Whether you’re just looking for the right pre-built home in the some of the best neighborhoods that Durango, CO has to offer or you’re ready to embark on building your custom dream home, working with a builder that has the experience, expertise, and willingness to walk you through every step and answer all your questions can make all of the difference between having peace of mind or your expectations cut to pieces.

As energy efficient home specialists who have been building homes in the 4 corners area since 2002, we’ve watched the demand for zero-energy homes go up and have discovered just how difficult it is to achieve true, net-positive homes that are more comfortable, more evenly heated and cooled, provide better air quality, and can save you up to $100,000 over the life of a mortgage.

Over the years we have honed our craft and process to be the only net-positive specialist in

Many builders make promises of being “green builders” and/or delivering “energy efficient homes,” but few actually achieve true, net-positive/net-zero ratings, certified by 3rd-party organizations and verified by the Department of Energy.

But at Sutter Homes, that’s what we do, and you reap the benefits. And the best part is that it doesn’t cost any extra than if the same home was built in a traditional manner.

“When Sutter Homes Co. declares their homes are Net Zero, they really are. Their HERS ratings back up their claims. We were far more impressed with this home that exceeded any of our expectations.”
Gary S
Mike Sutter
Mike Sutter
Owner & CEO, Sutter Homes Co.

Has built over 120 homes in La Plata County and the surrounding area, has synthesized the rigors of net positive building science, and specializes in building energy efficient homes with a human-factored design. He oversees every custom home project, bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience. Mike has lived in Durango for almost 30 years, is passionate about his wife and 3 kids, and coaching high school football.

Jason Hartman
Jason Hartman
VP & Sales Manager, Sutter Homes Co.

Has worked in the home building and remodeling industry for over 20 years with a total focus on quality work and customer satisfaction. Jason is a Colorado native and spends his free time with his wife, kids, and church friends.