Our Clients Say...

Every time we look at our house nestled into the mountain, every time we step out on our back porch, every morning we wake and view the tree tops and blue sky through our bedroom windows, every time we fix a meal, wash a load of laundry or relax in our living room, we are reminded of how much we owe you. We love our house. We love everything about it.

Nancy and Johnny McCord, December, 1997

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Welcome to Shelter Alternatives, Inc.

2015 Design Excellence

Custom Homes, Home Additions, and Home Remodeling

As an experienced custom home design-build team we are well-trained in energy-efficient design, the latest technology of green building and passive solar energy design.

We create sustainable construction projects with lower energy costs, lower maintenance, and lower impact on our environment. Based in Blacksburg, Virginia since 1988, we serve clients throughout the New River Valley area.

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Custom Homes

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Home Remodeling

Driven by customer service and satisfaction, we've worked hard to create a company you can count on - from the first design meeting to the last detail of construction.

Together with our clients, we are building dreams from visions.

Our Work

Click here to see a 3-D tour of a home completed in November, 2106.

Visit Our Project Gallery - a small sample of our work from 25 plus years in business

Project Portfolios - a review of some of our recent work


Our Renovation Process

A view of our renovation process of our 1920s farmhouse office as seen from Giles Road.

Construction company builds showcase headquarters

Shelter Alternatives is putting its wares on display in the ongoing renovation of its offices. The almost 100-year-old house at the corner of Blacksburg's Progress Street and Giles Road has housed the design-build company for nearly a decade. In a project that is doubling the company's office space and restoring residential use to the property... Read more ...

Shelter Alternatives Awarded 2014 NRV Green Company of the Year

At their 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce awarded Shelter Alternatives of Blacksburg with the New River Valley Green Company of the Year Award Read more ...


Energy Efficiency Retrofit Work by Energy Check

Energy Check is our affiliate company created to address the needs of New River Valley homeowners who wish to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their existing homes; whether remodeling or addressing existing issues. Learn more.

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