We create energy efficient, resilient buildings

while supporting solutions to address the climate crisis.


At East Branch Studio, we’ve been building high performance homes and energy retrofitting, renovating and restoring existing homes for over thirty years using green and sustainable building practices under our old name, Kent Hicks Construction.

As we’ve evolved into adding full design services, teaching and assisting with local and global community projects, we felt it was time to rename our company. Energy efficient/low carbon construction is still the main core of our business, but we wanted our new name to reflect the ever-widening range of our operations. The name seemed a good fit, as our offices are on the beautiful, designated “wild and scenic” East Branch of the Westfield River. Welcome to East Branch Studio!

Kent Hicks Construction Co Inc - passive house, reduce energy consumption, deep energy retrofits, net zero, prefabricated homes, prefab homes, net zero ready, healthy homes, net zero homes, green building, affordable green prefab homes, passive house builders, energy efficient homes, building a new home

We offer a full spectrum of design/build services. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Our areas of focus:

  • Net Zero/Low Carbon Custom Homes
  • Full Design Services
  • Predesigned Net Zero Ready Homes (East Branch Homes)
  • Energy Retrofits (phased or full)
  • Renovations and Additions
  • Historic Restorations
  • Custom Cabinetry and Furniture
  • Home Energy Consultations

A commitment to quality means that everyone involved in building or renovating your home will understand your goals, meet your specifications, and contribute whatever support you wish.  You can rely on our combined experience and expertise, dedication to quality, and love of the work to turn your vision into reality.

East Branch Homes Website