Raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Larry has been self-employed most of his working life. He got his general contractor’s license in 1982. Hot water has been an interest in its many forms so Larry has been a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
In 1992, he and his wife completed the Water Heater Workbook. He has written articles on water heating and energy for various trade journals and has taught about these topics for PG&E, California State Parks, Affordable Comfort and others. More recently he has helped create DVD’s on these and related topics.
Larry finished building an off-grid home in 2006 which was designed to be very efficient, comfortable and inexpensive. It was the 13th home to meet the ‘1000 Home Challenge’, a competition for creating super-efficient homes.
With over 50 years of dealing with man-made things and their makers, he has come to believe that self-sufficiency is an important goal to work towards. And he’s glad to share what he’s learned.