Getting to Know Wonderland Homes
Local character with a legacy of award-winning design and experience
Wonderland Homes is a local homebuilder with a 50-year legacy in Colorado. With such a longstanding Colorado history, we sometimes find it surprising that many people haven’t heard of us before. Well here’s your chance to get to know us. Our company’s story began in 1966, in Boulder where we operated as a custom homebuilder. Since then, we have evolved into a local leader in building sustainable, character-filled homes and communities for thousands of happy homeowners throughout Colorado. We are privately owned by Steve Phua,
Kolby O’Herron and John Picon; three genuine, down-to- earth men that truly care about our customers and strive for excellence in everything they do. What’s unique about Wonderland Homes? Our mission and our tagline is “it’s about character...” Character means a lot of things to us. Our team is filled with characters, we hire trade partners that bring character to the building process, and ultimately the most apparent quality is the character that we bring to the home designs we offer. We focus on contemporary styles and designs that stand out, while being pioneers in building science and comfort. Our homes are built for today’s buyers with a discerning taste, while keeping our homes attainable for people from all walks of life. We work with some of the most sought-after architects in the country, to design a new collection of homes for every community. Personalization matters to Wonderland homeowners, which is why we offer a fully tailored experience for each of our customers. We give you the option to visit the Saddleback Design showroom to choose from over 10,000 items - from wood flooring to kitchen backsplashes. With all of these choices, you can turn your home into your own little Wonderland! Like smart home features? Customers also have the option to fully equip their home with key home automation upgrades, as well as high-end sound and security systems with our partners at Home Run Electronics.
Another key element that sets Wonderland Homes apart is that we pride ourselves on building 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified homes, homes that take care of our planet, and our customers. These days, energy is a limited resource and costs are climbing, so we make sure our processes and standards align with the guidelines set forth by ENERGY STAR®, a government- backed entity, guiding businesses in creating practices to help them achieve sustainability in their products. Say goodbye to poorly performing cooling and heating systems, and unnecessarily high energy bills. ENERGY STAR® is a process that is verified by our third-party building science inspectors at EnergyLogic, ensuring efficiency in all aspects of your future home and we take its guidelines very seriously.
We build with low emission building materials, which helps to improve the overall air quality within your home. Additionally, our energy-efficient homes are well insulated and moisture and air sealed, so when you’re using heat or air-conditioning, the air is not escaping through windows and door cracks. Because we “build tight and ventilate right,” our homes provide fresh, clean air, and protect you from harmful pollutants like carbon monoxide. As a Wonderland homeowner - you can rest easy - we have done the work to make sure your home is not only “built to code,” but rather, we strive for a higher standard of modern living.
Our team has selected some of the most unique and architecturally appealing homes to be part of this year’s parade. Each one of these homes brings fresh and modern design thanks to our partnership with amazing professional designers of Jones Design Group. Also, we have selected finishes through the Saddleback Design showroom to produce distinctively stunning homes. At the Trailside on Harmony community in Timnath, Colorado, we are showcasing our modern farmhouse Blossom floorplan – the former Denver HBA “Home of the Year” winner that has a large, private balcony off of the owner’s suite. Plus, you’ll see something unique in our mid-century modern Basil ranch floorplan that brings new meaning to duplex “paired” homes. At the exciting RainDance Community in Windsor, Colorado, we are showcasing a large two-story home that features a carriage house above a two-car detached garage.
As we build upon this continuing relationship with the communities in Northern Colorado, it is important to invest in the lives of the people who have lived and grown in the area. We take pride in the many philanthropic organizations we support, to have a positive impact on the communities in which we build.
One organization that is near and dear to our hearts is the Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education, also known as “IN!”. IN! strives to create inclusive college opportunities in Colorado for students with intellectual disabilities; to foster academic growth, social development, and career advancement. Wonderland Homes is a proud sponsor of IN! and our President and CEO, Steve Phua, serves on the Board of Directors, as a Past President of IN!. Phua is extremely passionate about giving back to his local community and his work at IN!, partly due to the pride and passion he has in raising his son with intellectual disabilities. Because of Phua’s enthusiasm and dedication to IN!, Wonderland Homes is donating all of the proceeds from a home that is currently under construction and for sale in Timnath, Colorado.
As you tour in this year’s Parade of Homes, we hope that you’ll take a moment to stop into one of our five models currently open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come by, say hello, and get to know our team, company and homes!
To learn more visit wonderlandhomes.com or call our specialist, Christina at 970-329-8889 to schedule your private tour today.