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About Us

Smart Choice RES

Smart Choice RES is a Colorado family-owned and operated residential construction company based in Grand Junction. We have been providing beautiful spec, semi-custom, and custom homes on Colorado’s Western Slope since 2018. With an eye for detail and a total commitment to quality, Smart Choice homes have become jewels of the neighborhood in many areas. Our extensive knowledge and resources  enable us to make your dream home a reality. 

Mission Statement

It’s the people that make a house a home, and strong families build strong communities. The structures we build are more than shelters. They’re safe havens, where memories are made and cherished. That’s why we’re committed to providing beautiful, high-quality homes. We give our best to the community by prioritizing the people in it. It’s our honor to build the places where people can thrive as individuals and families, for generations. 

Core Values


Conducting business honestly. Doing the right thing for the right reason.


No “cookie-cutters”. Creatively utilizing our resources to produce uniquely beautiful homes.


Supporting other small locally owned businesses.


Never cutting corners. Using only high-quality materials and skilled professionals with an eye for detail.


Making a big impact by fostering individual relationships.


Sincerely committed to preserving the Western Slope lifestyle.

Meet Our Team

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Levi Pino


Levi Pino

Licensed General Contractor

Hometown: Pueblo, CO
Interests: Epoxy and fine woodworking, building and restoring cars

Levi oversees each build from start to finish. From planning and design to adding the finishing touches, he works closely with each subcontractor to ensure a project stays on schedule and budget. He enjoys the mild climate and relaxed lifestyle of the Western Slope. Levi is married to Alisha and the brother of Elise.

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Alisha Pino


Alisha Pino

Hometown: Ault, CO
Interests: Going to concerts, spending time with friends and family

Alisha is responsible for all administrative facets of the company including accounts payable/receivable, overseeing CPA, tax planning, executing contracts, maintaining insurance, and property management. Having grown up in a rural area she enjoys the small-town feel and warmth of the community on the Western slope. Alisha is married to Levi.


Elise Van Vuuren

Administrative Assitant

Elise Van Vuuren

Hometown: Pueblo, CO
Interests: Playing music, vintage gaming, hiking, and camping

Elise provides general administrative support and manages the company’s official website. Her favorite things about the Western Slope are the beautiful sunsets and the variety of outdoor activities available to enjoy with her husband, daughter, and dog. Elise is Levi’s sister.

We’d love to help you build, buy, or sell your home!