Meet John Kidda
Owner and Operator of reNew Home, Inc.
I’m passionate about the science involved in improving your home’s performance, and ensuring your future home construction or renovation project will provide long-lasting durability and livability. I became involved with building science and green building when graduating college in 2008 because it was closely related to my major, sustainable development. I had great experiences with a firm in the Bay Area that specialized in home performance remodeling (insulation/air leakage, HVAC, water heaters, windows, solar PV), but felt the quality of our projects couldn’t reach the standards I desired.
We returned to Boone, NC when my wife won a scholarship to start grad school at Appalachian State University. I began doing general construction on a subcontractor basis, and in 2013, I incorporated reNew Home. As a business owner, I have the authority to ensure that the products used for any project meet my standards for quality.
Outside of work, I spend a lot of free time fixing up my own existing house. My wife and I have both enjoyed rock climbing for years and we have traveled all over the place to camp out and rock climb, especially during the summer when my wife is off work. I’m strangely obsessive about waste in my personal life and try to avoid throwaway items and unnecessary packaging.