As a custom home builder since 2001, Lamar Valley Craftsman has specialized in one thing: building beautiful homes that meet the needs of your lifestyle and make you happy.

We believe wholeheartedly in the Not So Big House concept, as well as building homes that are as free of toxic chemicals as possible, are friendly to the environment, and are amazingly energy efficient. We also embrace the idea of creating a home that can be your forever home that you can grow old in (the concept of aging in place). And we love to help homeowners remodel to make that home that isn’t currently working into something that’s beautifully functional.


Custom Home Building In Colorado

For over 20 years, Lamar Valley Craftsman has helped create signature homes throughout Northern Colorado. We build custom homes the way our customers want them. The item at the top of your list may simply be a beautiful home that makes you happy, and all that other stuff doesn’t really matter. And we would love to build that home for you.

We consider ourselves so lucky that we found Barry Schram to build our dream house. Everyone told us that designing and building our own house would be a nightmare that would strain our marriage of 45 years. Because of Barry’s calm personality, professional guidance, honesty, attention to detail, and superb team of assistants and contractors, the experience was actually fun. In fact, it was one of the most satisfying things we’ve done as a couple. We love our house and people who see it always give rave reviews. As proof of our immense satisfaction with Barry, five years after moving into our house, Barry and his team just completed finishing our basement. It too turned out beyond our expectations. We would highly recommend Barry to anyone looking to have a pleasurable experience building their dream house.

- Lori and Craig

Energy Efficient Home Building

Energy efficient or passive home design concepts are a cost-effective, sustainable construction model. By minimizing energy losses and maximizing passive energy gains, these homes can use up to 90% less energy for space heating and cooling than conventional homes.

Healthy Homes

Designed, constructed, or remodeled with the health of its occupants in mind, Lamar Valley Craftsman brings a healthy home perspective to their projects. From limiting hazards to enhancing security features, we strive to make your home the safest it can be.


Aging In Place

Create a home you love today that will grow with you into tomorrow. By purposefully designing and building with the future in mind, Lamar Valley Craftsman helps you construct a home that will allow you to keep your independence and avoid health risks.

Excellence in Building – The Art & Craft of Custom Homes “Attention to Detail is Everything”