The BCH Difference

Benchmark Homes is a Northern Colorado custom home builder, building environmentally friendly, and energy-efficient homes with a high level of design. Managed by John Clarkson, Benchmark Homes is part of a collection of real estate development companies that have built thousands of new homes over the past fifty years.

Experienced in real estate, residential and commercial development, land acquisitions, and business development, the Clarkson name carries with it a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of home-building.

Systems-Based Approach

A Systems-Based Approach to building ensures all aspects of construction work together to create a more comfortable environment that uses less energy and lasts longer than a conventionally code-built home. This approach exceeds minimum building standards by applying the principles of housing science into construction methods that produce a high performance home.

Preferred Lenders

Benchmark Homes wants to make the home buying process as easy as possible for you. Our preferred lenders meet or exceed our high-quality standards for service, fees, and rates. We work closely with our preferred lenders to coordinate your financing and housing needs and move you in with less money.

Sustainable Building

At Benchmark Homes, we are unwavering in our adherence to sustainable building practices. Not only is a “Green” home better for the environment but it is also a healthier home for the family. Sustainable building practices are also built to be more energy-efficient which saves the homeowner money in heating and cooling costs on a monthly basis.

Following the Energy Efficiency Building Associations, Best Practices approach to home construction, Benchmark Homes is committed to building homes that will last a long time, consume less energy, function as designed and are comfortable to live in.

  • Lower energy bills
  • Less maintenance
  • Higher quality materials
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Safer living environment
  • Less wasted energy
  • Higher resale value
  • Peace of mind

…all at a fraction of the total building cost!

Fossil Furnace vs. Geo Thermal
Insulated Windows
Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation
High Efficiency Appliances
Quality Materials for Sustainable Building

Geo Thermal is an enticing option to heating and cooling your home. Geo Thermal uses the constant underground temperature of the earth to pull heat out of your house in the summer and pull and store heat from the earth to heat your house during the winter. With Geo Thermal there is no need to have your house connected to either propane or natural gas. Install a photo voltaic solar panel to your system and you could essentially be living off “The Grid”.

Benchmark’s standard grade window is Low Emittance glass with insulted frames. Low E glass help keep the heat inside during the winter and the heat outside during the summer.

One of the fundamentals to building energy efficient homes is an increased R-Value. Resistance-Value, is how good your insulation package is at slowing down the transfer of heat. The higher R-Value, the slower heat will move through a wall or roof cavity. Blown in insulation achieves a higher R-Value than conventional insulation batts are able to deliver.

Energy Star rated appliances get more energy usage out of every dollar spent.

Quality materials last longer than budget items. That saves in maintenance and replacement costs, keeps more waste out of our landfills and are more enjoyable to have in your home.


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Benchmark was
a great choice.

Jane Pratt