Copper Creek Builders, LLC is a land development and construction company, owned and operated by Chris and Silas Colman, a father-son team who have been in business together since 2002. They begin each project with raw land in order to design a perfect fit between the homes, streets and community features.
Chris Colman is an owner of Copper Creek Builders, LLC. Chris manages all construction projects to ensure each one is built to the design and quality standards of the company. Chris got his start in the construction industry in 1972 as a framer and union paid heavy equipment operator. He is a licensed general contractor and has personally managed projects ranging from home remodels to commercial new construction.
In addition to his real estate experience, he also has 25 years of experience in public speaking, management and marketing. He graduated from Intermountain Bible College with a Bachelors degree in Ministry and was the pastor of Northeast Christian Church for 23 years before he retired and made the switch to real estate.
Chris is outdoor enthusiast who has hiked, climbed and cycled through many countries around the world. He is an avid runner and enjoys competing in trail races.
Silas Colman is an owner of Copper Creek Builders, LLC. Silas He has been actively involved in many areas of real estate since 2002, including land acquisition and development, construction, property management and marketing. He has personally managed the purchase and sale or leasing of over 300 different properties. He was born and raised in Grand Junction and graduated from Western State College with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Silas also serves as a volunteer director for the Alkare Foundation, an organization that supports various orphanages around the world.
When Silas isn’t at work, he enjoys numerous outdoor activities and world travel. He has completed several long distance mountain bike races, including the Leadville 100 and the world renowned “La Ruta” De Los Conquistadores
Naomi Colman serves as the Sales Coordinator at Copper Creek Builders. Naomi graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Marketing and Management. Naomi is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys photographing breath-taking views across the world. Naomi also enjoys spending time with family and friends enjoying recreational activities in the mountains.
Sunni Gagler joined the Copper Creek team in January 2017, bringing a wealth of experience from a career in finance, accounting, business systems and project management.
She believes that true professionalism is born from the ability to work smarter, not harder - always being a few steps ahead of the game, and knowing where to look for issues before they arise. After spending over a decade as the Assistant Controller and Project Control Manager for a US based leading energy infrastructure design and construction contractor, the residential construction industry is second nature to her.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and Economics.
Sunni lives in Grand Junction with her husband, where they are devoted parents to their two daughters. She enjoys outdoor activities and spends most of her free hours shuffling kids between dance competitions and volleyball games.
Beary King is a Project Superintendent at Copper Creek Builders. Beary began in the construction industry at age 15 working for a landscape company in Colorado Springs. While earning a degree in Business from Western State College, Beary worked for a contractor as a framer and general laborer. Upon graduation he moved with his wife to Grand Junction where he worked as an interior trim carpenter for 8 years before buying the company and continuing to manage it today.
Beary enjoys all the outdoor opportunities that this area provides from hunting, fishing, hiking, and boating.
Copper Creek Gives back
Copper Creek Gives back
The story of Copper Creek and Copper Creek Builders is really a simple one but one that we believe warrants telling. At Copper Creek Builders, Father/Son team of Chris/Silas Colman, have been involved with missions work for over 25 years and have visited many remote regions of the world working with those who are underprivileged and live day to day in poverty. Simply put, "we have a heart of compassion" for those in need, especially for orphan children who are homeless and literally live meal to meal. We have been directly involved with the Alkare Foundation (www.alkare.org) for the past six years. The Alkare motto is, "hungry stomachs have no ears." This message identifies the need to take care of a childs most basic physical needs, before trying to communicate any other verbal message. This message resonated with us, so we decided to get involved.
Through the Alkare Foundation we have become intimately involved with many orphanages, but have devoted much of our personal time and resources to one located in Tomochic, Mexico. Tomochic is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains near the Copper Canyon region. The Copper Canyon region is a beautiful place with incredible canyon views and rock formations, it is said to be the Grand Canyon of Mexico. Lost among the tourism, views and rock formations is the undeniable poverty of an Indian group called the Tarahumara, who live much like they’ve lived for centuries, hidden throughout the canyons and mountains. With the extreme poverty, children are born every day in this region to parents who do not have the resources to support them and thus leaving many young kids homeless and fending for themselves at a very young age. In a region with so little hope for those left unwanted, there is a ray of light.... the Mansion of Angels orphanage. This orphanage is run by Josephina, the Mansion of Angels very own, "Mother Theresa". It is our personal belief that it is our responsibility to find these children, either directly or indirectly and provide them with food, clean water, shelter and to show them that we care. We are committed to changing lives, one home at a time.
For EVERY one of our homes sold in Copper Creek, we at Copper Creek Builders, with our sub contractors, will make a pledge of at least $2,500 towards the Alkare Foundation and the Mansion of Angels in Tomochic, Mexico. Thank you for taking the time to read our story, please share it with others as we are proud that Copper Creek is about far more than trees, streets and homes!