Hunter is President of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders and is respobsible for all daily operations. Our higher standards of quality and commitment to “certified” high performance homes require Hunter’s exceptional knowledge and supervision of projects to meet these goals. Hunter truly looks over every aspect of each project, 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. He personally dedicates time to each client as well as onsite supervision. His knowlegde of building science and high performance technique and standards is without match in Southwest Colorado.
Hunter has worked in the business since he was a teen, 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 every aspect of 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 and our practices are current.
When not working, he most values spending time with his wife of 11 years, Miranda and their daughters, Maya (8) and Olivia (5). 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 Alaksa along with joining in the get togethers of Miranda's mulitgenertational Durango family.