilding, contracting, and construction companies from privately held commercial contractors and builders to the top 10 national publicly traded homebuilding firms, she has found her favorite place to finish out her career: as a businesswoman. Grace leads the overall company operations, land acquisition & development, marketing, procurement, and the Leadership Team. She also designs and decorates model homes exclusively for Covington Homes, so when you visit the models, you feel right at home.


Locations: Colorado
Grace and Ron Covington, partners and long-time real estate professionals, continue to bring beautiful and exceptionally well-built homes and communities to Colorado Springs and El Paso County with the hard work and dedication of their award-winning team. Covington Homes is the proud St Jude Dream Home Builder of Southern Colorado, building a home at zero cost to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year, and helping raise over $8.2 million for St Jude.

In this month’s feature, we asked Covington Homes CEO Grace Covington to share some insight on building HERS® homes for their customers.

Q: What is special about a HERS® Rated home?

A: Grace: A HERS-rated home provides peace of mind in knowing that Covington Homes is committed to building a high-performance home that creates a safe, beautiful, and efficient environment for your family.

Q: Why should consumers ask for the HERS® Index Score on homes they are shopping for?

A: Grace: This information [the HERS® Index Score] ensures that your home has been inspected by a third-party inspection company. A team of certified energy raters and building consultants who independently review the home and provide a Home Energy Rating Certificate and scorecard.

Q: Why does Covington Homes choose to have their homes HERS® Rated?

A: Grace: A HERS-rated home provides our home buyers with the benefits of predicted energy savings and a reduction of pollutants. Covington Homes is committed to building energy-efficient homes in all of our communities.

Q: Why consumers should expect energy-efficient homes?

A: Grace: All builders claim to be energy efficient, however, Covington Homes goes above and beyond in adding additional features to the home to provide a scorecard to our home buyers on the home’s energy efficiency performance.

Q: How many homes does Covington Homes build with HERS® per year?

A: Grace: All Covington Homes are tested and certified to meet the requirements of a HERS-rated home, and we are proud to be an energy-efficient & Energy Smart builder for over a decade.

Q: How do you market HERS® Rated homes?

A: Grace: Covington Homes proudly displays HERS ratings in our models for customers to see. Our professional staff makes a point to explain what this means as a benefit to our potential homeowners. We also discuss the benefits of a HERS-rated home at every home buyer closing.

Q: How do your customers feel about HERS® Rated homes?

A: Grace: Our customers and Realtors are very happy to know that every Covington Home built has the energy features included to meet the requirements and be designated a HERS-rated home. This provides our home buyers peace of mind that they have made the right decision in purchasing a Covington Home.