Phone: 310-589-0469

Fax:     310-457-6575


Mail:    PO Box 6427

            Malibu CA 90264

License #: B491805

Incorporated: 1984

  1. -United States Green Building 



Featured Projects

Atlis IV

LEED Gold Certification

Commissioned by Mammoth Mountain

Resort, these duplexes exhibit the richest materials and comforts without the environmental impact.


Exclusive Private Residence Club

Built to create relaxing comfort after an adventurous day in the mountains, each house includes private tiered screening rooms, mahogany crafted interiors and radiant floor heating. 


Malibu Beach Retreat

An original Malibu estate from the 40’s, the entire property was restored to exhibit modern outdoor living with poolside palm gardens and expansive glass walls looking over the pacific. 

Viewshed Project

LEED Platinum in Hollywood Hills

This three story perch on a ridge above the Sunset Strip is designed with the grand views and environment in mind. 8 balconies feature reclaimed wood and Low-E glass pocket doors that take advantage of 180° views spanning from snow capped mountains to the channel islands with LA filled in between.   


The Case

Due to economic and environmental change we rethought the typical house construction to create a solution that sustainably reduces cost, energy usage, and environmental impact.

A Solution

Using the inherent efficiency and strength of a cylinder proved that we could limit the quantity of materials as well as reduce the area of the building envelope.  This measure significantly lowers cost and energy usage. The foundation is engineered to further efficiency with the support of the entire construction originating from a single pile dramatically reducing the environmental footprint while alleviating most site constraints.



Altis IV    Mammoth Lakes CA    Completed Summer 2009


Current Work

We are a group of experienced builders and businessmen who are passionate about good design and building.  Contrary to today’s common building practice where various components of the process are undertaken by separate firms and contractors, often with cross purposes and uncoordinated results, our team methodology is design/build, where the intelligence of the designer, manager, contractor and artisan are integrated into a collective effort, producing projects which are well designed, efficient, sustainable and affordable.

Our firm effectively resolves building challenges over a

wide spectrum of project types.  We employ our own craftsmen and artisans, who have extensive experience

and training in their various trades. Subcontractors often are not in alignment with the best interests of the project; scheduling, cost and quality can be more difficult to control.  Our team approach gives better continuity to the process, resulting in cost and time efficiencies.

Seilig Residence    Malibu CA    Completed Summer 1990

Case Study

Canyon Project  Mammoth Lakes CA


From inception to completion,

ETF inc. integrates design,

process and craft into a

single team effort.

Pre-construction is coordinated

by our multi-disciplinary group

of professionals who’s focused

passion is to create quality,

everlasting designs with

environmental consciousness. 

Combined with over 25 years

of professional licensed

contracting we have created a

construction process that is

lean and efficient.  Our in-house artisans allow for a controlled process by matching material and labor availability to techniques and skills to produce the highest quality for a understated cost.

Eloquent Solutions

Environmental Consideration

We care about our buildings and how they affect people and the environment.  For this reason, we have developed expertise in sustainable strategies and construction methods.  Our experience in green building dates back to the early eighties, when we experimented with modular construction, now, it is engrained in everything we produce.  We have built LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings and have three LEED accredited professionals on our team. 

Green buildings outperform their conventional counterparts across a wide variety of metrics.  In addition to lowering energy use and life cycle costs, they are healthier and more durable then their conventional counterparts.  Our holistic approach to building and design addresses the aspects that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 reduction, indoor environmental quality and resource conservation.   Our company is committed to creating thoughtfully conceived, quality projects that are environmentally sound.

Our company is well versed in the LEED certification process; we are able to handle all the supervision and documentation required by the USGBC to achieve certification of commercial and residential buildings.  To date, we have achieved LEED Gold certification on four homes and are currently working on a LEED Platinum home.

Low VOC Paint

Natural Light Exposure

FSC Certified Mahogany

Radiant Floor Heating

High Efficacy Lighting

HRV Air Filtration System

Low VOC Stain/Sealer

Healthy Interiors
Sustainable Exteriors

Low-E Dual Glaze Windows

Aluminum Window Frames

Clear Heart Cedar naturally deters

termites and is highly fire retardant 

Thermally sealed building envelope

Drought resistant landscaping

FSC Certified Mahogany

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