Custom home building is not just a job here at Best Custom Homes, it is a passion and a calling. With over 30 combined years of experience, Derek Best and Dan Geis have worked in the construction industry, honing their craft, and polishing their management skills to be able to provide the best quality service for new homeowners.

Your team at Best Custom Homes has had the privilege of working side-by-side with couples as far as Vermont, to Alaska, to right here in Colorado, on building their dream homes. From cozy custom homes with timber and log accents, to a luxurious ski lodge, to a 40,000 sqft home in the Denver Metropolitan area, the team at Best Custom Homes has proven their ability to manage a streamlined project from concept, to move in.


We here at Best Custom Homes believe there are three things that create a truly successful project; an in-depth discovery process, a transparent relationship with the homeowner and a hands-on, detailed construction management philosophy. Click each of these parts below to learn more about the Best Custom Homes Process.

The Discovery

Our Transparency Promise

construction management



Owner | General Contractor

Derek has been actively working in the building industry for almost 18 years, but his family likes to say that his passion for building and creating things has been instilled in him since birth. Throughout his career, Derek has worn many hats, but one thing remained the same — his passion and desire to build high-end, custom homes through his own company.

Best Custom Homes, has been a business in the making for years. Through all of the contacts Derek made working across the United States, to the talented, hard-working subcontractors he has built relationships with in the Front Range; every career choice has led him to build this business in a seamless way, where we have quality tools, people, and trades in our arsenal and are ready for any job that may come our way.

When Derek is not working, he enjoys mountain biking, as well as hiking and camping with his wife, son and two labs.

Project Superintendent

Dan comes to Best Custom Homes with 13 years of experience as a project superintendent in the construction industry. Like Derek, he always knew he wanted to build homes, discovering his passion for construction at an early age while working at his family’s construction business.

Dan’s experience in home building ranges from personal starter homes, to production building, to custom log & timber homes across Idaho, New Mexico, and Montana. It is his goal to make the home building process exciting and fun for our homeowners — guiding them through every step of the home building process; from being on-site everyday, to helping make showroom selections.

When Dan is not working, he enjoys water-skiing, snow skiing, and camping with his wife of 15 years and 3 beautiful daughters.

Project Management and Administration

Danielle has worked in Marketing and Public Relations for custom home building companies for almost 10 years. Her passion in this industry truly lies in bringing each homeowner's unique story to life. 

A "jill of all trades", Danielle enjoys aiding in the everyday operations of Best Custom Homes. From sharing daily happenings through our digital presence, to manning the phones, to marketing collateral and promotions, she is happy to help in any way she can so that homeowners receive the best service possible. 

When Danielle is not working with the guys, she is at home with the "Best Custom Baby", running or reading.