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Each member of the Ellis team is a true professional in every sense of the word. Even with our different skill sets and backgrounds, we all have extensive customer service experience and are dedicated to building extraordinary homes. From project managers in the field to office support personnel, we truly enjoy working together. We are energized by challenges and satisfying the needs of our clients; we bring that enthusiasm with us every day. To learn more about our special staff, read our bios to get more insight into our backgrounds, talents and even some interesting personal trivia.

Meet Our Team

David Ellis - President

David is the heart of the operation. His quiet strength and intellectual depth is respected and appreciated by staff and clients alike. David's even keel is complemented by his even-handed approach to all business dealings-his word is his bond. After graduation from the University of Colorado, Boulder, his love of fine architecture and craftsmanship led him toward smaller, custom homebuilders and eventually to start his own company in 2002. David, a former CU Buffaloes football player, couldn't imagine making his home any place other than Boulder. His love of the outdoors and the unique community has made Boulder the perfect place to live with his wife,  Jeanne, and their three children.


Fred Bivrell - Project Planner/Estimator

To ensure that each project starts smoothly, and that the costs remain within budget, Fred calls upon a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and 21 years of residential pre-construction service experience. Serving as the estimator and project coordinator, Fred develops the budgets, creates purchase orders and change orders, and verifies all invoices. 


When not crunching numbers for Ellis Construction, Fred and his better half, Cristin, are busy serving as chauffeurs for their four soccer enthusiasts, enjoying local art museums, and, ever so often, attempting a fourteener.

Marketing Director

Jeanne has been a part of the business world for 30 years. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with business degrees in Marketing and Finance. Her vast experience spans across many industries: Advertising, Fashion, Telecommunications, Medical Sales, Laboratory Sales, Small Business Ownership, and now, Construction. She finds marketing a fascinating, yet simple concept. At Ellis Construction we analyze the needs of our customers and then make decisions to satisfy those needs, better than the competition.

Her greatest joy and pride comes from raising her three children, Lindsay, Zach, and Chloe and their dog, Coda with her husband, David. Family is at the heart of everything she does.


Likes: Pasta, football, and people who give warm hugs.

Dislikes: Scary movies, arrogance, and people who don't help others when they can.




Jonathan Petzke - Assistant Project Manager

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