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Working with Torry and his wife, April, was an exciting and satisfying experience. Torry is an excellent builder who continually requires his workers and well-chosen subcontractors to do professional work. I especially love how well insulated this home is. Although I have all electric central air and heat, it is seldom necessary to use either, as the house is always cool in the summer and warm in the winter because of the structured panels, Hardi siding, wood paneling, and well constructed placement of windows.
The roofing, foundation, inside framing, ballisters and deck are solid and well built. The bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen are very modern, beautiful, and easy to keep. You cannot go wrong with a Hessman Trades, Inc. home.”
- Marilyn O.
“Excellent Home and Building Experience!”
“To say that our house was completed ‘on time,’ ‘under budget’ and that we continue a ‘genuine friendship’ afterwards is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of our building experience with HTI.
Torry and April first got to know us, our building goals and dreams, class expectations of the finished project, and what was the top build budget we could afford.
From there, April developed a detailed, all-inclusive, realistic budget. Her dedication to keeping costs at what was quoted was performed with the dedication one would do for their own personal budget.
The build took place while we were still living in Wisconsin. There was excellent pre-build planning communication with Torry and then during the build we received written information, e-mail photos, and sometimes daily phone calls which enabled “on the spot” informed decision-making and outcomes beyond our highest expectations.
The subcontractors Torry and April chose showed the same personal interest in the project. This made the attention to detail and quality of workmanship beyond what we expected while staying in budget.
Torry is not only a 3rd generation builder, but also has a degree in architecture. This proved invaluable as he worked with us to take our ideas and refine them into architectural features that brought to fruition our dreams; not imposition of his ideas (which so many architects do).
Soon another couple from Wisconsin will be building in Pagosa and have chosen HTI because of the excellent build experience and home that was built for us.”
- Tom and Sandy Artzberger
“Our experience with HTI was everything we had hoped for. Starting with great creativity in the concept and design phase, supplier negotiations to assure we achieved the results we wanted while staying within our budget, all the way to completion of our dream house. Torry and April are nothing short of impressive in their pursuit of on time, on budget, exceptionally high quality results for their clients.
When my wife and I decided to build the home we plan to live in for the rest of our lives we also wanted a house that would be a legacy for generations to come. We wanted a log house but weren’t excited about the maintenance issues that usually accompany that construction method. We settled on a solution from EverLog in Montana which brings the look of real logs but are actually made of concrete, resulting in structural and insulation advantages and low to no maintenance. This method is new to Pagosa and requires a builder who can address the architectural needs in planning, construction, coordination and teaming with a supplier that has special requirements. Everlog did some research and provided us with several potential qualified builders to interview. Based on a very in depth interview process there was a clear leader and we chose HTI. Torry is a degreed architect who really understood and embraced the engineering concepts we needed. HTI also had an impressive list of references. After meeting Torry and April and touring several of their homes we were convinced.
The project was done with us living and working in Denver. HTI made us feel confident and involved, without feeling overwhelmed. The result is a home that has the look and livability we wanted, is extremely energy efficient and requires minimal exterior maintenance.
- Don and Bonnie Toland
“We discovered Pagosa Springs about 4 years ago. Our friends, Tom & Sandy Artzberger introduced us to Pagosa and blazed the trail west from Wisconsin to Colorado.
In the process they introduced us to Torry and April Hessman, the builders of their beautiful home in Elk Park. What a blessing that introduction turned out to be as we again followed their lead and contracted with HTI to construct our home here in Loma Linda.
Torry has assembled and maintained a group of subcontractors that are not only true craftsmen but also quality human beings. Their work speaks for itself.
April worked diligently to keep us within our projected budget. Our cost overruns were minimal, a direct result of our own choices to complete our vision.
- Glenn and Donna Unrath