Premiere Colorado Builders

We work with some of the best Northern Colorado builders in Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Timnath, Windsor and Boulder.  For more information or to set up an appointment with any of these builders or to talk about others,  please contact the Colorado Luxury Homes & Land Team: Mitch Weiner @ 970.218.8300  


We know everyone is different. We believe their homes should be unique as well. We like the creative side of home building, and enjoy working with our clients to design and build the perfect residence for their family. We know that a truly custom home is a collaborative effort, only achievable by a company that understands and listens to each client, and one who pays attention to the small details as well as the bigger picture.

Our goal is simple. We strive to do the best job possible in all circumstances. We believe that if we’ve done our best, our clients will be happy. This extends, not only to our customer service, but also to our relationships with subcontractors and suppliers, to our scheduling and standards of workmanship, and to the effort we put into designing your home.

Robert and Anita Smith have been blessed to have the opportunity to design and build countless custom homes in Fort Collins & Northern Colorado over the last twenty years. We value the relationships we have built, not only with our clients, but also with our subcontractors and vendors. We loyally employ the best local tradesmen, and have some of the lowest sub-contractor turnover in the industry. These relationships help us to control quality, while keeping costs down. From design to completion, we will make every effort to be professional, cost-conscious, and forthright, every step of the way.

Instead of hiring an architect and a builder, our design-build process provides these services under one roof. This not only saves time and money, but it also allows for better communication and an overall more satisfying home building experience. Robert is an established home designer in Northern Colorado, being recognized as a trendsetter and leader in the field by local architects and builders alike. Over the past twenty years, he has designed and built some of the most iconic homes in the region. His first concern, however, is in making sure he is designing a home that his client and their family can afford, love, and live comfortably in. He works closely with each client to turn their dreams and ideas into reality.




Over the years, we have become synonymous with luxury home building in northern Colorado and we take pride in building homes that stand out from the rest. By using a unique team approach and collaboration between talented staff, Brannen brings homeowners; visions to life. We will help you build a luxury home that will not only make a statement but also reflect your lifestyle. We understand that the home-building process is a very personal choice, and that you require first-class service that range from architecture to interior design. That is why Brannen Design and Construction believes in flexibility throughout the building process while guiding the client and keeping the client’s interests first.

We stand by our relaxed, open-door philosophy and would like to invite you to experience the pride we invest in every project. Whether you are ready to start the building process, or just need questions answered, we encourage you to sit down and let us explain how the building process can truly be enjoyable while being a rewarding experience for everyone.

Our success lies in our philosophies to home building:

  • Focusing on the homeowners first
  • Unlimited communication
  • Homes built on time
  • Within the client’s budget
  • Utmost attention to detail
  • Keeping the process of building an enjoyable experience

NAHB Nationals Silver Award

The Nationals 2014 Silver Award – Best One of a Kind Home

At the 2014 National Home Builders Show in Las Vegas, Brannen Design and Construction won the Silver Award for Best One of a Kind Home for their entry of a beautiful custom home they built in Harmony Golf Club in Timnath. This award is given to only a very few homes each year throughout North America.

Brannen Design and Construction was very proud to partner with KGA Architectural Studios of Boulder to receive this prestigious award. The Home was an artfully crafted Old Tuscan Villa style Home situated on a bluff overlooking the mountains and the golf course, complete with a resort style pool and outdoor living. Brannen Design and Construction Inc.


Please review the steps involved when building a custom home with Brannen Design and Construction. At the bottom of this page is a link to download a printable version.

If you cannot find an answer to your question please call Jay at (970)988-0238 or Contact Us and we will get back to you with an answer in a timely manner.

Step One

  1. Decide to build a custom home
  2. Choose reputable builder(s) to interview
  3. Choose who to build with
  4. Determine size and budget for home
  5. Establish budget for home and lot
  6. Visit a lender for pre-approval
  7. Tour homes build by Brannen Design & Construction
  8. Tour of available homes and properties
  9. Sign professional service agreement
  10. Select site and sign lot reservation agreement

“With Brannen Design and Construction all the pieces fit, after touring their homes we knew that they were our choice.” – Bob and Sarah Raith

Step Two

  1. Acquire a lending commitment
  2. Initial meeting with architect(s)
  3. Select Architect
  4. Sign contract to design home
  5. Preliminary architectural drawings
  6. Preliminary determination of finishes and allowances
  7. Preliminary pricing based on drawings
  8. Review soils report and design foundation
  9. Final architectural drawings and site plan completed
  10. Plans bid by sub-contractors

“During this time, our home’s final design was near completion. This was our opportunity to have fun with colors, textures, and Brannen’s list of unlimited amenities. We were truly able to customize our home to fit our lifestyle.” – Bob Raith

Step Three

  1. Cost estimate reviewed by Brannen with owner
  2. Revisions/changes to plan or specifications
  3. Revisions to cost estimate
  4. Review of construction loan draw process
  5. Explanation of change order process
  6. Sign ‘Contract to Build’
  7. Cost breakdown, plans to appraiser, and construction lender
  8. Submit plans to architectural review committee
  9. Closing on construction loan and construction begins

“We felt very comfortable signing a Contract to Build with Brannen Design and Construction. The attention to detail reflected in his homes and to our desires assured us that we made the right choice for our future dream home.” – Bob and Sarah Raith


The moment you dream of building a custom home and decide to make it a reality is when the custom home building process begins.

Incorporating your lifestyle and ideas throughout the design process is what makes your home truly custom. Our years of experience along with our commitment to service and attention to detail will be there to help you realize your dream every step of the way.

The process begins with an initial meeting, enabling you to meet and discuss your ideas with Province, the people that will personally be building your home. During this conference, two major considerations will be discussed.

First, the location of your new home can either be a lot that you have purchased, or one that we have in inventory. And second, we will discuss the process of designing your custom home exactly as you dream it! We work with several plan designers that offer the ability to make your home a unique masterpiece.

Once your custom home has been personalized and the lot has been chosen, we will accompany you through the financing and contracting phase, making this component effortless and straightforward.

Selecting finishes and custom details is great fun. We will be with you throughout the entire process providing support and professional advice. We’ll help you choose building options and confirm your choices match your budget. Think of us as your helping hand while you build a home that is custom to you.

Now, we are ready to start the building segment of your custom home. During the first weeks and months of the process, we will have several consultations to determine the unique items and custom details that you want to incorporate into your new home.

You will meet one-on-one with our contractor to select items such as plumbing fixtures, paint colors, tile, cabinet styles, lighting fixtures, door styles and exterior elevation combinations; at a comfortable and enjoyable pace.

Our contractors are always available for consultation during any phase of construction and design; or out on the building site once construction has started. You will have every opportunity you need for walk-throughs of your home during the different construction phases.