The Mid-Range Housing Market Crisis in Steamboat Springs

This article published by the Steamboat Pilot newspaper touches the surface of the housing market crisis in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Many people migrate to our little ski town for a multitude of perks, but cheap housing is certainly not one of them. Very few affordable single family homes come on the market throughout the year […]

Streamlining Designs for Prefab Modern Homes

Owning a mountain contemporary home can be more streamlined than you think. With architecture trends shifting in mountain communities, we are starting to see a new style of luxurious mountain contemporary homes. For those looking for a streamlined solution, while still having the ability to bring custom touches to their home, SmartPads is an option […]

SmartPads Used in Colorado Tiny Home Development

We are excited to utilize on of our smaller modular footprints for this innovative development concept in Hayden, Colorado. The proposal is to have a 10-unit tiny home neighborhood in the town of Hayden which is just 20 minutes West of Steamboat Springs, a well known ski mountain town. This coming January, the Routt County […]

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Why Prefab Is Perfect for the Mountains

According to Zillow, Colorado home prices have been soaring for years, with today’s median mountain home price climbing close to $800,000. With the housing shortage in Colorado, all signs point to prices climbing even higher in the near future. Purchasing and building a Colorado mountain home is increasingly attractive for a new generation of adventure […]

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Is it Really Possible to Build a Home in Less Than Four Months?

Once you’ve decided to build the home of your dreams, you want to move in as soon as possible. But in most situations, building a home takes a long time. From contractor delays to weather factors and changes in plans, there are a lot of issues that prolong the move-in date for your new home. However, […]


Are prefab homes the answer to Colorado’s housing shortage?

Steamboat Springs, Colorado-based company SmartPads is solving Colorado’s housing shortage with prefab homes solutions.


5 Reasons why Prefab Homes are More Sustainable

More people in Colorado are looking to prefab homes to live a greener, more sustainable life.

Custom Prefab Home Interiors – Building the Home of Your Dreams

When you picture the home of your dreams, what comes to mind first? While some think of the exterior or the location, most people will agree a home really comes from the feeling you get from inside. You dream of the kitchen tiles and finishings, the layout of your living room, your floors, and the […]

SmartPads Prefab Homes Gain Traction Throughout Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Oct. 29, 2019 – PRLog — Home-grown Steamboat-based prefab building company, SmartPads LLC, is gaining fast traction throughout Colorado since opening for business in 2018, with sales closing in Leadville, Nathrop, Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, and Hayden. The sales in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Leadville set new records for prices per square foot in those markets. SmartPads […]

Financing Your SmartPads Home Is Easy, Seamless, and Less Expensive

As far as banks, lenders, and appraisers are concerned, financing your SmartPads prefab home is the same as any site-built home. Firstly, you’ll obtain a construction loan, which will require you to “put down” approximately 20% of the total estimated construction costs which includes the SmartPads home in addition to all other on-site work and permits required to complete the build. Then once approved you start to pay monthly interest on the outstanding balance of the loan as it increases. Unlike home mortgages, construction […]

What to look for when choosing a lot to build a SmartPads home on

This is a frequent question we receive here at SmartPads. Choosing the right lot can be a tricky process when looking for the ideal site for your SmartPads home. We have three simple tips we’d like to share to help make this process as streamlined as possible, as well as cost-effective, before you get too far ahead.   1) Land […]


When working with SmartPads, we take care of building the physical home for you, however, a local General Contractor (GC) is required to complete the onsite portion of the build. The General Contractor is responsible for the oversight of setting the home. The GC will take care of hiring a crane and set crew, preparation of the […]


SmartPads LLC Launches in Response to Routt County’s Housing Crunch

Pre-Built Homes Provide Cost-Effective Building Alternative Steamboat Springs, CO, August 9, 2018: SmartPads LLC, which provides efficient, more affordable prebuilt home solutions, has launched in Steamboat Springs in response to rising rents and the lack of affordable housing in Routt County. The company was founded by two broker associates with Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty – […]

SmartPads Prefab Homes Gain Traction Throughout Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO: October 29, 2019 – Home-grown Steamboat-based prefab building company, SmartPads LLC, is gaining fast traction throughout Colorado since opening for business in 2018, with sales closing in Leadville, Nathrop, Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, and Hayden. The sales in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Leadville set new records for prices per square foot in […]

SmartPads Sells NW Colorado’s First Tiny Home Development in Hayden

Highest Priced Sale Per Square Foot in Hayden’s History STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO: September 12, 2019 – Home-grown Steamboat-based prefab building company, SmartPads, has sold 10 tiny homes in Hayden for $1.52million. The property, known as the Hayden Village Townhomes, closed four townhomes on July 1, 2019 and the remaining six are set to close next week. […]

SmartPads Prefab Homes Gain Traction

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO: August 27, 2019 –  Home-grown, Steamboat-based building company, SmartPads, surpasses all expectations on price and quality of prefab homes with its sale of a single-family home in the new Sunlight subdivision for $874,000. Steamboat’s most recent single-family subdivision has seen 13 sales spanning over the last 15 months. The SmartPads prefab home […]


“We never thought that building a home could be stress-free, but SmartPads made this possible. Ryan and Darrin were extremely helpful and professional throughout the entire process. To say they both went above and beyond is an understatement. They both listened to our vision and made that vision a possibility when we were not sure it could actually be a reality. They were with us every single step of the way.” – Laura Polaski

From the first day I called SmartPads enquiring about how prefab construction works to the unveiling of my new home, I can’t praise Ryan, Darrin, Leif, and the team enough.  Their patience, professionalism, and in-depth knowledge in explaining the process and communicating with me every step of the way was truly remarkable.  They took what could be stressful life event – building a new home- and made it easy, fun, and affordable.  From getting to pick my own finishes to seeing the culmination of the team’s efforts into a beautiful, well-built, high-end home, I just couldn’t be more pleased.  I also loved having a set budget and not having to worry about juggling a handful of subcontractors and poor weather that would inevitably slow down a traditional build.  From start to finish, I wholeheartedly recommend SmartPads and would not hesitate to work with them in the future! 

Erica C | Leadville 840 Built in Leadville Colorado