About Larry Byrnes

Healthy Construction Specialist

B.A. Chemistry • Cont. Lic. #B695275

I’m Larry Byrnes, the founder and owner of Environmental Home Improvement. I earned my  B.A. degree in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University, and Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management from UCLA. I use this knowledge, and my California State Contractor’s license, to specialize in healthy, energy and water efficient, sustainable and survivable construction.

Before starting my construction company I worked for 20 years in aerospace and microelectronics, supplying high purity water systems, clean rooms, LED’s, and EMF controls. With this industrial experience, and my scientific and firsthand knowledge of what is functional,safe and effective in home environments, I build and remodel to produce healthy and safe homes. Both my wife and I have seasonal allergies so I began building a cleaner, healthier home for us  before starting my construction business.  Knowing first hand how poor indoor air quality damaged our health, when I started remodeling professionally it was with healthy goals in mind.  Each project is customized to individual health needs.  I have 25 years experience working with clients with allergies, mold intolerance, Lyme’s disease and multiple chemical sensitivities.  

Environmental Home Improvement (EHI), my company, specializes in healthy home remodeling. We remodel and rebuild existing homes in the Los Angeles area using healthy materials and building practices while minimizing the negative impacts on your health and the environment during the construction process.

My first mentor was Buckminster Fuller who developed a holistic system approach to construction. I fully embrace a holistic system approach to create beautiful, functional and healthy homes for my clients.

BA Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, 1970

Certificate of Hazardous Materials Management,  UCLA, 1993

General Building Contractor Licence,  # 695275, California State License Board,  1994

Building Science Training,  California Building Performance Contractors Association,  2006 & 2011

EPA Renovator Certification (Lead Paint),  # R-I-18317-10-3483,  Environmental Protection Agency 2010

Healthy construction work implementing protocols developed Mary Cordaro, H3 Environmental, Marilee Nelson, and other health consultants since 1995

Spirit-based Self Improvement work, 1973 to present with Prosperos, Pathwork, Meditation, Taoism, Buddhism, Somatic Experience Counselling 

Alternative medicine treatments including acupuncture, chiropractor, cranial sacral, Rolfing, Reiki, Feng Shui and energy healing, 1973 to present

Tai Chi, Chi Gung and Tuishou, 1992 to present