What our clients say about us
"The remodeling of this 1893 historic home in Crested Butte was our second project with Somrak Concept and Structure, Inc. We are return customers for a myriad of reasons, however, our complete trust in Ben’s integrity was why we chose to undertake this large scale remodel. We only observed the project in person twice over a 5 month span and arrived to find the home completed in a manner beyond our expectations, on time and within the budget we had discussed. Somrak created an atmosphere that bred complete confidence in the quality of his work and unparalleled attention to detail throughout the process. His understanding of the building process is deep and the quality of craftsmanship throughout the house is awe inspiring. Ben Somrak is the best we have ever worked with and receives our full and complete endorsement to those looking to engage a contractor in the Crested Butte area."
"Somrak Concept and Structure and it’s president Ben Somrak should be considered for any project large and small ranging from design to a full construction package. For us, he contributed to the design, kept us on budget and made some great recommendations as the project progressed on a difficult mountain lot and his follow up was beyond reproach. His choice of his regular employees and subcontractors was on the mark. Interim billing was very clear and explained totally when we had questions. Bottom line is that should we embark on another project, Ben Somrak would do it."
"I hired Somrak Concept and Structure Inc. to add three bedrooms to a home we purchased in Mt. Crested Butte in October of 2013. Ben Somrak did the architectural design work and managed the construction. Be and his sub-contractors were professional, timely and respectful during the process as much of the time we were occupying the house. Ben had great ideas and solved several existing problems which were out of his scope of responsibility. They were on time and matched the quality of the existing custom home. Ben was a pleasure to work with and best of all, he was under budget! I would give Somrak Concept and Structure Inc. my highest recommendation."
"Ben Somrak and the Somrak team were fantastic to work with throughout the process. We purchased a Mountain home which was in need of a full updated renovation. We met with Ben and shared our vision of the transformation we were targeting. Ben was a great partner throughout sharing ideas from previous projects, looking for opportunities to repurpose existing items in the home and keeping us informed from afar throughout the project. Ben works with top notch sub-contractors and has a keen eye for detail. He demands excellence from his team and works with only the highest quality partners. Our home was recently featured in Crested Butte News highlighting the transformation. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and look forward to enjoying many years on the Mountain in our fantastic “New” Home."
"Somrak provides the ultimate environment of trust and transparency every owner wants when building a house or doing remodeling. The attention to detail and craftsmanship delivered were top notch as it can be seen in our project pictures."
"From design to final product, Ben Somrak and his team have been great to work with. His attention to detail and professionalism is top-notch. He kept us on budget and was able to turn our visions into reality. Every detail exceeded our expectations. He delivered an amazing home that is better than we ever could have imagined."
"We had the pleasure of working with Ben during the design phase and Jeremy during the construction phase. In short, it was a very smooth process with very few hiccups. When we first met with Ben, he took a lot of time to really understand our needs and goals for our home. His first draft of our plans were 90% on target. After a few rounds of minor revisions, it was time to hand the project off to Jeremy to break ground. We broke ground on August 19, 2015 and received our certificate of occupancy on April 4, 2016. Needless to say, we were very pleased with that timeline, especially considering we built throughout the winter. Jeremy is probably the most organized person we have worked with. We never waited on subs or suppliers and he managed the timeline perfectly. Quality-wise, we are extremely happy with the final product. When Jeremy turned over the keys, the house was complete and ready for move in. Any minor issues that came up after we moved in were dealt with very quickly. Building a home can be very stressful, and we would be lying if we said there were not stressful moments. But Ben and Jeremy minimized those stressful moments and made the process fun and enjoyable. As it should be! We completed the project ahead of schedule and on budget. What more can you ask for! We recommend Somrak Concept and Structure enthusiastically and without reservation. If you would like to speak with us directly, feel free to get our contact information from Ben or Jeremy."
"Ben designed and built our home in 2010-2011. He was under budget and completed the project 2 months ahead of schedule. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him."
"I view Ben as one of the most talented, outstanding young and upcoming contractors in the north end of the Gunnison Valley."
"Ben has approached this job with total commitment and enthusiasm. He clearly loves what he does, and is determined to deliver a great product. He has been creative, flexible, and responsive throughout. In those situations where he could have cut corners, he hasn’t, and the cabin is a testament to this attention to detail and quality. The cabin is a little masterpiece – it was thoughtfully designed and beautifully constructed. The end product far, far exceeds our expectations."
"Our realtor introduced us to Ben in the summer of 2012 when we found a Crested Butte property that looked like it had potential. Ben met with us at the property and explained his vision of how the place could be remodeled. As we walked through the unit, Ben’s exuberant personality and obvious experience got us very excited to begin the demolition. Since we live in Texas and would not visit the job site until completion, Ben communicated with us via email and telephone, sending us pictures as often as he could of the progress. Three grueling months later, our Colorado home was complete. Ben’s attention to detail, his desire to make things “perfect,” and all of the local artisan subcontractors he uses resulted in a beautiful finished product. We would highly recommend Somrak Concept & Structure for any construction project."
"Ben is a first rate craftsman. His work and what he expects out of others is nothing short of excellence. He was such a pleasure to work with on our condo remodel. With us living out of state, we counted on him for the success of the project. He exceeded our expectations. He sent pictures regularly to keep us updated on the progress, remained conscientious of spending, and came in under our projected budget, all while maintaining top quality. When we came up to see the final result, he was as excited and as proud of his work as we were to see it. We are pleased we chose Ben for this project and highly recommend him."
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Ben and the SCS team on our expansion and renovation project. Ben operates in a totally professional and transparent manner with excellent communications. Most important is his absolute commitment to the delivery of the highest quality end product to meet the customer’s desires. Every detail of our project met or exceeded our expectations. A major driver for this result is that Ben is very hands on and pays a high level of attention to the details of the construction for his crew as well as for his sub-contractors. He is very conscientious towards the homeowners needs and watches the budget as if it were his own money being spent. We are totally pleased with the overall project results along with the process to get there. I am 100% confident in recommending Ben for any level of project."
"In 2011, we decided to make a huge life change and move to Crested Butte. With that change, came a lot of decision-making pressures and stresses. We bought a home that was solid, but needed updating. Ben was the first General Contractor we met through our realtor, and ended up being the only one. We immediately trusted and liked him. Over the years, we’d worked with many general contractors on other homes, and had become bitter and skeptical. Ben changed that for us, both in his initial consultations and as evident in the final product in our home. He listened to what we wanted, and was open to feedback. We highly and wholeheartedly recommend Ben and his crew (Jeremy Erikson was a blessing as well!)."
"It's hard to sum up in a review how great it was working with Somrak Concept and Structure to build our long-time dream of building a mixed commercial and residential building to house our dental office. We knew Ben and Kate were the right fit for us 2 years before we broke ground and we feel honored and privileged to have worked with them. They held our hands every step of the way, were our advocates and champions, and were incredibly transparent about the process. For us, this was a gigantic project, with a fairly strict budget, and a few gut-wrenching moments...and we finished strong and consider the Somraks some of our closest friends. They are honest, reliable, and ultimately just good people and were a pleasure to work with."
"This is my first custom home build and Ben Somrak and his team were exceptional in every phase of the project. Somrak Concept and Structure designed and built one of the most beautiful homes in Crested Butte and that says a lot. They were extremely integral in the design and the custom details from the team make my home stand out from the rest. I get so many compliments."
"Man-oh-man...when I walked into Ben & Kate's office a few years ago and said, "I want you to build my house and help me design it" they began by taking all suggestions and requests with the utmost consideration and care though every step of the way! His team was consistently incendiary in the products that they put together to make our dream into a reality! They helped with every step of the way: design, permitting, structural support, building advice, invoicing explanation, locating supporting supply sourcing, communication, and follow-up to ensure all needs were met. I truly couldn't have imagined a better support system for our DREAM HOME!!!"