Peaceful, suburban, and luxury living: Greenwood Village has it all. Deciding to build a home here can be an easy decision, but building a custom home and finding the perfect builder can be difficult. There are many custom home builders in Greenwood Village that cater to different kinds of neighborhoods, specialize in different styles, take on different approaches, and have unique processes.

Just as a custom home is tailored to fit your needs, your custom home builder should be, too. To help you out, we’ve made a list of ten of the area’s best custom home builders. We highlighted some of their actual projects, style expertise, processes, as well as recognitions they received for their work.

Carter Design Build

5310 DTC Pkwy. Suite E, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

When it comes to custom home building, Carter Design Build has built its reputation in high-end neighborhoods across Denver. It has created hundreds of homes in various sizes and styles including modern, traditional, and contemporary. For these projects, the firm either partners with an affiliated architect or an architect of the client’s choice. The firm can also team up with a design team to help develop the home’s architectural plans. 

For over three decades,  Carter Design Build has stuck with its proven building process. Central to this process is assisting the client in every decision. This starts with selecting professionals, project guidelines, and design specifications. Then it helps with bidding, budgeting, scheduling. The firm also helps with accounting services by providing the client billings for the monthly payments and a detailed analysis of the budget and expenses.

Diamond Homes

1039 South Gaylord, Denver, CO 80209

Working for high-end clientele in Denver, Diamond Homes makes sure to deliver stunningly unique and meticulously detailed homes. To deliver such projects, the firm not only covers the home’s conception, design, and budget, but it also oversees the project management, building, and even the post-project care of these homes.

With 50 years in business, Diamond Homes has mastered not only the building process but also long-term relationships with clients. The firm has been trusted with some of the most notable homes in Denver, including this Modern French Chateau residence displayed in this article. The firm’s portfolio also includes numerous other home styles including historical, Tudor, eclectic, French provincial, and Parisian to name a few.

Haley Custom Homes

5211 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Haley Custom Homes has done projects up to 16,000 square-feet. It also specializes in modern and traditional homes. To create these, the firm uses a progressive approach through an Accelerated Precision Building System. The priority here is to eliminate waste, fasten build time, and increase efficiency. That is also why Haley Custom Homes adapts a one-supervisor-per-job rule to each of the firm’s contractors involved in the project.

Aside from efficiency, Haley Custom Homes excels in its business development team’s services. This team is assigned to keep up with design trends and network with designers and architects of different expertise. By staying in the know and building good relationships, the firm can quickly refer a professional that specializes in the client’s style preference. In the last six years alone, Haley Custom Homes has won more than 18 awards. This includes the 2020 Builder of the Year Greenwood Village.

Kurowski Development

9200 W. Cross Drive Suite 319, Littleton, CO 80123

Kurowski Development believes that a custom home is not just about a specific shape or style. It is about customizing a home based on specific needs. That is why the firm believes that the most important task of a custom home builder is to assist clients in building a home that suits them in all ways—the site, details, and cost.

Besides building the best home for the client today, the firm also believes in building the best home for tomorrow. This is why the firm has developed a special focus on energy efficiency and green building. These principles have been at the foundation of Kurowski Development since it started over 40 years ago. Principal John Kurow himself is a co-founder of the Built Green™ Program of Colorado. A notable example from the firm’s portfolio is this mountain home which features warm water in-floor heat and many other energy-efficient elements.

Larsen Development

1361 South Broadway Suite 102, Denver, CO 80210

One of the strengths of Larsen Development is its communication with clients. It has an online software program where the homeowner can contact the firm and track the home’s progress to see the schedule, design selections, and budget. This makes transparency the highlight of the firm’s construction process, and also enables clients to stay updated with current and relevant educational posts. Posts include write-ups on design trends for the year, the state of the real estate market, and notes on buying a home during a pandemic.

Larsen Development has been garnering numerous awards for its custom homes and as a custom home builder itself.  The firm is the Best Custom Home Builder by HAP Award in 2016 and continued to be among the finalists in the succeeding years (2017, 2019, and 2020). One of Larsen Development’s award-winning projects is this Beaver Creek Inspired residence in Greenwood Village which is a 2018 MAME finalist. 

R.C. Brown Construction

3960 Nassau Circle West, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

R.C. Brown Construction is particularly knowledgeable in the neighborhoods of metropolitan Denver. Hence, it can provide clients with market and design insights that are specified to these areas. Aside from custom homes, the firm also works on renovations and additions. Its projects are made possible by partnering with architects, subcontractors, and design professionals.

R.C. Brown Construction is fond of modern and contemporary designs. One of its notable projects is this custom modern home in Cherry Hills Village, which was featured in 5280 Denver’s Mile High Magazine. This home is for a couple whose kids have moved out and went to college. What used to be a traditional, kid-friendly home now features a contemporary appeal with its many open spaces. This radical shift reflects the new life phase for the homeowner couple.

Ryan Homes

5401 S. Park Terrace Ave. Unit 101-C, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Unlike most builders, Ryan Homes started with just a little background on custom home building. The firm planned to stand out by avoiding common construction issues such as delays, cost overruns, and warranties. Now the firm is among the top custom home builders in Colorado. It is known for client communication, builder accountability, and precise warranties—addressing the problems it wanted to solve from the beginning.

As mentioned earlier, Ryan Homes also aims to avoid cost overruns. That is why it makes a more detailed cost breakdown with 150 category line items instead of the usual 50. The firm also makes sure that 80% of subcontractor and supplier bids as well as a Home Specification Sheet are all prepared before groundbreaking. To best keep track of the expenses, the firm conducts monthly meetings with the client.

Stoneridge Homes

5994 South Holly St. Suite #261, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

The signature elements of Stoneridge Homes are quality materials and products. This is built upon the hands-on partnership of Gary and Wendy Wanger. Gary has been building in Denver for more than 45 years. Because of his experience, he is assigned to keep up with innovative ideas and products to use in each project. Meanwhile, Wendy uses her creativity by providing insights for the home interiors such as cabinets, lighting, and tiles. She also does the project management and coordinates with subcontractors. 

The combined skills of Gary and Wendy allow the firm to offer vast services, from design to construction management. Stoneridge Homes is also able to attract high-end clients from the finest neighborhoods of Denver. It has building homes in Bonnie Brae, Cherry Hills Village, Cherry Creek Country Club, and Greenwood Village.

Thomas Sattler Homes

3535 S. Platte River Dr., Englewood, CO 80110

For more than 30 years, Thomas Sattler Homes has built hundreds of custom homes. Now in the hands of a third-generation builder, the firm knows the value of industry connections. It has mastered working with the best trade and suppliers in the field. Hence, it can build award-winning homes that are fit for luxury living.

One of the latest and finest Thomas Sattler Homes is this transitional custom home in The Preserve at Greenwood Village. The house is filled with modern-prairie design elements that allow for an expansive open-concept floor plan. This project also includes unique finishes that elevate its overall grandeur.

Timber Ridge Properties

5445 DTC Pkwy. Penthouse 4, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Timber Ridge Properties takes on a boutique approach to each project, ensuring each home gets the firm’s hands-on, personal touch. Each project is taken with care, and the firm’s design-team makes sure to always fit the home style to the client’s taste, living, and family. This makes each home built uniquely despite the numerous spaces the firm has worked with in the past. 

Timber Ridge Properties works on projects that are at least worth $1 million. One of its multi-million dollar projects is this custom home in Bow Mar. The clients want an authentic Colorado Craftsman revival home. For this, the firm used handmade Craftsman tiles, a hand-crafted copper hood in the kitchen, and custom stained glass and light fixtures. The home also features a built-in bar, home theater, step-in spa tub, and a custom-designed Tree of Life on the front door glass.