About Us

Jim Vlach has been in the real estate/new home construction industry for over twenty-five years.  Prior to entering the real estate industry, he received a Bachelor’s in Business and completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major emphasis in Marketing in Tampa, Florida in 1991. He initially started in residential resale, but quickly branched off into semi-custom/custom home development, being involved with over 250+ semi-custom homes being built.

From 1996-2008, Jim was President/Founder of CPI, a spec custom home building operation. Of the 250+ semi-custom homes mentioned, he created and oversaw more than 20 homes in various areas of El Paso and Summit Counties, with price points that fell between $850,000 – $1.9 million. Since the recession, he has restructured his new home offerings to fall within a price point average of $600-$950,000+, to fulfill current market demand.

At present day, Ranch Living is completely about catering to purchasers who desire main level living with upper-end features throughout. One look at our beautiful front facades, and you will see the additional attention to detail that we put into each and every ranch home, that you will not see in our competition’s homes offered at a similar price point.

At Ranch Living, we evolve with our plans as time goes on. We take the time to design a great floor plan (not just a good one) with an even greater facade. Why have a really good floor plan and then a front facade appearance that’s sub-standard, or more specifically, unattractive and poorly proportioned?

Some of our competing building entities never take the time to change their “good” floor plan into a great floor plan, simply because they don’t want to take the time. We do, and you benefit!

Here is our latest example of just what we do:

We started with the ranch design and front elevation shown below back in 2013. Since then, our designs have evolved into what you see in the Valdoro ranch plan below that. After over 40 hours of painstaking consideration and plan modification decision making, what follows is the end result! One of the best laid out Ranch plans available in El Paso and Douglas Counties, with an even better front approach to the home!

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