Gene Myers More about Gene Myers Gene Myers is the owner and CEO of Thrive Home Builders. By virtue of our unprecedented six-in-a-row Grand Awards for Housing Innovation from the United States Department of Energy, Thrive is among the nation’s foremost builders of high performance homes. Every Thrive home is built Zero Energy Ready, LEED Certified, and Thrive is Denver’s largest builder of EPA Indoor airPLUS-qualified homes. Although Thrive ranks 140 on Professional Builder Magazine’s Housing Giants Rankings and operates in the Denver market amongst fourteen of the top twenty homebuilders on the list, Professional Builder Magazine named Thrive Home Builders their 2017 Builder of the Year. Gene’s career in urban development spans over 30 years - from a Civil Engineer in the U.S. Peace Corps in the early 1970’s to starting his own homebuilding company in the early 1990’s. Gene is known as an advocate for smart growth and affordable housing. He frequently speaks locally and nationally on these topics.