We have assembled a strong team of local companies and individuals with deep roots in the valley and a breadth of experience with numerous successful projects. Many of us have worked together for years. This valley is our home. We are invested in the prosperity of our community. We’ve put this team together to ensure this project is a success and benefits everyone who lives in the valley.


GatesCO is a management company based in Houston, Texas, with a satellite office in Crested Butte, Colorado. It was organized by Gary and Melissa Gates in 1992 to manage their real estate holdings. Gary began purchasing rental homes in the 1980s and had moved into multi-family housing complexes in the 1990s. He still owns the first complex he ever purchased. Gatesco has a proven track record of buying, developing, and holding multi-family housing projects for the long-term.

Andrew Hadley Architect

Since his arrival in Crested Butte in 1993, Andrew Hadley has strived to raise the bar in mountain architecture by incorporating contemporary materials and new building technologies into designs that resonate with the architectural history of the area. Specializing in environmentally-sensitive and site-specific design, Andrew Hadley Architect (AHA) has completed over 200 projects in the Crested Butte area. AHA is the recipient of thirteen local design awards, including seven Town of Crested Butte Board of Zoning and Architecture Review’s Project of the Year awards. Its portfolio of projects encompasses commercial, public, industrial, historic rehabilitations, condominium complex remodels and custom homes.


SGM has been in business since 1986 and has been working in the Crested Butte and greater Gunnison County area since 1992. SGM has had a local office in the valley since 2002. Over this time, SGM has become very familiar with not only the local utility and transportation infrastructure but also the local staff, councils and commissioners of the various local agencies. The local SGM staff has become ingrained within the overall community culture and understands the values of the community. This area is their home where they have raised, or are raising, their families. They are committed to providing sustainable development and infrastructure solutions. As the largest engineering and surveying firm on the Western Slope, SGM has had the privilege of working with many municipalities and on projects similar to this one.


Resource Engineering Group, Inc. was founded in Crested Butte in 1997 and provides a unique set of engineering skills for projects across the country. REG lives and breathes energy efficiency, and specializes in designing structural and mechanical systems to achieve aggressive energy goals. In addition to full S-M-E-P services with internal coordination between engineering disciplines, REG engineers are also active in commissioning, recommissioning, energy auditing, and general troubleshooting to make buildings run better. REG has been engineering affordable housing projects throughout the Western Slope over the last 10 years.

Sprout Studio

Sprout Studio is a Landscape Architecture, Planning and Design studio, located in Crested Butte, with a focus on building community and preserving resources. Sprout Studio’s design ethic stems from a desire to support a strong sense of community through the design of outdoor spaces and is complimented by a deep respect for nature and inspired design ideas. Through thorough analysis and a deep understanding of a site, its context, and its community, Sprout Studio is able to produce effective designs that are sensitive to people and place.

Law of the Rockies

Based in Gunnison and widely respected in the local community, Law of the Rockies has established itself as one of the preeminent legal practices on the Western Slope.

CK Construction

Christopher Klein Construction, Inc. is the premier builder of custom homes and commercial structures in Gunnison County. We are proud to be the recipient of the Gunnison People’s Choice Award for Best Builder/Contractor for six years in a row. We are a full service custom builder and general contractor servicing Gunnison, Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, Lake City, and all points in between.

John O’Neal

John is an experienced leader with a diverse background and skill set. He has extensive management experience with numerous teams over the last 20 years in business and non- profit settings. He has strong relationship skills and is a skilled team builder. He is an expert in cross-cultural communication having lived in an international setting for 13 years.



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