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19th Century Kitchen Remodel

There is a perception among some home buyers that building a custom home is a stressful, expensive, unpredictable undertaking.  All of those things can be true…with the wrong custom home builder.  At Solid Rock, building homes exactly suited to...

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Mesa Road – Phase 1

The weather has been perfect for getting this home started.  Here are the first few photos, from the clearing of the land to basement framing.  The weather might not be very Christmassy, but it sure is conducive to construction!...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Squeezed between the juvenile fun of Halloween and the timeless beauty of Christmas lies the slightly overlooked day of remembrance, Thanksgiving.  It’s not that we forget to eat turkey (who could forget that?!), but the holiday just...

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Marble…The New Granite?

Marble has been used throughout the millennia for building and artistic expression.  In fact, sculptures made of stone even predate cave paintings.  Marble has been a choice material for sculpture because of its beauty, balance of hardness and softness,...

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Front Row Seat with Solid Rock

If you’ve spent much time browsing our site, you may have noticed references to “Build Tools” or perhaps seen the Client Login option at the top of our home page. Perhaps you’ve wondered, what is Build Tools? Ordinarily, we...

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Homebuyer Financing

Homebuyer Financing Lenders get creative, new capital market created to help families buy their American Dream.  By Kim Jackson, as seen in Colorado Builder Forum So homebuilders are happily building and selling homes this summer. Folks are coming out of...

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Control Freak

How many remotes do you have in your house?  I counted mine and came up with eight: two TVs, one sound system, one Blu-ray player, one DVD player/sound system, one Roku box, a remote for the ceiling fan, and...

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Remember the old “clap on, clap off” commercials from back in the day?  While the ability to control your lights and appliances by clapping was cutting edge in the 80’s, we’ve come a long way since then.  Now you...

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Rebuild or Build New?

Can I rebuild on my existing foundation, or would it be better to build a new custom home from scratch?  If you lost your home to the Waldo Canyon Fire, this is probably a question you’re asking yourself right...

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Emergency situations tend to bring out the best or worst of a community.  In this “trial by fire,” Colorado Springs has come shining through as a community that pulls together in time of need.  On June 30th, the Waldo...

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As the smoke cleared from the fire that made its way into Colorado Springs, we learned that 346 homes were lost to the Waldo Canyon Fire.  For the first time for many of us, this is not just a...

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From Potty to Pavement

Have you ever wondered what happens to your toilet when its humble life comes to an end? To be honest, neither had I.  But the fact is, most end up in the landfill with the rest of our litter. ...

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