The Cut Energy Bills at Home Act was introduced in the Senate with bipartisan support. If passed, the bill would create a new federal 25e tax credit -- the FIRST residential performance-based tax credit available for homeowners who make energy certain efficiency improvements.
This is an important piece of legislation – not just because of the enhanced choice this offers the taxpayer, but also because it lays out a unique path for using tax credits that are linked to documented energy savings delivered in homes. Here at Efficiency First, we're excited about the benefits this proposed tax credit could have for the building performance industry. Throughout this year, we've been working hard behind the scenes in D.C., building off of the efforts you and others in the industry made in 2009 and 2010 to advocate for performance-based policy solutions. Now that the proposed 25e tax credit legislation is out in the sunshine, the heavy lifting begins, and it will be up to all of us, working in unison and collaboratively, to move it forward. What can you do to help the cause? The bill has now been introduced in Congress, and we will be reaching out to you in the coming weeks and months with what you can do to help the bill move forward. So stay tuned.
Here's where you can learn more about the proposed legislation: www.efficiencyfirst.org/25e
McNeal & White Contractors began in 1998 as a partnership between JR McNeal and Marc White. At the time, JR and Marc put over 20 years combined construction experience together to specialize in residential and commercial carpentry.
From that beginning the two grew McNeal & White Contractors Inc. from carpentry contractors to full “shell” contractors. They offered their customers a complete “shell” of the building, providing a package of labor and materials for the foundation, interior and exterior walls, roof system, and decking. They expanded from their Central Florida office and opened a branch in Jacksonville. Now penetrating this growing market they expanded their services, to include stucco and drywall; and again opened into another market, South Florida. As the company grew, they remained true to core values of providing a quality product at a competitive price to some of each area’s finest homebuilders and commercial contractors. During the mid 2000s construction flourished so did McNeal and Contractors Inc., and with this prosperity JR and Marc decided to further expand their scope of work rather then fall victim to contentment. McNeal and White Contractors, Inc. became Certified General, Residential, Roofing, and HVAC Contractors, all the while still providing their core “shell” contracting services to those homebuilders and commercial contractors that helped build their business. During this time MWC also decided to help the community further by getting involved in WAP, the Weatherization Assistance Program. MWC is a preferred contractor with the state of Florida, working with several agencies in Florida providing much needed weatherization to many homes and mobile homes to those who qualify for assistance.
Today McNeal and White Contractors, Inc. has grown substantially from its humble beginnings. They have expanded geographically to working in the entire state of Florida and Southern Georgia. So no matter where in Florida or Southern Georgia your next project is located, whether it ranges from an A/C tune-up to a complete commercial building, let McNeal and White Contractors Inc. help build your future.