Project Details

  • Size: 1,687 sq. ft.
  • Build Time: 6 months
  • Designed by Feeny Architect
  • HERS Score of 22 means 78% more efficient than a new code built home

Project Description

This 2 bedroom 2 bath home was designed using inspiration from the client as a collaboration between Mantell-Hecathorn Builders and Feeny Architect. This home offers a cool vibe in and out, with fine, homemade furniture by the owner, and Feeny designed steel posts and beams. Since Mantell-Hecathorn Builders is the only builder in Southwest Colorado to certify 100% of their homes to rigorous standards, including Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready, Energy Star, and Indoor airPlus, this home has certified indoor air quality, durability, and is low maintenance. 

When we were exploring moving to and building in Durango, CO there was only one clear choice for a builder - Mantell-Hecathorn. The two deciding factors for me were: 1. Their level of sophistication on best building practices. As someone who designs and engineers things for a living every other builder was "different build, same process". They are using the lowest level of insulation and building materials possible. If your perspective builder shows you a project and they use OSB for sheathing you should run. 2. Accountability. MHB is one of the few builders that I have encountered that conducts third party, independent testing of all of their builds. It insures that as a homeowner you have objective metrics an ratings on the quality and efficiency of your build, and not just the contractor's word.

In short, I don't understand why anyone would build with any other builder. MHB is one of the best in the country. Durango is fortunate to have them based here.

Marty G

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