Colorado Free University Course Listing and Online Registration

Be Your Own General Contractor and Save Thousands

Dates:July 17, 2024
Meets:One Wed., 6:30-9PM 07/17 (MT)
Location:Colorado Free University in Lowry.
Cost: $51.00

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Whether you're building a house from scratch, adding on, or remodeling, you might want to consider overseeing your own project. Most cities and counties allow the owner of the property to serve as their own general contractor. Learn when to go for it yourself and when it's best to hire a general contractor. If you decide to oversee your own project, learn how to organize your project into a step-by-step process in order to plan, bid, and build your dream. If you decide to hire a general contractor, know what to expect and how to check their work. With a degree in construction management and 30 years' experience in both production and custom home building, Brian Dotson has worked for both small and large homebuilders in everything from architecture, purchasing, land development, construction, and overall operations. He currently owns his own custom home building and renovation company.


$5 materials fee paid in class. $10 optional materials fee for CD with schedules, budgets, tool suggestions, etc.
Fee: $51.00

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Colorado Free University in Lowry.

CFU is at 7653 E 1st Pl. Denver, CO 80230 (NE corner of Red Cross Way & 1st Pl). From 1st Ave and Quebec St, head east on 1st Ave to the stop sign at Roslyn St. Make a left on Roslyn and then a quick right on 1st Pl, heading east 2.5 blocks (past Red Cross Way) as the parking lot is on the east side of the building. Turn left into the parking lot, once in the lot we are on your left in the 2-story light tan brick building with red tiled roof. If you hit Spruce Street you've gone too far.