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30 Years of Experience in Quality Craftsmanship
By Stacy Strayer / Photos by Carter Photographics

When you think of custom homes and carpentry, Millworks Construction Services should immediately come to mind. Their solid reputation for quality craftsmanship has been expanding throughout the county – so much so that when it comes down to a request by a homeowner for something custom, you can bet that they’ve done it at least once before.

“After doing so many, we can say ‘this works, or that doesn’t work,’ so it saves time and money for all involved,” explains Chuck Miller, co-owner of Millworks Construction Services. “Lately, the most highly requested specialty projects from homeowners has been for stairs and rails, fireplace facades, bunk rooms and wine chambers. People love adding their personal touches on these highly-visible elements within their homes, and we enjoy it as much as they do!”

But this kind of experience doesn’t just happen overnight. Miller, along with co-owner Billy Smith, have clocked 30 years a piece in the construction business! “We’re professionally trained – we didn’t just move here and decide to become builders-slash-carpenters,” says Miller. “College educated and formal internships to start, followed by years of construction experience in Maryland and Minnesota, before making Colorado our home base.”

Though they specialize in classic mountain homes with a contemporary flair, Miller is quick to point out that they have the ability to build anything a buyer desires. “Whether it’s rustic or elegant, a small cabin or a large custom home, in any style that suits them – log, timber frame, conventional frame – or a customized remodel, we’ve done it all,” he states, pointing to various portfolio photos. “We even offer interior design services and furniture packages to fully complement our homeowners’ experience.”

Noteworthy Enhancements
Always striving in their paths as craftsmen, nothing electrifies them more than creating a high level of finish, and the bunk room they just completed for a client was a testament to their innovative style. “The bunks were completely built-in, with drawers under the bunks and more drawers under the steps,” he says. “And no ladder – we had steps leading to the top bunk – so it turned out above everyone’s expectations.”

With custom stairs and rails, there are so many options for materials that almost any design can be implemented. “Especially with the railing, you determine if you’re mixing metal with wood, or if it’s a fabrication of all metal, or wire – the possibilities are endless,” he adds. “For instance, we recently remodeled a boat house in Grand Lake, where we designed a rail system per the owner’s vision. It was a log rail using real crazy, twisted steel pickets – and the homeowners loved it.”

An Unusual Recent Project
Installing a natural rock mantle that measured out at nine feet and weighed nearly half a ton! “We had to use block and tackle just to get it into the house, and then we mechanically moved it up the stairs – it had to be 900 pounds – and at 18 inches deep and 6 inches thick, it was logistically quite the project,” he explains. “But it’s one of my favorite fireplaces to date!”

If your dream home is just that – a dream – why not contact Millworks to help awaken your vision into reality?

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