CR has a 25-year history of successful industry disruption and new business development for multi-billion dollar construction industries. In 2009, CR joined Meritage Homes as the Vice President of Innovation, where he leads initiatives for performance, materials, and process for High Production Residential Building. As the 7th largest home builder in the U.S., the company has delivered more than 100,000 homes and specializes in high energy performance. The company prides itself on “setting the standard for energy-efficient homes” and is credited as the first home builder to achieve 100% certification to the US EPA’s Energy Star for Homes, the first builder to certify all three US EPA best building practices (Energy Star, Indoor airPLUS, and WaterSense), and the first national production builder to offer Zero Energy Homes. CR earned a BS in Biology / Chemistry, an MS in Environmental Science, an MSE in Chemical and Civil Engineering, and an MA in Philosophy.