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

In 1995, Mike founded SolAire to provide custom home buyers with options for energy efficient, passive and active solar residential home products. Mike began his career as a custom home framer forty years ago and has a broad depth of experience in any aspect of quality residential home construction. While quality custom homes are his primary focus, he also has had many years of experience in other areas of building including log homes, historic restoration, home remodel, efficient production building techniques and several certifications including National Association of Homebuilders “Certified Green Professional.” He is a past president of the Central Oregon Builders Association and the State of Oregon Homebuilders Assoication, and currently has local and state leadership of Building Green Councils. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and loves hunting, fishing, and backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Mike is also Earth Advantage certified Sustainable Homes Professional.

Cindi O’Neil

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

As a Home Sales Planner with over 10 years of experience, Cindi has dedicated her life to natural resource conservation and protection. Public relations, financial management, fundraising, field research, deep ecology, and leadership of interdisciplinary teams were all part of her past experience prior to coming to SolAire. Green building, working with customers and the talented SolAire team is a natural fit. Cindi has a ready understanding of the principles of sustainability and applies her background to the technical areas of energy modeling, Federal and State energy tax incentives, LEED certification team leadership, Net-zero construction techniques, healthy interior home selections, water conservation, and low water use landscaping concepts. She enjoys helping and partnering with clients during the custom home selection process, making the experience pleasurable and less stressful. Cindi enjoys fly fishing, backpacking, birding, nordic skiing and anything associated with high mountain environments. She enjoys volunteering for Rotary International on local community and international service projects and also sits on the Board of the Oregon Environmental Council.

Kendra Schmidt

Bookkeeper and Office Manager

Kendra has over 10 years experience in bookkeeping and office management. Kendra enjoys helping our clients with our local banks for construction loans,facilitating the information exchange between SolAire, our clients, and our lending partners. Kendra’s other priorities include subcontractor licensing quality control, effective office communication, and customer service. Kendra enjoys SolAire’s friendly business environment and keeping the team running smoothly in the office. When she is not making sure our subcontractors and employees get paid on time, she is spending time with her family and friends, baking, or finding a new adventure in Central Oregon.