About Our Team

Rob, Denise, Elliot, Hayley

Rob, Elliot, Denise, Hayley

Rob Smith is a fully insured, state licensed Certified Residential Contractor (CRC1330397) and founded e2 Homes in 2005. His goal is to provide businesses and individuals with environmentally responsible and cost-effective solutions for any of their building challenges.  His core values are: integrity & honesty, quality construction, and financial strength & accountability.

In addition to Rob’s direct knowledge of building high-end luxury homes, he also has experience as an owner’s representative, construction consultant, and green building consultant.

Rob attended the University of Pennsylvania for his B.S. in Economics and Masters of Environmental Studies. Rob is the first LEED Accredited Professional in the central Florida area with the LEED AP for Homes designation.

Rob is married to Denise Smith (a Registered Landscape Architect with Evergreen Consulting) and a proud parent of Elliot and Hayley. The Smith family built and lived in the first LEED-Gold Certified home in the Orlando area.  Rob & Denise were also recognized on 9/26/2011 at the Winter Park City Commission meeting as the recipients of the Keep Winter Park Beautiful Green Residents award.

Rob’s hobbies include beekeeping and ultimate frisbee.

Team Members

Denise Smith, RLA and LEED AP – Landscape Architect;

Denise is a graduate of Purdue University, a licensed registered Landscape Architect in the state of Florida (RLA), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional in Landscape.

Annika Umbers, Project Coordinator;

Annika has a passion for architecture and design, and enjoys researching the latest trends and products.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rollins College and received her M.B.A from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Originally from Finland, Annika grew up in Singapore and Italy. Today, Annika lives happily in her e2 Home (2014), with husband, Matt, and their goldendoodle, Rugby.

Laura Pingston, Office Manager;

Laura has many years of experience in the construction industry and brings valuable experience to the e2 Homes team.

Field Employees;

Corey, “Coach”, and “Super” Mario.  These guys help get things done!

Community Outreach

City of Winter Park Pergola

City of Winter Park Pergola

Rob currently writes a regular green building article in the Winter Park Home magazine and has posted copies of the articles on the e2 Homes Green Blog.  Contact Rob if you have questions regarding his articles or if you’d like us to write or speak about green building challenges.

Rob is currently donating his services to build a large trellis/pergola on North Park Avenue for the City of Winter Park and the Keep Winter Park Beautiful Board.  The pergola will be located in a small pocket park and will create a safe place for children to wait for their school buses.  It also will create a nice entrance for the neighborhoods.

Rob provided complimentary green building consulting to Habitat for Humanity – Seminole County, as part of their effort to build their first LEED certified Home. We earned LEED Silver certification!  The dedication for the home and family was on July 25, 2011.

Habitat for Humanity Dedication

Rob previously served on two City of Winter Park Boards: Keep Winter Park Beautiful and the Environmental Review Board.  While serving on the KWPB board, he developed the fundraising idea of selling tree protection signage to assist companies working in Winter Park comply with our stringent tree protection ordinance.  Rob also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Penn-Jersey Region of the American Red Cross.

Corporate and Other Affiliations

Rob was recently elected to serve on the board of directors for the Central Florida chapter of the USGBC.  Rob is also a member or affiliated with the following organizations: