Interior 325 Homestead
The most effective expression of the value and benefit of our services is a partial list of testimonials we have accumulated from clients, associates, including building owners, architects, designers and longtime vendors.



Peter remodeled my home at 119 Gothic in the historic district of Crested Butte. The work was excellent at every stage and ultimately the remodel won Project of the Year for Residential Remodel. Peter is honest, hard-working, creative, attentive to design and detail. He interacts well with the owner, architect, city officials and subcontractors. Perhaps most critical to construction in a historic district, Peter understands the relationship between new construction, technology and historic buildings and can execute honoring both. If I were remodeling again I would want Peter to head the project.

– Bryce Appleton


I hired Peter on the recommendation of a local architect. I needed someone I could trust to do the job as I did not live in Crested Butte full time. From the day he started working with the Town on various historical aspects of the project I knew he was the right choice. He always communicated with me on changes he thought would be money saving without sacrificing quality. He met my deadline and came in lower than originally anticipated. I hired Peter again to renovate a guest house and over the years I became good friends with he and his wife, Teri. Working with Peter has been fun and I would strongly recommend him to anyone for any job, large or small.

-Kelly Green


Having Peter O’Rourke direct my small remodel log cabin project is equally as impressive as his much larger accomplishments. He gave it just as much effort and attention. His passion for his craft is evident in his effective use of materials and his creative approach to problem solving . As an artistic client, I was so excited to work with someone who “got it” and found his effervescent personality a complete delight. Add in his fairness and honesty and it just doesn’t get any better.

– Lenore Prud’Homme   –   Houston, Texas


As the Chamber of Commerce Director, I had the opportunity to hire Peter as the contractor on a flagship building in Crested Butte. With his attention to detail and insistence on the finest of craftmanship, I knew that the Town of Crested Butte would have a quality project. His creative problem solving and awareness of the efficient building process shows in his work. I would hire him again, hands down.

– Diane Markowitz


Peter and Teri have renovated three historic homes for us in Crested Butte. All have exceeded our expectations, combining modern conveniences with historic charm. They both have the ability to think outside the box and are willing to try anything. I am amazed at how seamlessly they can incorporate old lighting fixtures, hardware, doors, mantles or furniture to make it look like it has been there forever.

Peter is a true craftsman and Teri’s experience with antiques gives her a real eye for combining old and new. The best part is that they are great to work with and made the projects an exciting adventure.

– David and Bette Chenault


Peter O’Rourke completely remodeled my home in the historic district of Crested Butte in 1996-97 and did some additional improvements (including a guest house and garage) in 2000-01. In addition to the exceptionally high quality of his work, I feel that Peter added significant value to my two projects in a number of ways. Peter’s understanding of how to deal with people in Crested Butte (no mean feat) and how to solve the various and unexpected problems that arose on both construction projects. I am extremely pleased with the workmanship and attention to detail his crew provided and feel comfortable using Peter on any future projects; in fact, I am employing him again this spring. I would recommend Anthracite Builders without reservation.

– Scott Nelson


You are our most favorite builder in the world.

– C.P.