WE WAKE UP EVERY DAY THANKFUL TO BE LIVING IN A BEAUTIFUL AND FUNCTIONAL WORK OF ART
Winter Park, Colorado
“We have had the pleasure of working with Chillcoots as our General Contractor led by Mark Bjerken during the construction of three personal custom home builds in Winter Park, CO. They say the third time’s a charm, but with Chillcoots we can say all three of our homes were awesome experiences.
Building a custom home is a huge undertaking with endless coordination, decisions and selections. Building a custom home at 9,000 feet where the ground is covered in snow 6+ months of the year adds additional complexity. Working with a well-established local contractor, like Chillcoots, mitigates the risks associated with building in Grand County, CO. Chillcoots is staffed with a fun local crew including experienced project managers and skillful and knowledgeable craftsman. Mark and his team also have longstanding relationships with local sub-contractors which helps ensure your project is completed by professionals in a timely manner. Chillcoots provides transparency via detailed estimations, comprehensive budgeting and sets realistic expectations which limits surprises as your home is constructed. Our homes were all built within budget and on schedule and our expectations were always met or exceeded.
We wake up every day thankful to be living in a beautiful and functional work of art. Chillcoots and their professional top-notch team gets our vote (times three) for the best General Contractor in Grand County.”
Suzy and Doug Robbins
THE MAN WHO WOULD BUILD OUR DREAM HOUSE
“We are proud to claim credit for the first house built by Chillcoots, completed in June 1998. After meeting Mark Bjerken through our realtor, we instantly decided this was the man who would build our dream house. Our banker was a bit wary about working with a “newbie”, but later said he was the best general contractor he had ever worked with.
With Mark’s input and communication skills, the plans we started with became even better. Change orders were kept to a minimum and the process was painless. We loved the fact that he worked with so many local subcontractors, which meant a lot of cooperation and flexibility along the way.
The result is a house that to this date is an unparalleled work of art. We’ve seen bigger and fancier, but none that we like better. And the Chillcoots folks have been there every step of the way, providing any help we needed. Building the house was a labor of love for all involved, and we’re happy to have become friends with so many who made it happen.”
Judi Servoss and Joel Carmichael
QUALITY, BEAUTY, AND FUNCTIONALITY
Elk Creek Ranch – Meeker, Colorado
“In February of 2010, we started a search for a contractor to build our mountain home at Elk Creek Ranch near Meeker, Colorado. After researching and interviewing multiple candidates, we selected Mark Bjerken, owner of Chillcoots, for our project that was completed in June of 2011.
Following our initial meeting with Mark and throughout the year-long construction process, we have had no doubt that we chose the right man and company for the job. After several years of enjoying our mountain getaway, our confidence in the job completed by Chillcoots has only grown; we have received many comments about the home’s quality, beauty and functionality.
Professionally, Mark is an outstanding builder and an excellent businessman. He hires skilled craftsmen to complete such tasks as the framing, painting, and finish carpentry as well as experienced subcontractors who work together to create a quality product. He effectively communicates with his clients, his employees, and his subcontractors, providing guidance, timelines, expectations, and respect while listening to and addressing their needs and concerns. Problem-solving is a particularly strong aspect of his work style. He is extremely cost-conscious, offering construction options in order to avoid budget overruns. When faced with unforeseen onsite issues, he never hesitates to suggest proactive alternatives. His enthusiasm to try new products and to learn innovative techniques enhances his talents. We also appreciate the fact that he never makes false promises nor over-exaggerates a situation. He stands behind his product and is diligent about following up on final details.
Mark Bjerken’s personal character was, undoubtedly, one of our deciding factors when making our builder selection. He lives a life of honesty and responsibility, balancing and prioritizing decisions, both personally and professionally. He truly cares about his clients and strives to envision their wishes and fulfill their dreams.
The “bottom-line” question might be: Would we choose Mark Bjerken and Chillcoots again, if we had to do it all over again? Our answer: A resounding “ABSOLUTELY YES.” We not only respect him, we enthusiastically call him our friend and would confidently recommend Mark to prospective customers.”
Denise and Mark Schryver
I RECOMMEND CHILLCOOTS
Winter Park, Colorado
“From the start, Mark and his team at Chillcoots have exceeded my expectations. I threw numerous challenges their way, including recycled building materials, cutting edge highly efficient materials, unnecessary architectural review delays that meant working outside from October until March and a flawed architectural plan that required clever construction adjustments. Despite all, they built a great house that has held up very well. They look in on my home to make sure everything is working properly and when ever I have needed help they have responded quickly and professionally. I have built and remodeled four times and only with Chillcoots has it been a great experience. I have recommended Chillcoots and will continue to do so without any reservation.”
FRIENDLINESS AND EXCELLENT WORK
Shadow Mountain Lake – Grand Lake, Colorado
“Again, thank you to all of you. I can’t stop talking about how delightful it was to work with Mark and Tony and all at your company and also with the subs you engaged for the projects at my house. I really appreciate the professionalism and proactive manner as well as your friendliness and excellent work! Can’t say enough good things. Much appreciation!”
CONSTRUCTION WAS ON TIME
“Chillcoots began building our riverside home at Elk Creek Ranch in Meeker, CO on November, 2011. Winter is a tough time in the Colorado mountains to begin, but Mark and his crew got the basic foundation, water lines, and propane tank buried before snow and cold set in. Early spring, the log package was delivered and away Chillcoots went. Construction was on time, bills were matched to budget, few change orders and our home was completed on time and within 5% of budget. Joy and I are very happy with our home. The final “punch list” was painless and Mark continues to stay in contact if anything is needed. Chillcoots took care of all subs, bills, logistics, deliveries of house hold items, and made it a painless experience.”
Joy and Chris Dinsdale
ALWAYS ON SCHEDULE
Grand Lake, Colorado
“Chillcoots built my boathouse on Grand Lake and did an absolute perfect job. The team lead by Tony Howard and Mark Bjerken were always on schedule, worked hard and innovated whoever possible. The final product was completed on time and under budget. Chillcoots is a class act and I would recommend them to anyone building in Grand County.”
Michael A. Cassio
HIGH QUALITY WORK
“A few thoughts from the Andersons…
- We were impressed with the quality of their workmanship from the first day we met.
- We lived in Dallas while the house was under construction, so good communication was an explicit expectation from the outset. Chillcoots did not ever disappoint us as they were always ahead of schedule letting us know what sort of decisions were coming up and when. We still have their cell phone numbers in our phones to call them whenever we need them!
- We liked all of the men & women that worked with Chillcoots and still keep up with several of them around town.
- We have never heard anyone in the area that knows Chillcoots that doesn’t comment on the high quality of their work … they are clearly respected among their peers.”
VERY EXPERIENCED CREW
Winter Park, Colorado
“Chillcoots is the best builder in Grand County. Chillcoots has very experienced crews that spend the time to make sure your home is constructed with the best craftsmanship. The process was very smooth and any challenges were handled upfront and honestly. Communication was outstanding. Given their level of experience, they were able to work with the architect to make changes that had a huge impact on our project. Chillcoots doesn’t undercut the project to get the work. Our budget was very clear cut and straightforward. We wouldn’t change anything in terms of design or process. They are the best.”
ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
“Our project was a full house remodel that entailed a majority of the old house being taken down to the foundation. Mark was with us at the planning stage and made several suggestions to save costs and get us the design we envisioned. Our site manager Scott was on top of every detail and communicated frequently and effectively which was so important since we live out of state. As a remodel, there were several instances when changes to original plans were needed and these challenges were met with knowledgeable input from both Mark and Scott. Their craftsmanship has given us a beautiful mountain home. We cannot overstate the confidence we have in this company. The attention to detail and commitment to quality is amazing.”
Marna and Ron Baer
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Grand County, Colorado
“If you are looking for a custom home builder with years of experience in mountain construction, look no further than Chillcoots Construction. I have worked with Mark and his Team for many years and I am hard pressed to find a more detailed, honest and quality builder to recommend. His work and finished products always exceed me and my clients expectations every time. When you want it done right the first time, Chillcoots is the only choice for your construction Team.”