About us

The people behind the business:

Cody is a native to the valley, he was born and raised here, and graduated from Montrose High School. Ruby was born and raised in the town of Boring, Oregon. She came to Colorado to attend college. They met taking a college class together, and while in that class, Cody asked Ruby out on their first date. That set-in motion a beautiful relationship, eventually their marriage, and then two wonderful children.

What inspired 1776 Contractors?

Fresh out of college in 2004, Cody and Ruby purchased their first home. It was a home that fit their budget, and with the price came a significant amount of work.

With their newly acquired project, they tried reaching out to many contractors in hopes to find someone to take charge of their remodel needs. What they found disappointed them. The contractors they contacted were out of their budget, undependable, and unavailable. It was out of necessity that Cody and Ruby developed the skills and knowledge of the construction trade. That first step ignited the spark for what would eventually become 1776 Contractors. Throughout the years since then, Cody and Ruby have mastered the craft of turning ugly houses into beautiful homes.

A family legacy in the valley.

Cody [and Ruby]’s family ancestry helped transform this valley; from Ridgway homesteaders, and cutting-edge farming pioneers in Fruita, to maintaining a lasting legacy of Law Enforcement in Grand Junction, Montrose, and Ouray. Cody and Ruby inherited that sense of pride, and continue the family’s long-lasting legacy, by helping transform the area – one remodel at a time.

A photo of Cody’s great-grandfather’s homestead in Ridgway taken in the 1950’s.

“We have an immeasurable amount of pride for this incredible valley and all the wonderful people who call it home.”

Cody and Ruby

The need to grow 1776.

The demand of their services, has sharply increased in recent years. As a result, Cody and Ruby were not able to sustain the growing workload by themselves. They decided to hire skilled laborers as the need presented itself. 1776 Contractors has grown over the years to include experienced contractors that are highly qualified within specialized trades.

This team of highly qualified professionals is ready to help transform your home. 

Let’s build something beautiful together.


Our Mission:

Revolutionizing residential and commercial remodels by providing excellent quality, while bringing value, and customer service to our clients.


We have excellent tradesmen that we hire. We have 1,000’s of projects worth of combined experience. No matter the project, we have the right people for any project.


If our projects don’t meet your standards, then we haven’t done our job. We will work hard to satisfy you.


Since 2004, we have consistently produced high quality products, exceling in quality and value.