Skycastle has unequaled expertise in building green custom homes in Boulder. We understand all the rules and have strong, positive relationships with Building Department officials. We've used many of the same consultants and engineers for over a decade and have developed a team with thorough experience in meeting local conditions and codes. Skycastle treats its subcontractors and vendors fairly and has an excellent reputation in the building community, which means that you get great prices and the best quality work from your entire construction team. Lastly, we have developed a process for working with our clients (many of whom are not local during the design and construction process) that makes the sometimes daunting and uncertain process of building a custom project as predictable, safe, transparent and enjoyable as possible.
It was a great experience. In fact, if we were to build a new house, we would definitely choose Rodwin Architecture + Skycastle Construction again for at least 3 reasons. First, Scott Rodwin worked tirelessly to dial in the design of our house while being mindful of costs and budgets. Second, his design/build team complemented his strengths, they were responsive, and were a pleasure to deal with. Third, the result was brilliant.
— Doug and Toni Shaller
"What is the advantage of design/build?"
With our design arm Rodwin Architecture we create a seamless team process. Design/build can save on time and cost, and carry through the architectural design with the highest degree of integrity. You get a design that from start to finish is in alignment with your budget. Lastly, you get single-point responsibility from Skycastle for the entire process and final results.
"How long does the process take?"
Overall the design, engineering, bid and permitting process usually takes 6-10 months, and construction of an average sized new home takes about 12-14 months.
"How does the contract work and how much do you charge?"
If we are providing architectural services for you, we begin just with an architectural contract. After several months of “auditioning” us, we’ll present you with a construction contract for your consideration. We use a Fixed Fee (Hard Bid) contract for new ground-up construction and a "Cost+" contract for remodels and additions. We're happy to provide you with a sample contract for your review during the interview process.
"How am I assured of getting a good price for the project?"
We are competitively priced compared to local builders of equal quality and consider our prices to be right in the middle of the market. Where we really deliver value to you is that we work unusually hard to get the most competitive bids from our subcontractors and material vendors. With both the Cost+ and the Fixed Fee contracts we present the numbers to you transparently so you can see that you’re getting a good deal.
"How am I assured of getting the best quality?"
Visit our prior projects and talk to our past clients. We build our houses to an extremely high level of quality, and specialize in creating some of the most energy-efficient and durable homes anywhere. Lastly, all our projects come with an unusually comprehensive warranty.
"What's the first step?"
Call or email our President Scott Rodwin to set up your complimentary interview today!