About Us

Cedar Street Builders focuses on building high quality, high performance homes. We utilize proven construction methods and the best products available while working within each project’s specific budget and design goals.

How We Work

We work with the owners, designers, product manufacturers, municipalities, and sub-contractors to ensure that the home is designed to last, and that the design is fully realized by understanding each and every product and how they work together to complete a high performance home.

Cedar Street Builders does not strive to be a “one stop shop” and we know the best solutions will come from involving the experts around us, from architects and designers, to green building consultants, energy raters, product manufacturers, and the installing subcontractors that will be hands-on creating your vision.  A collaborative approach is taken on every project.

Working together from the early stages will ensure the true intent of the home’s design is carried out during construction and it is done in the most cost effective way.

We have the passion and the experience. We love building quality homes.  We are building this generation of High Performance Homes.

About the Owner

Dan Porzel - Indiana's High Performance Custom Home BuilderDan Porzel is passionate about building high performance homes and leading clients through the process to build energy smart sustainable homes.

Dan is a graduate of Bradley University’s Construction Engineering & Management program, a LEED AP and Passive House Certified Builder.  He brings over 15 years of working in a collaborative construction environment.

Dan completed multiple LEED (US Green Building Association’s green building program) Certified projects and had become a proponent of the IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) and LEAN Project Design & Construction methods.  Dan is a Passive House Certified Builder and completed the first certified passive house in Indiana.

Dan lives in Zionsville with his wife Anne and 3 adorable daughters, Jane, Mae and Rosie.

Our Team

Anne JohnsonProject Coordinator

Anne JohnsonAnne Johnson has always been drawn to the construction industry. A graduate of Purdue University’s Industrial Engineering school, Anne joined the workforce designing fire sprinkler systems. A passion for sustainability and environmental responsibility drove her next career decision. Anne spent 6 years working for a large-scale renewable energy builder and became a LEED AP.

Balancing family and work brought Anne to Zionsville. Anne’s interest in the intersection of quality, thoughtful construction and sustainability led her to Cedar Street Builders.

Her newfound passion for building science and focus on efficiency support Anne’s desire to find creative solutions during estimating and construction. Anne is grateful to have the opportunity to work with Dan at Cedar Street Builders.

Anne lives in Zionsville with her husband, Brett, and their two, energy-generating children, Emilia and Miles.

“Building our home with Dan was truly a wonderful experience. We have said on more than one occasion if we are ever to build again, we would hire Dan and Cedar Street Builders in a second!”

Molly Donofrio, Homeowner

Read More