The Quonset Hut Contractors
We met with several architects in 2015 and finally chose one with experience in quonset huts and experience designing homes in the Fairplay/Southpark area, Wayne Anderson in Littleton, CO. Cost $3,195.
The Metal Building Supplier
We shopped long and hard for a metal building manufacturer that offers a steel building in the quonset hut style. After weeding out many (as they do tend to exaggerate their capabilities) we found the only one that could build a hut at that elevations and to the specifications required by Park County, Steelmaster. Cost $53,857
The Structural Engineer
Wayne (the Architect) worked with Paul Irwin of Ripple Design Studios for the Structural Engineering. Cost $1,200
The New Structural Engineer
The design for the foundation was done in a way that would have cost over $100,000 for the foundation alone. That is no where near something we can afford for this portion of the project. Pat at Freelance Foundations in Fairplay suggested John Littlehorn at Littlehorn Engineering. John is just finishing up the redesign. Estimated cost $3,750.
The Surveyor's Site Plan
Wayne ordered... Cost $2,000
The Septic Design Report and Soils and Foundation Report
By CTL Thompson of Breckenridge. Cost $4,400
The Excavation, Driveway and Septic System
In January of 2016 we met with several companies at the property. We both were taken with Ken at Cal's Trucking. Ken's grandfather Cal started the business in Fairplay and it has remained a family operation with Ken, his mom and grandfather. Estimated at $33,000
We were told there is virtually only one well digger in Fairplay so in January of 2017 we stopped into Allen Drilling & Excavating and talked with Jack and his daughter Kay. They got us all set up with permit applications. Apparently wells in the area are 400 feet deep. So the estimate for well...
Al and Pat at Freelance Foundations in Fairplay will be doing the foundation. It is hard for them to determine the cost but should be between $20,000 and $25,000.
Chris Benzie will be doing the flatwork (concrete slab floor). No estimate till the plans are solidified.
The Rest of The Contractors
I am sure there will be many many more so check back.