Rocky Mountain Home Builders

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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.


Where We Build

Chillcoots’ roots began in Tabernash, Colorado so naturally, we have grown strong building numerous homes in “our backyard”. Over time we’ve extended our branches and have also had projects beyond Grand County, including ranches on the western slope, fishing lodges in the Rocky Mountains, and custom projects out of state. According to Mark Bjerken, the owner of Chillcoots, “We will travel for the right project, particularly in the west.” And if there should happen to be great flyfishing or mountain biking nearby, the Chillcoots crew will be even more likely to agree to take on a project.

If you are considering hiring a builder with our level of expertise and both high-quality craftsmanship and materials, we would encourage you to reach out to us for consideration in building your dream home.


Our Values



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 portfolioincludes 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.

Accolades & Community

Chillcoots is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and is also the recipient of multiple Parade of Homes awards. We have also had many of our homes featured in regional luxury home magazines and was nationally recognized by Integrated Magazine with a CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award.

A Rare Breed – February 2023 – Chillcoots Construction, LLC combines skill and integrity to craft havens in the midst of the Rocky Mountains.

The team of Munn Architecture, AIA, LLC, is an innovative, energetic, award-winning group in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Granby, Colo., serving anywhere top-quality and creative architecture is desired. The firm strives to push its bounds, investing in top-of-the-line 3-D rendering technology to share precisely each project vision, not limiting itself to any one aesthetic but working with clients and industry professionals to generate cutting-edge designs that are unassuming, sustainable and specific to client taste. Munn Architecture’s talented team of fresh-thinkers is eager to jump in and out-perform client expectations. Contact Munn Architects for more information.

Integrated Magazine 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.

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