Richard Grebe is the President and CEO of Handcraft Homes, LLC. His interest in the environment began at an early age. He studied marine, hydrogeological and environmental sciences in high school and college (Stony Brook University, NY, and University of Arizona, 1979-1987). He concurrently continued home-building and contracting practices during mid 1980’s until receiving B.S. degree in Water Resources, from State University of New York at Oneonta in 1992.

Richard then became an environmental consultant to U.S. EPA (Superfund Technical Assistance and Response Team) from 1993 to 2002. Following are some of the sites he worked at to name a few;
    ► U.S. Air Force (Air Force Base Closure Agency),
    ► NYC School Construction Authority,
    ► NYC Water Supply System,
    ► Various NY town-operated landfills,
    ► Petroleum tank assessment and remediation in Mid-Atlantic Region.

During his tenure as an environmental consultant Richard developed specialties in water supply quality assessment, contamination remediation, and assessed hazardous waste contamination pathways into building structures. He was also certified as a 40-hour OSHA/HAZWOPER in 1993.

Richard became junior partner, VP and Building Site Project Manager, of Handcraft Homes, LLC, earning a Virginia State Class-A Contractor’s License in 2002. He Co-founded the company based on a structural soundness and aesthetic design that demanded superior quality and workmanship, incorporated healthy house practices and energy efficient systems, and provided ergonomic functionality, comfort and value. Richard was trained by Earth Craft House in  2009.

Richard's hobbies include organic gardening, coaching and playing lacrosse. He currently serves as volunteer coach to Deep Run High School Varsity Lacrosse Club (2008-2009). Richard resides in Goochland County with his wife Diane and his daughter Valyn.