Testimonials

At Montare we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our customers on every project. Much of our business comes from recommendations from previous clients. But don’t listen to us, take their word for it.

“As a commercial builder who built his own home, I was naturally skeptical about hiring a residential builder to construct our addition and remodel. I first met Montare Builders at the open house of a friend who had hired Montare to build their Cherry Hills home. I soon realized that our construction company lacked the relationships with the residential subcontractors and we simply didn’t have superintendents that understood the thousands of details that are required to design and construct a high-end custom home.

I initially thought I would interview three builders. After I met Rick and Jeremy Larson I soon realized that there was an instant connection. After interviewing their Superintendent, Abel Tabuyo, I was convinced they were the right choice. I hired them without interviewing any other firms.

Rick, Abel, and Jeremy are true builders. There are a lot of residential contractors who call themselves builders but they are really nothing more than construction managers. I hired Montare because they were true builders who understood the details of construction and could relate and work with a tough client who knew as much about their business as they did.

I knew they would be sound from a technical perspective and I wasn’t wrong. They are one of the few builders who will provide a guaranteed maximum price. Jeremy and I worked hard to make sure all the scopes of work were well defined so as to minimize the number of allowances. They also produced a computer-generated CPM construction schedule that they adhered to. The project ultimately was built on schedule and under budget. The schedule was a very aggressive schedule and I pushed them hard on dates and they never faltered.

When the project was completed, they had all the punch list items completed within 3 weeks. The quality of their subcontractors and the associated workmanship is some of the highest that I have seen in the business. Their cost accounting and monthly billings tied out to the dollar against all their invoices submitted for payment. We used an AIA construction agreement which is an industry standard contract. I promised them prompt and timely answers to questions, decisions, material and color selections, and in return, they built the entire project on schedule and under budget.

What exceeded my expectations the most was their remarkable customer service and “can do” attitude. They always found a way to accomplish our objective, and they went out of their way to do the job right. No one reflects that company culture more than their Superintendent Abel Tabuyo. I have never met a construction professional that was so kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and hard working. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Abel.

Finally, The best reference I can say about Abel, Rick, and Jeremy, is they are great guys; true gentlemen who I have developed a lasting friendship with. In my business, the ultimate litmus test a contractor is when a client will unequivocally hire us to do a second project. The icing on the cake is getting rehired without having to compete. I would absolutely rehire Montare as a sole source builder to do our next home or major remodel.”

“We interviewed multiple general contractors during the bidding process.  After seeing Montare’s portfolio and meeting the team we selected Rick which was the best decision we could have made.  Rick and Jim have an amazing ability to foresee potential complications way before they become issues and correcting them the first time.  Our dream home was completed on time and under budget.  I would and have recommended Montare Builders to anybody looking to build a prestigious  custom home.”
“We chose Rick Larson and his team of builders on the recommendation from a good friend of ours. After seeing his portfolio of work and dedication to detail, he completed our award winning house on time and under budget. Since the completion of our home we have in turn recommended him to numerous other friends and family members. We could not have made a better choice in a general contractor.”
My wife and I contracted with Montare Builders to construct our house in 2009 after moving to Castle Pines from Dallas. We interviewed a number of builders and determined that Rick Larson represented everything we were looking for in the person we were going to trust with the construction of our dream home. During the building process Rick was not only our partner, but the person we could always rely on to make things happen. At almost every meeting he provided multiple contractors, samples and pricing for items such as flooring, windows, tile, etc. These items were critical to the success of the project. In addition Rick also provided support with the negotiations on both price and schedule. As we continued to make changes during the process there was always a “can do” attitude from both Rick and his entire construction team. The results were spectacular. The 12,500 Square foot home was completed right on schedule and under budget. My wife and I were totally thrilled with the results and consider Rick one of our closest friends in this new community we now call “home”.
“As a commercial builder who built his own home, I was naturally skeptical about hiring a residential builder to construct our addition and remodel. I first met Montare Builders at the open house of a friend who had hired Montare to build their Cherry Hills home. I soon realized that our construction company lacked the relationships with the residential subcontractors and we simply didn’t have superintendents that understood the thousands of details that are required to design and construct a high-end custom home.

I initially thought I would interview three builders. After I met Rick and Jeremy Larson I soon realized that there was an instant connection. After interviewing their Superintendent, Abel Tabuyo, I was convinced they were the right choice. I hired them without interviewing any other firms.

Rick, Abel, and Jeremy are true builders. There are a lot of residential contractors who call themselves builders but they are really nothing more than construction managers. I hired Montare because they were true builders who understood the details of construction and could relate and work with a tough client who knew as much about their business as they did.

I knew they would be sound from a technical perspective and I wasn’t wrong. They are one of the few builders who will provide a guaranteed maximum price. Jeremy and I worked hard to make sure all the scopes of work were well defined so as to minimize the number of allowances. They also produced a computer-generated CPM construction schedule that they adhered to. The project ultimately was built on schedule and under budget. The schedule was a very aggressive schedule and I pushed them hard on dates and they never faltered.

When the project was completed, they had all the punch list items completed within 3 weeks. The quality of their subcontractors and the associated workmanship is some of the highest that I have seen in the business. Their cost accounting and monthly billings tied out to the dollar against all their invoices submitted for payment. We used an AIA construction agreement which is an industry standard contract. I promised them prompt and timely answers to questions, decisions, material and color selections, and in return, they built the entire project on schedule and under budget.

What exceeded my expectations the most was their remarkable customer service and “can do” attitude. They always found a way to accomplish our objective, and they went out of their way to do the job right. No one reflects that company culture more than their Superintendent Abel Tabuyo. I have never met a construction professional that was so kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and hard working. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Abel.

Finally, The best reference I can say about Abel, Rick, and Jeremy, is they are great guys; true gentlemen who I have developed a lasting friendship with. In my business, the ultimate litmus test a contractor is when a client will unequivocally hire us to do a second project. The icing on the cake is getting rehired without having to compete. I would absolutely rehire Montare as a sole source builder to do our next home or major remodel.”

“We interviewed multiple general contractors during the bidding process.  After seeing Montare’s portfolio and meeting the team we selected Rick which was the best decision we could have made.  Rick and Jim have an amazing ability to foresee potential complications way before they become issues and correcting them the first time.  Our dream home was completed on time and under budget.  I would and have recommended Montare Builders to anybody looking to build a prestigious  custom home.”
“We chose Rick Larson and his team of builders on the recommendation from a good friend of ours. After seeing his portfolio of work and dedication to detail, he completed our award winning house on time and under budget. Since the completion of our home we have in turn recommended him to numerous other friends and family members. We could not have made a better choice in a general contractor.”
My wife and I contracted with Montare Builders to construct our house in 2009 after moving to Castle Pines from Dallas. We interviewed a number of builders and determined that Rick Larson represented everything we were looking for in the person we were going to trust with the construction of our dream home. During the building process Rick was not only our partner, but the person we could always rely on to make things happen. At almost every meeting he provided multiple contractors, samples and pricing for items such as flooring, windows, tile, etc. These items were critical to the success of the project. In addition Rick also provided support with the negotiations on both price and schedule. As we continued to make changes during the process there was always a “can do” attitude from both Rick and his entire construction team. The results were spectacular. The 12,500 Square foot home was completed right on schedule and under budget. My wife and I were totally thrilled with the results and consider Rick one of our closest friends in this new community we now call “home”.

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