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About Mike Usalavage & TLF Design / Build

Colorado’s best custom home builders serving Breckenridge, Summit County Colorado locations.

Mike Usalavage and TLF Design and Build is modest yet professional local custom home builder in the Breckenridge Summit County area. TLF’s offices, shop and yard are on Continental Court on the north end of Breckenridge.

Mike grew up in the custom home building business and has been a homebuilder for over 20 years. Mike has built 1,200 square feet of cabins and 7,000 square feet of custom trophy homes. In recent years, the company has enjoyed increases in annual sales volume but that never lessens the individuality and personal attention to every home we build. We typically work on no more than two or three projects at any given time. This personal, individual project approach enables us to properly focus on each Breckenridge Custom Home builders project.
All of our accounting and bookkeeping is performed in-house. Mike personally prepares all construction draws as this allows him to account for every penny spent on each project. TLF Frame & Build accounting for each project is completely transparent to each client. this means that you will always have full access to review all invoices relative to your home.
Other builders do it different ways yet Mike Usalavage feels that total transparency yields the level of trust necessary to ensure the best relationship possible between you, the client and your custom home builder.
TLF is currently employing 3 full-time tradesmen in addition to Mike Usalavage. Our team performs various tasks throughout the construction process- mostly all things carpentry. Whatever we may not execute in-house, we carefully subcontract out. Mike has worked for years to build a pool of subcontractors who are trustworthy and dependable. Mike always insists on complete competence and professionalism from the TLF workforce. Mike knows precisely what to expect from each and every subcontractor and always demands top quality and excellence. You can count on it with Tatonka Log and Frame.
Tatonka Log and Frame owns a Skid-Steer loader which enables them to perform various duties on-site, including offloading of materials from vendors to minimize damage, minor grading and drainage modifications, snow removal, etc. TLF also has the capability of transporting most materials designated for your home from remote vendor locations.