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THE ART OF BUILDING AND BUYING A BEAUTIFUL SPEC HOME This stunning mountain modern home sits in one of Steamboat’s most beautiful neighborhoods, with Little Fish Creek running right along it. While the views and the architectural brilliance alone make this property a gem, what we found most unique is that this home was a spec home. So how was such a beautiful home built on one of the most amazing slices of property in the area without the vision of a homeowner? Find out here.

I N S I D E O N E O F S T E A M B O AT ’ S M O S T R E M A R K A B L E M O U N TA I N H O M E S After coming to Steamboat for over 12 years, this family decided to embark on the task of building and designing their dream home. A team of local pros was put to the task of building one of the most breathtaking and honest structures in the Yampa Valley. The homeowners goal was to build something for their growing family and future generations, and they did so with grace and style.

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P30.TAKE IT OUTSIDE RETHINKING THE ROLE OF OUTDOOR S PA C E S I N S T E A M B O AT S P R I N G S In a place like Steamboat Springs, where favorable weather abounds nearly eight months of the year and there are few things residents love more than being outside, people are starting to reconsider the role outdoor living spaces play. High up Buffalo Pass Road sits a home that takes the notion of outdoor living spaces to a new level. 4 | SPRING 2018 | WWW.HOMELINKMAG.COM

C H A D W I C K F L AT S L U X U R I O U S L I V I N G , S U S TA I N A B L E D E S I G N Chadwick Flats is the epitome of the “new” Steamboat. With an uncommon design and a unique approach to 21st century resort living, this development aims to redefine the expectations of mountain living. While these homes are beautiful, what may make them stand out even more is that this development is the first multi-family project in the Yampa Valley to receive both the Steamboat Green Building Program and ENERGY STAR certifications.


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AUTHOR BIOS

Originally from Vermont, DEIRDRE PEPIN came to Colorado in 1999 after graduating from Bates College and the University of Iowa. With a BA in English and MAT in Secondary English Education, Deirdre uses her training and skills as a freelance writer. She enjoys yoga, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two children. While we may like to think of LAURA SOARD as the copy editor for HOMELINK Magazine, Laura is the Marketing Director at the Steamboat Springs Chamber. Laura grew up in Upstate New York and made her way to Steamboat to live the Colorado dream. Out of the office, she spends as much time outside as she can, trail running, mountain biking and hiking all over Steamboat and around Colorado. Laura also enjoys reading, traveling near and far, and spending time with her two favorite people: her husband and daughter. CRISTIN FREY is a Real Estate Broker & the Marketing Director for The de Jong Team of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. She has been collecting and sharing stories for years from her travels across the globe.  These days you can find her in Steamboat Springs contributing to real estate blogs, making homes appear beautiful, and chasing after her two little girls. Steamboat Springs resident SUZIE ROMIG is a degreed and awardwinning freelance journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines across the state. She also works as the Energy Outreach Coordinator for Yampa Valley Sustainability Council with special emphasis on energy efficiency and green building education efforts. She is an active environmental volunteer who has resided in Colorado since 1990. She lives with her wonderful husband, incredible teenage son and adopted dog.

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JOHN LAGUARDIA is an outdoor enthusiast and Colorado native who started LaGuardia Adventure Photography in 2015 and Rocky Mountain Visuals in 2017 due to demand for his photography, videography and aerial drone imagery. He can be found roaming our planet’s wild while capturing beautiful outdoor landscapes, outdoor adventure lifestyle activities, and luxury mountain properties. John enjoys micro adventures with his family, testing gear, vlogging, and exploring in the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. CAMERON HAWKINS moved to Steamboat in September 2015 after living in India for a year working with the Comprehensive Rural Health Project, a community health and development organization. She graduated from Elon University in 2014 with a B.S. in Biology. Her passion for promoting social, environmental, and economic sustainability and helping heal the earth-human relationship led her to YVSC where she is now the Waste Diversion Director. A North Carolina native, Cameron moved to Colorado to fulfill her dream of living in the Rocky Mountains. An adventurer, Cameron is excited to ski and explore the myriad National Parks out West. Originally from Texas, Jeff & JENNIFER HARPER, along with their two children, have been visiting the Steamboat area for many years and are now blessed to call it home. Now in their second year as the owners of Hot Stuff Hearth & Home, the Harper family looks forward to meeting you and providing exceptional service.

Fulfilling two long time dreams - to live in Steamboat Springs & to own a business. JEFF MONCRIEFF is the proud owner & operator of Budget Blinds of Steamboat-Laramie. Jeff is an avid snowboarder and enjoys the amazing biking, hiking and scenery that Colorado & Wyoming offer. He’s a big fan of his cat Spazzy and NFL football. Jeff is a member of the 2017-2018 Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network Advisory Board and volunteers with the Routt County Humane Society and other local groups. Born and raised in Maine, ADAM WRIGHT was inspired by buildings and structures at an early age in part as the son of a home builder, and in part by an appreciation for architectural drawings and artwork. After moving to Colorado following undergraduate studies, Adam pursued a Masters in Architecture,  becoming passionate about progressive design solutions as well as the quality of detail inherent in well-built and sustainable architecture. ISABELLE NAGELBRICE is a tiny house consultant, guiding people through the different phases of their builds. She has put together The Healthy Tiny House Kit with MainStream Corporation, which she offers to DIY and professional builders looking to build a clean and healthy tiny home. Isabelle is passionate about living simply and encouraging others to also have less of an environmental impact. Her website atinygoodthing.com and IG: @atinygoodthing follow the build of her own tiny house.  CHRIS RAINWATER is a 30-year OSHA certified safety expert in both construction and general industry. Dr. Rainwater’s company, Rainwater Safety and HR Consulting (RSC), represents many general contractors and other companies throughout Colorado. RSC is located in Hayden, Colorado.


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Bruce and Donna Genderson have been coming to Steamboat for over 12 years. They’ve happily owned a slopeside duplex where they vacation with their three daughters, sons-inlaw, and grandchildren. They love the skiing and the mountains as much as the authenticity of the town and the people who live here. Steamboat is where the Gendersons connect with nature and family—a place where they can continue to create meaningful and fun shared experiences. While they loved their duplex and mountainside setting, Bruce had always been interested in designing and building a house. When the vacant lot next door became available, the Gendersons purchased it. The location was ideal, but it presented substantial challenges. The land was steep, the access was difficult, and the ground was predominantly granite. Questioning precarious possibilities was not only the first step in building their impeccable home, it was also the enticing mindset throughout the three-year design-and-build process. One whole year was singularly devoted to excavation and more than 250 tons of granite were ultimately removed. The home the Gendersons envisioned was to be large enough for future generations, with a mountain contemporary style—but not cold—and a touch of rustic. Ski-in, ski-out was also important, and taking advantage of the sweeping views extending from the South Valley to the Sleeping Giant was a must. To transform their dream into reality, Bruce hand picked a collaborative team of experts with proven experience and a can-do attitude: local architect Joe Patrick Robbins, Steamboat’s Gerber Berend Design-Build, and interior designer Linda Steimke, who had worked extensively with the Gendersons in Washington, D.C.

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Robbins had designed two beautiful homes for close friends of the Gendersons and Jeff Gerber had designed a fabulous addition—built by Hans Berend—to their duplex. The Gendersons loved working with Gerber Berend and also appreciated Robbins’ creative aesthetic. Robbins understood the Rocky Mountain microclimate and valued the familial relationship formed between the homeowner and the architect. Bruce wondered if he could convince the two to work together. “Bruce wanted all the things we brought to the table and found value in Joe’s skill set, too,” Bert Larson, Operations Manager at Gerber Berend, remembers. Now that the home is finished, Larson can tangibly see how it’s remarkable and unique. “It offers moments that feel a lot like us and moments that feel a lot like Joe.” Bruce’s ability to bring two industry leaders together, foreseeing unparalleled benefits of their collaboration and integration, speaks to his principal inspiration for the project: family, cohesion, and togetherness. Robbins devised the original schematic concepts with the Gendersons and Gerber Berend. Gerber Berend then developed and detailed the design to create the construction documents. “I had never done anything like

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High Performance Features:

this before,” Robbins reveals. “I have to give a lot of credit to

E NE RG Y P E R FORMA NC E:

Gerber Berend for their wonderful details and tremendous

1. Super insulated, reflective under-slab rigid insulation 2. Super insulated hybrid roof insulation system: closed-cell spray applied foam to block air infiltration and seal penetrations, cavity fiberglass batts to boost R-Value, cross-vented nailbase insulation panels to block thermal bridging and provide roof venting and ice dam prevention 3. Super insulated hybrid exterior wall insulation: closed-cell spray applied foam to block air infiltration and seal penetrations, cavity fiberglass batts to boost R-Value 4. Warmboard floor sheathing for even heating, quick response times and low temperature hydronic heating 5. Modulating, condensing high efficiency boiler with outdoor temperature prediction sensors 6. Heat Recovery Ventilator for superior air quality and water vapor control 7. Lighting is almost entirely LED for low heat gain and longevity 8. Zip system sheathing for superior exterior moisture barrier and air barrier 9. High performance glass that limits heat gain and heat loss

ideas and follow-through with their designs.” Gerber Berend has a well-deserved reputation for creating buildings with amazing views that coincide with the sun, the landscape, and the location. One of the things that allows them to be successful is their technology. Knowing that expansive views were a priority for the Gendersons, Gerber Berend created scaffolding to attain the main level view. They analyzed how high they needed to raise each level in order to see Steamboat’s breathtaking sunsets over the neighbor’s house and to obtain the critical ski-in, ski-out access. Mapping each perspective from the platform onto their 3D model, they orchestrated assorted views from the master bedroom, the great room, and the dining room. Gerber Berend’s technology

10. Thermal shading controls limiting heat gain and heat loss

was convincing, and it assured Bruce and Donna that their

11. Careful orchestration of overhangs encouraging passive heat gain when desirable and protecting from heat gain when detrimental

desired views were achievable.

12. High performance caulking of wall plates, sill plates, and floor rims

performance. Gerber Berend is known for pushing the

13. Low-voltage whole house control systems monitoring heating and air conditioning that can be monitored, controlled and adjusted remotely

Another priority for the home was that it be high envelope of smart and efficient building. “That’s our goal in

14. Fin's Tin installed HVAC systems which included: two 95% two-stage highefficiency, variable speed furnaces; two energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) with variable speed motors; and two Fujitsu mini-split air conditioning systems.

everything we do. It’s part of our company philosophy to

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resources. They’re homes that can perform and last 50 years

create homes that are energy efficient and low maintenance,” Gerber explains. “We build homes that are a good use of our

1. High percentage of exterior reclaimed exterior siding, steel, board formed concrete and full stone veneer

instead of 15.” Gerber Berend’s goal—to construct a home

2. High performance roof system minimizing ice dams and protecting fascia, side wall siding, and roofing materials

grandchildren to preserve family traditions—perfectly aligned

3. Careful water management from the roof minimizing exterior maintenance 4. Reclaimed weathered barn-wood soffits, interior ceilings, and accent walls

that would still be there for Bruce and Donna’s children and with the Gendersons’ intention. From a sustainability perspective, the home’s design and

5. Reclaimed oak flooring & stair treads throughout common spaces

variety of insulation methods serve to reduce heat loss within

6. Long lasting and robust interior materials, fixtures, appliances, cabinetry, low voltage lighting

the home itself. In consideration of Steamboat’s extreme freeze-thaw cycles, the design allows for airflow and venting to minimize thermal bridging through the rafters and prevent

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the formation of ice dams on the roof. With our climate’s quick temperature swings, warm board flooring delivers a responsive

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and comfortable level of heat with a very low temperature. The home has high insulation value per inch and seals gaps

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that are inherent to the building process. Comprised of natural stone and reclaimed materials that ordinarily patina over time,

High efficiency HVAC

the home’s exterior is as low maintenance as possible. The home illustrates innovative technological advancements with

Heat recovery ventilation

repurposed items to deliver better value and attention to detail without sacrificing performance. Within the home, the team’s collaboration came together so perfectly that everything radiates family. The first level opens to a large, open, and inviting foyer. Just inside is a formal mudroom and theater with stadium seating for 16 moviegoers. The second level has an exercise room and an elegant row of five bedrooms for Bruce and Donna’s children and grandkids. The third level has the master suite with corner office, a 424-bottle glass and stone wine bar, and the common living area inclusive of the great room, the dining area, and the kitchen. The east deck wraps around from the office to the kitchen, which features a pass through window for easy, multi-generational barbecuing. The kitchen’s Taj Mahal granite

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seemingly forever, off the great room. This level is home—it’s intimate and cozy, open and spacious. The fourth floor, which both Bruce and Donna love, is a rec room and ski room with ski-in, ski-out access. Made specifically for the grandkids, the build and design team added whimsically appointed covert closets for playing, put light switches at kid height, and hung a good-natured warning sign: “For kids only, except for Pa.” Some of Donna’s favorite features include the high ceilings, the floor-to-ceiling windows, the vast views, and the rich brown and blue-gray barn woods. The elevator is a central feature in the home. For practical purposes, the elevator ensures the family will be able to use the home as they age and multiply— going up four flights with newborns, strollers, ski gear, and groceries is no easy feat. Aesthetically, the elevator is encased within the stairs and serves to highlight their intricately woven wood and steel design and showcase the circulation, air flow, and open living concept as well. “I love the detailing everywhere,” Donna emphasizes. “We wanted the home to feel both contemporary and warm. Joe, Jeff, and Linda were able to marry those two concepts while also taking advantage of the space and the views. The whole team really understood us.” Prevalent throughout the home is an understated but undeniable blend of functionality and beauty. “We utilize the structure as the ornament,” Gerber explains. “The materials used to create the home don’t just look like they’re doing the work,” Larson reiterates, “they’re actually doing it.” By using materials for their intrinsic strengths—timbers are great at compression and steel is great in tension—the structure supports and holds itself together. With integrity of design in every detail, every element, and every decision, the building is tight and built to last. With a clear vision of a family home for generations and a unified collaboration among talented professionals, the home is cohesive. Joe Patrick Robbins sees it as only an architect would: “It’s a very honest structure.” HL

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PH OTOS C H RI S M C GAW

I T TA K E S A T E A M T HE A R T O F BU I L D I N G AN D BU Y I N G A BEAU T I FU L S PEC H O ME

B Y B R I AN SA L A ZA R If you have spent time in Steamboat Springs, you probably know that the Sanctuary is one of Steamboat’s most sought after luxury neighborhoods. With its mountainous landscape and proximity to Fish Creek, not to mention its prime location between the ski area and downtown, it’s hard to disagree. With so many beautiful homes in the area, it is tough for any one home to stand out. However, just off Forest View Drive, we think we found “the one.” A stunning mountain modern home sits on the edge of the Sanctuary, with Little Fish Creek running right along it. While the views and the architectural brilliance alone make this property a gem, what we found most unique is that this home was a spec home. So how was such a beautiful home built on one of the most amazing slices of property in the area without the vision of a homeowner? And isn’t building a luxurious spec home a bit of a risk? These are all questions that we had, so we went straight to the source and asked some of the folks that were behind the build of this amazing home. Darrin Fryer, of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, comes from a unique perspective as both an investor/builder and the seller. We asked Fryer a few questions while getting some additional insight from builder Brian Boos and Interior Designer Kathleen Rosencrantz of Roy Seven Designs. WWW.HOMELINKMAG.COM | SPRING 2018 | 23


HOMELINK: Where did the passion and vision come from in building this home? Darrin Fryer: For the past 12 years, I have enjoyed the fluid

HL: How is building a spec home different from building a home where the buyers are a part of the entire process? DF: It is actually extremely similar except for one drastically

process of working with a lot of potential home buyers. I’ve

important difference–you don’t get to ask questions of the

digested their tastes and preferences and blended them with

client. You need the knowledge, experience, and a true

my own stamp of what I feel is a highly sought-after product.

understanding of what a buyer will want and make decisions

It’s a really great feeling when you find a buyer who is the

accordingly. In contrast, the good part of building a spec home

perfect fit for how the home was designed. In the end, it is

is there are not too many stop/starts and big family discussions

really about making someone happy… that they have found the

on every design point of the property and building process.

home of their dreams and to be a part of that is a great feeling.

Our design team starts out with the vision and determines 40 or 50 elements that are required, then designs all of them upfront.

HL: What does it take to build a spec home in Steamboat Springs? DF: First, it takes partners who are prepared to take on

There are endless discussions regarding every dimension: how to choose stain color; how the boards are matching the sheen of paint; the curvature of driveways; and the creative

financial risk. Second, choosing a special lot in this price point

rock placement in architectural gardens. It’s a lot of work but

is extremely important. Then, a critical part is identifying

a labor of love! The value engineering process also happens

your target buyer. The design has to be built around that

as a critical element in the design process. We need to make

profile. Only a handful of homes per year in the $2M+ range

sure it meets the budget that fits within the market price point

sell in town, and these buyers don’t have to buy. This is

a buyer is willing to pay. This is where it varies considerably

a discretionary choice. The home needs to be as close as

from a person designing their own home in that the owner’s

possible to the vision of their perfect house or they won’t buy.

general lack of experience can design their way into way more expensive construction than they ever imagined.

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HL: It seems as though when building a spec home, without having a buyer, you would take some short cuts to offset risk. Was that the case with this home? DF: It’s actually the opposite. In terms of finishes, the home went the other direction and we spent more on artisan level steelwork, high-grade exterior and fine select cedar. We also wanted to give this home the highest caliber of smart home technology. This was a very critical element for the procurement of the buyer as the home now has the most amazing audio, visual, and remote-controlled options. With an app, the buyer can control the home remotely. A press of the button turns all of the lights on and off at different settings, controls the blinds and fireplace and even remotely turns on the oven to warm up some cookies while the owner is heading home from the mountain.

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footage range compared to most in the Sanctuary, but has been cleverly designed with no wasted space. For example, there are no hallways. But more importantly, our market knowledge demonstrates that buyers these days are looking for more efficient spaces and not the grandiose homes that we might have seen in the early 2000s. People who are generally in the higher end of the market are concerned about wasted space, excess utilities, and inefficiency. Looking at the last 10 years of sales this home ranks as the 11th smallest out of 46 sales in terms of square footage. HL: It is important to build homes that are here to last. Long-lasting homes save homeowners on future expenses as well as conserve resources. What steps were taken to ensure this was considered and achieved? DF: The home was insulated with closed cell foam which is a high R-value product for insulating the home and preventing any exterior noise. This also assists in making the home very utility efficient with the 97% efficiency boiler and in-floor heat. HL: When did the selling process begin? How long was this home on the market after it was completed? DF: We marketed the home for almost a year during the construction knowing most buyers want to see a finished product. Once it was finished, it didn’t take more than a few weeks to go under contract. WWW.HOMELINKMAG.COM | SPRING 2018 | 27


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HL: Who were the key contributors to this project? What makes them special? DF: This is obviously the critical part–it takes a team to bring

challenging because the home needs to be unique, but neutral enough, and still appealing to all potential buyers. I needed to accomplish that while being budget-conscious and building a

this all together. Wes Fountain is a talented finish carpenter

custom luxury home. Something we wanted to emphasize was

and fine detail specialist. He is a major reason the home has

the contrast of colors and materials, such as white paint with

the finesse and feeling of perfection. Then of course you need

dark wood accents, dark cabinetry with lighter flooring and

a good builder, such as Brian Boos, who handled the bulk of

steel with stone. Also, lighting is such a personal choice we

the key building components and ensured quality construction.

had to be careful about the fixture selections. I wanted to keep

The architect, Travis Mathey, is a brilliant designer who realized

them simple yet dramatic with features that complement the

our vision. Kat Rosencrantz is the interior designer responsible

surrounding finishes and spaces.

for the fullness of the interior as well as creating a design that allow a buyer to augment the home with their own personal

Additionally, Scott Graham with SG Cabinetry supplied the custom cabinets and closet systems.

touch and vision in a variety of directions. It takes a small

The kitchen was done in an engineered veneer with

village of talent! And then of course there are the investor

the grain running horizontally, on slab panel doors and

partners who help bring the financing to the table and make

drawers. Keeping the contemporary look, the bathroom

this vision become a reality.

vanities have slab panels on solid wood.

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HL: As the contractor on this home, you know all of the ins and outs. What makes this home unique? Brian Boos (Builder): I feel that the location and design of this house is very unique. Little Fish Creek runs through the


THUNDERHEAD BASE LODGE back of the home site. It adds to the beauty of the lot and provides natural, soothing sounds. Both the architect and the designer did a fantastic job on the overall home and are both wonderful to work with. As for the uniqueness of the build, we used boulders excavated from the lot for landscaping and stone walls. We used a mix of natural stone, cedar siding, vertical grain cedar siding, hot rolled steel and custom trim for the exterior medians. The interior doors and trim are all vertical grain fir. The fireplace and kitchen bar have hot rolled steel as well as natural stone. The tile material and workmanship is truly exceptional through the entire home.

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BY LAURA S OARD When we think of great places for outdoor living spaces, warm, even tropical climates come to mind. But what many homeowners and builders in the Rockies are beginning to realize is that outdoor living is attainable even here in the mountains. In a place like Steamboat Springs, where favorable weather abounds nearly eight months of the year and there are few things residents love more than being outside, people are starting to reconsider the role outdoor spaces play. Over the past few years, outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity. According to Chris Rhodes, CEO of Soda Mountain Construction and Design, “Outdoor living has become more relevant in design. In some cases, it’s become just as important as indoor living space.” Here in Steamboat, where locals take advantage of the beautiful surroundings year-round, people are starting to crave living spaces that do the same. Today’s outdoor spaces are more than just a place to grill and put a few patio chairs. They’re an extension of the home. They connect us to nature. And they increase a home’s living space, a big draw in an area where price per square foot is at a premium. High up Buffalo Pass Road sits a home that takes the notion of outdoor living spaces to a new level. Built over 30 years

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ago, this mountain home has served the family well as a place to enjoy the solitude of Buffalo Pass and sweeping views of the valley. This year, the homeowners decided it was time for an upgrade. They wanted to modernize the property, take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and extend the home’s usable space. They hired Soda Mountain Construction and Design to turn their dream into reality. The homeowners’ wish list was straightforward: a place for

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entertaining, a way to extend the living space, a spa and a way to enjoy the 270° views including Rocky Peak and the Flat Tops. Thanks to smart design and expert craftsmanship, this outdoor space has taken the notion of outdoor living from a nice-to-have to a new necessity. The design took what nature has provided and used it as a framework for the project. When it comes to designing outdoor spaces, most homeowners are looking for three main elements: fire, water

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Spanning two levels and 1200sf, this prime entertaining space includes a 110” linear fireplace from Hot Stuff Hearth and Home, designed to keep family and friends toasty from cool summer evenings to frosty winter afternoons. And if the fireplace doesn’t warm them up, the custom Nespa spa will. The spa sits flush to the lower deck with a retractable cover to keep out the cold and the occasional wildlife. The lower level extends from the rec room, creating a seamless entertaining space for multiple generations. On the upper level, the deck is an inviting place to sit and relax before dinner and the vertical, low-profile railings offer an unobstructed view of the valley below. One element that sets this project apart is the unique location. Nestled amongst aspens and evergreens and tucked in away from the road, the home is secluded but still accessible. It’s the perfect space to build an extension of the home into the natural environment. The only catch is that the property

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is located on the side of a mountain. Building on a jobsite like that is no easy feat when it comes to excavating, bringing in supplies and maintaining a safe jobsite. Unique locations present unique challenges, but as you sit in the serenity of the space you quickly realize the extra work was definitely worthwhile.

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Making the space usable also meant making it low maintenance. The homeowners wanted to spend their time enjoying the space, not taking care of it. That’s where Soda Mountain’s design and sustainable materials came into play. Trex® decking eliminates the need for protecting the deck from the harsh mountain sun, while the black painted steel railings require no sanding or staining. Steel caps on the wooden posts allow the snow to melt without soaking into the wood. A beetle kill ceiling creates a soothing separation between levels. It all adds up to a space that the homeowners can easily enjoy for years to come. A home doesn’t have to be in a tropical locale to boast an outdoor space that’s actually livable. With creative design, features suitable for the climate and quality craftsmanship, an outdoor space can become a comfortable yet functional extension of the home. It’s a space for family and friends to connect and appreciate their surroundings, or for a solitary escape. Either way, an outdoor living space is one more way to enjoy the beauty of the Yampa Valley.

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B Y CR I ST I N FR E Y B R O KE R , M A R KETING A ND LIS TING CO O R DINATO R ST E A M BOAT S OT H E BY ’ S I N T E R N ATIO NA L R EA LTY Just 10 short years ago, a home built in modern design in Steamboat Springs was a rare find. Heck, finding a late-night bite or a glass of fine wine at a restaurant was a challenge. Steamboat has certainly transformed over the years. Opinions about the “renaissance” of Steamboat are varied, but for many, the change has been very welcome. We have seen an influx of young families and professionals with location-neutral jobs, creating a new affluent local, the culinary scene is thriving, and the architecture and sustainable home design trends are on par with some of the most prominent cities in the nation. Chadwick Flats is the epitome of the “new” Steamboat. With an uncommon design and a unique approach to 21st century resort living, the development sets new expectations for owners. Each “flat-style” residence has both garage and front door access, single-level living, and the spacious amenities of a single-family home, all while being the first multi-family project in the Yampa Valley to receive both the Steamboat Green Building Program and ENERGY STAR certifications. The result is a home unlike any other offered in Steamboat.

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THE GOAL FOR THE INTERIOR FINISH AND FLOOR PLANS OF CHADWICK FLATS WAS TO OFFER A MODERN APPROACH ON THE TRADITIONAL MOUNTAIN DESIGN.

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Located just around the corner from the Steamboat Ski Resort base area, Chadwick Flats represents the pinnacle of comfort, convenience and access. Each of the North & South buildings are comprised of three distinctive residences, all with private street-level entry. Shed your gear in your personal mudroom, then walk right into the expansive living space where you are greeted by high ceilings, mountain-modern interiors and forever views. Situated on a sloping hillside, each residence offers abundant natural light and sweeping views of the Yampa Valley and Flat Tops. “As with all of Chadwick Flats residences, large living, dining and kitchen spaces are arranged to experience the great views the property offers,” states architect Tom Jarmon of ESA Architecture. “The 360° residence offers the very best views, and we took advantage by expanding the ceilings and adding an additional Southeastern facing outdoor living space, giving the future owners an opportunity to enjoy both indoor and outdoor views of Steamboat Ski Mountain and the Yampa Valley.” Chadwick Flats aims to redefine the expectations of mountain living. Their slogan “Leave the vertical on the mountain” rings true. Who needs stairs after a long day on the slopes anyway? The Panorama, the lower residence of the

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project, is designed as the only Chadwick Flats residence that offers true ranch-style living. With main-level direct access, the only stairs to navigate are for your lucky guests staying in their private bedroom suite. The residence offers the ultimate

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in convenience and accessibility. Arlene Zopf of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty says it best, “The one level living at Chadwick Flats has always been my favorite floor plan in Steamboat. The flow of the Panorama has a way of bringing everyone together in the heart of the home.” The interior design is best articulated by Interior Designer Margaret Selzer of Rive + Lime Interior Designs: “The goal for the interior finish and floor plans of Chadwick Flats was to

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ALL OF YVEA SOLAR PANELS ARE SOLD OUT BUT EACH OWNER AT CHADWICK FLATS IS ALLOCATED 3 OF THEIR VERY OWN PANELS.

An open, active space encourages gathering in the kitchen, living and dining areas, where a large kitchen island becomes the heart providing ample room for seating and entertaining. The contemporary lines of plumbing fixtures and lighting contrast natural materials such as wood, stone and metal, to create both a warm and refined experience.” Chadwick Flats stands as the first property of its kind in Steamboat Springs, and as the town’s newest and greenest development. The high-end 3,500 square feet residences lay claim to Routt County’s first multi-family project to receive both the Steamboat Green Building Program and ENERGY STAR certifications. The homes are designed and built to efficiency standards well above most other homes on the market today, resulting in savings of up to 30% on utility bills. Ideal for the environmentally conscious consumer who wants to reduce their footprint, one of the unique aspects of the project is that the developers of Chadwick Flats have purchased solar panels at the solar garden in Craig, a collaborative project of the Yampa Valley Electric Association and Clean Energy Collective. Clean Energy Collective, a Louisville, CO based solar energy company, has 70 solar farms across the US each spanning from 3-10 acres. The concept of a solar farm is similar to that of a community garden: Move everything to an optimally located off-site facility that enables any resident or business to take advantage. No more installation or maintenance of those cumbersome solar panels. In 2015 Clean Energy Collective teamed up with Yampa Valley Electric and

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about 12 years. All of YVEA solar panels are sold out but each owner at Chadwick Flats is allocated 3 of their very own panels. In addition there are 4 panels for the common area. In total 13 panels were purchased by the developers for Phase 1. “With a sustainable focus on every detail, from on-demand hot water to solar-supported power, these standards are better for the environment, and for the people that use them every

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day,” according to Real Estate Agent Colleen de Jong. The thought process was long for developer Garrett Simon of Meriwether Co. In addition to creating a beautiful build, he set out to create a green build. The decks are made from recycled materials, the floor-to-ceiling windows are ENERGY STAR rated,

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certified. Chadwick Flats is truly redefining the expectations of “green” mountain living in Steamboat Springs. The last residence in Phase 1 at Chadwick Flats is currently offered for sale. There is a furnished model available to tour and Phase 2 is set to break ground in the spring. For more information on Chadwick Flats contact Colleen de Jong or Arlene Zopf of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. Reach them at 970-846-5310 arlene.zopf@steamboatsir.com or 970-846-5569 colleen.dejong@steamboatsir.com.


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B Y J E NNI FE R H A R P E R H OT S TU FF H EA RTH A ND H O M E Homeowners have many options when it comes to choosing alternative heat for their home. Many factors should be considered when making this important decision. Consider what you’re looking for in a heating source: Do you want the heat source in a living area, a bedroom or outdoors? Gas, electric or wood burning? Certain regions may also dictate what you can and cannot have. So where do you begin? Educate yourself on all of the different options and then decide what best fits your needs.

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WHILE GAS FIRE PLACES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE TO INSTALL, THEY ADD A 12% PER FIREPLACE VALUE TO YOUR HOME.

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GAS Gas remains one of the most economical fuels available. It is efficient, convenient and clean burning. Gas is also the healthiest choice of all burning fuels in terms of emissions in and outside of the home. Gas heating sources have the options of remote controls and thermostats which give you the luxury of controlling your heat even when you are not home. Blowers also help distribute the heat. With a gas fireplace, there is more flexibility for placement within the home and many do not require hearths. Many homeowners even report using their gas-burning fireplaces more often than they ever used their former wood-burning fireplace. While gas fireplaces are more expensive to install, they add a 12% per fireplace value to your home. Gas inserts are made of cast iron or steel. Each manufacturer offers many options from traditional to modern and offers you the opportunity to change the look of your room. They are installed in an existing wood burning fireplace, which does not allow you to change the location. Most vent to the existing flue and use Direct Vent, an efficient pipe system. In a Direct Vent system, air for combustion is piped in from the outdoors then vented back outdoors. A gas insert is one of the safest options because it does not need to vent gases through the roof, eliminating any backdraft. WWW.HOMELINKMAG.COM | SPRING 2018 | 47


Gas log sets can transform your existing wood burning fireplace for a realistic, room-enhancing fire. They allow you to enjoy the ambience of a fireplace without changing the appearance or structure. Gas log sets deliver fire at the flip of a switch. One caution with this option is that it must be operated with the fireplace doors open, posing a safety risk to homes with small children and inexperienced users.

STOVES Freestanding stoves are a versatile choice, offered in either gas, wood or pellet fuel options. Finishing options vary and can complement any home décor, whether traditional, modern or somewhere in between. Freestanding stoves are also available in a variety of sizes to fit any space. Pellet stoves burn compressed wood or biomass pellets. An efficient heating source, a 40 pound bag of pellets can provide up to 24 hours of heat. During an average winter, a homeowner might use from 100-150 bags of pellets. Another benefit of a pellet stove is their clean burning efficiency. The fire is

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contained in a heat box which mean less smoke and less ash than a traditional fireplace. The heat box also helps keep the outside of the unit from getting too hot. Today’s central heating systems operated with wood pellets as a renewable energy source can reach an efficiency factor of more than 90%. To keep the stove in good working condition, regular maintenance is a must.

WOOD BURNING Fans of this traditional heating source are attracted to the smell and reality of a burning fire. Some, however, may not have considered the chopping, hauling and storing portion of this commitment. Even though wood burners get really hot, they create a negative efficiency by draft sucking heat from other areas of the house. Due to combustion, wood burning fireplaces produce soot, ash and gases. Additionally, in Routt County, residents are limited to one EPA approved solid fuel burning device. If a homeowner wants a non EPA approved device, this would require “wood burning rights” which you must purchase. For more information, reference the county website to read resolution # 91-032. Where inspiration begins, Carpets Plus has all your flooring needs for small and large projects.

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Safety is a concern with a wood burning system and professional inspections are recommended. A National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified professional or Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney sweep can help with proper installation, safety and efficient operation. There are certain risks to be aware of with this type of heating source, including sparks and logs that may roll out. It’s also necessary

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to use only properly seasoned wood that has been dried for 6-18 months. Though it may be tempting to throw other items in the fire, you should never burn garbage or things like


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chemically-treated or painted wood which produce noxious fumes. For more information on how to keep your family and home safe, visit the EPA’s Burn Wise resource.

ELECTRIC An electric fireplace is a less expensive option, is portable and can easily be hung on a wall. They have a 99% heat efficiency because heat is dissipated directly into the room versus being lost through a chimney or venting. Electric power is clean with no gas, smoke or particles being emitted. It is also cool to the touch and kid-friendly. It is however not intended to be used as a primary heat source and provides as much heat as a small electric space heater. It does not offer the same setting of a real fire, but they look beautiful and add to the ambiance of any room.

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OUTDOOR HEAT Heating options aren’t just for indoors. More and more homeowners are realizing that bringing a heating source outdoors extends their entertaining season. Today, patios are treated as an extension of a home’s living space, transforming into a place for entertaining as well as cooking. Outdoor living spaces are now becoming like common indoor living areas where outdoor fire features are becoming as important as the furniture. They contribute to the ambiance while bringing warmth as temperatures drop. Whether you choose a gas, wood burning or pellet unit, maintenance is critical. Having your fireplace cleaned and tested annually is very important and extends the life of your fireplace, but most importantly, keeps you and your family safe and warm.

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Cellular shades are designed to have dead-air spaces–both within the cells of the shade and between the back of the shade and the window–which increase their insulation by trapping warm air, helping to keep homes warm all winter long.

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B Y J E FF M O NC R I E FF BU D G E T BLINDS O F S TEA M BOAT-LA R A M IE Now that we have made it through the dead of winter, one of the most common requests we receive at Budget Blinds is for recommendations on improving home energy efficiency. More specifically, how to significantly assist in keeping customers’ homes warm in the winter–and cool in the summer–and at a lower cost. Fortunately, there are several ways that window coverings can enhance energy conservation. Windows are an architectural feature of your home that allow for fresh air and sunshine. Unfortunately, homes can lose over 50% of their heat and cooling through their windows. This is especially true in winter months, when on average, people spend 59% more on their energy bills. Windows are not always properly insulated which can end up costing money through an increased energy bill. Having the proper energy-efficient window treatments can make windows look great, regulate indoor temperatures and provide multiple other benefits (privacy, glare reduction, etc.) all while lowering energy bills.

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most popular options are “single cell” and “light filtering”, additional insulation value can be gained by increasing the number of cells (for example double or triple cell) and/or by changing to a blackout style which blocks all light. Roman shades are another great choice for energy saving window coverings. Made from heavier fabrics–and often with liners on the back–Roman shades trap in heat. The heavier the fabric and liners the better the insulation. With a wide selection of colors, prints and textures, Roman shades can meet the needs of any home décor. For yet a different look, energy saving Made from heavier fabrics–and often with liners on the back–Roman shades trap in heat. The heavier the fabric and liners the better the insulation.

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a heater or air conditioner is not as necessary. Also, shutters provide extra security because they fully cover the window when closed but still allow an uninterrupted view when open. Drapery on windows is like having the windows wrapped up in a blanket. They are designed for insulation because their heavier fabrics allow them to keep in the heat, making them an attractive option in especially cold climates. The drapes add extra insulation against the cold. The heavier the lining, the more energy-efficient they become. A traditionally popular style for windows and doors is full-length sheers with a heavier drape on top, often with a valance or other decorative top treatment. The sheers create soft, filtered light with low-level sun protection and privacy during the day. Adding an opaque drapery gives the option of complete privacy when the drapes are closed, as well as increased insulation due to the extra layer of fabric. During cold weather, drapery can reduce heat loss from a warm room up to 10%. Also, closing drapery at night and during the day can keep in the warmth. For optimal efficiency, consider layering window treatments. Just as an outfit with a jacket and scarf is warmer than just a shirt, multiple window coverings provide additional insulation and protection for the home (and help to lower utility bills). All types of window blinds can be easily paired with additional

Investing in shutters can be a great addition to a home, allowing them to keep in the warmth in the winter months or control a summer breeze by adjusting the louvers.

treatments like fabric valances, cornice boxes, sheer curtains and drapery panels. Whether layering is for enhancing style with lavish design or for increasing insulation, layering drapes over blinds will help to keep the cold out and the warmth inside. Adding cellular shades behind curtains or drapes will provide

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a high level of insulation as the honeycomb cells are designed to keep air from entering or escaping. Installing floor-to-ceiling drapery panels over large window expanses of blinds or shutters will create an extra wall of insulation to keep rooms comfy and warm. These are just a few of the many possibilities of layering. Adding home automation is also a great way to conserve energy. Just as automated thermostats and lighting can be installed in homes, the same can be done for shades. Home automation goes beyond motorization of window coverings; shades can be programmed to open/close at certain times of the day, raise or lower based on sensors or remotely from an app allowing homeowners to better control how light, heat and cold are managed at windows throughout the day. Individually any of the solutions described will have a positive

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S TO R Y T E L L I N G FOR PROPERTIES HOW TO U S E S TO RI ES TO EN H AN CE A BU Y ER’S EX PERI EN CE B Y J O H N LAG UA R D I A P H OTO G R A P H E R A N D FAA CERTIFIED DR O NE P ILOT R O CKY M O U N TA I N V I S UA LS Whoever tells the best story wins. Or in this case, is in the best position to sell their property quickly and for the right price. In today’s housing market, architects, builders, real estate brokers and homeowners should be thinking differently about how to use storytelling as a marketing and sales tool. Whether it’s sharing a new design build with the public, listing a luxury home for sale or putting a condo up for winter rental, a compelling story about a property helps to grab a potential buyer’s attention. Buyers today are more sophisticated than ever. Advancements in technology and easy accessibility to the Internet allow buyers to review construction sites and real estate listings from the comfort of their own homes. People want to be able to virtually walk through an entire property as well as see it from a bird’s eye view. They need to be drawn into the story of a property and gain an elevated perspective in order to see themselves living there or owning the property.

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AERIAL IMAGERY Drone imagery is a must-have for telling the story of a multiacre property, mountain property or a structure with unique architecture. Aerial photographs and video give a unique perspective to buyers that they normally would not see during an in-person or even a virtual walkthrough. In the past, small aircrafts were needed for aerial imagery. However, with the recent rise of drones in the commercial sector, aerials have become more affordable and accessible to architects, builders, real estate professionals and consumers. Aerial imagery offers an unparalleled perspective on a property by showing top-down visuals of buildings and land. It also shows off expansive views of surrounding peaks and forests of unique mountain properties. In addition, aerials can show a property’s proximity to nearby schools, shopping centers and recreational open space. This adds tremendous value for a buyer because it helps them understand the entire story of the home along with the context of the surrounding area.

HOW CAN PR OFESSIONALS IN THE HOUSING MARKET PR ODUCE CONTENT THAT ENGAGES VIEWERS WHILE SHARING THE NARRATIVE OF A PR OPERTY? HERE ARE A FEW TOOLS FOR TELLING A PROPERTY STORY MORE EFFECTIVELY: VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) 3D virtual reality walkthroughs add incredible value with the most immersive experience available on the market today.

“According to MLS statistics, homes with aerial images sold 68 percent faster than homes with standard images. Video tours that incorporate drone footage are also a great way to make your property stand out and to attract new listings.” ~rismedia.com Pro tip: Always use an FAA Certified Drone Operator to ensure that you obtain your aerial images safely and legally.

MIX VIDEO Mix video is a blend of motion video and still images. This

These walkthroughs bring properties to life and give clients the

type of video can be a way to engage your clients further

ability to virtually explore the indoor and outdoor living areas

with cinematic panning, zooming, pull-focusing and fading

of a property.

techniques. If you want to grab the attention of potential buyers

The viewer can use either VR goggles to view the imagery

and stay competitive in the market on Facebook, Instagram and

or they can access it from a computer or mobile device. The

YouTube, marketing with video is essential. It will represent

screen display looks much like a YouTube video but adds

over 90% of Internet content in the next year and, according

visual markers inside the space. The visual markers can be

to Twitter, videos improve engagement by 28%. Video is an

clicked or tapped to navigate throughout the property, just like

incredible opportunity for you to take advantage of in your

being there in person.

marketing efforts.

“Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in particular

“Video is taking over internet marketing like a firestorm. If

are becoming increasingly popular technologies in the industry,

you want your properties showcased and featured where the

as they allow real estate professionals to offer a unique

buyers are ... you must be marketing with video.” ~Brian Gailey,

experience and perspective to potential buyers by digitally

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touring properties from anywhere in the world. Helping both

Pro tip: In a world where video is now dominating online

agents and customers save time, and considerably speeding up

media, make your videos stand out by choosing a vendor who

the buying process, this technology is only expected to grow

will help you produce an engaging look along with multi-

further, as indicated by a recent Goldman Sachs report. The

faceted content like interviews, aerials, b-roll and cinematic

research predicts that the VR and AR market in real estate will

editing.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Last but not least is professional, HD photography which can show off a property’s true character. These are not images taken on an iPhone or a point-and-shoot camera. These are high-quality images produced by a professional grade DSLR camera and look crisp, colorful and sharp like those in a magazine. They have adequate lighting, straight lines and unmatched composition that draws the viewer into each space. HD photography can be used in many mediums such as local magazine articles, brochures and architectural websites. This type of photography is especially important when selling or renting a property. “Photos are overwhelmingly viewed first in real estate listings and professionally photographed homes sell for up to $19,000 more.” ~marketleader.com Pro tip: There are many photographers out there who claim to be “professional” and who are marketing their services as such. Be sure to review their portfolio and ask for sample images so that you can ensure that their style matches that of the property story you want to tell.

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HD photography shows off a property’s true character.

Interactive storytelling platforms can help pull together all of the media mentioned above into one cohesive package that engages buyers longer. Similar to an online storybook with pages that virtually flip when clicked, each page can contain text, still images, video, 3D virtual reality walkthroughs, mix video and aerial drone footage. The front and rear pages of this digital flip book can contain personal or company branding including a logo, profile picture and contact information. This is a one-stop-solution that engages potential buyers as they watch compelling video, interact with the property by clicking through each page and view various photographs displaying the property’s character. “By creating the perfect union of elegant design and interactivity, storybooks boast 10X the engagement time of a typical online listing. The longer your buyers stay, the greater chance of love.” ~studeohq.com Pro tip: To engage buyers faster and for a longer period of

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time, always use a unique domain name and at least 3 different types of imagery when creating an online storybook. Experts in the housing industry and consumers alike must shift their thinking from marketing properties in a traditional way to using new forms of media. Telling a unique story enhances a buyer’s experience and ultimately helps transition the property from “for sale” to “sold”. ARCHITECTURE | REAL ESTATE | COMMERCIAL john@rockymountainvisuals.com | 970-818-2355 www.rockymountainvisuals.com WWW.HOMELINKMAG.COM | SPRING 2018 | 57


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LO O K I N G A H E A D C O LO R A D O GRO U P REALT Y ’S 2 0 1 8 R E AL ES TAT E O U T LO O K BY DEIRDRE PEPIN If you’re looking to sell an entry-level home, climb into a higher market, or invest in the estimable evolution of a ski resort town, 2018 could be your year. Under new ownership, the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation will soon reveal the resort’s new look, direction, feel, and fate. After months of anticipation, locals are ready. At the same time, experts say several of Steamboat’s feeder markets, including Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins, are currently experiencing dual markets. A dual market is simply based on supply and demand, but it’s an uncommon phenomenon, a kind of paradox, and a secret deserving to be known. A dual market represents the opportunity for owners of entry-level housing to sell at premium prices and move up to higher price points by taking advantage of larger discounts in that market segment. It’s the perfect buy low, sell high scenario—one that maximizes the ability to fully leverage two markets. Martin Dragnev, Broker/Owner at Colorado Group Realty, explains that, “In a dual market, distinct market segments behave differently and different rules apply to each market.” The general perception in Steamboat is that our market is strong (a seller’s market) but the truth is that there are several market segments, and each one tells its own story. Dragnev believes Steamboat is showing signs of a dual market, and it’s an important trend to follow as we head into 2018.

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< $600,000 / $1M - $1.5M yield considerable benefits. 100

101

100%

75 50

97.8%

8

200

75%

6

150

50%

4

25%

2

95.6%

35 25

4.8

200

Group Realty, agrees. “Inventory under 129

$1M is declining, and the further you get above $1M, inventory is increasing.

100 2.6

Steve Goldman, CEO of Colorado

Hypothetically, someone could sell a 50

house under $1M at a premium and buy a $1.5M house at a discount. Obviously, it’s

Sold in the past 12 months

% of asking price received

Months of supply

Days on market

Source: Single family, townhomes, and non-resort condos within Steamboat Springs City Limits

a big jump for most, but the bigger the jump, the bigger the discount.” Goldman adds that many developers seek entrylevel housing, but building in Steamboat is expensive, which results in a limited

Data shows that sellers of entry-level housing within Steamboat city limits receive close to 98% of asking price.

4.8. Steamboat’s entry-level market is

supply. “The passage of Referendum 5A

decidedly a seller’s market.

will provide about $900,000 per year for

Another convincing data point is days

affordable housing in the community,”

Sellers in all other market segments

on the market. On average, Steamboat

Goldman says, “and while that helps, it

combined, including the market around

properties in higher price points take 70

doesn’t close the gap all the way.”

the $1M range, receive 96% of asking

days longer to sell than those at entry-

price. While 2% may seem negligible, it’s

level price points. If the dual market

real estate outlook is the impact of the

actually significant given average price

continues in 2018, entry-level buyers

sale of Intrawest, owner of Steamboat

points in Steamboat.

should have their homework done and

Ski & Resort Corporation. Last spring,

Also at the forefront of the 2018

be prepared to act quickly. Buyers at

Aspen Skiing (owned by Henry Crown

it would take for the current inventory

higher price points may enjoy more time

& Co.) and KSL Capital Partners jointly

of homes on the market to sell, given

to make decisions and benefit from great

purchased Intrawest along with a

the current pace of home sales) is

deals.

handful of other major resorts. The new

Months of supply (how many months

another way to gauge the promise of

“Buyers and sellers should be aware

corporate entity now has 12 ski areas

a dual market. A healthy and well-

of the kind of market they’re playing

in North America: Squaw Valley, Alpine

balanced market usually provides a five-

in,” Dragnev advises, “and adjust their

Meadows, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area,

month supply. For entry-level housing

strategies accordingly.” Many people don’t

Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, and

in Steamboat, the average months of

know what a dual market is or when it

June Mountain in California; Steamboat

supply is 2.6. In higher price points, it’s

exists, but its overlap of markets could

and Winter Park Resorts in Colorado;

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Hannaway acknowledges, “could be one

change our authenticity, but they will

M AN Y PEO PLE D O N ’ T KN OW

of the most important transitions with the

shine the brass and deliver a better skiing

W HAT A D UAL MARK E T I S O R

largest impact.”

experience.”

W HEN IT EXIST S, BU T I T S OV E R L A P

History exposes a pattern: Plans

A variety of factors influence the

OF M A RK ET S C O U LD Y I E L D

are conceived, projects are identified,

potential impact of this acquisition. With

CON SID E RA B LE B EN E F I T S.

and outside investment increases. The

the recent Yampa Avenue and Oak Street

much-anticipated base area renovation

projects, Steamboat’s downtown area has

translates to speculative and tangible

been auspiciously renovated. Once the

investment. Inertia fuels both smaller

newly formed company starts making

Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Ontario;

ventures as well as the general market.

specific announcements, Hannaway

Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec;

Steamboat has already begun to see

anticipates the real estate market will

Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont;

momentum as large developers of various

accelerate on its upward trajectory.

and Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West

products—hotels as well as commercial

Combine an upgraded downtown and

Virginia. In addition, Aspen Skiing owns

and residential projects—are canvassing

a steadily improving market with this

Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands,

the area for opportunities.

acquisition and Steamboat could be

Snowmass, and Buttermilk. These resorts

While new ownership brings new

running on all cylinders. 2018 could be

will maintain their separate identities,

financial resources, it also brings a

although they’ll undoubtedly benefit from

passion for mountain life, a commitment

shared assets.

to Steamboat’s unique history, and an

Randall Hannaway, Broker/Owner at

the beginning of a new normal.

enthusiasm to reinvest locally. “Aspen has

Colorado Group Realty, notes that most

created an amazing international brand

often when a ski resort is acquired, it’s

and it’s important to maintain that brand

a precursor to a surge in the local real

but the Crown family loves Steamboat,”

estate market. “This latest acquisition,”

Hannaway asserts. “They’re not here to

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Conducted at end of construction, when all trim and finishes are in place, this test is a measure of how well sealed the building is.

ADDITIONAL CODE CHANGES TO BE AWARE OF 1. Duct Insulation: R8 when 3” diameter or greater and R6 when less than 3” diameter 2. Duct Testing: Mandatory when ducts are run in unconditioned space 3. Mechanical Controls on Boilers and Snow Melt Systems 4. Mechanical Piping Insulation Mandatory: R3 for piping carrying fluids in excess of 105 or less than 55 5. Hot Water Pipe Insulation: R3 6. Lighting: 75% of permanently installed lighting fixtures shall be high-efficacy lamps

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KNOW THE CODE BU I LD I N G C O D E U PDAT ES FO R T H E D ES I GN A N D C O N S T RU CT I O N CO MMU N I T Y

B Y A DA M WR I G H T S T E A M B OAT A R CH ITECTU R A L A S S O CIATES Following a thorough review by elected officials, County authorities and local design and construction professionals, adoption of the 2015 International Construction Codes became official on January 1, 2018. Routt County, along with Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Yampa, enacted ordinances adopting the 2015 code series, providing an update to the previously adopted 2009 code series. Typically completed every three years, code updates are essential for keeping pace with the evolution of building science and construction techniques. While most code updates refine previous versions, either for clarity or with a goal of providing further safety measures in the construction of buildings, the updates often react to new construction methods and techniques that have proven worthy of adopting. There are noteworthy changes to the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that Steamboat’s design and construction community should be aware of.

TINY HOUSES Defined as having a size of 400 square feet or less, not including lofts, tiny houses are now recognized as a unique dwelling product requiring a different set of standards for spaces of a much smaller scale. For example, habitable spaces are normally required to have a minimum ceiling height of 7 feet. When following the new Tiny Home code section, a ceiling height of 6’8” is allowable. Stair width and minimum room size are other areas where reduced clearances are acceptable. With the costs for home construction as high as they are in the Yampa Valley, rules that support the construction of significantly smaller dwellings could make building a home more attainable. For the content of the code that covers Tiny Homes, visit Routt County’s website www.co.routt.co.us/537/2015-Building-Code-Update.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY The most significant updates to the code concern energy efficiency, which is covered by the IECC. The energy code now requires new standards for the thermal envelope of the building, including testing how well it’s been sealed. Architects and builders need to be particularly aware of wall insulation requirements in the 2015 IECC, as the changes require a different assembly than traditionally constructed walls. A continuous layer of insulation (CI) is now required on the outside of the wall framing (following the prescriptive compliance path, see below). The primary benefit of using CI is to provide a thermal break at the wall framing. It eliminates the thermal bridging from a wall stud, a material with very little capacity to insulate. Rigid foam board insulation is a common form of CI. There are also insulated sheathing products, which include both the insulation and sheathing bonded together. The updated version of the International Residential Code (IRC) recognizes this in Sec. R702.7.1, requiring R-15 for a 2x6 wall and R-10 for a 2x4 wall, when a Class III vapor retarder is used. WWW.HOMELINKMAG.COM | SPRING 2018 | 63


CODE COMPLIANCE PATHS

the design has complied with code. In this case, the reference

While not new to the code, various compliance paths exist

home is another version of the same design that meets code

to meet the energy code. These options are more relevant than

by the Prescriptive Path. Using a Residential Energy Services

ever considering the new wall insulation requirements. The most

Network (ResNet) certified rater to conduct a Home Energy

commonly referred to path is called the Prescriptive Path, which

Rating System (HERS) rating is the most commonly accepted

stipulates easily identifiable values for building assemblies and

method for evaluating energy cost performance required by

components. Specify the assembly values from the code table in

this path. As an added benefit, the HERS score serves as a

the design, and the project has complied with code.

nationally accepted metric for building efficiency. It should be

As an alternative to using the prescribed values, the

noted a HERS score is not required for compliance with this

Prescriptive Path can also be met by using a free computer

path, only the comparison of the annual energy cost measured

program offered by the USDOE called ResCheck2, which

by the testing procedure. The performance modeling includes

calculates whether the building assembly as a whole (total

a “from plans” simulation submitted at construction permitting

UA) meets the standard for compliance. Using ResCheck

showing compliance. Choosing the Simulated Performance Path

provides some flexibility since the program allows for trade-

still requires similar assemblies and construction techniques

offs in the components that make up the thermal envelope.

to be employed, but it allows for greater flexibility in how

For example, if the window specified doesn’t precisely meet

the building components are assembled. It reflects a holistic

the prescribed value, wall insulation values could make up

approach to the performance of the building because the

the difference. ResCheck also provides information related to

modeling measures all assemblies and components working

heating and cooling needed for permitting; however, it is not a

together, including building systems such as lighting, HVAC and

building energy performance modeling tool. It is used only for

domestic hot water.

measuring the thermal values of the building envelope. The Simulated Performance Path requires a third party energy

Another performance path that is new to the energy code is called the Energy Rating Index Compliance Alternative. Like

rater to quantify the annual energy cost. If the annual energy

the Simulated Performance Path, this compliance alternative

costs are found to be equal to or better than a reference home,

requires a HERS performance test to be completed by a third party RESNET rater; however, in this case compliance is based entirely on the HERS score. This path is the most challenging to achieve, requiring a score of 53 (representing an efficiency of 47% better than the Prescriptive Path) for this climate zone, but may serve as a goal for a project team looking to make significant gains in energy performance similar to above-code green building rating systems. It is likely that in order to meet a rating of 53, renewable energy would have to be employed on site as part of the design.

THE IMPORTANCE OF AIR SEALING Another notable update to the code is the requirement for a blower door test. Conducted at end of construction, when

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all trim and finishes are in place, this test is a measure of how well sealed the building is. By creating negative pressure with a large fan used to pull air out of the home, a measurement of air leakage can be produced. It effectively measures how many air changes per hour (ACH) will occur as a result of natural air infiltration. The lower the ACH, the better sealed the building. The updated code allows for no more than three air changes per hour, and the test must be conducted by a third party. There are at least four energy consultants in Steamboat that provide this service for approximately $250. Incidentally, Routt County has

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made the test optional for projects occurring outside the City limits while projects within the limits of Steamboat Springs are required to follow the code as written.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION As greater attention is paid to air sealing and more robust thermal envelopes, we benefit from homes that are increasingly efficient and more comfortable to live in. Ambient indoor air temperatures are more consistent, and less is required from the HVAC systems. With better sealed homes, whole house mechanical ventilation becomes critical to ensure stale air that potentially contains toxins is exhausted from the home. While the code update requires whole house mechanical ventilation, some of the options for compliance fail to achieve the same level of performance established by better sealed homes. For example, one option for compliance is an exhaust-only system. Because there is no requirement for make-up air in this option, the home is consistently in a state of slight negative pressure instead of being balanced by intentional make-up air. Architects and contractors should be mindful of the approach used to achieve good indoor air quality so that the building performs as well in this area as it does in others. Providing a balanced mechanical ventilation system, accomplished with the installation of a heat recover ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV), is the appropriate method for meeting the ventilation requirements. In addition to providing a continuous circulation of air, removing stale indoor air for

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fresh outdoor air, it occurs in a controlled fashion. The system exchanges the latent temperature exhausting from the house to the incoming fresh air. In the case of the ERV, it also exchanges the humidity. Updates to the building code are essential in the evolution of the built environment and ensuring health, safety and welfare are maintained for the structures in which we spend our days. The recent code adoption will guide Routt County with various updates in residential construction. Local professionals should be mindful of the changes represented in the code update, while embracing the natural evolution of the industry.

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LIVING TINY IN T H E YA M PA VA L L E Y B Y I SA BE L L E NAG E L- BR I C E MA INS TR EA M CO R P O R ATIO N Colorado has quickly become a national hub for the tiny house movement. It could be due to the beautiful year-round weather, its geographical location in the country, or that Colorado is becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. Pair that with a population of outdoor enthusiasts, and tiny houses are a perfect fit. Steamboat Springs, CO, located in Routt County, has recently become interested in integrating tiny houses into its community. Like other areas of the country, Routt County is just in their hesitation to allow tiny homes, namely because they are a new phenomenon and, for the most part, have lacked regulation during the building phase. There are many things to consider when discussing the rise in popularity of tiny houses. To begin with, why go tiny? Why are so many people building and buying tiny houses with virtually nowhere to legally live in them? Many people are fascinated by tiny houses because of their functionality. Everything one needs is packed into around 200 square feet. The design aspects are exciting, thought provoking, and oh-so-practical. Minimalism in every way is sweeping the online community at large and tiny houses fit perfectly into that trend.

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One of the main reasons to go tiny is the myriad opportunities the tiny lifestyle holds. Millennials and retiring baby boomers have this in common. The choice to let go of excessive belongings, downsize, and live a simpler lifestyle is often a goal for both demographics. Tiny houses offer the opportunity to save more and spend Tiny houses on wheels (THOW) are mobile, so folks who don’t know where they want to put down roots feel comfortable investing in a THOW.

less. Additionally, tiny houses on wheels (THOW) are mobile, so folks who don’t know where they want to put down roots feel comfortable investing in a THOW. Tiny houses offer retirees more options to live remotely, in their

and even small solar arrays. They can

that by definition, THOW are on a trailer

children’s backyard, or to have a second

be hooked to the grid or taken off-grid

and therefore mobile and considered

home.

easily. This diversity allows for tiny

similar to an RV. Unlike RVs though,

Others are drawn to THOW because

homes to be placed basically anywhere;

tiny houses are built like “big” houses

of their minimal environmental footprint.

however the zoning departments in most

and can be built to function well in cold

Most tiny houses function with a

cities do not allow tiny houses to be

climates. Their wall systems are built with

graywater system, propane appliances,

lived in full time. This is due to the fact

maximum R-value (measure of insulating

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TINY H O U S ES A R E A S TEP TOWA R DS R EDU CING O U R ENV IR O NM ENTA L IM PACT, A LLOWING A LTER NATIVE FO R M S O F H O U S ING, A ND S U P P O RTING GENER ATIO NS O F P EO P LE WH O WIS H TO LIV E A S IM P LER LIFES TY LE.

aspect out of tiny houses ensures safety for the inhabitants and community around them. Additionally, a new section in the 2018 International Residential Codes known as Appendix Q will add guidance on how to build a tiny house properly and safely. This appendix has been created and pushed through by various tiny house effectiveness) and built to look like small homes constructed

enthusiasts whose goal is to add clarity when building a tiny

with high-quality materials.

house. This first step relates only to tiny houses on foundations,

The tiny house movement has been progressing quite rapidly in every way. Only four years ago most tiny houses were built without plumbing and graywater systems, and now

not on wheels. Future proposals for THOW codes will be addressed at a later date. Despite the increase in awareness and building code

issues like mold due to high levels of condensation within

guidance, challenges still exist for potential tiny house owners.

tinies are surfacing. This is because tiny houses are built super

Lending to build or buy one is challenging to find, as is a legal

tight, without wall systems that allow moisture to escape

place to park and live in it. Both challenges are tied together: If

and conversely don’t allow moisture to settle into the walls.

cities change their zoning laws to allow tiny houses as backyard

Continuous ventilation units are just starting to be installed into

cottages and create specific plots for tiny house communities

tiny houses to refresh the air within the space and minimize

then the lending will follow. Or, if lending becomes easier to

moisture accumulation. These Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV)

obtain, more people will build and buy tiny houses, therefore

units are key to keeping the inhabitants breathing healthy, fresh

adding increased pressure on local zoning codes to allow them.

air and to mitigate possible mold growth. It’s only a matter of

Currently, tiny houses aren’t considered permanent dwellings.

time before these will be a necessary aspect of each build, much

Additionally, most properties with a “big” house don’t have

like plumbing is now.

zoning in place to allow an another dwelling on the same

The Healthy Tiny House Kit designed by Isabelle Nagel-

property. For the tiny house movement to advance, both of these

Brice in collaboration with MainStream Corp. in Berthoud, CO

barriers need to be removed. Fresno, CA is a perfect example of

is leading the way nationally in the effort to build with high-

a city that changed their zoning codes to allow tiny houses as

performance materials, which alleviate the fairly new building

backyard cottages. Fresno legalized THOW in a way that allows

issues that tiny houses are facing. Increasingly more tiny house

them to dwell exactly as they are with little to no alteration.

builders are coming around to understand the building science

The trend to have less of an environmental footprint and

that’s backing green building and how it works perfectly with

go tiny isn’t going anywhere. As the legality issues begin to

these minimal homes and the passionate people who buy them.

shift in 2018, more people will have access to live exactly how

In the last year or so, companies have been built around the

they want and cities like Steamboat will be able to offer more

necessity to have common building codes and certifications

diverse housing opportunities. Tiny houses are a step towards

specific to THOW. This enables not only builders to follow codes

reducing our environmental impact, allowing alternative forms

and building regulations across the board, but also for local

of housing, and supporting generations of people who wish to

governments to feel comfortable with the materials and safety

live a simpler lifestyle.

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Routt County Regional Building Department staff includes (from left) Combination Inspector Don Marchbanks, Permit Tech Leslie Bensching, Plans Examiner Ted Allen, Permit Tech Supervisor Malea Michael-Ferrier, Electrical Inspector Jesse DeWolfe, Building Official Todd Carr and Combination Inspector Ron Norton.

NEW BUILDING OFFICIAL BRINGS REFRESHING ENERGY Q& A W I T H BU I LDI N G D EPT H EAD TO D D CARR B Y SU ZI E R O M I G Friendly and knowledgeable, Routt County Regional Building Official Todd Carr has infused refreshing energy into the hard-working building department since his arrival in July. “Todd is decisive and concise, modest, professional, refreshing and forwardthinking,” said Malea Michael-Ferrier, a department permit technician. “He is an excellent leader and isn’t afraid to get in the trenches with the rest of the team. He has already implemented some process changes and tweaks to move the building department to be more efficient and better serve the public.” Moving with his wife and two young children from Dubuque, Iowa, Carr said his family experienced a smooth transition because of the warm and welcoming local community. The 42-year-old department head formerly served as the building official and facilities manager in Iowa and has a background as a healthy homes inspector and a construction specialist in the Dubuque Housing and Community Development Department. He began working in residential construction at age 17, started his own construction company at age 24 and spent two years building homes in Hawaii.

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Carr is helping the local construction community with a smooth shift to the updated 2015 building and energy codes that took effect January 1. His days are busy, but he is quick to point out that everyone in the department works just as hard. He took time to answer some questions about goals and plans for the department, which serves the City of Steamboat Springs, unincorporated Routt County and towns of Oak Creek and Yampa. Q: What are the key challenges, large and small, in the building department currently? And, what would you hope the community could better understand about these challenges? A: The biggest challenge in any building department is taking time to provide outreach, education and support to the public through all stages of the permitting process while still effectively meeting workload demands and producing high quality service. Our goal as public servants is no different from a private business owner. It is our job to sell these services versus

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Q: The majority of construction work in Routt County must be permitted through the building department, however what types of construction work do not require permits? A: We have information posted on our website titled “Work

Q: What are the most rewarding aspects of your job as building official? A: Playing an integral part in the success of many different areas of construction on all of our local building projects.

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Q: What role should the building department play in the valley’s construction community? A: The building department is one piece of the local

construction economy and creating safe, well-built structures for all of us to enjoy. Exceeding the public’s expectations for service.

construction economy pie. We need to be a strong advocate and supporting member of the Yampa Valley Trades Association. An effective trades association involves all sectors of the local

Q: What do you like to do in your time off from work? A: Staying active with my family and friends and taking

construction economy; all members are equally important

advantage of all the different outdoor recreational activities

and need to provide support by utilizing their own strengths.

that Routt County has to offer–explore, explore and explore.

Building effective working relationships between all private and

Hanging with great neighbors, wonderful kiddos and lots of

public entities leads to better overall construction projects.

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Q: What important steps have you instituted or plan for the near future in the building department? A: We have implemented a new plan review timeline process per type of building permit and worked effectively with all other county departments, City of Steamboat Springs, and outside agencies and towns to create this new process and timeline. In the past we had a standard 10-working day review process; we now have certain building permits we can issue over the counter or the same day. We have another category of building permits that we can issue within five working days, then all other new construction or major additions are set at 10 working days. We are working hard to guide the public through the permit application and review process and provide them with up-todate details on where their application is from start to finish. A successful plan review process will lead to a successful construction project for all parties involved, avoiding time delays, change orders and conflict in the field between the public and private sector. Our goal is to break down the Permitting, Fee Structure, Plan Review, Inspection and Final Inspection processes into individual pieces to guide the public through each phase versus providing them with one large manual to read through. As public servants it is our obligation to provide one-on-one service when variables arise.

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AV O I D I N G L I A B I L I T Y: SAFETY ON THE JOBSITE B Y DR . CH R I S R A I NWAT E R R A I N WAT ER S A FETY A ND H R CO NS U LTING Every builder knows that safety must be paramount on the jobsite. The only successful building projects are those that are completed without a serious injury or fatality. Contractors may take that a step further, knowing that avoiding OSHA citations and the fines that they carry also ensure success. Some builders and general contractors invest time and money into their safety programs to make certain they are doing everything possible to avoid an injury. Regrettably, some general contractors believe it will never happen to them. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen OSHA, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth the risk to put their employees to work in an unsafe manner with unsafe equipment. How does this affect the homeowner? Many people would agree that America has become a litigious society. Often, it seems that everyone is waiting for that one opportunity to file a lawsuit against someone and get rich quick. Unfortunately, one of the available targets of such thinking is the homeowner in any building project. Many people think that the general contractor bears complete liability in the event of an injury or death on the job site; however, this is not true. Colorado, like most states, will allow an injured employee of the general contractor or the surviving spouse or children in the event of a fatality, to go after the homeowner. The argument typically is that the homeowner knew the general contractor and its employees were taking shortcuts around safety. The homeowner should have insisted on safety at the job site, and because the homeowner failed to act he or she is liable for the injury or death that occurred. For homeowners who are more active in the building process, this is especially true. One serious injury or a fatality can turn a home building project into a catastrophe.

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What is a homeowner to do? How does the homeowner keep

Fall protection. Regrettably, falls continue to be a major

a check on the general contractor they’ve hired to ensure that

source of injuries and fatalities on job sites in the United States.

the building project is also a safe project? Arguably, the best way

For construction workers who are working above six feet, the

for a homeowner to protect himself or herself is to be educated

law requires that they use an appropriate fall protection system.

about the most prevalent safety violations on any building site

Typically, employees will wear a harness that is attached to a

and to be vigilant in looking to ensure that these violations are

lanyard which in turn is attached to an anchor point. In the

not occurring. This doesn’t mean that the homeowner should

event the employee should slip and fall, the fall protection

be on the job site every day with a hard hat and safety vest;

system will prevent a fall of greater than six feet. Fall protection

however, occasional site visits are prudent.

systems prevent injuries and save lives every day. Although there are literally thousands of pages of regulations

WHAT SHOULD THE HOMEOWNER LOOK FOR? Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE includes hard

pertaining to construction site safety, homeowners who monitor the use of PPE and fall protection will help ensure the safety of

hats, safety glasses, earplugs, reflective shirts or vests, gloves,

employees on the job site as well as help avoid liability on their

and work boots. If the homeowner should see employees

part. Perhaps most important, a homeowner who works closely

working on the job site without PPE, the homeowner would be

with the general contractor on safety helps to ensure that the

advised to immediately speak to the general contractor, typically

build is not only successful but is also accident-free.

through the superintendent on site. Ask the superintendent to ensure that the employees are wearing the appropriate PPE at all times. The homeowner should then document that this was done, including with whom they spoke as well as the date of the conversation.

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RECYCLING R E S P O N S I B LY I N ROUTT COUNTY B Y CA M E R O N H AW K IN S WA S TE DIVER S IO N DIR ECTO R , Y VS C Did you know 9.4 million tons of electronics are recycled in the United States each year? Recycling electronics and other hard-to-recycle materials such as batteries, flourescent light bulbs and scrap metal may not be as convenient as putting them in the trash. However, since 2013, the Colorado Electronics Recycling Jobs Act has banned the disposal of electronic waste in landfills. Recycling such isn’t just better for the environment, it’s the law. Even though we live in a rural community, we still have many yearround recycling options. To help, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council provides a comprehensive, online A-Z Recycling Guide. All recyclers listed by YVSC recycle responsibly. Many items listed are accepted free of charge, but it is the consumer’s responsibility to recycle, even if there is a cost. Below is a list of common items Routt County residents need to recycle. If you have an item that is not listed, please visit the A-Z Recycling Guide at www.yvsc.org/a-zrecycleguide for a complete listing.

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Motor Oil: Motor oil is considered a household hazardous waste and can be recycled locally at Advance Auto Parts, Doc’s Auto Clinic, Downtown Conoco, NAPA Auto Parts and SRC Recycle and Refuse. Yard Waste: Yard waste can be recycled at Twin Enviro Services during normal business hours for a small fee. Books: Books in good condition can be recycled at LiftUp and Bargain Barn. Clothing: Local resale stores accepting used clothing include Bargain Barn, Déjà Vu Boutique, LiftUp and Rummagers. All types of shoes can be recycled at Ski Haus while Twisted Trails Running Company accepts used running shoes. Ink cartridge and cell phones: All ink cartridges, except cylinder-shaped toner cartridges, can be dropped off at YVSC’s office. YVSC also accepts small handheld electronic devices no larger than a tablet. Medications: The Routt County Sheriff’s Office has a drop box in the lobby providing a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription and non-prescription medications. Accepted items include prescription drugs, over the counter medications, vitamins, medication patches, medication samples and pet medications. Packing materials: Packing materials such as bubble wrap and packing peanuts can be recycled for reuse at PostNet and the UPS store. While many items can be recycled locally year-round, there are some that can only be recycled locally at YVSC’s Community and Commercial Recycling Drop-Off. These include household hazardous waste such as cleaners, pesticides and herbicides, and skis. Please hold on to these items to be recycled at the annual drop-off event. For the full A-Z Recycling Guide and other waste diversion

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S O YO U WA N T TO BUILD A HOME? B Y M E GA N M O O R E - K E M P E N E R GY S ER VICES CO O R DINATO R Y V EA Fourteen years ago, when I met my future husband, I was in the middle of general contracting a spec home. I was 26-years-old and had an inexplicable and powerful desire to understand how homes were put together. This did seem odd for someone with a brand new English Literature degree. I wanted to have x-ray vision when I looked at a building and be able to SEE what it was made of. What better way to achieve this, I thought, than to take out a loan, general contract a home, and force all the trades to let me shadow them. For a year, I made no money, lost ten pounds, slept little, but learned much. I remember standing in the newly poured $30,000 foundation and crying; I had so far to go, and was not sure how I would get there. Now, I’m married to that man I met back then and we are in the middle of our seventh building project together. Thus, I feel uniquely suited to advise couples on the reality of remodeling or building a home for yourself. And by “reality” I mean the hard parts no one wants to talk about. When someone is so excited for me that I get to pick paint colors or cabinets, I don’t want to squash their enthusiasm. Yet, for me, picking out interior finishes is such a small part of the twoyear process of building a home. It’s not enough to carry me through a long weekend of installing ceiling insulation, moving gravel with a wheelbarrow for seven hours or stressing about paying for it all. However, a healthy dose of pragmatism and setting ourselves up for success in the beginning carries us through. What follows is a list of tips I’ve compiled based on our 14 years of ups and downs in sweat equity—or sweat debt, depending on how it goes!

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1. Front-load your project with communication coaching.

5. Find partners you can trust. This means ALL your partners:

You will be communicating with your partner nearly constantly

lenders, builders, trades. Find reputable, local businesses with

about your project, and this could make or break your domestic

a great track record. You want them to return your calls, be

harmony. Set ground rules for how you plan to communicate

responsive and stay in business.

and make decisions. For example, Scott and I found there are times of the day that are horrible for discussing construction

6. Cry once, not over and over again. Spend some money

decisions. For me, the crush of the morning routine with our

up front so you don’t regret your decisions every day. Invest

children is the worst time to ask me where I want to put the

in what cannot be modified later, even if it’s not “sexy.” Spend

speaker wires, and if I ask him about budget discrepancies

money on insulation, air sealing, energy efficiency and sound

at 10:30 p.m., he’s in for a sleepless night. Instead, we have a

control. Trust me, it’s worth it. You can upgrade the counter tops

standing weekly lunch date to discuss construction details.

and light fixtures when you have more money. Scott and I will probably be giving each other a light fixture for Christmas for

2. Prepare to make a bazillion choices. I recommend creating

the next five years.

a decision making matrix. What is the top priority for you? Budget? Energy efficiency? Aesthetics? Timeline? This matrix will

7. Get ready to take a leap of faith. Once you embark, there is

help you at 1 a.m. when you are just trying to make the final

much that will be out of your control. Commodity prices change

decision about light fixtures.

due to storms. Interest rates move due to financial markets. You will not know what your monthly mortgage payment will

3. You will need to make decisions before you are ready. Every step in this process leads to the final product. I keep

be until the very end. If you’re like me, that means you type “mortgage payment calculator” in your browser daily.

joking that I need to decide what couch I want while pouring the foundation. There is truth in this—you need to make sure

8. You’ll probably move in before it’s ready. Every project that

your windows are not in conflict with your furniture, the floor

we’ve done together I make the proclamation that I will not

electrical outlet is in the right place for a reading lamp, and the

move in until it is COMPLETELY finished. And guess what, we’ve

couch fits through the front door.

never moved into a completed home.

4. Forget about “weekends” for a year. Be prepared to be

9. Have a baby. Or get a puppy. We’ve done both in the

tired. I remember a friend turning to me before we started a

middle of a construction project. Hey, why not? It’s your life

challenging running race. He said, “This race is going to be

after all!

really hard and push us to our limits, but we are going to make it through.” This is the mindset you need.

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Jake’s Drafting Service, Inc. 426 Oak St Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7929 • 877-370-8642 jakes@springsips.com www.jakesdrafting.com Littlehorn Engineering & Surveying, LLC 27320 RCR 52E Stmbt Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-5112 design@johnlittlehorn.com www.littlehornengineering.com Soda Mountain Construction 345 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-846-0699 accounts@sodamountainconstruction.com www.sodamountainconstruction.com Steamboat Architectural Design 345 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-879-0819 www.steamboatarchitectural.com workshopL design+construction 737 Lincoln Ave Ste #33 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-291-9546 workshopLobeckinfo@gmail.com www.workshopL.com ART GALLERIES Wild Horse Gallery 802 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 PH: 970-879-5515 Cell: 970-819-2850 shirley@wildhorsegallery.com www.wildhorsegallery.com AUDIO/VIDEO Control Designer, Inc. 1169 Hilltop Parkway #105 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-744-4444 valerie@controldesigner.com www.controldesigner.com

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BANKS Alpine Bank 1901 Pine Grove Rd Ste 101 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-871-1901 www.alpinebank.com BEDROOM & MATTRESS The Linen Closet 1880 Loggers Lane #B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-819-0833 www.steamboatlinencloset.com Mountain Mattress 1880 Loggers Lane #B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-8116 info@mountainmattress.com www.mountainmattress.com BUILDING SUPPLIES Alpine Lumber 1090 Pine Grove Rd. Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-879-5550 www.alpinelumber.com CABINETS Alpine Design Kitchens 685 Marketplace Plaza Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-879-6962 al@alpinedesignkitchens.com Alpine Lumber 1090 Pine Grove Rd. Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-879-5550 www.alpinelumber.com CBNT Co. 2655 Copper Ridge Cir. #3 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7720 www.cbntco.com Interior Surroundings, Inc. 1890 Loggers Lane #G Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-8701 interior_surroundings@yahoo.com

SG Cabinetry P.O. BOX 772663 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 970-819-8982 Scott@sg-cabinetry.com Thurston Kitchen and Bath Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-879-9222 thurstonkitchenandbath.com CARPET Acuna’s Flooring 2201 Curve Plaza Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 396 School St Craig, CO 81625 970-879-9124 Stmbt 970-824-5570 Craig acunasflooring@gmail.com www.acunasflooring.com Carpets Plus 1625 Mid Valley Dr Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-8036 steamboatcarpetsplus@yahoo.com www.steamboatcarpetsplus.com Interior Surroundings, Inc. 1890 Loggers Lane #G Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-8701 interior_surroundings@yahoo.com CLAY FINISHES – INTERIOR Huyser Drywall Inc. 2550 S. Copper Frontage Rd Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7262 huyserdrywall@gmail.com Infinity Finishes, Inc. PO Box 774170 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80477 970-734-5065 infinityfinishes@gmail.com www.infinityfinishes.com CONCRETE Pour Boys Concrete, LLC PO Box 770729 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-819-9739 pourboysconcrete@yahoo.com www.pourboysconcrete.com CONTRACTORS Adaptive Habitats 116 N. Grant Ave Ft Collins, CO 80521 970-846-2533 morgan@adaptivehabitats.com www.adaptivehabitats.com


Beck Construction, Inc. PO Box 774000-271 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-4368 beckinc@springsips.com

Timberline Contracting, Inc. PO Box 719 Clark, CO 80428 • 970-846-6837 timberlineinc@gmail.com www.timberlinecontracting.com

Calcon Constructors 401 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-1976 jkohler@calconci.com www.calconci.com

Vargas Construction, Inc. PO Box 772621 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-5022 Vargasconstructionofsteamboat@gmail.com

Fair & Square Construction, Inc. 2673 Jacob Cir, Unit 700 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7725 fairsquareoffice@yahoo.com www.fairandsquare.org Fair & Square Modular Homes 2673 Jacob Cir, Unit 700 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7725 fairsquareoffice@yahoo.com Fox Construction, Inc. 2034 Snow Bowl Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7529 sarah@fox-construction.com www.fox-construction.com Gerber Berend Design Build 2546 Copper Ridge Drive, Unit D Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-879-1725 HLCC Construction Company 2667 Copper Ridge Cir., #2 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-879-6831 pegi@hlccconstruction.com www.hlccconstruction.com JMR Construction 1694 13th St, Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-2203 MainStream Corporation 2017 S. US Hwy 287 Berthoud, CO 80513 303-912-4833 codysfarm@gmail.com www.mainstreamcorporation.com Soda Mountain Construction 345 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-846-0699 accounts@sodamountainconstruction.com www.sodamountainconstruction.com Straight-Up Construct, LLC Craig, CO 81625 970-326-7024 dmconstruct@hotmail.com Thomas Wood Handcrafted Log Homes, Inc. PO Box 772418 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-4427 tom@thomaswoodloghomes.com www.thomaswoodloghomes.com

workshopL design+construction 737 Lincoln Ave Ste #33 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-291-9546 workshopLobeckinfo@gmail.com www.workshopL.com ZRED (Zittel Real Estate Development) 610 Marketplace Plaza PO Box 881727 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4803 stephan@zredco.com • www.zredco.com COUNTERTOPS Alpine Design Kitchens 685 Marketplace Plaza Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-879-6962 al@alpinedesignkitchens.com Grasso Glass & Stone Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-5784 www.warehomestudios.com www.grassoglassandstone.com Thurston Kitchen and Bath Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-879-9222 thurstonkitchenandbath.com DESIGN/BUILD Becker Design Build LLC PO Box 772877 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-8016 frank@beckerarchitecture.com www.beckerarchitecture.com Gerber Berend Design Build 2546 Copper Ridge Drive Unit D Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-1725 Soda Mountain Construction 345 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-846-0699 accounts@sodamountainconstruction.com www.sodamountainconstruction.com

workshopL design+construction 737 Lincoln Ave Ste #33 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-291-9546 workshopLobeckinfo@gmail.com www.workshopL.com DEVELOPERS ZRED (Zittel Real Estate Development) 610 Marketplace Plaza PO Box 881727 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4803 stephan@zredco.com • www.zredco.com DOCUMENT SCANNING & ARCHIVING StructureTek PO Box 881515 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-9344 january@structuretek.com

Pioneer Materials West Slope 3022 Elk River Rd #2 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-1800 bobby@pioneerws.com ELECTRIC UTILITY Yampa Valley Electric Association 32 10th St. Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-1160 • www.yvea.com EMPLOYMENT SERVICES – CONSTRUCTION/LABOR Mountain Temp Services, LLC 1815 Central Park Dr #101B Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-879-1634 scottrdavis@mountaintemp.com www.mountaintemp.com  

DOORS Alpine Lumber 1090 Pine Grove Rd. Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-879-5550 www.alpinelumber.com

ENERGY EFFICIENCY Complete Home Inspection Services, LLC PO Box 880018 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4712 info@completehomeus.com www.completehomeus.com

Zola European Windows 1169 Hilltop Pkwy #201 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 303-578-0001 info@zolawindows.com www.zolawindows.com

Control Designer, Inc. 1169 Hilltop Parkway #105 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-744-4444 valerie@controldesigner.com www.controldesigner.com

DRAFTING Jake’s Drafting Service, Inc. 426 Oak St Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7929 • 877-370-8642 jakes@springsips.com www.jakesdrafting.com

GREENLEAF BUILDING PERFORMANCE 22990 Snowbird Way Oak Creek, CO 80467 970-846-2640 greenleafbuildingperformance@gmail.com greenleafbuildingperformance.com

DRYWALL Head Painters, Inc. PO Box 882346 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-2719 Timothy1480@msn.com

MainStream Corporation 2017 S. US Hwy 287 Berthoud, CO 80513 303-912-4833 codysfarm@gmail.com www.mainstreamcorporation.com

Huyser Drywall Inc. 2550 S. Copper Frontage Rd Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7262 huyserdrywall@gmail.com

workshopL design+construction 737 Lincoln Ave Ste #33 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-291-9546 workshopLobeckinfo@gmail.com www.workshopL.com

Timberline Contracting, Inc. PO Box 719 Clark, CO 80428 970-846-6837 timberlineinc@gmail.com www.timberlinecontracting.com

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ENGINEERS Four Points Surveying & Engineering 440 S. Lincoln Ave #4B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-871-6772 • 970-819-1161 www.fourpointsSE.com Littlehorn Engineering & Surveying, LLC 27320 RCR 52E Stmbt Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-5112 design@johnlittlehorn.com www.littlehornengineering.com Wilder Engineering, LLC 1170 Blue Sage Dr Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-819-7848 info@wilder-eng.com www.wilder-eng.com FIREPLACES & STOVES Alpine Masonry PO Box 772091 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-6535 Hot Stuff Hearth & Home 1625 Mid Valley Dr #3 Steamboat Springs, CO 970-879-7614 www.hotstuffhearth.com Mountain Home Stove & Fireplaces, LLC 1890 Loggers Ln #H Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7962 www.mountainhomestove.com FLOOD/ WATER DAMAGE Flood Suckers 1480 Pine Grove Rd Steamboat Spgs, CO 80488 970-871-0001 gbell@floodsuckers.com www.floodsuckers.com FLOORING Acuna’s Flooring 2201 Curve Plaza Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 396 School St., Craig, CO 81625 970-879-9124 Stmbt 970-824-5570 Craig acunasflooring@gmail.com www.acunasflooring.com

Carpets Plus 1625 Mid Valley Dr Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-8036 steamboatcarpetsplus@yahoo.com www.steamboatcarpetsplus.com

GARBAGE/RUBBISH COLLECTION Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling 802 E 2nd Place, Craig, CO 81626 970-824-3256 • 800-328-8767

PAVS 57 10th St, Suite A PO Box 771793 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-879-2217 rossavina@yahoo.com

Interior Surroundings, Inc. 1890 Loggers Lane #G Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-8701 interior_surroundings@yahoo.com

GLASS Anamchara Glass Design Sarah DiMichele 970-761-0045 mobile 970-879-1939 studio/home

FRAMING Vargas Construction, Inc. PO Box 772621 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-5022 vargasconstructionofsteamboat@gmail.com

Geiger Glass Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-870-6699 www.steamboatglass.com

HOME FURNISHINGS Home on the Range 1880 Loggers Ln #E Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-6777 design1@therangesteamboat.com www.homeontherangeinteriors.com

WC Construction PO Box 194 Oak Creek, CO 80467 970-846-4242 stephcrisp@hotmail.com FRAMING STEEL Pioneer Materials West Slope 3022 Elk River Rd #2 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-1800 bobby@pioneerws.com FURNITURE Home on the Range 1880 Loggers Ln #E Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-6777 design1@therangesteamboat.com www.homeontherangeinteriors.com Silver Creek Design Leslie Haradin Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-5225 silvercreekdesign@gmail.com www.silvercreekdesign.net FURNITURE – CUSTOM Knotty Aspen 18565 Canyon View Trail Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-846-1492 knottyaspen@gmail.com www.logfurniturecolorado.com

Grasso Glass & Stone Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-5784 www.warehomestudios.com www.grassoglassandstone.com GLASS – SHOWER DOOR/ MIRROR Geiger Glass Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-870-6699 www.steamboatglass.com GRANITE/MARBLE Alpine Design Kitchens 685 Marketplace Plaza Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-879-6962 al@alpinedesignkitchens.com

Mountain Mattress 1880 Loggers Lane #B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-8116 info@mountainmattress.com www.mountainmattress.com Silver Creek Design Leslie Haradin Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-5225 silvercreekdesign@gmail.com www.silvercreekdesign.net HOME PRESERVATION AND REPAIR Bulldog Maintenance Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-7737 bettercallpaulco@gmail.com

Grasso Glass & Stone Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-5784 www.warehomestudios.com www.grassoglassandstone.com HOLIDAY LIGHTING Steamboat Lightscapes 1625 Mid Valley Dr Unit 1-195 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-846-9965 steamboatlightscapes@gmail.com steamboatlightscapes.com HOME AUTOMATION Control Designer, Inc. 1169 Hilltop Parkway #105 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-744-4444 valerie@controldesigner.com www.controldesigner.com

The Linen Closet 1880 Loggers Lane #B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-819-0833 www.steamboatlinencloset.com

ICE MELT SYSTEMS Kirk Jones Construction Inc Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80488 970-846-2430 kirkrjones2000@gmail.com www.kirkjonesconstructioninc.com INSPECTIONS Complete Home Inspection Services, LLC PO Box 880018 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4712 info@completehomeus.com www.completehomeus.com

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INSULATION Columbine Insulation 2550 S. Copper Frontage #103 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-875-1412 www.corbond.com Northwest Insulation 28925 RCR 14 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-1274 • 970-846-3871 falonious@yahoo.com Pioneer Materials West Slope 3022 Elk River Rd #2 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-1800 bobby@pioneerws.com INSURANCE Alpine Insurance Agency, Inc. 1169 Hilltop Parkway #205 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-2265 paxton@alpineinsurancesteamboat.com alpineinsurancesteamboat.com Kinser Insurance Agency 1495 Pine Grove Rd, Ste 201A Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-879-1330 www.kinserinsurance.com Steamboat Select Insurance Group, Inc. 675 Snapdragon Way #200 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-1363 thayes@steamboatselectins.com www.steamboatselectins.com INTERIOR DESIGN Home on the Range 1880 Loggers Ln #E Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-6777 design1@therangesteamboat.com www.homeontherangeinteriors.com Interior Surroundings, Inc. 1890 Loggers Lane #G Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-8701 interior_surroundings@yahoo.com River + Lime Steamboat Spgs, CO 303-519-0787 www.riverandlime.com

Roy Seven Designs Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-9174 roysevendesigns@yahoo.com Silver Creek Design Leslie Haradin Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-5225 silvercreekdesign@gmail.com www.silvercreekdesign.net KITCHEN & BATH Alpine Design Kitchens 685 Marketplace Plaza Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-879-6962 al@alpinedesignkitchens.com Deluxe Renovations 1625 Mid Valley Dr. Unit 1 STE 180 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-879-2228 neal@deluxerenovations.com Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 2831 Elk River Rd Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-2599 www.ferguson.com Kitchen Perfection, Inc. 2620 S. Copper Frontage #6 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-3970 info@kitchenperfection.com www.kitchenperfection.com SG Cabinetry P.O. BOX 772663 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 970-819-8982 Scott@sg-cabinetry.com Straight-Up Construct, LLC Craig, CO 81625 970-326-7024 dmconstruct@hotmail.com Thurston Kitchen and Bath Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-879-9222 thurstonkitchenandbath.com LIGHT BULBS Light Works of Steamboat 1890 Loggers Lane #C Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-3905 nancy@lightworksofsteamboat.com www.lightworksofsteamboat.com

Knotty Aspen 18565 Canyon View Trail Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-846-1492 knottyaspen@gmail.com www.logfurniturecolorado.com

LIGHTING Control Designer, Inc. 1169 Hilltop Parkway #105 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-744-4444 valerie@controldesigner.com www.controldesigner.com

Thomas Wood Handcrafted Log Homes, Inc. PO Box 772418 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-4427 tom@thomaswoodloghomes.com www.thomaswoodloghomes.com

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 2831 Elk River Rd Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-2599 www.ferguson.com The Light Center, Inc 2725 S. College Ave Fort Collins, Co 80525 970-846-3471 Tricia@lightcenterinc.com

MASON CONTRACTORS/ SUPPLIES Alpine Masonry PO Box 772091 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-6535

Light Works of Steamboat 1890 Loggers Lane #C Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-3905 nancy@lightworksofsteamboat.com www.lightworksofsteamboat.com

METAL RECYCLING Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling 802 E 2nd Place, Craig, CO 81626 970-824-3256 • 800-328-8767

Steamboat Lightscapes 1625 Mid Valley Dr Unit 1-195 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-846-9965 steamboatlightscapes@gmail.com steamboatlightscapes.com LOG ACCENTS – INTERIOR/EXTERIOR Knotty Aspen 18565 Canyon View Trail Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-846-1492 knottyaspen@gmail.com www.logfurniturecolorado.com LOG FURNITURE Knotty Aspen 18565 Canyon View Trail Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-846-1492 knottyaspen@gmail.com www.logfurniturecolorado.com LOG HOMES Fox Construction, Inc. 2034 Snow Bowl Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7529 sarah@fox-construction.com www.fox-construction.com

METAL WORK Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling 802 E 2nd Place Craig, CO 81626 970-824-3256 • 800-328-8767 Steamboat Steel 2618 Copper Ridge Cir #B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-819-4046 steamboatsteel@gmail.com www.steamboatsteelandsign.com MOLD Complete Home Inspection Services, LLC PO Box 880018 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4712 info@completehomeus.com www.completehomeus.com MORTGAGES/ LOANS Alpine Bank 1901 Pine Grove Rd Ste 101 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-871-1901 www.alpinebank.com

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MOVING & DELIVERY Ski Town Moving and Delivery Based in Steamboat – Covering all of CO 970-291-9060 skitownmovinganddelivery@yahoo.com NETWORK SERVICES Control Designer, Inc. 1169 Hilltop Parkway #105 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-744-4444 valerie@controldesigner.com www.controldesigner.com PAINTING CONTRACTORS Head Painters, Inc. PO Box 882346 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-2719 Timothy1480@msn.com Infinity Finishes, Inc. PO Box 774170 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80477 970-734-5065 infinityfinishes@gmail.com www.infinityfinishes.com Mountain Colors Painting PO Box 773318 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-879-3452 mtcolors@comcast.net PASSIVE HAUS DESIGN/BUILD MainStream Corporation 2017 S. US Hwy 287 Berthoud, CO 80513 303-912-4833 codysfarm@gmail.com www.mainstreamcorporation.com workshopL design+construction 737 Lincoln Ave Ste #33 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-291-9546 workshopLobeckinfo@gmail.com www.workshopL.com Zola European Windows 1169 Hilltop Pkwy #201 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 303-578-0001 info@zolawindows.com www.zolawindows.com

PLASTER Infinity Finishes, Inc. PO Box 774170 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80477 970-734-5065 infinityfinishes@gmail.com www.infinityfinishes.com

Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty The De Jong Team Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-5569 www.dejongteamsteamboat.com

PLUMBERS / PLUMBING SUPPLY Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 2831 Elk River Rd Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-2599 www.ferguson.com PROJECT MANAGEMENT ZRED (Zittel Real Estate Development) 610 Marketplace Plaza PO Box 881727 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4803 stephan@zredco.com www.zredco.com RADON TESTING/MITIGATION Complete Home Inspection Services, LLC PO Box 880018 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4712 info@completehomeus.com www.completehomeus.com REAL ESTATE Complete Home Inspection Services, LLC PO Box 880018 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4712 info@completehomeus.com www.completehomeus.com Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty Arlene Zopf Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-879-7800 • 970-846-5310 arlene.zopf@steamboatsir.com Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty Darrin Fryer • 970-846-555 Ryan Cox • 970-819-5359

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RECYCLING Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling 802 E 2nd Place, Craig, CO 81626 970-824-3256 • 800-328-8767 REMODELING Deluxe Renovations 1625 Mid Valley Dr. Unit 1 STE 180 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-879-2228 neal@deluxerenovations.com Timberline Contracting, Inc. PO Box 719 Clark, CO 80428 • 970-846-6837 timberlineinc@gmail.com www.timberlinecontracting.com ROOFING Kirk Jones Construction Inc Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80488 970-846-2430 kirkrjones2000@gmail.com www.kirkjonesconstructioninc.com SAFETY Rainwater Safety & HR Consulting 115 W. Jefferson Ave Hayden, CO 81639 970-757-0007 chrisrainwater@rainwatersafetyconsulting.com www.rainwatersafetyconsulting.com SEPTIC DESIGN Littlehorn Engineering & Surveying, LLC 27320 RCR 52E Stmbt Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-5112 design@johnlittlehorn.com www.littlehornengineering.com

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SIPS (STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS) Nordic SIPS Steamboat Springs, CO 970-734-8101 eric@nordicsips.com • www.nordicsips.com SNOW REMOVAL All Weather Services Steamboat Spgs, 80487 970-879-8028 • 970-218-0179 allweatherservicesllc@yahoo.com Snow Wonder PO Box 880913 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80488 970-819-4600 SOLAR ENERGY EQUIPMENT/ CONTRACTORS Brightside Solar 12 Nob St. Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-1707 • 970-846-5905 matt@brightsidesolarinc.com www.brightsidesolarinc.com Sunwise Solar Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-819-0840 www.Sunwise-Solar.com SOUNDPROOFING Northwest Insulation 28925 RCR 14 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-1274 • 970-846-3871 falonious@yahoo.com STAINED GLASS Anamchara Glass Design Sarah DiMichele 970-761-0045 mobile 970-879-1939 studio/home STEEL DISTRIBUTION Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling 802 E 2nd Place, Craig, CO 81626 970-824-3256 • 800-328-8767

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STONE Alpine Masonry PO Box 772091 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-6535 Grasso Glass & Stone Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-846-5784 www.warehomestudios.com www.grassoglassandstone.com STRUCTURAL STEEL Steamboat Steel 2618 Copper Ridge Cir #B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-819-4046 steamboatsteel@gmail.com www.steamboatsteelandsign.com SURVEYORS Four Points Surveying & Engineering 440 S. Lincoln Ave #4B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-871-6772 • 970-819-1161 www.fourpointsSE.com Littlehorn Engineering & Surveying, LLC 27320 RCR 52E Stmbt Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-5112 design@johnlittlehorn.com www.littlehornengineering.com SUSTAINABILITY Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Steamboat Spgs, CO www.yvsc.org THERMAL IMAGING Complete Home Inspection Services, LLC PO Box 880018 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-846-4712 info@completehomeus.com www.completehomeus.com

TILE Acuna’s Flooring 2201 Curve Plaza Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 396 School St Craig, CO 81625 970-879-9124 Stmbt 970-824-5570 Craig acunasflooring@gmail.com www.acunasflooring.com Carpets Plus 1625 Mid Valley Dr Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-8036 steamboatcarpetsplus@yahoo.com www.steamboatcarpetsplus.com Interior Surroundings, Inc. 1890 Loggers Lane #G Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-870-8701 interior_surroundings@yahoo.com TIMBER FRAMING Thomas Wood Handcrafted Log Homes, Inc. PO Box 772418 Steamboat Spgs, CO 80477 970-846-4427 tom@thomaswoodloghomes.com www.thomaswoodloghomes.com TREE SERVICE All Weather Services Steamboat Spgs, 80487 970-879-8028 • 970-218-0179 allweatherservicesllc@yahoo.com Arbor Barber PO Box 880913 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80488 970-819-4600 Steamboat Lightscapes 1625 Mid Valley Dr Unit 1-195 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-846-9965 steamboatlightscapes@gmail.com steamboatlightscapes.com WALL FINISHES Huyser Drywall Inc. 2550 S. Copper Frontage Rd Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-7262 huyserdrywall@gmail.com

Infinity Finishes, Inc. PO Box 774170 Stmbt Spgs, CO 80477 970-734-5065 infinityfinishes@gmail.com www.infinityfinishes.com WELDING & FABRICATION Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling 802 E 2nd Place Craig, CO 81626 970-824-3256 • 800-328-8767 Steamboat Steel 2618 Copper Ridge Cir #B Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487 970-819-4046 steamboatsteel@gmail.com www.steamboatsteelandsign.com WETLAND CONSULTATION Littlehorn Engineering & Surveying, LLC 27320 RCR 52E Stmbt Spgs, CO 80487 970-879-5112 design@johnlittlehorn.com www.littlehornengineering.com WINDOWS Alpine Lumber 1090 Pine Grove Rd. Steamboat Spgs, CO 970-879-5550 www.alpinelumber.com Anamchara Glass Design Sarah DiMichele 970-761-0045 mobile 970-879-1939 studio/home

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