Tallahassee Woman Magazine | April-May 2016

Page 32

special feature

Nicole Kessler

Teresa Kessler

Marketing, Preconstruction and Accounting for Kessler Construction

Co-owner and CFO of Kessler Construction

Kim Tabah Sales and Selections Coordinator at Kessler Construction

What is sustainability to you? [Nicole]: “To me, sustainability is making healthy choices for my family and my community. This, of course, has an almost infinite number of offshoots. Simple examples include purchasing organic or unprocessed foods at the grocery store, recycling, taking advantage of the beautiful parks our community has and filling my home with healthy products. Ultimately, it’s about using my purchasing power to fill my life with sustainable products and services which, in turn, helps those industries continue to flourish.”

What are you hoping your efforts in your current position as co-owner and CFO of Kessler Construction will do for your community? [Teresa]: “Through our team’s involvement at Southern Oaks Subdivision, the only subdivision in Tallahassee where all homes are built to be certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition, we hope to help share our knowledge with the community about green building practices and encourage other communities to do the same. By building homes that are energy-efficient or remodeling existing homes to be more sustainable, we are able to reduce our environmental footprint and ensure a healthy home.”

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