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It Runs in the Family

Sun and Soul Homes in Colorado and Costa Rica

Creativity is at the heart of every build Tim Newberg does. The owner of Sun and Soul Homes has been working in the design and construction fields for more than 30 years and started the Arvada business three years ago. “I’ve always had an interest in artistic endeavors,” says Tim. “I went to school for art and design, and I’ve been inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.” 

One of Tim’s grandfathers ran a painting business, and another grandfather had one of the first carpet and flooring companies in Milwaukee, WI. Tim worked with and learned from both of them. Tim also spent time designing custom, wooden signs in Boulder, many of which are still on display. 

Sun and Soul Homes does high-quality interior and exterior design work from big jobs to small budget room remodeling projects. They specialize in uniquely designed decks. The company does full interior remodeling, including bathrooms and kitchens and not just in homes. They just finished remodeling a few hospitals in Greeley. The Arvada company’s interior designer, Carry Deckinger, was the top designer for IKEA Germany for 4 years. With an extensive list of subcontractors including engineers, architects, plumbers, and electricians, Sun and Soul can handle just about any size job.

Most of Sun and Soul’s customers doing deck projects prefer composite options, because they're largely maintenance free. The cost of composite materials has come down considerably in recent years, while the price of wood has skyrocketed. 

Sun and Soul is a family-run business. Tim’s son, Leif Newberg, is 39 and has his degree in art. The two youngest kids in the family are Bianka (7) and Nadia (11).

“I think people would be surprised how much I can do with a small budget,” says Tim. “If you're creative and work with interesting colors and materials, it makes a huge difference.”  Tim’s wife, Ula Sztukiel, is a wizard at refinishing. Sun and Soul can often refurbish things like cabinets, bringing a new look to pieces already in your home.    

Tim also uses technology to bring projects to life for clients. “I’ll come out with a drone, take an aerial shot of the house, and superimpose what a deck will look like when we’re done.” 

Longevity is an important thing to consider. What works for a family now might not work in a few years. Tim says they like to keep things modular, so as a family grows and changes, a deck or other space can change with the styles of the time and people’s interests. “We love working with people's personal interests and bringing our creative style and ideas into it.” 

In a new and exciting effort, Sun and Soul Homes is developing vacation homes in Costa Rica. “The homes are being built with the latest composite materials and steel to stand up to things like harsh weather, insects, and earthquakes,” says Tim. They’re modular and go up quickly. The business can have a new vacation home move-in ready within a few months for approximately $400,000. 

They’re offering a 25% discount till the end of March, which lowers the cost per home to $300,000 for buyers who contact them about the vacation homes in Cost Rica.  You must contact the company by the end of March and mention Arvada Lifestyle to be eligible.

“The subdivision, Mar Vista, is about 15 minutes north of Tamarindo, and it has incredible views. It would remind you of Malibu in the 60s," says Tim. The lots are sold separately but in conjunction with the vacation homes. He says owners can rent out the homes through Airbnb or Vrbo and easily cover the mortgage. 

Whether you’re renovating a home in Colorado or buying a vacation home in Costa Rica, there’s a family feel to everything Sun and Soul Homes does. Tim says, “We treat people like friends, and they become friends through the process of the projects. We want it to be a positive, uplifting experience.” Sun and Soul Homes provides a 12-month guarantee. Plus, all composite materials used in the builds are guaranteed for up to 25 years.

In addition to the special deal in Costa Rica, anyone who calls and says they saw this article or the company's ad in Arvada Lifestyle will get free solar lighting for the posts of any deck project they purchase through the company.  For more information, visit sunandsoulhomes.com or give them a call at 720-668-5000.

Photographs of Tim Newberg and his family by Rachel Audette-The Turquoise Camera

Sun and Soul Homes is a family-run operation, and husband and wife, Tim Newberg and Ula Sztukiel, are committed to making sure every client is thrilled with the final results. The company can do any job from a small-budget room remodeling to large-scale corporate projects, and the Sun and Soul Homes team will coordinate everything down to the last coat of paint. 

“We treat people like friends, and they become friends through the process of the projects. We want it to be a positive, uplifting experience.”  --Tim Newberg, Owner of Sun and Soul Homes

“I think people would be surprised how much I can do with a small budget. If you're creative and work with interesting colors and materials, it makes a huge difference.” --Tim Newberg, Owner of Sun and Soul Homes

  • Photo from Sun and Soul Homes
  • Costa Rica: Photo from Sun and Soul Homes
  • Nadia Newberg, Tim Newburg, Bianka Newberg, Leif Newberg, & Ula Sztukiel (L-R)
  • Tim Newberg & Ula Sztukiel
  • Tim Newberg & Ula Sztukiel