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Petra Custom Builders

Exceptional Custom-Built
Homes and Home Renovations

Creating Uniquely Personalized Designs for Colorado Homeowners


Petra Custom Builders

Exceptional Custom Built
Homes and Home Renovations

Customize Every Detail of Your Home with our Team of Experienced Craftsman


Our Services & Expertise

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Unparalleled Client Experience

We work hard to make every aspect of designing your new home as enjoyable and painless as possible.

Streamlined Communication

We work hard to make every aspect of designing your new home as enjoyable and painless as possible.

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Collaborative Design Approach

We work hand-in-hand with each of our clients to manage expectations and implement a design that we know you’ll love.

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Our Core Values

Provide an unparalleled experience through collaborative efforts, streamlining communication and managing expectation

Provide a professional and supportive environment that contributes towards the personal fulfillment of everyone in our pack, enabling us to serve our clients and deliver an experience that exceeds expectations
Honey Badger Wolverine illustration


In the rugged wilderness, where challenges abound and adversity lurks, one creature stands as a symbol of indomitable spirit – the Wolverine. With unrelenting determination, this remarkable animal demonstrates a tenacity that knows no bounds.

The Wolverine refuses to surrender, whether it’s scaling mountains or crossing vast expanses of snow-covered terrain; these fierce creatures show unwavering resilience. They are known for taking on adversaries much larger than themselves, fearlessly confronting bears and wolves in their quest for survival. 

Wolverines adapt and persevere, teaching us the invaluable lesson of never giving up, no matter the odds, thus they are our icon for RFM.

Relentless Forward Momentum is the fiery spark that ignites greatness within us. It is the driving force that propels us forward, even in the face of adversity. Like a mighty river, it surges with unyielding determination, carving its path through the obstacles that dare to stand in its way.

Relentless Forward Momentum is the unwavering belief that each step, no matter how small, inches us closer to our dreams. It fuels our passion and our resilience, reminding us that we can achieve the extraordinary. With each stride, it pushes us beyond our limits, shattering the barriers of doubt and fear. 

It is within Relentless Forward Momentum that we find the key to unlocking our true potential and accomplishing the impossible.

Exercise Discipline Illustration Petra Custom Builders


In the frozen peaks of the mountains, the snow leopard  embodies a masterful display of discipline in her pursuit of  prey. With sleek agility and undeniable grace, she navigates  the treacherous wilderness, embodying the epitome of  patience and focus, leaving no room for distractions or  doubt. She patiently observes her quarry from a distance,  meticulously calculating her approach with stealth and  strategy. 

Every move she makes is deliberate and precise,  conserving her energy for the perfect moment. With  disciplined determination, she launches into action, in a  swift and calculated symphony of speed and power. The  snow leopard’s unwavering discipline serves as a testament  to her adaptability and survival instincts, solidifying her  position as the ultimate predator of the mountains, and why  she deserves to be our symbol for this core value.  

Exercising Discipline is like forging a blade of strength and  resilience within ourselves. In order to accomplish our goals,  we must stay the course despite the challenges we may  encounter. Discipline empowers us to resist the allure of  instant gratification and embrace the long-term rewards that  come from consistent effort. It is the voice within that nudges  us to wake up early, push through fatigue, and persist in the  face of obstacles when others would give up. 

Discipline cultivates self-control, focus, and the capacity to  make deliberate choices that align with our goals. It is the  cornerstone of personal growth and the catalyst for  extraordinary achievements.  

As we embrace discipline, we can forge a path of success and  fulfillment, knowing that our steadfast commitment will pave  the way.

Confidence and Humility Illustration Petra Custom Builders


The wolf emerges as our humble yet resolute leader, embodying the delicate balance of  

strength and humility. With a dignified presence, it roams the vast expanse of the prairie and  

forests, radiating an aura of quiet assurance. The wolf’s humility is reflected in its ability to  

work harmoniously within its pack, recognizing the strength of unity by listening to the voices  

of the pack members. 

He understands each member plays a vital role in the pursuit of shared goals, leading with a  selflessness that elevates the entire pack. Yet, amidst its humility, the wolf exudes an  unmistakable air of confidence. With an unwavering gaze and measured stride, the wolf  navigates his surroundings with ease, confident of his own capabilities and strength. This  humble confidence allows the wolf to face challenges head-on, adapt to ever-changing  circumstances, and emerge victorious in the face of adversity. 

It serves as a profound reminder that true strength lies not in boastful arrogance,  but in the Confidence with Humility that stems from a deep understanding of  oneself and one’s place in the natural order. 

With confidence, we believe in our abilities, embrace challenges, and strive for excellence. Yet, humility reminds us that we are part of something greater than ourselves, encouraging us to listen, learn, and appreciate the wisdom that surrounds us. It is the understanding that true strength lies not in arrogance but in the genuine connection and empathy we foster with those around us. 

Confidence with Humility fuels our growth, inspires collaboration, and opens doors to endless possibilities. So, let us embrace the power of Confidence with Humility, as it guides us on a path of continuous self-improvement and authentic success, leaving a positive impact on both ourselves and the world we inhabit.

It is the perfect balance between self assuredness and a deep respect for others and their contributions. In a world that often celebrates ego and bravado, confident humility stands as a beacon of authenticity and grace.

Intention thought and action illustration


In the vast prairies, where formidable storms arise  without warning, the buffalo stands as a testament  to resilience, intentional grace and clear purpose. Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, these  mighty creatures defy the instinct to seek shelter, choosing instead to boldly charge into the raging  winds and blinding snow. 

By choosing to embrace the storm rather than  cower in its wake, the buffalo teaches us the  invaluable lesson of facing adversity with steadfast  resolve and being mindful of our actions. In their  boldness, they embody the spirit of embracing  challenges, finding strength amidst chaos, and  emerging on the other side, weathered but  triumphant. It is in this intentional journey that we  found our symbol for Intentional Thought & Action. 

Intentional thought is the architect, sketching the blueprint of our aspirations with clarity and purpose. It shapes our vision, fuels our motivation, and sets us on a deliberate path towards our goals. But without intentional action, our dreams remain mere fantasies. Action breathes life into our aspirations, propelling us forward with determination and resolve.

It is through Intentional Thought & Action that we make progress, overcome obstacles, and transform our dreams into tangible achievements. With clear intention, we define what success looks like and outline the steps needed to achieve it.

This also involves seeking opportunities for continuous learning, ways to improve and taking open and complete ownership of our professional development, as well as fostering positive relationships with colleagues. With Intentional Action, we bring these intentions to life.

By focusing on Intentional Thought & Action, we welcome the transformative power it holds to elevate our professional journey to new heights

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In the realm of the animal kingdom, it is said an elephant’s eyes speak the greatest language, making you feel so much, without a single word. These gentle giants, with their intricate social structures, navigate their relationships with transparency and authenticity. They express their emotions openly, raising their trunks in joyous greetings or lowered in moments of contemplation. With their deep rumbling calls and playful gestures, elephants communicate authentically, forging genuine connections within their herds. Their honesty extends beyond mere communication as they show unwavering loyalty and protectiveness towards their herd members. With their wise and deliberate actions, exhibit a profound wisdom, transcending their massive presence. 

Through their open and honest nature, elephants remind us of the importance of genuine connections, sincere expressions of emotion, and the power of transparency in fostering strong relationships. These noble qualities should inspire us to seek knowledge, communicate sincerely and to support one another, without pretense or deception. 

Creating Open & Honest Relationships at work is the fertile ground where collaboration, trust, and growth will flourish. This will create a space where authenticity is valued, and open communication is embraced. In such an environment, barriers dissolve, and bridges are built, allowing ideas to flow freely and diverse perspectives to be heard.

Openness creates a sense of psychological safety, where team members feel comfortable expressing their thoughts, concerns, and aspirations. Honesty, in turn, breeds transparency and accountability, fostering a culture of integrity and mutual respect. It is through open and honest relationships that we foster deeper connections, foster innovation, and cultivate a supportive community.

So, let us nurture this invaluable foundation in our workplace, for it empowers us to thrive, achieve collective success, and create a harmonious environment where everyone can unleash their full potential.

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Inside the Mind and Philosophy of Jimmy Moore

Founder & CEO of Petra Custom Builders

In the ever-evolving realm of construction, where ego can sometimes overshadow true craftsmanship, there are some who choose a different path. Jimmy Moore didn’t want his company to be just another addition to the roster of names. At 36, the founder of Petra Custom Builders, based in Boulder, Colorado, has challenged convention, crafting a legacy that’s as solid as the stone the name represents.

Portrait of Jimmy Moore, Owner at Petra Custom Builders


Creating Beautiful Homes Across the Boulder Metropolitan Area

Even Better than I Imagined.

Take a Look at What Our Satisfied Clients Have Had to Say

The team over at Petra helped me every step of the way with my remodel. I trust them immensely and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
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I've worked with Petra Custom Builders for years and have always enjoyed working with them. They leave our clients happy and the work is excellent. Their project supervisors are friendly and knowledgeable. The work that comes out of their custom woodshop is top notch as well.
Ryan Costner
Ryan Costner
Jimmy Moore, the owner of Petra is building a custom home on our property. The original home was destroyed in the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, Colorado. Jimmy approached us to build the house right after the fire. We hired him on the spot as Petra had done a small remodel for us in 2017, and we were extremely happy with the result. Hiring Petra was a no-brainer and we were quite excited. Then came the part where we had to negotiate the amount the insurance company would pay for the re-build. The home was 30 years old, and many building codes were very different and much more expensive. The original home blueprints were destroyed in the fire. While our adjuster was excellent, she was from the west coast and had little experience with the stringent Boulder County building requirements, which are quite specific and onerous. She hired consultants to help her evaluate the amount, and they also were very inexperienced in Boulder County codes. While he had no requirement to do so, Jimmy took over the process on our behalf. As a builder in the county, Jimmy and Petra were experts in this area. Jimmy spent many hours with the adjuster's "experts" educating them on Boulder County, including the back-up data to support his/our position. The result was a very favorable result, where we feel the insurance company is giving us a fair amount for the rebuild. THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED without Jimmy's hard work and expertise. We are so very grateful for Jimmy and Petra. Losing everything you own and is miserable. Jimmy and Petra have made this process so much better for us.
Caryn Ellison
Caryn Ellison
Petra Custom Builders is an amazing company. Not only have they completed some amazing projects for many of the families in our club, they constantly give back to the community. Our club offers wrestling to wrestlers of all ages and many in need of assistance that without companies like Petra we would not be able to provide! Support the companies that support our children, you can't go wrong with Petra!
Colorado Top Team
Colorado Top Team
This company is top notch. They are incredibly responsive, professional and knowledgeable. I learned so much about the process of home building and they answered all of my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Worst Friend Ever
Worst Friend Ever
Jimmy and his team are top-notch professionals. They are extremely focused on the client experience and it shows. I look forward to working with them again in the future.
Coach JR
Coach JR
"We had a great experience working with Petra Custom Builders! From the start of the design process through getting our Certificate of Occupancy, they were professional, knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs. They provided valuable guidance and recommendations even when we encountered obstacles, which we did have, and always kept us informed and updated on the progress. They went above and beyond, focusing on the relationship and ensuring that the final product was better than we imagined. They also finished the project on time, which turned out to be essential - the COVID lockdown was implemented two weeks after we finished (yes, I know I am late writing this review). With the way prices skyrocketed, materials became harder to get and subcontractors more challenging to schedule; had they not, we might not have been able to complete our home. We are thrilled with the result and love our new home!"
Carol Moore
Carol Moore
Loved working with Petra Custom Builders. They were professional, creative, delivered super high quality work and were fun to work with. The attitude and culture combined with their high quality craftsmanship separates them from the rest of the pack. Highly recommend you work with Petra if you are building new or doing a remodel.
Blair Koch
Blair Koch
My family and I just finished our massive remodel working hand in hand with Petra Custom Builders. Although we’ve built homes in the past and endured many trying remodels, this was our first project with Petra. It was hands down the best experience we’ve had. Even during these difficult times with material and labor shortages, we were able to finish on our projected time table. It didn’t all go as planned, but we worked through the challenges together. If you are looking to build your dream home or do a major remodel, there is only one call you need to make.
Dave Owens
Dave Owens
Petra did an incredible job on our old town 1920's home! They kept the vintage feel that we loved and opened up the space to flow freely. The team was excellent to work with from start to finish and they helped educate us on the best way to approach the evolving project. We were so impressed with their work that we hired them to buildout our new commercial office space. They surpassed our expectations during a challenging time with the supply chain and permitting issues due to the pandemic. Petra helped us navigate each step of the way and we are lifetime advocates of their work!
Brandon Strope
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Petra Custom Builders is committed to developing long-term relationships with our customers and ensuring that each home is a reflection of your vision.

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Aaron Johnson : Superintendent

Born and raised in Lyons, Colorado, Aaron Johnson had passion for outdoor activities from a young age. Following his graduation from Lyons High School he knew he wanted to stay in Colorado and secured a job in construction, recognizing his own appreciation for every job being different and every new job requiring a new way of thinking. He joined the PCB team in 2018 as a carpenter and enjoys the ever-changing pace of his vast range of responsibilities. In his time away from work Aaron enjoys playing basketball and is an active participant in Muay Thai, a combat sport from Thailand resembling kickboxing, both as a competitor himself and coach for young children starting off in the sport.

Lindsay Skala: Project Developer

Born in Boulder, Colorado, and raised in the southern part of the Denver Metroplex, Lindsay’s journey into home sales was a likely path from the start. Growing up, she often found herself in model home sales offices alongside her mother, who enjoyed a prosperous career in New Home Sales for as long as Lindsay could recall.

With a natural affinity for every facet of the new home sales process, Lindsay embarked on her professional journey at 21, joining one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. Over the next 18 years, she immersed herself in the field, honing her skills and evolving into a seasoned New Home Sales Professional.

Much of her career was spent in the dynamic, high-volume realm of production building. However, Lindsay’s true passion emerged in the creative and intricate world of custom building. Her motivation centers on guiding clients to realize “their American Dream” by being their dedicated advocate and guiding them throughout the process.

Beyond her career, Lindsay’s life is rich and diverse. In her free time, you can often find her passionately cheering on her son at his football games or embarking on cross-country adventures with her husband in their trusty camper. She’s also an avid fly fisher, a culinary enthusiast, and a skilled baker.

Lindsay’s unique journey and dedication to her craft make her a valuable asset to the Petra Custom Builders pack in her role as a Project Developer.

Sara Hugo : Designer

Sara grew up in California’s Bay Area before her passion for design took her to Reno, Nevada where she pursued a degree in Interior Design. After Sara graduated from the University of Nevada in 2012 she moved to Colorado where she has been working as an Interior Designer ever since.
To bring your unique vision to life Sara approaches design as a collaboration! She believes in planning ahead, clear and concise communication, organization, and making the process enjoyable. Sara has dedicated herself to learning and appreciating all areas of the business and brings this expertise to all her interactions. Her approachable style has served her well in working with clients, vendors and trade partners over her 10+ year career.  Outside of the design world, you can find Sara crafting candles, running, camping, or spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Sam Marks: Superintendent

Sam grew up in North Alabama where he was introduced to construction at a young age. Coming from a family of construction workers, he has been on and around job sites his entire life.  After graduating from Warren Wilson College he stayed in the construction field working under electricians, master carpenters, and framers. He made the jump from carpenter to superintendent while living in Utah working for a well-respected custom home builder. His favorite part of custom home building is the technical problem-solving needed to overcome job site challenges and the personal connections he’s able to make with every homeowner. When not at work, Sam can be found doing anything and everything outdoors with his wife, Claire, and dog, Merle. He especially enjoys all types of biking, running, bird watching, and reading.

Charlie Lee: Superintendent

Grew up in the Los Angeles area and is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a degree in Business.  Charlie spent the first 20 years out of college working in the accounting field, becoming a CPA.  At the end of his accounting career, Charlie realized his love for remodeling and building homes.  He started his own construction company and worked on all types of residential remodel projects for 18 years.  Charlie joined Petra Custom Builders in 2022 as a Superintendent.  Charlie lives in Louisville with his wife of 38 years.  Away from work, Charlie enjoys bird photography and traveling with his wife, chasing our feathered friends.  It’s a great way to get outdoors and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.

April Wilson: Design Coordinator

April was born in Southeast Georgia where she spent her childhood playing on the beach and riding her horses. She moved to Colorado with her mom as a teenager. After graduating high school she went on to become a Certified Massage Therapist where she thrived until a hand injury ended her body work career. 

Over the next couple of years she found herself working for a local flooring distributor where she quickly realized she had a passion for design and construction and all the small details the industry demands. She was blessed to be offered a position at a local home builder where she quickly proved her desire to learn and grow in the home building industry. She then moved on to be offered an interior design position where she excelled in building solid relationships with many industry professionals and clients. She strives for excellence in her work and relationships, both professionally and personally.

When not at work she can be found jet skiing at the lake with her husband and kids, watching her son wrestle and her daughter play competitive softball, or playing with her adorable English Bulldogs.

Leilani Loepp: Senior Interior Designer

Leilani’s roots trace back to the picturesque landscapes of Colorado, where she spent her formative years oscillating between the busy city life and the serene expanse of a cattle ranch on the Eastern Plains. After completing her studies with a degree in Interior Design, her professional journey has encompassed a diverse range of projects, spanning commercial tenant finish, residential remodels, and the creation of opulent custom homes.

With an illustrious career spanning ​nearly 20 years, Leilani has cultivated profound connections with her clients and partners, establishing herself as an imaginative and unwavering designer. Her passion remains consistent: to consistently attain the pinnacle of excellence in crafting unforgettable, meticulously tailored interiors that resonate deeply with each client’s unique life story.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Leilani finds solace in snowboarding, ​competitive volleyball, and relishing the captivating Colorado outdoors alongside her husband and their expansive family.

Christina Irvin: Administrative Coordinator

Christina was born and raised in southern California until the draw of being near family brought her to Boulder, CO.  She comes to us after a long career at one of the largest music manufacturers in the world where she worked in many different capacities.  She has brought with her years of experience and a varied skill set to take on the administrative coordinator role within our pack.  Her interests outside of the office include spending time with family and friends, live music, hiking the beautiful Colorado mountains, and mindfulness practices such as daily mediation and even the occasional sweat lodge.  She is also beginning a new journey towards working with people through end of life transition.

Bill Moore, PhD. : Senior Estimator

With a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in various fields of engineering, Bill brings a unique blend of academic expertise, project management experience, construction knowledge, and commitment to excellence to Petra. Armed with his diverse background, extreme attention to detail, and ability to evaluate each project from both a macro and micro level, Bill is able to analyze and solve complex problems throughout all phases of our projects. His passion for building science drives constant exploration into new technologies and materials to optimize our projects’ performance and efficiency with a cost-effective-minded approach. He is constantly searching for ways to improve our processes to facilitate and support our design and production teams in executing projects to the highest standards delivering the best value to our clients.  Bill spends most of his time away from work with his long-time girlfriend Sarah, and family. He is an accomplished golfer who also enjoys slow pitch softball and skiing.

Troy Teague: Estimator

Troy is a Colorado Native, growing up on a ranch in Northeastern Colorado before moving to the Front Range and attending Lyons high school. Before joining the Pack, Troy started his construction career as a laborer for an exterior restoration company. Over the next 9 years, he worked up the ladder from picking up trash on projects, to managing production, and eventually becoming general manager of the company. Then he made the switch to commercial general contracting and started the journey of a professional estimator. For nearly 4 years he learned and worked his way up from junior estimator to chief estimator.

Over the years, Troy has estimated and managed unique projects of all shapes and sizes,
from both the commercial and residential worlds. The highly custom projects Petra has designed and built over the years is the perfect application of Troy’s experience and passions. When not working, Troy can be found at local sporting events, on the golf course, at the lake, traveling, or helping a friend with their own construction projects.

Erin Brown: Design Project Coordinator

Erin was raised in Northern Mississippi where her passion for design was fostered by her dad. In her youth, she watched her father, a remodel and general contracting virtuoso, turn spaces into masterpieces. In the midst of sawdust and hard work, her passion for design was ignited.

She was inspired by his hard work and dedication to create beautiful spaces. That work ethic and vision inspired Erin to pursue a degree in Interior Design from Pikes Peak State College in Colorado Springs.

Over her two year career within the industry, Erin has honed her ability to connect with her clients on a deeper level and bringing their visions to reality.  Erin’s inquisitive nature ensures she stays at the forefront of evolving trends and industry innovations, ensuring that her designs are always fresh and on point.

In her personal time, Erin enjoys spending time with her husband and her two golden retrievers. Her other hobbies include white water rafting, snowboarding, traveling, and painting.

Scott Hensen: Brand Marketing Manager

Scott was born and raised on the front range of Colorado where he developed a love for the outdoors and hands-on creativity. He grew up learning trade skills from his contractor father along with how to fix and build just about anything he dreamed up. Scott graduated from Colorado State University and went into a career in the bicycle industry learning a breadth of skills in marketing, sales, and customer service. Looking for a change, Scott pivoted his career by starting a custom furniture business applying his attention to detail and artisan mindset. Scott brings a creative marketing and sales perspective to the PCB team with a core focus on relationships.

When not at the office, Scott is either spending time with his family, creating something new in his furniture studio, mountain biking, skiing or hunting.

Savanna DeSantis : Staff Accountant

Savanna was born and raised in Michigan and ventured out to Telluride, Colorado after graduating from GVSU Seidman College of Business. She learned to snowboard and enjoyed managing a concept location for Vail Resorts. From there she and her husband carved out a life in the foothills of Colorado. She continued to grow with Vail Resorts – learning many new analytical skills and enjoying the mountains, until their daughter was born and life with littles changed everything. Now she is enjoying being a part of the PCB Pack, snowboarding, hiking, and adventuring with her husband and two children.

Roland Valadez: Project Manager

Roland is a Boulder County native, born and raised in Longmont, and graduated from Lyons High School. Every summer break throughout high school, Roland worked for a local concrete company where he started his passion for construction. After high school, Roland went on to play hockey and get his bachelor’s degree in Energy Resource Management at the University of Wyoming. Throughout college, Roland spent every summer break gaining experience in several different trades of residential construction, all for local contractors. After graduating from Wyoming, he used his degree working as a contract Landman in the oil and gas industry throughout Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Utah, and Texas. Growing tired of the boom-bust cycle of the oil and gas industry, Roland switched back to his roots in construction and secured a job as a Project Manager with a commercial construction company where he managed several of the expansion projects at Denver International Airport. Roland is the first person to fill a newly formed position of Project Manager at Petra Custom Builders where he works with the Superintendents to manage the budget side of several projects. When Roland’s not working, he can be found on the ice rink, the softball field, the golf course, or spending time with his wife Taylor, and son Jax.

Tim Jones: Director of Production

A Colorado native, Tim grew up in Golden and started working in construction at 15 as a laborer for a framing crew. Over the years Tim has been involved in all aspects of construction from custom homes, residential remodels, commercial construction to production homes for some of the largest builders in the state. Tim’s real passion is in custom building where he is able to guide unique projects from conception to completion. When Tim is not on the jobsite, he enjoys spending his time outdoors hunting and fishing. Tim currently lives in Brighton, CO with his wonderful wife Linsey and four children Timmy, Pyer, Ryann, and Stella.

Jimmy Moore

Born and raised in Boulder County, Jimmy grew up enjoying working with his hands. His introduction to construction came as an early teen by way of working along side his dad, building an addition on their house. From then on he spent his summers working as an apprentice for a local contractor giving him a glimpse into all aspects of construction.

Post graduation from Lyons High School Jimmy attended the University of Wyoming on a wrestling scholarship. Following his career as an NCAA athlete Jimmy secured a position as a carpenter with a large commercial construction outfit, specializing mostly in building schools. He quickly moved his way up through the company, eventually into the role of Superintendent, the youngest one the company had ever known. After gaining the experience he was seeking, Jimmy branched out on his own and Petra Custom Builders was born.

Today Jimmy lives just outside of Longmont with his four children; Karson, Sheldon, Lawson and Graceon. In addition to spending time with his family he enjoys playing golf and target range shooting.

Brian Gurley : Superintendent

Brian Gurley, a native of Colorado, grew up in Louisville. After graduating from Centaurus High School he attended Metro State where he played hockey and then moved to Fort Collins to study Construction Management. In 2006, Brian moved back home and began working for a company framing residential homes throughout Boulder County. Intrigued by all aspects of building, Brian started his own company and before long before found himself as a long-term subcontractor for Petra Custom Builders. In 2014, he became an official member of the Petra Custom Builders team working as a project manager. Brian is the longest standing PCB employee. Today, Brian and his wife, Missy have two daughters, Brynn and Taylor, and spend their summers camping and boating.

Ryan Richards : CFO

Ryan Richards joined the team after five years as general manager at a local business. Ryan graduated from the University of Colorado in 2012 and has been engaged in a controller type role for seven years. Ryan is the third generation in his family to be involved in general contract construction. Outside of crunching numbers, Ryan enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, traveling to tropical destinations and researching new medical developments at a ‘hobbyist’ level.

Vadim Misko : Finish Carpenter

Vadim Misko was an industrial electrician in Ukraine. After moving to Colorado, Vadim started working as a carpenter installing interior trim, focusing on artisan finishes in new custom home builds and large scale remodels. Vadim joined Petra Custom Builders first as a subcontractor in 2003 and then transitioned into a full time member of the team in 2018. Outside of the workshop Vadim enjoys spending time with his two daughters.

Andrew Cain : Carpenter

Andrew Cain grew up in Vermont and following high school graduation enjoyed a career in culinary arts and spent a number of years traveling the States, primarily focusing on places he could hike, backpack, rock and ice climb. It’s no surprise his travels lead him to Boulder, Colorado where he started his career in carpentry. He worked for a friend for several years and joined the Petra Custom Builders team in 2016. Andrew, a true adventurer, is often found on backcountry trails enjoying all the mountains of Colorado have to offer.

Michael McFarland : Carpenter

Michael McFarland is a 3rd generation carpenter, born and raised on the coast of South Carolina. Michael found himself drawn to construction at the age of 3 after his dad built him his first skateboard. Following high school, he decided to try his hand at graphic design for a couple years but realized sitting behind a computer screen wasn’t for him. Going back to his roots, Michael went to work for his dad’s construction company where he discovered carpentry had become his artistic outlet. He worked mainly on residential projects, taking on a couple large commercial jobs on the east coast as a certified Pella installer. Michael moved to Colorado in 2018 with his dog, Aiken, for a much needed change of pace and scenery. He has since become fully immersed in the Colorado lifestyle, spending his free time mountain biking, splitboarding through the backcountry or shredding powder at the ski resorts.

Braddon Reese : Carpenter

Braddon grew up in Boulder and recognized early on that Colorado was home forever. He graduated from Centarus High School in Lafayette and shortly thereafter secured a job in framing and carpentry where he worked for 15 years before joining the Petra Custom Builders. He and his wife, Allison, and daughter, Autumn, live in Firestone and in his free time is found on the golf course or at home gardening.

Josh Loomis : Director of Production

Josh was born and raised in Illinois. Starting in middle school, Josh attended prep school in Minnesota where he found a passion for the sport of hockey. Josh has been playing hockey for 30 years now. When he’s not in the ice rink, Josh can be found woodworking, hiking or spending time with his wife and children. He has been married to his wife, Katie, for six years now and they have two children, Weston and Addie as well as a dog named Miya. Josh started working in construction in high school as a laborer in residential construction. After graduating from CU Boulder, he worked for a multi-family/commercial company for eight years. He held multiple positions within that company and his project portfolio grew to include garden-style and high-rise apartment buildings as well as other light commercial projects.

Mark Wissell : Estimator

Mark began his career in the building trades working as a carpenter for a small residential contractor in the Minneapolis suburbs. This introduction to a profession working with his hands, combined with a thirst for knowledge, led him to build a diverse set of skills and contribute to several commercial millwork firms in roles ranging from fabrication, drafting, design, estimating, project and account management. He is a cabinet maker, furniture maker, and aspiring artist currently creating metal wall-hanging landscape pieces.

A Midwesterner transplanted to Colorado in 2015 with his wife Karen, Mark enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle that living along the Front Range affords.