RCB is a unique blend of highly experienced, educated, and talented professionals who believe in our ability to deliver a high-end product with a cost-competitive and lean-approach. Our team is dedicated to providing our clients with the utmost knowledge, innovative solutions, hands-on leadership, and predictable results. Our established industry relationships add significant value to each project through increased efficiencies and streamlined processes that place the owner’s best interests at the forefront of every decision made.

Our breadth of industry understanding allows us to be a true partner from project start to completion. Our mission is to offer the highest level of team communication, design coordination, pre-construction, and construction services in the industry. We work with our clients and an entire project team to continually add greater value and integrity to each project we build. We pair this collaborative effort with the employment of state-of-the-art tools to optimize productivity and create a better building experience and finished products

The Construction Process

The construction management process for building a luxury home involves a meticulous approach to financial management, budgeting, and scheduling to ensure the successful completion of a high-quality residence in this exclusive and demanding market. Here's an overview of the key steps in the construction management process:

Project Initiation:
Conduct a thorough feasibility study to understand the scope, requirements, and potential challenges of building your home.
Assemble a project team comprising architects, contractors, and other specialists.
Define project goals, objectives, and budget constraints.

Financial Management:

  • Develop a detailed project budget that includes all construction costs, permits, fees, design fees, and contingency funds.
  • Secure financing and establish financial controls to monitor expenditures against the budget.
  • Implement a robust financial tracking system to ensure transparency and accountability throughout the construction process.

Site Planning and Design:

  • Collaborate with architects and designers to create a comprehensive design that aligns with the client's vision, local building codes, and environmental considerations.
  • Develop detailed construction plans and specifications.

Permitting and Approvals:

  • Obtain all necessary permits and approvals from local authorities, ensuring compliance with the area's zoning regulations and building codes.

Construction Budgeting:

  • Allocate budgetary resources for various construction phases, including site preparation, foundation work, framing, interior finishes, and landscaping.
  • Implement a robust change order management process to address any modifications or enhancements the client requests during construction.

Construction Scheduling:

  • Develop a comprehensive construction schedule that outlines timelines for each phase of the project, considering the seasonal constraints in Aspen, weather conditions, and other external factors.
  • Implement a project management software system to track progress, anticipate delays, and manage scheduling adjustments effectively.

Quality Control:

  • Implement rigorous quality control measures at every stage of construction to ensure that the highest standards of craftsmanship and materials are maintained.
  • Conduct regular inspections to identify and address any issues promptly.

Risk Management:

  • Identify potential risks and implement risk mitigation strategies to minimize the impact on the project's timeline and budget.
  • Establish a contingency fund to address unforeseen challenges that may arise during construction.

Client Communication:

  • Maintain open and transparent communication with the client, providing regular updates on project progress, budget status, and any potential deviations from the original plan.

Project Completion:

  • Conduct a final inspection and ensure all necessary permits and approvals are obtained.
  • Hand over the completed luxury home to the client, ensuring their satisfaction with the final product.

By integrating financial management, comprehensive budgeting, and meticulous scheduling, the construction management process for building a luxury home aims to deliver a residence that meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship and reflects the unique demands of this prestigious real estate market.​



The managing team of RCB has many years of passionate experience with building architecturally significant structures in resort communities. With our combined experience and contacts with the best artisan craftsmen, we can build any home with the highest level of detail. We only work with craftsmen, designers, and managers within our company who are passionate about building. Resort Custom Builders believes in the following philosophies:

  • Always do right by the materials, the location, and the client
  • Never forget why you're building in the first place
  • No matter how you do it, leave your mark

Most Commonly Asked Questions

Q:  What goes into pricing a custom home?

A: Pricing a custom home is a complex process that involves considering various factors to provide an accurate estimate that reflects the homeowner's unique features, preferences, and requirements. Here are key elements that go into pricing a custom home:

Design and Architectural Features:

  •  The complexity and uniqueness of the home's design play a significant role in pricing. Intricate architectural features, customized layouts, and unique design elements can increase construction costs.

Size and Square Footage:

  • The home's overall size, measured in square footage, is a fundamental factor. Larger homes generally require more materials and labor, impacting the cost.


  • The home's geographical location can influence costs due to variations in local labor rates, material availability, and site-specific requirements such as excavation or foundation considerations.

Land and Site Conditions;

  •  The characteristics of the land and site conditions, including topography, soil quality, and accessibility, can affect construction costs. Sites with challenging conditions may require additional preparation and engineering.

Materials and Finishes:

  • The choice of materials and finishes significantly impacts the cost. High-end or custom materials, fixtures, and finishes contribute to a higher overall cost compared to standard options.

Labor Costs:

  •  Local labor rates and the complexity of the construction process influence labor costs. Skilled craftsmen and specialized labor for unique features may command higher rates.

Construction Method:

  • The chosen construction method, such as traditional stick-built, modular, or panelized construction, can affect costs. Each method has different labor and material requirements.

Permits and Fees:

  • Obtaining necessary permits and complying with local building codes come with associated fees. The complexity of the permitting process and the fees involved can vary by location.


  • The need for infrastructure development, such as utility connections, roads, and driveways, can contribute to the overall cost.

Contingency and Unknowns:

  • Including a contingency budget to account for unexpected expenses or changes during construction is crucial. Unforeseen issues, design modifications, or changes the homeowner requests can impact costs.

Builder's Overhead and Profit:

  • Builders typically include overhead costs for project management and a profit margin in their estimates. These costs cover administrative expenses, insurance, and the builder's profit.

Timeline and Project Schedule:

  • The timeline for construction can influence costs. Accelerated schedules may require additional resources and potentially increase labor costs.

It's essential for homeowners to work closely with their chosen builder and possibly other professionals, such as architects and designers, to accurately assess their needs and preferences. Transparent communication and a detailed understanding of the project requirements will contribute to a more accurate and realistic custom home pricing estimate.

Q:  Is getting several bids the best way to choose a competent builder?

A: Choosing a luxury home builder based solely on the lowest bid might not be the best approach. While cost is an important factor, several considerations specific to luxury home construction go beyond the initial price. Here are some reasons why selecting the lowest bid may not be the optimal strategy for choosing a luxury home builder:

Quality of Workmanship:

  • Luxury homes demand a higher level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Choosing a builder solely based on the lowest bid will compromise the quality of construction and finishes.

Experience in Luxury Construction:

  • Luxury home builders should have experience working on high-end projects. Assessing a builder's portfolio, references, and past projects is crucial to ensure they understand the unique demands and standards of luxury construction.

Materials and Finishes:

  • A low bid may indicate the use of lower-quality materials and finishes. Luxury homes often feature high-end materials, custom finishes, and premium fixtures that contribute to the overall aesthetic and value of the property.

Customization and Flexibility:

  • Luxury homes are often customized to meet the unique preferences of the homeowner. Builders with the ability to accommodate customization and changes during construction are essential. A low bid might not account for the flexibility required in luxury home projects.

Timeline and Project Management:

  • Luxury home construction requires efficient project management to ensure timely completion. Choosing a builder based solely on cost may compromise project management, potentially resulting in delays and additional costs.

Reputation and References:

  • Assessing the builder's reputation in the industry and obtaining references from previous clients is crucial. A low bid from a builder with a questionable reputation may lead to dissatisfaction and issues during construction.

Communication and Transparency:

  • Effective communication and transparency are vital in luxury home projects. Builders who can communicate clearly, provide regular updates, and address concerns promptly contribute to a smoother construction process.

Insurance and Licensing:

  • Verify that the builder is properly licensed and insured. A low bid may indicate a builder is cutting corners on legal and insurance requirements.

Warranty and After-Sales Service:

  • A reputable luxury home builder should offer a comprehensive warranty and provide completion service. Choosing a builder solely based on cost might mean sacrificing these important aspects.

Instead of solely focusing on the lowest bid, consider a holistic evaluation of the builder's qualifications, experience, portfolio, and reputation. Request detailed proposals that outline the scope of work, materials, project timeline, and payment schedules. Ultimately, the goal is to find a builder who can deliver the desired level of luxury, quality, and service within a reasonable budget.

"Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity."
Frank Lloyd Wright

Welcome to RCB, where the artistry of construction meets the pinnacle of luxury living. As a distinguished high-end residential home builder, we begin crafting exquisite homes that transcend the ordinary. Our unwavering commitment to craftsmanship, quality, and accountability sets us apart in bespoke home construction.

At RCB, we understand that a home is more than just a structure; it's a testament to one's vision, lifestyle, and aspirations. Our dedication to the art of building goes beyond bricks and mortar – it's about curating spaces that embody the essence of sophistication and timelessness. Each project is a canvas where precision meets passion and where attention to detail transforms into masterpieces that stand as symbols of refined living.

Craftsmanship is the heartbeat of our approach. We bring together a team of skilled artisans, architects, and craftsmen who share a collective commitment to creating homes that are not just dwellings but expressions of unparalleled beauty and functionality. Every nuance is carefully considered from the initial design concept to the final touches to ensure a seamless fusion of aesthetics and functionality.

Quality is the cornerstone of our philosophy. We source the finest materials, collaborate with top-tier suppliers, and adhere to rigorous construction standards to guarantee that each home we build stands as a paragon of enduring excellence. Our insistence on uncompromising quality extends beyond the visible aspects of construction to the structural integrity and energy efficiency of every residence we create.

Accountability is woven into the fabric of our company culture. We understand the trust our clients place in us to bring their dreams to life, and we honor that trust by providing transparency, clear communication, and a commitment to delivering on time and within budget. Our clients can rest assured that their vision is in capable hands, and the journey from conception to completion will be a seamless and rewarding experience.

Welcome to RCB, where luxury is not just a statement but a way of life. Join us in the pursuit of unparalleled craftsmanship, uncompromising quality, and unwavering accountability. Together, let's transform dreams into reality and redefine the meaning of bespoke high-end living.