Senergy Builders, LLC
518 28 Road Suite A-202
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Senergy Builders is profiling Gus Reeves. As the company’s superintendent Gus is the eyes and ears in the field and has never found a problem that can’t be solved or a task too big to tackle. Gus desires to make the customer and himself proud by delivering a product that exceeds customer’s expectations. He is proud to say “our product will amaze you.” Senergy Builders builds a variety of homes from single family to townhomes in Brookwillow, KC Farms and River Trail subdivisions. New subdivisions will be coming on line soon.
Where did you grow up?
My dad was in the Army so I moved a lot, ended up in Moab, Utah for a period of time and made Grand Junction my home a little over 20 years ago with my wife Brandy and two of my four children. My other two children are grown and live in Las Vegas.
How did you get started in the building industry?
I started out making cabinets moved into drywall before becoming a superintendent.
How has the industry changed since you got started?
It has gone from boom to bust back to moderation. The technologies have changed as well as the building processes allowing us to build better and smarter.
What should consumers look for in a new home? What kind of questions should consumers ask a builder before they sign a contract?
Who is the builder, what is their reputation, do they honor what they say they will do, what are their building processes?
What kind of questions should consumers ask a builder before they sign a contract?
Have you got customers I can talk with for a reference?
Is there a particular style of home that you consider your specialty or prefer to build?
We have just moved into a new subdivision, River Trail, that has not only our standard feature of building an Energy Star home but these homes also have solar and smart home technologies. Working on this project makes me truly realize how bad building processes were 20 year ago.
What is the most unusual feature you’ve put in a home?
Most recently would have to be the addition of solar. We are working with Atlasta Solar on these installations and it is a whole new process for me. Very exciting.
What do you enjoy when you’re not working?
Karate (I am a black belt), 4 wheeling, camping and fishing.
My wife Brandy and four children, two sons and two daughters.
What do you enjoy about living in western Colorado?
Mountains, fishing, in general the outdoor life.
What do you see as up-and-coming trends in the building industry?
I think all homes will be built to consume less energy, both in products used in the construction phase and the homes long-term consumption. We will continue to see improvements in products and processes used to build a home.
How is a brand-new home safer or more comfortable than a 20 or 30-year old home?
Safety is enhanced as the building codes have improved and inspection to insure the codes are being met have improved. Safety features such as smoke detectors and CO2 detectors are huge over a home 20-30 years old. Homes are more comfortable with an improvement in insulation, heat and cooling systems, tank-less water systems more efficient windows. Overall, homes today are just more efficient. We build to nothing but Energy Star and Energywise Consultants does our inspections to insure our homes meet these standards. Our homes without solar run in the 50-60 HERS ratings and the home just completed with solar was at 32 HERS. This means a huge savings to the homeowner in the cost of utilities and consumption of utilities.
Looking for a builder? Call the HBA of Northwestern Colorado at (970) 245-0253 or visit http://www.hbanwco.com