Our Clients Say...

On the last glorious autumn day…the view was amazing: glimmering river backlit by the blazing hills and the house set like a natural gem in all that loveliness…

…last night: playing music and hanging pictures, preparing dinner, drinking champagne; sitting in the cozy hot tub looking at the stars, watching the trains fling their headlights over the cliffs was like a sensual fantasy, almost unreal it was so shimmeringly PERFECT…

This morning the sunrise turned the cliffs opal pink (like the bathroom walls) and then the full-risen sun blasted the red wall with light; we ate breakfast not talking at all because it was too beautiful and we were too happy.

Ann Goette and Rick Claus, November, 2005

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Welcome to Shelter Alternatives, Inc.

green company of the year

Custom Homes, Home Additions, and Home Remodeling

As an experienced custom home design-build team we are well-trained in energy-efficient design, the latest technology of green building and passive solar energy design.

We create sustainable construction projects with lower energy costs, lower maintenance, and lower impact on our environment. Based in Blacksburg, Virginia since 1988, we serve clients throughout the New River Valley area.

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Driven by customer service and satisfaction, we've worked hard to create a company you can count on - from the first design meeting to the last detail of construction.

Together with our clients, we are building dreams from visions.

Our Work

Visit Our Project Gallery - a small sample of our work from 25 plus years in business

Project Portfolios - a review of some of our recent work


Construction company builds showcase headquarters

Shelter Alternatives is putting its wares on display in the ongoing renovation of its offices. The almost 100-year-old house at the corner of Blacksburg's Progress Street and Giles Road has housed the design-build company for nearly a decade. In a project that is doubling the company's office space and restoring residential use to the property... Read more ...

Shelter Alternatives Awarded 2014 NRV Green Company of the Year

At their 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce awarded Shelter Alternatives of Blacksburg with the New River Valley Green Company of the Year Award Read more ...


Energy Efficiency Retrofit Work by Energy Check

Energy Check is our affiliate company created to address the needs of New River Valley homeowners who wish to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their existing homes; whether remodeling or addressing existing issues. Learn more.

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