Meet Your Builders: Nick Moore and Brook Swientisky
When Douglas and Elbert County home buyers work with G.J. Gardner builders Nick Moore and Brook Swientisky, they benefit from a symbiotic partnership that combines decades of home building experience with an unerring focus on quality, process, and transparency.
After studying at the UK’s Royal School of Military Engineering, Nick spent 18 years in the British military working on earth-moving, engineering, and construction projects worldwide. He later founded an adventure course construction business and worked for a luxury home builder. Nick joined the G.J. Gardner team in 2017. Brook is a second-generation builder with 30 years of home building experience, including nine years working for two of the US’ top five home builders. He started his own custom home building business in 2002 and became part of the G.J. Gardner family in 2006.
Nick and Brook’s approach makes certain your custom home will truly fit your lifestyle, budget, and schedule. Explains Nick, “We work closely with our customers to get them what they want in a way that’s realistic and achievable. We also keep them informed throughout the process. Communication is the key.” Adds Brook, “At the end of the day, the homeowner wins. They’re getting a home backed by an international organization, but it’s being built by a couple of locals.”
Douglas County: Natural Beauty and Suburban Amenities
Douglas County, just southeast of Denver and Jefferson Counties and south of Arapahoe County, encompasses a range of communities. Established in 1861, Douglas County was one of the original 17 counties created in the Colorado Territory.
Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, and Lone Tree strike a balance between suburban amenities and natural beauty while catering to upscale tastes. Picture splendid custom homes, ponderosa pines, rolling green golf courses, generous park land, sprawling ranches, and high-end shopping. Parker, a fast-growing, medium-sized commuter town, benefits from ready access to southern Denver, offering a compelling alternative to Aurora or central Denver. Picture large homes with ample lawns amidst wide-open prairie grasslands under bright blue skies. Roxborough Park, Sedalia, Franktown, and Larkspur are smaller, more rural communities that glory in their stunning natural settings while preserving their friendly, small-town feel. Picture red rock canyons, lush green forests, burbling creeks, and historic downtown districts. No matter your lifestyle, Douglas County is bound to have a location that’s just right for building the custom home of your dreams.
Elbert County: Wide-open Prairies and Space to Grow
Elbert County, just east of Douglas County and south of Arapahoe County, is one of Colorado’s less populous counties. Created in 1874 from the eastern portions of Douglas County, Elbert County embraces its agricultural roots. Elbert County’s small, rural communities, including Elizabeth, Simla, Kiowa, and Agate, are replete with wide-open pasture, prairie, and ranch land. With Elbert County’s attractive land prices, building your custom dream home in Elbert County is more affordable than ever.