Local People Who Build, Dig, Install, Service--
One of our friends used this surveyor recently and was very satisfied.Eavenson Surveying Inc.11219 S 109 RD.Alamosa, CO 81101---719-587-0060 Cell-719-588-1445
Our neighbor on Salomon Rd has built many nice houses in the SDCR Area. He was born in Costilla County and is a great resource for local permits, regulations and sub-contractors.
His name is E.C. Cordova and he has contracted some work for us.
E.C. completed a home recently in Unit A-1 for a gentleman from Europe based on his specifications and the two of them did not meet until after the home was completed. All the business was conducted by phone, email, fax, letters and TRUST.
His Phone is: 719-379-3293
Keith Hard (De Priest Construction, LLC) is actively doing many projects in the San Luis Valley area. Recently we have noticed some lovely big homes in Forbes Park with De Priest Construction signs on them. We have always had good reports from folks using them and feel good recommending them. At one time he was also representing a line of lower priced, modular cabins and homes called Sierra Blanca Homes. Keith lives in Blanca. His phone numbers are 719-379-3879, and 719-588-0471.
Keith's brother Don Hard is also doing foundation work and other construction and was working on a project with EC Cordova across the street from our house. He would be a good person to talk to about your project and we can get you in touch with him if you let us know.
Earthmoving- Driveways- Septic Systems
Daniel Schweizer does road work. The contact information we have for him is (719) 838-1261 - but that might be his wife's business number. Just ask for him. We have also heard good things about a fellow in Blanca who has equipment and experience. His name is Arthur. Contact him at (719) 480-2664. The Costilla County Planning and Zoning website lists some approved contractors and are showing a list of people for a lot of jobs: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/costillacounty/planning-zoning-resources. Click "Registered Contractor List." Scroll through it for the Backhoe and Driveway listing. We recently made contact with a fellow named Stacy Collins who has a cabin he built on Slegers up in the high country. He has equipment and experience doing cabins, excavation, road work, etc. You can reach him at 417-955-1606 or email is firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be spending the summer in Colorado. For septic systems, you can "Google" the term followed by Alamosa and you will come up with a few people to contact.
Wolfgang has researched and written a comprehensive article on wells in SDCR, specifically and you are free to click the .PDF, print it out and refer to it.
Typical well depth in the "Valley" ( Elevation 7,500-7,700') is 110'. In the Sangre De Cristo Ranch Area, below 9,000' wells typically are 150' to 400' deep. In Forbes Park, wells typically are 200' deep. Typical complete well prices as of April 2011 range from $6,500 to $11,000.
The well driller will usually obtain the permit from the Colorado Sate Department of Water Resources. Most well permits for 5-acre parcels are for inside domestic use only. In the Sangre De Cristo Ranches, augmented well permits are available which allow for watering a small garden, flowers and trees. Well drillers will recommend a high flow rate-up to the permitted 15 gallons/minute. This results in a much more expensive deeper well with a big pump, which most alternate power systems ( wind and solar) cannot handle. In Wolfgang's opinion 1-5 gallons per minute is enough. 2 GPM is equivalent to 2880 gallons per day, more than enough for 99% of households.
We have listed below several well drillers that drill in the San Luis Valley. Since no one will know the well depth before hand, they will often
quote a cost per foot, mobilization, plus the sum of several parts. This makes it very difficult to compare estimates. Get at least two estimates and request a fixed price for a complete 110' and a complete 300' well.
Another local contractor is Mike Lydeen. He lives at 28416 Pueblo Ave, Blanca CO 81123. Before moving to Blanca, he held a general contractor's license in California. He is our local expert/ supplier of solar panels, wind turbines, solar well pumps and all other accessories needed for a self contained power system.
Here is his information:
SUNNY DAZE CONSTRUCTION, LLC - Sales, Service, Installation of Wind Energy, Solar, Geo-Thermal, ICF's, SIP's, Logs, Excavations, Road Work. Contact Mike Lydeen, Phone (719) 379-2663 or (719) 580-4910, Email: email@example.com