Meet the Team

John Kotsides

Global Dwelling

Title: Owner

Hometown: Stone Ridge, NY

John Kotsides from Global Dwelling

John’s mission as owner of Global Dwelling is to thoroughly diagnose where your home uses and loses energy, and wastes money. He then communicates this to you and advises you on your energy-saving priorities. John creates solutions so you can start saving energy and money right away.

John has earned the title of Certified Energy Management Consultant through the Dr. Energy Saver® National Contractor Network. He also maintains Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications as both a Building Analyst and Building Envelope Professional. 

John graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Liberal Arts Degree in 1985. He dedicated 15 years to the carpentry and contracting trades. He then became owner of Cornerstone Home Inspections for ten years. John has owned and operated Global Dwelling since 2010.  

John's education and experience make him a natural fit for the home performance industry. He sees your home as an energy system with many components. He is passionate about helping you improve the comfort of your home while lowering the cost of home ownership by reducing your fuel and energy bills.

Awards & Certifications:

ACI Certificate of Completion John Kotsides - Building Analyst Professional John Kotsides - Envelope Professional John Kotsides - Heating Professional

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By L. R.
    Ellenville, NY

    "Adviser extremely knowledgable, took time to explain everything, was willing to work within me in coming up with a plan and..."

    Customer Review

    By L. R.
    Ellenville, NY

    Adviser extremely knowledgable, took time to explain everything, was willing to work within me in coming up with a plan and prioritizing work needed to save energy. Adviser pointed out areas where there were drafts and problem areas I was unaware of. Learned how sealing the basement windows and getting insulation into the corners of my attic space would make a bigger difference in the overall warmth of my upstairs.

  • By Michelle D.
    Modena, NY

    "Your customer service on the phone was great, such nice people too all around."

    Customer Review

    By Michelle D.
    Modena, NY

    Your customer service on the phone was great, such nice people too all around.

  • By Polly G.
    High Falls, NY

    "The blower door test value decreased 100% after the very first day, after John's crew sealed the floors of our large attics, and..."

    Customer Review

    By Polly G.
    High Falls, NY

    The blower door test value decreased 100% after the very first day, after John's crew sealed the floors of our large attics, and sealed a small channel under the slab that allowed cold winter air to chill tile floors throughout the kitchen/DR. A very drafty house was converted to a far more comfortable house. The final number was about 30% of the initial value. A rather inefficient hybrid whole house fan/attic fan was converted to an efficient and weather-proof whole house exhaust fan for summer use. While we will not know how effective the insulation and all the other improvements will protect us from extreme heat and cold, from everything we have seen, we are (almost) looking forward to another cold winter to test the insulation. John is the boss, not a salesperson. I had interviewed several other building scientists and insulation experts and had no trouble choosing John. He knows his business, he knows how to explain what he wants to do and why, and he worked with me, not against me, to complete the job. He made two proposals, and we ended up with a hybrid work scope. Very professional, organized, hard-working. They checked the blower door data after every major portion of the work, and exceeded their targeted reduction in CFM 50 by approximately 2-fold. They had to adjust a few recessed lights that were a little askew after sealing and insulating a small attic, and they came in part of an extra day and fixed everything to my satisfaction. I was looking for a local building science specialist to examine my very large, leaky and complex house, recommend and install ecologically sound insulation. John was not the cheapest, but he noticed a number of things about the house that others missed, and he was clearly very capable and very willing to explain my options in great detail. I had a lot of confidence in his company, and I am very pleased with the results.

  • By Matt P.
    New Paltz, NY

    "John seemed prepared to answer questions and provide solid advice"

    Customer Review

    By Matt P.
    New Paltz, NY

    John seemed prepared to answer questions and provide solid advice

  • By Thomas R.
    New Paltz, NY

    "The work crew was very efficient and very very nice to have around the house. Jill was very good in the office and John was..."

    Customer Review

    By Thomas R.
    New Paltz, NY

    The work crew was very efficient and very very nice to have around the house. Jill was very good in the office and John was excellent in finalizing all the work. AND we are quite certain that we are already feeling the good effects of the sealing and other work done. Good job!

  • By Jonathan K.
    New Paltz, NY

    "We are very pleased with lower heat usage, lack of continuous draft, less dampness in basement. Opened some windows which we..."

    Customer Review

    By Jonathan K.
    New Paltz, NY

    We are very pleased with lower heat usage, lack of continuous draft, less dampness in basement. Opened some windows which we never did before! Friend referral, John's initial explanations @ audit, Jill's further explanations & help for grants, installation crew's respect, patience and great attitudes with us and between each other.

  • By M. D.
    New Paltz, NY

    "First class operation all the way! John Kotsides...I knew him from a prior work relationship, and I have a lot of respect..."

    Customer Review

    By M. D.
    New Paltz, NY

    First class operation all the way! John Kotsides...I knew him from a prior work relationship, and I have a lot of respect for him.

  • By Michael W.
    Stone Ridge, NY

    "From John's initial consultation I got the impression that not only was he knowledgeable, but he enjoyed the process of making..."

    Customer Review

    By Michael W.
    Stone Ridge, NY

    From John's initial consultation I got the impression that not only was he knowledgeable, but he enjoyed the process of making people's home's more efficient. He was professional, personable and easy to work with. The crew worked expediently and they seemed committed to a high level of craft. I am a carpenter myself, so I was certainly checking out the work that they had done at the close of each day and I was never disappointed. I was impressed with all aspects of each stage: cellulose blown insulation into the wall cavities, 2" foam board installation in crawlspace, vapor barrier installation under kitchen crawlspace, spray foaming around the sills, and installation of double paned windows in basement. These guys are a professional outfit with a reasonable overall price. Jill was great at helping us navigate the NYSERDA loan process and was always friendly and easy to deal with. Thanks again!!

  • By Thomas B.
    ROSENDALE, NY

    "I am a contractor myself and would be happy with the crew like them Very happy with all work done Very clear and to the..."

    Customer Review

    By Thomas B.
    ROSENDALE, NY

    I am a contractor myself and would be happy with the crew like them Very happy with all work done Very clear and to the point John did a good job and explained all work clearly Very respectful and all work done well

  • By Gayle P.
    West Hurley, NY

    "Very informative! I am glad I contacted you."

    Customer Review

    By Gayle P.
    West Hurley, NY

    Very informative! I am glad I contacted you.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Thank you so much for your help, good work, and all of the other accommodations you have provided for us. We..." Read Full Testimonial

    Aaron R. of Spring Valley, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Hi John, Thank you so much for your help, good work, and all of the other accommodations you have provided for us. We really appreciate it. Our home is much nicer thanks to you. All the best. Aaron and Helena
    Aaron R.
    Spring Valley, NY
  • "I would first like to thank Global Dwelling for all they have done. Jill was very helpful in setting up a..." Read Full Testimonial

    Michelle B. of Wallkill, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              I would first like to thank Global Dwelling for all they have done. Jill was very helpful in setting up a grant for NYSERDA/EmPower for me. John came to my house and explained everything to me as he set up the blower door test. He checked over everything in my house for any electrical and safety issues there might be which made me feel safer. Thank you John, GREAT JOB! The workers came a few weeks after, they were very helpful, educational/informative, and respectful of my home. They told me what they were doing as they were doing it. The workers were very respectful, they called every day they had an appoitment to come. There were very polite which is appreciated. They cleaned up after all installations everyday, never any mess. When Global Dwelling was finished, they explained everything to me and how energy efficient everything had become. They didn't run out, they asked if I had any questions or needed anythign else. I hope this isn't too long but you guys truly deserve it. I am so warm, no ice in my tub this winter! Thank you!!!!
    Michelle B.
    Wallkill, NY
  • "Thanks to Global Dwelling for the excellent job done insulating, encapsulating and drying out our..." Read Full Testimonial

    Kate B. of Kerhonkson, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Thanks to Global Dwelling for the excellent job done insulating, encapsulating and drying out our basement/crawlspace. Your organization has it all -- great customer service from Jill, excellent and professional advice regarding our problem (wet, damp and odorous crawl space) and friendly, efficient and helpful installation specialists from John and Spencer. We highly recommend Global Dwelling and would use them again should the need arise.
    Kate B.
    Kerhonkson, NY
  • "My wife, Janet, and I are completely satisfied with the work performed on our home by the Global Dwelling..." Read Full Testimonial

    James O. of New Paltz, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              My wife, Janet, and I are completely satisfied with the work performed on our home by the Global Dwelling team. Throughout their time with us, from the energy audit to the completion of their work, John and his crew were informative, efficient, thorough and friendly. It is unusual to see a group cooperate so well together with efficiency and good humor as well as respect for the customer and each other. They enthusiastically took the time to explain little details when we asked and displayed an excellent esprit de corps as well as pride in their workmanship. Already we are reaping the benefits of their efforts. Our home was cooler in the summer when the weather was hot outdoors and now is retaining heat this chilly Fall. We are not experiencing drafts nor have we needed to turn up the thermostat yet. We highly recommend Global Dwelling for future customers and thank the group for their excellent service. Sincerely, Jim
    James O.
    New Paltz, NY
  • "Please give the Crew and John a warm thank you from Jonathan and I.Please give the Crew and John a warm thank..." Read Full Testimonial

    Gretchen K. of New Paltz, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Please give the Crew and John a warm thank you from Jonathan and I. Warm is the operative word as I can't believe the difference waking up on a cold day like today! Have a good day and abundant blessings in the new year.
    Gretchen K.
    New Paltz, NY
  • "I wanted to addend my earlier testimonial by telling you that now that the temperatures have started to dip..." Read Full Testimonial

    Michael W. of Stone Ridge, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Hi John, I wanted to addend my earlier testimonial by telling you that now that the temperatures have started to dip down during the days and nights we have really gotten a chance to feel the effects of the insulation work. We are incredibly impressed at how much more efficiently the house retains heat! It is an astounding difference from how it was before! Where we would have burned a full box of fire wood overnight to maintain temperature, we are now either not starting a fire at all or just having little baby fires of three logs or so. I would be happy to serve as a reference to anyone interested in hiring you guys and speaking to them personally. Thanks again! We are psyched! Michael
    Michael W.
    Stone Ridge, NY
  • "I chose to use Global Dwelling to add insulation where there was none and to reinforce the limited, existing..." Read Full Testimonial

    Rose of Rosendale, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              I chose to use Global Dwelling to add insulation where there was none and to reinforce the limited, existing insulation. His professional crew showed up promptly each day and worked solidly, starting with the basement and working their way up to the attic. In each section of the house they were able to close gaps, insulate a basement door that led to the outdoors as well as the underside of the stairs going up to the second floor. In a very short time, my house has become much cozier and warmer. It was a pleasure doing business with John and Global Dwelling and I am grateful to him and the hard work his crew put into making my home a tight, warm building
    Rose
    Rosendale, NY
  • "We have already felt amazing differences in both the comfort level and amount of heat required in just a very..." Read Full Testimonial

    Gayle P. of West Hurley, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              We have already felt amazing differences in both the comfort level and amount of heat required in just a very few days after John, Greg and his team completed insulating and sealing up our home. Both the crew and service were truly outstanding - clean, organized, professional, and responsive - we cannot recommend the entire experience enough and wished we had this work done years ago. Thank you!
    Gayle P.
    West Hurley, NY
  • "My house feels warmer already!!!!!!!!!John, the crew Greg, Spencer, Sean & Dino where great... they took..." Read Full Testimonial

    Sherri C. of Kingston, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              My house feels warmer already!!!!!!!!!John, the crew Greg, Spencer, Sean & Dino where great... they took care of all the issues and did a great job cleaning up. Thanks, Susie for taking such a great picture of us
    Sherri C.
    Kingston, NY
  • "My family and I want to send out appreciation for the exemplary work your crew performed on our home this..." Read Full Testimonial

    Donald W. of Kingston, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              John, My family and I want to send out appreciation for the exemplary work your crew performed on our home this summer. I was hesitant at first, doubting anyone's ability to insulate our charming but poorly deisgned house, built in the 1940's when heating costs were irreleant. However, your expertise and vision were beyond accurate. The job was neat and caused only minimal interruption to our daily schedule. Not only were your installers hard working but considerate and courteous to my family. It speaks well of you and your company that everyone demonstrated great pride in theur craftmanship instead of being motivated to move on to the next job. I cannot say enough about you and how fortunate we were in discovering Global Dwelling. Sincere thanks, Donald A. W.
    Donald W.
    Kingston, NY

Company Awards

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BPI Accredited in Good Standing 2017
BPI Accredited in Good Standing 2017
EmPower New York Five Year Service Award
EmPower New York Five Year Service Award
Ulster County Executive Certificate of Appreciation
Ulster County Executive Certificate of Appreciation

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Accord
  • Andes
  • Arkville
  • Beacon
  • Bearsville
  • Big Indian
  • Billings
  • Bloomington
  • Bloomville
  • Boiceville
  • Bovina Center
  • Castle Point
  • Chelsea
  • Chichester
  • Claryville
  • Clintondale
  • Cottekill
  • Davenport Center
  • Delancey
  • Delhi
  • Denver
  • Downsville
  • East Branch
  • East Meredith
  • Ellenville
  • Fishkill
  • Fleischmanns
  • Franklin
  • Fremont Center
  • Gardiner
  • Gilbertsville
  • Glenford
  • Glenham
  • Grahamsville
  • Greenfield Park
  • Hamden
  • Hancock
  • Hankins
  • High Falls
  • Highland
  • Holmes
  • Hopewell Junction
  • Hughsonville
  • Hurley
  • Hurleyville
  • Hyde Park
  • Kerhonkson
  • Kingston
  • Lagrangeville
  • Lake Hill
  • Liberty
  • Livingston Manor
  • Loch Sheldrake
  • Long Eddy
  • Margaretville
  • Masonville
  • Meridale
  • Milton
  • Modena
  • Monticello
  • Mount Tremper
  • Napanoch
  • Neversink
  • New Paltz
  • Olivebridge
  • Parksville
  • Pawling
  • Phoenicia
  • Pine Hill
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Port Ewen
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Poughquag
  • Rhinecliff
  • Roscoe
  • Rosendale
  • Salt Point
  • Shandaken
  • Shokan
  • Sidney
  • Sidney Center
  • South Kortright
  • South New Berlin
  • Staatsburg
  • Stone Ridge
  • Stormville
  • Tillson
  • Treadwell
  • Ulster Park
  • Unadilla
  • Verbank
  • Wallkill
  • Walton
  • Wappingers Falls
  • Wells Bridge
  • West Hurley
  • West Kill
  • West Shokan
  • Willow
  • Woodbourne
Our Locations:

Global Dwelling
2452 Lucas Turnpike
High Falls, NY 12440
1-845-633-5029
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