Welcome Patrick Sughrue – Territory Sales Manager for
Eastern/SW Washington & Oregon!
For more than two decades, Patrick Sughrue has served the needs of owner-builders and con-tractors through intentional building design, project management, and construction coaching. His interest and experience in construction began at the age of 16 and through the years includ-ed most of the trades, including framing, insulation, HVAC, plumbing and electrical.
Patrick’s first experience with Structural Insulated Panels was in 1988, where he teamed with other early adopters of energy-efficient buildings to hand-carve a timber-frame residence in Bend, Oregon, covered in SIPs. In 1998, Patrick and his wife, Jill, hand-built their own hybrid timber-frame home with a SIP-envelope. Since 2003, he has designed residential and commercial projects, whether simple or complex, exclusively using SIPs for the combined advantages of energy-efficiency and speed of construction.
By his own admission the education system did not work for Patrick, but that has never stopped him from the pursuit of lifelong learning. Patrick completed Earth Advantage’s inaugural sustain-able building advisor certificate course in 2005. With a sustained interest in building science and green building practices, he was also in the first class offered in the Northwest on Passivehaus, and another by the U.S. Green Building Council on LEED-certification. One of his very favorite workshops was on Net Zero Energy buildings offered by the Oregon department of energy.
As a mentor and leader in promoting green building, Pat-rick has also facilitated workshops on high performance homes, the systematic approach to design, and green build-ing best practices. As he summarizes it: “There is no easier way to build a high-performance building than with Struc-tural Insulated Panels!” In his spare time, Patrick enjoys gardening and playing around in his shop.
If you are located in Oregon, Eastern or SW Washington, please contact Patrick to help with your SIPs and high performance construction needs.