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Smart Choice RES and SCF Partners

The Smart Choice Group consists of two divisions working simultaneously: Smart Choice RES and SCF Partners. The latter focuses on purchasing and land development while the first manages day-to-day operations, design, real estate services, and construction of single and multi-family homes.

This partnership allows for better leverage of business connections, distribution of workload, and pursuit of residential development projects that would otherwise be challenging to accomplish individually.

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

VP of Construction

Levi Pino

Licensed General Contractor

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

Responsible for all things construction, he oversees architecture and design, coordinates subcontractors and maintains the schedules and budget for each project.

Levi grew up in southern Colorado and later moved to Fort Collins, where he stayed for 13 years. He now enjoys the mild climate and relaxed lifestyle of the Western Slope. Levi is married to Alisha and brother of Elise.

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Alisha Pino

VP of Finance

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, and maintaining insurance. 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.

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Ray Beville

VP of Sales and Acquisitions

Ray Beville

Licensed Realtor managed by Brown Real Estate Co.

Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
Interests: Fishing, hunting, and camping

Having worked in various construction trades over the years, Ray now focuses primarily on building relationships with area agents, and working one-on-one with home buyers and sellers. He is a native of the Western Slope, enjoys all things outdoors, and loves being part of a community that is centered around those activities. Ray is brother-in-law of Levi and Elise.

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Eric Flukey

VP of Development

Eric Flukey

Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
Interests: Horseback riding, camping, stand-up paddle boarding, and mountain biking

Eric specializes in land development and large, multi-family building projects. His expertise allows us to better leverage business connections, distribute the workload, and pursue residential development projects that would be otherwise formidable. Native to the area, Eric loves the Grand Valley because of its easy access to the outdoors.


Elise Van Vuuren

Marketing Director

Elise Van Vuuren

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

Elise provides general administrative support to members of SCF Partners and is responsible for managing the company’s social media platforms and official website. She currently resides in Denver with her husband, daughter, and dog; but loves the beautiful scenery and slower pace of the Western Slope. Elise is the sister of Levi.

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