In 1988, Michael Tanguay founded Aspen Construction to build distinguished homes and commercial buildings in Aspen, Snowmass and Vail, Colorado. Over the past three decades, Aspen Construction has gained a reputation as the premier builder for luxury homes and high-end commercial spaces in the Colorado Rockies.

Aspen Construction is well-known for its dedication to quality craftsmanship and on-time, on-budget delivery. We find deep satisfaction and value in the construction process. Vision, communication, coordination, craftsmanship and delivery are all integral parts of the construction process. By focusing on each essential element of construction, we craft high quality buildings, on time and on budget.

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Client Focused

As our client, you are our top priority. Our team will work tirelessly to maintain the highest quality standards so you can have a building that you are proud of for years to come. We will keep you informed throughout the construction process and will work with you to ensure that you have an exceptional building experience. Your complete satisfaction is important to us, so we stay on time, on schedule, and build every aspect of your new home or business to the highest standards. We are proud to say that much of Aspen’s business comes from repeat clients and referrals from satisfied customers.

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Every day we are inspired by the beauty and excitement of living in the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado; it truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are dedicated to preserving the environment that surrounds us, and work diligently to minimize environmental impacts during and after construction. As part of this commitment, our team will recommend achievable ways to build in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. Our approach is to minimize construction waste so that we may preserve our natural heritage for generations to come.

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Bringing the Architect’s Vision to Life

Each building is a work of art that requires many people to create. Aspen Construction has had the pleasure of working with some of the leading architects in the business to help them realize their vision of creating the perfect mountain estate, home or business.

Communication is the most critical aspect of any construction project. As a general contractor, we keep both the client and the architect well-informed at each stage in the building process. Our dedication to quality and expert craftsmanship helps ensure that each building that we construct matches the architect’s original vision and intent.

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Renovations & Additions

Our clients often purchase property that must be altered in some way to create their perfect home. There are many options to achieving the look and functionality our clients desire, including demolishing existing buildings to create a new custom home, building an addition, or performing large-scale renovations to an existing home. Aspen Construction undertakes projects of any size to help our clients achieve their dream home.

Aspen Construction works directly with realtors and their clients to provide the information they need to understand the construction process. We examine the property and give clear estimates on the work required, how much it will cost, and how long it will take to complete. Our experienced team will convert a less-than-perfect home into a unique retreat that fits our clients’ needs perfectly.

Aspen Construction offers complete construction services, including:

  • Demolitions (complete and partial)
  • Additions
  • Renovations
  • New home construction


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Michael Tanguay, President

Michael Tanguay has a passion for providing superior construction. From the initial founding of Aspen Construction in 1988, the company vision has remained the same: to provide a high-quality building that exceeds all customer expectations. Over 30 years later, Aspen Construction has remained true to its roots and has become the premier construction company in the Aspen, Snowmass and Vail areas.

Michael takes a hands-on approach, working closely with his clients from design to completion. He is dedicated to providing superior buildings and exceptional customer service.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and has been a licensed real estate broker in the State of Colorado since 1992.

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Michael J. Bassi, Vice President

Mike joined Aspen Construction 1990 when he took the leap to move from Massachusetts to Colorado. Mike’s technical background and 30+ years of construction experience allows him to understand and control all aspects of construction effectively.

Mike takes a proactive approach to construction, doing whatever it takes to ensure that our construction projects meet the highest standards of quality and that we meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Mike graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in small business and entrepreneurial finance. He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

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Justin Labier

Justin began his construction career as a carpenter’s apprentice, working for the Massachusetts Historical Society while still in high school. In 2000, he graduated from Fort Lewis College with a bachelor’s degree in tourism and resort management and began working for Copper Mountain Ski Resort.

Although he loved his new Colorado home, he missed construction and wanted to use his skills to create buildings that others could enjoy. Soon, he became a lead exterior finishes foreman for a custom home builder in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Justin joined Aspen Construction in 2006 and continues to bring our clients’ visions to live with his eye for detail and construction expertise. He loves to ski, hike, camp and race mountain bikes in the Colorado mountains.

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Bonnie Nightingale

Bonnie grew up in Denver but enjoyed spending time in the Colorado Rockies. In 1990, she and her family moved to Glenwood Springs where they bought a house which they remodeled in their spare time. Bonnie attended classes and worked in the business office of Colorado Mountain College.

In 1998, Bonnie became the office manager for a Snowmass Village home builder, where she learned the fine arts of construction accounting, subcontracts, insurance and homeowner/client relations. In 2013, she joined Aspen Construction, where she could put this knowledge and experience to full use.

Bonnie and her husband like to raft, camp and travel in their spare time.

What sets Us Apart

Putting the Client First

For over 30 years, Aspen Construction has been building extraordinary buildings for discerning clients throughout the Roaring Fork region of Colorado, including Aspen, Snowmass and Vail. We are focused on providing the very best construction services for our clients and believe that building a new home or business should be a pleasure, not a chore. We tightly control the construction process to ensure that all aspects of the building achieve the highest level of quality while remaining on schedule and on budget.

We take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy the process of creating your new space.

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Building Trust

As a general contractor, we understand that our clients trust us to deliver an exceptional space that honors their budget and meets their expectations. We work hard to meet and exceed client expectations every day, and to deliver on our promise of high quality construction every step of the way.

Aspen Construction has built extensive trade relationships with the most respected construction professionals throughout the Rockies. We only work with the best contractors who we know can deliver the high quality and attention to detail that our clients deserve.

We don’t just build houses and commercial spaces; we build trust.

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Our Process

The key to our construction success is careful structure and scheduling to ensure that construction progresses smoothly from start to finish. We quickly establish strong lines of communication with the owner, architect and trades, making sure there is a steady flow of information between teams. This approach allows any delays or problems to be corrected immediately so that construction can stay on budget and on schedule.

Our weekly project report includes:

  • Schedules
  • Budgets
  • Decisions and clarifications
  • Progress reports
  • Photographic documentation

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We understand the value of privacy. We work with some of the most well-known and influential people in the world. Our team will protect your privacy in all matters to ensure your home or business remains a comfortable refuge and your life in the mountains is enjoyable.

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Maintenance Plan

Aspen Construction offers an industry-leading maintenance plan for your home or business. We will maintain your property throughout the life of the building, working quickly to resolve any unexpected issues in the coming years. With our talented team on the job, your building will remain as beautiful as the day it was completed.