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Welcome Home! Black Canyon Builders’ New Website

Welcome to Black Canyon Builders’ new website and blog. We’ve been hard at work – of the online kind – setting up a new website to better reflect how our company has evolved and what we represent. When we began back in 2006, we established a firm mission...
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Harvard Finance Prof Expresses Optimism for Housing

In¬†Durango, we’re seeing prices start to crawl back up to sustainable levels and interest rates stay historically low. Properties – vacant land and homes – aren’t moving as fast as they did at the height of the housing boom, but they are moving faster than...
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Mitigating Noise in Open Floorplans and Timber Frames

As we reported earlier this week, two Woodhouse team members will be featured in the June issue of Timber Home Living. The revered magazine selected the kitchen from a custom Woodhouse timber frame for its “Kitchen Showcase” feature. In the second Woodhouse feature,...
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Benefits of SIPs Panels for a Distinguished Home

While well known by custom homebuilders, structural insulated panels (SIPs) are little known by the broad market. They are a remarkable product that deliver unparalleled performance, so it’s time to celebrate SIPs. SIPs panels are essentially a sandwich of structurally...
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The Other End of the Spectrum: Pre-Fab Homes

Black Canyon Builders works with our clients to create fine, custom homes. Every detail can be individualized for personal tastes, lifestyles and site placement. We’re also an award-winning green builder and we appreciate minimal site disruption, repurposed materials and...
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Repurposed Wood Pallets. Are they safe?

We’re seeing it everywhere: boring wood shipping pallets transformed into something new, attractive and on-trend. I first noticed wood pallet slats transformed as a rustic wall (example: click here). Transforming pallets into usable art and design has been around forever,...
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Black Canyon Builders Featured Builder For February

With humility, we’d like to say thanks to Woodhouse, who covered Black Canyon Builders and myself as the featured Independent Builder Dealer (IBD) for February 2013. The article is copied below. Even aside from this nice honor to be featured, I encourage everyone to sign up...
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Photo Update of Downtown Durango Remodel: Maximizing Natural Light

Black Canyon Builders has built several new custom homes in the past year. While I love the freedom of designing from scratch (so to speak), the challenge of remodeling an existing structure is always a fascinating journey. The owners of our current custom remodel wanted to...
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Multi-Tasking Work Spaces in Kitchen Design

The remodel we’re doing in downtown Durango has a cozy workspace built into a sizable pantry. When the homeowner first described her vision for this space, I was hesitant that she’d feel like she was in a closet. In practice, it has turned out to be a logical, bright,...
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Good News for the Telluride Real Estate Market

Black Canyon Builders builds in Telluride, as well as Pagosa Springs and Durango. I have a soft spot for this extraordinarily beautiful mountain town, having lived there off and on during my climbing years. While Durango seems to be recovering at a slightly quicker and stronger...
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