Builder’s Spotlight: Maple Street Builders
December 9, 2015
George F. Davis owns and operates Maple Street Builders. He has offices in Granby and Hot Sulphur Springs and lives in Hot Sulphur Springs, on the street named for his business.
"For me, building homes has always been very emotional. It's always going to be there for a family, well past my time" Davis said.
Over the years Davis has encapsulated two lessons in work and life, learned from his mom and dad,
"Hard work and helping others is the path to a good life."
Maple Street Builders began in 1989 in Grand County. Davis has 45 years of construction experience in residential and light commercial applications. His company can do concrete work of all types, ranging from flat work to foam blocks, to concrete walls, and concrete restoration.
Framing with lumber or metal studs for walls, roofs, decks and floors are all done by Davis and his team. Complete construction of log homes and custom homes from excavation to final certificate of occupancy are specialty areas. Davis and his team have experience doing all the work or different phases of the work.
"I'm open to the unique demands of each job," he said. From jacking up the floor to remove a rotting beam or repairing a foundation.
"I want the client to feel ownership in the process as well as the final product."
One of the changes he has seen over years is how homeowners are much more involved in the construction process and completing many of the tasks themselves; both to save money and to be a part of the process. They are building their dream and they want to be part of it, he said.
Other areas that Davis does as part of his full service company includes interior and exterior trim, replacing and installing doors and windows, roofing, remodeling kitchens and baths.
Davis is involved in his community. He has served 33 years as a volunteer firefighter and 4 1/2 years as past chief with the Hot Sulphur Springs/Parshall Fire Department.
He served on the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs Board as a town trustee and one term as mayor.
The project most dear to his heart is working with Habitat for Humanity.
We have built 11 homes and Maple Street Builders, Inc has been involved with all of them, he said.
"It's exciting and rewarding to see families and other volunteers building new houses together."
He currently is chairman for Town of Hot Sulphur Springs Board of Adjustments and a board member for the Grand County Board of Adjustment. He is a board member with the Headwater Trails Association and on the Business & Economic Development Association board.
Davis urges, Grand County contractors and subcontractors to be a member of the Grand County Builders Association. He is a member of that board as well and notes that this coming year there will be a Parade of Homes in September 2016.
Davis enjoys downhill skiing and works as a part-time ski instructor at Winter Park Resort. In the summer he road bikes and in the fall he takes his gun for long hunting walks, enjoying the beauty of Grand County.
George F Davis can be contacted at 970-725-3578 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.