SCD&C’s custom home design and construction services can help make building your dream home a reality while requiring minimum time and effort on your part. We handle everything. From the design and planning stages all the way through completing your custom home project we provide expert, experienced construction services at attractive, cost effective rates! We specialize in custom home building construction projects – start to finish. More than 40 years of continuous operation and home building experience is your assurance that your project will be completed as planned, within budget!
What SCD&C can do for you…
We provide the following building and construction services:
Innovative and energy-efficient new custom design homes from design to completion
General contracting for light commercial work. Licensed for up to five stories
Experienced affiliation with civil and structural engineers
Understanding of the latest in alternative home energy types and their viability in building scenarios
Experience with log, timber frame and SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels)
- Experienced remodeling design and construction
- Replacement siding using incredibly durable James Hardie fiber cement siding products
Professional Biography | Custom Home Builder and Designer, Steve Crook
Steve Crook, owner and founder of SCD&C, started his custom home building career in the 1000 Islands of northern New York. As the son of a summer resort owner, he learned to fix things with available materials (usually recycled) and a minimum of tools. His “formal training” started by watching an old-time carpenter build the resort’s motel and cottages. As well, the various tradesmen working on the project generously put up with a young boy’s persistent questions and desire to help them complete the resort.
At the age of 19 Steve’s first summer construction job was as saw man for a modular home building company. He soon moved up to working with a siding crew, where he learned assembly line production frame and exterior trim work. He became lead man within a few months.
After moving to Colorado in 1973 and trying various jobs, he began as a surveyor with Hutchinson Homes in 1975, a large land developer and home builder. As part of Hutchinson’s Allied Dirt division, he learned the rudiments of survey work and quickly progressed to become party chief of his own survey crew. Among duties performed for Allied Dirt were the following: staking of all utilities, such as water, sewer and gas lines, staking property lines, grade stakes for cuts and fills, staking curb and gutter, staking house foundations and checking foundations for level and square. This experience provided him with a thorough understanding of grading and foundation placement and the ability to interact well with excavation and survey tradesmen.
In 1977, Steve took a year leave from his job and crossed the Atlantic in a small sailboat with three friends. After touring the Mediterranean and crossing back to tour the Caribbean, he returned to his job with a new goal in mind. With world travel behind him he started his first business, Designer Builders in 1979,and for the following ten years built many quality homes as well as completing numerous residential remodeling projects. During this period he was often called upon to conduct home inspections and design interiors and home additions. In 1980, one of Steve’s new homes was featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles magazine.
In 1988 Steve formed American West Homes Ltd with a partner. During the following nine years they built approximately 30 new homes and completed several extensive remodeling projects. American West Homes also built a church and performed framing and interior trim work on a number of multifamily and municipal projects. American West Homes also did their first land development project called Howarth Farms, situated on the corner of Bowles and Belleflower in Littleton, Colorado. During this period, Steve was awarded a coveted Quality Construction Certificate from the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA).
In January, 1998, Steve sold his interest in the company with the specific goal of relocating to the mountains and advancing his career by forming Far Star Inc, a company he operated for 14 years until forming Steve Crook Design and Construction in 2013.
After building two spec homes in the Denver metro area, Steve purchased his present home and office on Hillstone Lane in Evergreen, Colorado. He immediately left for New York State where he designed and build a summer home in the Adirondack Mountains for a long time business associate.
Upon returning to Evergreen in spring, 2001 Steve started the land development process for Hillstone and subsequently completed the first of three homes he designed for the property. Steve continues to design new homes as well as expand the scope of SCD&C which now includes custom woodworking projects, consulting services for homeowners and businesses that need help in organizing, staffing, scheduling and expediting their own construction projects.