“We feel extremely honored to have built a variety of unique homes for people in our area,” said Steve Spanjer, the company’s president. “It’s a source of pride to see that even second and third owners of a ‘Spanjer Home’ still treasure the level of craftsmanship and detail we worked hard to incorporate into homes we built five, 10 and 20 or more years ago. That, and the many friendships we’ve made have been the best achievements we could have asked for over the last 35 years.”
Spanjer credits the company’s longevity, in part, to an ongoing commitment to improve business procedures and internal operations through participation in industry alliances and professional organizations. One such group, the National Association of Home Builders “Builder 20 Club” has met twice yearly for the last 17 years to trade business strategy among similarly sized custom home companies. “Barb and Steve’s determination and focus to continually improve their business and better serve their clients through trust and integrity inspires me over and over again,” said Builder 20 Club member Doug Ford, president of DD Ford Construction in Santa Barbara. Adds Paul Magleby, president of Magleby Construction in Pleasant Grove, UT, “I attribute a large share of our company’s own success to the example, integrity and expertise the Spanjers have demonstrated, which we have emulated through our association with them.”
Earlier this year, the company celebrated two other significant milestones: honoring construction manager and one of Northern Colorado HBA 2012 Vice Presidents Tara Buckner for her 20 years of valuable service, as well as marking the 10th year in the company’s current South College location.
Spanjer Homes completes a select few fully custom homes each year, while also pursuing special multifamily or pocket developments to suit other market segments in the region. In 2003, Spanjer Homes successfully redeveloped a section of Bennett Road west of CSU into 16 authentic Craftsmen-style reproduction bungalow homes, and in 2013 completed a line of accessible homes in Sunstone West, which was recognized by the City of Fort Collins with the Practical Housing for All© Certification. Most recently, Spanjer Homes has been invited to participate as a preferred builder in the desirable Timnath development of WildWing.
Spanjer Homes, an NAHB Certified Green Professional builder, was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s 2010 Torch Award for Business Ethics, was a Bill Daniels Business Ethics Award Finalist in 2013, and is the only regional builder to have been named “Builder of the Year” two times by the Home Builders Association of Northern Colorado, in 1993 and in 2011.