As President and General Manager, Abdi has over 30 years’ experience both in the field and at the office. With this extensive background, he brings incredible vision and insight to every situation. From start to finish, Abdi oversees each and every project – making sure we are always one step ahead of the challenges and looking for untapped opportunities to assure the project’s ultimate success.
Cherie Storm has been involved in the building industry since childhood, going to job sites with her father, a turnkey general contractor, learning the construction trade. It was only natural to start a company on the Outer Banks of North Carolina specializing in residential construction. Her interest in the arts and architecture prompted her to return to school to get a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design at East Carolina University.
After passing the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Exam, becoming a licensed interior designer. Cherie opened an interior design firm, Cherie Storm Designs, specializing in high-end residential and kitchen design. Her continued thirst for knowledge in architecture motivated her to begin her Master’s in Architecture from North Carolina State University. While in graduate school, she caught the eye of Aspen Architectural firm, who relocated her to Aspen, CO to be the lead interior designer of a multiuse resort, commercial, residential complex in Snowmass, CO. While at the Architectural Firm, Cherie was able to utilize her professional and leadership skill designing and directing architectural and interior design teams in multiple national and international residential, resort, hospitality, and commercial design projects. In a continuous effort to develop professionally, Cherie reopened her interior design firm in 2009, Storm Designs, providing new and returning clients with passionate sophisticated designs tailored to their individual lifestyle. Designing projects nationally in renowned resort areas like the Aspen, Jackson Hole, and the Outer Banks only enhances her perpetual devotion to providing design solutions that are aesthetic and provocative as well as functional.
Aspen has instilled an incredible sense of community influencing her to be a returning volunteer for American Institute of Architects, Aspen Youth Center, Food and Wine, and Habitat for Humanity providing an accomplished sense of community and culture. Her sense of culture also manifests in her career as a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers and National Kitchen and Bath Association as well as an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects. As a result, the combination of experience, knowledge, and a connection to the community, Cherie Storm provides bespoke service tailored to the individual specifications of our clients to exceed expectations and encompass our clients in exquisite surroundings.
A multi-discipline specialist, as featured by the Urban Land Institute in Washington D.C., CBS News and several local newspapers, highlights a proven track record of initiating, managing and delivering nearly one thousand homes ranging from deed restricted affordable housing to multi-million dollar custom Aspen homes, on time and on budget.
Accomplished senior executive with comprehensive experience in the multiple disciplines of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, site master planning, construction (infrastructure, site and structure), land use regulatory entitlements and permitting as well as a seasoned professional in the intricate interplay of market constraints, code and zoning compliance and construction in unique environments.
Educational background: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Environmental Planning.
Professional Background: Construction management and contracting, landscape architecture and construction, land use planning, regulatory entitlements, project management, owner representative, developer of specialty housing, owned and operated excavation, utility and site construction company.
Specialties: Construction management, owner representation, re-structuring of destressed projects, Landscape Architecture and site design, real estate development and collaboration with project professionals and trades.
David has been involved in the construction industry for 45 years, as a general Contractor and Project Manager for two large construction firms in Colorado. He owned and operated his own business for 12 years prior to moving from Aspen to Arizona.
I was raised in a large construction family following projects around the country on multimillion-dollar homes from Vail/ Beaver Creek Co., Padre Island Texas, Jackson Hole Wyo., to Martha’s Vineyard / Cape Cod and many other towns between.
Completed a BA in History 2004 from the University of Colorado. Living in Boom and Bust turbulent economic industry on the Western Slope, I wanted a basis of comparative knowledge and skills to deal with it, and I have a passion of learning.
Own and operated A&H Associates, my construction company through the years with projects in Vail and Beaver Creek. Now enjoying my employment with Aspen built Inc. working on a 17-million-dollar multifamily project in Glenwood Springs. I Purchased my first lot in 1982 and built my first personal small home in Gypsum. Since then the focus has been on management, home renovations and new building construction projects. Cindy, my wife and I live in the custom home we built in 2008.
I love living in the mountains with close access to our National Forests, 15 minutes from a stream and or a hike. Thriving in our Valley presents its own challenges and the rewards of living here are worth the extra effort.
Ron Fortier is the Superintendent currently working on the Sopris Lodge Senior Living Center in Carbondale, CO. He was drafted into the United States Army and served one tour. He is a Vietnam Vet. He started off as an apprentice in the construction industry before being drafted by the army. After his tour, he continued his apprenticeship until becoming a Journeyman in 1976. Ron has over 50 years of custom woodworking, construction, and supervising experience. His construction job experience includes new High School, Elementary school, fire station many custom homes in Aspen and beyond. In 1983, he started his own construction company in Sheridan WY where his company built multiple new homes and commercial buildings along with some historical restorations. HE owns a custom wood working, cabinetry and custom shop. Has experience in all aspects of construction including structural and flat work concrete, painting, roofing, drywall, and all aspects of millwork and finish carpentry.