About Us

Healthy Communities is a leader in home design, specifically focusing on principles of environmental sustainability, green energy, clean air concepts and, of course, comfortable living. We’re well-known throughout Williamsburg, VA and across the state as the creators behind landmark communities including the Villas at Rocketts Landing, Walnut Farms, and coming soon, Solara Woods.

Our passion for custom home design and green building construction comes from a deeply rooted focus on family. Our journey started back in the 1980s, when owner Jay Epstein took a look at his family and his home and asked, “What if we could do this better?”After considering his children’s asthma, the cost of utilities and other traditional building barriers, the idea for Healthy Communities was born.

A Home You’ll Love to Live in

Your home shouldn’t just be walls and a roof. It should be an extension of you—the lifestyle you live, the things you care about and your personal preferences. Healthy Communities strives to create not only energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly homes, but also homes that people love to live in.

Focus on Sustainable Building

Healthy Communities is a company with strong pillars that govern every one of our ideas and lend themselves to every development we tackle. As Healthy Home Builders we emphasize what matters in a home, every Zero Energy Ready Home built by Healthy Communities offers a cost-effective, high-performance package of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability unparalleled in today’s marketplace.


Healthful Environment

Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home has a comprehensive package of measures to minimize dangerous pollutants, provide continuous fresh air, and effectively filter the air you breathe.


Comfort Plus

Superior insulation, windows, air sealing, and space conditioning systems included in every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home surround you with even temperatures, low-humidity, and quiet in every room on every floor.


Advanced Technology

Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home begins with solid building science specified by ENERGY STAR for Homes, then adds advanced technologies and practices from DOE’s world-class research program, Building America.


Ultra Efficient

Compared to a typical home, an ultra efficient Zero Energy Ready Home is inexpensive to own. In fact, every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is so energy efficient, a small solar electric system can easily offset most, or all, of your annual energy consumption. We call this Zero Net-Energy Ready.


Quality Built

Advanced construction practices and technologies are specified for every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home. Then they are enforced by independent verifiers with detailed checklists and prescribed diagnostics.



The advanced levels of energy savings, comfort, health, durability, quality and future performance in every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home provide value that will stand the test of time and will meet and exceed forthcoming code requirements.

Contact Us

Contact us today at (757) 328-6275 to learn more about our approach to building. We promise you’ll see why we’re so respected as a custom home builder in Williamsburg, VA.

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