Jay Brannen


After Graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Finance with a Real Estate concentration. I knew where my passion was leading me. I then was accepted into the Construction Management Masters Program at Colorado State University, one of the top construction programs in the nation. Following CSU, I was fortunate to gain employment at one of the largest Construction companies in the world. I was a  Construction Engineer in many capacities; beginning on a large Harrah’s casino project and several downtown Denver projects including Lead Field engineer on the The Denver Aquarium. The largest Denver Project at that time; The desire to build custom homes and to work directly with the architect and client daily was always the ultimate goal. Beginning in 1998 we began this dream of Brannen Design and Construction. We have always put the client first and never compromised quality. We always strive to push the envelope in new energy and construction standards that constantly set the bar for Quality in our community.

Melissa Brannen


Growing up with a Father who was a custom home builder, I have always had a passion for design. As early as my teen years, I helped my Father with his home design selections and learned quickly that I really enjoyed working in the construction industry and making a house a home.

I love what I do and I strive to Create timeless spaces that reflect each clients individual style and personality. My goal is to work together to create a distinctive design, tailored to the lifestyle of each client to create their dream home!


Project Manager 

Joey Hardy, LEED AP, brings 22 years of combined commercial and residential experience and has managed the building, renovation and expansion of schools, retailers and other commercial and residential projects with contract values ranging from $250,000 to $32 million.

Joey was, prior to joining Brannen Design & Construction, an Owner of a residential remodeling company that specialized in kitchen and basement build-outs and self-performed a majority of work including framing, drywall, painting, trim, tile, and mechanical trims.

Past projects he has been involved with in Northern Colorado include Ethan Allen 2534, Gilcrest Fire Station, Fort Collins Supportive Housing, Mountain View High School Addition, Crossroads Covenant Church, Greeley Central High School Renovation and Addition and University of Northern Colorado Ross Hall Renovation and Expansion, and Walmart’s in both Fort Collins and Broomfield, along with dozens of custom homes throughout Fort Collins / Timnath area.



I have always had a passion for developing a home into a space which is full of charm and warmth. Small details can and will truly make a home feel comfortable. My Grandma instilled in me the character of making a house a true home, and a true place to live your everyday life. I want to help you create and mold your home into a place filled with contentment and comfort. Everyone has a different view of this personal ‘perfected’ feel. With the experienced and distinctive perspective that I have obtained throughout the years, I am able to gain a personal and unique relationship with each of my clients.

Steve Bricker

Sales & Marketing

I am a Graduate from University of Northern Colorado in Business Administration.  I began my career in Real Estate over 23 years ago with a National Builder and have been involved with New Home Sales, Marketing, and Consulting ever since.  I have a passion for New Homes and being able to start from a raw piece of dirt to being part of the creation of home being built for a future homeowner.  I have assisted over 15 National, State, Local and Custom Home Builders along with being involved with Everitt Real Estate Center at Colorado State University.   I am also an Certified Instructor for the National Association of Home Builders for teaching Certified Sales Professional Course.  I am a Colorado Native and was introduced to this business by my father who was part of this industry for 30 years with selling and creating Advertisement to Colorado Home Builders while at the Denver Post.   My goal for Brannen Homes is to provide exceptional quality service through being professional, knowledgeable, and caring throughout the entire building process.  I look forward to serving you.

“You don’t build it for yourself.  You know what people want and build it for them.” – Walt Disney

Broker Associate/Partner- The Group, Inc.
Certified Sales Professional -CSP
Certified Negation Expert- CNE
Quality Service Guaranteed
Eco Broker
Member of Sales and Marketing Council with HBA
Certified Instructor for NAHB
New Home Specialist – NOCO Homebuilding


NAHB Nationals Silver Award

The Nationals 2014 Silver Award - Best One of a Kind Home

At the 2014 National Home Builders Show in Las Vegas, Brannen Design and Construction won the Silver Award for Best One of a Kind Home for their entry of a beautiful custom home they built in Harmony Golf Club in Timnath. This award is given to only a very few homes each year throughout North America.

Brannen Design and Construction was very proud to partner with KGA Architectural Studios of Boulder to receive this prestigious award. The Home was an artfully crafted Old Tuscan Villa style Home situated on a bluff overlooking the mountains and the golf course, complete with a resort style pool and outdoor living. Brannen Design and Construction Inc. and Jay Brannen Can be reached at (970)-988-0238