Retrofitting high performance homes. Consulting on advanced HVAC and building design. Sharing our knowledge with other contractors.

Balance Point is Gavin Healy and Dan Perunko. We’ve dedicated our lives to doing the highest quality building performance work. We do the work ourselves, including the gritty parts like crawling around in attics. We measure everything and judge ourselves on results. When we’re not fixing houses in our home state of CA, we design state of the art HVAC systems and teach contractors around the country to do ultra high performance retrofit work. We’ve chosen to remain a small company doing exceptional work for a select group of homeowners rather than growing large and impersonal.


Our home performance building company serves Nevada County, California and surrounding areas.  


We also provide consulting services to builders, architects, engineers and homeowners including advanced HVAC and building envelope design. We specialize in dry climate zones, but have worked nationally.


Whenever we can, we travel to conferences around the country to teach other building professionals the advanced techniques and measurement approaches we have pioneered in our own work. We are co-organizers of the Dry Climate Forum, an annual conference in Yosemite where experts from CA and around the country share real world data on their projects.


Feel free to shoot us an email. You'll connect directly with one of the owners of the company: either Dan or Gavin. The first step is a phone call to understand your goals, walk you through exactly what sort of work we do, and determine if there is a mutual fit. We look forward to speaking with you.                                                

Dan Perunko, Co founder Balance Point Home Performance
Dan Perunko

Co-founder of Balance Point Home Performance.  Dan runs all aspects of the business from consulting and design to installation and trouble-shooting.  Dan is one of the most technically competent Home Performance Contractors in the State of California. When Dan is not working on making homes better, he is teaching courses for other contractors and designers on how to improve the performance of their building and mechanical systems.  Dan is dedicated to continuous improvement in his design and understanding of building systems. Dan goes the extra mile to make sure that customers receive a lot of value for their investment.

Gavin Healy

Co-founder of Balance Point Home Performance, Gavin runs all aspects of the business.  Gavin's goal in design and installations is measurable reductions in energy consumption, improved building durability, and overall system performance.  Gavin considers classes that he delivers as successful when students are engaged and asking lots of questions. Gavin is known for creating effective strategies that significantly improve the thermal performance and air tightness of existing and new buildings.  Like Dan, Gavin is committed to ensuring that Balance Point's customers receive the most value for their investment.

Judy Rachel

Judy brings a solid understanding of building performance principles and field practices. She supports Balance Point’s testing and diagnostic services. Judy instructs building science classes in the classroom and on field retrofit courses.  Judy has a deep understanding of how to improve the performance of California homes. Judy frequently co-instructs building performance courses with Balance Point Home Performance.

Are we the right company for your home?

We have very high standards. If you decide to work with us, you are assured of a home that performs well beyond what building codes require. We take the extra care and time to get it right. We're not for everyone, but if you want a home for life, we should talk.