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About2020-07-31T16:49:10-07:00

Innovating the Way You Live

Our crew has been building beautiful, high-efficiency, healthy homes since 1995, and we take great care to work with clients to create custom designs that fit their unique vision and home site.

While we cater to our clients specific personal preferences, we specialize in high-performance construction. Our unique niche combines passive solar design, active solar power and water heating, great indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and environmentally conscious materials with high-quality custom home construction. Even better, we offer these net-zero homes for sale at market comparable rates.
Whether you are just beginning the home design process or already have a plan in mind, we can help you design and build a more durable, energy efficient, and a healthy home. Contact us for a no obligation meeting to discuss the possibility of working together on your dream home.

OUR TEAM

Our qualified team brings years of experience in homebuilding and design, sales, and customer service. Our commitment to environmental awareness will help make the building process smooth as you build the home of your dreams.

Mike O’Neil

President

Mike co-founded SolAire Homebuilders in 1995 to give home buyers the option to build energy efficient passive and active solar homes. An area leader in green building Mike was an early adopter of the Super Good Cents standards. As green building science has evolved, Mike continues to adopt the future of low emission building while staying true to the fundamental principles of good quality homebuilding. Thoughtful and fair, Mike strives to build a beautiful home on time and within budget. Mike holds several certifications in green building including Earth Advantage Sustainable Homes Professional and National Association of Homebuilders Certified Green Professional. Mike gives back to his industry through leadership roles on the local and state levels. He contributes locally and internationally as an active member of Rotary International Greater Bend Club. When he’s not enjoying his SolAire Net Zero Energy home, you can find Mike in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. 

Cindi O’Neil

Founder, Co-Owner, Moving On

In 1995, when SolAire was just an idea for a new home building company, Cindi led a group of friends and interested parties through a visioning process that later became the long term focus for SolAire Homebuilders. Since 2006 Cindi has worked directly with the SolAire Team to lead the sales and marketing for the company. Re-visioning the company several times towards net zero energy homes has been her key role. Leading clients from their personal goals for a new house to a finished custom, healthy, energy efficient, sustainable home was the most rewarding aspect of her dedication to SolAire.

Today Cindi has moved on to inspire volunteers across Central, Coastal Oregon, and Northern California Rotary Clubs to serve those in need in their local communities and around the world. Rotary International, having suddenly added a new area of focus: “Supporting the Environment,” is a fortunate coincidence for Cindi. She will be helping Rotary understand the significance and possible actions that will make supporting the environment a reality in local communities.

Although not involved in the daily details of SolAire, Cindi is still in the background with her husband Mike, encouraging and helping evolve the nature and technology behind the SolAire sustainable home.

Kendra Schmidt

Bookkeeper and Office Manager

Kendra is cross-trained in nearly all aspects of the company. She is SolAire’s hardworking “Leatherman.” From bookkeeping to project management to keeping the office and the SolAire team running smoothly, Kendra’s calm presence, expertise, and friendly smile puts all who meet her at ease. It’s her voice that greets you when you call. It’s her hand that gives you the keys to your new home. Kendra enjoys SolAire’s family friendly environment which not only extends to its staff but to its contractors and clients. When she’s not researching products, scheduling work, communicating with vendors and clients, and making sure our subcontractors and employees are paid on time, she is spending time with her family and friends, baking, or finding a new adventure in Central Oregon. 

Kate Eskew

Home Sales & Design Management, Marketing

Kate is attentive to the needs and wants of SolAire’s clients. Bringing a vision into a plan while staying sensitive to the budget is Kate’s first priority. She’s a believer in SolAire’s purpose and approach to custom home building. With ten years of real estate sales under her belt, Kate knows how to facilitate agreements with care and attention. As the head of marketing, Kate enthusiastically promotes SolAire and works to increase SolAire’s presence in the market. Kate loves spending time with her family, organizing microplastic cleanups on the beach in Manzanita, OR, practicing energy medicine, working with horses, and being outdoors.