President Eisenhower, Carl Norgren and President Hoover rendezvous at Byers Peak Ranch, also known as the Western White House. Circa 1954
Based in Denver, Colorado, Koelbel and Company has been a force in shaping Colorado’s commercial and residential real estate since 1952. The longest-operating family-owned real estate firm in the region, Koelbel has a slate of developments stretching from mountain communities to metropolitan Denver. The company is currently under the leadership of Buz Koelbel as president and CEO.
Buz Koelbel’s father, Walt Koelbel, and maternal grandfather, Denver industrialist Carl Norgren, understood the value of Colorado’s land resources. Norgren built a Grand County ranch dubbed the Western White House because it became a favored retreat of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s. Norgren’s ranch initiated a tradition of imaginative mountain resort projects that are a continuing passion of Koelbel and Company.
In addition to Grand Elk, Koelbel and Company is the developer of nearby Rendezvous Colorado, a trailside community on the edge of Winter Park, and The Residences at Rendezvous Center, modern townhomes and flats in downtown Winter Park.
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“Koelbel delivered a beautiful community with resort amenities; a smooth buying process; many design and customization options to fit our budget, lifestyle, and family needs; regular and consistent updates during the design and build process; trust and transparency; a solidly crafted, beautiful finished home; and exceptional post purchase support.”