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Lydia, There is no other publication in Northern Colorado that captures the elegance and charm of our community, in a word, our “Style.” I was honored to be selected as a feature in an article in Style magazine’s May issue. You and your staff were a delight to work with and made everything so enjoyable, fun and easy. As a result of the article I have reconnected with so many past customers, clients, colleagues and friends all of which have had a large part of the success, which I have been fortunate to experience. Thank you again for the wonderful experience.

Dear Lydia, I have always liked following the magazine and loved the themes. When I saw the Home & Garden magazine I opened it quickly to look for ideas and resources. My favorite part was the Xeriscape article about Colorado’s dry climate and what type of plants work with our environment. Also I loved the fall color article since I always wonder in the spring what plants to be planting in the fall. Lucky me – I have lots of the plants already! And I loved the log cabin article! I look forward to getting Style in the mail – it’s one of the first things that I make time to read cover to cover .

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What is Life Without Flowers? Lydia, Firstly, thank you and Lynn Dean for honoring Jer and I with the article about our yard, flowers and vegetable garden in the May issue of Style. Jer and I moved to Ft. Collins in 1962 and at that time we made a choice to raise our children in this beautiful city, with great schools, wide streets, lovely parks and green belts. The beauty and design is reflected by the residents all over town in their yards and gardens. (And, the smell of the lilacs in the springtime!) Because of the article we have received many calls from friends and people we haven't heard from in years, who, too love to garden and "dig in the dirt." Through this experience, we have been able to renew and to nurture friendships. Lydia, you did a fabulous job with the photography. The morning light was magical and I was amazed how you captured the essence of the whole yard, and through that who we are as people. ~ Thank you Colleen and Jerry Templer

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Creating Harmony The excitement in the air was nearly palpable as we all crowded into Byron’s SUV to get our first tour of this well kept secret called the Harmony Club. The tour had been rescheduled several times due to rain but this morning the familiar blue skies of Colorado together with a slight crispness in the air enhanced our heightened expectation.


ust waiting to collect our group and find enough seats for everyone, (thanks to Sheri Jensen who volunteered to huddle in the cargo area), we were already soaking in the beautiful views of the mountain range and majestic Long’s Peak. We had several avid golf enthusiasts among us so viewing of the golf course was the topic of discussion. However as we started our tour, Byron methodically, and, with his well respected deliberate attention to detail, explained the various aspects of the community he envisioned seven years ago and how step by step it was coming to fruition. Byron is a visionary and he quickly engaged us in his vision and captured our attention as he explained how he first walked the land, how he visualized adding height and dimension to the terrain, how his intent was to create areas for homes that would enjoy the views of mountains, golf course, and water while hidden enough to not be obvious to golfers. He showed us trees and more trees that he carefully selected and sometimes even planted himself, he showed us rocks that were strategically selected and carefully placed, and land that had been built up to serve the greater good. Yes, most of all, he honored the land. The attention to detail and commitment to excellence couldn’t be more evident than the planning, caretaking and grooming of the 18-hole championship golf course inspired and designed by Jim Engh. Byron knows a lot about golf courses, enjoys the game himself, and he is embracing his passion and creating a legacy through his donation of a practice facility on the premises to the men and women’s golf teams at CSU. I admire his generosity in support of his game and his alma mater! We finished our tour with a new appreciation of this new project. It wasn’t just a golf course or a new subdivision. It was a community; one built with integrity and a positive spirit of honor and respect. Byron Collins, I honor you and the vision you have so masterfully made a reality. Our experience with the Harmony Club continued as we became familiar with the building professionals that also saw the vision and joined forces with Byron. It has been a true pleasure getting acquainted and seeing the creativity and quality of the homes being built. Breathtaking! is all I can say. Fort Collins has always been a leader in land planning. From the days our forefathers planned out our wide streets, to national recognition for our trees, our parks and our open spaces, to serving as a model for land planners as to how we can integrate manufacturing, residential, commercial and a church (4 corners of Drake and Lemay), we have done a good job of planning our city. And, this project in Timnath speaks loudly as it reaches another standard of excellence in upscale residential planning. Thank you to Byron Collins, Mark Tingey, Sheri Jensen, and the entire team that is making this wonderful project a reality! Since golf has been on the forefront of our minds at Style, when Ali, my daughter, asked if I would like to hit a bucket of balls last night, I said, “absolutely!” Well, while I struggled to hit the ball and not the turf, Ali kept those balls sailing through the air following the sweet sound and spark of a solid ping! I hope you all enjoy the sweet sounds and smells of our beautiful summer and if you don’t currently golf, maybe give it a try.


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Harmony 14 Finding Honoring the Heritage & Building the Future

Job 24 Dream An Insider’s Look at the Course The Hole 26 Know Pros Analyze the Three Hardest Holes

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68 80 ON THE COVER Land Developer, Byron Collins and Sheep Rancher, Rodney Nelson stand at the precipice of huge change for their acreage in Timnath. Yet at the end of the day, corn silage or ryegrass, it’s all still agricultural. . Cover photography by Dana Milner Photography


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It’s a crisp, blue-sky morning; a mist rises from the green in front of you as a heron fishes the wetland behind you. The morning chorus chirps hello. Take a deep breath and marvel at this magical place. Nothing could be more peaceful. Whether you are a golfer, a lover of wildlife, a runner, or a patio coffee drinker, Harmony radiates peace, refuge. Harmony, a masterfully planned community, blends striking natural beauty with full-scale amenities. Set at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, the 640 acres are painstakingly planned to give balance between open space, views, personal encounters with nature, an 18-hole championship golf course, and majestic custom homes. “It’s a special place,” notes the understated developer of this paradise, Byron Collins. The open space at Harmony runs on and on leaving one’s eye free to take in the 130 year old cottonwood trees, the uninterrupted mountain vistas that span the Flat Irons to the Laramie Ridge, and the newly established cattail benches that skirt the flawless green hills of the world-class golf course. The pristine landscapes that lie nestled in Timnath’s emerging landscape are unimaginable. Yet, here they are – a reality. All of this perfection didn’t happen by accident. Here’s the story…

Land Developer, Byron Collins and Sheep Rancher, Rodney Nelson stand at the precipice of huge change for their acreage in Timnath. Yet at the end of the day, corn silage or ryegrass, it’s all still agricultural.

Inception Flash backward seven years ago to Rodney Nelson’s kitchen table in a farm house on the same land – a ranch that was cared for by Nelsons for six generations. The two friends, Byron Collins and Rodney Nelson, enjoy talking and drinking Keystones while Collins’s kids play with the lambs and kittens outside. The two men share a love of the land and respect for its forebears. These are direct men who speak plainly and who clearly enjoy each other. They are a farmer and a land developer, a pairing that in some circles would be sworn enemies, who have a friendship borne of profound respect for each other and stewardship for the land. Rodney’s great-great-great grandfather, Simon Duncan, homesteaded the Timnath property in 1872. The five generations that followed, including Rodney’s grandfather, Clovis Nelson, acquired the lots surrounding the original homestead until the ranch encompassed 640 acres. Pocketed between Windsor, Timnath, and I-25, the Nelson family ranched dairy and beef cattle, raised sheep, and grew feed there for more than 125 years. In the early 1990s, the property market along the Front Range drastically changed from a more rural area to a rapidly developing suburban one with houses supplanting fields of alfalfa and corn silage. Rodney, a member of the County Planning and Zoning board, watched the changes and learned from circumstances his family and his fellow farmers experienced. Rodney explains, “You sure don’t want to be the last one out, you might not get away. The more neighbors you get around you, the more those people like your open views. So they vote you as an open space, which robs you of your economic value.” Asked if it was hard to see an end coming to such a long legacy of farming, Rodney explains, “You can’t really understand farming if you’re not born to it. It’s a way of life not just an occupation. These days it’s always a struggle at the end of the year to pay the bank and make ends meet. It’s not a sustainable way of life. It seems insane to have millions of dollars of assets in land and try and squeak out a $50,000 profit on the sheep operation.” Rodney’s to-the-point perspective made a difficult decision pretty black and white. He adds, “All of the people in my family that preceded me there, came from somewhere too and when it was time to make a change or make a move they did so.”

Harmony began just like this, with Rodney Nelson, Byron Collins, & Kathy Nelson sharing their friendship.

I watched what Byron had done with past projects, particularly Willow Springs (property Nelson also sold to Collins). I liked the unique, well-done project – one that for the next six generations our family will say, ‘we used to own that.’ - Rodney Nelson -

Transition With the hard decision to sell made, Rodney and his wife Kathy were pleased to sell to Collins. “I watched what Byron had done with past projects, particularly Willow Springs (property Nelson also sold to Collins). I liked the unique, well-done project – one that for the next six generations our family will say, ‘we used to own that.’ As opposed to some of the adjacent developments where you might think, ‘I hope nobody remembers I had anything to do with this.’” In conversation with Collins it is clear that he also feels reverence for this land. “I walked the property at Rodney’s place for the better part of a year trying to decide how best to develop it. He and Kathy probably thought I was crazy.” Using a topographic map of the acreage, Collins shaded


Simon Duncan, great-great-great grandfather to Rodney Nelson, poses with his wife and children on the homestead in approximately 1880.

areas where he thought building houses made sense. Over and over he found that there were only so many slots that really felt right – just about half of the acreage. Holding true to the vision of creating a community that would balance nature with people, he struggled with the businessman inside. Collins explains, “Ultimately I said OK, if this is the developed area I can live with, now what am I going to do with it? Who’s going to take care of 300 acres of open space? So that’s how the golf course idea came to me.” Partially joking but partially serious, Collins explains that the transition from a sheep operation to a golf course was a fairly natural one. “We’re transforming what was an agricultural farm to an agricultural golf course. In essence, they’re both farming. We’re primping, mowing, tending, watering. It’s just another form of growing something. We have John Deere tractors, herbicides, and fertilizers all from local agricultural suppliers. We are truly an agricultural based business. The grazers that are grazing our pastures are people (golfers). We’re tending to our customers the same way that Rodney tends to his sheep.” Enter Jim Engh, a four-time winner of Golf Digest’s National Award (three years in a row), fresh from designing courses in Europe. Collins liked Engh’s designs, liked his variety in topography, and appreciated that he too was a graduate of Colorado State University (Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in Turfgrass Science). Collins and Engh worked together to develop a course that looks as if it has been sculpted by the wind, topped with green frosting, and surrounded by literally hundreds of trees (none of which will impede play, Collins is quick to assure).

The Course The course style is a unique combination. Early play in the first six holes is a links-style course. The middle six holes transform the course dramatically with elevation changes and bodies of water. The last six make use of the natural landscape carved by the old irrigation canal and builds highlands that on two holes actually cross the canal – for a totally different feel as you traverse the 240 acre course. Collins enthuses, “It’s really an unusual course. Jim was very good at taking this dead flat piece of land, drastically changing it, and still made it look like it belongs. We took this farm, which had been leveled for growing fields, and returned the original contours. And it looks natural!” Twentytwo earthmovers took the whole of one summer to scoop and scrape the landscape back to what it looked like before it was a farm. In total they shifted over two million yards of dirt in three months. Engh himself describes the course the best. Here in his words is how the partnership and course evolved. “From the moment I met Byron Collins, I knew I wanted to be involved with the development of the Harmony Club. Byron’s vision of bringing a world-class golf course to northern Colorado and his desire to create a partnership with Colorado State University hit home. As an alumnus of CSU and one-time resident of Fort Collins, I couldn’t dream up a better opportunity.” “I first visited the site with Byron in 2000 and was instantly attracted to its subtle beauty and

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AJ Ott high five’s with Ryan LaPlante while Will and Nick Collins scout their putt.

prairie setting. The land features gentle contours, mature trees, meandering canals and expansive views of the Front Range and Longs Peak. Much of my inspiration comes from the golf courses of Ireland and I am always trying to incorporate the strategies and concepts I have experienced over there. You will find holes that feature individual character and that will challenge the golfer to hit a wide array of shots. I want golfers to realize that there is more than one way to play the same hole and that it may take 10 or 20 or 50 trips around the course to discover the best route. But most importantly, I wanted to create a golf course that would be fun to play and that would instill a sense of pride for its members and I believe that we have created that with the Harmony Club.”

Professional Golfing Staff Harmony is home to not just one, but three Class “A” professionals, all with eyepopping resumes, including tenures at the top three golf management companies in the country; Club Corp, Tournament Players Club, and Troon Golf. The three together bring a total of 59 years in the professional golf industry. Director of Golf, Steve “Seve” Lind characterizes the course like this, “Harmony is like no other golf club in Northern Colorado. The well-planned site topography interweaves home sites among the golf course, native spaces and park lands to create spectacular views from every vantage point. Superintendent, Mitch Bowers and staff, have been working diligently for the past 3 years in preparation for our July opening. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence will be evident


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to all Members and Guests of Harmony.” “Members of Harmony Club will be treated to a true private experience. Be prepared to get pampered and enjoy the balanced lifestyle you have been looking for. This is life in Harmony.”

The CSU Connection Collins’s connection to CSU didn’t end with his graduation from the College of Finance and Real Estate in 1980. He has always been a supporter of the school and has enthusiastically watched its golf program grow. It is to that goal that Collins has donated a practice facility to the men and women’s golf teams. The 6,350 square foot building called the Harmony Center will be home to CSU golf. With 14 foot tall garagetype doors that open to the South end of the driving range (and the members will drive from the North) the building will host locker rooms, coach offices, a player’s lounge, and an indoor/ outdoor hitting base. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the RAM Club, who netted $350,000

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to outfit the building, The Harmony Center will be fully equipped with video capability on the putting green and the hitting base. Men’s Golf Coach, Jaime Bermal, expresses the benefits that they will see from this gift. “Now we can practice 365 days a year. Weather is no longer a factor for us.” Bermal is enthusiastic about the new facility. “It levels the playing field for our team. And the promise of its use has elevated my recruiting quite a bit.” He adds that the partnership will benefit Harmony Club members as well. “The kids playing and practicing out there will bring a lot of energy to the club. Golf is unlike a lot of sports – individual people can’t play a pick up game of basketball with college level athletes because of their size, but Harmony Club members can make adjustments and play a game with one of our students.”

The Homes While Harmony includes many highly desirable amenities like phenomenal views (on clear days you can see from Pikes Peak to the Mummy Range) and a world-class golf course, the custom homes from the best builders in the region are one more very attractive reason to consider living here. Preferred builders for Harmony include Northern Colorado names that crop up over and over when you talk about high-end, luxury homes. Harmony’s preferred builder list for Phase 1 construction includes: Archer Homes; Brannen Design & Construction; Hagen Brothers, Inc.; Hill Country Custom Homes, Inc.; J. Allen Construction Company; Province, Inc.; Robert Smith Construction, Inc.; and Stoner Homes. Club Homes that are also currently under construction are built by Hartford Homes, Poehlmann Construction, and Spanjer Homes. At Harmony, the development team carefully matches homeowners with site and builder – a hands-on approach that is unheard of outside of communities like Boca Raton or Palm Springs. Homes ranging in value from $600,000 to over $2 million are a bargain comparatively. Collins, his Development Partner, Mark Tingey, and their Communications Director, Sheri Jensen, have omitted not a blade of grass in their careful thought about Harmony for the homeowner. Every single build site has choice views. The set backs are comfortable from both the golf course and other homes. Thus, the stellar views from the homes or from the course never impose on one another.

Harmony’s three Golf Professionals: Todd Coover, Steve Lind, and Ben Zatz.

A Jim Engh signature – this trap door green is surrounded by the beautiful pot bunkers and the native cottonwoods and grasses.

Architecture Harmony’s Home Design Guidelines were cowritten by Jensen and DTJ Designs in Boulder. They have been meticulously crafted to aid home buyers in planning homes that will balance indoor/ outdoor living and echo the strong connection people have to living in nature. Jensen, the driving force behind the home design concept, explains their approach. “The site itself has so much topography. There has been so much attention paid to the detail of orienting the home site to the mountains and the golf course.” She explains that the architecture of the homes must match the tone of the site to be believable. “There was a lot of attention paid to identifying architectural styles that had a context and a


Two step on the tee box! Byron and his wife, Ruth, enjoy a break together.

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relationship to Colorado and to this venue.” The design approach for all of the homes at Harmony stresses the importance of humansized spaces that appear to have been made with materials you might find in the West. Structural mass starts low and builds towards the center of the home. For example, two-story building forms are off-set by one story wings. There is an emphasis on five-sided architecture (including the roof) that considers the views both from within and outside of the homes. “We are teaching people what it means to live in architecture, not just boxes,” says Jensen. “In the first phase there is a trend toward Rustic Tuscan with textural stuccoes and mottled field stone and roof tiles. There is a lot of prairie architecture and what we’re calling Colorado High Plains, which is kind of a ranch feeling with rough-hewn timbers. We are trying to advocate believable styles… as if overnight, the homes grew organically out of the ground,” Jensen explains.

The Collins Touch Collins has unending kindnesses to pay to all of the contributors to this project but will rarely call attention to his own impressive accomplishments. He is the father of three and husband to Ruth who “keeps me sane and kindly puts up with all the hours of working,” he says. He’s an entrepreneur, a successful developer whose name is synonymous with integrity. Most impressive is that Harmony exists at all. “People say, ‘I bet you are having a great time out there,’ and we do. But it took a lot of people’s sweat and back-breaking, long hours to achieve this.”


The word harmony means many things to me. It’s balanced. It’s together. It’s a gathering of things, a collection of things for people to enjoy. We’re really about the community. Our whole goal was to have an excellent community that offered amenities for many different types of people. - Byron Collins -

Harmony is a place you really have to see to understand. “People are deeply emotional about it,” says Jensen. It’s the kind of project no one ever thought would be possible, and yet here it grows. “The word harmony means many things to me,” says Collins, “It’s balanced. It’s together. It’s a gathering of things, a collection of things for people to enjoy. We’re really about the community. Our whole goal was to have an excellent community that offered amenities for many different types of people.” It is because of Collins’s extreme attention to detail that this interconnected web of people and nature will thrive. A son of tree-loving parents, Collins chose all of the hundreds of new trees himself including the ten young cherries that he placed by a brook that feeds a fish pond in the newly named, “Cherry Park.” Then, he drove to Owl Canyon and sat on dozens of landscaping rocks until he found just the grouping that would suit the leg height of the different family members that might use the park. “Mama, Papa, and baby rocks,” he calls them and had them placed for the best possible view of the mountains and the pond. Every place you go in Harmony echoes the attention to detail that comes top down from its developer. Pictures can only hint at the tranquility that exists among the trees, the water, the wildlife, the golf course -- the community that Byron Collins built.

Corey Radman is Assistant Editor at Style Magazine.



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Nelson Ranch in its cleared, prairie-lake state.

Excavation of the 5th & 6th green begins.


itch Bowers in an expert in turf. His 20-year career has taken him to prestigious golf courses all over the west as first a Greenskeeper and progressing up the ranks to his current dream job, Superintendent at Harmony Club. He has made the greens soft and supple, the fairways inviting, and the rough as brutal as possible at courses like The Ridge in Auburn, CA and Carmel Valley Ranch Resort in Carmel, CA. He has also interned for three different tournaments at Pebble Beach including the AT&T National Pro-Am and the US Open... Holy grass, that’s amazing. At Harmony, Bowers has been the go-to-guy for all things green since his first day in April 2005 when the bulldozers started moving mountains of dirt to create the course. The greens, which were just seeded barely a year ago today look as if they have been there for ten years. Incredible. Bowers worked with developer, Byron Collins, to create a unique mix of grasses that best match the Colorado climate and the heritage of the land as a former sheep ranch. Bowers explains, “We came up with types of grass for Greens, Tees, Fairways, Native and Wetlands. The bent grass we have on the greens is called 007. The Harmony Club was the 1st golf course in the U.S. to have this on golf course greens. The tees and fairways are 100 percent ryegrass (called Champion GQ). In the native we came up with a mix of 6 different grasses to help blend with what the Nelson Farm already had on property. One of the most interesting things on the golf course was the development of the wetlands, which Jim Engh designed. When totaled, the wetlands amount to a little over 8 acres of the 640 total on property.” Bowers is the man in the know about Harmony and with help from an amazing team has created a golf wonderland.

Harmony Golf Fast Facts: Greens: 150,000 sq ft. (bent) Tees: 175,000 sq ft. (rye) Fairways: 40 acres (rye) Rough: 35 acres (bluegrass sod) Native: 20 acres Wetlands: 8 acres Bunkers: 18 large irregular / 37 small pot Lakes: 3 Streams: 2 Over 2000 irrigation heads Planted over 3000 cattails Planted over 1000 willows Planted 260 trees in native areas


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Know The Hole The 3rd Hole - Moonscape As analyzed by Steve Lind

PGA Professional & Harmony Club Director of Golf

This par five is the toughest hole at Harmony Club. Not for the total of six very deep fairway bunkers, not for the 640 yards in length, not for the well-mounded hidden green, but for the total experience. It will make you sink to your knees and beg for mercy. Land in one of these moon-like craters and you’ll be there all day. It is imperative to know the carry yardage from the tee to land safely in the fairway. Otherwise, you are sunk! This will be a three-shot hole 99% of the time, so choose your lay up carefully, as you will need to be precise to have a sightline to this small, well-guarded green. I suggest laying back to 125 yards to set up your third or the last of these deep bunkers will obstruct your view of the promised land. Good luck!

The 7th Hole - Seven (your score if you don’t tee off well!) As analyzed by Todd Coover

PGA Professional at Harmony Club

The Par-3, 7th hole at Harmony is truly one of the more unique golf holes in Colorado. The green is 100 yards long! The shot from the tee box is slightly uphill adding to the fact that the player could be looking at a potential five club difference from a front pin placement to a back pin. The green is centered in a deep bowl, guarded by a single bunker on the front left approach. My advice in navigating this hole is to play to your strength and use the mounding to find the green. For example, my ball flight tendency is a slight right to left draw. My natural target line takes the left side bunker out of play. If my shot stays a little to far right...the ball will feed back to the green off of the steep mounds. Last but not least, distance control is critical on such a long green. Knowing how far you hit each club in your bag could be the difference in making a birdie, par, or "other".

The 14th Hole - Kingfisher As analyzed by Ben Zatz

PGA Professional & Head Golf Professional at Harmony Club

The back tees of this epic par five stretch 618 yards from the center of the green. This hole’s namesake, Kingfisher, is a bird of prey that beats its dinner to death, either by whipping it against a tree or by dropping it on a stone. Golfers who hit an errant shot on Fourteen will fall victim to the same unfortunate fate. For long-hitters, a big drive down the left portion of the fairway will give you a glimpse of the green and an opportunity for an eagle. This long approach to the green allows for a shot at glory with a tonguelike piece of fairway cut just past the water hazard as if the Kingfisher himself is saying, “I dare you.” For those who choose to forego the glory, I suggest you play this gem as a three-shot hole. Don’t fail to send the second shot past the big trees along the canal in order to set up an approach for the third.


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Steve Lind

PGA Professional & Harmony Club Director of Golf

Steve “Seve” Lind joins the Harmony Club as the Director of Golf. Seve has worked in the country club industry since 1984. Most recently, Seve was the Director of Golf for Canyon Gate Country Club in Las Vegas. His career includes positions at Eaton Country Club, Singletree Golf Club, and Fox Acres Country Club. Returning to his hometown of Ft. Collins, Seve’s responsibilities at Harmony will include member sales and golf services.

Todd Coover

PGA Professional at Harmony Club

Todd Coover tenured as an assistant Professional at Hyland Hills golf course in Westminster, then Bear Creek Golf Club in Denver. Was the Director of Golf and General Manager at The Falls Resort and Club in New Ulm, Texas for 12 years, then Head Golf Professional at Fox`Acres Country Club in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado for 2 years before joining Harmony Club as PGA Professional. Class "A" PGA member since 1990.

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PGA Professional & Head Golf Professional at Harmony Club

Ben Zatz comes to Harmony Club from the Washington, DC area. Prior to Harmony, Ben worked as a golf professional at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club and the Tournament Players Club at Avenel. His wife, Megan is a staff attorney for Poudre Valley Health System and they have two young children, Zach and Hannah.

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Building Harmony Harmony is a community like no other. It’s a resort destination that you can call home year round. The idyllic scenery, to-die-for golf course, and remarkable custom homes were all the result of seven years of careful planning and collaboration with many talented people in the region. Bankers, builders, architects, civil engineers, earth movers, and so many more all had a hand in creating the gem of Northern Colorado. Style salutes all of them for their amazing commitment to excellence!


Archer Homes Joe Sullivan President Archer Homes In 2005, Harmony Club’s founder, Byron Collins, gave me a tour of his inspiring project. Having built homes in a number of Northern Colorado’s nicer developments over the past 10 years, I have to say when Byron showed me Harmony Club I knew it was going to stand alone at the top. The views are spectacular, the golf course is first class and the development is gently blended with the natural terrain. There is a comfortable buffer between houses and the course. The location couldn’t get any better; it is conveniently central and only a short drive to the highway. Great care has been taken to ensure that the development is rock solid and will become an exceptional community to live in. And if you happen to like golf, it almost goes without saying -- this is the perfect set up for you. My company, Archer Homes, coordinates well with the Harmony Club’s standard of excellence. The homes we build are designed to incorporate the wants and wishes of the customer. With years of construction knowledge our homes are comfortable, unique, functional, and built for living in. As a skilled carpenter, I bring more than 20 years experience to each home built. Taking over the job of general contractor in 1998 when I formed Archer Homes, the knowledge I gained as a carpenter and craftsman has proven to be invaluable. My customers benefit from my personal oversight of each home we build. I’ve learned that the most important parts of the process are to provide excellent customer service and to select and manage a highly skilled team of sub-contractors. I also have a keen interest in integrating energy conservation into the homes I build. My journey into green building allowed for building northern Colorado’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design) certified home. The excitement and enthusiasm I have for these new more efficient types of technology and design keep me energetic about every new job. Though innovation is refreshing, by far the best moments as a builder are those when our customers move into their beautiful homes and love them. Nothing is more rewarding than assisting customers through the biggest purchase of their lives and hearing them say at its completion that it was the best possible experience.

Nothing is more rewarding than assisting customers through the biggest purchase of their lives and hearing them say at its completion that it was the best possible experience.


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Brannen Design & Construction, Inc. Jay Brannen President Brannen Design & Construction, Inc.

Melissa Brannen Interior Designer Brannen Design & Construction, Inc. For nearly a decade, Brannen Design and Construction, Inc. has dedicated itself to building luxury custom homes for Northern Colorado. As a result, Brannen Design and construction has become one of the most celebrated builders in the area. At Brannen, we believe in a team approach that brings homeowner’s visions to life. With a small staff and nearly 50 years of combined experience, we will guide you from architecture to interior design. I began with a philosophy that has become a focal point of our success: focusing on the homeowners first. We take very good care of our clients. We believe when you hire us you deserve first class service not economy class. We recognize that the home is a very personal choice and believe in providing flexibility throughout the building process. People who want their luxury home to make a statement about their lifestyle and/or provide a quality environment for a family select Brannen Design and Construction. The homeowner can expect a home built on time, within their budget and with the utmost attention to detail. Our company is proud of our client list, which includes distinguished community leaders who choose to build their luxury homes with Brannen. We have an open door philosophy and invite you to experience the pride we invest in every project. As the owner of Brannen Design and Construction, I was approached over three years ago to partner and join the Harmony Club project. It has been meticulously planned and artfully crafted. This project exemplifies the highest quality of development that a homeowner should expect from a luxury community. We are very selective with the communities we choose to participate in. A project needs to maintain the highest standard of development and the Harmony Club exceeds all of my expectations. It provides homeowners with tranquil resort-style living within an intimate community plan complimented by an incredibly beautiful setting along the Front Range. Along with its natural surrounding, the development provides world class golf and a beautifully appointed recreational club.

At Brannen, we believe in a team approach that brings homeowner’s visions to life. With a small staff and nearly 50 years of combined experience, we will guide you from architecture to interior design.


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Connell Resources, Inc. (Connell) is a land development, heavy/highway and asphalt paving general contractor based in Fort Collins, CO with a regional office in Steamboat Springs, CO. Our target clients are municipalities and private organizations with select projects across northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. As company president, I am proud to lead a highly talented and skilled group of almost 300 employees. We have been working with Byron Collins and his development teams since 1993. The successful projects completed so far have included Paragon Point, Paragon Estates, Willow Springs, the Timbers and Phases I and II of Harmony Subdivision. We have been active on the Harmony Project from its earliest concept. Our pre-construction services team included project manager, Kevin Heuer, quantity surveyors, Cory Lindblad and Lisa Kelly, and site manager, Clay Crisp. Clint Fisher has also been crucial to the utility piping process. This team evaluated many generations of design information over the three-year project entitlements period. Our talented staff provided creative ideas to deliver a product consistent with the owners’ esthetic vision and the designers’ technical requirements that were constructable at a reasonable cost. For example we helped to create phasing plans for the earth moving operations to eliminate long hauls and minimize material re-handling in future project phases. We also planned deep utility installations that previously conflicted with water transmission lines to safely accomplish the installation. Connell was also the general contractor for the residential land development. We performed typical land development processes required for subdivision construction like site clearing, earthwork, piped utilities and asphalt paving on the project. Early in the development process it was discovered that the quality of the on-site rock would allow it to be processed into usable construction materials like roadways and landforms. The engineer was able to shape the rises so that these materials could be processed into a valued-added resource for the project and not a wasted by-product of construction. Our company’s ability to provide equipment and material processing created a cost saving opportunity for the owner that would not available from all contractors. What resources does it take to create a project like the residential component of Harmony subdivision? 174 acres of site clearing 800,000 cubic yards of excavated earth 70,000 lineal feet of utility piping 82,000 lineal feet of curb, gutter and sidewalk 94,000 square yards of asphalt pavements Connell Resources, Inc. is please to be a part of this important project, which is helping to further develop the Northern Colorado Front Range.

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Drahota Terry L. Drahota President & CEO Drahota Byron Collins and I began working together in 1997 when we built the Paragon Point office building located near the Marriott in Fort Collins. Since then, Drahota has had the opportunity to build several commercial and multi-family projects for Byron. Over the ensuing years, our relationship has grown and we have a clear understanding of our capabilities and expectations. Byron is currently developing the Harmony Center, a 644 acre golf community located in Timnath. This development has brought several construction opportunities to Drahota: the 10,100 square-foot Harmony Maintenance Facility; the 6,353 square-foot Harmony Center Building; and a high-end 6,800 square-foot residential project located on a premier site adjacent to the 18th green. Byron and I also share a personal interest in the commercial side of the Harmony Center. Roughly half of the center will be dedicated to CSU’s golf team. We’re both CSU alumni and have personal interests in the Harmony Club project because of its ties to CSU and the golf program. Harmony Center has also opened a familiar door for Drahota when it comes to residential construction. We are coming full circle by going back to our construction roots. We started off building custom residential projects and now we’re building them again and plan to do more, keeping our options open for future exclusive residential projects. As Northern Colorado grows and develops, we have a positive outlook for our construction future. We hope to do more with the Harmony Center project and are also glad to be focusing on our roots. As we approach our 35-year anniversary of doing business in Northern Colorado, one thing is clear: change is constant and flexibility is the key to success.

Roughly half of the center will be dedicated to CSU’s golf team. We’re both CSU alumni and have personal interests in the Harmony Club project because of its ties to CSU and the golf program.


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first national bank Jim Trupp Vice President - Senior Relationship Loan Officer First National Bank

First National Bank is proud to have built a solid foundation of real estate financing for Byron Collins over the years. Our long-term relationship has included financing for residential developments such as Willow Springs, Paragon Estates, the Timbers office building and more. So we were very excited when Byron approached us over five years ago to discuss his new Harmony Project. The magnitude and concept of the development has taken a lot of time in planning and implementing. We’re impressed with Byron’s tenacity to deliver on what he promises…and more. Byron has the ability to design residential communities with amenities that make them the best subdivisions in the area. Today, the Harmony Project has beautiful views, open space, unique design elements and a first-class golf course. He’s accomplished this by bringing together a team of local businesses to make the design a reality. Harmony Project is something that will be a wonderful asset to our community far into the future, and well beyond when the last home is finished. First National Bank is very pleased to be a part of Byron Collins’s Harmony Project. Congratulations, Byron!

The magnitude and concept of the development has taken a lot of time in planning and implementing. We’re impressed with Byron’s tenacity to deliver on what he promises…and more.


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the group, Inc. Real estate Don Svitak Broker Associate/Partner The Group, Inc. Real Estate Kim LaPlante Broker Associate/Partner The Group, Inc. Real Estate Brian Grauberger Broker Associate/Partner The Group, Inc. Real Estate Robin Strong Broker Associate/Partner The Group, Inc. Real Estate From developer Byron Collins’s initial concept of a master-planned community with resort-style amenities, every facet of Harmony has been created with a vision of refinement, balance with nature and tranquility. This emphasis on doing things differently – doing them better – reaches Harmony’s customers as soon as they set foot in our community. From the first time we stepped foot onto the Harmony site we knew this land would be a special place where Byron would craft a masterpiece. Byron has combined all of the successful things from his past neighborhoods, added worldclass resort-style amenities and created a place like no other in Northern Colorado, a true Harmony! To provide you with an enjoyable, pressure-free home buying experience, we have created the Harmony Marketing Center: a welcoming, informational resource open seven days a week and staffed by a dedicated team of real estate professionals from The Group, Inc. Our Harmony Marketing Team is proud to show guests the whole neighborhood and its world-class amenities, offering individualized support whether you’re looking for a custom-built home retreat, greenside home or an assortment of club homes with maintained yards. True to Harmony’s principles of bringing together an extraordinary natural location with lifestyle-focused neighborhoods offering resort-style living, our Harmony Marketing Team excels in providing a relaxed, satisfying experience through seamless coordination of all parties involved in the home buying process. You are welcome to bring along your own Realtor® when you tour the development, and once you select a property where you’d like to live, the Harmony Marketing Team will facilitate all meetings between you, your Realtor® and the builder, ensuring that your every expectations is met in your new dream home at Harmony. From all of us at the Harmony Marketing Team, we invite you to stop in and see us – we can’t wait to show you what it’s like to live in Harmony.

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Hartford Homes, Inc. Charlie Atwood Co-Owner Hartford Homes, Inc. Gary Hoover Owner Hartford Homes, Inc. With both children off in college, my wife and I are just starting to spread our wings again. Like us, many other baby boomers are suddenly finding themselves with more free time, are eager to meet new people and live the coming years in a dynamic active fashion. The Harmony Club offers the perfect setting for just such a lifestyle. With the golf course, clubhouse, and panoramic views it will no doubt attract many couples that are ready for that next stage in their life. The Fairway Club Homes at the Harmony Club that we are building are low maintenance homes designed for those who are done with yard work but want to enjoy the benefits of a detached home. The high-end landscaping accents the spacious yard and the outdoor living areas are perfect for the many large parties to come! Since landscaping and snow removal is handled for you, if the mood suits you, take off for the winter and don’t worry about the snow! After 18 years as Northern Colorado’s leading home builder, I get just as excited designing new homes as I did when I first started. I have always been artistic and the desire to create is what gets me up in the morning. The Fairway Club Homes was a fun opportunity to create a high-end look and feel and at the same time meet the goal of keeping the prices in the 500’s. I really appreciate how Byron has sculpted the land and paid attention to the details. The entryway, medians and streetscapes are spacious and beautifully landscaped with a fitting Colorado flavor. The result of his demanding architectural control requirements is evident already in the beautiful homes under construction. The original design for the Fairway Club homes came after my architect and I traveled to Palm Springs and Scottsdale, Arizona looking at home designs and features that would transfer well to the local climate and fit Colorado lifestyles. We ended up with four models and I would be hard pressed to choose the one I like the best. The kitchens are awesome, the huge windows bring the outside in and each one flows in its own unique way. After several years of refinements and an entirely new exterior look, the Club homes are now ideal for those who admire sophisticated quality, want a lock and leave lifestyle but still want to love their Colorado home. Oh, and with a worldclass golf course in the back yard, make sure you build a nice guest room for your friends and relatives.

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hill country custom homes Marty Miller Vice President Hill Country Custom Homes Darryl Amelang President Hill Country Custom Homes We are honored that Byron and Mark asked us to join the approved builders of Harmony Club. It is an amazing project to be a part of. As the development continues, a sense of greatness surrounds it. It is rewarding to watch it unfold. The enthusiasm that Byron initiates through out the Harmony Club community is contagious. It is shared among the new homeowners, their builders and real estate agents, and definitely the golfers. Our business standards and practices meet the high expectations Harmony Club strives for. We are proud to have established our business predominantly from customer referrals. As a family owned and operated business, we focus on building strong partnerships with our homeowners to ensure the creation of a home that is tailored to the individual. Homeowners’ satisfaction and pride are of the utmost importance to our family. Every effort is made to create and maintain the highest level of trust and confidence. Special care is given to provide customer service and quality construction, well beyond industry standards. Our open book building process, competitive bidding system and set building fee combine to create a trusting partnership with our homeowners throughout the construction of their home. We are excited to be building in Harmony Club. It is an honor to participate in this unique and special project.

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j. allen construction company Jerry Allen Owner J. Allen Construction Company Having been a builder in the region for over 25 years, I have developed a reputation for excellence based on my hands-on approach. By supervising my own projects and following each project from beginning to end I ensure a high quality product every time. My knowledge of the construction process in building custom homes is used from the beginning stages in designing the home all the way through completion. We have a reputation for standing behind our homes long after the warranty has expired. What separates J. Allen Construction from other custom home builders is that we control the quality, the cost, and construction time by having our own equipment to do all the excavation and backfill, and we have our own framing crews and trim carpenters. We also do not charge a supervision fee and we cater to the homeowner for any change orders. There are no hidden costs; our file is open for the homeowner to view. We build custom homes throughout Northern Colorado. Most of our clients come to us by referral. We are currently building homes in two subdivisions, one of them being Harmony which is a perfect match for J. Allen Construction’s high quality custom homes. Harmony provides phenomenal views, an awesome 18 whole golf course, low traffic with quick access to I-25 and Fort Collins. J. Allen Construction and Harmony is a sure match to be unrivaled. Byron Collins, the Harmony developer, has a name in the region that is synonymous with high quality projects of distinction. We have been associated with his projects in the past and have enjoyed working with him. Harmony is going to be one of the top development communities in the region and we are proud to be associated with it and to be a preferred builder there.

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Harry Poehlmann President Poehlmann Construction Company For years, Poehlmann Construction Company was aware of an up-and-coming, vibrant community slated to be built in Timnath. As an experienced and well established luxury home builder, we were excited and honored to be interviewed and chosen as one of Harmony’s select builders. Each Poehlmann Construction home is one-of-a-kind. It is sound and luxurious. It is both artful and state-of-theart. We are one of the few homebuilders employing our own highly skilled craftsmen -- entrusting them with the liberty to create unique and breathtaking designs. Similarly, our longterm subcontractors and vendors know our standards and we know their work; together, we create a home of exceptional quality and lasting beauty. We believe a home should be an expression of your personality and as such, our passion lies in creating the unique, high quality home you envision for you and your family. Currently, we are building Club Homes on Greenside Lane at Harmony. These ranch- style/walkout basement homes are reminiscent of true Tuscan architecture and range in size from 5,000 to 6,000 square feet. Interiors feature custom woodwork and old world craftsmanship. In addition to the Club Homes we are also pleased to offer single family custom homes in Harmony’s phase two. These homes will be built with the same attention to detail and will boast some of the very best views in Northern Colorado. We are fortunate to have wonderful clients. Many of our Club Home buyers are retired and knew of the project in its infancy. They made early inquiries on lots in order to secure the property of their choosing. Even before the first shovel of dirt was turned they knew they wanted to be a part of this community and looked forward to a life in Harmony. We at Poehlmann Construction Company are pleased to provide each of our clients with a distinctive and truly beautiful residence that is sure to bring many years of pleasure and comfort.


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Province, Inc. Paul & Brenda Bickerton Co-Owners Province, Inc.

Our team perceived Harmony as an opportunity to take part in a true custom subdivision, reflecting quality and elegance in all aspects from the awe-inspiring golf course to the serenity of the pond and blossoming cottonwood trees. We strove to create a product that captures the quality of our pristine surroundings -- so that every day our homeowners gaze out their windows, they remember why they chose to be a part of this amazing opportunity of a lifetime. After working meticulously to create a quality design and a concept of true customization, we are proud to provide a unique cluster of club homes, once again engulfing the tranquil lifestyle of Harmony. The Strand - a Limited Edition of Ten is quite unique since all have unparalleled views of the wavering cattails and wildlife of the Hole 8 lakeshore. We describe these homes as The Strand because they are able to whisper along the shoreline and provide a private interaction with the golf course. This cluster of homes captures the elegance and tranquility of each day in Harmony. At Province, Inc. we believe in true team approach between the builder and the customer, incorporating a comfortable and elegant environment that unites your lifestyle and ideas throughout the design and building process to make your home truly custom. Our commitment to service and attention to detail will ensure that you realize your dream every step of the way. We build upon a solid reputation of quality construction and customer satisfaction but are always looking to the future offering progressive designs and home innovation. When you decide to build your custom home with Province, Inc., you will not only receive the personal consideration we commit to you as the new homeowner but also to the details that will turn your selections and visions into a beautiful and tailored custom home.

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robert smith construction, Inc. Robert Smith President Robert Smith Construction, Inc. I am pleased to be among the preferred builders at Harmony Club. Harmony is a perfect fit for the type of custom homes we build. I am particularly impressed with the caliber of the golf course and the way the development captures the natural beauty of our Front Range. I believe this project to be the best of its kind in Northern Colorado. So much so, I have plans to build a home for my own family, overlooking the 17th green. My interest in Harmony Club began a few years ago, when I heard about it from developer, Byron Collins. I had confidence in Byron’s ability and vision from the beginning, which is what has kept my interest in the project. Byron has truly exceeded himself with Harmony. He is the most professional developer I have worked with. Robert Smith Construction offers a unique option for those choosing a builder at Harmony Club. We can provide the traditional services of a custom builder, or, our team can both design and build your home. Matt Sysum, a recent client, expressed his enthusiasm for our design-build option in this way, “The design-build process allowed us to be involved… Mr. Smith encouraged us to bring our ideas, concerns and wishes from the very start of the project. With his expert ability to design within budget, there were no surprises at the end of construction.” Having built in Northern Colorado for the last 14 years, my satisfied customers share one thing in common: an absolute love for their home. Bob Slepicka says this about his house, “Our Robert Smith Construction home is the sixth single family home we have built… It is not only the best building experience, more importantly it is the BEST HOME we have ever owned. The quality is unsurpassed...everywhere we look; excellent quality is apparent... I’m very pleased this will be our last home, because it certainly is the best one we will live in.” With excellent quality guaranteed, the design-build option, and many satisfied customers to our credit, I am privileged to say that Robert Smith Construction is indeed a “perfect fit” at the Harmony Club.

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- dedication “I was very impressed with Robert Smith during the construction of my first home. Throughout the build, Robert consistently radiated a passion for his work. More times than not, Robert was at the building site when I showed up unannounced to see the progress of my home. That is dedication. Most impressively, the end product became a reflection of me, the customer. Robert’s number one concern is the family living within the walls of their beautifully designed house, which with Robert’s designing talent, becomes a home.” Dr. L.C. Green

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Spanjer Homes Steve & Barb Spanjer Co-Owners Spanjer Homes For at least 30 years, I have driven by the dry hilltop on the southeast corner of Larimer County Road 40 and the Larimer County Line. It has been in the Nelson family for as long as I can remember. I frequently commented to my wife, Barb, that this hill would make a tremendous homesite. Its breath-taking and uninterrupted views of the mountains along with the change in elevation and tranquil setting presented wonderful opportunities for someone with a vision of ‘what could be.’ Little did I know that Byron Collins would later acquire this site and with partner, Mark Tingey, would be the co-visionaries of Harmony. Together Byron and Mark have carefully and thoughtfully fashioned a land plan to incorporate the finest building sites in Northern Colorado with a golf course designed by the world renowned, Jim Engh. Walking and biking trails now thread through the expansive openspace; the once dry prairie hills have been transformed into a lush, undulating sea of green. The club house will offer dining, services, and amenities that rival resort living. I was very pleased when Byron and Mark contacted me to see if Spanjer Homes might have an interest in this new community in Timnath. Knowing both of these gentlemen’s character, I was thrilled to join them in such an endeavor. I had known and worked with Mark since the 80’s and had always hoped to find the opportunity to be involved with one of Byron’s innovative developments. Hearing Byron’s vision, seeing the land plan, reviewing the architectural guidelines, and knowing the property, I needed no further encouragement. I was in. All of us at Spanjer Homes are elated to be a part of Harmony, to offer our 29 years of local building experience, and to create homes of distinctive character and timeless value. Homes that are as unique and as memorable as the setting in which they have the opportunity to reside. Spanjer Homes looks forward to sharing the vision in building homes, a community, and lasting relationships in Harmony.

All of us at Spanjer Homes are elated to be a part of Harmony, to offer our 29 years of local building experience, and to create homes of distinctive character and timeless value.


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tst, inc. consulting engineers Don Taranto President & CEO TST, Inc. Consulting Engineers TST has been working with Byron Collins for more than a decade. We were the engineers for his past projects including Paragon Point, Paragon Estates, Willow Springs and The Timbers. As the civil engineering, land development coordination, surveying and construction services partner, TST has been privileged to be involved in this exciting, new project from its conceptual design through construction. TST worked closely with the golf course architect and land planner to provide a seamless interface between community and golf course. TST provided several site plans and civil design concepts over the course of two years and worked closely with the client to put their vision to paper. We had weekly, if not daily, site visits to invest in touring the property and learning Byron’s philosophy for creating a beautiful and well-envisioned community. We have enjoyed helping to solve the many challenges involved with this project. As a coordinating force, we brought various viewpoints together to create the best solutions and design strategies. We use a process of strategic engineering and client objectives mapping to understand goals and ultimate visions. This provides us with a clear map to the successful completion of the dream… a process we have coined as “dreamscaping.” Whereas this process is somewhat unique for an engineering company, we find that this perspective allows us to do our best work. In this way, we become a more artful engineering partner. Dreamscaping helps us meet the highest standards of a landmark project like Harmony. For example, we revisited all of the conceptual design with the client and made many improvements during the final design phase. TST worked with Byron to visit every lot on the site and determine its best sculpting. Now that construction is well underway, TST has been a part of weekly construction meetings with all of the contributing sub-consultants and/or contractors involved in the project. As an engineering, surveying and construction services partner, we wish the best for this community known as Harmony. We expect it to be a regional showpiece and create an imaginative legacy.

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Vaught Frye Architects and VF Ripley Associates believe that good design is a collaboration of talented people. Our firms incorporate architects, planners and landscape architects in a combined effort to take a client’s vision from raw land to finished building while creating a sense of place and Archer Homes community. Byron Collins is a client whose vision goes beyond a dream. He knows what he wants and how to make it happen. Byron and I walked the Harmony site back in 2000 with Jim Engh and it was as if Byron knew every rock, tree, and blade of grass. He called the immense grassland at Harmony “The Great Serengeti,” and referred to the cows and sheep by name. He has spent countless hours walking, looking, and sensing all 640 acres, thereby developing a real connection to the land. As planners and architects, we value a client who is as knowledgeable as Byron about the land. He has a clear vision to develop a first class golf course community and more. Harmony will be home to more than 300 families who will enjoy the thoughtfulness of a development team’s efforts to create a special place. Every lot at Harmony has a connection to the vast amount of open space and trails. Each lot has been carefully massaged to provide maximum views and walkout lower levels where possible. The design guidelines alone are a masterful set of illustrations and text that will ensure quality and attention to detail in order to create authentic, livable architecture. Designing a building or creating a land plan is more than producing a set of drawings. To operate effectively in today’s complex building environment requires a partner who will listen, provide creative yet practical design solutions, coordinate the entitlement process and lead the project every step of the way. Over the past 20 years, VFA and VFR have built a reputation of putting clients first by customizing our level of service to meet each project’s needs, thereby providing efficiency, flexibility and value. Our firms are proud to be associated with Byron, Sheri and Mark and their efforts to create one of Northern Colorado’s great communities.

stoner Construction Jay Stoner Owner Stoner Construction

Hagen Brothers, Inc. Bruce & Mark Hagan President & Vice President Stoner Construction

Involved in local real estate since 1972, Jay Stoner has developed some of Fort Collins’ most prestigious neighborhoods and commercial buildings.

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Hagen Brothers, Inc. has more than 75 years of combined experience in the building industry and is a Harmony Preferred Builder.

We believe that quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.

We at Style would like to thank the following individuals for their hard work and contributions to this Building & Remodeling issue. Without their dedication, partnership, and input this issue would not have been possible.     Thanks especially to Sheri Jensen for her diligence and patience and to Byron Collins for making everyone feel at ease from beginning to end. From all the staff here at Style – Thank you!

Harmony Project Team Byron Collins Sheri Jensen Mark Tingey Harmony’s Team of Golf Professionals, Steve Lind, Todd Coover, & Ben Zatz Mitch Bowers Rodney & Kathy Nelson Harmony Preferred Builders Archer Homes, Inc. Brannen Design & Construction, Inc. Hagen Brothers, Inc. Hartford Homes Hill Country Custom Homes J. Allen Construction Co. Poehlmann Construction Co. Province, Inc. Robert Smith Construction, Inc. Spanjer Homes Stoner Construction   American Civil Constructors Connell Resources, Inc. Drahota First National Bank The Group, Inc. Realtors: Don Svitak, Kim LaPlante, Brian Grauberger, and Robin Strong   Jim Engh Golf Design Mill Brothers Landscape TST, Inc. Vaught Frye Architects & VF Ripley Ass.   A-Train Marketing LightSource Marketing Chad Clarke Dana Milner Warren Diggles Photography & Design 59

Hardwood Floors... THE BEAUTY OF NATURE AT YOUR FEET by Court Klinck and Lydia Dody

Watch light dance across your hardwood floor. Feel the warmth of its golden glow over a cup of morning coffee. See how its clean lines accent your cherished furnishings. Let a floor crafted from the beauty of nature awaken your senses. The possibilities for bringing the warmth of wood into your home are endless. Welcome your guests with an exotic wood foyer. Cleverly unify an open space great room and kitchen with a warm oak surface. Create a rich backdrop for an heirloom area rug in the dining room. And each, in heavenly colors that cover the spectrum, from deep, rich and traditional, to light and modern, to intriguingly exotic.

Kährs Red Oak Dadota Brushed Country hardwood. Courtesy of Sutherlands Design Center.


Kährs Oak Brique Stained Wire-Brushed hardwood. Courtesy of Sutherlands Design Center.

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Mike Kerr, Floor Sales Manager of The Design Gallery at Sutherlands, shows off the warmth and rich beauty of exotic hardwood flooring.


Lloyd Peterman, Owner, and Kelley Conway, Operations Manager of Western Floors, demonstrate the benefits of selecting pre-finished engineered wood floors.

erhaps nothing adds more natural charm and natural beauty to a home, loft or commercial building than hardwood floors. We know that a wood floor must be strong and durable, but also beautiful and comfortable underfoot. For several centuries, hardwood floors have brought warmth and classic elegance to interiors. And, today, modern advancements in floor design and construction technology have given rise to a variety of new hardwood products in a beautiful array of species, size of strips and character of wood. Few other features can coordinate or define interior spaces as well as a carefully selected floor.

Sutherlands Design Center Located at 2701 South College Avenue in Fort Collins, Sutherlands Design Center is a major supplier of hardwood flooring options in the area. In 2006, the company made a major change in their business focus, by converting their entire College Avenue store to a “onestop” design center offering complete lines of flooring along with windows, doors, cabinets, lighting, plumbing and more. Mike Kerr, Floor Sales Manager at the Design Gallery explains, “Not only do we have thousands of home improvement ideas but we offer design consultation and quality installation backed by Sutherlands.” The Design Gallery offers many types and varieties of hardwood flooring including solid wood and solid layered/engineered floors from major manufacturers including Anderson®, Armstrong®, BR-111™, Columbia®, Kährs and Tarkett®. Kerr emphasizes that the Design Gallery is able to handle everything from the larg-

est, high-end flooring job to the smallest, tightbudget project. “Anyone on virtually any budget can find what they need in hardwood flooring here.”

Western Floors Another excellent source for hardwood flooring is Western Floors, a multifaceted supplier of flooring for new construction and renovations. Western Floors caters to the multi-family building industry (i.e. apartments and condos), the commercial market throughout Colorado and Wyoming, and retail customers. Their showroom is located south of the Budweiser Events Center in Crossroads Business Park at 3597 Draft Horse Ct. Lloyd Peterman, owner of Western Floors has owned flooring businesses for over 30 years. Lloyd states, “This year, Northern Colorado Business Report’s Mercury 100 ranked Western Floors as the 9th fastest growing privately held company in the region. No other flooring dealer was in the top 100. “We try to save time and be efficient,” says Peterman, “like utilizing the latest cutting edge technology in measuring flooring systems to ensure accuracy and reduce cost.” In addition to its full line of hardwood flooring products, Western Floors supplies Eldorado stone, laminates, vinyl, tile, marble and carpeting. The company has a full-time designer on staff, as well as several field representatives. When visiting their new Crossroads building one notices the beautiful landscape, soothing pond, seating area and lovely flowers. Kelley Conway, Operations Manager explains, “We wanted to create an inviting and relaxed atmosphere for our customers. We want them to leave their stresses behind to enjoy the process of browsing our showroom and to make their selections in a comfortable setting.”


Thicker wood floors enable the homeowner to sand and finish more times. Wood sample courtesy of Courtesy of Sutherlands Design Center.

Types of Hardwood Flooring Kerr explains that wood floors basically come in three main options. “Most homeowners choose site sanded and finished with solid plank woods ranging in width from 2 ¼” to 5” or engineered pre-finished planks ranging from 3” to 7.” Edges can be beveled or square. When solid wood is chosen the edges are usually square and the joints are filled prior to sanding and finishing on site resulting in a smooth surface.” • Solid Hardwood. Each solid hardwood plank is milled from a single piece of solid lumber with tongue and groove connection between boards. Comes as either unfinished or finished. Can be nailed down or stapled over most subfloors. Sensitive to moisture and not recommended for installation below ground level or directly over concrete. Can be repeatedly refinished or recoated, adding to appeal and long life. 3/4-inch thick, 2 1/4-inch wide red oak flooring is a classic example of this flooring type. Wide selection of looks, all with the rich graining and luster that has come to define hardwood floors. • Engineered Hardwood. Engineered construction combines a base of multiple, cross-ply hardwood layers. The grain of each base ply is set at a 90-degree angle to the next and bonded under optimum heat and pressure. Engineered floors are highly stable, with minimal susceptibility to relative humidity. Their layered construction produces joints less likely to show gaps due to the shrinkage and expansion that can occur with seasonal temperature and humidity changes. Can be installed anywhere below, on or above grade. Can be glued, stapled or nailed over most subfloors including concrete. Typically finished with a highly durable aluminum oxide finish providing outstanding wear, fade and stain protection.

on finish and many have a lifetime warranty on the structural aspect. We recommend asking about the warranty and exclusions when deciding on a specific hardwood flooring product. To preserve hardwood floors in their best condition, Kerr recommends using maintenance products especially formulated for wood floors. Ammonia based cleaners are not advised. Wood floors are also designed to perform in an environmentally controlled 35%-55% relative humidity making installation of a humidifier sometimes advisable. In fact, to ensure the best installation results, experts suggest that, before having your hardwood floor installed, it is important to let the wood “acclimate” (adjust to the heat, humidity, etc.) in its new environment for at least 3 to 4 days. We asked Kerr about long-term maintenance of the popular engineered woods and he mentioned two methods. “Pre-finished engineered wood floors can be screened and coated (taking the finish off but not the stain) and, if necessary, sanded and finished just like the solid woods.” The thicker the wood is the more times it can be sanded and refinished, generally up to three times. Peterman points out that floor care recommendations are designed to protect and preserve, as much as possible, hardwood floors in the original new condition. He states, however, “Some people prefer to let the wood age naturally, with all the imperfections caused by wear and tear left intact. They feel that this adds to the room’s ambience and enhances the floor’s beauty. This is particularly true of 3/4 - inch solid hardwood flooring.” In fact, because textured flooring continues to be the fastest growing trend in wood flooring, some companies are using proprietary hand crafted or non-repeating mechanical distressing processes in the manufacture of their planks. These distressed or hand scraped planks add character to this old world European inspired nostalgic flooring and the look is even enhanced with every day wear. Styles also include artisan sculpted planks that are hand-scraped with hand-beveled edges to replicate contours created by decades of use. Expressing an individual style is easy with

Easy to care for. Wide selection of looks, all with rich graining and luster that defines hardwood floors. • Longstrip. Featuring all the benefits of engineered plank flooring plus even more installation versatility, the standard 7 ½” width by 9/16” thickness by 8’ length makes this multi-ply a popular choice. Float, glue or staple-down over almost any sound, flat and dry subfloor above, on or below ground level. Particularly suited to large open spaces. Average prices per square foot for hardwood flooring (excluding installation) range from $2 to $12 for solid wood and $4 to $14 for engineered. Installation per square foot typically costs $3.50 for finished and $6 to $7 for unfinished (including sanding and finishing). Conway, of Western Floors emphasizes, “The wood floor market is strongly moving towards the pre-finished engineered variety because the quality has improved so much it nearly equals 3/4” solid wood but is much easier to install, doesn’t create the massive dust, and harsh fumes and now the aluminum oxides that are added to the finish resist fading due to ultra violet light. Originally when engineered floors first came on the market, they were merely photographs of wood on laminate but now they rival solid wood in their improved quality.” Relative Hardness Engineered flooring choices are also popular choices for use on any level of Brazilian Cherry your home since they can be stapled, Mesquite glued, or floating installations can go over concrete in lower levels unlike solid Santos Mahogany/Teak wood. Hickory/Pecan Unique looks can be achieved by deHard Maple/Sugar signing patterns, borders, or medallions Bamboo - Natural into the overall wood floor scheme. Medallions can be very effective in entries to Australian Cypress identify an area, borders create room defWhite Oak inition or accent a small space, and patWhite Ash terns create an interesting room palette American Beech for furniture and accessories. Most wood floors whether solid, Northern Red Oak engineered or longstrip carry a Yellow Birch very good manufacturer’s prodHeart Pine uct warranty of 15 to 25 years

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wood flooring. Rich wood graining can be subtle to striking, sleek to hand scraped, offering visual drama to timeless sophistication. Exotic wood choices from South America and Africa offer exciting design and rich color options unique to each species. Most exotic species are finished “natural,” without stains, resulting in consistent color and grain throughout the thickness of each plank. Because of its combination of strength and beauty, oak has been the most popular wood species for floors. Available in more than 80 oak species, its wide range of colors, graining and plank widths, provide lots of opportunity for individual expression. Easy to install and maintain, timeless and classic, hardwood flooring adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of your home, not to mention adding significantly to its value. The ecological benefits of real wood floors are undeniable. They are durable, hypo-allergenic, bio-degradable and there are no toxic wastes generated during the production. They also possess the unique ability to be renewed instead of replaced, ensuring their beauty will last for generations. Modern engineering and expertise have produced a wide selection of solid and engineered wood floors suitable for just about every room, and every taste. Consider surrounding your family with the warmth, luster, versatility, and durability of beautiful wood…for a lifetime.

Tigerwood by BRII. Brazilian grown hardwood. Kahr. Oak wood, Ipanema stain.

Armstrong. Locking hardwood maple, caramel stain.

Columbia. African rosewood.

Wood samples courtesy of Suthersand’s Design Gallery.

Court Klinck is a freelance writer living in Greeley. Lydia Dody is the Publisher of Style Magazines and very interested in home design.

Tips to Preserve Your Hardwood Floor Follow these maintenance tips for many years of enjoyment. • To minimize scratches and dents, put felt pads under furniture legs. Also, make sure any casters operate freely, are clean, and have at least a one-inch-wide vinyl surface. (Smooth woods such as maple and cherry will show scratches and dents more readily than oak.) • Avoid walking on floors with narrow-spiked heels or sport shoes with spikes or cleats.

• Never damp mop a wood floor. Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to avoid dirt or sand build up. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar. (Light colors will show dirt and require more frequent care than dark colors.) • To avoid aging and color change caused by ultraviolet light, periodically rearrange rugs and furniture to allow wood to age evenly. (Cherry and exotic woods from Africa are more likely to change during the aging process.)

• Trim animal’s nails to prevent scratching wood. • Use floor care products recommended by the wood manufacturer. Avoid oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products, or cleaners containing lemon or tung oils. • Remove spills as soon as possible. For wet spills, use cotton cloth and manufacturer’s recommended cleaner. For dry spills, sweep or vacuum.

• Wipe feet on entry mats to prevent oils from asphalt driveways and streets from permanently staining woods. • Put down plywood and use a dolly when moving heavy appliances or furniture over floor. • Retain unused wood after installation in case floor repair is required in the future.


Functional Art The Michael Graves Collection from Delta This single handle high arc faucet boasts an industry first – a design-integrated swivel aerator, taking its contemporary touch beyond just looks. Available at Dahl Decorative Kitchen & Bath, Loveland.

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beauty Faucets are a utilitarian requirement in every kitchen and bathroom but have you looked at yours lately? Aesthetics are just as important as utility. Maybe it’s time for a change.

Custom Showering Kohler elevates showering to a luxurious experience that can be customized to accommodate individual preferences. Bring the spa experience home with multiple showerheads, bodysprayers, and handshowers that all transform your bathroom to a peaceful oasis. Available at Dahl Decorative Kitchen & Bath, Loveland.


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Simplice pull-down kitchen faucet by Kohler Sleek design with superior ergonomics and functionality. Easy to clean spout design with higharch spout makes filling pots a snap. Available at Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, Fort Collins.

Wellspring Touchless faucet from Kohler Hands-free clean up for the kitchen is more sanitary and helps conserve precious water at the same time. Available at Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, Fort Collins.

Finial wall-mount faucet by Kohler Create a clutter-free counter space by pairing this posh wall-mounted faucet with a dropin sink. Available at Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, Fort Collins.




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FAN-Tastic! Afraid to turn up that A/C due to energy costs? Sweat no more! Ceiling fans are increasingly stylish and energy efficient. Use them year-round with or without your air conditioner to enjoy energy savings plus the pleasant ambiance of a breeze-cooled room.

Operating a fan with the blades running in normal direction creates a "wind chill" effect to make you feel up to 8 degrees cooler. Raise your thermostat settings and reduce air conditioning energy consumption by 40% or more. Even at the highest setting, each fan consumes about the same amount of power as a 100-watt light bulb. Or consider an ENERGY STAR qualified fan and enjoy even greater efficiency. It’s early to think about but this winter use your fans on a slow speed in the reverse direction. This will create a gentle updraft, which circulates the hot air trapped at the ceiling and provides even, comfortable heat throughout a room.

Stealth in the Bedroom This Stealth fan in brushed nickel shown with dark cherry blades gives a sleek, sophisticated look to any room. It also features an integrated halogen light and can be run at up to six speeds.

Bel Air Halo With weathered copper accents and dark cherry blades this fan is appropriate in the most posh room. The uplight casts a beautiful ambient glow on ceilings makes a room look more open. In the past, fan motors tended to be smaller, but now with larger rooms and taller ceilings, there is a wide variety of larger fans that fill in the space and look appropriate in great rooms, master bedrooms and any other spacious room. All of these ceiling fans and many more are available at: The Light Center, 2725 S College Ave, Fort Collins, 970-226-3430,


Mission Style Mission-style fan in bronze patina with teak blades and amber shade. The Mission fan portrays simplicity, craftsmanship and elegance. The fan has geometric design elements, genuine art glass, and natural metal finishes “weathered copper” and “bronze patina.”

A Fan in the Kitchen? Because fans have become more decorative as well as functional, consumers are opting to put them in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, where they desire a reliable source of air circulation. This “Metropolitan” is shown with matte Black blades, three-light fixture, and white glass shades. The brushed nickel finish matches appliances and blades can match trims or cabinets, with a huge selection of finishes available.


Condition Your Air Stay Cool with latest ACs by Julie Estlick

As the heat of summer settles in on the Front Range, a homeowner’s mind turns to central air conditioning. When should I run my AC? Does it need a tune-up? How can I stay cool and save money?


f your home doesn’t have AC, you’re probably wondering – perhaps desperately - what systems out there are the most efficient and easiest on the wallet. These are all questions that Len Jones, owner of American Services Inc. in Fort Collins, has been answering for decades. Jones and his wife Roma started American Services over 20 years ago to provide heating, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing work for residential and commercial maintenance and new construction. The family-owned and operated business also includes daughter Michaela Feagler and son Micah, who is a part-owner. In the Spring, Jones stays busy cleaning and checking AC units, which he says should be serviced at least once a year. “We wash and clean everything, check all electrical connections and check the refrigerant level to make sure it is optimum to run efficiently. We also check the furnace or the air handler to make sure the filters are clean.” While you may want an expert to perform the tune-up, every homeowner should know what type of filter is on their AC and how often it needs to be changed. A clogged filter will slow down the air flow and cost you 50 percent efficiency, according to Jones. Energy Star guidelines recommend changing the filter on your home heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system at least every three months, and monthly during the heaviest months (winter and summer) to avoid dirt build up and wasted energy. Once everything is in working order, the most efficient way to run your AC is to set the thermo-


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stat at a particular temperature in the morning – say 75 degrees – and leave it there. Letting the house get hot during the day and then coming home and turning down the thermostat won’t cool it as quickly or efficiently, says Jones. “The key is maintaining one constant temperature in the home.” If you’re in the market for an AC, new energy efficiency standards make it easy to find a system that will be kinder to the environment and save you cash. All new 2006 central air models are required to have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of at least 13. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the air conditioner. Manufacturers are now also using non-ozone depleting hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant, called R-410A, which is chlorine-free and much better for the environment. Under the Clean Air Act, all new ACs will use this refrigerant by 2010. Armstrong and Comfortmaker are the topselling ACs at American Services. “It’s all about dependability,” says Jones. “We have very little if any problems with these systems and very few repairs or call backs once they are installed.” Most all forced air systems can have AC put on them, but if you have hot water heating you will need a separate AC system, Jones advises. Any furnaces installed in the last 20 years are considered “air-conditioner ready,” however, if your furnace is more than 15 years old it will need to be replaced soon so it makes better sense to put in a new furnace and AC together. In a split-system central AC, an outdoor metal cabinet contains the condenser and compressor, and an indoor cabinet holds the evaporator and

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often a furnace or the indoor part of a heat pump. The air conditioner's evaporator coil is installed in the cabinet or main supply duct of the furnace or heat pump. If your home already has a furnace but no air conditioner, a split-system is the most economical central AC to install. Retrofitting an old split-system AC with a more modern, energy-efficient one starts with getting a new outdoor compressor unit. In most cases, the contractor should also replace the indoor blower coil with one designed to work with your new compressor for maximum efficiency. Otherwise, the energy-efficiency rating on the AC will not be achieved. For example, let’s say you pay an extra $2,000 for a AC unit with a 17 SEER ratio, but you leave on your old indoor blower coil. The AC may only operate at a 13 SEER or lower because the indoor and outdoor units aren’t working together efficiently. “It’s absolutely essential that the coils inside the house and the outdoor condenser unit match up to get the right SEER rating and efficiency level,” Jones explains. Considering the recent changes in refrigerants and air conditioning designs, however, it might be wiser to just replace the entire system. In a packaged central AC, the evaporator, condenser, and compressor are all located in one cabinet, which usually is placed on a roof or on a concrete slab next to the home’s foundation. Air supply and return ducts come from indoors through the home's exterior wall or roof to connect with the packaged AC outdoors. These ACs often include electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace. This combination of air conditioner and central heater eliminates the need for a separate furnace indoors. Getting the right size unit for your needs is essential. An oversized central AC will cycle on and off too often, impeding its ability to control humidity and wasting energy. To determine the best size AC for a residence, Jones considers the following:

How well your house is insulated How well air leaks are sealed How well your ducts are sealed and insulated The size, type and number of windows and the direction they face Shading provided by overhangs and landscaping The size, layout, and orientation of your house “You want the proper size AC so it is running continually, dehumidifying the air and keeping you comfortable.”

Julie Estlick is a freelance writer living in Fort Collins.


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The Home Stretch by Corey Radman

The journey from old to new has been a long one filled with discovery and learning. As is often the case with remodeling, there was an evolution in the exact details. Always, the overall concept was top of mind: stylish, modern, polished – one that reflects the magazine and it’s publisher. This end product is almost finished and, when complete, will be an Old Town gem. From top to bottom the building says, “Style.” Included in this month’s installment are a few of our finishing projects: the wainscoting and signage. 74

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Jay Gerdes, Sales Consultant for Da Vinci Sign Systems, Inc. shows off exterior sign and interior lettering

Jay Gerdes, Sales Consultant Da Vinci Sign Systems, Inc. “A primary business sign is the most important piece of advertising a business can have,” strong but convincing words from Sales Consultant, Jay Gerdes, at Da Vinci Sign Systems, Inc. Thus the investment in the new sign for Style Suites at 211 West Myrtle Street was the end product of many hours of time and creativity. The planning process involved discussions about material, color, font, lighting, and so much more. Gerdes explains that the finished sign is made of aluminum with solid routed aluminum letters. Metallic faux paint was used to reflect the modern, sleek copper and steel elements in the building’s interior. The base of the sign was finished with granite tile, another element used inside the building. All of those raw ingredients were carefully combined to convey in one second to a passerby what and who Style is… a tall order but one that Da Vinci Signs was able to fill with ease. The staff at Da Vinci Signs has experience in the business. Many of their 19 employees have been sign makers for 15-20 years or more. They offer many custom signs like monuments that stand separate from the building, dimensional lettering that pops from the front, specialized financial signs, as well as lit signs that can even have scrolling tickers. If you can imagine it they can build it. Building & Remodeling


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Mike Kerr, Floor Sales Manager at Sutherland’s Design Center displays the granite wainscot.


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Mike Kerr, Floor Sales Manager Sutherlands Design Center When you think of wainscoting you usually think of wood panels topped by a chair rail, often painted white. Style’s new office entrance has wainscoting done high end. Enter and you are greeted by the high sheen of glossy black granite on the wall’s bottom half topped with silver faux paint at the top of the wall. The wainscoting was created with 12x12 tiles from Sutherland’s Design Center. The exact color is called Eclipse and features a subtle white fleck for visual interest. The grout lines between the tiles will be charcoal-colored and nearly invisible. Design by Style’s owner and publisher, Lydia Dody, the tile’s layout pattern includes genius elements that take .75” strips of the same granite tile and places them perpendicularly against the wall at the top and near the bottom of the wainscot to mimic a chair rail and baseboard. Those edges will be coated with Extra Lux, a self-polishing coating, that will make the edges gleam like the finished tile surfaces. Running your hand along the gleaming black coolness, you would never guess that the price tag that comes with this opulence is so affordable. Mike Kerr, Floor Sales Manager at Sutherland’s Design Center explains that this tile is available for a moderate cost per square foot. “You can completely change the look of a room without a lot of out-ofpocket expense,” he says. Kerr explains that options like this one create a lot of bang for the buck. This same tile can be used to create the look of a slab granite countertop for much less expense than a whole slab, which is a fantastic solution for a remodeler or a home flipper. “You can use this tile for many projects like kitchen backsplashes, countertops, tub surrounds, or for elements in a floor design (solid granite may be too slippery for a whole floor but can be pretty as small elements).” Sutherlands made the switch from a strict hardware retailer to the Design Center almost a year ago. If you haven’t been in recently, make it a priority to include them in your DIY shopping. Offering interior design services, cabinet design, plumbing and of course installation, Sutherlands Design Center really is a one-stop shopping destination. The quality of the supplies, the service, and the encouragement will make it worth the trip.

Corey Radman is Assistant Editor at Style Magazine.

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Jim Chance Harmony • 377-4942

Kelli Couch Centerra • 310-8804

Joanne DéLeon Mulberry • 419-2310

Chris Doyle Windsor • 229-5409

Rich Gardiner Loveland • 461-7126

Rita Gordon Mulberry • 217-7522

Debbie Hansen Loveland • 461-7124

Jim Hauan Mulberry • 419-2303

Shelly Hill Mulberry • 310-3457

Linda Hopkins Harmony • 377-4916

Michelle Hubbard Russ Hunter Horsetooth • 690-6706 Harmony • 377-4908

Cindy Kurtz Centerra • 679-1545

Cindy Kutin Centerra • 679-1573

Keith Huntsman Linda Koentopp Jonathan Irvin Shelley Kerr Harmony • 377-4941 Horsetooth • 377-6017 Horsetooth • 566-3298 Harmony • 222-4847

Eric McCrery Centerra • 218-7620

Terry McNeal Harmony • 691-1550

Dave Muth Harmony • 481-5963

Rob Mygatt Windsor • 229-5411

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Mulberry Office 401 W. Mulberry Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 970.221.0700

Loveland Office 1401 W. 29th Street Loveland, CO 80538 970.663.0700

Centerra Office in Loveland 5401 Stone Creek Circle Loveland, CO 80538 970.613.0700

Greeley Office 3257 W. 20th Street Greeley, CO 80634 970.392.0700

Windsor Office 7785 Highland Meadows Pkwy. Windsor, CO 80528 970.226.0700

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On 10 acres with fantastic front range views! John Dengler designed, custom prairie style - main floor master, 2 story with gourmet kitchen and Kamtz Cabinetry, Thermador stainless appliances, main floor den/study, 2 bedrooms & loft up, full walk-out basement. Central VAC, Anderson windows...too many special features to list!

Tami Spaulding Janet Stewart Horsetooth • 377-6003 Horsetooth • 377-6054


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Georgia Torson Loveland • 461-7159

Karla VanDenBerg Greeley • 405-8530

Becky Vasos Horsetooth • 217-9874

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MAY 5 McKee Conference & Wellness Center :: Loveland

Fred Anderson, Lynn & Norma Hammond, Al Davis, Sandy Guerin

McKee Medical Center volunteers brought back a Loveland tradition with the reappearance of this popular event. Over 200 guests attended this luncheon and watched many well known community members model clothes from local retailers. Guests bid on more than 70 items in a silent auction and volunteers raffled off items including bronze sculptures, a custom dollhouse and an autographed baseball bat. More than $25,000 raised will go toward a $77,000 advanced heart monitoring system for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at McKee. Bev Buehler, Judy Prevedel, Mary Ann Wildman

Carol Salter, Sheila Weitzel, Darlene Alvis, Penny Rollins

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MAY 19 Edora Park :: Fort Collins A tail waggin thank you to over 500 participants, volunteers and vendors, and their 315 canine companions, that made the Fire Hydrant 5 the best doggone event to help homeless animals! The event included a 5K Race and a 3K Walk/Fun Run. The sold out Pet Fair featured breed rescue groups, paw painting, fido photos and special guests including Shadow the Arson dog. Agility demonstrations and contests for smallest dog, largest dog and best pet trick added fun to this family event. The event raised over $24,000 for the Larimer Humane Society and their work to help domestic, exotic, barnyard and wild animals. Photos courtesy of Heidi Muller Photography.

(left to right) Amanda Jones, Jennifer Weller, Nicole Wilkerson, Lily Parkinson, Natalie Henigan, Diane Jones with adoptable dogs from the shelter

Lexi Newgord & Xena

Jennifer Brown & Baxter and Sheba

Mike Manzo, Deputy Damon Frazier, K-9 ‘Shadow’, Michael Manzot

Glen Schlueter & Max (winner smallest dog contest) Todd Tensley, Dave Wintz, Jeremy Rentola, Cheryl Bredesen

Ron Lipka & Muddy (top canine finisher)


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T O R C H A W ARD S F O R B U S INE S S ETHI C S George McIlvain, Sonja Koldewyn (Scholarship Recipient)

APRIL19 Marriott Hotel :: Fort Collins Over 300 guests attended this 9th annual event, presented by the Mountain States Better Business Bureau Foundation, to recognize and reward ethical companies in the northern Colorado and Wyoming region. Working in partnership with CSU, UNC and the University of Wyoming Business Schools, the final selection of 5 companies was made from a field of 70 nominees. Through a partnership with Rotary Districts 5440, 5450 and 5470, the BBB also awards a $5,000 Ethics Scholarship to a high school junior or senior this year presenting its 6th Torch Scholarship. Mike Burns (Award Recipient)

Shelley Costigan (Award Recipient), Mike Pierce

Ted Devitt (Award Recipient)

Travis Gillmore accepts award for Bob Tointon


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TA S T E O F W E L D C O U N T Y APRIL12 Island Grove Exhibition Hall :: Greeley “Bon Voyage” was the phrase of the evening at the 19th Annual Taste of Weld County. Cruise clad guests climbed on board the SS C.A.R.E., enjoying a fun-filled evening of great food and family entertainment. Over 25 restaurants tantalized the palettes of over 800 patrons with ‘tastes’ of their specialties and face painting, jumping castles and balloons entertained the kids. This event raised $30,000 for Child Advocacy Resource and Education (C.A.R.E.) of Weld County and their 30 years of strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect.

Kim Larson

Mary Audette, Lindsey Gentle

Karen Vargas, Daniela Rodriguez, Anais Vargas, Omar Vargas

Florence Winograd, Gary Carr

Pauline & Bob Brown

John & Carolyn Sutter, Karla & John Bowness

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JUNE 8 Marianne Butte Golf Course :: Loveland A perfect afternoon greeted over 115 players for a rousing round of golf. Teams of men, women and mixed competed against each other in the 2-person scramble. Following play, golfers enjoyed a dinner and awards ceremony and helped to raise $10,000 for Loveland Youth Recreation Scholarships to enable youth to participate in recreation programs. Over the last 17 years some 5000 scholarships have been rewarded to local families.

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Lance & Monica Callies, Curt & Tanya Munson

Liz Birdsall, Maryann LaMothe, Julie Lucero, Sarah Smith


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JUNE 9 -10 Fort Collins High School Track Hearts were filled with hope for over the thousand people involved in over 76 teams, support crew and volunteers at this incredible community event. An emotional victory lap (the first lap) around the track by cancer survivors in purple t-shirts kicked off the 16 hour event as teams in costumes and fired up with excitement began their laps. Hundreds of Luminarias circled the track in honor and in memory of loved ones. Teams vied for many awards from Best Tent, Best Overall RV Site, Most Laps and many more. Drahota, received the traveling trophy for Most Registered Volunteer Hours and Angelica’s Megawalkers received the Spirit of Relay traveling trophy. Spirits of all participants was high as they were dedicated to celebrate survivors and caregivers and remember those that lost the their battles with cancer. Over $142,000 has been raised to date from this event for the American Cancer Society and their programs, services and research with a portion of proceeds staying right here in the community. Photos courtesy of H.W. Hunt and Dana Milner

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Phillip Kinnison, Rachel, Pauly Cardona, Lori Takacs, Charlie Takacs, Sherill Lewis, Mike Backlund, Carolyn Heinze, Morgan Cobb, Diana Hawkins, Destiny Mamechan, Rod Hawkins, Mike Kelby, Jackie Heinze, Stan Heinze, Mickie Cobb and Randy Kinnison, Drahota Team, Recipient of the Most Registered Volunteer Hours Trophy

Simone Saldanha, Jessica Halter, Jill Heckenliable, Anna Ballard, Rachel Dean, Amy Meyer, Erin Dean, Poudre High School Team completed 644 laps=161 miles

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Bernie, Debra & Kasaundra Mascarenaz, Denise Ruybal, Elijah Archuleta, Angelica Mega Walkers Team, Recipient of the Spirit of Relay Trophy


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MEMORIES IN THE MAKING ART AUCTION BENEFIT JUNE 7 Dan Ostermiller Studio :: Loveland More than 100 community members enjoyed an outdoor evening of elegance at the Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making Art Auction Benefit. The evening was filled with fabulous food, wine, and tasty margaritas. Over 50 memorable watercolor paintings by Alzheimer’s artists, some partnered with donated original art pieces by local artists, Harleen Alexander, Tom Riggs and Gwen Hatchette, were auctioned off in a silent and live auction. Nearly $60,000 was raised to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association support services. All photos courtesy of

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C R E AT E H O P E F I N E A R T A U C T I O N & B E N E F I T MAY 5 Lincoln Center :: Fort Collins Sarasvati Fine Arts Gallery hosted the 1st annual Create Hope Fine Art Auction. Over 75 guests enjoyed an enchanting evening viewing beautiful art from 60 of the finest local & regional women artist’s. A diverse selection of art kept bidders excited and the bidding spirited. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and live entertainment rounded out the art filled evening. Over $7,000 was raised to benefit the Hope Lives! Cancer Support Center for their programs to help women in Larimer and Weld Counties currently battling breast cancer. Photos courtesy of © Harper Point Photography.

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J O K E R ’ S W I L D R E A L I T I E S ride & P oker R U N MAY 27 Route in Northern Colorado

Over 2,000 bikers from all over the state rode in this 6th Annual Memorial Day weekend event. Beginning in Lucerne, riders continued through five cities during the112 mile scenic tour of Northern Colorado. The final stop was an After Ride Celebration, where riders and attendees enjoyed live entertainment, dinner and beer garden, and tons of giveaways. Raising more than $41,000, donations from this event benefited the Realities For Children Emergency Fund, serving the unmet needs of abused and neglected children in Larimer County. These funds are accessible to six local agencies: Adoption Dreams Come True, Alternatives to Violence, Crossroads Safehouse, the Larimer County Department of Human Services, The Jacob Center and New Vista Academy. Photos courtesy of © Harper Point Photography.

Back-Brad Fleck, Molly & Craig Secher, T. Michael Davis, Diggs Brown, David Fry, Steve Dobbie, Marshall Canafax. Front-Linda Davis, Brenda Fry, Maury Dobbie.

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1 S t A N N U A L rotar y S U M M E R O P E N MAY 11 Collindale Golf Course

Golfers were excited to play in one of the first golf tournaments of the season. This inaugural sold out event brought over 140 golfers together for some friendly competition on a perfect golfing day. Sponsored by the Fort Collins Rotary After Work, the golfing tournament was an added feature to their annual pancake breakfast event. The day was enjoyed by all as nearly $20,000 was raised for New Vista Academy and their programs to provide academic and personal opportunities to endangered Colorado youth to allow them to develop into character-driven contributing members of the community.

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