Merdad is a second-generation builder with over 22 years of experience in residential construction. As a teenager, he spent most of his summers learning the trade at his father’s construction sites. He went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree from LSU in Civil Engineering and then a Master of Science in Structural Engineering. He started his career in Information Technology but after 20+ years in that field, he returned to his passion of constructing quality homes. Shortly after, as an environmentalist, he became a student of green home construction techniques. Since 2006, he has built a variety of green homes, with the concept of value-engineering in mind, to insure the return-on-investment had a reasonable and feasible pay-back potential. He has received numerous certificates and accolades from The County of Arlington, VA, Department of Environmental Services for his role as a well-recognized green home builder. He is now the founder and the president of Nova Green Builders, LLC, but still maintains a hands-on involvement is each and every one of his projects. His motto is “the devil is in the details” and as such, he personally conducts quality assurance walk-throughs and reviews at each and every stage of his home constructions.