“The future will be green, or not at all. This truth lies at the heart of humankind’s most pressing challenge: to learn to live in harmony with the Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis.” ~Sir Jonathon Porritt
Olive Branch Green Building Supply is a result of a passion for building, an intense desire to protect the environment and the creatures who inhabit it, and an excitement about raised awareness regarding green choices.
Lisa M. Cunningham, LEED AP, founder and CEO, has owned Olive Branch Green Building Supply since September 2008. Prior to that, her experience included work as a journeylevel plumber/pipefitte, first-hand straw-bale building, and a position with the exemplary organization Rebuilding Together as a senior construction manager for the Katrina rebuilding effort in New Orleans.* Lisa has a genuine excitement about people using our products (we have to stop her short of giving them away), and is committed to finding and supplying green building materials so others can build responsibly and economically in a way that sustains the future of our environment.
Lynn Wilson, Ph.D., co-owner, uses her research talents to identify products meeting the criteria for products that are truly green and, with a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis, has a special interest in what motivates us as a society to make green choices. Her sense of urgency related to preserving the habitat of animals and thus humans is perfectly suited to the mission of Olive Branch Green Building Supply.
Our vision is to set the standard for the sales of ethical, sustainable, healthy, energy efficient and aesthetically appealing building supplies in southern California.
At OBGBS, we intend to contribute to the long-term protection of our environment by selling and promoting building materials that are produced in an ethical manner and that reduce toxicity, waste, energy consumption and habitat destruction. We recognize that OBGBS is part of a revolution in environmental awareness and that our involvement with our community and culture is integral to growth. We believe that ethics, compassion, and respect for customers, employees, and those with whom we interact with on a daily basis will directly impact profits and growth.