Cosner Construction Co. has become a mainstay for those who call the wild Wyoming countryside home.
NESTLED IN SHERIDAN, Wyoming – where the county’s population is 30,000 – Cosner Construction Co. started with the old-fashioned value of hard work.
This has proven to be the ticket for longevity and the right kind of reputation, leading to success for decades.
In business since 1978, high ethical standards and personal integrity have earned the team at Cosner Construction a reputation as professional builders who are trustworthy and dependable.
Among Sheridan’s premier building contractors, a commitment to excellence is the foundation of the company.
Creativity is Key
Continuity and creativity are essential elements in the building and design process, and so is collaboration, according to the leadership at Cosner, which specializes in working as a team with the client and architect to achieve design objectives that realize clients’ dreams.
The company still is an employee-owned company, now with five partners and about 25 employees – enough that the company could be building three or four custom homes a year and multiple remodeling jobs concurrently.
Cosner Construction is known for its residential work but also performs some light commercial.
The team stays away from spec building, working only on pre-sold custom homes, sometimes with an architect involved.
Other times, the company works as design/ builder.
Though the Cosner team is proud of the high-end builds it has performed for a predominantly land-wealthy community – supported by the oil and gas, coal and ranching industries – the team is happy to take Cosner’s level of quality to any size project.
The focus at Cosner is on quality, not quantity. Building three to four homes a year ensures that each of its custom homes receives the attention it deserves, company leaders say.
“A dedication to quality, value and customer satisfaction leaves its mark on every home built by Cosner Construction,” the company says.
Cosner’s crews work hard to ensure each home they build will be uniquely suited to its owner’s needs and lifestyle.
“Distinctive design and exquisite craftsmanship have been and will continue to be the trademarks of a Cosner-built home,” the company says.
To further that commitment to excellence, Cosner is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and the Big Horn Home Builders Association, where Cosner’s founder, Jim Cosner, has served as president.
He has held the same post at the Wyoming Home Builders Association. With an eye on the traditional values that made the company a success, the company remains true to craftsmanship and building materials.
Owners Jim Cosner, Jan Allen, Jeff Hampton, Jon Seidel and Karla Ventling delight in showing the difference between the acceptable and exceptional.
As a multifunctional general contractor, Cosner specializes in custom residential projects, including new homes, additions and a variety of remodel projects.
The company also maintains its woodworking shop, so it is ready to fill the needs of any custom woodwork project, Cosner Construction says.
Over the past few years, the company went outside the box with its custom cabinetry and furniture offerings, developed its mill shop further, and now even their competitors are asking Seidel to offer their shop’s expertise.
Since the company’s early stages, custom cabinetry has been a mainstay.
That has been a major differentiator for Cosner Construction.
“We approach each individual project as if we were building or remodeling our own home or business,” the
company states. “Our goal is to give a high level of personal attention to every specific aspect of the construction process. Cosner Construction Company carries this sense of pride and dedication to each project we are involved in, large or small.
“We are appreciative to work with very good people and to serve exceptionally good clients,” the company adds.
The company has been able to grow, slow and steady, just like the community, which has expanded by about 10,000 over the past decade.
A Team Approach
Cosner’s experienced and knowledgeable employees – the heart and soul of the company – are known for their craft, the company says.
“We are blessed to have an exceptional group of people working as a team to serve our customers,” the company says. “Our people are not laborers; they are craftsmen and artists working with their hands, their minds and their hearts to make your dreams reality.
“Our people are approachable, trustworthy, credible, helpful and passionate about the work they do,” the company adds.