Since 1979, our founder George Shaeffer has helped our company grow alongside the communities of Vail and Aspen. Our President David Hyde has expanded on George’s legacy of leadership. With deep-rooted connections to acclaimed architects, local craftspeople, and world-class materials, we’ve built a reputation for custom home construction and incredible, sumptuous residences.

Shaeffer Hyde continues to flourish as a leader in custom construction and high-end material sourcing through the hard work and dedication of our team of outstanding professionals. We serve the Colorado mountains, focusing on the Vail Valley and the Aspen Valley. We embrace new technologies where possible and strive to protect the gorgeous mountains where we build. Our superior craftsmanship and proven processes encompass every aspect of our services, putting Shaeffer Hyde in a league of our own for your unique building process. We love what we do: bringing your visions to life.

Our Core Values

  1. 01

    Celebrate the Craftsmen

    Quality is built through pride, creativity, heart, and hard work.

  2. 02

    Trust Is Earned

    We don't just build homes, we build trust.

  3. 03

    We are a Family

    Care, compassion, and community. We put people first in how we do business.

  4. 04

    Client Commitment

    Your vision, your wishes. We follow your lead to make your home come to life.

  5. 05

    Innovation Driven

    Pushing boundaries to create incredible homes, find creative solutions, and overcome any challenge.

  6. 06

    Collaboration as the Foundation

    We're stronger working as one. Construction is the ultimate team sport.

Our Team

Our Team

We love what we do: bringing your vision of a luxury home to life. Your dream is our reality, from planning the details of your design through maintaining the final estate with our Home Care team. Shaeffer Hyde’s holistic approach means we’re with you through every phase of your home’s life.

The impeccable standards of Shaeffer Hyde Construction are shared by every member of our team. We never compromise on building your dreams.

Leadership

David Hyde

Owner, President
David Hyde
Owner, President

David Hyde, President of Shaeffer Hyde Construction, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from University of Florida. He spent his early career building in Miami, Washington DC, and Atlanta. David is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council with almost three decades of experience in the construction industry. After joining the company in 2007, David has led Shaeffer Hyde as President since 2012. His specialized knowledge as a LEED AP has helped the company continue to make strides with sustainability in construction. A compassionate leader of our company, David does everything he can to empower our team through leadership programs and professional development opportunities. He is particularly passionate about participating in the CareerWise Colorado Apprenticeship Program to give youth a head start in careers in construction. He serves on the Vail Valley Foundation’s Board of Directors, where he highlights their educational initiatives in addition to enthusiastic support for their art and athletics programs. When he isn’t in the office or at a job site, David loves to volunteer, play guitar, coach youth basketball, ski, and mountain bike. He and his wife Alex, who originally brought him to Vail Valley, have two sons, one attending University of Colorado, and one attending Battle Mountain High School.

What's one thing you're learning right now?

How to use Virtual Reality headsets to communicate what a project will ultimately look like, and how that can help the building process. I have also been exploring pushing the limits of Matterport technology during the construction process to solve challenges more quickly.

What's your favorite work memory?

My favorite construction memory was when we flew a stainless-steel pool and set it in during a snowstorm. It was an engineering and construction feat that I was proud to be a small part of.

What's something interesting about you that everyone should know?

I’m in a band! People are shocked when they first see me on stage singing and playing guitar. Also, I’m in the National Association of Home Builders Builder 20 Group, which is a group of 20 custom builders from around the country that share best practices.

George Shaeffer

Founder
George Shaeffer
Founder

George Shaeffer is the Founder of Shaeffer Hyde Construction. He’s a fourth generation Coloradan who grew up in Denver. George is a graduate of Western State University, and he moved to Vail in the 70s as a ski enthusiast. During that time, George worked at ski shop, and as carpenter. He started his own business in 1979, and built significant portions of Vail, Beaver Creek, and the ranches in the Vail Valley while establishing relationships with local architects and a reputation for building awe-inspiring residences. George is an avid outdoorsman who is passionate about his family, horses, and ranching. He lives with his amazing wife, Pam. George has two children, a son Brian, and a daughter Lauren. His children and four grandchildren are part of what has motivated him to forge an incredible legacy with Shaeffer Hyde Construction.

What are you most proud of about founding Shaeffer Hyde?

After 43 years in business, I am most proud of the fact that the company has endured. Our company culture has taken a path that is familiar and consistent, but that has also evolved with the times.

What's something unique about you that not everyone would know?

I compete in cutting, which are performance horse shows, around the country through the National Cutting Horse Association.

What are your hobbies outside of wok?

I love to spend time with my family, especially my grandchildren. I also love hunting, fishing, and of course, horseback riding!

Heather Duncan

Director of Operations
Heather Duncan
Director of Operations

Heather Duncan is Shaeffer Hyde’s Director of Operations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado – Boulder, and has a diverse background in heavy highway construction, oil fields, with a technology company working on storage systems, with a design-build mechanical company, and in preconstruction as an estimator. This rich experience history has given Heather a keen understanding of all building systems and finishes. She is an expert on all that is required to make a company like Shaeffer Hyde work seamlessly to provide the highest quality construction services.

What is your favorite trade?

That’s a tough one! I love the irony of masons creating an elegant look with rocks. The skill of a good interior trim carpenter and the fine details they can create never ceases to amaze me. Finally, because of my engineering background, I have a strong appreciation to the core MEP trades that provide these homes with comfort and function.

What is something interesting or unique about you that not everyone would know?

I played rugby in college and in the Women’s Premier League. I also studied abroad in Australia in college for a semester.

What’s your favorite Colorado tradition?

I do love the Rockies Opening Day even though I’m not an avid baseball fan. (I primarily follow the Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche when it comes to professional sports.)

I also love Christmas Tree “hunting”. 🙂

Travis Cremonese

Director of Preconstruction
Travis Cremonese
Director of Preconstruction

Travis Cremonese is Shaeffer Hyde’s Director of Pre-Construction, and he is OSHA-10 certified with a first aid/CPR certification as well. He started in construction as a teenager working for the family business, and returned to construction after moving to Colorado after graduating from college. Travis is a dedicated and collaborative leader of the Preconstruction department who prioritizes learning and growing with his team. He thrives on getting projects started and aligning all team members to the vision of the client.

What’s your favorite trade?

Electrical and AV trades. Those come naturally to me, and are the easiest for me to understand.

What are you most passionate about in your job?

Collaboration with others. I thoroughly enjoy teamwork. I also enjoy teaching and training others. Also passionate about the challenges and the puzzle of building high end custom homes.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Mountain biking, hiking, fishing, ski and snowboarding, paddle boarding, listening to good music and watching and playing sports. My primary hobby is being dad for my six-year-old boys.

Tiffany Ingoldsby

CFO
Tiffany Ingoldsby
CFO

Tiffany Ingoldsby is the Chief Financial Officer for Shaeffer Hyde. She is a CPA and began her career in construction in 2004 when she began working with Shaeffer Hyde. Tiffany is driven by the passion of the entire Shaeffer Hyde team in bringing magnificent homes to life. She is always keeping the company on the cutting edge of technology, efficiency, and current best practices to help Shaeffer Hyde retain top talent. Her analytical, logical approach, tempered with her kind and respectful manner, keeps the entire company on track.

What is your favorite part of the building process?

Walking the project at the end of the job and listening to the passion and pride of the job team show off the finished product. They spend years of their life working on a complicated project and it is so impressive listening to their passion and detailed experiences as the project evolved over time. They are always so proud of the finished product and always highlight the collaboration from the entire team that worked on the job.

What makes your family unique?

I live with my husband, two kids (a 14-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy) and one rescue dog. My husband and I met at a mountain bike race 24 years ago and are happy to be raising a family in the valley with all the possible adventures. As a family, we enjoy camping, mountain biking, and skiing together.

Tell us about your favorite work-related memory.

I love being a part of the SHC family and through the years watching the SHC family grow through marriages, kids, grandkids etc., and the support and love of everyone here celebrating each life milestone.

Bob Campbell

Director of Aspen Valley, LEED AP
Bob Campbell
Director of Aspen Valley, LEED AP

Bob is the Director of all services in Aspen. He guides our team and all operations on Aspen projects, from preconstruction through construction completion, warranty, and home care services. Having visited Colorado for 30 years to enjoy mountain biking, skiing, and high-altitude golf led Bob to plant roots in the mountains and join Shaeffer Hyde in building luxury homes. Prior to living in Colorado, Bob was a five-time winner of the Build Georgia Award, a prize awarded by the Association of General Contractors for excellence in complex projects and innovation in construction techniques. Bob is also a sustainability champion, one of the first ten contractors to achieve LEED Accredited Professional status in the state of Georgia, where he is a founding member of the state’s US Green Building Council. 

Why do you like working in the valley?

The Aspen Valley has a unique energy. The people create such a wonderful community where there’s a lot of like-mindedness about a work-hard, play-hard mentality. The seasons and the activities make it so there’s a new form of beauty to enjoy every day.

Why do you love working at Shaeffer Hyde Construction?

Our team is exceptional.  Everyone is bought into the goals, vision, and we live our culture everyday.  We always do the right thing.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Spending time with my better half Lauren, our two dogs, Fitz and Woody and family.  Living life to the fullest and getting after it. Traveling and enjoying the outdoors and all that is in our backyard. Alpine Skiing, golf, hiking, cycling, fishing, etc. Additionally, I enjoy helping others and volunteering my time. I primarily volunteer with Lift Up Food Security and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. I’m also an Aspen Rotary Club Member, where I’m Co-Chair of Membership Committee.

Scott Smith

Director of Home Care
Scott Smith
Director of Home Care

Scott Smith is the Director of Home Care, and has been in the construction industry since 2005. He got started as a partner in a private equity development company and started a residential property management business to manage the homes the company built. Passionate about client satisfaction, Scott is constantly working to improve the customer service and Home Care experience for Shaeffer Hyde’s clients. He puts a professional emphasis on continuing our strong tradition of quality and care for every home.

Why do you love working at Shaeffer Hyde Construction?

This is hands-down the best company I have worked for. The support and teamwork that makes Shaeffer Hyde function is unmatched.

What’s something interesting or unique about you that not everyone would know?

I went to college on a dual scholarship for football and baseball.

What sports teams do you cheer for?

Growing up outside of Seattle (hometown of Port Orchard, WA) and spending my first 32 years in Washington State, I am a huge Mariners and Seahawks fan.

 

The Team

Jon Stevenson

Project Manager
Jon Stevenson
Project Manager

Jon Stevenson is a Project Manager for large projects and has been with Shaeffer Hyde for seventeen years. He holds a degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Jon has experience in preconstruction, as a laborer, as a superintendent, and as a project manager, making him a rare triple threat in the industry with incredible depth of knowledge of every angle of a construction project. With experience in residential and commercial projects, Jon brings an analytical eye and a drive for perfection to every project.

What’s your favorite Colorado tradition/event?

The Eagle County Rodeo. I think it’s good to get a good dose of our local heritage every summer.

What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

Whitsunday Islands in Australia. I captained a 40′ catamaran for five days, exploring the turquoise blue waters and uninhabited beaches and islands.

What’s the most interesting thing you’re working on right now?

A remodel of a home from the early 2000’s. That does not seem that long ago, but construction techniques and technology have changed greatly. Taking an old home and transforming it into a new minted masterpiece is always an exciting challenge.

Dennis Thompson

Project Manager
Dennis Thompson
Project Manager

Dennis Thompson is a Project Manager who has been in the construction industry since June of 1971. The majority of his career has been spent as a carpenter, giving him a strong appreciation for craftsmanship and the work that goes into the finished product of every aspect of a home. Dennis thrives on tight schedules and is always striving to deliver the highest quality. He is down-to-earth and focused, keeping teams on track and ensuring every challenge is overcome by drawing on his decades of experience.

Why do you like working at Shaeffer Hyde Construction?

I’ve worked here for 40 years, and like my co-workers. The family atmosphere sets it apart.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Experienced quality builder.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Camping, fishing, and skiing.

Andy Fobair

Project Manager
Andy Fobair
Project Manager

Andrew “Andy” Fobair has over 25 years of experience in construction. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a minor in Architecture from the University of Houston. Through his career in construction, Andy has been a concrete form carpenter, a framer, and a field superintendent before transitioning to his latest role as Project Manager for Shaeffer Hyde. His optimism and resiliency carry over into every aspect of his work. Andy’s background in architecture gives him an edge on navigating drafting software programs when collaborating with architects, as well as reading and understanding even the most complex construction documents with ease.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Just because it’s on the plans, doesn’t mean it’s right.”  – Rob Fawcett (Former Shaeffer Hyde Project Manager who retired after 30 years!)

What’s your favorite trade? Why?

Framing, because of my intimate knowledge of the trade. It was my profession for around 15 years.

What energizes you at your job?

The passion of the people that I work with.

Mark Walinksy

Project Manager
Mark Walinksy
Project Manager

Mark Walinsky is a Project Manager with a BA in Accounting from Assumption University. He has certifications in asbestos testing, crane rigging, and first aid. He has been in the construction industry since 1986, Mark approaches every project with candor and diligence. Mark relishes in every step of the building process and has a deep appreciation for all the details coming together to successful completion.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” (Attributed to both Thomas Paine and George Patton.)

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Time with family – I have the smartest dog in the world and the most loving wife in the universe. I also enjoy cooking, paddleboarding, skiing, golfing, camping, hunting, and foraging.

What’s your favorite Colorado season?

Fall. It’s fresh, colorful, and incredibly beautiful. Plus, there’s Oktoberfest!

Jason Bastien

Director of Renovations, Project Manager
Jason Bastien
Director of Renovations, Project Manager

Jason Bastien is the Director of Renovations and a Project Manager for Shaeffer Hyde. He has over 20 years of working in construction and property management, beginning in college with a company that specialized in additions. That foundational experience gave Jason a hands-on understanding and a craftsman’s appreciation of many trades, including framing, roofing, and finish work. He relishes in the pre-construction process and enjoys taking the time and effort to earn the trust of his clients. Jason is an indispensable part of the Renovations department, collaborating at the highest level to ensure that every project is executed to complete satisfaction.

What’s something interesting or unique about you that not everyone would know?

I was invited to audition for the role of the kid, Tim Murphy, in the original Jurassic Park film when I was in middle school. I ultimately skipped the audition so I wouldn’t miss my hockey team’s games that weekend.

What’s your favorite Colorado tradition/event?

Closing day on Vail Mountain. Always a great time and fun to get that last run in before packing up all the gear for the season.

What sports teams do you cheer for?

I am a die-hard Pittsburgh Penguins fan. I moved to Pittsburgh in high school, and my grandfather was the General Manager of the team in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s.

Bryce Campbell

Project Manager, LEED GA
Bryce Campbell
Project Manager, LEED GA

Bryce Campbell is a Project Manager with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Northern Arizona University. He also holds a LEED GA certification. His strong work ethic and energetic approach to project management makes him a strong leader, going above and beyond when collaborating with subcontractors, designers, and the Shaeffer Hyde team to truly make the project shine.

What do you think Shaeffer Hyde’s most important core value is?

Collaboration – Teamwork is a core value of mine. Whether it be work, sports, groups, or friends, working with others, and creating and refining ideas together gets the best out of everyone. When all voices are heard to develop and create, the group satisfaction and outcome is always unmatched.

What’s your favorite trade?

I love tile work, and how the small pieces come together into an art form. Framing is also a favorite because the shaping of the structure is incredible to see.

What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

I went with close friends on an “active” vacation to take a mountain bike trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. Some of the most incredible mountain biking I’ve done. Excellent culture, people, food/drinks, and fun.

Ben Garbe

Superintendent
Ben Garbe
Superintendent

Ben Garbe is a superintendent with a focus on job site management for Shaeffer Hyde. He is an Accredited Quality Contractor certified by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Ben is a diligent, focused part of the team with construction roots in tile, carpentry, and drywall work. Energized by the challenge of completing something that’s never been done before, Ben provides keen attention to detail that helps Shaeffer Hyde deliver incredible homes through his work as a superintendent. Prior to joining Shaeffer Hyde, Ben restored a Thomas Colvin Gazelle 60 ft. sail boat.

What’s your favorite Colorado tradition/event?

Ski Jorring!

What’s something interesting or unique about you that not everyone would know?

I’ve traveled the world playing in jazz festivals.

What's your favorite part of the building process?

Execution of the client’s dreams into a tangible reality that they can enjoy.

Brando Vasquez

Carpenter
Brando Vasquez
Carpenter

Brando Vasquez has more than 20 years of experience in carpentry. He is OSHA-10 certified. Brando is dedicated and passionate about the work we do and committed to delivering beautiful homes for our clients. His hard work and exceptional craftsmanship elevates every project he is a part of, ensuring that every detail of carpentry is honed to perfection.

What energizes you at your job?

Being able to use my skills to help the team.

Where are you from?

Honduras in Central America.

What sports teams do you cheer for?

The Broncos and Real Madrid.

Brandon Sanchez

Apprentice Project Coordinator
Brandon Sanchez
Apprentice Project Coordinator

Brandon Sanchez is an Apprentice Project Coordinator and is currently pursuing an architectural degree at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Introduced to the construction industry through the CareerWise youth apprenticeship program as a high school sophomore, Brandon has fully immersed himself in his role at Shaeffer Hyde to learn, grow, and contribute to the team in every way he can. Hard-working, dedicated, and analytical, Brandon brings fresh enthusiasm to his role as Apprentice Project Coordinator, keeping projects on track.

What’s your favorite season in Colorado?

Growing up in Vail, there really isn’t really any other answer than winter. The valley becomes a winter wonderland unlike anything around.

What’s your favorite part of the building process?

My favorite aspect of the building process is when drywall is being put up. It solidifies the half-way mark of a finished home. It’s when a house really begins to look like a home.

Why do you like working in the valley?

Knowing I can be part of the expansion process of the valley that I have grown to love makes me feel like I am leaving a legacy behind.

Brian Canepa

Superintendent
Brian Canepa
Superintendent

Brian J. Canepa is an on-site Superintendent. He holds a degree from Palomar College in Industrial Education and has a background in electrical work and HVAC. He holds a CDL and is a licensed general contractor in the state of California. As a third-generation licensed contractor, Brian is a multi-skilled, driven part of the Shaeffer Hyde team. His first-hand knowledge of multiple aspects of construction ensures that the client’s concepts and vision are brought to life with the highest quality of work.

What’s your favorite trade and why?

HVAC and plumbing. At this climate, we are challenged with heating and cooling. I love making these systems work together and assisting with the automation of the systems. These trades provide comfort in a home.

Why do you like working in the valley?

I am exposed to some of the best craftsmen and tradesmen in the world. It’s fantastic being part of some of the most challenging projects in such a special and beautiful valley.

What do think Shaeffer Hyde’s most important core value is?

Client commitment. Commitment to the client entails a commitment to quality, to the community, and to being a true team to get the job done.

Dave Many

Superintendent
Dave Many
Superintendent

Dave Many is one of our Superintendents. OSHA and tower crane certified, Dave has been in the construction industry since 1985, and has been with Shaeffer Hyde Construction since 2005. His strong motivational presence on the job helps Shaeffer Hyde bring high-quality homes to life. Dave’s extensive experience in construction makes him an invaluable resource for the entire Shaeffer Hyde team. His sharp eye and well-developed aesthetic sense elevates his work as a superintendent, delivering incredible levels of detail on every inch he helps build.

What’s your favorite season in Colorado and why?

Spring. I enjoy watching the forest grow again, and I enjoy flower identification.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Climbing, hiking with my dog (a big dog – more to love!), and photography.

What energizes you at your job?

Motivating others around me.

Dean Arneson

Superintendent
Dean Arneson
Superintendent

Dean is a versatile Superintendent with over 35 years of construction experience. He brings to Shaeffer Hyde his diverse and comprehensive abilities in project design, project management, supervision, estimating, and finish carpentry. A confident supervisor excelling at overseeing both residential and commercial projects, Dean is a man of integrity, resourcefulness, and focus. He adds an artist’s touch to his projects. Owners, colleagues, and subcontractors quickly find him to be someone they can trust, building productive relationships where ideas flourish into reality.

Where are you from?

Born in Decorah, Iowa. I moved a lot growing up, always the new kid in school. Spent my junior high and high school years in Boulder. I’ve called Glenwood Springs my home town for 51 years.

Tell us about your family.

My son and daughter became parents about three years ago. My grandkids fill a space I didn’t know was empty.

What’s your favorite Colorado tradition?

Carbondale Mountain Fair – I’ve been to all 51 of them!

Ellen Rindahl

Project Coordinator
Ellen Rindahl
Project Coordinator

Ellen Rindahl is a Project Coordinator for our Home Care and Small Projects teams. A graduate from University of Minnesota and a formerly licensed real estate agent who worked in Vail, Ellen provides a fresh perspective and energy for the Shaeffer Hyde team as a newcomer to the construction industry. She is highly organized, patient, and has excellent attention to detail. Ellen helps to keep our projects on track, and brings compassion for clients and fellow Shaeffer Hyde team members alike into every interaction.

What do you think is Shaeffer Hyde's most important core value?

Collaboration. It’s great to work in a very supportive atmosphere. Everyone in the office is great and has diverse interests outside of work. There’s a lot of different personalities to keep it interesting!

What's your favorite season in Colorado?

I love the summers and being able to do so many outdoor activities like golfing, hiking, going on the river, and walking our dog. I also love to travel to new places, see live music or comedy shows, and try new restaurants.

Where is your favorite place that you've traveled?

Kauai, HI. It is insanely beautiful and feels like a different world. There’s a ton of cool hikes to do and plenty of things to see.

Eric Doran

Superintendent
Eric Doran
Superintendent

Eric Doran is a Superintendent with a degree in Financial Management from Clemson University. At the age of 14, Eric was invited by his uncle to work on a crew, and he has been a part of the construction industry ever since. Eric prioritizes client satisfaction and working closely with his teams to encourage exceptional problem-solving on the fly. His curiosity and artistic inclinations allow Eric to fearlessly pursue adventurous choices when bringing a client’s vision to life.

 

What’s your favorite season in Colorado?

Winter, because it’s fun to surf the mountains! I love powder days with friends.

What’s something interesting or unique about you that not everyone would know?

I am an artist that works with metals.

What’s your favorite trade?

Metal fabrication because it is challenging and beautiful. My most interesting project right now is a structural steel helical staircase.

Eric Wasdorp

Superintendent
Eric Wasdorp
Superintendent

Eric Wasdorp is a Shaeffer Hyde Superintendent who is OSHA-30 certified and has completed the B.E.S.T. Code Test. He has been in the industry for nearly five years. Prior to joining Shaeffer Hyde, Eric was a wildland firefighter. He keeps a cool head under pressure and thrives on delivering a finished product that delights the client and that the team is proud to present. Eric leads through collaboration and is a perpetual student of all aspects of the construction industry. He brings his fresh perspective to find creative solutions to any problem.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Family, snowboarding, rafting, fishing, camping, and going to see live music.

What’s your favorite quote?

“That’s the magic of snowboarding, there is no retiring.” – Kevin Jones

What's your favorite part of the building process?

Collaborating with teammates for creative problem solving.

Heather Eklund

Preconstruction Coordinator
Heather Eklund
Preconstruction Coordinator

Heather Eklund is a Preconstruction Coordinator for Shaeffer Hyde. The daughter of a carpenter, Heather has had an interest in the industry since she was a child, and has been immersed directly since 2016, originally specializing in door and cabinet hardware. She has been with Shaeffer Hyde Construction since 2018. Her creativity and compassion blend together to result in a level of detail and care for every aspect of the Preconstruction process that is unmatched. Heather’s dedication to making the process truly collaborative helps bring about seamless, beautiful results.

Why do you like working in the valley?

I was born and raised in the Vail Valley, with my family on my mom’s side being silver miners in the Aspen area originally. I like working in such a tight knit community. You will see people you’re working with on projects out in town and at events.

What’s your favorite season in Colorado?

That special time between spring and summer when the trees are a super vibrant green and everything starts to grow again after the long winter. It’s like this light at the end of a tunnel.

What's your favorite part of the building process?

The teamwork. So many trades coming together to create the beautiful homes.

Jeff Petersen

Project Manager
Jeff Petersen
Project Manager

Jeff Petersen is a Construction Project Manager with over 37 years of construction experience that began in 1984 when he worked in road construction through his family’s business. He is a dedicated, results-driven project manager who enjoys collaborating with clients. Jeff’s work is set apart by his relentless pursuit of the finest craftsmanship and elevating all the details in a structure to make it something truly magnificent.

 

What’s your favorite trade? Why?

Finish Carpentry has a special place in my soul. I love the process of taking raw materials and creating a finished product that everyone sees forever.

Tell us about a favorite work-related memory or event.

This one is not strictly specific to a single project, but I love when I get to start a walk-through of a finished space with a client. Bringing them to a specific viewpoint and having them look beyond the structure to the mountain views the new window package created is always so much fun to witness.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I like to fix things. I research how to fix my personal vehicles when they have mechanical problems. Ideally, I’d have a shop with all the necessary tools to build/restore vehicles.

Kevin Squires

Superintendent
Kevin Squires
Superintendent

Kevin Squires is a customer service supervisor for Shaeffer Hyde. He is OSHA certified, with training in safety for scaffolding, cranes, ladders, trenches, chemicals, and general safety. He began 30 years ago as a laborer and has spent his career building beautiful houses and taking care of them. Kevin thrives on providing above and beyond maintenance care for Shaeffer Hyde homes, troubleshooting for clients, and completing projects with prompt efficiency and an emphasis on craftsmanship.

Where are you from?

Redcliff, CO, right here in Eagle County.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Helping out at my kiddos’ school. I also enjoy biking, paddle-boarding, camping, and swimming.

What’s the most interesting thing you’re working on right now?

I’m upgrading a home. It’s getting a completely new finish with updated electronics and lighting throughout.

Manny Pacheco

Assistant Foreman
Manny Pacheco
Assistant Foreman

Manuel “Manny” Pacheco is a carpenter, labor foreman, and bilingual English/Spanish translator for the Shaeffer Hyde team. He is an indispensable part of the team on the job site, providing skilled carpentry, careful oversight, and positive, fast translation assistance between team members. Manny ensures that no detail gets lost in translation and work can continue smoothly, and he prioritizes safety at every turn.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Hiking in the mountains, hunting, fishing (especially ice fishing!), swimming, camping, and traveling. I love plants and gardening. I had a bumper crop of peas last year in the back yard. I am a single parent, so my girls help out immensely and I love to enjoy my hobbies with them.

Why do you love working at Shaeffer Hyde Construction?

My job is always moving forward every day. There is never a dull moment.

What’s your favorite quote?

There is no key to life. It’s a combination!

Mitch Sturde

Superintendent
Mitch Sturde
Superintendent

Mitch Sturde is a job site superintendent with over 40 years in the construction industry and 28 years with Shaeffer Hyde. His passion for construction began with a high school shop class, and his career began as a carpenter, his favorite of the trades. Mitch is known for delivering high-quality work on every project he’s involved in, and prides himself on consistently learning through on-site training and collaborating with his peers at Shaeffer Hyde to continually pursue new levels of excellence.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Passionate, kind, hard-working.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Mountain biking, skiing, hiking, traveling. I love to spend time with my wife, Gina, and our two sons, Alex and Jake, who are both in college.

Why do you love working at Shaeffer Hyde Construction?

The people are great. I was able to learn and grow in this company for the past 28 years. What a great way to learn and excel.

Phil Koski

Superintendent
Phil Koski
Superintendent

Phil Koski is a superintendent who has held a contractor’s license in the valley for more than 42 years.  Phil has experienced nearly every aspect of construction, beginning as a laborer, working in rough framing, cabinetry, and residential construction. He is continually finding ways to innovate and bring modern technology to the job site. Phil’s extensive experience has set him on the perpetual hunt for perfection, and he leads his team with that hunt in mind.

What's your favorite quote?

“If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” – Will Rodgers

What's something interesting or unique about you that not everyone would know?

I retired from the DeKalb Park District (of DeKalb, IL, my hometown) and got a pension check when I was 20 years old.

What's your favorite Colorado tradition/event?

Last day of the ski season on Vail Mountain.

Phillip Riggio

Project Coordinator
Phillip Riggio
Project Coordinator

Phillip Riggio is a Project Coordinator with a background in high-end landscaping and construction work from his time spent in San Diego, CA. He first began in construction in high school as an apprentice to his father. With a love of masonry, brick work, and woodworking, Phillip brings a hands-on understanding of the nuances of a project. He is a down-to-earth, dependable, and kind part of the Shaeffer Hyde team, ready to go the extra mile to bring a project to completion.

Why do you like working in the valley?

It has always been a dream of mine to live in the mountains. Being from New York, I am used to the cold weather and winter is my favorite season. Plus, the views are incredible!

What do you think is Shaeffer Hyde's most important core value?

Family. I believe that this value sets the tone for the rest of our values. When you treat the team and the clients like family, the collaboration, innovation, integrity, and the rest all comes naturally.

What's your favorite quote?

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” – Jimmy Dugan (played by Tom Hanks) in A League of Their Own

Rhyan Cunningham

Human Resources, Accounting
Rhyan Cunningham
Human Resources, Accounting

Rhyan Cunningham has been part of the Human Resources and Accounting teams at Shaeffer Hyde since 2018. With an educational background in advertising and extensive experience in customer service management, Rhyan brings passion, a competitive spirit, and eye for detail to every aspect of her role with Shaeffer Hyde. She consistently inspires communication, motivation, and collaboration amongst the Shaeffer Hyde team.

What do you think is Shaeffer Hyde’s most important core value?

Family. Shaeffer Hyde Construction is all about care, compassion, and community. We look out for one another. It’s not only on a professional level, but a personal one as well.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Anything is possible. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein

Why do you like working in the valley?

The lifestyle. The valley offers a great sense of community. It has a very friendly vibe and is full of culture, unbelievable landscapes, and never-ending adventures.  

Robbie Giardino

Project Coordinator
Robbie Giardino
Project Coordinator

Robbie Giardino is on Shaeffer Hyde’s preconstruction team. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Robbie got started in the construction industry with an interest in construction that began as a teenager. Passionate about learning new products and methods of building, Robbie’s curiosity and dedication to the pursuit of excellence positively shapes the preconstruction process for our clients and helps lead to outstanding finished homes.

What’s your favorite quote?

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Gautama Buddha

What do you think Shaeffer Hyde’s most important core value is? Why?

Integrity. It’s important to always do the right thing, and it builds trust with our clients.

What’s your favorite part of the building process?

Framing. It’s the first stage when a home begins to take shape.

Shayne Methvin

Superintendent
Shayne Methvin
Superintendent

Shayne Methvin is a Superintendent who has been in the construction industry since 2008, with a background as an electrician. Formerly a Lutron-certified programmer, Shayne switched gears into construction management. He is solution-oriented and has an electrician’s enthusiasm for working with new home integrations and lighting systems in particular but enjoys every aspect of being a part of the process to build amazing homes. Shayne prioritizes planning ahead and getting the job done right in every detail of the work.

 

What is the most interesting project you're working on right now?

Trying to integrate a steel trellis into a steel structure without having to remove a large portion of the front of the house.

What makes your family unique?

I have been married to my wife Anna for 26 years. She’s from Sweden, and we lived there for a few years and go almost every summer to see family and friends. We have three children, a 14-year-old-boy, a 12-year-old boy, and a six-year-old girl. Getting to watch them grow up in a great place and embrace the outdoor lifestyle they grew up in is so special.

What energizes you at your job?

Forward progression and a happy homeowner.

Sierra Scanlan

Administrative Accountant
Sierra Scanlan
Administrative Accountant

Sierra Scanlan is Shaeffer Hyde’s Administrative Accountant, handling the billing for our clients as well as drafting and finalizing contracts for our new clients. Her background is in banking, and she recently made the switch to construction to join Shaeffer Hyde in 2020. Sierra is passionate about efficiency and timeliness in the processes she helps facilitate. Her collaborative approach to financial aspects of our business helps ensure that projects flow smoothly with clear communication.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

My biggest hobby is running and racing. I’ve raced pretty much every distance, but my favorite is the marathon. I have run four marathons so far. I also like going to concerts, listening to music, and trying out new restaurants.

Tell us a story about your favorite work-related memory.

I ran the Boston Marathon in April 2022, and I received so much support from my co-workers, not only after the race but also as I was training. It meant a lot that they took interest in something that is so important to me.

Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled?

Ironically, it is Colorado. I spent a lot of time here growing up (I’m from Romeoville, IL in the Chicago suburbs) and I always envisioned living here. So, in some ways, I am living out a dream of mine.

Tim Wilson

Service Technician
Tim Wilson
Service Technician

Tim Wilson is a service technician and carpenter on our Home Care team. He has over 25 years of trim carpentry experience, and has been in construction for over 30 years working with various builders and construction subcontractors before finding a home with Shaeffer Hyde Construction. Tim is detail-oriented and motivated by a job well done, and enjoys taking on elaborate, unusual projects in the valley. He is known for completing projects at the highest level of client expectation and quality.

What’s your favorite season in Colorado?

Spring. It’s still snowing but the temperatures are milder. There are often hints of the wonderful summer weather here, but I can still get in a bit of last-minute snow skiing.

What are you most passionate about in your job?

Finishing projects to the highest levels of quality and expectation.

Where are you from?

I was born in New Orleans and grew up in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Todd Mann

Superintendent
Todd Mann
Superintendent

Todd Mann is a superintendent who began in the construction industry in 1974, starting with framing as a high school sophomore. His natural talent for leadership and working with his hands led him to a life-long career in the industry from there. He holds a two-year degree in building trades, estimating, and drafting. He has taught rigging, plan reading, and safety classes, and has actively kept himself on the leading edge of current equipment and construction safety classes for 46 years. Todd is a highly motivational superintendent who brings a true tradesperson’s diligence and hard work to every project.

Tell us about your favorite work-related memory.

There are so many to choose from, but a particularly memorable one is setting a three piece stainless steel pool 30′ in the air with 1/4″ tolerance in a snowstorm with a total blind crane set. We NAILED it. (This is also David Hyde’s favorite memory – check his bio for a link to a video of the event!)

What makes your family unique?

My wife and I have been best friends for 46 years and married 40 years and live on some acreage off-grid. We have two happily married, awesome daughters who have great children. We are unique because we all are so very tight-knit, and have equally wonderful sons-in-law who keep up with our amazing daughters!

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Projects around our home. Archery, elk hunting, bird hunting, fishing, riding our horses, and moving cattle.

Troy Clark

Service Technician
Troy Clark
Service Technician

Troy Clark is a technician with Shaeffer Hyde who began his career in 1987 with college courses in architecture. He holds a Level A hazardous materials certificate and is OSHA and CPR certified. Troy approaches all of his projects with determination and good humor, and is always setting the bar higher for himself and the Shaeffer Hyde team to deliver on the highest quality homes possible.

why do you like working at shaeffer hyde construction?

The constant strive to be the best builder – we set the bar higher every year.

what energizes you at your job?

In my job I do something different everyday – it is never stagnant and always changing, so you never feel bored.

what’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

Cabo San Lucas – I went there to fish in one of the world’s largest marlin tournaments.

Troy French

Project Coordinator
Troy French
Project Coordinator

Troy French is a Project Coordinator, and holds a Construction Management degree from Northern Arizona University. Troy’s family is in the construction world, which started his interest in construction as early as high school. His formal construction career began four years before he joined the Shaeffer Hyde family. He is passionate about finding solutions to challenges and is guided by a true love for building, elevating every project he engineers to a new level of innovation. Troy is Shaeffer Hyde’s chief drone pilot, Matterport videographer, and virtual reality leader.

What’s something interesting about you that not everyone would know?

I can understand and know how to communicate in American Sign Language.

what is your favorite part of the building process?

Seeing a home near completion and thinking how much time, efforts, materials, sweat and meetings went in to the entire process.

what are your hobbies outside of work?

Snowboarding, fishing, hunting, rafting, paddle boarding, football, baseball, soccer, and golf.

Whit Hyde

Laborer
Whit Hyde
Laborer

Whit Hyde is a laborer for Shaeffer Hyde Construction. He has been interested in the construction industry for most of his life, and began honing his building and drafting skills starting the summer of his sophomore year of high school. Whit’s love of construction was spurred by his family’s business, and he looks forward to a future in architecture. A perpetual student of the trade, Whit is particularly interested in the preconstruction process and studies blueprints carefully. A true team player, Whit is a hard worker who is always ready to lend a hand and dive in whole-heartedly to any project.

Why do you like working in the valley?

It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I love the tight-knit community where everyone seems to know everyone.

What's your favorite quote?

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Michael Jordan

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I love to play basketball, ski, and play guitar. I’m a huge fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Broncos, and the Rockies!

Zach Knebel

Foreman
Zach Knebel
Foreman

Zach Knebel is a Foreman for Shaeffer Hyde. He began in the construction industry when he was eighteen, fueled by a passion to build things by hand himself. Zach currently holds a Class A CDL. With a background as a carpenter, Zach takes a special interest in ensuring that the details on woodwork, trim, and finishes are crafted to perfection. That attention to detail is carried over into all aspects of his work. He prides himself on delivering the highest quality of craftsmanship on every project he helps build.

What is your favorite work-related memory?

I loved seeing the excitement of the owner when we finished the first project I was a part of for Shaeffer Hyde. That was an inspiring moment for me.

Why do you love working at Shaeffer Hyde Construction?

Our team has so much compassion for one another. Everyone is kind, and we all work together to ensure we can keep the company’s reputation for delivering high-quality construction.

What's something unique about you?

I lived in Caracas, Venezuela for four years, and I’m originally from Holmes, New York.

Shaeffer Hyde in the Press

  • The Aspen Times

    Quality Residential Construction Begins With Trust

    "Whether you’re doing a complex renovation or building a custom Colorado mountain home from the ground up, it’s essential to understand a builder’s processes before you can determine if it’s the right fit..."

  • Robb Report

    Home of the Week: This $45 Million Modern Vail Mansion Has a Glass-Bottom Pool Over a Roaring Firepit

    "There are swimming pools and there are swimming pools. The stunning pool at Vail’s Apogee House stretches an impressive 75 feet end-to-end, features a clear acrylic bottom and literally hangs off the side of the mountain..."

  • Mountain Living

    Before & After: An Incredible Mountain-Modern Renovation

    "Visions of the ideal mountain home have changed in the Rocky Mountain West, and Vail, Colorado, is no exception. Gone are the days of dark, traditional ski-lodge-style alpine homes, and in their stead, “mountain modern” has emerged..."