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Jeffrey Dinkle LEED AP, CPHC, CPHD
173 W Wieuca Rd., Suite 202
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

GA License # RLQA 001644
Icon License # RLCO 001471

Jeffrey Dinkle

Jeff brings over two decades of experience in sustainable construction and renovation to his board service at the National Passive House Alliance. Founder and owner of Eco Custom Homes and its parent company ICON Development Corporation, Jeff has become a recognized leader in Atlanta’s green building scene. He holds degrees in economics and sociology from Emory University and has trained in EarthCraft principles at Southface. Through Eco Custom Homes, he builds and renovates incredibly efficient high performance structures that embrace comfortable and healthy living and function.


Jeff has been a high performance developer and builder for over 10 years in the southeast, and has completed projects ranging from affordable new construction to $1.5mm custom homes. He has also worked on light commercial projects ranging from redevelopment of commercial buildings to restaurant build-out. Jeff is involved with high performance renovations and additions to existing and historic homes as well. Also, he has completed environmental projects involving disaster recovery, moisture management, indoor air quality, mold issues and remediation, as well as multi-phase planning on deep energy retrofits to homes.

 Other Skills & Qualifications:

Jeff is an advocate for the collaborative/integrative design build process that is facilitated through the charrette process. This process develops a comprehensive understanding of the project through team work and close collaboration. Areas which may benefit from this process could include, waste and resource management, indoor air quality, as well as the crucial relationship of climate zones to building assemblies for function, efficiency and performance.

Zach T. Smith

Zach has 15 years of home building experience in the custom residential construction business. In addition to construction experience, he is also an established fine arts painter that has exhibited his work internationally. It is a rarity in the building trade to find a builder that not only understands the facets of the construction process, but also has an artistic eye for design, space, and finish details. This unique marriage of formal knowledge and artistic experience contributes to beautiful, yet timeless homes supported by successful process of work with clients.

After graduating from University of Georgia with a BA degree, Zach immediately began working for one of Atlanta’s premiere homebuilders. Within a few years, Zach was a senior construction manager overseeing projects in Atlanta’s notable communities, while maintaining his artistic career, painting at night and on weekends. Smith has been represented by one of the leading galleries in the southeast.

Seeking to fill the need for high design houses, driven by his love of building and hope for a creative outlet, Zach formed his own company building classic fine homes and renovations. Smith believes his strengths lie in his ability to listen to the expressed needs of the client and bring those visions to fruition.

Zach Smith and Jeff Dinkle, long time friends and respective builders, had many discussions on the future of building, their strengths and their weaknesses in search of a ‘’complete package’’: a design build firm that would offer clients a refreshingly new builder-client relationship, with an emphasis on exceptional design and sustainable construction methods, cutting edge techniques and high performance houses. In early 2011, Zach joined Jeff at Eco Custom Homes. With several projects completed and recent future projections, the partnership continues to represent an amazing combination of multiple talents at work, serving clients both comprehensively and uniquely.

Zach resides with his wife Monika and their 3 boys in Sandy Springs. They are active in the community, and Zach donates art for auction to several nonprofit organizations annually.

Zach T. Smith
173 W Wieuca Rd., Suite 202
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

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Costs of Custom Homes

The first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a 3000 sqft custom home in the Atlanta, GA. market?  The first thing you have to calculate is the square footage you want.  Once you have that, the numbers below give you a good starting point.

Adjusted Square Foot Calculation:

New Construction: