Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity"

"Greg and Hunter built a custom vacation home for us and we couldn't be happier with the results. We received personal attention throughout the process. The end product was a high quality, energy efficient, and comfortable home that we will enjoy for many years.

Being 300+ miles away from the construction meant that we had to place a lot of trust in our builder. We couldn't have chosen anyone better than Greg and Hunter. They receive our unqualified recommendation.


"Our house barely sips energy.

The bottom line for us is that our Durango house will cost us a tiny fraction of what our Texas house costs to operate. Factoring that into our cash flow calculations, these savings will have a material impact on my retirement plans.

In effect, selecting Mantell-Hecathorn Builders to build our house will likely allow me to retire 3 to 5 years earlier than I had planned. Pretty powerful stuff, for a fact. So thank you and Hunter and Tara for giving me those years - they will be priceless to me!"


"My wife and I worked with the Mantell-Hecathorn team to build our house in Durango, CO, and could not have been happier with either the process or the results.

Of all the builders we interviewed, Greg and Hunter stood out from the rest for their command (and successful prior implementation) of efficiency and green building techniques. Their attention to detail was superb; their craftsmanship first notch; and the results of their hard work were exactly what we were looking for. As important - Greg, Hunter and Tara were a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Building a home is an ordeal: the details are never ending, the bills significant, and the stress can run high. Given that - you want a team to work with that earns and maintains your trust at every step of the way.

Greg, Hunter, and Tara did just that. Our project wrapped up on time and on budget. Though the process we gained three new friends in the M-H team."

- DAN O.

Dear Greg,

On a personal note I’d like to thank you for everything. You always gave me confidence and delight in this project. I can’t imagine a more pleasurable remodel, you deserve full credit. I look forward to working with you again.



"We heard wonderful things about Mantell-Hecathorn Builders. Our desire to have a solid, well-built home, especially here in the mountains, and we are so pleased and have been so blessed that we chose Mantell-Hecathorn Builders.

The first time we met Greg and Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn, I believe there was an instant connection. There’s just that feeling they’re professionals, they know what they’re talking about. You know you can trust them. We are very pleased with our builder. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

- Rebecca L.

"One statement covers it all...they are without question the most incredible contractors we have ever worked with.

As the house got started, they kept us informed everyday with every minute problem that came up. They never made a decision unless we were well informed and signed off on it.

As far as quality, Mantell-Hecathorn Builders was incredible. The subcontractors we used through them were nothing short of great.

I highly recommend Mantell-Hecathorn Builders."


"I think Greg and Hunter really set themselves apart from their building practices, from their documentation, from their integrity, their trust value, and of course from the quality level of building.

Their subcontractors are all the A-list of Durango. They have the best relationships with them so they can get them on the job when they need them. So they really bring the best team to the project.

There are a few good contractors in Durango, but I would absolutely, unequivocally say that Greg and Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn are some of the best."

- Jim R.

"Before the projects started and during all phases of construction Greg always listened to our wants and concerns and complied in every way he could. He didn’t just do as we asked, but actively consulted with us and at times suggested changes and upgrades that were always the right way to go.

Greg and his team are professionals. They arrived each day to work and left the job at day’s end with materials put away, the work area clean and swept. The crew was polite and courteous with as little intrusion as possible. This was extremely important since we lived in the home through all phases of the remodel.

Thanks to Greg we’ve received numerous compliments on our home. For professional quality work we highly recommend Mantell-Hecathorn Builders."


"We are happy to provide a reference for Greg and his team and can sum up their work in one word – Awesome! That’s kind of an overused, even trite sounding word these days, but it fits here. We were in awe of what he did on our project, how he did it, and how fast his team finished the job. We have never seen someone in Greg’s industry that is as organized, thoughtful and thorough as Greg.

Once you’ve had the best, you can’t go back – kind of like good wine...

In fact, I was just admiring some of the work he did at our home a few minutes ago as I was working out in one of our rooms here. All the little details are so well figured out and done. Five years later, it still just feels good to look at it. True quality is enduring.

Anyway, that’s our story and we’re sticking to it. Good luck with your project. You should pick Greg to do it, hands down!"


"Mantell-Hecathorn Builders did a great job. They were here regularly and kept an extremely tight schedule. They really did a great job and I felt like they completely understood my vision. They also helped me make decisions if I had trouble deciding. I honestly would recommend them and if I were building or remodeling tomorrow, I would definitely use them."


"We wanted to have a very well‐built, energy‐efficient home for our new residence in the mountains of Durango, Colorado. We really appreciated the ease of working with everyone at Mantell‐Hecathorn Builders, and have been so impressed with Greg and Hunter’s knowledge of construction and their ability to build at this level.

During construction and after completion we have experienced the high quality of Mantell‐Hecathorn Builders workmanship and the genuine comfort of our new home on the coldest Durango winter day.

Our electric bills have been zero (we actually have a net credit due to our photovoltaic system).

The cost of propane to heat the house with the thermostats set fairly low at 60 degrees when we haven’t been there has only been about $350 from July through May! (Our 1000 gallon tank was filled to 80% in July and now reads at 60%, which means we used about 200 gallons of propane.) Pretty remarkable for a 3800 SF home in this climate!"