Welcome toDiverge Homes
Building Townie Life
Big cities are exciting and a lot of fun. They can also be intense. The noise, frenetic pace, and lack of space can take their toll. Imagine obtaining the solace and simplicity of life — and an amazing house — in a small town. You'll be close to outdoor pursuits, without giving up the good stuff, like fantastic restaurants, shops, music, and art. And you won't have to move to the suburbs.
Diverge is making this idea a reality. We build communities for those looking for greater proximity to the outdoors, walkability to revived old towns, and smartly designed homes built for active families. Diverge is a new kind of developer. One that is laser-focused on small town infill as opposed to sprawl. We create neighborhoods that are truly a part of the towns they are in. Our Cannon Trail development in Lafayette is nearing completion, and we have more on the way in Erie, Steamboat Springs, and Golden. Diverge is building townie life.
Diverge by the Numbers:
100+Homes In Process
1Sculpture with 2000+ Mylar Tubes
21Townie Homes Delivered
10%Annual Growth Rate
1253Plants and Trees Planted To Date
We are on a mission to rebuild America's small towns. We proudly diverge from industry expectations, believing that home builders should offer greater transparency, deep info sharing, high-touch service, and door-to-door neighborhood communication.
Diverge believes in thoughtful development that enlivens our small-town communities. We hire local contractors, designers, and builders who know and care about the towns we build in. Our way may not be the fastest or easiest, but it’s always the right way.
Our move-in ready homes are designed with smart, active lifestyles and families in mind. Community areas seek to inspire wonder and connect to the nature around them, with access to trails and open space, and amenities like pocket parks, native plant walks, and kinetic art installations.
Walkability and a Meaningful Connection to Nature
Our developments are either in quaint old-town districts or just nearby, so the car can stay in the garage when you’re out for the day or for a night on the town. These small towns, with their picturesque Main Streets, are steeped in history while offering unique shops and restaurants that easily rival those found in bigger cities.
Likewise, each of our developments are near trails and/or parks and open spaces, so the best of Colorado is at your doorstep. And within all of our community areas, we design funky outdoor art and landscape that inspire and educate.
Cannon TrailLafayette, Colorado
Cannon Trail is our flagship development, and the high demand proves that we’re onto something. It validates our mission that Diverge communities positively contribute to the small towns they’re in. It also confirms our gut instincts about being completely open about what we do. Cannon Trail has clearly resonated with homebuyers looking for a better way to live.
We invested in Lafayette because we see how people enjoy the active Old Town district and we believe in its on-going potential. It’s such a fun, diverse place to call home. With art galleries, restaurants, breweries, a theater, and a stellar children’s museum, Lafayette offers everything you might want from a big city.
The Cannon Trail neighborhood includes 39 paired and single-family homes, and features pocket parks, a native plant walk, and a kinetic art installation. All within a five-to-ten minute walk to Old Town Lafayette, with it’s wonderful shops and delicious restaurants.
The development lies next to the Coal Creek Trail, a beautiful, year-round biking and hiking path connecting Lafayette and Louisville. And the RTD Park and Ride is less than a mile away.
Click here to see available homes and a map of the Cannon Trail community.
Erie Junction in Old TownErie, Colorado
Breaking ground in the spring of 2022, Erie Junction is located in Erie’s Old Town district, at the intersection of County Line Road and Balcolm. Erie Junction will feature 23 stunning homes (primarily duplexes), private backyards, and detached garages with a separate work space loft above it.
It is no surprise that Erie is rated one of the best places to live, not only in Colorado, but in the country. Erie has delightful places to eat, drink, and relax, great schools, and an excellent library. In terms of outdoor pursuits, Erie offers more than 1,300 acres of parks and open space, 58 miles of trails, and is an easy drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, Red Rocks, and more. And it’s only 30 minutes from both Denver and Boulder. All further proof that the right type of small-town life won’t sacrifice your access to the good stuff.
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Preliminary Sketch of Erie Junction in Old Town
608 YampaSteamboat Springs, Colorado
We are excited to announce our new development in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. It's right across the street from the Yampa River and next to a small park (that hosts the weekly Farmers’ Market during the summer). 608 Yampa will feature four well-sized condominiums, underground parking, and an exciting but as of yet unnamed retail storefront. The location affords forever views of the Yampa River, Howelsen Hill, and even Mt. Werner. 608 Yampa sits in the heart of the vibrant and fast-growing riverfront district, with all the restaurants, shops, and attractions that Steamboat Springs is known for.
For outdoor enthusiasts, it really doesn’t get much better. Fly fishing the Yampa’s best section is literally across the street, and you’ll be a few minutes away from soaking in hot springs, skiing, hiking, riding, climbing, and cycling. Whatever it is that you love to do, it’s here for you in Steamboat. Best of all, unlike many of Colorado’s glitzy ski towns, Steamboat Springs retains its down-to-earth Western heritage.
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With an enviable location just minutes away from Denver, Golden is the home of our latest project. Located at the foot of the Rockies, our North Table Mountain property has stunning views. The project is currently envisioned with 30-40 mostly single-family homes and a few duplexes. Trailheads are just a short walk away, so put together a day pack and the hike begins at your doorstep. The car stays behind.
Golden is one of the original communities of the American West, and this is still reflected in the city’s character, even with its proximity to Denver. Buildings are heavy on stone and wood as opposed to steel, concrete, and glass. Golden has kept a level of diversity for architecture, retail, and restaurants that other towns envy.
There are several equestrian stables nearby, including one right across the street from our development. Hiking, climbing, biking, kayaking, skiing, horseback riding, as well as being near to good jobs, schools, and cities — there might not be a more perfect distillation of “Colorado living” than in Golden.
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Nick JacobsPresident and Founder
Nick is President and Founder of Diverge Homes and affiliated companies. He founded the company in 2016 and oversees all operations, services, and developments. Specific responsibilities include site acquisition, building and site design, data science for, and financing of all projects.
Diverge Homes’ founding vision remains in place today: to redevelop under-utilized parcels of land in and around American small towns, starting with Colorado. Nick structured the company so that architecture, amenities, and construction operations can be repeated with high consistency regardless of location.
Prior to Diverge Homes, Nick spent 17 years in telecommunications and technology, managing operations and sales for real estate acquisition, construction, hardware, and software. He received an M.A. from Utah State and a B.S. from Michigan State.
Ken BaileyConstruction Director
Ken is based in Boulder County, Colorado, and is responsible for all residential construction and operations. He has over 40 years in single and multifamily construction. Ken has led the design and construction of nearly 200 units in the Boulder and Denver metropolitan area.
Ken’s strength is his artistic touch combined with the pragmatism of a veteran builder. Whether designing large custom homes or dozens of multifamily units, all buyers are guaranteed to receive the same level of attention and service that has led to Ken’s reputation for excellence.
Stephanie Iannone (center), Mindy Nassar (right), Kim Avery (left)
The Iannone Real Estate Group at Housing HelpersSales Team
With over $500 million in real estate transactions, the Iannone Group at Housing Helpers of Colorado brings significant real estate brokerage experience to the Diverge team. Plus, they believe in our mission like no other. Our partnership with the Iannone Real Estate Group extends far beyond just sales brokerage and marketing. They consult and support Diverge Homes’ development opportunities, providing invaluable input on everything from site plans, lot layouts, floor plan functionality, and interior design.
Stephanie Iannone, Owner & Managing Broker
Stephanie leads the Iannone Real Estate Group at Housing Helpers of Colorado. Over the years, she has received numerous awards and recognition for her expertise. These include Distinguished Realtor of the Year, Top 25 Most Powerful Salespeople in Colorado, and for eight consecutive years, Stephanie has received Denver’s Top Real Estate Agents Five Star Award. Her company, Housing Helpers of Colorado, has been named one of the Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses in Colorado.
Stephanie’s executive experience includes serving as a Director for the IRES regional MLS Board and Boulder Area Realtor Association, as well as Chair of the Boulder Chamber. She brings her passion and leadership to Diverge, where she and her team achieve extraordinary results on our projects.
Mindy Nassar, Broker Associate
A lifelong Coloradan, Mindy has witnessed the change and growth that has transformed the state into one of the most desirable places to live in the country. She is a wealth of experience in all aspects of the real estate industry, from mortgages to development to sales. However, it’s meeting new people and helping clients find the perfect place to call home that she truly loves. She brings this love, along with her enthusiastic personality, professionalism, accessibility, and honesty to her work selling Diverge Homes.
Kim Avery, Broker Associate
After selling luxury real estate in Northern California, Kim relocated to Lafayette in 1997. She still manages to find new places to explore in Colorado. Kim has been with Housing Helpers since 2008. She is dependable, productive, and focused on delivering excellent customer service. Kim delights in helping our clients find the perfect home and assists them in navigating the paperwork.
Stewart ArchitectureArchitecture & Design
Since 1992 Stewart Architecture has provided planning and architectural services for a diverse range of project types, including public, commercial, residential, land planning, and historic preservation. Their focus is on building community through sustainable planning and architecture. The firm believes sustainability includes preservation of our energy, natural, and cultural resources.
Based in Louisville, Stewart Architecture is recognized for its cultural heritage and preservation work with numerous awards. These include the Stephen H. Hart Award of the Colorado State Historical Society and the Colorado Preservation Inc. Dana Crawford Award for Excellence.
Peter Stewart, Founder and Principal
Peter has practiced architecture in Colorado for 30 years, planning and implementing historic and sustainable neighborhood and home design projects. He is a passionate advocate for the reuse of existing structures and resources. He leads the way in reuse while never compromising modern adaptations and energy performance in his numerous residential, commercial, and public projects. Peter’s sensitivity to local community and context distinguish him and his firm. With Diverge, Peter designs quality neighborhoods and homes that create a sense of place where people want to live, work, and play.
Kelsey Tessier, Architect
Kelsey develops architectural designs for Diverge Homes, as well as the construction documents and permit submissions. A Colorado native, Kelsey has been with Stewart Architecture for six years. She received her masters’ degree in Architecture from Montana State University in Bozeman. Kelsey has a variety of experience in residential, historic preservation, and small commercial architecture. She especially enjoys pushing the limits of design to create unexpected solutions. Outside of architecture, Kelsey loves playing soccer and do-it-yourself home improvement projects.