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 […]

HBA Member Spotlight: Chaparrel West

HBA Member Spotlight: Chaparrel West

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT CHAPARREL WEST, INC Ron Abaloe Owner / Chaparral West 970-244-9986 www.cwihomes.com   Chaparral West, Inc. Ron started in the construction industry when he was 15 years old, working summers and after school as unskilled labor. He worked as a stucco laborer, did termite inspections, and on concrete crews. He gained the skills he needed to become a skilled craftsman in concrete, and then started a small construction company specializing in concrete and masonry construction. Over the years he added the construction of new homes, land development and real estate investing to his endeavors. He and his wife Terri moved to Grand […]

HBA Spotlight: Granite Imports, inc

HBA Spotlight: Granite Imports, inc

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT GRANITE IMPORTS, INC. Austin Randall Owner / Granite Imports 303.733.1444 www.graniteimports.net Granite Imports, Inc. Tell us about your company. Our company is Colorado grown! Our owner, Austin Randall opened Granite Imports in 2001 in Denver. Our owner was actually one of the very first people in the stone industry in Colorado before he opened Granite Imports. After opening Granite Imports in Denver in 2001 he hired Tracy Lewis to run the Denver location while he traveled around the world to hand select our materials. At the end of 2002 Austin and Tracy hired Eric Reel to open and run the […]

Housing Resources 40th anniversary event

Housing Resources 40th anniversary event

Housing Resources is gearing up to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and the 20th Anniversary for the Self-Help Build Housing Program.  To commemorate these milestones, we are hosting two well-known Jazz Musicians from New Orleans.  We have titled the event Gin and Jazz in Junction, on September 30thfrom 6-9pm at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click here to download sponsorship instructions, which need to be returned by September 6th.

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