Steve Brooks: All right.
BrokerIPTV: Glad you are here. Yeah.
Steve Brooks: I am glad to be here.
BrokerIPTV: Tell me about Brookstone Builders?
Steve Brooks: Well, I started about 10 years ago converting apartment building into condominiums and about four to five years ago, I decided to get into new construction. So, I started out with multi-family, duplexes, four-plexes those kind of things and now I've moved into custom single-family homes.
BrokerIPTV: Tell us about your design and your approach to custom homes?
Steve Brooks: Well, I spend a lot of time on design. To me, thats one of the most important features in a new home. You walk into a lot of homes and right away you just feel like a bad floor plan or just doesn't flow well or things like that. I personally I like to think of the home as if I was going to move into it myself. So, every feature, everything, every decision I am putting into that house, I have to look at it as if I am going to move into that house. I think in the end, you show a better product, if you think of that throughout the process of building a house, so,
BrokerIPTV: What sets you apart? How do I know I am walking into a Brookstone home?
Steve Brooks: Good question. First of all, I am proud to say that all my houses are built green, which we will talk a little about later in the interview, but secondly, I try to use very unique materials. I think a lot of homes you walk into you see the same materials. I like to say my homes are rustic contemporary; rustic meaning more like a Colorado field, slate instead of travertine, natural stained woods, wood beams, large timbers, use of interior stone, contemporary meaning like clean lines, clean trim, contemporary kitchen cabinets, those sort of things, so you get kind of a Denver feel, but also a mountain feel in the homes; thats really what I am looking for in the homes I build.
BrokerIPTV: The other thing is I really love your floor plans. I mean I am personally, somebody like me, I like an open floor plan. It's very open, very inviting. It flows very easy. I am sure you have gotten some of those comments from people who bought your homes and so forth. So, well done there. Is there anything new that people are talking about as far as floor plans these days?
Steve Brooks: Well, obviously new trends in building - outdoor kitchens are big. I put outdoor fire places, grills, those sort of things in all the homes I do now, because I think thats in high demand. As far as new trends in floor plans, I think definitely most people like finished basements. I finish all the basements that I do and its a great second area for people to recreate in and use. So, I have always done that, but like you said before, open floor plans are big. I like have the kitchen, the nook, family room, all those areas open to one space; sometimes you will see them kind of close off. I personally dont like that. I think it's more of a trend to do an open area. I also put wine rooms on all the main floors, which I think is kind of nice and in this price point, people like to have that sort of thing, so.
BrokerIPTV: We should mention, the price point is?
Steve Brooks: They range from 1.3 to 1.8, depending on which house it is, so.
BrokerIPTV: How do people find out more information about your homes?
Steve Brooks: Well, until I finish my website, which has been under construction for a while, they can email me at email@example.com or phone me at 303-709-2400.
BrokerIPTV: Steve, thanks.
Steve Brooks: Thank you Dan. I appreciate it.
BrokerIPTV: I appreciate having you.
Steve Brooks: Thanks for the opportunity.