I founded this business to fill what I saw as a void in the services offered by so many contractors in the industry. In my observation, there were many builders and General Contractors (GC’s) that were qualified to complete projects of varying scale and complexity, but many seemed to be lacking in some qualities I saw as important – especially given the importance of the work they were doing on their client’s behalf. Some were good at carpentry, but had very limited interpersonal skills – bad for the client, and all the trades working on the job! Others were good with people, and even project management, but clung to dated construction methods and materials, a shortcoming that in the long run can have an effect on the desirability and quality of the home being built. Still others were just crooked, and would do just about anything to get clients to commit on the front-end, while sorting-out the unmet promises later. I’ve been on the receiving end of all of the above, and I know that none of these scenarios play-out well with the paying customer.

So I set out to build my business with a mission to provide superior value to my clients, and compete where others could not. I would use my years of business experience managing people to direct and motivate the tradesman on the job site. My prior project management experience would allow me to effectively layout and schedule the construction projects so they would be completed on time. My technical skills would allow me to prepare and update complete construction budgets throughout the construction project, and I would be readily open to research and implement today’s methods, materials and desirable components into the project as well. Besides, I had done work in almost every trade on my personal projects – quite a few in over thirteen years living in our older home. The home that we made practically brand new by the time we left. My personal integrity and honesty have always been character traits that I’ve been very proud of. All that was left to do was build a new home from the ground up.

So that’s what I did. My wife and I went to an architect with our design concept – a handcrafted log home with all the bells and whistles – and had blueprints created and engineered in order to begin construction. We broke-ground in June, and moved into our new home just ten months later. I had successfully completed my first ground-up project. The rest, as they say, is history!

I continue today to communicate honestly and openly with clients, past and present, and always strive to provide the best service available to the people that trust me with what is likely one of their largest investments. I do not take this responsibility lightly, and hope that each new client I work with has the same set of values I do. It has been my experience that choosing your builder based on a lower price, or plain-old convenience, can actually cost more in the long run – be it in headaches, poor quality, not getting what you want, or in higher than projected costs at the end of the project.

My advice is to be sure you know your contractor and what their motivations are before hiring them. Hopefully, they’re in their business for all the right reasons…

Best regards,

Keith Boyle

Phone                        (303) 884-3436

E-mail: keith@coloradocustomretreats.com

Mailing Address      PO Box 2502

                                    Silverthorne, CO 80498

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