Building Process

There are three main elements that govern a project: Budget, quality levels, and size.

Usually any two elements will determine the third. The building process is unique for every home, but there are overall steps that are followed to build a house or log cabin.
Needs to either be set up as Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, etc or just written out.

Stage 1 involves drawing up preliminary plans and choosing a site location, then signing the contract. Next, the site plan is approved and a customized floor plan is created. Loan commitment is needed to move forward, and once that is obtained, all the builders and the property owner have a pre-construction meeting to develop the construction schedule.

Stage 3 is when the construction begins, and the first step is the foundation. Next, the rough-in framing, roofing, and final materials are selected. Stage 5 involves the installation of heating, plumbing and electrical, followed by insulation and drywall, cabinets, trim, paint, and countertops. The flooring and carpeting is put in next, followed by a quality inspection. There is a new home orientation meeting, and final walk thru and the last step is a final settlement of all the construction costs.

Log Homes

Spectrum Construction works with Real Log Homes to build beautiful log cabin homes in Pagosa Springs. The building process is similar to the information above, and Real Log Homes offers over 30 standard floor plans to meet your needs. There are designs with one bathroom and one bedroom, two bedrooms and one bathroom, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Sizes range from 1456 to 3500 square feet. Many designs are available with a cathedral ceiling.

Building a new home is exciting but also can be very stressful. At Spectrum Construction we can help make this dream an easier journey. Dreams start with ideas. We found that many people find it very helpful to make lists such as a, “I can’t live without and I would like to have list”. Our house designers are very accustomed to reviewing a notebook fill with “likes” photos that clients have been cutting out for years from magazines. In addition, by reviewing some of our past projects with us, it can help us to better understand what you are looking for.

Often, potential clients find a home plan on their own. This can work just fine, however, sometimes you may need a local house designer/architect to update these plans to meet the local building/energy codes for Southwest Colorado. We have several we work with if you would like a referral. If you are currently having plans designed, we can assist with this process to make sure what you want on paper works in the field, and to make suggestions to help you stay within budget.

Before purchasing property it is best to know what style of home you would like to build as you will need to choose a building site that works with the footprint and design of your proposed home. If your dream includes having a walk out basement, you can’t select a site that is too flat. If this will be your primary residence you will want to consider how easy or hard the drive will be in the winter months. Being we are in rural Southwest Colorado, not all the roads are plowed after a heavy snow storm.

Other Services we offer:

Spectrum Construction works closely with several members of the Amish community and can offer custom built trusses for the Timber Frame or Post and Beams construction on the interior or exterior of your custom home. The quality and style of this work is very unique and creates a look you will not find elsewhere.

Spectrum Construction will work with you if you have purchased a log packages on your own. We have built several log homes in addition to Real Log Homes, Southwest Log and Kuhn Brother packages in Southwest Colorado and Northern New Mexico.

Many times people have already made a decision on a floor plan/model but don’t realize how it will fit the property they are looking at. If you are in the process of looking for land Spectrum Construction is uniquely suited to help. In addition to being a General Contractor, Steve is an experienced licensed surveyor in both California and Colorado. He can show you where the set backs are and more importantly how close your neighbors could later build to your proposed home. This is important as it might affect your view or privacy in the future.

Perhaps you have found an existing home you are thinking of making an offer on and can already see some home improvement that are needed. Before you make that offer Spectrum Construction can help you determine if it is cost effective to make these improvements or to consider another home.

Spectrum Construction offers many other Building Services from railing replacement on interiors/exteriors to installing a water well.

Needing to spread your project out a little. We can design the house, install the driveway and get the utilities to the property before the snow fly and be ready to break ground in the spring.

Need a Realtor?
Looking for property? We can know of several very knowledgeable realtors in the area.
Spectrum Construction does not accept any finder fees from these referrals.