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Sigg Brothers Joins Harvest

Sigg Brothers’ Specialty of Custom Homes Fits With Harvest’s Mission Of A Community-Minded Subdivision

Article by Shelley Widhalm

Photography by Krystal Moore with Moxilotus Photography

Originally published in Loveland & South Lifestyle

Just southwest of old town Berthoud, the Harvest encapsulates the small-town charm of community combined with the exhilaration of owning a custom home.

The developer of the Harvest, Alex Hoime of Berthoud, worked with local builders and businesses to create a residential neighborhood deeply connected to the agricultural history of the land. It was once the 160-acre Johnson Farm recognized in 2002 as a Colorado Centennial Farms working farm in the same family for more than 100 years.

Turned into a three-phase residential development, the Harvest stands out for its majestic mountain views, quarter-acre lots, lack of a metro district, and HOA with homeowner board representation.

“Our entry signs will represent the winter wheat cultivated by farmers in years past. These signs have been created by Charlotte Zink, a local artist in town,” says Christine Torres, real estate agent with Remax Alliance. Christine represents the developer and has been working on this project for the past three years.

Five local custom builders are building 31 homes in the mountain craftsman meets modern farmhouse styles and priced in the $850 to $950,000+ range for the first phase of the development. Two more phases are planned for the south, featuring a walking trail and pocket park connecting the phases.

One of the builders is Doug Sigg, who will be creating custom-crafted homes on five lofts. He is the owner of Sigg Brothers Homes and a Realtor with Paragon Realty Services. Sigg Brothers Homes was founded by Doug’s father and uncle. Doug has since taken over the company and Sigg Brothers Homes has been featured on HGTV several times.

“The inventory is lacking in this price range. The Harvest is perfect because everyone wins,” says Vicki Sigg, in-house designer for Sigg Brothers and also Doug’s wife.  

The Siggs’ clients are looking for options beyond the typical “cookie-cutter home” but lack the means to purchase the traditional million-dollar-plus custom-built home. Sigg Brothers, which also does remodels, comes in to meet that desire, drawing up customized architectural plans and providing in-house designs. Vicki Sigg walks clients through the steps, helping with all of their decisions from light fixtures and flooring, to trim and plumbing fixtures. She’s able to get quick results from contractors and subcontractors who have worked with Sigg Brothers during the company’s 30-plus years in business.

“These solid, long-term relationships with our contractors and subcontractors give us an opportunity to advance and improve the typical building process,” Vicki says. “Unprecedented attention to detail and customer service is the foundation of our company.”

The Harvest strives for more space between homes, and quality over quantity, by offering larger setbacks—instead of five feet, setbacks are 10 feet and 20 feet between each home. Buyers also appreciate the lack of a metro tax.

“In metro tax residential projects, the board is considered a quasi-government and does not need to get a vote to increase the mill levy or add policies or regulations that the subdivision needs to adhere to,” explains Christine.

Many new subdivisions add a metro tax to property taxes, increasing the mill levies and nearly doubling the typical tax amount of a similar home in a non-metro tax district.

“A metro tax affects how residents vote in a school district. They won’t vote for school improvements if they already have high property taxes,” adds Christine.

The Harvest is near many lifestyle amenities, including Berthoud’s old town business district, the Berthoud Recreation Center, and the TPC Colorado golf course and clubhouse.

“It’s pretty incredible what’s happening in Berthoud right now and we are excited to be a part of it. We are invested in this community both professionally and personally. We have three kids who are very active in the community culture that Berthoud is known for,” says Vicki.

For more information on the Harvest, contact Christine Torres at 720-320-1405.