An hour south of Denver and minutes away from some of the country’s best natural playgrounds, Colorado Springs, Colorado is home to more than 400,000 residents. Yet as the largest city by land area in the state, one can’t help but sense a smaller town community feeling. “The Springs” provides easy access to the nearby deserts, plains, and mountains, offering residents their pick of countless locations to get away to and play in. The natural beauty of Colorado Springs can be found among its picturesque parks, spectacular rock formations, and prominent mountains, whereas those looking for architectural marvels, need only to look to the Springs-based United States Air Force Academy Chapel for an awe-inspiring house of worship with a striking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
Homes here feature Mediterranean styled mountain houses, lodges, and chalets due to the geographical landscape of the Springs and its close proximity to popular skiing destinations like Vail and Aspen. This list of top 15 homebuilders in Colorado Springs features award-winning contractors behind some of the most luxurious and expensive homes in the Springs.
15) Strecker Homes
Website | 719.641.5371 | 1550 Peregrine Vista Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
With over 20 years in the business, Strecker Homes has been serving Colorado communities since 2000, four years after its original establishment in 1996 back in central Washington. Its principal, Doug Strecker, relocated the firm and has since led his team to build homes complete with spectacular views, amazing custom-made cabinetry, and beautiful hearts.
The firm prides itself for using only the best materials available, along with utilizing the latest technology. Their work can be found in Colorado Springs, Monument, Breckenridge, and elsewhere in Southern Colorado.
14) Picasso Homes
Website | 719.310.1875| 6510 A South Academy Blvd PO Box 188, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Doug Osinski founded Picasso Homes after noticing a gap in the homebuilding industry through his many years working as a real estate agent. He pointed out a flaw in contractors’ communication process and a lack of innovative designs, which inspired him to start a firm of his own. Since Osinski’s establishment, the company has built over a thousand homes and was recognized in the 2015 Parade of Homes after winning the Best in Craftsmanship, Best Master Suite, and Best in Exterior Architecture awards.
Osinski personally oversees all projects and works closely with his team. Together, they have over 50 years of construction experience working on homes budgeted between $500k and $2M.
13) Tara Custom Homes
Website | 719.499.0272 | 15770 Pineycove Ct, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Led by father-son duo Paul and Mark Rising, Tara Custom Homes is an award-winning design-build firm that has been in the industry for over 40 years. Their accolades include multiple awards from the Parade of Homes wherein they have swept the show with distinctions such as Best Master Suite, Best Kitchen, Best Interior, and Best Overall Home. They are also proud winners of the prestigious Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Grand Award for Design.
Most of their work can be found in some of the best communities in Colorado Springs, like Flying Horse, High Forest Ranch, the Preserve at Walden, and Cathedral Pines.
12) All About Home Design
Website | 719.465.8888 | 13530 Northgate Estates Dr. Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
After gaining 35 years of experience building homes in California, Scott Maynes moved back to Colorado Springs in 2014 to establish All About Home Design with his sister Karen Jones. This young partnership has found much success as the sibling team now lead an award-winning premier home building and design company.
Their first year in business was marked with six accolades from the Parade of Homes including the Best Overall Home and Best Floor Plan distinctions. They have consistently been winning more awards at the annual showcase with their two latest entries earlier this year winning the Best Overall Home awards in their categories along with several more awards.
11) Petra Homes
Website | 719.593.1934| P.O. Box 774, Divide, Colorado 80814
An award-winning firm with over 38 People’s Choice and industry awards, including awards for Best Overall Home, Best Interior Design, Best Exterior, and Best Kitchen from the annual Colorado Springs Parade of Homes, Petra Homes is known for their luxurious hillside homes and Tuscan villas. Their portfolio showcases a wide range of homes with price tags starting at around $300k. Some of these homes come with their very own equestrian structures custom-built by the firm. They are also proud green builders affiliated with both Built Green and Energy Star.
The firm is led by Mark Kohlman, a licensed contractor since 1977 and the winner of several Builder of the Year honors. He founded the firm in 1996 and has been working closely with his team on each project ever since.
10) Tuscany Homes
Website | 719.388.7272 | 4169 Sinton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
A premier custom home builder founded in 2005, Tuscany Homes is known for constructing homes in a wide range of styles from Colorado contemporary to the traditional craftsman. They are, however, best known for their infusion of old world architecture with modern convenience uniquely packaged differently for each client they take on, a style that is the brainchild of their founder Steve Campbell.
The firm has received numerous accolades throughout their years in service from the Colorado Springs Parade of Homes from individuals in the industry and the public. Some of which include People’s Choice Award – Best Overall Home, Industry Award of Excellence – Best Floor Plan, Best Architectural Exterior, and Best Craftsmanship from the Housing and Building Association’s Parade of Homes in 2014.
9) Allentown Homes
Website | 719.661.2908 | 15639 Open Sky Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Led by its third-generation of homebuilders, Allentown Homes showcases distinctive designs inspired by their clients’ lifestyles and infused with their own ideas and talents. Their work is marked with a mixture of style and functionality enhanced through the utilization of only the best technology. This is perfectly embodied in their award-winning Starlite Kibanda home, the firm’s take on the mountain cabin. A towering ridge overlooking the Colorado mountains, Starlite Kibanda showcased a rustic barn attached to a modern building topped with a stucco finish.
The house won Allentown Homes various awards from the 2009 Parade of Homes such as Best Architectural Design, Most Innovative, Best Floor Plan, and Most Awesome Builder. It was also hailed Home of the Year for Themed Theaters by Electronic Magazine.
8) Canaan Company
Website | 719.488.0705 | Monument, CO 80132
Established by John Bridges, Canaan Company has been in the industry and serving the Monument, Colorado Springs, and Black Forest areas since the 1980s. After being offered to handle a custom home builder’s carpentry needs back in 1984, Bridges and his team gained a reputation as one of the premier carpenters in the region. By their second year in business, Bridges would expand their services and include foundations, custom cabinetry, and roofing.
This would, later on, inspire Bridges to start building homes under his own name in 1987, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, their projects included sprawling homes over 18k square feet in size with prices ranging up to $3M. Taking a peak a Canaan’s portfolio is interesting in that the viewer is truly able to get a picture for the different ways this luxury builder adapts and designs based on the setting of the home – whether in the mountains of Breckenridge, the forests near Colorado Springs, or the plains out east.
7) Pregio Homes
Website | 719.243.1952 | 111 South Tejon Street #112, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Established in 2009, Pregio Homes is a subsidiary of general contractor Colarelli Construction after the company decided to expand its horizons and look beyond their commercial building specialty. With access to Colarelli’s construction division, the firm is able to be more efficient, all while maintaining the personal touches that come with building custom homes.
All of Pregio Homes’ projects are custom made from the ground up. From cabinetry and the drawers of the kitchen to cellars, bathrooms, and bedrooms; everything that will go into the home is personalized to a client’s taste. Their clients have noted that it isn’t just the caliber of work that the firm does, it’s the communication and the strategic approach they take to analyzing potential challenges and roadblocks on the front end that led clients to put so much trust in the firm.
6) Solid Rock Custom Homes, LLC
Website | 719.494.0932 | 6250 Corporate Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Solid Rock Custom Homes is a premier luxury custom home builder led by Lain Chappell, a Certified Graduate Builder from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Energy Star Certified Builder. He established the firm in 2004 and has since been recognized with various awards such as the Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award in 2009 along with multiple MAME awards. The firm itself has also received awards from the Better Business Bureau and the Colorado Springs Gazette, along with several distinctions from the Parade of Homes where this past year they won the Industry Award for Best Kitchen.
Additionally, Solid Rock is a proud member of the Builder 20 Club, a small group of handpicked nationally recognized and award-winning luxury custom homebuilders chosen by the NAHB.
5) Copperleaf Homes
Website | 719.598.8900 | 7826 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Led by award-winning CEO Steve Neary, Copperleaf Homes prides itself on their strategic alliance with architects from RemWhirl and the Woodley Architectural Group. This partnership has resulted in superb work that has garnered the firm numerous accolades year after year as Copperleaf has regularly won Industry Awards of Excellence and People’s Choice Awards from the Colorado Springs Parade of Homes. From floor-to-ceiling window panes to winding staircases, most of their homes have spectacular views of the Colorado mountains.
The firm’s projects range in cost from $500k to the millions, with their team providing a list of already included high-quality features into their estimates such as carpeting, lighting, flooring, and cabinetry. Additionally, they provide services throughout Colorado Springs and the Denver area.
4) Galiant Homes
Website | 719.445.6263 | 6265 Lehman Dr. Suite 160, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Founded by Steve Miller, a former Army officer, and West Point graduate, Galiant Homes is an award-winning premier luxury custom home builder that prides itself in taking on challenging projects. With a “never say no” philosophy the firm is driven to build exceptional homes that are shaped by the needs and desires of their clients. Each of their projects benefits from their Flow of Living design, which is their way of getting to know each of their clients better to make sure their lifestyles and tastes are incorporated into their homes.
Their work has garnered them various awards throughout the years, with some of their most recent accolades coming from the Colorado Springs Parade of Homes which awarded them with the Best Overall Home & People’s Choice Award $1.4M category in 2016 and 2017.
3) Sterling Custom Homes
Website | 303.814.2777 | 862 W. Happy Canyon Road Suite 115, Castle Rock, CO 80108
Since his move to Colorado in the 1990s, Sterling Custom Homes founder Woody Howarth has built and remodeled over 500 custom homes. With over 20 years of experience in the building industry, Howarth’s custom luxury homes are known for their unique style. He specializes in designing classic post and beam (Beaver Creek style), French Country, modern, lodge style, mission, and craftsman arts and crafts.
One of their most notable projects was featured on the Castle Pines Connection. It was a reconstruction, or “extreme makeover”, of a house completely lost to a devastating fire.
2) C.R. Shea Homes, Inc.
Website | 719.633.7999 | 1045 Garden of the Gods Rd Ste 103-F, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
For over 25 years, C.R. Shea Homes has been serving the Colorado Springs area under the supervision of their founder, Charlie Shea. A Certified Graduate Master Builder, Shea has led his firm in building over 140 high-quality luxury homes. Their excellent work has earned them numerous awards from the Parade of Homes throughout the years and five distinctions from the MAME Awards. They have also been featured in publications like The Gazette and the Colorado Springs Business Journal.
The company is proudly affiliated with several award-winning companies such as DD Ford and Harwick Homes, and is an active member of the National Colorado Springs Home Builders Association where their founder served as a director for three years. They are also a member of the exclusive Builder 20 Club.
1) Comito Building and Design, LLC.
Website | 719.219.5421 | 6380 Corporate Centre Circle Suite #235, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
A third-generation home builder, Comito Building and Design has been constructing luxury custom homes since 1983. They are led by Claude Comito, a former president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs, and a recipient of the HBA Home Builder of the Year award. Their excellent work has graced the covers and pages of Builder/Architect, Colorado Springs Style, and From House to Home.
The firm utilizes and emphasizes a design-build concept which enables their construction and architectural teams to achieve their maximum creativity levels. Some of their best work can be found in Colorado’s most luxurious communities like Cedar Heights and Stratton Pines.