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A Different Kind of Custom Home Builder

Jon Tuthill Construction is new kind of custom home builder; one that cares deeply about client satisfaction and product quality but also cares about the impact building has on our health and the environment. Both Jon and Jonathan posses a clear understanding of the complex relationship between the natural and built environments and the importance of keeping them in balance. As custom home builders,their goal is to build solid, comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient homes for their clients. Indoor air quality, moisture control, heat transfer, EMR (electromagnetic radiation) and other critical issues are addressed in the building process. Jon Tuthill Construction offers options for healthier building materials and utilize the principles of Building Biology to ensure the construction of the best possible home or workspace for you. They passionately believe this is an important approach to providing you with a quality home, protecting your health and that of our environment.


Jon Tuthill hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico but has been coming to the Durango area since he was a small child. His family owned a cabin at Vallecito Lake and he loved spending time in southwest Colorado. In 1981, after a 10 year career in the medical profession, Jon moved to La Plata county and began building houses with a contractor friend. 32 years later, he still loves southwest Colorado and continues to be passionate about building.

  • University of New Mexico, B.S., Biology
  • 10 years as a microbiologist and hospital epidemiologist
  • 32 years experience as a custom home builder in La Plata county
  • Past President and Founding Member of the Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado
  • Chairman- Florida Mesa Planning Review Board
  • Member of the La Plata County Board of Appeals
  • Member of the La Plata County Fire Code Review and Compliance Commission

Jonathan Tuthill graduated from the University of San Diego in 2006 and made the decision to return to Durango and join his dad in the construction business. Since then, he has obtained his Realtor license, achieved the Master Certified Green Professional certification, completed the EcoNest Intensive Natural Building Program, and is currently working on his Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC) from the Institute for Building Biology & Ecology. He has become an integral part of Jon Tuthill Construction.

  • University of San Diego, B.A., Business Administration, Finance
  • 5 years as a construction project manager
  • 4 years as a snow and ice specialist

Professional Certifications

  • Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC) pending
  • Certified NEHA Healthy Homes Specialist (HHS)
  • Master Certified Green Professional (MCGP)
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Business
  • Licensed Realtor

Professional Affiliations

Additional Education and Seminars

  • International Builders' Show, Las Vegas 2013
  • Completion of the EcoNest Intensive Natural Building Program, Ashland 2011
  • North America Building Biology Conference, Tucson 2011
  • Rocky Mountain Builders' Show, Beaver Creek 2010
  • International Builders' Show, Las Vegas, 2010
  • SEIA Solar Power International Conference, San Diego 2009
  • NAHB International Builders' Show, Orlando 2009
  • Custom Builder Symposium, Austin 2008

Awards and Mentions

  • Best Historical Renovation: City of Durango 2006
  • Featured in Cowboys and Indians Magazine: Outdoor Spaces 2004