The Quonset Hut Contractors

The Architect

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

The Well

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...

The Foundation

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.

The Flatwork

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.