At Comito Design | Build

We Build Legacies with Heart.

We don't just love what we build - we love building it.

Our Comito Design | Build process is based in love, and we create bespoke havens that represent the physical manifestation of what is most important to each of our customers – a representation of their legacy and to their specifications.

For over four decades, we’ve transformed our clients grand visions and dreams into Colorado Springs’ most exquisite custom homes. Each existing in perfect harmony with its surroundings, fine-tuned to the buyer’s unique personality and lifestyle—all within a predetermined budget.

Over the years Comito Design | Build has been honored with over 42 MAME Awards: the Housing and Building Associations' industry awards for product excellence, including:

Best Architectural Design
Best Interior Design
Best New Home
Best Landscaping
Best Charitable Project

Winner of the 2018 Parade of Homes 1.7 Million - 1.9 Million

Best Master Suite
Best Interior Design
Best Architectural Exterior
Best Outdoor Living
Best Overall Home
4 Time Grand Award Winner- the industry’s top honor
4 Time People’s Choice Award Winner
2002 National Pacesetter Award from Custom Home Magazine

Other Accolades

Nate Banet

Managing Partner

Since moving to Colorado Springs in 2005, Nate has specialized in helping clients find their dream home, in both the traditional real estate market and in new custom homes. As a managing partner of Comito Design | Build, he plays a crucial role in guiding clients through the entire process of building their dream home; from initial site visit, through design and budget, to final completion. Nate’s hands on approach with the field team and emphasis on open lines of communication with clients ensures Comito’s exquisite workmanship and client experience is delivered.

Lauren Comito-Perrault

Managing Partner

Lauren’s background as a third-generation homebuilder provides unique insights and expertise that are invaluable as a managing partner of Comito Design | Build. Lauren focuses on business operations and financials, while still being highly involved in the daily processes to ensure the quality product and exceptional client experience that Comito has been recognized for since 1983. Her long-time experience with Comito is a tremendous value in leading clients through the entire design-build process.

Riley Maroon

Construction Coordinator

Riley has been in the construction industry since 2006 and has been with Comito Design I Build since 2017. He is responsible for the coordination and communication of all construction related specifications and details between the office and the field team. His involvement starts in the design and pre-construction phase, ensuring that plan details, engineering specifications and subcontractor bids are all aligned. His extensive experience and attention to detail lays the foundation for a clear and efficient construction process. Riley is a valuable asset to the Comito Design I Build team – he takes great pride in our product and process and is excellent with client relationships.

Nate Banet

Managing Partner

Since moving to Colorado Springs in 2005, Nate has specialized in helping clients find their dream home, in both the traditional real estate market and in new custom homes. As a managing partner of Comito Design | Build, he plays a crucial role in guiding clients through the entire process of building their dream home; from initial site visit, through design and budget, to final completion. Nate’s hands on approach with the field team and emphasis on open lines of communication with clients ensures Comito’s exquisite workmanship and client experience is delivered.

Lauren Comito-Perrault

Managing Partner

Lauren’s background as a third-generation homebuilder provides unique insights and expertise that are invaluable as a managing partner of Comito Design | Build. Lauren focuses on business operations and financials, while still being highly involved in the daily processes to ensure the quality product and exceptional client experience that Comito has been recognized for since 1983. Her long-time experience with Comito is a tremendous value in leading clients through the entire design-build process.

Riley Maroon

Construction Coordinator

Riley has been in the construction industry since 2006 and has been with Comito Design I Build since 2017. He is responsible for the coordination and communication of all construction related specifications and details between the office and the field team. His involvement starts in the design and pre-construction phase, ensuring that plan details, engineering specifications and subcontractor bids are all aligned. His extensive experience and attention to detail lays the foundation for a clear and efficient construction process. Riley is a valuable asset to the Comito Design I Build team – he takes great pride in our product and process and is excellent with client relationships.

Claude Comito

Business & Construction Consultant

As founder and former principal of Comito Design | Build, Claude is a second-generation homebuilder and an expert in all facets of residential construction and land development. Claude has an established reputation for creativity, innovation and superbly crafted homes throughout the Pikes Peak Region. Now in a consultant role, his continued involvement in all aspects of design and construction demonstrates his ongoing passion for the business, industry and the Comito Design I Build team.

Kirsten Hillstrom

Client Coordinator
 

Kirsten plays a pivotal role at Comito Design I Build by guiding our clients through all the selection and design related details of their new home. Collaborating closely with an interior designer and the field team, she ensures that the client’s visions are translated into reality. Her innovative, organized and budget conscious approach, coupled with a keen attention to detail, makes her an invaluable asset to the Comito team.

Mark Andrews

Project Manager
 

Mark has been with Comito Design I Build since 2021- as a project manager his role serves as the backbone of our construction process, responsible for overseeing and managing all construction details with our trades and subcontractors. His role is essential for the successful and timely completion of homes, ensuring that every aspect of the project aligns with Comito standards and our client’s vision. He works closely with our Construction Coordinator and Client Coordinator in a truly collaborative approach ensuring every detail is brought to life. His expertise, attention to detail and hands on management are crucial elements of Comito Design I Build’s commitment to excellence.

Marlon Johnson

Project Manager

Marlon brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as a project manager at Comito Design I Build. With over two decades of experience in construction, Marlon has honed his skills and knowledge in the industry. Since joining Comito Design I Build in 2021, he has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a dedication to fostering a quality atmosphere on the job site. Marlon’s detailed oriented nature and steady can-do attitude is invaluable in managing and coordinating all the details of our clients dream homes.

Joelle
Maliepaard

Office Manager

Joelle’s multifaceted role is fundamental to the efficient functioning of Comito Design I Build. Her organization and attention to detail keeps the team running smoothly allowing other team members to focus on their responsibilities – this includes administrative duties, bookkeeping and team logistics. She works closely with our trades for timely and accurate monthly invoicing which not only contributes to the company’s financial stability but also leads to organized billing for our clients, fostering transparency and trust. Her exceptional follow-through with our past clients on warranty work truly reflects our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: To an untrained eye, it is difficult to see what challenges or opportunities may be present with a building site. Teaming up with a design-build team will make a substantial difference, assuming you are working with people with a great deal of experience. As a builder and developer in this community since 1983, we can do an evaluation of your site or a site you are considering and guide you as to the questions to ask, the tests and evaluations to have done and what kind of home design would work best for that particular site. It is so important and crucial to design a home to fit a lot, instead of vice versa.

A: An important first step is to talk with a bank or lending professional to see what you qualify for, or what you are comfortable spending. Size is one factor but quality and finishes are equally important. It is important to talk with them to get a preliminary idea, then meet with us to discuss your budget and house requirements. At that point we can advise you on what is feasible based on averages of size and type of home you envision.

A: First off, think global. What area? What price range? Are the two compatible and realistic? What size home? The best approach is to set up an informational meeting or phone conversation with us, talk to us about your overall wants and needs and we will give you our candid opinion. In this meeting or conversation we can tell you if your wants and needs are realistic with your budget and we can help you look at different lot options. We can then outline all the steps from there.

A: “Green” is the new buzzword for the building industry. There are so many technologies available today it is difficult to understand what makes sense and what does not. While we have experience and the ability to build with most of the green technologies, we also take a value-added, cost/benefit approach with our clients. We can help you sort through what technologies truly have a payback that makes sense, what technologies will make your home more comfortable and what technologies just don’t make sense yet. The majority of our homes are what we call “high-performance homes” meaning that they are energy efficient, comfortable and cost efficient. Remember, we are true custom builders; what you would like to incorporate into your home is your decision. We will act as a sounding board and reference to guide you through those decisions.

A: While we have a stronger presence in some communities, we have the ability and desire to build anywhere throughout the Pikes Peak Region.

A: Although we are custom builders and each house we design and build is unique, we do have a database of plans that we have built over the last 32 years. Many of our clients like to use these as a starting point. By starting with a plan that has been built or designed before there are some cost efficiencies from a design standpoint, and experience from a construction standpoint. We would be happy to share these with you and help you determine if any of them would work for your wants, needs and building site. You can see some images of our past designs here on our website.

A: Price per square foot is not an accurate predictor of pricing for custom homes. The homes we build are truly custom, each plan is unique, each building site has its own site conditions and each home has a different level of finish. Our price per square foot can range anywhere from $150 per square foot to over $500. The best way to figure out general price ranges is to sit down and talk with us, we pride ourselves on honest advice and opinions, we can discuss ranges based on averages and the size and style of the home you are envisioning.

A: There are many available lots around the Colorado Springs area, but they are not necessarily quality building sites. When looking at lots it is crucial to have good guidance and advice. An honest, professional builder can guide you with questions related to topography, soils conditions, utilities, and site costs. We have several communities in which we have lots available and we stay up to date on other land opportunities throughout the region. Give us a call – we would be happy to arrange a personal tour.