CHRIS + MARA RHODES
Chris and Mara began Soda Mountain Construction in 2006. Their vision took shape while specializing in fine home finish carpentry installation and quality small business management. As the years progressed so did their business. SMC began excelling in new home construction, luxury remodels and interior finishes, while staying committed to lower volumes of work and high customer satisfaction. As SMC continued to grow it was unique residential building opportunities that showcased the company’s talents. From 2009 to 2012 both custom and speculative projects kept their business afloat during one of Steamboat’s hardest felt recessions. In 2013 their developing design / build methodology received highest honors with multiple residential projects featured in Steamboat Magazine’s Architectural & Design Edition and along the Colorado Group’s Parade of Homes Tour.
Chris Rhodes, General Contractor, Owner
Chris moved to Steamboat Springs in 2000 to attend Colorado Mountain College. He graduated in 2002 and stepped into the labor force that same year. Starting with a broom, Chris’s construction career took shape as he excelled at framing, siding, and interior finish carpentry. Chris worked his way up as a journeyman master carpenter eventually earning the opportunity to manage large scale projects for other general contractors. In 2006 Chris branched out and started his own general contracting company. Chris provides both design consultation and general contracting for Soda Mountain Construction + Design.
Mara McManus Rhodes, Chief Financial Officer, Owner
Mara moved to Steamboat Springs in 2002 shortly after graduating from the University of Vermont in 2001. She began her construction career in 2004 directing financial operations for a real estate development company before starting SMC with Chris in 2006. Mara provides the financial operations and business management for Soda Mountain Construction + Design.