Custom Home Building FAQs

custom home exteriorHow long have you been in business?

Greg Mantell-Hecathorn started the business in 1975 in Fairbanks, Alaska, building super-insulated frame homes. The three principals of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Greg, Tara, and Hunter, one of their three sons, represent a combined total of 97 years of experience in building the finest custom homes and custom major renovations. We are celebrating 40 years in 2015.

How do you run your company?

  • Each job has a project leadman who remains with the job supervising our crew and team of subcontractors.
  • We are a hands-on company that builds two to three custom homes a year.
  • Greg and Hunter are personally on your job site working to ensure that our employees’ and subcontractor’s work meets our high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
  • M-H Builders' full-time employees make a difference. Highly-skilled and happy craftsman are trained in our unique system of building to a higher standard. The M-H philosophy creates a focus on being the best.

What kind of work do you prefer?

We like to work with thoughtful clients who appreciate a conscientious, hardworking custom home builder who cares about their project and budget. We like interesting, well-designed projects, new homes or renovations, that incorporate green building principles. We enjoy building both small, creative homes and renovations, and luxury custom homes. Visit our custom home portfolio page.

Why is a Contractor’s License a benefit to a Homeowner?

  • Colorado, unlike most states, requires no experience or testing or licensing to be a general contractor.
  • Greg Mantell-Hecathorn has held a California contractor’s license since 1987. To become a licensed general contractor one must document five years of field experience along with reference letters.
  • This license provides a homeowner with the assurance that a contractor has a thorough knowledge of building skills and ethical business practices.