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Building your custom home utilizing the service of River Ranch Custom Homes, LLC is designed to make a complicated process as simple and stress-free as possible. We take care of everything from design to construction, addressing concerns about costs, scheduling, and navigating the process. Enjoy creating your dream home in this idyllic setting while we handle the details and complexities for you. Let us make your vision a reality.

River Ranch Custom Homes, LLC is led by John Shaw, Mary Ellen Shaw & Lisa Garvey.

John & Mary Ellen Shaw have been building custom homes since 1993. They have built and completed major remodels of several dozen homes over the past 3 decades. The vast majority of the custom homes have been for their personal use. Their approach to building a custom home has always been to maximize the quality while minimizing the cost and we will take the exact same approach when building your new custom home.

Lisa Garvey went to work for a well-known architect and large commercial contractor over 3 decades ago. During those years she learned a tremendous amount about construction, design and all phases of project management.

While interning with a designer in Southwest Colorado she found passion for putting knowledge into action. After that, she was invited by Purgatory Ski Resort to go out on her own with the promise of endless future projects and clients.  She made the leap to open her own firm at the age of 27. Over 2 decades later she is still the preferred designer and contractor for that same ski resort. Lisa takes great pride in the fact that her entire career has been referral driven.

Over the years she has teamed up with a handful of general contractors to help develop, design and/or manage the custom finishes of a few well-known local golf and ski communities.

Lisa's primary business has always been second homes for out-of-state clients. She is honored by the trust that her clients put in her, to create their luxury dream vacation homes in their absence. 

Lisa loves bringing her client’s (and inevitable friends) visions to life. She has been supremely rewarded by following her passions. She has surrounded herself with artists, craftsmen, tradesmen and resources that allow her to create/construct anything that can be dreamt up...and she is looking forward to doing the same for the new clients of River Ranch Custom Homes, LLC.

When you choose River Ranch Custom Homes to build your new home, we will provide you with a fixed cost price from permitting through a weather tight shell and then provide you will allowances for all finishes and any other variable components of your project based upon your unique preferences... which will be drawn out during consultations with Lisa and her design team.  We look forward to the opportunity to build your new custom home whether it is at Shaw's River Ranch or anywhere else in Chaffee County, Colorado.

View examples of our custom home design and building projects

2012 New Construction in Bend, OR

2021 rehab and addition to 600 square foot log cabin - available for sale at Shaw's River Ranch

2021 Construction of The Lodge at Shaw's River Ranch