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.
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:
Winner of the 2018 Parade of Homes 1.7 Million - 1.9 Million
Business & Construction Consultant
A founder and former principal of Comito Building and Design, Claude is a second-generation homebuilder who has owned and managed a Colorado Springs custom home building company since 1983. He is an expert in all facets of residential construction and land development. Specializing in exclusive Colorado Springs luxury homes, Claude has established a reputation for creativity, innovation and superbly crafted homes. Claude currently acts as a consultant to the entire team at Comito Building and Design and is still active in all aspects of the design and construction process, from initial site acquisition to the final walk through.
Lead Project Manager
Ian Binkley is the lead field project manager with Comito Building and Design. Ian has been in construction since 1988 and in project management since 2000. Ian fosters a quality atmosphere on the job site and conducts the myriad of building activities with a steady, can-do attitude and an eye for excellence. He has the experience with building custom homes that provides clients with the assurance that no detail is overlooked.
Kirsten fills the role of Client Coordinator- she guides our clients through their interior & exterior selections process with an informed, budget conscious and collaborative approach. Her detail oriented and attentive nature pays huge dividends to Comito Building and Design and its valued clients.
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.