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September 18, 2017
5 Great Reasons to Build a Custom Home in Denver
Need a new home? At Nelson & Son Construction in Denver, we present 5 great reasons to build a custom home in Denver. Sure, you can buy an older, existing home, but you’ll likely be facing the challenges of repairing and renovating – like finding mold, old wiring, or even asbestos. Even if you get through all of that, it still might not meet your exact specifications.
So, why compromise? If you want a beautiful new home, our experienced custom builders at Nelson and Son Construction in Denver can build exactly what you want. And once you and your family move in, you can enjoy your dream home right away instead of spending precious time and money fixing it. Now, here are 5 great reasons to build a custom home in Denver.
Turn-key, instant gratification
Once you move into your new custom home there are no repairs or maintenance like in an older, previously owned home. You have better things to do than spending your time trying to get your home the way you want it when a new home gives you all your wishes up front.
A custom home gives you the gift of being able to be with your family, enjoying your new home. Working with an experienced builder to construct your dream home is a fun, positive experience and relieves the stress that often comes with visiting prospective homes, making offers, being rejected, and then starting all over again. Once your custom home is ready, the move will be easy, not immediate repairs or renovations needed.
Designing it the way you want
Some people are willing to settle for a previously owned home, but a customized home is designed with your lifestyle in mind. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life, so you want to make sure it’s the best choice. That includes thinking about personalizing your home’s floorplan so that it fits you and your family’s need now and in the future. When you design it the way you want, you can get the structural and design features that make the home uniquely yours.
Eco-friendly and energy efficient
Your customized Denver home can actually save you money in the long-term. New homes can be built using improved insulation techniques and airtight construction, which retains heat and cool air and gives you the best heating and cooling systems. Energy efficient appliances and water-conserving plumbing fixtures can also help you save on your new home’s monthly utility bills.
Wrap upgrades into the mortgage
With a custom home, you can choose to finance your personalized upgrades in the original purchase price through your mortgage. With older pre-owned homes, any renovations or special changes would more than likely come out of your own pocket.
Rethinking taking on the Denver real estate market? Give us a call. Our expert custom home builders at Nelson & Son Construction in Denver are ready to build your dream home. We think there are many more than just these 5 great reasons to build a custom home in Denver. If you give us the opportunity to build for you, we’re sure you’ll know them all.
August 14, 2017
Thinking about Building a Steel Garage or Workshop?
If you’re thinking about building a steel garage or workshop, our builders at Nelson and Son Construction in Denver can help you build a high-quality steel building with substantial savings, faster construction time, low maintenance cost, and maximum durability.
A steel garage or workshop offers a wide variety of purposes including extra space to store equipment, vehicles, and supplies, work space for businesses and craftsmen, and sales space for merchandise.
Steel garages and workshops are so versatile, what they can be used for is almost limitless. Here are some common uses for steel buildings.
Churches and School Gymnasiums
At a time when real estate prices are so high and budgets are stretched, steel buildings make a great option for churches and school gymnasiums.
Have you thought of using a steel building to create a retail space with an industrial feel? It can be a perfect option, creating easy access, storage and retail space – all for lower overhead.
Steel buildings are perfect for office space, shopping centers, strip malls, or auto repair shops. They offer large square footage and lower building costs than other buildings.
The room required for a lot of manufacturing operations can be provided by a steel building.
Steel buildings are the new barns. They are used to store farm equipment and machinery as well as agricultural supplies, machines and all the tools necessary for your family farm. They can also be used to store crops and livestock and used as horse arenas. Since the buildings don’t require support beams in the middle of the structure, they offer open spaces which are ideal for large farm equipment.
The secure spaciousness of a steel building can be ideal for storing vehicles like classic cars, high-end cars, motorcycles, RVs and all your off-roading toys. Steel workshops are also perfect for mechanics who have a business or who have a car or motorcycle collection.
Leisure or Entertainment or Sports
A steel building can offer a great space for leisure, entertainment, and recreation. It can be used for pool tables, dances or sports. It can expand your living space for fun, social activities.
Craftsmen need room for pottery, quilting, woodworking, welding or other artisan pursuits and premium steel buildings can provided the perfect space. Many craftsmen not only want a place to practice their art but also a place to store their supplies, tools, and artwork.
Steel buildings are often used strictly as storage spaces. A warehouse is a great use of a steel building. It provides the room and organization needed to keep and track inventory. It is also perfect for loading and unloading large trucks or other vehicles.
If you’re thinking about building a steel garage or workshop that is reliable, durable and affordable, our builders at Nelson and Son Construction in Denver will help you design and customize the perfect space, as well as provide expert build-out. We offer a variety of trim options and construction specifications for high-quality steel buildings.
July 14, 2017
5 Questions to Ask a Custom Home Builder in Denver
Today, Nelson and Son Construction Service in Denver gives you our list of 5 questions to ask a custom home builder in Denver. Deciding to build a new home can be daunting – it’s one of the most important financial decisions you will make in your life. So, when it comes to finding a builder, it takes research.
Below is a list of 5 questions to ask a custom home builder in Denver, and we’ve even provided our own answers so you’ll know a bit more about our new home construction expertise and qualifications. We’re confident that you’ll find us to be the right crew for your build.
- Can the builder meet your needs in terms of size, type, and price of your home?
Nelson and Son Construction in Denver is a full-service residential construction company offering custom home design and construction. We facilitate open communication from day one to better understand what you’re looking for in a custom-built home, and you can trust that our over 30 years in the business enables us to deliver on the exact size and type of house you want. We will respect your timeline, your budget, and meet or exceed your expectations in all aspects of the build.
- What services does this builder offer?
We work side-by-side with you during all construction phases of your new home, from the initial design to handing you the keys. Right out of the gate, we offer preconstruction services, including:
- Site evaluation
- Project development
We then move on to building where our team will work relentlessly to deliver the home of your dreams.
- How much experience does the builder have in your area?
We are a general contractor specializing in new residential and commercial construction. With over 30 years of experience in the Denver metro area, we have completed many residential and commercial construction projects on all scales. Our company leadership also has an extensive background in the development/building field to provide a quality product while maintaining a tight budget and schedule.
- Do the builder’s workmanship, material, and practices show quality?
At Nelson and Son Construction Service, we stay current on industry trends and incorporate the latest construction practices, materials, and innovations into every project. Our craftsmen keep a sharp eye on the details of your home construction to ensure absolute quality at every phase. We’ll also work closely with you so that your vision is fully incorporated into the final product.
- Is the builder licensed and insured?
Yes, we are licensed and insured. We wouldn’t do it any other way.
When it’s time to build your dream home, our crew at Nelson and Son Construction Service in Denver is ready to help you make it a reality. And while this list of 5 questions to ask a custom home builder in Denver is a good start for working with us, we invite you to sit down with the team and go into more detail about what we can offer you. We look forward to building the home of your dreams.
June 12, 2017
Denver’s Best ‘Burbs for Building Your Custom Home
Come talk to our building experts at Nelson and Sons Construction about Denver’s best ‘burbs for building your custom home. The communities are close enough to Denver that you can still enjoy the city’s sporting and cultural events while living in a quieter suburb with great schools, neighborhoods, dining, shopping, and nightlife, and maybe even mountain views. If building a home in one of these communities is your dream, we can make it happen.
According to a Movoto article, this is a list of the best suburbs to live in near Denver. To make their choices of best suburbs, Movoto considered each town’s amenities per capita, standard of living (cost of living, median home value, median rent, median household income, and high school graduation rate), total crimes per 100k, unemployment rate, total crimes per 100k, and average commute time.
Let’s take a look at how they ranked Denver’s suburbs so that you can decide where best to build your custom home.
Source: City of Greenwood Village, Colorado Government via Facebook
- Total amenities: 3,728
- Unemployment rate: 4.2 percent
- Average commute time: 21 minutes
The affluent Denver suburb of Greenwood Village has the second lowest average commute time. Greenwood Village is just a quick drive away from Denver. According to the Movoto article, schools in the area are also highly rated, making this city their number one pick of the best Denver suburbs for families.
Source: City of Louisville, Colorado Government via Facebook
- Unemployment rate: 4.9 percent
- Average commute time: 22 minutes
The wide-open spaces of Louisville provide single-family homes on large lots. The town’s playgrounds, walking trails, fishing ponds, and parks are great for the kids. Louisville is also filled with local restaurants and pubs that are in a pedestrian-friendly area.
Source: Superior, Colorado via Facebook
- High school graduation rate: 98 percent
- Unemployment rate: 4.5 percent
- Average commute time: 23 minutes
Superior has room for affordable ranch style homes to spacious and stately single-family homes. The hiking, biking, skiing, and fishing in Superior are perfect for people who love the outdoors. Superior has the second highest high school graduation rate, making it great for families, especially those with teens.
Source: City of Centennial Government via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 1,274
- Median rent price: $1,316
Centennial offers housing options from small modern condos to large single-family homes. It has the nearby outdoor Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, where you can listen to musical artists and see mountain views. There is great food, schools, and shopping in Centennial. If you find an empty lot, Centennial is a fantastic spot for a custom-built home.
- Total amenities: 10,774
- Average commute time: 19 minutes
Home to the University of Colorado, Boulder offers dining, art galleries and museums, shopping, educational and cultural events, and nightlife. The housing trend tends to be modern condos but large lots are also available for single-family homes. It is close to Denver and to the mountains.
Lone Tree (tie)
Source: City of Lone Tree Government via Facebook
- High school graduation rate: 97 percent
- Total amenities: 1,286
If you’re looking for a town with options for single-family homes with large lots, this is it. There's great shopping and dining available, including Park Meadows which is a large shopping mall. There is also the Lone Tree Golf Club for the golf fanatics and the Lone Tree Arts Center with plays and music.
Source: Town of Erie, Colorado – Government via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 581
- Unemployment rate: 3.9 percent
There are plenty of choices to build the single-family home of your dreams in Erie. There is a wonderful pool and recreation area at Columbine Mine Park. With breweries, dining, and plenty of outdoor activity, this may be your new perfect location for a new home.
Source: City and County of Broomfield via Facebook
- Total amenities: 4,001
- Unemployment rate: 6.5 percent
Here you will find large single-family homes on big lots. Check out their Broomfield Sculpture Trail at the Broomfield County Commons Park, the Bay Aquatic Park, and the Scenic Rock Creek Farm where in the fall there is pumpkin picking and mazes.
Source: City of Lafayette Colorado Government via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 1,909
Lafayette has beautiful parks and wide open green spaces. It also has plenty of room for new construction of single-family homes and townhomes. Waneka Lake Park and the Indian Peaks Golf Course offer outdoor fun. But wherever you are, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains.
Castle Rock (tie)
Source: Town of Castle Rock Government via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 1,149
- Average commute time: 29 minutes
Castle Rock has the opportunity for modern condos and large single-family homes. The Outlets at Castle Rock offers convenient shopping, dining, and even a fitness facility. Downtown Castle Rock’s has numerous community events, including movie nights, star-lighting, parades, and the county fair and rodeo.
Source: Littleton, CO – Government via Facebook
- Total amenities: 4,965, the third highest per capita
- Average commute time: 25 minutes
Littleton offers the opportunity for both modest townhomes in well-maintained communities and large new construction single-family homes. The town has a museum, live music, great food, and a fun Main Street. The local schools provide an excellent education for your children.
If you want to check out any of Denver’s best ‘burbs for building your custom home, we can help you. Our builders at Nelson and Sons Construction serve all of the Denver area, including all the suburbs. We would love to build your dream home.
May 10, 2017
5 Common Types of Steel Buildings
Our construction experts at Nelson and Son Construction in Denver understand the popularity of the 5 common types of steel buildings because they aren’t just for warehouses anymore. In fact, steel buildings are versatile and durable options for all kinds of purposes. Pre-engineered steel buildings can protect against high winds, snow, and seismic activity by using guidelines from your local area in designing it. The buildings can also be erected securely and quickly.
A steel building is an ideal option for any agricultural business that needs to store feed, hay, large equipment, and even animals like goats, cows, and horses. Without the support columns of a traditional barn, the animals can’t damage the structure of a steel building.
It is also able to provide a very safe environment. It also offers a way to heat the steel building to keep your animals warm during extremely cold weather and still be energy efficient by insulating the building with a high R-value and can help eliminate condensation.
Commercial and Industrial
Steel buildings can help your small business expand and grow as your business grows.
Do you need more room for storage or assembly? Pre-engineered steel buildings can respond quickly to your business needs. They are cheaper and take a lot less time to build than traditional construction.
If you need a clear span design, a pre-engineered steel building may be perfect for your company. Clear span buildings don’t have the intrusive poles or columns, and they don’t need a truss and cord system. The space in the ceiling is usable. With a steel building, your company can make use of the entire space unfettered by interior framing. Clear span buildings are made to transfer loads from the roof to the foundation, which leaves the entire square footage usable.
Have you thought about using a steel building or components as part of a custom home build? Lots of people are building pre-engineered steel buildings for their houses because of the many benefits including needing less upkeep in that they require less maintenance, cost effectiveness and improved designs making them stronger and with beautiful finishing options that look more like a house. In addition, steel buildings protect from termites and other insect damage. While maybe not as common, a residential application still makes our list of 5 common types of steel buildings because it could be a fantastic idea for the adventurous.
How do you safely store an airplane? The answer is a steel building that is sturdy and offers plenty of open space for airplanes. Steel buildings are great for keeping planes, helicopters or any other aircraft. You can choose from several options for the hangar doors.
The clear span design gets rid of those bothersome poles interrupting the expansive interior. The US Department of Defense requires all government aviation hangars be steel because they are spacious, durable, cost effective, and saves on construction time.
Garages and Workshops
A pre-engineered steel buildings’ strength and spaciousness are perfect for a garage or a workshop. It can protect your cars, trucks, RV’s, motorcycles or equipment and give you plenty of room to repair, build, or store.
Our team at Nelson and Son Construction in Denver can help you find one of the 5 common types of steel buildings that’s right for you or your business. Whether you need reliable and durable storage solutions that won’t break the bank or you want to expand your warehouse, office space or just need to increase your square footage, our steel building construction services are ready to design, customize and construct your steel building. We offer a variety of trim options and construction specifications. Contact us today for a free quote.