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Don and Elizabeth Smith - Owners

Don and Elizabeth Smith – Owners

Elizabeth Smith - Project Manager

Elizabeth Smith – Project Manager

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The team

Happy Devon

A happy crew working together

Carolina and Don

Carolina our designer at work coming up with creative ideas


SmithWorks Natural Homes, a custom home builder based in Crested Butte, Colorado, is headed by Don and Elizabeth Smith, both long-time residents of the community. In fact, Don was the original owner of Butte Bagels, a favorite local eatery since the 1980s.


But a passion for design, craftsmanship and innovation soon started Don on a nearly thirty-year journey building stunning, upmarket and comfortable living spaces for local clients as well as those living elsewhere but wanting a beautiful mountain retreat.


Elizabeth’s strengths as a property manager with strong organization and communication skills eventually merged with Don’s construction abilities to form the core of a dedicated, experienced team committed to earning your trust and accomplishing your new or restored home dreams and goals.


With more than sixty new or upgraded homes to their credit, Don and Elizabeth continually work to incorporate the latest, most environmentally-friendly products and building methods available to create innovative, energy-efficient and welcoming spaces to exist in harmony with our unparalleled mountain environment.




Don Smith

Don Smith Owner


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