Almost Four Decades of Quality Home Building
As one of Colorado’s premier homebuilders, we plan, develop and build neighborhoods that embody the natural landscape and comfortable lifestyle of the West. Innovative design and distinctive architecture are characteristic of a Markel home, along with quality green-built construction and superb craftsmanship.
In the 1990’s, our company gained prominence in the high-end, semi-custom single and multi-family home niche. While we continue to excel in the creation of signature homes like those in Niwot Hills and White Hawk Ranch, our focus has expanded to include a concept we call newwest living. Contemporary and distinctive, our newwest homes, town homes and lofts are characterized by compelling exteriors, natural building materials and multiple outdoor living areas. Fluid and open floor plans feature warm, high style interiors with exquisite finishes and detailing.
Our company started incorporating green building practices years ago. All of our new homes, regardless of style or type, are certified green-built and Energy-Star® rated to preserve natural resources, lower energy costs and enhance indoor air quality and overall comfort. Go to Live Green for specifics about our environmentally conscious building practices and how they benefit our homeowners.
Family-owned and operated since 1973, Markel Homes is run by our founder, Michael Markel, whose lifelong passion for design has led to the creation of some of Boulder County’s most appealing and livable neighborhoods. Under Michael’s direction, Markel Homes has endured the cyclical nature of Colorado’s homebuilding industry to remain a leader in both design and functionality, and has grown to represent honesty and integrity in the building process.