Shelby R. Mowrey has joined Pepper Viner Homes as their Operations Administrator. Ms Mowrey has extensive experience in management and construction management, including being a new home builder in Fairbanks, Alaska and serving as the Chief Financial Officer for a multi-million dollar internet company. Ms Mowrey’s extensive experience also includes being a business manager for the largest independent retailer in California, overseeing contract compliance for an electrical firm and serving as controller for a Phoenix area outdoor remodeler. Bill Viner, Pepper Viner CEO, lauded the depth and breadth of Ms Mowrey’s experience saying, “It is unusual to find a person with Shelby’s experience in finance, administration and construction.  It will give her, and us, a unique perspective on our operations as we continue to build and grow in our hometown.”  

Pepper Viner Homes has named Joe Russell the General Project Manager, overseeing the construction at all of their new home communities, according to Bill Viner, CEO.  “Joe brings us superior building acumen and knowledge,” Viner said. A Tucson native, Russell is following in his family’s footsteps.  The family has been building homes in Tucson since 1948 and Russell worked in the company learning every aspect of home building.  He worked as a crew foreman in metal framing for six years before joining Pepper Viner.  He started with Pepper Viner in 2004 as an assistant Project Manager and earned a promotion to Project Manager within his first three months with the company. “When Pepper Viner finds an individual like Joe who has exceptional building and interpersonal skills, we want to promote them and keep them as part of our team,” said Bill Viner, CEO.  “We are very proud that Joe has taken this role in our company as we position ourselves for future growth.”  

Treasa Jones has been promoted to the position of Controller for Pepper Viner Management.  An Arizona native, Jones earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Human Resources at the University of Phoenix.   Employed with Pepper Viner since 2001, Jones has worked as a member of their accounting staff, focusing on the Commercial Division and Human Resources. “We are very pleased to have Treasa fill this new position with our Management Company.  She provides a thorough knowledge of both the best accounting practices and our company philosophy as we look to future growth,” said Bill Viner, CEO. Jones is also a graduate of Arizona Western College in Yuma, Az and Lamson College in Mesa, Az majoring in Accounting.  “I am excited for the new opportunities and challenges at Pepper Viner Management as we continue to strategically seek out our future direction,” Jones concluded.  

Bill Viner, Pepper Viner Homes CEO, has announced that Chad Williams has taken the position of Director of Operations for the community home builder.  “Chad has worked with us since 2004 and is well versed in purchasing, sales, accounting and customer service as well building science,” Bill Viner, CEO said.  “He has previously served as a Project Manager and as our General Project Manager and Safety Officer.” “It is an exciting time for Pepper Viner Homes and I am very pleased to work towards our future growth in this new position,” Williams said.  Williams graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Winthrop University in South Carolina and moved to Tucson from Savannah, Georgia.  

Being nimble and flexible is playing a big role in how homebuilders can endure or, even, prosper in today’s housing market. Pepper Viner Homes, a three-time Southern Arizona Home Builder of the Year, is using diversification as the key to making changes that will keep them profitable in both the short and long term. Most recently, they have announced the opening of a remodeling, renovation and restoration division. “The current climate for new home construction has been an impetus for many homebuilders, including Pepper Viner Homes, to move in different directions,” says Bill Viner, CEO. “While our industry has taken a tremendous hit, we all may emerge as stronger and more multifaceted companies.”

The green building movement is targeting a goal once thought virtually unattainable: zero net energy use.

While the trend is nascent, dozens of “net zero” and “near net zero” developments — projects designed to use only about as much power from the public grid as they can save or produce on their own — have sprung up across the U.S. over the past five years.