The many faces of Stapleton - Steve Phua and family

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The Stapleton community is among Denver’s most dynamic and vibrant—filled with passionate people who believe in strong community involvement and improving the world around them. Stapleton is home to an eclectic mix of growing families, young professionals, empty nesters and numerous stand-out community leaders who are making positive change throughout Denver, the region and the world. One such family are the Phua’s… Steve and Brittney Phua are what you might call “do-gooders”—those special people who have dedicated their lives to being the change they want to see to the world. In his role as president and CEO of Wonderland Homes, Steve Phua has been building homes in Stapleton since the community came to life, and moved to the neighborhood in 2005 with his wife Brittney. Together, they are committed to giving back to their community and have inspired others to get involved along the way.

“I love when my 8 year-old daughter is in the car with me and she starts pointing out all the houses that daddy built,” said Steve Phua. “It’s one of the greatest memories I will have, and it’s one of the reasons I am proud to call Stapleton home.”

Wonderland Homes is celebrating its 50th year in business and was among the first builders in Stapleton more than 13 years ago—but with Steve at the helm—they do much more than just build brick and mortar homes. Steve is on the Board of Directors for the IN! Foundation, which works towards inclusionary college education for people with intellectual disabilities and Home-Aid Colorado. In 2010 Wonderland teamed up with HomeAid and the Volunteers of America, and constructed and donated a home in Mayfair to provide transitional housing to homeless female veterans and their children.

“Many people have dreamed about someday owning a company, and for me part of that dream was to surround myself with talented individuals who dare to be elite, are always looking for ways to improve, who genuinely care about the dreams we create,” says Steve.

That method has worked. In 2013, Wonderland was recognized as the third fastest growing privately held company in Denver...Read the story

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