The ML List: Top Mountain Builders 2021

Our annual list of top high-country homebuilders
Old Montana Building Lookout

Near Glacier National Park, this secluded sanctuary offers 360-degree views, no window coverings needed. A mix of wood, glass and steel comes together to create a modern version of national park architecture. Photo by Jeremiah and Rachel Spray Photography

Working in near-impossible conditions: raging winds, white-out blizzards, subzero temperatures and even wildlife walking through construction sites, mountain homebuilders are an intrepid lot. And still, these dedicated craftspeople create beautiful bespoke abodes despite the challenges, using state-of-the-art techniques to rival any of their city-dwelling counterparts.

In our Top Homebuilders list we include firms at the peak of their success, recommended to us by homeowners, architects and designers. Homebuilders are organized by state and town, with a special designation given to companies that have appeared in the pages of Mountain Living during the past two years.

British Columbia

Parson

Canadian Timberframes
877-348-9924

California

Granite Bay

Catalyst Builders
530-563-2090
August 2019, page 130 or A Family-Oriented Tahoe Home

Laguna Beach

Gallo Builders
949-715-9874
2020 Home of the Year
Nov./Dec. 2020, page 104 and 115 or 2020 Home of the Year: Dazzle Us

Tahoe City

Truckee Patio

A California vacation home brings the outdoors in with a number of lift-and-slide doors that allow for perpetual indoor/outdoor living and unobstructed views. Photo by Paul Dyer

Jim Morrison Construction
530-587-3055
July 2020, page 114 or Rooms With a View

Loverde Builders
530-581-5533

Tahoe Vista

Spadi Custom Homes
530-212-0208,
August 2020, page 52 or At Home in an A-Frame

Truckee

Crestwood Construction
530-550-9500

Daniel Fraiman Construction
530-536-5018

Gallagher Construction
530-550-7500

Heslin Construction
530-214-8930

In House Builders
530-567-5150

Lamperti Construction
530-550-1505

Mark Tanner Construction
530-587-4000
August 2019, page 138 or A Home With Lakeside Allure

NSM Construction
530-582-4138
March/April 2021, page 134 or A Roomy Vacation Home Built for Family Gatherings

Vineyard Custom Homes
530-550-9501

Colorado

Aspen

Bowden Homes
970-544-2000

J.D. Black Construction
970-379-7794

Regan Construction
970-923-0010

Rutgers Construction
970-925-8229

Avon

Beck Building Company
970-949-1800
Sept./Oct. 2019, page 144 or Endless Summer

RA Nelson
970-949-5152
Jan./Feb. 2019, page 162 or Sophisticated Comforts in a Vail Village Condo

Shaeffer Hyde Construction
970-845-5656
Sept./Oct. 2019, page 120 or Keeping it Wild

Basalt

Harriman Construction
970-927-1161

Breckenridge

Ivan Stanley
970-547-9008

Mathison Custom Builders
970-485-5912

New West Partners
970-771-3995

Rockridge Building Company
970-453-9647

Carbondale

Aspen Built
970-618-3555

Key Elements Construction
970-963-5667
Jan./Feb. 2019, page 134 or A Norwegian-Inspired Aspen Home

Colorado Springs

Signature Homes by Steve Scott
719-575-9881

Crested Butte

Coburn Partners
970-349-1366
July 2019, page 106 or A Crested Butte Home on the River

Copper Creek Homes
970-349-5462

Garcia Construction
970-209-2425
May/June 2020, page 96 or A Light-Filled Retreat in Crested Butte

Dillon

Infinite Scope
970-468-1367

Eagle

Custom Refinements
970-328-3600
Sept./Oct. 2020, page 140 or “True Grit Western” Meets “City Girl Refined” in this Colorado Log Home Update

Precision Construction West
970-328-0403

Slaugh Construction
970-445-8999

Edwards

Cohen Construction
970-926-3443
May/June 2020, page 86 or A Colorado Mountain Home with Farmhouse Flavor

Meadow Mountain Homes
970-926-2824
Jan./Feb. 2021, page 144 or A Sleek and Modern Ski Retreat in Vail

Resort Concepts
970-926-1720
July 2020, page 122 or A Reconfigured and Sophisticated Edwards Home

Evergreen

Bear Creek Design Group
303-997-6628

Frisco

Apex Mountain Homes
970-470-0985

Double Diamond Property & Construction
970-418-8029

Lipari Construction Company
970-445-0051

Pinnacle Mountain Homes
970-453-0727

Trilogy Partners
970-453-2230

Glenwood Springs

Aspen Construction Management
970-274-3236

Golden

TCC Design Build Company
970-368-2026

Granby

Big Valley Construction
970-887-1533

Keystone

Raptor Construction
970-470-0393

Lafayette

Stylewise Construction
303-466-5054
March/April 2021, page 82 

Minturn

SRE Building Associates
970-845-6359

Montrose

J and S Richardson Construction
970-729-0854
March/April 2019, page 94 or An Artful and Inviting Telluride Home

Pagosa Springs

Wolf Creek Jeep

A lakeside Colorado lodge, painstakingly crafted from hand with huge timbers, pays tributes to old cabins that were found on the historic property. The porte-cochere provides a dramatic entrance. Photo by Chris Marona

Moore & Co.
970-264-7008
Sept./Oct. 2020, page 122 or A Rustic Colorado Ranch, Reborn

Silverthorne

Travis Construction
970-468-0454

Steamboat Springs

Boathouse Beams

In Steamboat Springs a vintage A-frame is reinvented by introducing contemporary steel and glass detailing in a hanging glass box. Glass walls create an extension of interior space to the outdoors. Photo by David Patterson

Gerber Berend Design Build
970-879-1725
Nov./Dec. 2020, page 142 or A Vintage A-Frame, Reimagined

Grove Mountain
970-457-6040

Rivertree Custom Builders
970-879-1016

Shively Construction
970-879-5656

Vaussa
435-229-7082

workshopL Design + Build
970-875-4512

Tabernash

Chillcoots Construction
970-722-0108

Steffen Builders West
970-531-2407

Telluride

Finbro Construction
970-728-5038
March/April 2021, page 88

Tandem Custom Builder
970-729-0079
March/April 2019, page 110 or A Historic Telluride Victorian is Reinvented

Vail

Guida Construction
970-845-9100

Kasia Karska Design
970-688-5748

Winter Park

Terra Firma Custom Homes
970-726-1133
August 2020, page 124 or A Home Inspired by Craftsman-Style Architecture With a Mountain Twist

Idaho

Hailey

Hennessy Company
208-725-2256
Jan./Feb. 2019, page 156 or A Sun Valley Happy Place

Ketchum

Conrad Brothers Construction
208-726-3830

Lloyd Construction
208-726-4263

Wilson Construction
208-726-9776
May/June 2019 page 138 or Set in Stone

Michigan

Petoskey

Glennwood Custom Builders
231-439-9103
August 2019, page 122 or The Ultimate Mountain Home for a Bay Area Family

Montana

Belgrade

Woodworks West
406-570-8891

Bigfork

Bigfork Builders
406-837-3373

Big Sky

Big Sky Build
406-995-3670

Haas Builders
406-995-4552

Highline Partners
406-600-6361
July 2020, page 62 or At Home in a Helicopter Studio

PRG Group
406-995-3400
Jan./Feb. 2021, page 136 or A Serene Montana Retreat Made for Aprés-Ski

Billings

Langlas & Associates
406-656-0629

Bozeman

Archer Construction
406-585-7770
March/April 2021, page 142 

Dovetail Construction
406-585-8858

Icon Build + Ranch
406-581-8718

M Squared
406-570-0499

North Fork Builders
406-551-4060
Sept./Oct. 2019, page 136 or Taking the Long View

OSM Construction
406-586-1500
Home of the Year 2019
Nov./Dec. 2019, page 132 or 2019 Home of the Year: Alpine Chalet Chic

RMR Group
406-995-4811

Schlauch Bottcher Construction
406-585-0735
Jan./Feb. 2020, page 156 or A Cozy, Minimalist Big Sky Home

Yellowstone Traditions
406-587-0968
Jan./Feb. 2020, page 172 or Happy Trails

Gallatin Gateway

Lohss Construction
406-763-9081
March/April 2021, page 84

Hamilton

Rocky Mountain Homes
406-363-5680

Livingston

Battle Ridge Construction
406-222-7988
Jan./Feb. 2020, page 180 or A Hillside Aerie Just Outside of Bozeman

Fishcamp Custom
406-224-1222

Missoula

Edgell Building
406-721-1826
May/June 2019, page 130 or Redux Farmhouse

Martel Construction
406-541-8122
July 2019, page 138 or Down by the River

Stevensville

Bitterroot Timber Frames
860-801-1224

Whitefish

Bear Mountain Builders
406-862-3302

Brandt Construction
406-250-0200
March/April 2021, page 124

Denman Construction
406-863-9925
July 2019, page 130 or Building Bridges in Montana

Malmquist Construction
406-862-7846

Mindful Designs Custom Builders
406-863-9177

Old Montana Building Lookout

Jeremiah and Rachel Spray Photography

Old Montana Building Company
406-871-6316
Sept./Oct. 2020, page 88 or At Home in a Lookout

Nevada

Incline Village

ADC Advance Design + Construction
775-833-1337

Greenwood Homes
775-831-0188

Utah

Lindon

Magleby Construction
801-785-9998

Park City

Aerie Construction
435-615-1956

Go West Development
435-901-1854

RS Hardman Building Company
435-647-0123

Salt Lake City

Steve Dubell Construction Group
801-856-2059

Washington

Seattle

Krekow Jennings
206-625-0505
Sept./Oct. 2018, page 152 or A Sun Valley Love Affair

Wyoming

Alpine

J.E. Douville Home Builders
307-654-7183

Jackson

Big-D Signature
435-658-2443

Couloir Construction
307-699-3949
March/April 2020, page 140 or A Cozy Home Inspired by Love at First Sight

Jackson Ext

A couple’s vision of a rustic chalet-like mountain retreat was built near Jackson Hole’s slopes from reclaimed wood and materials sourced from across the country. Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy

Creative Building Solutions
307-200-6699
Sept./Oct. 2020, page 130 or A Rustic Chalet-Like Mountain Retreat in Jackson

Headwall Construction
307-413-7754
Jan./Feb. 2020, page 148 or A Wyoming Vacation Home with Custom Upgrades

Jackson Hole Contracting
307-413-9922
May/June 2019, page 146 or An Interior Designer’s Colorful Jackson Home

JH Builders
307-734-5245

New West Building Company
307-203-2460

Shaw Construction/Wyoming
307-733-8401

Teton Heritage Builders
307-733-8771
Home of the Year 2018
Nov./Dec. 2018, page 134 or 2018 Home of the Year: Fairy-Tale Finish

TKG Construction
307-699-0133
August 2019, page 152 or A Custom Home in Jackson with Roots in the Past

Jackson Kit

Perfectly aligned with the clerestory windows, the wood wall paneling complements the dark gray cabinetry and light quartzite countertops in this open, Jackson Hole kitchen. Photo by Audrey Hall

Two Ocean Builders
307-733-2822
July 2020, page 94 or A Destination for Friends and Family at the Base of the Grand Tetons

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