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Our Legacy

Crafting Dreams
into Reality

Uniting decades of experience, dutiful craftsmanship, and an unwavering commitment to quality, VanDeel Construction is a family-run residential construction company serving the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Our journey started back in 1999 when Art VanDeel laid the foundation of VanDeel Homes in Chicago, Illinois. Art set a high standard and instilled a sense of aesthetic appeal, integrity, and excellence at the core of the company’s philosophy.

Carrying on his father’s legacy, Roger “Duke” VanDeel moved the company to Colorado in the early 1970s and expanded its services to Denver and Elizabeth, Colorado. His dutiful work painted a remarkable path for the next generation.

Our Commitment to You

Quality & Reliability

Today, under the leadership of Duke and his wife Michelle VanDeel, the VanDeel legacy thrives in Chaffee County, Colorado. Duke and Michelle have been intricately designing and ardently building custom homes for over 20 years. With their prolific experience and unwavering passion for fine carpentry, the duo is carrying forward the generational expertise and making the VanDeel name synonymous with quality and reliability.

Colorado has some of the most stringent building inspections in the country—and we consistently surpass their standards, going beyond quality expectations to deliver pristine, durable, and intricate homes that stand the test of time. Our bespoke designs, meticulous attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction have earned us a reputation as the best builder in our county.

We understand a home is more than just four walls—it’s a safe haven, a place where memories are created and cherished. And as we build your home, we combine generations of experience with modern innovation to create a dwelling that truly reflects your dreams.

Michelle VanDeel


A proud Colorado native, Michelle VanDeel grew up with a love for the scenic beauty and vibrant community spirit of her home state. Driven by her passions for family, fitness, and freedom, Michelle has been an integral part of VanDeel Construction since 2006. Working alongside her husband Roger, she adeptly juggles roles in home design, financial management, and permitting. Her meticulous eye for detail and sheer joy in witnessing the transformation of ideas into homeowners’ dream homes are what she values most in her multifaceted role within the family business.

Roger VanDeel

Owner & Operator

Roger VanDeel’s roots run as deep as the Rocky Mountains he calls home. Born and raised in Colorado, Roger cherishes family time, whether it’s at the lake or savoring the freedom of the backcountry. Sharing the helm of VanDeel Construction with his wife Michelle, Roger brings a third-generation general contractor’s oversight and expertise to every project. His passion for detail ensures that each home built under his guidance is a testament to craftsmanship, ready to be cherished for generations.

Chris Fisher


Chris Fisher brings the rugged spirit of the Colorado landscape into every aspect of his work. A Buena Vista local, he knows that the state’s majestic outdoors is the perfect backdrop for raising his five children. With over 25 years of construction experience and a legacy as a third-generation carpenter, Chris is fuelled by the fresh challenges and excitement each new home build presents. For Chris, construction is much more than just a job—it’s a lifelong passion and a hobby that keeps him connected to his roots and community.