Guy East, has been building homes since 1975, with custom homes being his focus since 1988. Guy spent just over 9 years working on large commercial projects, including buildings in Indianapolis (laborer on two waste water treatment plants, surveyor on the American United Life skyscraper and American States parking garage, quality control engineer on the Hoosier Dome, and project manager on the Meridian Hills Country Club improvement project), in Cincinnati (project engineer Procter and Gamble World Headquarters twin towers and project manager on the P&G Plaza) and in Milwaukee (project superintendent on the Bradley Center Sports Arena, and the Admirals hockey team training facility). Guy also consulted in building the London Dome and the Miami Dolphins football stadium. Guy specializes in building better built custom homes, rather than building bigger homes. He teaches builders of all levels how to become “better builders”. His homes are built using his original G.U.E.S.T. Home building standard, which incorporates his expert specialties into one home, all under the same roof (Green, Universal, Environmentally Friendly, Structured Systems, and Teachable). Guy has built over 300 custom homes in his 20 years as a proud UBuildIt franchisee owner, valued at more than $105 million dollars.
Guy studied at Purdue University and graduated with an Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology (IUPUI), and a Bachelor’s of Science in Building Construction Technology (West Lafayette campus, now called Construction Management Technology). His post graduate masters degree focused on Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Guy has been an instructor with the University of Housing, based in Washington DC, since 1994. He has taught courses in estimating, cost accounting, green building, universal construction, scheduling, and quality construction, among others. Guy has been a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis since 1988. NAHB has certified Guy as a Master Builder, Master Remodeler, Green Building and Universal Building Expert, to name a few. He holds every certification possible for a custom home builder within the NAHB organization. Guy built the first LEED Certified Home in the State of Indiana in 2007, and is a LEED Building Professional. He is also a licensed Building Scientist, and enjoys conducting blower door tests on his homes to test the “true” quality of construction. He has opted out of paying annual fees to maintain this licensing in order to help fund housing for the impoverished. In 1989, Guy developed the “From the Ground Up” Educational Series for Home Builders and chaired the Education Committee for BAGI until being elected President in 1994. He was named “Builder of the Year” in 1996. In 1999, Guy co-authored the Quality Standards Manual, which has since been adopted into the State of Indiana court system for accepted building construction standards.
Guy and his wife Marsha, are high school and college sweethearts, have been married since 1983. They have 5 children, 3 daughters in law, and 3 grandchildren. They became empty nesters in 2018 and enjoy traveling to Mexico to see their granddaughters. They are committed to serving the poor and helping the needy and have built homes in several developing countries with YWAM’s Homes of Hope or domestically with Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing. Guy and Marsha live in Westfield, Indiana, and attend Harvest Bible Church in Carmel, yet love to boat, wakeboard, hike in the woods and cook smores over the fire and relax at their Lake Lemon cabin. They are also members of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington. Guy developed and offers the Discipleship Builder program, that utilizes biblical principles, with daily devotions, to builders who desire a more meaningful building experience that brings a Godly reverence back to the home building process. This process emphasizes the home as a Means to an End, rather than
an End to the Means. Meaning, the role in learning, teaching, and preaching God’s Word begins in the home. The Construction Navigation System, a process using the Seven (7) steps of building, and a rainbow color and number coded process, is at the heart of the Discipleship Builder program.