Local People Who Build, Dig, Install, Service--

Rincon Surveyors - Alamosa

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

 

Builders
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.   

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John & Rose Strand - "Ranch Watch"
1-719-480-1018

Earthmoving- Driveways
  
When you are ready to put in a driveway call Rodger Johnson.   
He is great with heavy machinery, and has put in a lot of driveways for us.   Rodger can operate front end loaders, graders, trenchers, and bulldozers. He last  charged $150 to mobilize plus $80/hour.  The average 300' driveway will take about 6 hours and costs $650.
Home: 719-496-7833

Wells
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.

Click to read article - Wells in the SDCR by Wolfgang

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.  

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  • Heersink Drilling- Specializing in Artesian*Domestic*Monitor* Mountain 
  • Year Round Water Well Drilling
  • 1106 County Rd 12-S -- Alamosa, CO 
  • 719-589-5407
  • License # 1393

Spencer Water Well Drilling 
239 N. County Rd. 2E, Monte Vista, CO 81144 - 9550
Telephone: 719-852-3281


OJO Springs Drilling & Well
601 S. Hendren Ave.
Walsenburg, cO  81089
719-738-3580

The less expensive drillers often have a long waiting list.  Ask about a start date.
Sign a contract, with a small deposit. The balance is due upon completion.


     

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: sunnydazellc@yahoo.com