Additions & Popups

Some issues with our homes make us think that the only solution is to sell and move on. But you’d love to stay in your home, perhaps because:

  • It’s in a great neighborhood.
  • You’re so comfortable in it (…if only there were more space!).
  • It’s close to family / your favorite outdoor spots / work.

If you’ve outgrown the available space in your home, you don’t have to move. With an addition or popup (adding a second or third story) from H & H Builders, you can stay right where you are!

H & H Builders can meet the structural challenges of additions and popups.
Additions and popups remodeling almost always presents challenges in terms of maintaining the structural integrity of a home. For example:

  • A new second story or a large home addition requires walls and foundations to be shored up to accommodate new loads.
  • Adding a room to the back of a house requires an exterior wall to be breached and a new wall or doorway installed.

Fortunately, H & H Builders happens to be the only Denver-area residential remodeling company owned by a structural engineer. Owner John Happel relishes these kinds of challenges! “I’ve never met a structural problem I couldn’t solve,” he says.

Our Design–Build process ensures the best use of your budget.
Adding a room or a popup to your home is a major investment. You don’t want to spend money on plans that you can’t afford to build or have costs balloon after construction has begun.

In our Design-Build process, we first discuss what you’d like to do to your home, then set a budget range with you and design your remodel with that budget in view. Time after time, our process produces additions and popups that come in on time, on budget, and exceed expectations!

H & H Builders has designed and constructed nearly any kind of room additions you can imagine, including family rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, decks, and garages.

Check out the award-winning three-story deck addition we built for a client near Boulder. The home was in a magnificent setting, but the original deck was dark and cramped. Now their deck is their favorite entertaining space!

Check out some of our Additions & Popups:

Design/Build: A Better Way to Remodel Your Home

An award-winning den addition in University Hills

The Traditional Way

  • Choose an architect.
  • Get bids on the design.
  • Hire a structural engineer.
  • Find an interior designer.
  • Coordinate competing interests.

You want a whole-house makeover—not an extra job as a project manager.

Yet many homeowners end up serving as go-between for design, engineering, and building firms. Why not have everyone working together on the same team?

But the biggest problem is that more than 50% of the time, people can’t afford to build what the architect drafted!

The Design/Build Way

H & H Builders handles architectural and interior design, engineering, and building with a unified, in-house team.

Everyone works together to find creative, cost-effective solutions.

The result? You can relax—you’re always in the loop, and your project gets finished on time and on budget.

An award-winning whole-house remodel in Longmont

What to Expect in a Design/Build Remodel

Our Design/Build process integrates the planning, budgeting, design, and construction of your whole-house remodel under one in-house team:

  1. Plan: What difficulties do you have with your home? What dreams do you have for it? Together, we’ll reimagine your space.
  2. Budget: By setting a budget early in the process, we ensure that you can build what we envision together in the design phase.
  3. Design: Because of our design and construction experience, we often have creative solutions you wouldn’t think of on your own.
  4. Build: We make your ideas a reality—transforming your home and improving your life!

Our goal is to make the whole-house remodeling process as quick and painless as possible. We’ll stage your project to minimize disruptions to your daily life. Contact us today to get started!

Our Services

Our Design/Build process is available in these six areas:

  • Whole House Remodeling
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Accessible Remodeling
  • Structural Remodeling
  • Historic Remodeling
  • Additions & Popups

Here’s What Clients Are Saying About H & H Builders

Read our reviews on GuildQuality

1 2 3 4 5 “We live in an old house and this was a big undertaking for us, so we didn’t know what was possible or what to expect. The knowledge and experience on the team really made us feel feel comfortable with moving forward on our project.”—Eric S., Denver

1 2 3 4 5 “We have already recommended H&H to others.”—Roger W., Denver

1 2 3 4 5 “If I have work I need done in the future, I’ll turn to H&H again because I can trust that at the end of the day I’m going to end up with high-quality work, and that they will finish the project in a timely fashion.”—Will M., Denver

1 2 3 4 5 “I was 100% happy and satisfied with the entire process of working with H&H Builders. I trusted their integrity and very much appreciated their communication style. I am thrilled with how my project turned out and would use them again for any future projects.”—Verified Customer, Denver

1 2 3 4 5 “Pride and quality of work were outstanding. The design was very well thought through and the difficulty of remodeling a 1937 Tudor presented challenges that most contractors would have struggled with and H&H seemed well equipped to manage.”—Verified Customer, Denver

1 2 3 4 5 “They helped us understand what it was going to cost. We knew that there are always surprises, and they helped us through that as well. Also, they helped us with the design phase. I didn’t know what I wanted in some instances, and they came up with some great ideas.”—Verified Customer, Aurora

1 2 3 4 5 “H & H Builders took a tiny, two bedroom, one car garage house and transformed it into a mini-mansion. I did not think it could be done, but I absolutely love my house!”—Verified Customer, Lakewood

Industry Certifications

  • Certified Lead-Safe Firm by the U.S. EPA
  • Member of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver
  • Certified Graduate Remodeler by the National Association of Home Builders
  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist by the National Association of Home Builders
  • A+ rated by the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Lead Safe Certification
Home Builders Association of Metro Denver
Certified Graduate Remodelor
Certified Aging In Place Specialist
BBB Accredited Business


We offer a FREE 2-year warranty on all our work—twice the industry average!

H & H Builders serves Denver and the surrounding area, including the following communities:









Cherry Hills Village








Wheat Ridge

Greenwood Village