home performance to a science
The NorthWest's Leading
Home Performance Contractor
Our Mission: To help customers understand their homes and help build tailored pathways for efficiency, comfort and health.
Revival Energy Group is a home performance contractor servicing the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR area. Our highly trained and certified auditors offer custom solutions that significantly improve the comfort, energy efficiency, health, and safety of your home. Our BPI-certified building analysts and envelope specialists employ a holistic approach to energy efficiency. Our individualized solutions are designed to meet the unique needs of each customer.
Administration & Operations
Jim Ballman | Operations Manager/Owner |
Jim is the heart of our company and is heavily invovled in day-to-day operations. He comes to Revival with 40 years' experience in building high-performance homes and is extremely knowledgeable about construction and business processes. He's your go-to guy for understanding our services and your eligibility for incentives. His goal is to serve your individual needs and to make sure your experience with us is the best it can possibly be. When Jim's not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, and playing golf and cribbage.
Susan Scott | Office Manager |
Susan had an energy analysis done by Revival Energy and was so excited about the change in her home, and so interested in the industry, that she got certified as a building analyst. She comes from an engineering background and is very process-oriented. She handles everything from bookkeeping to using complex energy modeling software for rebates. She also has been trained in using our indoor air monitoring technology. In her off time, she likes hanging out with her family, walking in nature, and knitting.
Robert Brierley | Senior Building Analyst/HVAC Technician |
Robert, an Australian native, is our in-house guru with a background in engineering and construction. He owned Revival for the company's first eight years, when its focus was simply remodeling homes rather than energy performance evaluations. Robert handles everything from information technology and marketing to in-home assessments and heating system design. He's a certified building analyst, envelope professional, heating specialist, and multifamily building analyst. He's also certified for NATE (heating and cooling), and service and installation of gas furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioning systems. He's an expert in thermal imagery, duct testing, and heat pump commissioning for the utilities' requirements regarding PTCS (Performance Testing Comfort Systems), as well as being trained in indoor air monitoring technology. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs or playing golf.
Ben Fish | Building Analyst/Heating Specialist |
Ben is one of our main building analysts and our in-house heating and cooling installation specialist. He has over 10 years' experience in designing and installing high efficiency heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. He's also certified to test duct work and uses our tablet energy modeling software to generate energy usage of homes, calculate heating and cooling, loads and analyze home improvements from a comfort, efficiency, and health point of view. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his son, playing golf, and fishing...and, if he's up to it, an occasional game of soccer.
Construction Crew Members
Meng Lee | Project Manager/Crew Leader |
Meng has worked with Revival for over five years and specializes in creating trusting, respectful relationships with his crew and our customers. Meng, who comes from the remodeling industry, believes that a home ought to be cleaner when we leave than when we arrive. He's a certified air leakage and duct leakage technician through PTCS (Performance Tested Comfort Systems), which means he's a specialist at using blower doors, duct blasters, and thermal cameras in order to find and seal the biggest causes of discomfort and poor air health. When he's not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his daughter, working on his cars, and relaxing.
Curt Meyer | HVAC Technician/Carpenter |
Curt, our "Jack of all trades," has been working with Revival for more than five years and is well- versed in everything from ducting systems to installing ductless heat pumps. He's meticulous and calculated in everything he does. He has a lot of experience in blower door assisted air sealing, installing heating systems, and all-round general construction. He's originally from sunny California, but enjoy hiking adventures in the Great Northwest. He's also an expert woodworker and often works during his time off.