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Meet our team:

We are a family owned and run design-build Company

Lee and Deborah Lambert:

Married 34 years, raised seven children, and trained them all in the building industry.

Lee :

Lee is a 2nd Generation Master Carpenter; he started working with his father at a very early age. He now has over 45 year's hands on experience. He got his Electrical Licenses at age 15 and was one of the youngest journeymen in The Carpenter Union at 17 years old.

Lee designed and built his 1st home when he was 18 years old.

Over the years he has earned his Engineering Degree.

He is experience in residential conventional style construction, but specialized in log and big timbers, and has done commercial buildings and bridges.

He's a certified plans examiner for FHA/VA and is a Licensed General Contractor

Deborah :

Deborah's early training was as an interior designer.

She has 30 years hands on experience. As demand for her architectural design ideas increased she got her Architectural degree. Deborah has worked hard to receive special training in design, using log and big timbers, and continues her education to be able to give her homes the style, quality, and craftsmanship they deserve. She now sets on a board of the Historical Preservation Society.

Hannah Lambert:

Hannah is 3rd Generation Master Carpenter; she started following her Dad around as soon as she could hold a hammer. She's had a year of training in Architectural Design, which she put to practical use in work as a Timber Wright working 4 years learning the craft as well as becoming a Master Log handcrafter. She's spent 4 years as construction foreman on several custom home projects. She now works for Cottonwood-Design as their Project manager overseeing the day-to-day work on their projects.

Abigail Lambert:

No company can run efficiently and smoothly without a good office manager. This is Abigail; with extensive knowledge of the building industry she has directed her talents to handling the immense amount of paper work and bookwork it takes to build a home. Scheduling, Contracts and financial information has to be tracked and copied so the whole job runs without any problems. Appointments with Sub-contractors, the homeowners, and information that is needed by the sub-trades, banks and title companies is as important as the actual building it's self. This is where she excels.


Construction management is different from a general contract or a cost plus contract. With construction Management you are in control. We generate a budget to help you obtain your construction loan.

All insurance and permits are obtained from the proper agencies and all codes met.

We obtain several bids on every phase of the building project. They are then presented to you and together we will go over them and help you decide which one is the best for you. We schedule all work and inspect it to make sure it is done in a timely professional manner and is the quality and craftsmanship you deserve.

We work with you on the interior design to be sure it reflects your taste, lifestyle, and budget. You are in control at all times knowing exactly what everything costs. We do this for a flat rate, which results in a substantial savings to you.

Ezra, handcrafting a beam
of Tomahawk Timberframe
Brighton, Co.


Hannah - timberwright and superintendant on building sites

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