Glen Olver is excited to join Go Green Home Services as its home energy specialist. Glen has a passion for educating others on cost-effective, eco-friendly solutions and a desire to promote an overall sustainable existence. Glen has significant experience inspecting crawl spaces and homes for moisture, mold, and pests. In addition, he has extensive knowledge inspecting homes and familiarity with codes in both Davidson and Williamson County.
Glen is ready to deliver on Go Green’s holistic approach and to provide clients with impactful solutions. When Glen’s not providing energy audits, he can be found hiking or backpacking, on a quiet lake, at the farm, or volunteering with Nashville’s homeless population.
We recently sat down with Glen to discuss his plans for Go Green and to get to know him a little better.
Q: Glen, tell us a little bit about your background.
G: Well, I’ve done a little bit of everything in my career. I have my bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and both my master’s degree and my teaching certificate. I have been in sales and also taught school as a special education teacher. Later in life, I discovered that I have a passion for promoting the benefits of a greener planet while also working with homeowners to find sustainable solutions. In my most recent job, I inspected homes and crawl spaces and oversaw major home-improvement projects.
Q: What are some of your hobbies and interests? In other words, when you’re not conducting energy audits on the weekends, where can we find you?
G: On any given sunny weekend, you’d probably find me jet skiing on the lake or hiking at a state park. I love backpacking and have hiked the Appalachian and Adirondack Trails. I also enjoy spending my free time volunteering for organizations like the United Way and Salvation Army.
Q: What Book are you reading right now?
G: Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
Q: What makes you tick?
G: Passion for life, people, fixing things or making them better, finding solutions for complex problems, and providing quantitative results to name a few
Q: As you know, Mayor Barry has the goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast. Do you think this goal is obtainable and how do you think we can get there?
G: I am 100 percent behind Mayor Barry’s goal and believe we can get there one house at a time. I believe every home can contribute in some way by adopting the Green Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) that Mayor Barry has expressed interest in developing alongside Ruth Ann Norton.
Q: What part of Go Green’s mission resonated most with you?
G: I was drawn to Go Green’s holistic approach to auditing and to their mission of providing homeowners with solutions for healthier homes and energy-cost savings. I was also inspired by founder Mark Deutschmann’s passion for a Greener Nashville. I’m really excited for this opportunity to serve!
To contact Glen, you may e-mail him at Glen@gogreennashville.com.