About Emerald Ridge Estates

About Emerald Ridge Estates. Learn about the REALTORS® and Approved Builders in Emerald Ridge Estates. Choosing a general contractor is a big decision, so it is important to take some time to learn about each of them!

Emerald Ridge Estates is a new housing development in north Grand Junction offering 3-5 bedroom custom and semi-custom homes. All homes must meet the minimum requirements of 1800 square feet, with a 3-car garage. Homes must have stucco exteriors, stone is optional. 

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All homes in Emerald Ridge Estates are marketed by New Horizons Development, Inc. Please scroll down to learn about the REALTORS® and Approved Builders in Emerald Ridge Estates. Choosing a general contractor is a big decision, so it is important to take some time to learn about each of them!

Our Approved Builders

Rock Creek Custom Homes is a custom home builder and general contractor building in Western Colorado
Rocky Mountain Contractors is a custom home builder and general contractor building in Western Colorado

Alegria Homes

Jordan and Amber Alegria
General Contractor

Jordan and Amber Alegria are a custom building team located here in the Grand Valley.

Jordan discovered the beauty of Grand Junction in 2011, moving here from Nebraska after earning a degree in Industrial Management. Jordan ran a local heating and cooling distributor during the day, and he built custom homes with his wife on the nights and weekends. Jordan’s passion for homebuilding quickly took shape, and he knew it was God’s plan for him and his family. He worked tirelessly to reach his goal of being a full-time builder.

Amber, raised in Grand Junction, earned her Marketing and Management degrees from Colorado Mesa University and entered the Pharmaceutical Industry. However, her passion for homebuilding was taking shape, and soon she discovered her calling to be a custom home builder.

Now, as a husband and wife team, each gets to do what they do best. Amber creates the floorplans based on everyday functionality and flow. Jordan provides daily supervision to ensure quality with every home. We would be honored to build your next home!


Griffin Concepts, Inc.

Robert Griffin
General Contractor

Griffin Concepts is family-owned company focused on designing and building beautiful, high-quality homes designed to fit our clients lifestyle.  We treat our customers with respect, and take time to listen to, and fully understand their needs and wants.  

Precision craftsmanship delivered on time and within budget makes Griffin Concepts the perfect choice to build your custom home in the Grand Valley.  It’s time for you to experience the feeling of walking into your own custom home built by GCI.

(970) 260-4706

J. Howell, LLC

Justin Howell
General Contractor

In his 2019 Parade of Homes debut, Justin Howell of J. Howell Custom Home Builder swept the Judges’ Awards and took home the People’s Choice Award, solidifying his company’s experience and excellence in custom home building. 

Although J. Howell Custom Home Builder is a fairly new brand in Western Colorado, Justin Howell—its founder and principal— is not new to the craft of custom home building. He has been building homes, along with a reputation grounded in integrity, for over a decade.

Building is in Justin’s blood. He developed a strong work ethic and learned to remain humble and pay attention to detail by working for his father, who owned a hardwood flooring business in the Grand Valley. It was while he was working for his father that he decided he wanted to pursue a career building custom homes— homes that people fell in love with every time they walked in the door.


Lopez Construction and Design

Chuck Lopez
General Contractor

Lopez Construction began in 1952 by Al Lopez, Chuck’s father. Chuck took over Lopez Construction when he was 24 years old.

For over 40 years Chuck has designed and built homes in the Grand Valley.

We design small homes, large homes, and premier estate homes. Whatever your needs are we can accommodate and make this process easy with little stress for you and your family.

We can build your home from your plans, or we can design your home to fit your needs specifically.


Rock Creek Custom Homes, LLC

Kraig Andrews
General Contractor

Kraig is a Colorado native who has lived in the Grand Valley for 28 years. He has been in the housing industry since 2003, and has over 14 years experience in residential construction.

Having overseen every stage of home building from designing the floorplan through handing over the keys, Kraig brings a wealth of knowledge, humor and passion. His experience includes drafting plans, framing, painting, tile setting, operating heavy equipment, and work as a trim carpenter. He understands that it’s the small but important details that help turn a house into a home.

Rock Creek Custom Homes would be honored to help you bring your home dreams into reality.


Rocky Mountain Contractors, LLC

Larry Campbell
General Contractor

Larry has worked in residential construction in Mesa County for 42 years. He operated Campbell Construction from 1989-2007, and formed Rocky Mountain Contractors in 2007.

He has worked for other general contractors throughout the valley as a framer and trim carpenter for many years, and is known for his quality workmanship and professionalism.

Rocky Mountain Contractors is family owned and operated and Larry and his family take pride in their work. They have built multiple homes throughout the valley and enjoy the detailed intricacies of building a home. They would love to build your new home!


New Horizons Development, Inc. Real Estate

New Horizons Development, Inc.

New Horizons Development, Inc. is a boutique real estate brokerage located in Grand Junction, CO. We feel that buying a home is a process that requires careful thought and attention to detail, and is a unique process for each home buyer. Our goal is to walk with you every step of the way through this process, whether you purchase a pre-existing home, or choose to design your home from the ground up.

When we opened in 1992, we believed in providing quality customer service to meet your family’s needs, and we still do today. Don’t let our small size fool you, we have worked in home building, residential development, and real estate in the Grand Valley for over 40 years. We understand that purchasing new construction is very different from purchasing a pre-existing home, and we are here help you navigate through your transaction.

Janet Elliott, Broker/Owner, ABR, CRS, GRI, REALTOR®

Janet Elliott


Janet has been in the housing industry her entire life. Her father built homes before transitioning to heavy construction, and her late husband was a local home builder. She has been a member of the Grand Junction Area Board of REALTORS® for 39 years, she has served as its President, and has served as Chairperson on several committees of both the local and the Colorado Association of REALTORS. She opened her own Brokerage – New Horizons Development, Inc. in 1992.

She has worked in all aspects of the real estate industry and now specializes in new residential development, design and construction, and has extensive knowledge and experience in the process of designing and building your dream home.


Our development office is located at 2649 Emerald Ridge Lane, at the south entrance to Emerald Ridge Estates.

Emerald Ridge Estates showroom and office is located at 2649 Emerald Ridge Lane.

Within our office we have a product sample showroom and information about Emerald Ridge Estates, our builders, our model home floorplans, and more. This is a space for you to sit down and meet with your chosen builder, to choose your carpets, tiles, flooring, paint colors, cabinets, etc, and design your dream home!

Janet is available every step of the way, from designing your floorplan through handing off the keys to your new home! We believe that building your dream home should be a smooth and painless as we can make it. To that end, all of our builders & REALTORS® work together to give you the best experience possible! Some of our builders also offer the services of interior designers that they work with, and our office will be available for you to meet with them as well.

Please remember that all site visits to your home during construction must be scheduled in advance. Construction sites can be dangerous – some days more than others – and we want to keep you, your family, and all of our contractors safe.