Contractor Master Business Academy

Expand your knowledge. Grow your business. Access free coaching from industry leaders. Enroll for free in this new online learning platform brought to you by Build It Green and Home Upgrade.




Busy contractors like you can now access a new and cutting-edge web-based resource to help you grow your business and expand the home performance market. Build it Green’s Contractor Master Business Academy is a learning platform available exclusively as a benefit to participating contractors in the Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade rebate program in the Pacific Gas & Electric Company territory.

You can access one-on-one coaching by the top business consultants in the industry, take custom-designed courses, and learn proven techniques for growing your home performance business. At your own your pace and schedule, the Academy provides an unprecedented level of transparency into proven management methods. The leading business minds in home performance will work with you to take your ideas from conception to implementation to measurable growth.

What Does It Cost?

It’s FREE. These classes are sponsored by Build it Green and PG&E, exclusively for Home Upgrade participating contractors.

Learn on Your Own Time

Each self-paced class is broken into six courses, each consisting of video lessons, quizzes, and homework assignments. When you finish each course, your instructor will review your results and provide you with in-depth, personalized feedback. You can also message with your instructor throughout each course.

Available Classes

We’ve created three classes, each coached by one of our all-star instructors.


The Instructors

John Tooley
John is responsible for technical oversight and business development at Advanced Energy, training builders and contractors throughout the United States. Hailed as a visionary in energy efficiency and quality management, he has diagnosed and repaired or weatherized more than 10,000 homes. He is recognized for his contributions to many of the largest utility and building programs in the nation.
Mike Rogers
Mike is the President of OmStout Consulting. A nationally recognized expert in residential energy-efficiency, he works with contractors and programs to scale sustainable market approaches to improving homes. For 20 years, he has worked on energy-efficiency from individual homes to policy at the state and federal levels.
Peter Troast
Peter is Founder & CEO of Energy Circle, where he helps hundreds of contractors excel at marketing and business operations. He is an expert in marketing home performance, and takes a transparent approach to helping contractors. He is the 2015 recipient of the Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry.


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