Builders on Tour
Christina “Chris” Presley founded Epic Homes in 2015, distancing the company from the big corporate homebuilder world. The company is known for quality, integrity and design and is independent, not publicly traded. Epic builds in communities that allow them to combine the scenic outdoors in areas that are still close to all the urban amenities the Front Range offers in Arvada, Broomfield, Leyden Rock, Denver and Boulder. 303.798.3742; liveepichomes.com.
Toll Brothers was started in 1967 in Pennsylvania by Bob and Bruce Toll. It is now an award winning Fortune 500 Company considered the nation’s premier builder of luxury homes. Their master-planned communities, golf courses, active living communities and city living properties are located in 51 markets and 20 states across the U.S. They began building in Colorado in 2001 and have created luxury communities in Denver and Fort Collins. 303.708.0730; tollbrothers.com.
David Weekley Homes began in 1976 in Houston, Texas, and is now the largest privately-held home builder in America. The company is known for being passionate about customers, building exceptional homes, and close work with team members and the communities in which they live and work. They have homes in midtown Denver, Inspiration and Stapleton in Stapleton Beeler Park, Encore at Anthem Ranch in Broomfield and Hyland Village in Westminster. Encore at Anthem Ranch is a new community designed for 55+ adults, with beautiful mountain views and a great location near Boulder. 303.872.5030; davidweekleyhomes.com.
RICHMOND AMERICAN HOMES
The Richmond American Homes companies have homebuilding operations in 10 states and a solid reputation for quality and attention to detail. The first single-family home they built was in 1977 in Denver; now they’ve built more than 195,000 homes nationwide. Their newest community is Harvest Junction in Longmont, with homes in the upper $400s and approximately 1,900 to 3,330 square feet. There are also new communities in Fort Collins and Timnath. 888.500.7060; richmondamerican.com.
The Peakview Collection by Shea Homes offers four dynamic new plans, from the upper $400s that deliver impeccable architectural styling with incredible, yet practical, living spaces. While its Shea3D™ Collection, from the low $400s, gives you the chance to take personalization to the next level. Buyers want choices – the progressive Shea3D concept delivers on this desire. Each plan has three main-floor ‘lifestyle options’: entertainment, kitchen and outdoor. The different lifestyle options take the primary main-floor living spaces of a well-appointed kitchen, great room and dining area and changes them up allowing you to select the main-floor layout that best suits how you live life. Shea Homes builds in Aurora, Commerce City, Erie, Highlands Ranch and Parker.
Since 1954, Lennar has helped hundreds of thousands of families across America move into the next stage of their lives with a new home for all stages of life: first home, move-up home, or a multigenerational home to accommodate changing family needs. Their communities cater to all lifestyles and include urban, suburban, active adult and golf course living. Lennar has homes in Anthem Highlands at Lookout Village, Barefoot Lakes in Firestone, Candelas Canyonview in Arvada, Compass 6000 in Erie, Fallbrook Farms in Thornton, Gardens at Table Mountain in Golden, Green Gables Reserve in Lakewood, Heirloon in Parker, Inspiration and Pioneer Hills in Aurora, Legacy Ridge in Westminster, Mosaic in Fort Collins. 303.507.9393; lennar.com.
National homebuilders Lennar and CalAtlantic Homes merged to provide beautiful homes and communities in 49 markets across 21 states from coast to coast. As a company of Lennar, CalAtlantic builds single family, patio and paired homes. They include Shadow Grass Park and Somerset Meadows in Longmont. CalAtlantic and Lennar have locations in Aurora, Boulder, Denver, Erie, Fort Collins, Longmont, Windsor and more. 303.486.5000, calatlantichomes.com.
WILLIAM LYON HOMES
William Lyon Homes celebrates 60 years of offering a wide array of brand new home choices. Creating new neighborhoods is one of their areas of expertise. 18 different neighborhoods feature William Lyon homes across Arvada, Erie, Aurora, Loveland, Timnath and the Denver metro area. The company provides step-by-step buying guidance, a tutorial called Homebuying 101 and is known for award-winning customer service. 303.703.8606; lyonhomes.com.
BOULDER CREEK NEIGHBHORHOODS
Looking for something a bit closer to home on the Front Range? Boulder Creek Neighborhoods provides unique, low-maintenance housing options in the Denver Metro area. At their patio homes, townhouses and signature wee-Cottages, low-maintenance is a key component of not only the shared community spaces, but also of the homes themselves. Whether buyers are looking for limited exterior upkeep, increased mobility, or even a boost in free time, all of the outdoor maintenance and landscaping is taken care of by an HOA – which means that time that was once spent on household chores and yard work can now be spent simply enjoying life. What would you do with those extra six to eight free hours per week? Spend time with friends and family? Travel, ski, or immerse yourself in a new hobby? Those activities are just a few among the many that Boulder Creek Neighborhoods makes available to their homeowners. 720.608.0558; livebouldercreek.com.
Bill and Jeff Eckert established Flatirons Homes in Boulder in 1989, and together they have more than 80 years of experience in commercial and residential building. They have a variety of single-family homes, duplexes and townhome-style condos in Longmont. Their Parkside neighborhood on Longmont’s south side features 93 condos and 36 single-family homes, all green built and Energy Star certified. 303.848.4185; flatironshomes.com.
Oakwood Homes has a comprehensive Guaranteed Energy, which makes it the smart choice for energy efficient new homes. Every home is tested to ensure it stands up to their high quality standards and meets the high performance guarantee promised with every home delivered. With luxury homes from the $200s to $700s, Oakwood Homes is in Denver, Erie, Loveland, Thornton, Aurora, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs and Commerce City. 303.486.8500; oakwoodhomesco.com.
The fresh architecture and bold, innovative designs of Markel Homes can be found in Longmont’s Prospect New Town and West Grange; Lyons Valley Park; Niwot Hills; and in Spring Creek, Silver Creek, North End in Louisville and Blue Sage in Lafayette. They build low-maintenance easy living condo lofts, duplexes and town homes as well as a variety of single-family homes in ranch, two- and three-story styles, that feature modern, contemporary, newwest and Craftsman architecture. 303.449.8689; markelhomes.com.
Sustainable growth is intrinsically tied to Brookfield Residential’s core values of passion, integrity and community. Whether it’s pursuing “green” home design and construction or creating mixed-use communities where people can live, work and play, they are committed to creating sustainable, earth-friendly communities. There are Brookfield communities in Denver, Lakewood, Firestone, Littleton and Brighton. Included in the base price of a Brookfield Residential home is an allowance for seven key aspects of the home so buyers can collaborate with dedicated experts. 720.524.8417; brookfieldresidentialco.com.
Founded in 2003, CityView is a premier investment management and development firm focused on urban residential real estate in the western United States. At the center of the firm’s success is its strong professional team which possesses unparalleled expertise in real estate, operations, finance and asset management. CityView targets complex multifamily housing opportunities in urban markets. The majority of CityView’s projects, which includes Peloton West in Boulder, are within walking distance of transportation hubs, job centers, schools, retail services, healthcare facilities and cultural amenities. 310.566.8700; cityview.com.