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A husband and wife team, Joel & Amy Wisian recently relocated our family and business to Crested Butte, Colorado from Ardmore, Oklahoma. Our implementation of high quality construction, practical amenities, and exterior connectivity means that a Joel and Amy Wisian project can't be missed!
We started visiting Crested Butte in 2009 and returned as much as we could to bike to concerts, dance in the cold grass and make friends. You’ll find us about town…we frequent the restaurants, the trails, and Scout’s General Store. We love our school, our church, and opening our home and our lives to others, because that’s what we’re created to do. Thanks for welcoming us, CB!
Turn-Key Development & Construction Since 2003
Our development business began in Lubbock, Texas in 2003 in our early 20’s. Seeing a need for new and unique college housing to serve our alma mater, Texas Tech University, we built 480 three-bedroom three-bath units and created a vibrant neighborhood. Our implementation of quality interior amenities, green grass, trees, and hosting barbecues and friendly meet-ups, made for a popular neighborhood for students, and the beginning of our understanding of community connectivity.
Upon having our first child in 2005, our eyes looked toward home-Oklahoma. After divesting of our assets in Lubbock in 2006, we moved to Oklahoma to help fulfill a need for affordable housing for the growing population. Initially, we partnered with the City of Ardmore, developing 176 lots and building over 90 single-family homes in 30 months. We constructed Energy Star Certified, all brick homes with nice amenities. Customers chose from dozens of our custom floor plans and finishes. Since 2009, we have provided an additional 55 single-family homes in other small, underserved communities in Southern Oklahoma. We’ve partnered with investors who were also city leaders to build high quality rental property in Duncan, Oklahoma.
In 2014, we designed and built six units to provide housing for a growing professional crowd in our community. We chose infill lots that had been overlooked for years and created something like no one had ever seen in Oklahoma. Bike racks, raised bed gardens, repurposing a shed as a common space, and making space for park benches, created cozy spaces for renters. All six units were leased to young professionals.
In 2016, we designed and built seven cottages to create a pocket neighborhood concept on a lot that had been sitting vacant for over 50 years. Each home has a detached garage and a private yard. Landscaping, benches, nesting of houses, and architectural connectivity ensures each home is unique and also conforms with the historic neighborhood.
Our portfolio includes many custom single family homes and high end speculation homes as well. We have built beautiful homes that maximize each potential. We work well with architects, designers, and real estate agents. We have many clients for whom we’ve been fortunate to build multiple homes.
We built and still own a 37,000 SF state-of-the-art office building for Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Also, we constructed a 17,000 SF law office in historic downtown Ardmore, the first new building in over 60 years.
Let’s Get to Work!
We have wonderful projects underway in Crested Butte. Come to us with an idea and we’ll do the land planning, home design, and construction. You’ll enjoy visiting your project in progress and still get to enjoy your life. Or, visit when we start, show up when it’s complete, and let us do the rest. We’re good at communication. We’re good at sending photos.
Our subcontractors are some of the best in the valley. We’ve developed quite a team. Our strength is in the way we do business. Upright, forthright, professional, and friendly. Bywater Development LLC has the capabilities to complete your project on time and on budget. Our experience with large-scale projects that require small-scale distinctiveness is considerable. Our best days are productive days. Let’s do something together!