Frameworks

Customer Testimonials

We feel proud to have amazing clients and happy to build timber frame homes. Read these testimonials from our satisfied customers.


Luxury Home Designs Colorado - Satisfied Customers“I’d like to express my gratitude to you and all at Frameworks for taking such great care of us. From our first conversations all the way through raising, I was continually impressed by Frameworks commitment to me as a client. To say that my experience with you and your crew has been a good one is certainly an understatement. Over the past few months I’ve been musing on the qualities that set Frameworks apart.” Read More

—Joel and Jenn Nolte

“Upon meeting Adrian Jones, it did not take long to understand that he was the person to help us. Adrian’s dedication to the craft and seemingly limitless expertise impressed us immediately. . . We would recommend Adrian, his crew, and Frameworks in a heartbeat!” Read More

—Annie Sjoberg and Phil Teeter

“We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know how very pleased we are with the job everyone did in getting this project completed. You may not be aware, but we had contacted at least three prior contractors asking to get the roofline on our remote cabin extended across the deck. Everything about the job was a challenge and no one was willing to tackle it until we were lucky enough to find Frameworks.” Read More

—Ruth and Steve Sommers

“The install looks great. I’ve been very happy with the overall work that you and your crews did on the project, from the initial shop drawings to the execution of the final install items and punchlist.  All items that I had on my list and had made notes on over the progression of the project are substantially complete.”

—Chris Jones

“We were very fortunate to find Frameworks. Your guidance and explanation of the timber frame process was extremely helpful as well as educational. To actually see several different types of beam structure, wood varieties and detail possibilities helped us find the exact style of beams we were looking for in our new home. All those who have seen your work have admired the subtle design and the quality of the beams. Thank you for your efforts in making this an enjoyable and fun project.”

—Hal and Marty Hendershot

“We want to again thank you for Frameworks’s involvement in our remodel project. You were all a pleasure to work with and the quality of your work was truly top notch. We appreciate all of Dave’s design work and the timber framing is truly amazing. We are very happy and proud of the way the project turned out, and you guys were always on time and on budget. Every visitor to our home is amazed by the timber frame and the quality of your work. Thank you again.

—Bob and Kathy McCue

“Hats off to your crew. You’re fortunate to have a tremendous crew. I’ve done 20 Cabelas stores and your crew is one of the best groups of carpenters I’ve had the pleasure of working with. We don’t have the words to say how great your team performed….seamless and beautiful. Finished raising in one day. Frameworks really exceeded my expectation. I knew it would look great, but it turned out even more amazing than I expected. Dave did a great job coordinating the work and the quality is really unbelievable.”

—Troy Kurz

“Last year, I had the pleasure of working with Adrian Jones and Frameworks on a community project. The result is the first public timber frame structure in Fort Collins that we are using as an Outdoor Classroom at the Gardens on Spring Creek. It is stunning. Adrian and everyone on his team are very professional, take their craft seriously, and are dedicated to their work. I hope to one day have another opportunity to work with Frameworks.”

—Michelle Provaznik, Director, The Gardens on Spring Creek

“Being with you and your amazing team last week was an unforgettable experience! Watching our house take shape exceeded all our expectations! Your crew worked together like a well oiled machine and there was genuine respect among all of you. It was truly a pleasure to witness!” Read More

—Nancy and Jim Carpenter

“CW and I wanted to let you know we are so pleased with the lovely timbers you provided for our ‘hybrid home’ in Rist Canyon. It was so exciting for us to watch how it was all so perfectly designed and manufactured when you ‘raised the roof.’ Thank you for being such an integral part of our home.” Read More

—Carol Miller

“The communication was always timely, you did what you said you would, when you said you would. Your skillful crew was prepared and worked in an efficient manner and they were always there for me when I had a question. I feel that we formed a unique bond, knowing that they really cared about my house.” Read More

—Kathy Clark

“Although Frameworks was the only subcontractor to provide a detailed contract, it is the one company I would do business with on a handshake. FWT’s greatest strength is their quality of craftsmanship. They foster particular attention to detail, and are conscientious and honest.” Read More

—Larry Horsman

“FWT took our design and NAILED IT!”

—Anonymous

“Design capabilities are top-notch. Really a pleasant experience!”

—Roger Warren, Bohemian Foundation

“In the end, we would have saved time and money if we had gone with your proposal, and thought you would like to know. Next time! We should have a new subdivision near Steamboat Springs opening next spring and I’m planning the houses with timber frame and SIPS. “

—Dana McBride, Architect/Builder


Dear Adrian,

I’d like to express my gratitude to you and all at Frameworks for taking such great care of us. From our first conversations all the way through raising, I was continually impressed by Frameworks commitment to me as a client. To say that my experience with you and your crew has been a good one is certainly an understatement. Over the past few months I’ve been musing on the qualities that set Frameworks apart:

1) You place a high priority on meeting commitments. I guess that’s a fancy way of saying you do what you say you will do. In the construction business this seems to be the exception, rather than the norm.

2) Communication is excellent. You asked the right questions, and really listened to the answers. All of my emails were answered, and my phone calls returned. The time and effort you spent answering my many questions was definitely appreciated.

3) You have great people. I was continuously impressed with the professionalism, craftsmanship, confidence, and humility that your staff brings to their work. Not only are they very good at their craft, they are also good people, and it was a pleasure to have them on my jobsite.

4) You deliver and amazing product. The completed frame speaks volumes to the skill and attention to detail that went into creating it. The use of curved and “non-linear” pieces is especially striking, as these unique elements emphasize the one of a kind nature of the home and the human elemnt that went into its construction. It’s hard to describe the feeling and emothions one feels when standing inside a building like this.

I’d like to serve as a reference for anyonbe who might be interested in working with Frameworks. Folks who might be interested in seeing some of your work firsthand are more than welcome to come by my place. Please don’t ever hesitate to let me know how I can help.

Regards,
Joel and Jenn Nolte

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Dear Adrian,

Frameworks was recommended to us by a friend as we were planning to build a house on our mountain property in North Park, Colorado. We loved the look of timber frame, and knew that this was what we wanted; we just needed to connect with someone who had the know how to help us plan/build our project.

Upon meeting Adrian Jones, it did not take long to understand that he was the person to help us. Adrian’s dedication to the craft and seemingly limitless expertise impressed us immediately. He carefully listened to what our particular wants and needs were for our house, and developed a design that worked for us aesthetically as well as financially. Additionally, he was able to stay within timelines and cost projections when the frame was completed.

Adrian’s crews were professional and hard working. It was quite an experience to observe the whole process from cutting mortise and tenon joints on the beams to the final raising on the job site. After 3 days of hard work for this wonderful crew, the raising was a fun party for us and our friends, culminating in the traditional placing of the whetting bush at the peak.

The result is a beautiful home with the interior timbers being a focal point that matches the natural beauty of the mountain surrounding. We would recommend Adrian, his crew, and Frameworks in a heartbeat!


Annie Sjoberg and Phil Teeter

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Dear Adrian,

Being with you and your amazing team last week was an unforgettable experience! Watching our house take shape exceeded all our expectations! First of all, your crew, Chris, Tim, Henry and Isaac (and Oscar), are extremely professional and skilled and just plain nice people to get to know! You all worked together like a well oiled machine and there was genuine respect among all of you. It was truly a pleasure to witness! Jim and I, as well as the rest of our family who were there, found the whole experience to be profoundly uplifting.

Secondly, the way your craftsmanship and the gorgeous wood worked together in harmony, was a thing of beauty. The precise way it all went together was almost beyond comprehension!

Finally, the party was very special to us. It was a great celebration! We felt a warmth and affirmation from our new friends, neighbors and family that makes our house a “home” even before the walls are up! It was especially meaningful that your crew was there and that this project is way more than a “job” for them. Yours and their passion give the house a special soul that will always be there I think.

Thank you for providing the wonderful music. Please extend our appreciation to both bands. We loved the local, neighborly flavor of the first group and truly enjoyed the wonderful sound of the second. Thanks for the great brew too! Also, please thank the folks that helped shuttle people up and down the driveway. We really appreciate it! Please thank the crew for their kindness and patience in always being willing to explain things to us.

Since we’ve been home we’ve been looking at the photos and videos of the raising over and over. We’re still in awe!

Very sincerely,
Nancy and Jim Carpenter

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Hi Adrian,

CW and I wanted to let you know we are so pleased with the lovely timbers you provided for our “hybrid home” in Rist Canyon. It was so exciting for us to watch the crane lift the beams and trusses.and to see how it was all so perfectly designed and manufactured when you “raised the roof.” It is even more rewarding to see that some of the old construction craft still exists.

Thank you for being such an integral part of our home, and when it is finished we will have a christening party for all those who participated in construction, so please let everyone know to expect our invitation.

Thanks again,
Carol Miller

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Adrian and Crew,

It has been a great pleasure to have ya’ll on my team, thank you!

With this home being the first I have ever built and being the general contractor, I have had many people relate their “horror stories” of their own experiences. I have to say that my experience your company Frameworks has been wonderful. I have already recommended you.

Frameworks has been forthright and professional to work with. You hit the ground running when I contacted you through the Timber Framers Guild in April 2007. You were very thorough in discussing the “hows” and “whys” of the timber frame process and timeline. Because of your having a fine rapport with my architect and your willingness to work together with him, I believe I have a better home.

The communication was always timely, you did what you said you would, when you said you would. Your skillful crew was prepared and worked in an efficient manner and they were always there for me when I had a question. I feel that we formed a unique bond, knowing that they really cared about my house.

I just wanted to let you to know how pleased I am with you and your company, Frameworks. If you would like to show my house to clients or if I can be of any help please let me know.

Yours in the building process,
Kathy Clark

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Dear Adrian,

Our association with Frameworks began rather serendipitously. I had long wanted a timber frame house, but the cost always seemed prohibitive. We decided to design our house using a post and beam framework joined with metal brackets. At least we would have the beauty of exposed timbers, even if we couldn’t afford the cost of wooden pegged mortise and tenon joinery. Adrian Jones heard of our desire to build a timber frame house and invited me to Frameworks to see some of their work. When I saw the craftsmanship of their work, I knew we had to find a way to incorporate true timber framing into our house.

Adrian worked long and hard with us exploring different designs, cost tradeoffs, timber sourcing, and labor content. We found Adrian to be innovative, resourceful, understanding, and willing to consider any solution that that would help us meet our objectives. The timber frame of our house is now complete, and we are still awestruck by its beauty and the good fortune we had in finding Frameworks and Adrian Jones. Here are a few reasons we would recommend Frameworks to anyone considering building a timber frame home.

Craftsmanship
Adrian and his team are devoted to producing the highest quality product. They are artisans. They take pride in their craftsmanship. Adrian oversees all aspects of the work and is both a student and a teacher. He employs top timber framers and willingly learns from them. He is also an excellent teacher and passes along to his crew his own acquired knowledge in a non-assuming and instructive way.

Adrian seeks preciseness in everything he undertakes. We are the fortunate beneficiaries of Frameworks’s craftsmanship. Almost without exception, any visitor to our house will first remark about the beauty of the timber framing.

Business
I am the general contractor for the construction of our house. I deal with many subcontractors, suppliers, and individuals. Adrian is, by far, the most professional person I have dealt with during the building of our house. He was the only subcontractor to submit a comprehensive bid and a detailed contract. He is the only one who proactively provided change orders. He has a good grasp on all aspects of his business, and he meets his commitments.

Crew
Adrian has the ability to attract top talent. He has an impressive network of people who know and respect his work, and he can draw on the talent of the best and most experienced people in his field. Adrian put together an impressive crew to work on our house. Their individual skills and personalities combined to produce a great team. They worked hard every day, but they also obviously enjoyed their labor.

Ecology
We are concerned about the impact our building has on the environment. We wanted to build an energy efficient house using local resources and natural building materials. We discovered that Adrian had many of the same goals. He found an in-state source for all of our timber and much of our lumber. He is knowledgeable about environmentally friendly building materials. He recommended a natural ingredient finish for our timber and lumber. We called on Adrian for advice on many building aspects not related to the timber frame because we trusted his knowledge and his desire to build responsibly.

Commitment
Adrian delivered on every commitment he made. We were never concerned about the crew not showing up. We were never concerned about paying before the job was totally completed. From the beginning, Adrian earned our trust and respect simply by doing what he said he would do. Although Frameworks was the only subcontractor to provide a detailed contract, it is the one company I would do business with on a handshake.

Creativity
Adrian was always open to exploring alternatives. When it became apparent that Frameworks’s quote on a timber frame breezeway and porch was beyond our budget, Adrian worked with us to get the cost down to something we could afford. Adrian suggested that we take on some of the work of installing the roof and finishing the timbers and lumber. He also creatively bartered for homemade cookies, fresh chicken eggs, dog sitting, and marketing advice. We enjoyed the flexibility Adrian demonstrated in these situations. Not only did we get the breezeway and the porch, we had fun in the process.

Knowledge
Although it is apparent that Adrian has an in-depth understanding of timber framing, it is worth noting that he also has broad ranging experience and knowledge of conventional construction. I went to Adrian many times to get input on how to frame something, how to trim something, how to finish something. Adrian always had good suggestions and a willingness to answer any question.

In addition to the timber frame house, we are also building a steel frame garage and guesthouse. We had many problems erecting the steel framework. Adrian observed this process and my frustration and offered to help. I gladly accepted his proposal to finish the erection of the steel frame and installation of the roof panels. The project was completed by Frameworks without further complication. Although it might never appear in the Frameworks portfolio, I am deeply grateful for their involvement in the completion of this project.

Community
Our time with Frameworks has expanded our horizons. We planned together, worked together, laughed together. We made new friends. We have a beautiful home and feel that it has been warmly blessed by the contributions of so many. We especially thank Adrian and Frameworks for their desire to involve all of us in the experience of creating an expanded community.


Larry Horsman

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Dear Adrian

We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know how very pleased we are with the job everyone did in getting this project completed. You may not be aware, but we had contacted at least three prior contractors asking to get the roofline on our remote cabin extended across the deck. Everything about the job was a challenge and no one was willing to tackle it until we were lucky enough to find Frameworks. The cabin site is remote, hard to access, difficult to approach, and placed on a steep terrain. the location will not allow the use of heavy equipment, making the work challenging at best and impossible for those without ingenuity. As you are aware, your crew had to use a hand cart to carry each timber down to the cabin (two of these timbers at least thirty feet long) then raise them with a pulley system designed onsite by Ethan, Greg, and Andy. No cranes. No loaders. Lots of spirit. Lots of expertise. And when we returned to the site after the job was complete, everything around the cabin had been picked up, tidied up, or hauled out. Nothing at all left for us to do except stain the logs. A work of beauty.

It has fully transformed our little cabin into what the family now refers to as the chalet. We are able to see out of windows we had covered for over a decade and the added space has brought a totally new feel to the place. As one of our friends stated – we didn’t just have the roofline extended, but rather we enhanced the total architecture of the humble abode.

Thanks to Dave for the design which fit perfectly into our existing structure and to Pete for keeping everyone true to form. We would highly recommend Frameworks to anyone needing to build a structure or enhance an existing space. Kudos to a job done with style!

Sincerely,  

Ruth and Steve Sommers

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