The Chillcoots Story
Chillcoots are regional Rocky Mountain home builders established by Mark Bjerken in 1995 and based in Winter Park, Colorado. In 1986, Mark moved to Colorado from Northern Minnesota and brought with him the family tradition of being a hard worker and having an honest work ethic. Expanding upon his experience in Minnesota residential home building, he took a job in a local cabinet and millwork shop where he honed his skills for the next eight years. In 1995, Mark formed Chillcoots and began his career in the custom home construction market.
Building off its success as a local Grand County, Colorado business, Chillcoots has expanded its reach with several custom projects throughout the state and beyond. Chillcoots has established itself as a premier, high-end Rocky Mountain home builder willing to go the extra mile with each of their home builds.
Chillcoots is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. It is also the recipient of multiple Parade of Homes awards, has been written up in many regional home magazines, and was nationally recognized by Integrated Magazine with a 2011 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award.
Chillcoots is committed to their community in the Fraser Valley through their support of quality, local subcontractors, and regular volunteerism. Their contributions of time and resources have benefited various entities such as the East Grand School System, The Fraser Creative Learning Center, Headwater Trails Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Grand County Seniors, Heart of the Mountains Hospice, The Grand Foundation, Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District, and Granby Recreation Department. Chillcoots is a proud member of the following organizations:
Craftsmanship and integrity in our work is priority number one. Our commitment to quality is illustrated through our commitment to our employees. We are small, family-owned Rocky Mountain home builders and our average employee has been with us for over 12 years. Every member of our tight-knit crew brings their own specialty to bear on each project we have. Our contractors are hand-picked, rigorously screened, and the best in their trade. Most have also worked with Chillcoots for many years.
Our commitment to our client relationship is paramount and key to our success as home builders. We value open communication and a transparent process. Because of the collaborative nature of custom home building (and because our clients are typically mountain and outdoor-loving people, like ourselves) we ultimately count our clients as friends. Total client satisfaction is why we can do this. We warranty our craftsmanship, and our clients will attest to the fact that we are there for you whenever the need arises.
We have been handcrafting beautiful, custom Rocky Mountain homes for the past 23 years, and we love what we do! Building in the Rocky Mountain region, we typically work with log, timber, and stone. However, we also have experience with steel frame structures, green, and SIP panel construction. Our portfolio includes residential homes, multi-family projects, commercial lodges, boat houses, barns, and small bridges. We collaborate, consult, and innovate with the best architects, engineers, and interior designers. We take pride in delivering our projects on schedule and on budget, while also having lasting relationships with our clients.