About

ESI Builders is a subsidiary of EnergyWise Solutions, Inc. and was formed by Allan, Bob and Dave to fulfill an important need for quality home builders and remodeling services in the Sacramento region.  With a strong and growing referral base, we decided to provide a convenient one-stop option for our clients and focus on combining our key services: quality custom homes and remodels, turnkey client partnering and communication, and energy efficient and environmentally sustainable measures in all we do. Through energy efficient appliances and fixtures, solar power, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, enhanced insulation and sealing, and other construction elements – we go beyond simple code compliance and give you immediate savings and greater sustainability for your new or remodeled home.

All of the design work and construction tasks for our clients are done by or supervised by our highly trained, professional staff.  This not only saves you money, it provides a peace of mind that all of the details are taken care of and the job is being done right – to Perfection. Our service does not stop after we clean up and drive off.  We continue to provide support for any warranty issues that arise and give you administrative support as needed in order to assure you obtain any energy-related tax incentives or rebates. This ‘One call does it all’ philosophy assures that your experience in remodeling or upgrading your home is an enjoyable one.

ESI Builders was formed by professionals with varying backgrounds and a common interest to provide you, our clients, with options to live more comfortably, save money, and enjoy quality homes for many years to come. As our company continues to grow and evolve, the expertise has been quickly growing to include several job foreman, tradesmen, and support staff. In response to our growth, we will continue to hire well-qualified staff and we will remain committed to maintaining a level of quality, attention to detail, and pursuit of perfection.

Our local ownership team includes:

David Sipes – President and CEO – Dave has been building new homes in the Sacramento area for over 25 years with a keen focus on quality construction and energy efficiency. He is passionate about building homes that meet or exceed Energy Star ratings, are of the highest quality and that meet your personal style. Combining his experience as a California licensed B-1 General Contractor with his building science knowledge as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Building Analyst and Envelope professional. He founded EnergyWise Solutions, Inc. and ESI Builders to focus on building and remodeling homes – improving the efficiency, durability and comfort of existing homes – and Dave remains the driving force of quality and responsive service. When not hard at work, Dave volunteers his time coaching athletics to his community’s youth or spending time with his wife and family.

Allan Priest – Vice President – Allan has been working in real estate and residential construction for over 13 years as a licensed California Real Estate Broker and is an experienced investor. After a 21 year environmental consulting career, he has renovated and currently manages several northern California homes and apartments – with a focus on quality and long term performance of each property. He has scoped and managed dozens of remodel and home performance enhancement projects including solar, hot water heaters, insulation, windows, weatherization, pools, and lighting systems. Allan has been Certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) as both a Building Analyst and a Building Envelope Professional. He lives in El Dorado Hills, CA, with his wife and two children – and when not supporting new home construction and remodeling solutions with ESI – he enjoys golf, boating, fishing, and professional sports.

Bob Wellman – Vice President – As a Co-Founder, Bob is the lifeblood of ESI’s business having the role to develop, implement and manage the administrative, marketing, and financial aspects of the Corporation.  As a successful business and tax advisor for decades, Bob spent many years helping local and regional businesses succeed, creating quality-conscious cultures, effectively marketing, and saving time and money through business system integration. Bob has further promoted quality-focus across all of ESI and leads the QA/QC and customer feedback program and financial management of all projects. When Bob is not working hard in support of ESI’s clients – he coaches high school Lacrosse, supports local community organizations, travels, and spends time with his family.