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About Thrive

With 30 years of homebuilding experience, Thrive Home Builders (Thrive) aims “to be a force for good” in the community, and we fundamentally believe in the transformative power of homeownership and the stability that comes with owning a home. Thrive’s building practices have propelled us to become an industry leader for high performance homes that provide the opportunity of homeownership for entry-level, income-qualified homeowners to luxury homebuyers. 

We’re proud to share that Thrive was named the 2022 PCBC Gold Nugget Home of Year for its Vitality home collection and is also the 2021 most energy-efficient production home builder before solar in the US and Canada (Source: RESNET). Thrive homes use innovative building practices that incorporate the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability with the homeowner’s health in mind. Thrive’s Zero Energy Ready Homes are LEED Certified, Energy Star Certified and EPA Indoor airPLUS Certified.

 In combination with its standard practices, Thrive is pushing the boundaries of homebuilding with the Thrive Carbon-Wise building process. Thrive Carbon-Wise focuses on carbon reduction, including both operational carbon, such as the energy use in heating and cooling or lighting in a home, as well as the embodied carbon from the manufacturing of the home’s components.

Thrive also puts an additional emphasis on building healthy homes and is among the nation’s leading healthy home builders as evidenced by numerous Environmental Protection Agency Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards. Thrive is the five-time recipient of the EPA Indoor airPLUS Leader award and has built more homes with the highest of EPA air quality standards than any other home builder in Colorado.

Each Thrive home comes standard with an active radon ventilation system and high capture filtration, exceeding the EPA standards. These practices of building homes with clean indoor air quality improves our homeowner’s daily health and well-being. More than ever, we believe that the air you breathe inside should be as clean as the air you breathe outside.

Thrive’s masterful design and high-functioning homes are redefining everyday living for homeowners and the environment. We take pride in what we do because we know that we are creating neighborhoods and homes for our friends and neighbors.

We invite you to learn more about Thrive’s industry and homebuilding accomplishments by clicking here.

For all media and speaking engagement inquiries, please email media@thrivehomebuilders.com.

We will respond to all inquiries within two business days.

Thrive Leadership

Stephen

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff

Chief Financial Officer

Bill

Chief Operating Officer

Gene

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Stephen Myers, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Myers has been the Chief Executive Officer of Denver-based Thrive Home Builders since 2021. Serving in multiple roles within the company since 2014, he was previously the Chief Operating Officer from 2018 to 2021 and propelled Thrive to win numerous accolades that include being recognized as the 2019 National Housing Quality Silver award winner and the National Housing Quality Bronze award winner the previous year.

Always striving for best-in-class homebuilding practices, Stephen also served as the Vice President for Process Control and Improvement for the company in from 2016 to 2019. In this role, he was tasked with the additional responsibility of implementing organizational change initiatives throughout the company to produce uncompromised energy efficient and healthy home processes. Stephen initially joined Thrive in 2014 to spearhead the Sales and Marketing Department, helping grow revenue an additional 80 percent.

Prior to joining Thrive, Stephen worked in mergers and acquisitions for Dish Network and began his career in communications, marketing and media relations for the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Stephen holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and was named as one of Professional Builder’s “40 Under 40” in 2019.

Jeff Seibold, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Seibold has over 20 years of experience covering all financial aspects of residential homebuilding. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Thrive Home Builders since 2014 and joined Thrive in 2004 working as Thrive’s Director of Accounting and Controller.  Prior to joining Thrive, he was the Controller of a Boulder-based real estate company that managed the acquisition, construction and sale of single-family and multi-family lots and homes. Jeff graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.  He is a CPA licensed in the State of Colorado. Outside of his role at Thrive, Jeff currently serves as a board member for the Lone Tree Arts Center Fund.

Bill Rectanus, Chief Operating Officer

Bill Rectanus stepped into the Chief Operations Officers (COO) role in 2021, following his nine-year tenure as the Vice President of Homebuilding Operations. As the COO, he oversees construction, purchasing, customer service, land development and quality assurance departments. Bill is also responsible for spearheading the implementation of the High Performance Building Initiative at Thrive and its ability to push the boundaries of new energy-efficient systems and building technologies.

Bill has been in the residential construction industry for over 20 years and has supervised the production of large apartment complexes to semi-custom homes. Bill began his building career in the apartment industry with Camden Property Trust before he moved into building single family homes with a local Denver builder. Bill has worked with Thrive for a total of 13 years, working in various roles that included area construction management and project management.

Bill is very active in the Denver homebuilding industry and has served on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and as Chairman of the Flatirons Building Council. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance and serves as the Board President. Bill is also a frequent speaker at many homebuilding industry and energy efficiency conferences.

Gene Myers, Chairman & Chief Sustainability Officer

Gene Myers is the founder of Thrive Home Builders and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to 2021. In late 2021, he transitioned to the Chairman & Chief Sustainability Officer role to focus solely on pushing the boundaries of green design and construction, energy efficiency and healthy production of homes. His innovative and masterful design thinking has resulted in an unprecedented 12 Grand Awards for Housing Innovation from the United States Department of Energy, making Thrive one of the nation’s best builders of energy-efficient homes.

Additional awards and accolades for his innovative design thinking have catapulted Thrive to be named the 2021 RESNET number 1 production builder in the US and Canada for Energy Efficiency for its annual Cross Border Challenge as well as propelled Thrive to receive the Platinum Best in American Living Award from the National Association of Home Builders for its Ultimate ZEN home in the Healthy Home category. Under his leadership, the company was also recognized as Builder of the Year in 2017 by Professional Builder magazine.

Gene is known in the homebuilding industry as an advocate for smart growth and even energy-efficient affordable housing, as he is a frequently requested speaker in the industry at local and national conventions. He has served on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Housing, the Boards of Directors of Denver Civic Ventures Inc., Housing Colorado, Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, Denver’s Housing Task Force, HomeAid Colorado and the Home Builders Foundation. 

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance and the Challenge Foundation.  Gene was recently named Green Builder magazine’s 2021 Sustainability Superhero and he was given the EEBA Legend Award by the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance for his lifetime achievement.

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