Who We Are ...

Our goal is to exceed your expectations—and we have a team that can make it happen!

Foundation

Founded in 1998, we’re an award-winning Denver-area home remodeling company. We’re proud of our certifications and awards—you can learn more about them on our Awards page. But the two most important things to know about us are:

Owner John Happel is a structural engineer.

Having a structural engineer in your corner means, of course, that the structural integrity of your remodel is covered from Day 1. More than that, it also means that you can do more than a cosmetic remodel: open up your space by taking out a wall, add a room, or put on a second story!

We’re a Design-Build remodeler.

This means that the whole process for your remodel can be handled by our team. No need to find an architect, fret about budgeting, or wonder who to call with a question. Work with our design team to plan your remodel, then relax while our construction team builds it!

Management Team

John Happel—Founder, Structural Engineer

John oversees the Design–Build team working on your remodel, making sure that your project runs smoothly and that you have the best possible home remodeling experience. His expertise as a structural engineer opens up a world of possibilities for your remodel and ensures that whatever the construction team builds is structurally sound.

John’s credentials:

  • Over 40 years of experience in residential construction and home remodeling
  • Master of Science in Structural Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
  • Former Director/Chair of the Council of Professional Remodelers of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver
John Happel

Lorie Schroeder—Office Manager

Whether you’re thinking about starting a remodel or have questions about an ongoing project, you can give Lorie a call. She’ll give you the info you need or connect you with a team member that can help.

Lorie has over 25 years of administrative experience and is using that experience to keep the front office running smoothly. When Lorie isn’t at her desk she is hanging out with her husband of over 35 years, reading a good book, or checking out the local breweries.

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Design Team

Robyn Smit—Kitchen & Bath Designer

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Michael Awn—Architect

Michael has over 20 years of design and Architectural experience and is a valuable asset to our team. He holds a Masters of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design and has worked on projects both domestically and abroad. When Michael’s not working he likes family beach adventures, consuming a good craft beer, and playing with his furry kids, Cookie and Koko.

Build Team

Tyler Washburn—Production Manager

Tyler started as a Lead Carpenter at H & H Builders in 2016 and was promoted to the Production Manager in 2021. Tyler has over 8 years of construction experience. He loves the exercise that the physical labor of the job demands and gets satisfaction out of knowing that the hard work he puts into each project materializes into gorgeous, finished spaces. When Tyler isn’t at work he is spending time outdoors.

Pedro—Lead Carpenter

Our lead carpenters are OSHA and Certified Lead Renovators with over 30 combined years of experience in home remodels and construction. Our Lead Carpenters stay at the job site and oversee each project from beginning to end so that our clients always have a consistent and reliable point of contact throughout the entire process. Your home is in skilled hands.

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Johnathan—Lead Carpenter

Our lead carpenters are OSHA and Certified Lead Renovators with over 30 combined years of experience in home remodels and construction. Our Lead Carpenters stay at the job site and oversee each project from beginning to end so that our clients always have a consistent and reliable point of contact throughout the entire process. Your home is in skilled hands.

Additional Members

Aaron Seidl—Bookkeeper

 

Aaron Seidl has been the Bookkeeper at H & H Builders since September of 2020.  He graduated from Colorado State University – Global Campus with a Bachelor’s in Accounting.  Before transitioning into the accounting and financing field, he spent 15 years as a chef working in various restaurants in Boulder and surrounding areas.  He currently lives in Erie, CO with his wife and two sons.  For fun he enjoys spending time with his family, getting outdoors and playing video games. 

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