About Us

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.

—Marianne Williamson

Thriving Communities, LLC, is a real estate development company that integrates community design with healthy building technology—far beyond the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification standards and far beyond conventional green building—to generate solid financial returns for impact investors and life-improving social returns for residents.

Our vision for Thriving Communities arises out of the foundational truth that all people, regardless of income or status, deserve healthy, beautiful homes where they feel safe. Green, earth-friendly, energy-efficient housing does not need to be more expensive than conventional housing when approached with smart building technology. Finally, we all live better when we are connected, and the built environment can help facilitate this connection with the way homes are orientated to each other. Our Thriving Communities design principles naturally arise out of this vision.

Thriving Communities builds beautiful homes for real people and real families.

  • OTechnology is used to build smarter and faster, lowering costs so that everyone can afford to live in green and healthy homes.
  • Our homes are all beyond green, energy efficient, and approach “one planet living.”
  • All our homes have front porches, decks, and kitchens that face interior parks and neighbors.
  • People are more important than cars, and we design our villages that way: people inside, and cars and garages outside.

Team

bob massaro

Bob Massaro

Co-Founder and CEO

Bob has been in the business of design/build and real estate development since 1981, and has built more than 150 projects throughout Northern and Southern California. Since 1999 Bob has been CEO of Healthy Buildings USA, the company he founded. Throughout his 25+ years in the industry, Bob has successfully directed staffs of architects, engineers, interior designers and construction personnel. In addition to executive management of the company, Bob frequently makes public presentations about healthy green building technology using examples from his company, and its projects, in an effort to expand sustainable and healthy building practices and to encourage and promote green public policy throughout the Napa Valley, and all of California.

Bob is a licensed California general contractor and has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and a master’s degree from UCLA in Public Health. He served as president of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Redwood Empire Chapter and on the board of directors for Sustainable Napa County and the Asthma Coalition. He co-founded Thrive Napa Valley and is a current member of Napa City/County Housing Task Force.

Bonny 3 150Bonny Meyer

Co-Founder and Partner

Bonny has been an impact investor for more than 10 years and is principal of Meyer Family Enterprises. Bonny co-founded Silver Oak Cellars where she and her late husband, Justin, grew Silver Oak from a dream to a world-class producer of Cabernet Sauvignon. Bonny also founded Meyer Family Cellars where her son, Matt, is manager and winegrower. As principal of Meyer Family Enterprises, Bonny oversees investment selection and the management of a number of positive impact companies. These businesses include Healthy Buildings, HUB Bay Area, Bridge International Academies, Seventh Generation, and ZepSolar. As a member of the Social Venture Network she is dedicated to promoting sustainable business practices that benefit all. A strategic philanthropist, Bonny is committed to programs that empower at-risk adolescents and adults like Summer Search, KickStart, and EARN.