About Us

Who We Are

Aldrich Builders, created in 1980 by Michael J. Aldrich, continues to develop many wonderful relationships while working with our clients to realize their dreams. Throughout the years, thousands of projects have been designed and constructed: new homes, renovations, multi-family dwellings, kitchens, baths, decks, landscaping, and more. Aldrich Builders loves Estes Park and is active in the Downtown Development with multiple projects beautifully constructed and renovated. We bring increased value to the properties as well as increased fulfillment to our clients.

For Michael and our team at Aldrich Builders there is no challenge too great! Our team is here to assist all our clients in the development and creation of dreams.

Our Team

Michael Aldrich

Owner

Michael is the owner of Aldrich Builders, which he has operated since 1980. Michael is known for his project management skills in accomplishing numerous residential projects in the Estes Valley such as new homes, renovations, as well as condominium projects and subdivisions.

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Commercial projects include many renovations in downtown Estes Park. Renovation of the Stanley Hotel Manor House and Hotel stand out as highlights.

Michael moved to Estes Park in 1965 with his family and is a 1973 graduate of Estes Park High School. His father, Norbert L. Aldrich, was the owner of Alpine Pharmacy and the Stanley Village Pharmacy here in Estes Park. Norbert also served the community on several boards including the Town of Estes Park. Both of Michael’s sons are Eagle Scouts. Jon is the owner of Aldrich Construction in Steamboat Springs. Jeremy is in the computer science field. Michael was influential in 26 young men becoming Eagle Scouts. He has been active in the Boy Scout Troop 8 for 17 years and Scoutmaster for 11 of those years. He is also an active member of Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary and previously served as president. Michael is an affiliate member of the Estes Park Board of Realtors and takes seriously his involvement in the lives of those in his community.

Michael enjoys building a personal relationship with his client to assist them in developing the dream for their residence. This begins with reviewing with the client and/or realtor the purchase of the home or building lot. This would include reviewing home inspection reports and reviewing the needs of the client and comparing it to the possible property. Preliminary design and estimates are often provided. Michael takes charge of the design and budgeting process. He provides leadership and involves his team early in process of providing a detailed estimate.

Michael’s leadership results in a project that runs smoothly and flows well per schedule and within the estimate. All revisions are discussed and initiated per the client’s direction. Michael takes on challenges and handles surprises quickly and effectively on behalf of the client. The result is an enjoyable experience.

Michael is indeed magical and loves developing and creating the dreams of his clients.

Joe Niemuth

Project Development Lead

Joe Niemuth attended Greenville College in Illinois where he earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology. He moved to Estes Park in 2003 and began his career as a carpenter.

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His carpentry experience includes all facets of construction from framing to finish trim work. While living in Estes Park, Joe has had opportunities to be employed by Rocky Mountain National Park, several small residential construction companies and a surveying and engineering company. These experiences have contributed to his knowledge, skills, and understanding of quality building methods and navigating challenging situations.

Joe moved into a supervisory role with Aldrich Builders in 2013 as a Project Manager. He has supervised numerous projects ranging from residential remodels, additions and new home builds. He has been in his current position as General Manager since 2017.

Joe is a dedicated father, who enjoys spending time with his family taking them on adventures outdoors. He also enjoys running, biking, camping, skiing, hiking, and gardening. He also continues with woodworking projects in his garage, where he delights his wife and kids with his creations.

Dave Williams

Production Manager

Dave Williams grew up in California and moved to Colorado in 1992 and to Estes Park in 1994. Dave Has worked on several phases of construction including the management of the largest custom home painting company in the Estes Valley for over 20 years.

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Dave joined the Aldrich Team early in 2017 as a Project Manager and moved into his role as Production Manager in early 2023. Dave enjoys the process and the development of the projects and making sure that the end result of the project is the “DREAM” that the client had in mind. Dave also enjoys spending time with his three children, fishing, mountain biking, and camping.

Dan

Project Development Implementation

My name is Daniel Wiedow. One of my favorite hobbies is four-wheeling! Colorado offers an abundance of opportunities for off-road adventures with its vast network of trails catering to all skill levels.

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Whether you prefer rocky terrain, steep inclines, or scenic drives through forests and meadows, there’s something for everyone.

I am a Dynamic and results-driven Project Development Manager with over 8 years of tenure at Aldrich Builders. I Oversee all aspects of project development, from initial planning and permitting to construction and final delivery, with a focus on meeting clients Dream, with the end result in my mind at all times.

In-depth knowledge of permit regulations and processes in Estes Park, Larimer County, and Boulder County, facilitating smooth and efficient project development. Extensive experience in project management within the construction industry, particularly in the residential and commercial sectors.

Leveraging a diverse professional background that includes expertise in plumbing and extensive experience working with various aerospace companies, I bring a unique perspective to project development and management. Proficient in navigating complex permitting processes in Estes Park, Larimer and Boulder County, while ensuring seamless coordination and execution of construction projects.

I have Strong communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with internal and external teams, local agencies, and customers.

Collaborating closely with internal teams, subcontractors, and local Building departments to streamline permitting processes and mitigate potential obstacles.

Maintaining meticulous documentation and records to uphold the highest standards of quality and continuously update customer’s, regarding progress throughout project lifecycles.

Julie

Marketing Assistant

Julie Prochaska-Phares was born in Columbus NE, she moved to Estes Park in 1982. She has raised her 4 children here in Estes Park.
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Julie has been involved in a number of organizations here in the Estes, she served as President of the Noon Rotary Club in 2007 and then served as Rotary District Governor in 2014-2015. She was a founding member of Estes Valley Partners for Commerce and served as President. She is also a member of the Board of Realtors, and the Estes Park Chamber

Julie’s passion is working in her backyard in the summer, playing golf, and going on long camping trips. In the winter months she loves to go to Texas and watch her grandson play high school basketball.

For the last 10 years Julie has worked in the Vacation Rental Industry, as a sales representative, and also as a General Manager overseeing over 30 employees. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with Aldrich Builders as their Marketing Assistant and is looking forward to helping her team anyway she can.

Randy

Project Development Coordinator

Randy grew up in Central Illinois, attended Illinois State University, and graduated with a B.S. in Occupational Safety. 

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He enjoyed a 37 year career with State Farm Insurance Companies with responsibility for maintenance management of large commercial owed facilities. In 2018 he retired and moved to Estes Park in early 2019 for his first “retirement” He has worked for SkyRun Vacation Rentals helping homeowners secure their short term rental license and coordinating remodels. He joined Aldrich Builders on March 4, 2024.

Edward

Assistant Estimator

Raised in small town Gilbert Iowa, Edward was very involved in Sports, Church, Boy Scouts of America, The Arts, and many clubs both in and out of school, as well as a part time job for a local grocery store.

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Edward was adopted at birth by his parents, who still live in Iowa to this day in the house he grew up in. He moved to Cedar Rapids Iowa at 18 years of age to pursue College and other endeavors. Working at Fareway Grocery Store and helping start Black Sheep Social Club carried him through his young adult years until he moved to Colorado in 2016 for a change of pace.

Edward first moved to Longmont, Colorado with a job at Biaggis Italian Restaurant in Loveland, Co. He also worked for Mile High Adventure Rentals during his time on the Front Range. A day visit to Estes Park with Iowa friends turned into a job opportunity that brought Edward to town. Working with a high level of detail in the service industry as bartenders for The Stanley Hotel and La Cabana Mexican Bar and Grill brought Edward to The Ridgeline Hotel (now the Holiday Inn, again) as a server all the way to the Food and Beverage Supervisor with multiple managerial assignments included in his job duties. He also has worked for the Left Hand Brewing Company, our local bowling alley, and a truly missed community focal point: The Dunraven. This is where Edward was introduced to the team and made the connections to join our team.

In his free time, Edward enjoys both getting outdoors, and going out to eat equally. Outdoor activities include camping, biking, fishing, and hiking. Supporting the local food and beverage industry is one of his favorite things to do, as Edward calls himself a foodie, and really enjoys both casual and elevated cuisine. Edward has his six-year-old German Sheppard/ Siberian Husky mix, Nomad, as his #1 companion. They spend a lot of time together, and he is one very good dog.

Bryan

Project Manager

Bryan Land is a Colorado native who grew up in the Northern Front Range area. Bryan has lived in the Glen Haven area for 15 years and continues to enjoy mountain living.

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Bryan has recently joined the Aldrich team as a Project Manager. He brings to the company over 25 years of experience in the field of construction. Bryans background includes owning an independent construction company, building large/small residential homes, remodeling and alterations of homes as well.

Bryan enjoys connecting to the outdoors through fly fishing, hiking, golf and camping.

Dewey

Project Manager

Born and raised In Texas. Recently retired after 36 years in the automotive service industry. Came to Estes Park this summer (2023) to visit family and escape the Texas heat. 

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Decided to make Estes Park his home with his wife (Cathy) and his Border collie Roscoe P. Coltrane. Dewey enjoys spending time with his family, watching football, smoking a good cigar and enjoying a nice scotch.

Alan

Lead Framer

Joe

Lead Framer

Kurtis

Lead Carpenter

Kyle

Lead Carpenter

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