Clean lines and natural wood elements make for a modern yet livable space.
Over the last 50 years Park City has matured— rising from a mining ghost town to become one of the premier mountain lifestyle destinations. Since 2005, Blackdog Builders has helped clients realize the dream of building in and becoming part of the rich heritage and vibrant community of the Wasatch Back.
There’s an intimacy and responsibility that comes with building in your hometown. For Blackdog Builders, growing with the local community means taking the long view and sharing local wisdom.
The seasonal and topographic changes that draw skiers in winter and mountain bikers in summer also present challenges when building in the mountains. Fortunately, Blackdog owner Todd Evans is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to building in the Park City area, with expertise in the unique aspects of local permitting, slope angles, and potential drainage issues.
Todd’s deep knowledge and Blackdog’s expertise has led to success in projects that range from helping clients realize the design and construction of their new dream homes to helping neighbors sustainably remodel the homes where they’ve raised their families.
Accountability and integrity are key when you’re building in the place you call home. Whether they involve a budget of millions or of thousands, a majority of Blackdog’s projects—from custom homes and remodels to commercial projects— are referred by prior clients. That level of trust highlights the company’s focus on customer satisfaction.
Todd explains how Blackdog prioritizes the customer’s experience: “What makes a difference is good communication throughout the project, which means being responsive and gracious and handling the process with a good attitude,” he says.
This emphasis on good communication is key because great design is a collaborative process— between builder and client, as well as between the builder and the rest of the construction and design team.
A clutter-free bathroom creates a calm and relaxing ambience. Crisp white walls with neutral accents make this a perfect balance of beauty and functionality.
Todd says that the Blackdog approach to this collaborative process is defi ned by their proactive mentality. Blackdog reaches out to connect with other team members early, and maintains open communication throughout each project. “It’s always best to work as a team, regardless of who is involved, and pull that team together as early as possible,” he says. “When the owners pull a builder, architect, and designer in together from the beginning and work through the process with the end goal in mind, it all comes together much more effi ciently.”
Todd’s commitment to collaboration and to the community of Park City led him to serve as a past president of the Park City Home Builders Association. Blackdog Builders is also a member of Build Green Utah and a Certifi ed Green Professional. “Building in an environmentally-conscious way is not that hard,” Todd says. “Many of our clients learn that utilizing simple strategies to make a structure more effi cient doesn’t add cost, but it does change their lifestyle for the better.”
The passion the Blackdog team has for their hometown extends well beyond their trade. The team takes company ski days when the Utah powder beckons and may just take to the trails on their mountain bikes after work in the summer and fall. And, with a deep knowledge of local backcountry powder stashes and a love for singletrack, you can bet Todd is in the mix: “My role is to do whatever it takes to keep my team excited to show up to work and love their jobs,” he says. “Their success and passion for their work ultimately leads to our customers’ satisfaction with our work as a team.”
The more than 40 Blackdog team members also strive to build their community through fi nancial and volunteer support for local nonprofi ts like KPCW Radio, Mountain Trails Foundation, Nuzzles and Co. Pet Rescue, and Mountain Town Music concerts. “Being a builder isn’t just about creating structures,” Todd says. “We want to feel that we’re building our community. By using sustainable practices, local resources, and giving back, we want to do all we can to maintain the fabric of Park City and Summit County.”
Built-in bunks are a great space-saving solution and perfect in the lower level of a charming Old Town project.
A breakfast nook can accommodate a number of guests with character and style. Perfect for the dining area that is short on space.