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‘It’s a Blessing’

Serving the people and building communities

By Jillian Chandler

Photo Courtesy of Aspen Homes

For more than 25 years, husband and wife Todd and Zetta Stam have been helping people realize their dream of discovering home right here in North Idaho.

The owners of Aspen Homes, an Idaho Registered Master Builder, the couple has a commitment to the community in which they live, work and play, and they are grateful to be able to contribute their expertise to guiding home buyers in one of the biggest purchases of their lives—a home.

“We pride ourselves in custom, but do many spec homes as well,” says Zetta. “We try to make anybody’s dream a reality, no matter their price point. We can still help buyers find that special house with any budget.”

Though specializing in custom builds, due to the current market, Aspen Homes is unable to take on any additional custom home builds until 2022. “We want to be able to under promise and over deliver,” affirms Zetta. “If we take on any more this year, we would be stretching our team and unable to deliver the full experience we’re known for providing to our clients.”

The team Zetta refers to is more than a group of employees—they are considered family. Everyone does their part in bringing each project to the finish line while exceeding expectations. A business that embodies integrity, high morals and values, the Stams and their Aspen Homes team can stand behind their product and know they did things right.

From a young age, Todd grew up around the building industry, as his father was a builder. At just 10 years old, he was helping at the work site, helping his father to build a log home in Sandpoint—and that was the foundation of what would become a passion for the business.

Both born and raised in the area, Todd and Zetta met more than 30 years ago, planting their roots in North Idaho, growing their business here, as well as raising a family. They are grateful to call this place home and be a part of a generous, giving community. “We are happy to be able to live here and work with the people we do,” Zetta says. “It’s a privilege.”

As everyone can attest to the influx of people moving to this beautiful piece of Idaho, Zetta believes that it is people who value our North Idaho values and friendliness that are drawn here—and of course the beauty. “This place is special, and if those moving here want to help keep it that way, then great!” she smiles.

Aspen Homes is currently building in a subdivision in Sandpoint west of the airport on Goodman Drive. Five of the 16 lots have already sold, and the remaining 11 will be available for purchase as the spec homes are completed. Prices range, on average, from $550,000 to $650,000 for the roughly 1,800- to 2,800-square-foot homes. “We have three new starts that we’re hoping to do in the next 30 days,” shares Zetta. If you’re interested in finding out more about these properties, she encourages you to call the office and ask for Erik.

Todd and Zetta credit their accomplishments and the success of the business to God, 100 percent. “We went through a recession, endured many ups and downs, and anytime we needed a client, I’d ask God, ‘Do you want us to be builders or not? It’s in your hands.’ And He kept putting another name on our board to build with,” smiles Zetta. “Even in the very beginning, we used the passion He put inside of us, and people noticed. We built a good name in our community, solely by word of mouth.”

Over the years, the Stams are thankful to have been given the opportunity to be there for their community. “When there’s a need, and we are privy to know about it, we try to help where we can,” Zetta says. “We are only here for a short amount of time. It’s nice to be able to contribute in making our community—and world—a better place.”

There’s no place like home. Let the team at Aspen Homes help in bringing your vision of home to life.

Aspen Homes & Development LLC

1831 North Lakewood Drive

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814


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