About Skywalker Construction in Durango ColoradoSkywalker Construction IconAbout-Skywalker-Construction

Our Philosophy

At Skywalker Construction, custom home building is not just about construction plans and 2×4’s. We understand that your home is your most important financial and personal asset. Our drive comes from knowing that we’ve carefully managed, protected and added value to your home. We always take the time to listen well to our clients so we understand what is most important to them. We create a building process that’s enjoyable by providing excellent customer service, ongoing communication, and attention to detail. Based on our reputation, you can rest assured that our full team, including owners, project managers, full time carpenters and sub-contractors, is fully engaged in your project.

At Skywalker Construction we believe it is not enough to just build new custom homes and do renovations. We believe it is critical to build responsibly. Therefore we incorporate environmentally friendly products, recycle what we can and use resources efficiently. We are consistent in our dedication to minimizing the carbon footprint of all our projects and work toward supporting our local community as well as the planet.

In summary, our goal at Skywalker Construction is to work closely with our clients at every step of the way by maintaining a direct role in the execution of your project while responsibly building a home that will withstand the test of time. We look forward to working with you to end up with a home of inspired design, quality and functionality.

Luke Hanson – Owner


Most builders would like a reputation that is as solid as the homes they build and Luke Hanson has achieved just that. Luke has been a resident of Durango, Colorado for 18 years after coming from his home state of Oregon in 1993. He came to Durango as a student at Fort Lewis College and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree there in 1998. Durango has suited Luke well over these years, providing him not only with career opportunities but also the environment for his multiple outdoor pursuits.

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Owen Dake – Owner


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Owen began his career in construction at a young age, working for his family’s custom home building and development company, Owen & Company Inc. The company developed a subdivision with 85 lots and homes, granting Owen the opportunity to experience many different areas of construction first-hand. Owen assisted with all stages of building, excavation, framing, drywall, trim carpentry, interior finishing and landscaping.

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Sherie Brown – Office Commander


Keeping Skywalker’s office running as smoothly as possible is Sherie’s pride and joy. She moved to Durango in 1989 and loves being a “local” in this beautiful mountain town. She has a teenage son who was born in Durango and currently attends St. Columba for middle school. After work hours, you can find her playing on the lake during the summer months, out on a hiking trail or enjoying a meal at one of Durango’s many delicious restaurants.

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Charles Newmyer – Designer


Charles Newmyer has been a designer with Skywalker Construction since 2015, working on commercial and residential projects. Charles grew up in Durango, before moving to Boulder in 2010 to study architecture in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Environmental Design program. After graduation, Charles worked with architecture firms between Boulder and Denver, working on projects ranging from large-scale hospitality and multi-family developments, to single family residences. Durango finally brought him back once he realized the quality of life here is unlike any other place in the world.

During his free time, Charles enjoys camping, listening to and collecting records, and working on his 1972 Ford Econoline.

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