Jeff & Allan

Jeff & Allan Fazendin
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Jeff and Allan brought their Midwest values from Minnesota to Colorado, where they ultimately decided to build their own dream homes on a 10-acre compound high in the mountains near Montezuma. Jeff attended the University of Minnesota and later teamed with Allan to start Fazendin Brothers. Both came up through the ranks starting as laborers, working their way up to apprentice carpenters and then becoming journeymen carpenters. The custom home building business took root in 1988 and is now the company’s sole focus. Over the years, Jeff and Allan have been involved in the design, construction and sales and marketing of more than 900 homes. Jeff is a former president of the Minnesota Builders Association and has long been a supporter of community endeavors, especially those that support children and autism. Allan is the younger of the two brothers and has honed his skills through more than 40 years of building and selling homes across the West. Allan first established roots in Summit County in the early 1970s, and both have been permanent residents for more than 15 years, building many special homes for a variety of clients.

Business Model & Process
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Fazendin Brothers is one of few builders in Summit County to use a stipulated sum contract as opposed to a cost-plus approach to building. The stipulated sum contract requires us to put fixed costs in place so there are no financial surprises as the house is being built. Our clients regularly compliment the process and appreciate its transparency. There are no hidden numbers as we painstakingly review every budget item and handle all material take-offs in-house. We examine and include all labor costs associated with the home, and then we double check prices and quantities for costly materials such as lumber, roofing,flashing, excavating, foundation, flatwork, insulation, doors and millwork – areas where overages often occur. We examine every subcontractor bid to ensure there are no errors. Once the numbers are put into place in the contract, they do not change. Likewise, we do not leave the oversight of the actual work to someone else. We are our own superintendents on everything we build.