What is the Housing & Building Association of Western Colorado?

What is the Housing & Building Association of Western Colorado?

What is the Housing & Building Association of Western Colorado? By now you are likely familiar with two of our largest events:  The Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo in the spring, and the Parade of Homes in the fall.  You may not be familiar with the organization behind them. The Housing & Building Association of Western Colorado (HBA) is a not-for-profit professional trade-association that was chartered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in January 1974. Over the past 44 years, we have been promoting the housing and building industry on the western slope.  Our members consist of companies […]

HBA Spotlight: Lindal Cedar Homes

HBA Spotlight: Lindal Cedar Homes

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT LINDAL CEDAR HOMES AND SUNROOMS 970-240-9250 OWNERS: Brent Hughes 66530 Solar Road, Montrose, CO 81403 bill@kitchencenter.com www.majesticpeaks.com Lindal Cedar Homes and Sunrooms Q: How long have you been a member of the HBA? A: Since 2003 Q: Give us a brief description of your business and how you think your business benefits from being a member of the HBA. A: Lindal Cedar Homes and Sunrooms have been providing wonderful energy-efficient exceptional quality homes to the industry since 1945. They are on the cutting edge of the latest designs and systems for home building – being the first system-built home provider to head up […]

All Draft

All Draft

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT ALL DRAFT Gilbert Maynard AllDraft Design Services, LLC www.GoAllDraft.com  (970) 241-6782 All Draft   All Draft knows how important time to market is for professional home builders, that is why we are very proud to offer 3 to 5 business day turn around times. We know how to keep home design and engineering projects on track for rapid construction schedules. About you and your family. I was raised in southern California, where I met my wife. We moved to Grand Junction over 20 years ago to live near family that we have in the area. We have a 14 […]

Builder Spotlight: Copper Creek Homes

Builder Spotlight:  Copper Creek Homes

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT COPPER CREEK HOMES Silas Colman and Chris Colman Owner / Copper Creek Homes  970-256-7355 www.CopperCreekLife.com Copper Creek Homes       How did you get started in this business? 
(By: Chris) I started working in construction as a heavy equipment operator and framer nearly 40 years ago while going to Bible College to be a minister. I later went into ministry full-time and was the lead pastor at quickly growing Christian church for 25 years. When my son, Silas, was attending College, he really wanted me to go into the real estate business with him after graduation. In addition to attending […]

Builder Spotlight: Porter Homes

Builder Spotlight:  Porter Homes

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT PORTER HOMES Nate Porter Owner / Porter Homes 970-255-7077 www.gjporterhomes.com Porter Homes             CMU graduate Nate Porter started his custom homebuilding firm over 10 years ago just as the pain of the economic downturn really began to impact the construction industry. In the past 10 years the firm has grown from building one or two homes a year, with Nate wearing a tool belt every day, to delivering 17 custom homes in 2016. How has the building industry changed in the last 10 years? When I started the company, a builder had many sub-contractor options on […]

Builder Spotlight: GJ Gardner Construction

Builder Spotlight:  GJ Gardner Construction

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT GJ GARDNER CONSTRUCTION Lawrence Balerio Owner / GJ Gardner Construction  970-245-7542  www.gjgardner.com GJ Gardner Construction Where did you grow up? I was born and raised here in Grand Junction. How did you get started in the building industry? In high school I started out as a framer’s helper during the summer months. After finishing school I went to work as an equipment operator and eventually worked my way up to foreman. At the age of 20, I went to work for Unocal as an underground miner in the oil shale industry. After Unocal closed its door I started my own […]

Builder Spotlight: Conquest Construction

Builder Spotlight:  Conquest Construction

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT CONQUEST CONSTRUCTION Darren Caldwell Owner, Conquest Construction 970-243-1242 www.conquestconstruction.com Conquest Construction   What is your background? I was born and raised in a small oil and gas community in Northern British Columbia, and I have spent most of my life involved in every aspect of the home building industry. I started out working with my dad in home construction. Construction, real estate, and land development are the family business. I lived and worked in Arizona and Vancouver before moving to Grand Junction in 1998. I have owned and operated my own construction company for over 30 years. I am fortunate […]

Builder Spotlight: GJ Home Builders

Builder Spotlight:  GJ Home Builders

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT GJ HOME BUILDER Steve Voytilla Owner / GJ Home Builder (970) 234-2000 www.stevevoytila.com GJ Home Builder How did you get started in the industry? I moved back to Grand Junction after graduating from high school in Thermopolis, Wyoming in 1982. My dad was a project engineer with the Colorado Department of Highways, and he helped me obtain my first construction job in Debeque Canyon as an equipment operator. After two years on that job, my brother Scott and I started a construction business building homes in the Ridges. We built approximately 30 homes through the 1990s. During this time I […]

HBA Member Spotlight: Mor Storage

HBA Member Spotlight:  Mor Storage

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT MOR STORAGE Larry Mallett Owner / Mor Storage  970-254-0460 www.morstorage.com Mor Storage How did you get started in the industry? I have been working construction since I was 14 years old. I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in architectural engineering and construction science. FCI Constructors hired me out of college and I worked there for seven years. My father-in-law, Larry Mallett, started the company as a side job to earn a little more money while he was a pastor at a local church. He hired homeless guys off of the river and put them to work building […]

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