Custom Homes

Why Choosing a Good Contractor is So Important

Building a custom home is a big task. And you want to make sure you hire a team you can trust. Choosing a good contractor is one of the most important decisions when it comes to building your custom home in Montrose, CO.

Insurance is important for a contractor

In construction, insurance is very important, and usually required by law. We are fully insured and licensed in Colorado. Insurance is important because it protects both us and you. Licensed contractors also have to follow strict industry standards and regulations. Insurance will cover expenses in the case of an accident. We always strive to keep a clean and safe work site so as to avoid the possibility of any type of accident.

modern black and white kitchen in a custom home

Specialization and areas of expertise

While other contractors may do a little bit of everything, we are committed to and specialize in custom homes in the Montrose area. We are committed to guiding you through the process of building your custom home. We’ll listen to you every step of the way and make your home suit your needs. You can be sure that it’ll come out just the way you wanted.

“Lack of vision”

Many times it is hard for clients and potential buyers to see the potential of a lot that may seem unappealing. Some lots that seem to have issues, such as being too sloped, can actually be great lots. But the whole topography of the lot can change with things such as grading or retaining walls. When you work with us, we can advise you on how we can utilize various lots and make them suit your vision.

Proper permits

Permits are required for many different steps of the building process. Some contractors will insist they can do the work without getting the permits or that doing it this way will save you money. But this goes against local laws and ordinances, and you may be responsible for some hefty fines if caught. Without the proper permits, it also means that inspections won’t take place to ensure everything is safe and up to code. We take care of all the needed permits so your home is up to code.


We are fully insured and licensed to work in Montrose, Colorado. If you are considering building a custom home, contact us to learn more about our services.

Custom Homes

Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

Many people make the decision to build a custom home, rather than purchasing a home from someone else, and it can be very exciting, but also expensive if you aren’t smart about it. Building a new home is a big investment, both with time and money, make sure you are spending your money and time wisely. If you’ve made the decision to build a custom home, or are considering it in the future, keep in mind these tips.

Have the Details

Before you even start building, make sure all the details are in place! This includes knowing how the floor plan will look, and the design of different rooms. There are many decisions you will have to make when building a brand new home. So, before you start construction, be prepared. You’ll be picking out floor types, colors of tile, the size, the pattern, the wall colors, what cabinets to use, what faucets to use, etc. You’ll want to have all these details planned before building so that you aren’t holding up your contractors because you are stressing over how you want the bathroom to look.

Think About Resale Value

Even if you think you’ll never sell your home, it’s safer to assume you will someday. As much as we’d like to think we can predict our futures, we aren’t always accurate. Of course, it’s your custom home, so build it to fulfill your dreams, but consider future owners and things that may turn people off, therefore lowing the value of your home. If you do ever sell, you want to get as much for it as possible.

Don’t Build too Big

You might look at big beautiful mansions and think you want the same thing, but that might not be what is right for you. You need to think logically about the size, and layout of your new home. What may fit your needs now, may not be right for you in 10 years, or even next year. Your custom home is a big investment, make sure you plan not only for the present but the future as well.

Think About Your Mortgage

Stick to what you can afford. There is always the option to add to your home later. You should always start with a realistic home, and then add on what your budget allows. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all your amenities, but stay reasonable. In other words, don’t go “crazy” picking out a bunch of expensive add-ons that are going to make your mortgage skyrocket if you can do without them.

Check Progress

Occasionally visit the site during construction to check up on things. By doing this, you can make sure your expectations are being met, and talk to someone if they aren’t. If you are unhappy with something, it’s always best to speak up. Otherwise, you may end up paying to fix something when it could have been done the way you wanted it in the first place.

When you’re ready to build your custom home, make sure you hire carefully and use a licensed contractor. If you’re ready to build the home of your dreams, our team is ready to help!

“Let’s Build Your Future Together