Ian Schaul, principal of Journey’s End Builders, is an active commercial and residential real estate developer. Over the past decade, he developed over 100 homes ranging from entry level condominiums to high end luxury single family homes and estates in the United Kingdom, Chicago, and Crested Butte.
Previously, Ian lived in central London, where he sought opportunities to develop residences for first time buyers. His largest development, The Clock House Gardens, transformed a derelict hotel site into an intimate community of 50 new homes. This unique development garnered national recognition winning multiple awards including Evening Standard New Homes Awards -Best First Time Buyer Home and WhatHouse Awards 2016 – Best Development: Bronze Winner.
Current projects include 18th and State in Chicago, a new four-story 39-unit condo building in the South Loop, The Merchant in Plymouth, UK, 32,000 sq. ft. of contemporary open plan office space, and 6 Single Family Homes in the Buckhorn subdivision of Crested Butte, CO. Again, he has partnered with outstanding architects and contractors bringing his unique vision to reality.
Ian visited Crested Butte in 2012 and while enjoying some back-country boarding took a serious knock to the knee. He hobbled around town ducking into the restaurants and bars and had the best time getting residents take on this remarkable place. Three years later he relocated from central London, escaped the big city, and now couldn’t be happier.
Ian is an avid snow boarder, mountain biker, rink rat, and concert goer. He coaches his two young sons in hockey and soccer and supports numerous causes in the Valley.
Take on Crested Butte:
“Crested Butte is a remarkable community, the vibe here is so positive, local and visitors alike are fortunate to experience our unparalleled natural beauty coupled with world class amenities.”
“My perfect day begins with a home cooked breakfast for the family, getting the kids to school ON TIME, fresh pow turns at the resort, coaching my boys’ hockey, winning a townie league hockey game followed by some cold brews with teammates and friends, and lastly chilling in a hot tub under the stars with my missus.”
Eric Dishmon moved to the Gunnison valley in 2000 from the suburbs of Boston, MA. His quest to escape city living for a healthier lifestyle coupled with the need to finish college lead him to Western State where he double majored in Biology and Psychology.
He worked both construction and restaurant jobs in Crested Butte to put himself through school. In 2007 his son was born and Eric built his own home for his family. Having completed several custom homes, commercial buildings, and remodels over the last 10 years, his most recent undertaking is the completion of six custom homes in the Buckhorn subdivision.
Crested Butte is home now! Having lived here almost half my life I could not see myself living anywhere else. The community in CB is such a tremendous draw. From the local network of friends, to the amazing school system, to the vast recreation options, I am here to stay. My personal interests include in no particular order (luckily, I don’t have to choose just one) hockey, snowboarding and skiing both at the ski area and in the CB backcountry, snowmobiling, dirt biking, MTN biking, hunting (perhaps my favorite, kind of strange for a city boy I know but, man am I hooked), water skiing/wakeboarding, softball, and rock climbing.
I try to give back to the community as much as possible as it is so important in such a small town. I currently coach youth hockey and have done so for the past five years, coach youth baseball, and help my with sons class at the Crested Butte School when time allows.
I am so grateful to call this Valley my home!