Builder Spotlight: Conquest Construction



Darren Caldwell

Owner, Conquest Construction 970-243-1242

Conquest Construction

High Pointe HomeKitchen by Conquest


What is your background?

I was born and raised in a small oil and gas community in Northern British Columbia, and I have spent most of my life involved in every aspect of the home building industry. I started out working with my dad in home construction. Construction, real estate, and land development are the family business. I lived and worked in Arizona and Vancouver before moving to Grand Junction in 1998. I have owned and operated my own construction company for over 30 years. I am fortunate to have four children to enjoy the recreation and beauty of western Colorado with.

Why choose Conquest Construction LLC?

Conquest construction is a true design build company with a reputation as a leader in Western Colorado’s luxury home market. This reputation was built over time by doing things the right way, the first time. All homes are custom designed in house by Darren. This allows each house to take advantage of the unique views and features of the lot. Timeless architectural style is evident in all Conquest Homes, as is the individuality that makes each home unique and one of a kind. Inviting courtyards and outdoor living spaces allow for entertainment and enjoyment year round. Comfortable living spaces, unique ceiling detail, extravagant yet functional kitchens, and huge closets are some of the features our homes are known for. Stone fireplaces, wine cellars, and home theatres are also incorporated into many designs.

What does your company have in store for the future?

In addition to our success in the luxury home market, Conquest Construction is working on several developments.

We are excited to offer homebuyers the opportunity to own a luxurious Conquest home without the luxury home price tag. All Conquest Construction homes are built with superb craftsmanship and dedication to detail. Many “upgrades” are standard features in our homes. Our new lock-&-leave developments are ideal for retirees or anyone wanting to take advantage of a simplified lifestyle, with more time to enjoy your life.

Mesa Estates is a growing development on Orchard Mesa, with homes ranging in size from 1400-1800 sq. ft., and featuring covered patios, lots of natural light, and premium finishes. These homes are moderately priced, but have the elegant look and feel of a Conquest Construction home. The HOA takes care of yard maintenance and snow removal, giving homeowners the ease of a lock-&-leave lifestyle.

Red Rocks Valley is the latest venture for Conquest, and construction in this Redlands neighborhood will begin soon. The homes in Red Rocks will be 1400 – 2000 sq. ft. patio homes and will have the benefit of the lock-and-leave lifestyle..

High Pointe Estates continues to be one of the premier neighborhoods in the Redlands with homesites available to build your dream home. High Pointe is close to downtown and recreational venues, and has a pond and private park for residents.

What trends do you see in the building industry 
and how are you keeping up with those trends?

People want to simplify their lives.  They are maximizing the efficient use of floor space to minimize square footage and are trending toward more simple homes with clean lines.  Homeowners seek energy efficiency and are making smart use of technology to simplify managing their home.  During construction they are choosing the option of using design/build teams to work with rather than trying to deal with numerous professionals during design and construction.

Conquest Construction is a design/build firm that is responsive to the homeowner’s needs and wants.  We take pride in building timeless and functional homes that are beautiful and which the homeowner can be proud to own.  We can help take the stress out of building your dream home with our expertise, knowledge, and experience.

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