Why Us

Building a new home is exciting but can also be very stressful. Spectrum Construction has been building homes since 1982 and has the knowledge & experience to make your journey an enjoyable one. They know that having a company with expertise, professionalism, and a personal touch makes a tremendous difference.

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Full Service Custom Home Builder

From bare bones frame outs for weekend warriors to turnkey construction, we do it all.  

Spectrum Construction is a hands-on contractor, on-site day in day out to ensure the highest-quality craftsmanship. Spectrum Construction is unique in that we are a “full service custom home builder” that offers many “build scenarios” from building the Bare Bones Shell for DIY’s to full Turnkey construction. We supervise every detail of your project, from site visits and blueprint reviews during the design phase, to the finishing touches and final cleanup. You will benefit from 39 years of experience and Spectrum Construction vetted subcontractors, architects, and engineers. Stop by our office to talk with us about your upcoming project.

Spectrum Characteristics

When you’ve been building homes as long as we have, you develop certain traits that ensure clients are as happy with their service as possible.

When you build with Spectrum Construction, here are a few of the traits you should expect from us:

  • Quality & Craftsmanship
  • Attention to Detail
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Ability to truly listen what the customer wants
  • Dependability
  • Extensive industry experience and relationships
  • Cost Control
  • Integrity
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Budget Control

We know how to fulfill your wishes and goals of the project without going over budget. We have the expertise to show you how to compromise in some areas, if needed, so you can spend more in other areas, which may be more important to you. This process is about balancing out your resources without jeopardizing safety.

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Engineered Septic

Some new residents might not realize that many areas in Pagosa Springs and Southwest Colorado are not served by a central sewage system and an On-Site Wastewater System (formerly known as an Individual Sewage Disposal System) is required. We are experienced, with these On-Site Wastewater Systems including Eljen System and Infiltrator Systems. Our engineer uses experience and knowledge to ensure the best quality to design a system for your site.
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Engineered for optimal performance
  • Utilizing the most current technology
  • Longevity and reliability
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Reduced operating expenses
  • Ease of installation
  • Minimize site disruption

Lightning Safe

According to the National Severe Storm Laboratory, lightning causes more destruction than all other environmental elements combined including floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Thunderstorms occur virtually everywhere and Pagosa Springs is known for its annual thunderstorm season. According to Coloradoan, an online newspaper: from 2005-2014, Colorado had the third-most lightning-strike fatalities of any state, with 17 total.

Protect your new or existing home with a Lightning Safe System from Spectrum Construction. Attractive air terminals (often called lighting rods) are installed on the roof which are then safely grounded with main conductors near the foundation.

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Already have plans? Let us help make them reality

Often 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 setbacks 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 improvements 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.

A Little Bit about the Owners

Steve & Robbie Schwartz, the owners of Spectrum Construction, have been building custom homes and remodels since 1982.

Steve has been a licensed contractor in California since 1982 and has been building in Colorado for 25 years. Over the years, they have built everything from small additions, vacation cabins, custom homes, and even a complete subdivision. When you meet Steve, his passion for building will be apparent from the first time you both speak. He takes a personal interest in every client and their project, from beginning to end.

The Schwartz’s first discovered Pagosa Springs in 1985 while vacationing with family. After yearly skiing and camping trips; their love for the great outdoors and the small-town atmosphere, made it an easy decision in 1996 to make Pagosa Springs their permanent home. Now the tradition continues with their son Doug and his wife Heather, having moved to Pagosa Springs to raise their two young sons and contribute to the success of Spectrum Construction. The family enjoys ski trips to Wolf Creek Ski Area in the winter and hiking trails & water sports throughout the area in the summer. Steve and Robbie are both actively involved in the community including Steve serving as past President of the local Home Builders Association and Chair of the past annual Home and Ranch Show. Both Steve and Robbie are volunteers for the local humane society, where Robbie retired as Executive Director after 13 years of service. Their love for Pagosa Springs and the community is contagious.

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A Look Inside Our World

Peek into the world of Spectrum Construction.

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