When we first started looking for property in Durango, the lot we were looking at had some building challenges. Our real estate agent suggested we talk to Alix. We ultimately did not buy that lot, but we developed a relationship with Alix. He was very accessible, easy to communicate with, he had a great reputation, and frankly, we enjoyed working with him. So, when we did get the lot that we wanted, we stayed in touch with Alix and were happy to have him be our builder.
-Ken and Sarah
We hired Kogan as a design-build firm after a very successful design-build experience with our first custom home in the Denver area. After interviewing several local builders, it was clear that Alix and his team had the right perspective, values and capability to partner with us to design what we hoped would be our last house. Their service before the sale was instrumental in our obtaining a lot that exactly met our desires. Throughout the design and build phase, everyone on the team was a great resource for us. The partnership worked as we hoped, with design elements coming from all quarters being cordially discussed. The result of that collaboration generated an award winning home that was exactly as we wished. We found so much pleasure living in the Edgemont house and never stopped appreciating its beauty, craftsmanship and well-thought through design. No better quality and no better team anywhere, in our view. Life has a way of intervening and changing plans, requiring that we sell and move. Recently the lovely home Kogan built for us became someone else’s dream home, a bittersweet moment for us to be sure. When we signed on with Kogan Builders, they promised to stand by their work and to provide help long after completion. That has certainly been our experience. We are very grateful that they lived up to that promise – and more – in assisting with issues related to the sale and working with the prospective buyers who had questions about some of the more sophisticated elements of the house. They (all) took time to give us personal attention despite busy schedules. We have valued and appreciated the Kogan team’s faithfulness and our relationship to all the team members over time.
– Tom and Bonnie
Scott and I love, love, love the house!!! The views are spectacular wherever you are in the house and the house is amazing from every angle when looking at it…I teared up when we were driving in up (on our road) and saw the house on the hill…it’s so beautifully nestled up there. Our boys are so excited, too – we’ve been sending pics and they cannot wait to see it in person! Scott and I look forward to sharing more when we see you, but I had to let you know how incredibly thrilled we are with EVERY aspect of the design.
– Chris and Scott
A great team and great execution resulted in a gorgeous, unique house that met all my expectations. I wanted a mountain contemporary house, designed for the site I had purchased, and for my lifestyle. From the beginning, the Kogan team delivered. No cookie cutter house, the home’s architectural plans reflected my needs and maximized views in all directions despite a somewhat narrow building envelope. Detailed project management, including project timelines and project costs, kept me well informed and ensured adherence to budget and schedules. The Kogan team guided me in interior and exterior design selections right down to the switch-plate covers to ensure a cohesive, yet personal, design aesthetic. The result is an award winning home that is as comfortable and welcoming as it is beautiful.
Today the lovely home you built for us officially becomes someone else’s dream home. It’s a bittersweet day for us. We have found so much pleasure living in the Edgemont house and never stopped appreciating its beauty and well-crafted design. When we signed on with Kogan Builders, we knew you had a great reputation and that you not only built wonderful homes, but you stood by them and provided help long after their completion. That has certainly been our experience and we have valued and appreciated your faithfulness and our relationship all the Kogan team members. No better quality and no better team anywhere, in our view. We want to especially thank you for going above and beyond in helping us as we prepared to sell the house. You (all) took time to give us personal attention despite your busy schedules. You guys are awesome.
– The Millers
After we found the perfect building site, we needed the perfect home designed and built. It was imperative that our home frame the unobstructed views, that every living space and every bedroom would have those views, and that the house would blend with the natural landscape as much as possible. All this was beautifully accomplished. We’ve been in the house almost 6 months. It is a wonderful home. We use every space and each one works exactly the way we want. Every one of our many visitors thinks our home is stunning and completely accomplishes what we wanted—encompassing the huge vista. We are so glad we worked with Kogan Builders and built “this” house. Thank you!!
– Donna and Syl
Our final project is $4,000 UNDER budget thanks to you, Ryan, Tracy, and Craig! Our dream house is a dream come true! Thank you to all who made this happen for us. We could not be happier with the whole experience.
Kogan builders is a highly professional outfit that met and even exceeded our expectations in some respects. The staff was very courteous, responsive and creative with options to help stay within our budget. The building schedule was surprisingly efficient and the end result of the home was awesome!
– Barry and Carolyn
My husband and I came to Kogan Builders on the recommendation of our realtor and several Durango residents who sang the praises of the Kogan team. Kogan’s excellent reputation is well earned. Never having built a home before and living 1100 miles from Durango, we needed–and had–great communication with the entire Kogan team throughout the process.
We can’t say enough about the quality of craftsmanship in our home. Our project manager was extremely diligent and worked easily with us and the subcontractors who were all professionals. We wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend Kogan Builders to anyone planning to design/build a new home, or remodel an existing one.
– Colleen and Pat
We had seen several builders and their products, but each time we felt that something was missing. Kogan showed us only two homes and both were WOW! They were exactly what we had been looking for. We were then confident his organization had the expertise to complete our dream home. Our experience has been fun and without stress, and we know that our home will be very beautiful (planned to finish in winter 2014). We wanted to have a home with the ‘WOW’ effect, and it will have it!
– Paivi and Steve
You only live once, so build your dream house with Kogan and crew! Quality is always #1. If you have a house full of kids and your mother-in-law living with you, Kogan Builders will design and build you a home you can enjoy and live in. When they all move out, design the media room you always dreamed about and maybe buy that pool table you said you didn’t have time for! The grandkids can always sleep on the pool table. It’s an adventure and investment that “Kogan’s Crew” make easy and fun.
– Cliff and Paula
I can’t tell you how many of my friends and family compliment my house on Lake Purgatory Drive. You did an outstanding job! I always look forward to spending a few days at my Durango home.
This was the first home we had ever built and we had heard all the typical horror stories aboutthe construction process from friends and family that had built before us. With Kogan Builders, the process could not have been any smoother. Since we lived out of state, communication was going to be critical and we found from the first call to Kogan that our concerns about communication could be put to rest. We had the best project manager anyone could ask for. He answered all of our questions, kept us constantly updated with photos and status emails and was proactive in looking for ways that we could save money without affecting the integrity of the project. The Kogan Team feels like part of our extended family. Thank you Kogan Builders!
– Mike and Evelyn
When we first purchased our log home, we knew it would require updating, and that Kogan Builders would be a good choice to design and implement the necessary work. Knowing you have experience with many home styles from log and traditional timber frame, to southwest and contemporary, we were confident you could accomplish melding our tastes with your designs in this home. When completed, we ended up with exactly what we wanted; contemporary log. Thank you again, Alix, for the opportunity to work with Kogan Builders.
– Jim and Lisa
I’ve been a building contractor for more than fifty years, and have learned to appreciate the difficulty in producing the quality of work that I constantly see in Alix Kogan’s projects. When a contractor is dealing with tight budgets and owners that “have” to get in their house by “my birthday”, etc. it is tempting to relax standards. Alix finds a way to accomplish the goal and maintain the standards of skill, responsibility, and integrity. I admire his standards.
There were thousands of decisions to make when we designed and built our home. Now, after living in our home for about a year, we realize that the best decision we made was selecting Kogan Builders, Inc as our contractor. Alix and the crew at Kogan Builders listened to us explain what we wanted our home to be and helped us make informed decisions throughout each phase of the project. Simply put, they cared about us and cared about their work.
– Michael and Michelle
From the beginning, everyone on the Kogan team showed a commitment to excellence and value. Our confidence in Alix has also been reinforced many times by the excellence of the employees, construction managers and subs he attracts to his projects. When all of the elements that Alix and his team helped us choose so carefully and patiently came together, the results were breathtaking.
Our log home project was our first and only experience building a home. We knew we needed a builder who would do more than just say, “Tell me what you want and I can do that.” Alix helped us develop our vision for our dream home on a challenging site and guided us every step of the way.
– Clark and Melanie
Our biggest challenge, being from out of town, was finding someone we could trust with our investment. Kogan Builders has a great reputation within the community as a custom builder with high standards for quality. After meeting Alix Kogan, there was no doubt in our minds he was the builder for us.
Throughout the project, Alix and his crew never settled for second best, even when it wasn’t evident to us. Building a home can be stressful, but Kogan Builders took the worry out of our project. We have a beautiful home and I’m always amazed at the detailed craftsmanship in something as simple as a window sill.
We have been very happy with Kogan Builders and still keep in touch when in town.
– Greg and Sonja
We had the good fortune to be introduced to Alix Kogan and his TEAM of professionals at Kogan Builders a few years ago. Long distance, we designed and built one of the most beautiful homes in La Plata County! His TEAM was proactive, professional and a pleasure to work with. Even well after a year since completion, they are extremely responsive to all our needs as we get settled into our award winning home.
– Jeff and Lisa