Back in 2006 my husband and I purchased a building lot in Breckenridge, Colorado. At the time we noticed a Canaan Company sign on the home that was being built next door. After getting several bids we eventually hired John Bridges to construct our beautiful log truss home. The entire process of building our luxury home was nothing short of exciting and seamless. John built our home from start to finish in less than 9 months which was ½ the average building time for a home in Breckenridge. In 2011 we purchased a building lot and in June of 2012 we hired Canaan Company to complete our family home here in Colorado Springs. John allowed us to be a part of the building process, he listens to our ideas and collectively with his experience and our vision we have been able to build two beautifully constructed homes using Canaan Company. While I joke about never moving again, I would not hesitate to build again with John.
John rebuilt our house lost to the Waldo Canyon fire, and in turn helped our family to rebuild our lives. Having lost our home, we were not your typical homebuilding clients — we found ourselves essentially building a house against our will — and we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have chosen Canaan Company as our builder and partner. John’s expertise was evident starting early in the process as he helped to develop a vision for our new home, and helped us to appreciate the possibilities and understand our priorities. During the building process, John brought a unique combination of skills honed through years of experience and a “hands-on” style, and we were impressed with his top-notch network of subcontractors and the quality of workmanship. John stayed on top of the building process diligently to make sure work was completed on schedule and to his exacting standards. Throughout the process, he provided timely and honest feedback and ensured that progress and issues were communicated to us. Our house was built on time and on budget, and our family could not be happier with the end result. If you are building a new home, you cannot find a more knowledgeable and capable builder than Canaan Company.
Following the loss of our home in the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, we interviewed numerous builders after deciding to rebuild. John came highly recommended from a friend who helped us redo our kitchen several years before the fire. After meeting with John, we knew he was the one. We brainstormed ideas, drew and re-drew plans, and finally broke ground in November of 2012. Our house was on budget and finished 2 weeks ahead of schedule. We appreciated the fact that John was at our site almost daily – a neighbor who also rebuilt joked that he talked more to John than he did his own builder! John was there as we dealt with the insurance process and other issues related to going through a catastrophic loss. We will always be grateful for his patience as we worked through the process of putting our lives back together which culminated in a move into a beautiful new home. We love it and we especially love the many compliments we get as we share our new home with the many people who supported us after the fire.
My home building experience working with John Bridges was outstanding and satisfying. I highly recommend him. His expertise and patience made the entire process smooth and efficient. He gave an accurate time for completion and remains available for any other concerns that arise. John helped keep me within budget and would offer other options when necessary. I love my house and thank John for making this a wonderful experience.
From the very beginning of the design process to the completion of our new Canaan Custom Home, working with John has been a delight. We attribute this to the experience, care, and attention to detail that John brings to the process. Finally, we have a new friend as a result of meeting and working with John over these past months. He is a man of character and commitment. He actually does turn the dream into reality.
John brings a unique blend of talents to the process of designing and building a Custom Home. He was able to see our dream when it was not always visible to us. His vision of our dream complimented by his design skills and construction knowledge combined to the home we wanted, both quality and design. When we struggled to find cabinetry to fit a specific location, John custom-made them himself to assure they met our desires.
John’s an extremely honest, up-front, flexible, hands-on builder, who builds a quality house. We started from scratch, designing our house from an initial sketch, which John has turned into a home that fits our needs precisely. When one of the subs told us ‘it can’t be done’, John found a way.
John Bridges was the clear choice among five separate builders we interviewed. He worked with us from the initial architectural drawings and the necessary alterations in them to meet our limited budget. John worked extremely well with our architect and drafts-person, and his ability to see the completed project during the planning phases was incredibly astute.
We met with three builders and chose John because of his sincerity, honesty, and very personal approach to our needs. He was thorough and organized during the contract phase, so we knew, up front, the costs we agreed to and the ramification of changes. Probably the strongest endorsement we could have given John was our repeat business. John oversaw a project that was extensive and the end product is one, which we are very proud.
John built the home of our dreams in the Wet Mountain Valley last year. This was our first experience with building a truly custom home and we were excited and a bit nervous about the undertaking. John consistently exceeded our expectations with respect to his creativity, his attention to detail and quality standards, and his ability to keep the job on schedule. We love our new home and would not hesitate to recommend Canaan Company to anyone interested in designing and building their dream home.