Sustainability lies at the heart of Strong Roots Development. We combine holistic land planning strategies with low impact methods, and conservation development techniques to create communities that nurture their surrounding environment and neighboring landscapes. We extend this philosophy to the homes and structures we build onsite and believe that in order to push the agenda towards sustainability in the built environment we must create homes and structures that are cost effective, durable, and environmentally friendly, but also thoughtfully designed and timelessly beautiful so that they provide a high quality of life that lasts for generations.



A strong belief in creating lasting and equitable partnerships is the cornerstone of Strong Roots Development. It takes a village to create a thriving community and we strive for a collaborative development  experience that is fun, educational, rewarding and culminates in success for all members of the team. Our focus on building and maintaining positive partnerships guides our decision making process and leads to transparency and mutual trust uncommon in our industry.




We passionately believe in the power of strong and vibrant communities. It is the root of who we are as humans and the core mission of Strong Roots Development. Our aim is to create new models of community that push the boundaries of environmental sustainability while creating a true sense of belonging and high quality of life.  Through thoughtful land planning and a refreshing approach to community amenities such as community gardening programs, abundant access to nature, and shared multi-use structures, we aim to redefine community by returning to our roots together. 



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Jonathan Clow

Influenced at an early age by his architect father’s keen eye, Jonathan has been building things ever since discovering Lego’s. His 17 years experience in general contracting ranges from historically significant renovations to commercial shell buildings to high performance luxury homes.

Drawn to refining the processes and methods required to achieve consistently better results, Jonathan loves sharing the intricacies of the build process with his clients and creating an experience that is both collaborative and rewarding.

Jonathan and his wife and children are exploring the art of suburban homesteading and creating a lifestyle that blurs the boundaries between work and home life.


Eddie Thomas

Drawn to nature at an early age through his family's farming heritage, Eddie was imparted with a deep sense of connection and stewardship of the natural world.

Experience in outdoor education cultivated this sense of stewardship while developing his natural skills in leadership and planning.

Since beginning his career he was drawn to buildings, communities and methods that improved the relationship of people, nature, and the built environment.

Now Eddie's experience spans over 10 years and encompasses specialties in green building, real estate, sustainable development, and land conservation.

When not hard at work Eddie enjoys being active outdoors, cooking, gardening, and adventuring with family, friends and pets. 

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SRD Builder is the sister company of Strong Roots Development and the operational entity entrusted with managing the construction of site and structure.

Photographs courtesy of Stephen Smith -