Monthly Archives September 2011

McStain partners with Tharp Cabinet Corporation at Curtis Park

Posted by McStainAdmin on September 29, 2011  /  in News  /  Comments off

We are pleased to announce that we have selected Tharp Cabinets as our trade partner at Curtis Park. “The quality, service and attention to detail that Tharp provides made this an easy decision for us,” states David Ware, president of McStain Neighborhoods. “In addition to the outstanding products that Tharp has delivered over the years, we try to seek relationships with like-minded, local, Colorado businesses, similar to our own – which made this partnership the perfect fit.”

“We are very excited about partnering with McStain Neighborhoods at Curtis Park.   Under this partnership, Tharp will be providing custom cabinet packages that are built to fit, in multiple wood species, door styles, and custom finishes.  The goal is to deliver “one off” designs not typically possible with national brand standard increment cabinets or seen at this price point, cites Don Fraley, president of Tharp Cabinet Corporation.   Tharp Cabinet Corporation was founded in 1971 and has grown to be the largest custom cabinet manufacturer in the Front Range.  Tharp Cabinet Corp. specializes in manufacturing custom cabinets for semi-custom to multi-million dollar homes and in designs ranging from contemporary to Old World.  All products are designed, manufactured, and delivered from Tharp’s  80,000 square foot manufacturing complex in Loveland, Colorado.

The homes at Curtis Park should be completed by the spring of 2012. To learn more about the products and services of Tharp Cabinet Corporation, visit


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McStain Neighborhoods continues to lead Colorado builders with the highest Energy Star level.

Posted by McStainAdmin on September 27, 2011  /  in News  /  Comments off

Energy Star Partner LogoToday we’re announcing our continued commitment to build and label our homes to meet the new and more rigorous Version 3 ENERGY STAR requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for 2012.  We have been an industry leader since day one and built over 1,670 new homes that have earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR to date – more than any other Colorado home builder. As a result of our commitment to Energy Star, we are building our homes with upgrades such as Indoor Air PLUS and advanced lighting packages, something that you won’t find in other new homes.

“We’re proud to be making a commitment to continue building ENERGY STAR qualified homes in 2012,” states David Ware, president of McStain Neighborhoods. “By stepping up to the new requirements, we’re going to be offering customers state-of-the-art performance in our homes with a comprehensive package of features that deliver greater value, quality, and comfort than ever before.”

Homes built to the new, more rigorous Version 3 requirements will be at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and will include additional features to give them a performance edge of 20-30% compared to typical new homes and even more when measured against most re-sale homes on the market today.

ENERGY STAR qualified homes that earn the label in 2012 will be built with a comprehensive, building science-based approach that features:

A detailed package of home envelope air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high-performance windows to deliver comfort, durability, and lower utility bills.

  • A high-efficiency heating, cooling, and ventilation system designed and installed for optimal performance.
  • A complete water and moisture management package to protect roofs, walls, and foundations.
  • ENERGY STAR certified lighting and appliances that help reduce monthly utility bills.
  • Third-party verification, with independent inspections and testing by a certified Home Energy Rater.

For more information on the new Version 3 ENERGY STAR program, visit

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Exceeding a Mom’s Expectations – read what a recent homeowner has to say about her homebuying experience.

Posted by McStainAdmin on September 23, 2011  /  in News  /  Comments off

I’m a single mom of three kids and had a lot of expectations for a new home. I wanted a unique and tasteful home that was big enough for my family, but didn’t want to maintain a yard.  And on top of all this, it had to be close to my kids’ school and in my price range; somewhat hard to find in this market!

As it turns out, this townhome, located in Hyland Village was the first – and only – place that I looked at.  The location, quality and attention to detail were all perfect.  I knew it was my home as soon as I walked in the front door.  I’ve lived here for a few months and absolutely LOVE IT!

This is the third new home I’ve bought.  My prior experiences with larger homebuilders were less than stellar.  My experience with buying a McStain home was absolutely effortless!  From the initial showing to the closing, I was SO impressed.  The quality of this townhome is spectacular, and I love the design; it’s comfortable and secure, airy and open – yet cozy all at the same time.  The attention to detail is remarkable and the quality is nothing short of first-rate.

The people who work for McStain Neighborhoods, are also impressive. Pat Murphy the superintendent has been simply wonderful from day 1!  He is responsive, caring, thorough, and has a great sense of humor.  He really cares about what he does, and takes and does a fantastic job.  He is truly an asset to your company!

Thank you, thank you, and thank you for building such a wonderful townhome.  You’ve made this home buyer a very happy one!

 Donna M. Ellinger – McStain homeowner; Hyland Village


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Our Commitment Continues in Boulder County

Posted by McStainAdmin on September 15, 2011  /  in News  /  Comments off

With all of the recent publicity surrounding Boulder County, it’s no wonder it remains one of the most desirable places to live in Colorado. In early August, Boulder was named as the 3rd best place to live in America according to Top 100 Places to Live by RelocateAmerica’s list for 2011.  Not less than a week later, Money Magazine published its 2011 list of “100 best places to live in America,” highlighting Boulder County once again. They looked for places with the optimal combination of job opportunities, fiscal strength, top-notch schools, safe streets, good health care, outdoor activities, and even nice weather.  And if that wasn’t enough, Boulder made the top 25 recession resistant market list a few weeks ago by Forbes Magazine – recognizing Boulder as of one of the best places to buy real estate in the country.

All of this doesn’t really come as a surprise to us at McStain. We’ve been building in Boulder County for decades and will continue our commitment to this area for years to come. Along with our signature Indian Peaks South neighborhood, we are currently in the process of seeking two new development opportunities for both attached and single-family homes through new partnerships within the town of Boulder itself.

Stayed tuned – we’ll post more information as it becomes available. Or you can email to inquire about these upcoming opportunities.


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McStain Announces New Construction Services

Posted by McStainAdmin on September 06, 2011  /  in News  /  Comments off

FoDesign Tec Modelsr the past forty-five years, we have typically specialized in sustainable, residential home building within new, neighborhood developments- and that’s what we’ve been known for. However, as the needs and desires of those living in our communities have changed, so have the services we offer to accommodate the way they live today. As a result, we are pleased to announce our newest construction services: home renovation and custom homebuilding. We understand that you love your home overall, but may want to remodel your kitchen or add a recreation room in the basement – and that’s where we come in. We bring in a team of professional construction experts – true craftsmen able to complete any job, no matter how large or small. And with of our long-term reputation, you can feel confident in our ability to complete a project on time and within your budget.

What if you prefer a custom home over remodeling? McStain Neighborhoods now features custom homebuilding services and can manage the building process of your custom home from start to finish. Whether you need architectural, structural or interior design assistance, we have a full array of trade partners who provide specialized services and products to make your home unique to you.

As with all of our services, we not only pride ourselves on providing superior construction quality, but are focused on nurturing long lasting relationships with all of our customers. We want you to be a McStain homeowner for life.  If you would like more information on these new services or would like a personal consultation with one of our in-house professionals, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at

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