About Us

We are a custom home builder in SW Colorado that is known for our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction.  We believe every client deserves to have the home that exceeds far above what they can imagine.  We understand that the home-building process is tailored made for each client and our desire is to give you first-class service that ranges from architecture to interior design.  We know that as the home evolves there will be changes and we are there to guide our clients while keeping the their interests and budget in mind.


Our homes are handcrafted using a team approach.  We have an exceptional group of professionals who we have collaborated with, that help in taking your home to the next level.   We integrate our clients with our professionals from the plans to the final turn of the key. We believe this not only makes for a structurally sound home but for a home that is appealing to the eye for years to come.


We believe our success as a builder SW Colorado is because of the knowledge we integrate into our building practices such as:


Climate changes that affect your home. For example heavy snow and ice conditions

Air quality that is far above


Our meticulous attention to detail on the job

Our transparency with the financial aspect of building

Our ultimate goal is to build our clients their perfect dream home in beautiful southwest colorado.

Vernon Leslie


    Vernon has lived in Pagosa Springs for over 30 years and calls this his hometown.  He began his career in the building industry over 20 years ago as an apprentice in interior woodworking.  He learned this trade well and began his own trim company a few years later.  His trim company was known as VL Trim which was very successful. While he was running VL Trim he was posed an opportunity to become more involved with the Custom Home business and he became the superintendent for a well known builder.  He took advantage of this opportunity and was able to learn the custom homes building process from customer input to the handling of professional subs.  All this experience was what gave him the desire to put this into practice and to perfect what he had learned and to open Custom Homes by Vernon Leslie.


    Since 2008, when Custom Homes by Vernon Leslie officially took flight, my work has provided much satisfaction. Not just for myself, but for our clients as well. Working alongside my clients to help make their dreams of a beautiful custom home a reality is truly fulfilling. I also appreciate having the privilege of working with all of my very talented subcontractors.  It's my honor to work with you and your family and to provide the custom home you deserve.




We know that building any home can be quite the nerve-racking experience. Contrary to that thinking, we here at CHVL believe that it can be quite fulfilling. We don't want you to just take our word for it, we want you to hear from customers just like yourself. Take a moment to read about their experience, and hopefully we can add your story here sometime soon!

Remodeling and Home Design

Contact Us

If you have any question regarding CHVL and our services, please do not hesitate to contact  us using the form. You can also contact us via phone or email. Let's make your dream home a reality!

1860 Majestic Dr.

Pagosa Springs, CO



office: 970.731.5386

cell:  970.946.6282

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