Commercial development will change the neglected look of riverfront

Commercial development will change the neglected look of riverfront

Commercial By Penny Stine The commercial real estate market has been slower to recover from the Great Recession than the residential market, which is typical, according to many local commercial brokers. Many commercial transactions are more complex, with a higher price tag than a typical 2,000-square foot home, and commercial deals often take years to work out the details, especially when there is significant remodeling that needs to be done to an existing building or new construction of a larger building on vacant land that may involve multiple tenants. “Retail hasn’t come around and oil and gas haven’t either,” said […]

Want to live close to recreation and agriculture? Head west to Loma and Mack

Want to live close to recreation and agriculture? Head west to Loma and Mack

At Home-ah in Loma By Penny Stine The west end of the Grand Valley is a great place for people who want an agricultural lifestyle or who simply want to be out in the country, away from noise, neighbors, and traffic. Loma and Mack are home to few urban or suburban conveniences, although there was recently a planning hearing for a new 300-foot cell tower north of Loma that could improve telecommunications to residents in the Lower Valley. Loma has a school, a post office, and a general store, while Mack has a liquor store and a post office. Loma […]

New subdivision is the result of many local subcontractors

New subdivision is the result of many local subcontractors

Infrastructure is almost complete at Fox Meadows, home construction should start in about a month. The development is 37-lots on D-1/2 Road, less than a quarter mile from Chatfield Elementary School. Fox Meadows is the result of many local subcontractors By Penny Stine Fox Meadows, a new subdivision off D 1/2 Road west of 32 Road, is almost ready for home construction. Grand Junction Real Estate Investments has developed the 37-lot neighborhood, with the help of several other local subcontractors. “This was truly a joint effort by some of the best subcontractors in the Grand Valley,” said Steve Voytilla with […]

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 […]

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