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    Justin McIver, 29
    Founder, President
    Main Eco Homes

    “Conscience With A View,†is
    the motto of Justin McIver’s Main
    Eco Homes, which builds “custom
    homes that support healthier
    living, are more energy efficient,
    environmentally friendly, and
    less expensive to maintain,†in the
    words of the company’s mission

    Or, in the words of McIver’s
    MaineToday Media Forty Under
    40 award nominator, Deanna
    Miller, the firm “demonstrates that
    people can live in comfort and still
    not create a negative impact on the

    “Here in Bridgton, a good view of
    a lake or of Mount Washington is of
    great importance to people seeking
    a home,†she continues. “This could
    mean leveling hilltops, clearcutting
    trees, and other practices
    that despoil and threaten the
    environment†– that is, exactly what
    Maine Eco is committed not to do.

    “His company does not provide
    only a building, it promotes a
    philosophy. He also acts as a model
    of responsible home construction
    and home ownership.â€Â

    Miller, a Bridgton homeowner, got
    to know McIver through the family
    business, D.M. Electric, and at town
    economic development meetings.
    “He’s very sincere about green
    construction, the ecological aspect.
    He works so that the environment
    is protected, and people’s needs and
    comfort are provided for.â€Â

    McIver has been building homes
    since 2005, and at present has six
    residential projects underway, in
    Bridgton, Denmark, Poland and
    Fryeburg, and recently finished
    an energy-efficient commercial
    building on Depot Street in

    McIver attended Fryeburg
    Academy, where he was a standout
    in basketball (he holds the school’s
    career 3-pointer record) and was
    named to the McDonald’s Senior
    All-Star Team. He went on to
    Colby-Sawyer College in New
    London, N.H., and earned a degree
    in business administration. He
    returned to Maine to work in the
    family business, D.M. Electric,
    before founding Main Eco Homes.

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