The M-H Builder's Advantage

2016 Marks our 41st year of Building Custom Homes to a Higher Standard

McElmo Canyon Net Zero Home

Experience, Trust, Financial Stability

  • 13 years - Fairbanks, Alaska:  Custom homes built to last at  -40°

  • 18 years- Orinda (S.F. East Bay Area), California: Demanding custom renovations, additions, new construction- always meeting higher quality standards

  • 10 years Durango, Colorado- Setting the bar for Quality & Integrity

  • Leader in Durango area for new custom homes certified by ENERGY STAR & DOE Zero-Energy Ready

  • National Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award Winners 2015 & 2016- Multiple Durango Parade of Homes Award Winner

“Personal Attention to Detail, One Home at a Time” – Throughout the project from pre-construction to post- project completion

Honest Budgets You Can Trust/ Schedules You Can Count On – Talk with our past clients

Personally on site daily to create our clients’ vision and ensure that our high standards of quality are met by all subcontractors, employees and suppliers

All of our clients can attest to our quality, customer satisfaction, value, trust and project schedule – In addition to forming solid business relationships, most of our clients become lifelong friends

Durango leader in building certified homes that provide durability, energy efficiency & healthier indoor air

  • Hunter & Greg are the first builders in Colorado to hold the Master Certified Green Professional designation

  • Whole house approach to building concepts and techniques resulting in a better-built home of any size

Design-Build Team Approach – Clients, architect, Mantell-Hecathorn Builders work together to achieve a cost- effective design and plan for construction of a custom home or remodel/addition

Subcontractors – We demand the best workmanship at cost-effective values

What makes a Mantell-Hecathorn Builders Certified ENERGY STAR and DOE Home Distinctly Better?

  • Other builders may claim to build “Green” or “Energy Efficient” homes but if they are not Third-Party Tested and Certified there are No Guarantees or Verification of builder claims

  • ENERGY STAR certified homes require a comprehensive checklist of construction detailing & product specifications

  • Qualities found in an ENERGY STAR / DOE home:

    Qualities found in an Energy Star / DOE home
  • Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready

  • Contrast to other homes:  La Plata County inspections are based on outdated building codes of 2003, offering home buyers little assurance of quality, comfort and durability