The Back Story

Our insistence on innovative design and a quality product goes back to our roots and the personal passion of our founder and president, Michael Markel. During the summer of 1969, Michael left his native New Jersey in a ‘67 Firebird, bound for the University of Colorado in Boulder. He majored in International Studies, but it was his summer job as a framer that ignited Michael’s love for design and home building. He graduated from CU and, in 1973, officially formed the Markel Homes Construction Company.


We Set Our Own Priorities

We’re in our fifth decade as a leader in Colorado’s home building industry. Michael Markel continues at the helm. As a family-owned business, we’re able to make our own decisions about where to put our energy, attention and resources. We design and build high-performing, energy-efficient quality homes that incorporate cutting-edge, green-building technology. We support sustainable living practices by creating communities with access to trails and open space, mountain views, and nearby shops, restaurants and services.

Our Buyers Have Choices

We’ve evolved from our starter days in the custom-home arena. Today we build sustainable, smaller-scale homes that decrease the carbon footprint without sacrificing style or quality. We’re unusual in that we offer several types of homes in a variety of styles, from condo lofts and town homes to duplexes and single-family homes. Some of our communities, like North End in Louisville, feature every type of home we build. Other neighborhoods are exclusively devoted to the single-family product. If you’re ready to build your dream home, give us your architectural and style preferences and your budget. We’ll design a home just for you and build it on the lot of your choosing in a Markel Homes community. One builder, from concept to creation.