At Sol Granite, we love working with Pueblo home builders to help our customers have the very best experience when it comes to their new home or remodeling project.
And since you might be ready to build your new home, or remodel your existing one, we thought you might want to know who could help you in doing just that.
Welcome to our Meet The Builder Feature — where you get to meet (online that is) local home builders whom we’ve had the pleasure working with (and you might, too)!
MEET THE BUILDER | GWEN BRADBURY | ACCENT HOMES, LLC
Let’s Meet Gwen…
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?
As a contractor’s daughter, I grew up filling nail holes and loving the smell of fresh-cut lumber.
I’ve found that I thrive on putting all the pieces together in the home-building process and adore selecting the color and design elements that can make a home uniquely beautiful.
My love for the smell of fresh-cut lumber hasn’t faded and through the years of experience in flipping homes, building duplexes and now designing and building semi-custom and custom homes with my business partner, my excitement and love for each stage of the home-building process has only grown stronger.
WHAT MADE YOU STAY IN THIS INDUSTRY?
Want to see me get excited?
Talk to me about meeting with the architect to make floor plan adjustments and window selections!
Want to see my face light up?
Talk to me about getting to do the electrical walk-through with the electrician to plan every can light, outlet, USB port, cable box, and light switch!
Want to see me delighted to see my trade partners?
Just watch me walk into Sol Granite to choose gorgeous countertops, or work with the HVAC guy to plan the fireplace and patio heaters, or delight in picking out sinks, bathtubs, faucets, and showerheads!
Want to see my eyes glow?
Just watch me show off lighting fixtures, flooring selections, and tile choices! Who wouldn’t want to stay in this industry!
DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A SPECIALTY? (If so, please explain what it is!)
“Crafted Beyond the Ordinary” is the slogan for Accent Homes, LLC, owned by Gwen Bradbury and Marvin Dornhecker.
Our goal is to build and create a home where you can move in and all the quality touches are already in place.
From the granite/quartz countertops, solid core doors and solid wood floors; to the little details such as lights in the closets and extra outlets right where you need them; to decorative and useful touches that will make you proud to call one of our homes YOUR home.
Truly crafted beyond the ordinary!
WHAT WAS ONE OF YOUR MOST CHALLENGING PROJECTS THUS FAR?
Every project presents some kind of challenge.
For generations, I’ve watched my uncles, dad, and grandfather play dominos at every family reunion. The kids always giggle with anticipation as they swipe the dominos so they can stack them and watch them topple over one-by-one-by-one.
In home building, it never ceases to amaze me how changing just one design element creates a domino effect on other design elements.
Or, how one homeowner change can cause those same domino effects as they ripple out through the entire project.
This is why planning ahead and being thoughtful in decision-making is so important or you end up with new challenges and lots of problem-solving to do!
WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Putting all the pieces together!
Keeping all the pieces moving forward.
Watching each stage of development!
Sharing in and helping to make someone’s dream a reality!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE SEEKING THIS CAREER PATH?
In my experience, people in this career path are typically solid, down-to-earth, hardworking folks who are just good to work with.
Respect each trade and their profession. They know what they are doing!
Treat everyone with whom you work with respect, have excellent communication and follow-through, have a sense of humor, and have your ducks in a row with contracts, trade partner agreements, insurance, etc.
Friends always request me to make yummy guacamole for every party😊
SERIOUS QUESTION: SLOPPER OR TACO?
Gray’s Tavern slopper of course!
Please enjoy “Crafted Beyond the Ordinary” work of Accent Homes, LLC…