Our Guys Can Handle It

Our teammates are masters of their craft. In the world of high-end new builds and remodels, that’s not a bad place to start. We‘re particular about things like detailed project management and assembling the right team, as well as offering a breadth of services to tackle any job, large or small. As seasoned Colorado contractors, we’re accustomed to working with prototypical construction projects, with city officials, and navigating tricky permitting processes with multiple municipalities. And don’t forget the weather factor. We’ve seen it all. We’ve been building here for almost 30 years.

Let’s build something memorable.

Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

Partner

After a successful banking career, Kevin was presented with an opportunity to join his brother in the booming Colorado construction business, and the rest is history. With a career spanning more than 40 years, he has received several industry awards for historic renovation, home additions and new custom homes. Kevin serves as a project manager on various builds, and is also responsible for the financial administration of the company. A Denver native, Kevin can’t get enough of his hometown Broncos, and also boasts a mean green thumb in his garden at home.

William (Rusty) Conway

William (Rusty) Conway

Partner

Rusty has been fascinated with construction since he was a kid, growing up in Boulder. As new homes went up around him, he and his friends would sneak onto job sites to climb on foundation walls and examine how it was all put together. After college and exploring a music career, Rusty went back to his first love and landed a job as a construction laborer. That first break led to his next job as a trim carpenter, for the company that is now Cadre. As a partner in the firm, he brings more than 23 years (and counting) of hands-on experience to every job both in the field and in the corporate office. When not on a construction site, he can be found on his road bike, skiing Mary Jane or sampling whiskey at a favorite local distillery.

Mark Drexel

Mark Drexel

Partner

Mark was born into the construction business, literally. His Dad was a surveyor in Boulder County, where he grew up. He followed those footsteps into multiple positions with local general contractors over the past 30 years, landing at Cadre in 2000 as a site superintendent. Now, Mark spends the majority of his time spearheading Cadre’s most complicated and challenging projects. His unrivaled gift of 3D visualization coupled with his vast knowledge of both building materials and systems allow him to deliver Cadre’s most spectacular builds. Outside of the office, Mark will likely be exploring his passion for American muscle cars—especially Mustangs.

How We Work

Every project is entirely unique, so our team brings creative problem solving and planning to every stage of the process. Our systems are designed to root out potential construction issues before we lift the first hammer.

The Front End

Over the years, we have developed a process that works. We marry your aspirations with your real life house, budget and schedule. By engaging us in the early pre-construction phase, you will get the most out of our relationship, including:

  • Defining strong alignment between you, your architect and our building teams
  • Accurate cost and schedule projections
  • Consulting on constructability and permitting at every phase

The Shell

With all styles of architecture, from contemporary to traditional, the beauty is in the details. There’s joy in great spaces that inspire as well as serve your practical needs. Understanding your goals and needs from the start allows us to begin preliminary design concepts for your review. As we bring your project to life, we strive to collaborate on design drafts from your architect, develop project plans and schedule construction reviews that maintain our team’s direction toward your end goals. As design development is completed, we will competitively shop construction drawings with local tradesman, clarify specifications, selections, and methods. This collection of documents is comprehensive, providing the construction roadmap for building your new home.

The Core

Whether you have your own architect or Cadre is assisting you in choosing an architect or designer, we listen carefully to your goals in estimating costs, time, and aesthetic for your construction process, so as builders we are efficient and timely. We like to work closely with architects and designers during construction as well, ensuring design integrity and detailed problem solving. The Project Superintendent provides onsite quality performance and safety control from subcontractors, carpenters and laborers. Builder’s daily logs provided by the superintendent during construction are also an essential tool for cost tracking, coordinating purchases, documenting changes as well as tracking design team questions and responses. Frequent communication via email to clarify selections, as well as collaborative document sharing on Box, and shared notebooks in OneNote are all tools that Cadre implements to organize your construction project. Enduring design, creative vision, construction expertise and an extensive network culminate our personal promise to plan, design and build your dream home.

Finishes

We use only the finest local craftsmen and subcontractors, providing them with clear contractual agreements, and daily on-site supervision. Finally, the detailed craftsmanship of our field staff is supported by clear operating procedures, comprehensive accounting, and the application of sound business practices at every level of the company. Cadre’s cumulative decades of hands-on construction experience ensures that best practices are used for the particularities of your project. Whether it be a trim package that benefits from dominoed/biscuited joinery for stability, a complicated bleaching process to ensure color consistency in a naturally finished paneled ceiling, or the order in which the tile mason will install the stone, floors and walls in your master bathroom are all decisions that benefit from our practical experience in some of Denver’s finest homes.

Move In

Cadre is here for you long after your project is complete. At project completion, every Cadre client receives a detailed warranty and service manual, along with ongoing support from your project manager. We prefer that no matter what the issue is that surfaces, Cadre will be your first point of contact to solve whatever problem may arise.

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