Hunter is the President of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders and is responsible for all daily project operations. Our standards of quality and commitment to certified high performance homes require Hunter’s exceptional knowledge and project supervision to meet these goals. Hunter oversees every aspect including design, budget, value engineering, building science, scheduling and quality control. All of our clients count on Hunter’s communication skills, personal oversight and integrity as their advocate. He personally dedicates time to each client as well as onsite supervision. His knowledge of building science and high performance technique and standards is without match in Southwest Colorado. Hunter and Greg remain the only two builders in Colorado to have earned the Master Certified Green Professional designation as a part of the NAHB education program.
Hunter has worked in the business since he was a teenager, helping him to develop a strong work ethic and learn the importance of honesty and integrity in all aspects of life. Hunter came to Durango, Colorado in 1999 to study Geology at Fort Lewis College, and fell in love with the area. His love of mountain biking, skiing, hiking and backpacking kept him in Durango beyond his years at Fort Lewis. He soon realized that nothing could replace the satisfaction and creative stimulation he gained from building.
Hunter has immersed himself in the business and has dedicated himself to building science and focused his education to energy efficient building practices. Hunter takes continuing education classes, attends seminars, webinars and conferences to ensure that his knowledge is current with the most innovative technology, materials, and building practices.
When not working, he most values spending time with his wife of 12 years, Miranda and their daughters, Maya (9) and Olivia (6). Hunter also enjoys pursuing his passion of photography, along with family camping in the desert and mountains. Occasional trips to his family cabin in the Brooks Range of Alaska along with joining in the get togethers of Miranda's multigenerational Durango family.