Whether it’s your first home or your last, choosing the right builder makes a huge impact on the largest investment in your life. That’s why Kootenia Homes constructs more than just houses, they build homes. Over the past 50 years, they’ve built over one thousand homes for clients across the east metro. Along the way they’ve been awarded many awards for construction excellence and earned a coveted honor for business ethics, trust, and communications. Each Kootenia home combines quality materials and superior design, meticulously combined to truly create a home of your dreams.
How did you get started in homebuilding?
I [David] started in the business as Kootenia’s first drafter back in 1983. I worked my way into sales and estimating and have not looked back. Steven joined me seven years ago after spending 10 years with a large retailer. He has a keen eye for details and runs the production of all our homes.
How would you describe your team’s approach to a new project?
I work with clients on design, pricing, and contracts. Then Steven leads the production team that takes over to produce your dream home. Each client comes wanting the same two things: a brand they can trust and a role in the process. The success of Kootenia Homes comes from giving our clients the tools to build their dream home, a commitment that has made us a trusted brand for more than 50 years.
How do you bring a client’s vision to life?
We make our mark by empowering our clients to influence every aspect of the process. Utilizing drawings, renderings, and 3D architecture we are able to bring those dreams to life.
What are some of your favorite trends and styles in new construction?
I love more modern homes, but our style reflects the vision and needs of our clients. From traditional homesteads to modern living spaces, we make each of our projects as unique as those who call it home.
What makes you most proud to be a builder?
Happy clients and happy employees—they go hand-in-hand. We are given a rare opportunity to play a role in how people live their lives, for that we are grateful and proud.
What inspires and influences your work?
I love Disney World and the details they produce. It’s magical.
What are the most important elements of a successful build team?
Know when to bring the needed professionals and when to get out of the way
What sets your company apart?
We are around for the long haul! With over 50 years of designing and building fine homes, we don’t let a recession make us quit!
How do you define an Artisan home?
High quality, highly detailed, and out of the ordinary.
Photography by Erica Loeks