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Board Leadership

Chair:  Jeff Stone, Artisan Shop, 970-613-0345

Vice-Chair:  Jim Fitzmorris, JR Engineering, LLC, 303-740-9393

Treasurer:  Todd Merrifield, Chase, 303-244-3283

Secretary:  Cheryl Candelaria, Vectra Bank of Colorado, 720-947-8066

Flatirons Building Council serves builders and associates that operate in the Flatirons Area (Boulder & Broomfield counties).  By joining the FBC you can stay abreast of homebuilding activities and issues in the dynamic Flatirons market area.  -Jeff Whiton, HBA of Metro Denver CEO

Flatirons Building Council Info

Meeting times

The Flatirons Building Council Board meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the upstairs conference room at Alfalfa's Market 785 E South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO.

About the Flatirons Building Council

The Flatirons Building Council represents HBA members and the industry in the northwestern quadrant of the Denver metro area. This council offers a great opportunity to develop contacts and relationships with homebuilders, suppliers and subcontractors who work in Boulder and Broomfield counties, as well as nearby areas. 

Membership requirement

Current HBA member in good standing

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Events produced

Flatirons Tour of Homes

General membership meetings

Annual membership meeting

Builder panel discussions

After-hours events

Upcoming and Recent Events

Don't miss the 2017 Flatirons Tour of Homes!

The ever-popular Flatirons Tour of Homes, brought to you by the Flatirons Building Council of the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver, will feature new and remodeled homes from the finest builders in Boulder and Broomfield counties as well as the North Metro region. The thousands of potential home buyers expected to attend will not only be dreaming about which home to buy, but how to furnish, decorate, remodel, landscape and secure their dream come true.

Don’t miss out!  For information on entering a home, click here.  For information on advertising in the Flatirons Tour of Homes keepsake magazine, click here.

Flatirons Building Council features a panel discussion of big builder verses small

The Flatirons Building Council (FBC) of the Home Builders Association of Denver (HBA), hosted a robust panel discussion with both small private builders and large public builders. Mike Rinner, senior vice president of Meyers Research, LLC, moderated the conversation from the various builder perspectives to over 100 builders and associate members last week. The information was well received by attendees who gained insight as to the pros and cons of being a big builder verses small, and the benefits and challenges that each experience.

The esteemed panel consisted of Dan Nickless, Cal Atlantic Homes; Mark Bailey, Toll Brothers; David Ware, McStain Neighborhoods and Chris Presley, Epic Homes. They spoke on various topics such as... Read More.  View luncheon pictures.

Flatirons Building Council presents an optimistic outlook for the homebuilding industry

Broomfield, Colorado, March 8, 2016 - The Flatirons Building Council (FBC) of the Home Builders Association of Denver (HBA) hosted their 2016 housing market and design trends, as part of their annual kick-off event to nearly 100 builders and associate members last week. The data was presented by Mike Rinner, senior vice president of Meyers Research, LLC, along with Jennifer Williams, managing partner at KGA Studio Architects, PC. The news was well received by attendees who were gaining insight into the future growth and trends for the home building industry in the foreseeable future.

According to Rinner, there are three significant messages that were delivered during the presentation and “takeaways” for the audience:

  • The local housing industry has tremendous growth potential. Denver-Boulder population growth will create 25,500 new households per year through 2020. Single family homebuilders will need to step up the pace of new home construction by 60% from 2015 levels (an increase of 6,200 homes per year) to keep up with demand, even if multifamily construction continues at the current pace.
  • Don’t give up on Millennials. 80% of those age 18-34 now say that homeownership is part of their “American dream,” up from just 65% in 2011.
  • Choose a market segment or niche and study it carefully. Facing challenges including rising costs and home affordability, builders need a deep understanding of their buyers in order to successfully implement even the most carefully crafted strategic plans.

In addition to the market overview, Williams shared information on topics related to home design for specific audiences, which included millennials, active adult/55+, whole house remodel, and the resurgence of custom spec homes in the market. “Being able to share with FBC members how market trends are influencing architectural design is a huge advantage for those members. I think the biggest comment that most were surprised to hear was that the custom spec market has returned, and that banks are lending again on these types of projects. This is very positive news for our industry.” states Williams.

Cindy Bell, 2016 Chair of the FBC had this to add, “We were excited at the response and enthusiasm we received from attendees about this program. It’s important to keep our membership well informed about the market conditions and trends, as it relates to product needs for specific buyer profiles that will impact the housing industry. We look forward to providing these types of quality programs in the future.” 

To download a PDF of the Meyers Research presentation by Mike Rinner, click on this link!

To download a PDF of the KGA Studio Architects presentation by Jennifer Williams, click on this link!