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John Garlow is founder and president of EcoMod Structures. He's passionate about quality, yet recognizes the need to replace the opulence of "McMansions" with functional and comfortable homes that are sustainable. Using his experience building custom timber frame homes for thirty years, he's now pledged to help new homebuyers live green within their means. Our corporate mission is to build green homes with high-quality materials and craftsmanship while keeping costs affordable. EcoStructures are designed to sell at $150-$175 per square foot or about $70,000 per module.


John Garlow, owner of Post and Beam Factory and Eco Structures, studied Architecture and Engineering at Harvard. In college he travelled around the world, seeing life in other cultures, bringing him to a sense of connection and responsibility to our planet and its citizens. For many years, building with locally milled timbers and passive solar design brought that satisfaction, but with the increased urgency of global climate change, he has made a commitment to build efficiency and sustainability into every part of every home he builds.

John the builder
green beginnings
Post and Beam construction
house at Cheat lake
Charlie Garlow
Dave Garlow

John's brother Charlie is a partner and inspiration for EcoMod. As a lawyer in Washington, DC for the EPA, and former employee of Ralph Nader, his favorite activity is cracking down on air polluters.

John's brother Dave, a Vanderbilt Phd of Economics in NYC, contributes a voice of reason to the EcoMod project.

2ndfloor cheat lake house

The last large timberframe home John built prior to beginning EcoStructures is still for sale at Cheat lake in Morgantown and can attest to the craftsmanship and sustainable

cheat lake house

practices of even his large homes. A 6-bedroom, 4.5 bath, 4487sq ft structure, it would make an excellent Bed&Breakfast as it overlooks Cheat Lake. It is brokered by LONG & FOSTER REAL ESTATE, INC. You can call John Garlow or John Macy to tour it.
Email: john.macy@lnf.com
Phone: 301-334-9777