SOURCE: HouseRaising, Inc.

October 18, 2007 06:00 ET

HouseRaising Names Katonya B. Riley as General Manager of Its Gulf Coast Operations

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - October 18, 2007) - HouseRaising, Inc. (OTCBB: HRAI), a custom homebuilder and managed service provider to the custom homebuilding industry, announced today that Katonya B. Riley has been named general manager of its Gulf Coast operations.

As general manager of its Gulf Coast region, Ms. Riley will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations in Mississippi and Louisiana, including oversight of its New Orleans and Gulfport, MS offices and the Mid-City New Orleans Design Center.

A long-time resident of New Orleans, Ms. Riley has been a licensed building contractor in the State of Louisiana for ten years.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Wessling said, "Katonya Riley joined the HouseRaising organization last May as a builder-partner. She immediately impressed us with her knowledge of the community, her dedication to the rebuilding of New Orleans and her expertise as a builder. We are delighted that she has joined our management team and will assume the responsibility for growing HouseRaising's operations in the Gulf Coast region."

Before owning her own construction company in the area, Ms. Riley was sales manager of Ultra-Chem, Inc., a construction company in Metairie, LA, for four years. She is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Arts Administration.

Ms. Riley provides excellent homebuilding management skills for HouseRaising's custom homebuilding and renovation divisions. Under Ms. Riley's direction, HouseRaising currently has numerous homes under construction, and looks forward to assisting with the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast area.

She is married and has three children. Her husband, Warren Riley, serves as superintendent of the New Orleans police department.

ABOUT HOUSERAISING, INC. (HRAI.OB)

HouseRaising, Inc. serves as general manager of projects, assisting its business relationship partners in every step of the custom home building process from design and cost estimation to construction. Using its internal use software, HouseRaising assists builder partners to improve the quality of the homes while lowering the overall cost. Through HouseRaising's strategic relationships and buying power, builder partners also enjoy savings on materials, equipment and insurance. HouseRaising is also in the business of building custom homes. For more information, go to http://www.houseraising.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This report includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The information in this news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including statements as to the future performance of the company. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or any of its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, product development acceptance, and the impact of competitive services and pricing and general economic risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

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    HouseRaising, Inc.
    Jeff Allee
    Investor Relations
    T: 704-532-2121
    E: jeff.allee@HouseRaising.com

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