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We all know—either from personal experience or from our friends' stories—the difficulties of finding the right contractor or even a single craftsman to engage.  In reading the profile statements on the John Sutton website, when John states that he's "committed to our clients" and will "guarantee I can help you achieve the results you seek," you can take those pronouncements to the bank.  John knows the area; and more importantly, he knows who the craftsmen are in the area that will deliver the quality he expects.  My experience working with John can be summed up in one word: Trust. Yes, there are other builders constructing houses in the Enchanted Circle area, but finding one you can trust—wholeheartedly—is that secret sauce that makes the remodeling or new construction project really work.  You can trust John.  My wife and I keep looking for other projects just to have the pleasure of working with John, again. 

Dennis Hutchison and Kim Jacobson - April, 2023

We are very pleased with our home built by Sutton Construction and would highly recommend them for building your home. We knew there would be some challenges building while living overseas, but John maintained excellent communication during the entire process. We received regular photo updates that made us feel like we were almost there. We had complete faith that the final product would be of quality craftsmanship based on viewing previous homes built by Sutton Construction. We look forward to enjoying our beautiful home for many years to come.

David and Kathryn Weldon

In 2015 we decided we wanted to move to Angel Fire full time but we needed to build a garage.  We set up appointments and interviewed 6 builders in the area.   We did not know any of the builders personally.  All of the bids were competitive but John Sutton took the time to come to our house, sit down and explain every aspect of the construction.  We felt like this personal attention was going to extend to the construction of the garage. John led us through the planning, permitting and stages of construction.  He even took time to send us pictures of various stages of construction.  This was very helpful as we were out of state during the construction period.   We were very pleased with the final product and we think we have a "very cool" garage.   We actually consider John a friend and would recommend him for any type of construction that anyone would want.

Chuck and Laurie Sheridan

We met John during a Parade of Homes tour a few years ago. We were impressed with his willingness to spend time with us during a busy weekend. Fast forward a couple years. We wanted to add a covered deck to our cabin so we called 3 builders for bids. John is the only one who came through in a timely manner without having to be called again and again. He met with with us, discussed ideas, and gave us an expected time frame. The work was done and his projections for expenses were right on target. The men in his crew are hard workers and work well together. they were very respectful to us and kept the worksite cleaned up. Our experience with Sutton Construction was an A+. John is a man of principal, good character and ethics, and seems to love what he does. We are so glad we can call him a friend and wouldn't hesitate to use his company in the future.

Bill and Dianne Moore

It was a pleasure to work with John Sutton as our contractor to remodel our condo.
Although this was a remodel project and not a new home we got the same personal attention from John and his team as the big jobs. John is so very easy to work with especially being flexible with owner changes as the project was underway. His team performed at the highest level and provided quality craftsmanship. John adhered to our schedule for the project which was appreciated.
Please add the Cook family to the list of satisfied customers.

Mary and Johnny Cook

We have used John R. Sutton Building Contractors for a number of construction projects in the 20 plus years we’ve owned our home in Angel Fire. Sutton Construction has helped us turn our home into a very comfortable mountain retreat. We’ve completed three renovations starting with a garage, then an enlargement of our living area / deck space, and most recently a complete remodel of our loft / master bedroom area. In all cases, Sutton Construction starts with solid structural attributes and ends with superb interior finishes. There is always attention to detail. Even though our home has seen three major projects, it looks like it was constructed that way in the first place. I tell John that he made our place “magical”. We highly recommend them for your next construction project!

Bart and Jerri Kinney

Sutton Construction worked closely with the homeowners to achieve their vision of an easily accessible home, while maximizing views on this challenging lot. The home features a ground floor main living area and master suite with expansive covered decks. John Sutton collaborated with these involved homeowners throughout the construction process through frequent site visits, correspondence and a personalized web page. John’s ideas and creative input gained through many years of experience as an Angel Fire builder helped the homeowners realize their dream.

Angel Fire Residence

Sutton Construction had great focus on quality and workmanship while always looking at how to do things more cost effectively. At the onset building our home from a distance concerned us but we had great communication with John and his team throughout the process. We could not be more pleased with how our home turned out.

Angel fire residence

Our family bought a cabin in Angel Fire about 4 years ago.  We decided to do a remodel to make it fit our personality.  We selected John Sutton as the contractor due to his reputation and we felt very comfortable with him after our first meeting.  The cabin turned out incredible and exceeded our expectations.  John was so patient through the process and has a great crew he uses on every job.  His experience with mountain homes and creativity made our process very easy.  The total cost came in under our expectations, which allowed us to do a little more than we had planned.  Even doing more, it was still under our estimate. We would recommend John Sutton Construction and will use him again in the future.

Olen and Terry Wilson Amarillo, Texas

I have had other homes built in the past in Texas, but this house is being constructed in New Mexico, 10 hour drive away. The communication with John on site and Bonnie in the office has kept me in the loop concerning the progress of the house. The use of cell phones, text messages, and pictures make it seem like I am on site with the crews. I always look forward to seeing the next set of pictures. John has years of experience building homes in this area, so I take his suggestions and his choice of sub-contractors as the best in the area. As the home owner, we have had some changes to the home as we go. He works with us to accommodate our wishes in a way that keeps our budget in mind and keep the construction on schedule. I expect the rest of the construction process to go as smoothly as it has up to this point. Being able to communicate with John at any time during the week, makes me feel comfortable that the house is being built to the drawings and to suit our lifestyle. I would recommend John and his company to anyone looking to build in this area.

Rick & Nancy Hooker

Sutton Construction replaced all the decks on our Angel Fire family retreat and they look beautiful. The old decks had held up well considering that the house was built in 1978. John rebuilt the decks in the original heavy timber frame style, but improved greatly on the original design and layout. Having built homes in the past and being a craftsman myself, it was a pleasure to see the craftsmanship and professional way that John and his crew transformed a tired old house into a spruced up cabin in the woods. We will certainly call Sutton Construction for any future work on our place. o a spruced up cabin in the woods. We will certainly call Sutton Construction for any future work on our place. Thanks John.

Stan Scarth Amarillo, TX

We checked the construction of many homes in the village before deciding on Sutton Construction. We really liked the quality of the Sutton homes. Since we were in Texas a lot while the project was going on John kept us in the decision end of things by phone and pictures almost daily. John takes pride in his work and we couldn’t be more satisfied with our beautiful home addition. We love it!

Kelly & Charlotte Flowers

The heavy snowfall this past winter left the deck of our cabin in ruins. Replacing the deck was to be our first construction project in Angel Fire and we were somewhat apprehensive about finding the right contractor for the job. We were fortunate enough to be referred by friends to John Sutton. We knew of his reputation as a quality home builder in the Angel Fire area but weren't sure he would have time for a small project like ours. John not only made time for our project but built us a deck that exceeded all expectations. John gave us several quotes and guided us through the process of selecting the material and design we wanted without compromising the budget we had set in place prior to construction. He communicated with us throughout the construction process and even e-mailed progress pictures. We were thrilled with the quality of construction on our new deck. We are now looking forward to being able to use Sutton Construction on an upcoming addition to our cabin and would highly recommend John to anyone needing a truly professional builder.

Chris & Rebecca Gleason Amarillo, TX

At times owning a second home 900 miles from your primary residence can be a bit overwhelming; so it was with reservations we started a major renovation on our home in Angel Fire. We chose Sutton Construction for the project. Before we started, John spent hours with us, learning who we were, our life style and our style preferences. When the project began, we had no doubt he knew exactly what we wanted and expected. As with most construction problems arose, and changes had to be made. Sutton and his team were there to help us make informed decisions at every turn from miles away. When our remodel and addition neared completion, John was on site, sometimes several times a day, to make sure everything was finished to our satisfaction. The ease and comfort of working with him and the quality of craftsmanship that he achieved made this an exceptional experience. We couldn’t be happier with our home or our decision to use Sutton Construction.

Henry & Kathy Mayes Austin, TX

Our family has owned a cabin at Angel Fire for 35 years. The cabin needed some repairs on the outside walls due to water damage. John surveyed the damage and gave us his opinion about what should be done. He was prompt and professional in all our correspondences. We live out of state and he kept us informed through e-mail pictures which showed materials and repair progression. He did an outstanding job at a fair price and we would highly recommend John Sutton Construction for any large or small projects.

Neil & Michelle Hyer Guymon, OK

Jason and I wanted to express how pleased we are with the remodeling job you did on our house in Angel Fire. We were a little anxious at first being so far away and the problems it might present, but with your constant communication and updated web photos, we always felt totally in the loop. We also appreciate the time you spent up front getting to know us and what we envisioned to accomplish. We feel this was key to the success of the overall project. We knew the Sutton name is known for quality workmanship, but the finished job was even better than we imagined. With such detailed work as the special wall texture, artistic tile layout, and custom brick glass window, our house now has the “wow” factor that it was missing before. Thanks again to you and your crew for turning our vision into a reality,

Jason & Jan Miller Rockwall, TX

We are writing to thank you for everything that you have done for us in the process of building our home. We are motivated to write this letter because we've previously experienced, in Albuquerque, the painful process of dealing with a less honorable builder. In contrast, the efforts that you've made are truly worthy of our appreciation and this letter. As you know, we bought a spec home from you halfway through its completion. We wanted to convert the home to radiant heat and you graciously worked with us to make all the necessary adjustments. We moved into our home in the summer of 2006 and we absolutely love it! Wow! In our experience, there are not many people in business who would step up to the plate with such honor and integrity. We are so very thankful that we chose you as our builder. Part of our decision-making four years ago was based on the beauty and the quality of the homes that you build. The other part for us, was your reputation as an honest man who does things right. Fortunately for us, you came through when we really needed you, and that was nearly four years after you completed our home.

John Leggot & Valerie Romero-Leggot

We love everything about the mountains and our property in Angel Fire. In 2006 we decided to build and interviewed several very qualified builders and picked Sutton Construction. They were very easy to work with and John was always available by phone or in person. We have a home in the Austin, Texas area so responsiveness was very important to us as was being able to trust our builder. Sutton Construction built a great house and we are very much enjoying the results

Mike & Marcia Barker Austin, TX

Last Summer my husband and I decided we wanted to build a second home at our favorite vacation spot, Angel Fire, NM. We proceeded by finding an awesome 10 acre lot in the Aspens. We knew the construction could be difficult since it was going to be long distance. So it was very important for us to have a builder we could rely on, with experience and expertise on the proper construction that would best our lot along with our lifestyle. When we met John Sutton he was as excited as we were and continued to show the enthusiasm and professionalism through the entire process of building our home. From start to finish he always kept us in touch weekly reviewing the progress of our home by phone calls and our own special website to view pics, which was really great! John truly is a professional and very dependable and we would highly recommend him for building anyones dream home. He made our dream come true! I would also like to thank Bonnie Sutton, she is a wonderful person and made things come together so easy on all our selections. All the subs were very professional and you could tell they really cared about their workmanship. Thank you all for being so kind, we appreciate it very much!

Lenard & Debbie Horwood West Texas

We have visited with family and friends in Angel Fire for nearly three decades. We finally got a place of our own a while back and now that we're retired we've made the decision to live here full time. Nothing compares to the quality of life here. Our realtor gave Sutton Construction a glowing reference and their reputation in the area is enviable. So, when the time arrived lady luck placed us in a beautiful new Sutton home. We couldn't be more delighted. With a lifetime of background in the construction and materials industry, we were able to immediately see why so many lucky families choose to work with the Suttons. John and his team have been tremendous from the very start and their continuing commitment to our satisfaction is appreciated. We are especially pleased with their serious dedication to new technology and it's seemless blend with timeless styling that can be hard to achieve. Our home is completely comfortable for the two of us, our we can easily host a crew of family and friends without a single problem. Anyone considering either a full-time or vacation home in the area owes it to themselves to visit Sutton Construction.

Ralph & Peggy Seis Angel Fire, NM

We have had a second home in the Angel Fire area since 1985. After 20 years of falling in love with the New Mexico mountains, we made the decision to remodel and add on to our existing structure. After personal recommendations we chose to work with Sutton Construction. Within a short amount of time we knew we had made the right decision. They were wonderful to work with. Their employees and sub contractors were exceptional. The construction was of superior quality and delivered in a timely manner. Doing this project long distance was simplified by viewing the progress via pictures on the internet and communication with John several times a week. John is committed to the wishes of his customers. The Suttons seemed like family by the end of the project. When ask if we would work with Sutton Construction again there is not a moment hesitation in saying, “YES!”

Dr. Hugh and Georgann Goldston Borger, Texas

Sutton Construction built our house in 2005-2006 in Black Lake, New Mexico. We feel we have a very well built home. Since we were out-of-state during the construction, John kept us updated with pictures posted on their website. He was very good about calling and talking with us concerning any problems or suggestions for changes to the plans. Both of these were especially important to Glenn as he was in construction himself for 45 years. We would definitely recomment John and his construction company to anyone needing a home built in the Angel Fire area.

Glen Connor -Elenor Bartel-Connor

We visited a Sutton spec home hosted Lisa Sutton during the Angel Fire Home Show about two years ago. We were overwhelmed by her warmth and knowledge of the construction. This prompted us to contact Sutton Construction for further investigation. After visiting several Sutton houses with John Sutton we made the decision to have Sutton Construction build our home. Building a house is both fun and stressful. John Sutton made us feel he cared about the quality, aesthetics, and characteristics we wanted to include in our home. You have to work with someone with whom you feel comfortable and trust. Our experience was one of caring attitudes and quality professionals associated with Sutton. We have moved into our new home and walk around each day and say "WOW, we made the right choice!" Best of all we still enjoy our relationship with everyone at Sutton Construction.

Bill & Elaine Vastine Angel Fire, New Mexico

Working with Sutton Construction was a joy for us from Day One. John Sutton agreed to meet me at the lot I was looking at to tell me his opinion on how “buildable” it was which was a wonderful help since I was making this purchase decision on my own. After that we never considered using another builder and everyone in Angel Fire we subsequently did business with told us that “Sutton is the best”. Building a house “long distance” could have been a disaster but with John Sutton it was fun and we were able to follow along with the website photos and phone calls so there were no unpleasant surprises. Bonnie Sutton was a tremendous help in the office because she kept track of all the details and helped us order just the right thing. The craftsmanship in the Sutton home is excellent and all the subcontractors we met were such nice people who really cared about their work. This was also the cleanest building site I’ve ever experienced! Everything was done to such a professional level. We love our home and loved working with Sutton Construction.

Dr. & Mrs. Sjoerd Adams College Station, Texas

When Barbara and I decided to build our dream house we had several ideas as to how it should be built, but also wanted to maximize the view from our lot in Angel Fire of the Moreno Valley. We presented Sutton Construction with a challenging task as our lot was very steep and narrow. After going over the plans thoroughly with John we proceeded to build our dream home. The building process went smoothly and many good suggestions were made by them as we went along. The finished product not only fulfills our dream of a retirement house, but has an absolutely fantastic view of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and if you have a clear day, the mountains of Colorado. Sutton Construction did a great job, were easy to work with and the finished product is fantastic. It's great working with a family that knows the construction business and the valley.

James & Barbara Veirs Dallas, Texas

Doctors having doctors as patients is very bad! Contractors having architects as clients is much worse! Sutton Construction, i.e. John Sutton, handled this with aplomb and great patience, producing a home far above my wife's and my expectations.

Travis & Sally Oliver Monroe, Louisiana

We selected Sutton Construction to build our mountain home in 1991. They were recommended by a real estate agent as the best builder in Angel Fire. He was correct, it was a pleasure working with their team. Any problems that arose Richard and I solved with ease. The many extras designed into our home really impressed us and enhanced our home's value. Every time I'm in the loft bathroom, I thank Richard for designing an interior window that gives us a beautiful view of the valley. This year we again selected the Sutton Team to finish our 1100 sq.ft. basement. Once again we were not disappointed. In fact, I think they outdid themselves. Their design ideas and suggestions made our basement a perfect addition to our home. The shower John designed for our bathroom is a work of art. Plus, the cost was below the estimates I received from other contractors. I could not recommend a better construction company to design and build your dream home in this beautiful valley.

Jack & Nancy Bauder Clovis, New Mexico

Richard,  As we prepare for Christmas 2004, I want to thank you for ten happy years in our home. We moved into our house on November 17, 1994, and thought that would be the best day ever in our new home, but everyday in the house you built so well has been special. Thank you for our house. I am just as pleased today as I was on the day we moved in! Merry Christmas!

Bill & Betty Russell Angel Fire, New Mexico

When we chatted about a month ago, I told you about our satisfaction with the house you built for us and with all the dealings with everyone in your company. This letter reiterates those thoughts. We really appreciate your encouraging us to come to the job site every day to watch the construction. We saw that the quality of carpentry and other work that's hidden behind walls is every bit as good as the quality of the finish work that you easily see. In several situations you could have done the work a little less expensively, but you always came through by doing it the correct and best way. We really value the high quality of the work, since both of us are engineers.
In all our dealings with you, we felt as if a longstanding friend was building the house for us. The same was true of our dealings with all the people in your company, especially Bonnie and John. It was a relief knowing that we were being treated fairly during the construction process. Overall the entire experience was fun rather than stressfull.
We would be happy to chat with future clients who would like to know more about our enjoyable experience in having a house built by Sutton Construction.

Robert & Ginger Lagasse Angel Fire, New Mexico

Being in the construction business ourselves, we knew Sutton Construction was facing quite a challenge. Not only did they follow through with top quality craftsmanship, but we feel that we have one of the finest homes in Angel Fire & new friends to boot!

Jim & Dana Spencer, Mitch & Sherrie Allen Piedmont, Oklahoma

To say we are delighted with our Angel Fire home would be an understatement. The Sutton team was so cooperative and caring that the building process became less stressful and much more a labor of love. The high quality of materials and workmanship combined to make our mountain home a place of true joy and pride.

Jim & Susan Johnson Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sutton Construction has done a great job building our mountain home. We highly recommend Sutton Construction for their dependable advice, quality construction and attention to details. Our personalized website alowed us to view the progress of our home's construction from Arlington, Texas. We are thrilled with our new mountain home.

Dave & Becky Turney Arlington, Texas

From the computer-generated design to the web site set-up so we could follow the building process from San Antonio, to the meticulous attention to detail, we were extremely pleased and impressed with the Suttons' approach to building our home. The beauty and functionality of our new home reflects the professionalism and dedication the Suttons bring to our project.

Ed & Marti Gistaro San Antonio, Texas

Our family has owned a cabin at Angel Fire for 35 years. The cabin needed some repairs on the outside walls due to water damage. John surveyed the damage and gave us his opinion about what should be done. He was prompt and professional in all our correspondences. We live out of state and he kept us informed through e-mail pictures which showed materials and repair progression. He did an outstanding job at a fair price and we would highly recommend John Sutton Construction for any large or small projects.

Tom & Bobbie Isaacson Albuquerque, New Mexico

If you're looking for a professional company offering superb construction, John R. Sutton Construction is the perfect solution. From design to finish of our custom home, there was no stress for us. The entire staff and construction crew including subcontractor, were delightful to work with. Thanks to all of you for a truly wonderful home.

James & Vicki Ramsey Angel Fire, New Mexico

After living in a Sutton home for the past four years, it was easy to choose them as the builder of our new project in the Aspens. Their years of experience with mountain homes, attention to detail, and focus on low maintenance are extremely important, especially for a vacation residence. Their creative design ideas and progress updates through our personalized web page have made building a fun experience.

Neal & Lynn Longwill Austin, Texas

We are so happy with our Angel Fire home, and that we chose Sutton Construction, Inc. to build it. When we began consider building a vacation home in New Mexico, we were concerned about the amount of travelling involved in constructing a home 670 miles away from our home near Dallas. However, Sutton Construction kept us informed via the internet with great pictures of each step of progress. This was exciting for us and fun for our friends as well. The Suttons were so accomodating and easy to work with. They quickly understood our ideas and what was important to us. As a former home builder myself, Len was able to recognize and appreciate the quality of materials and workmanship that went into the building of our mountain home. Thank you for making our dream come true.

Len & Jan Gibbens Dallas, Texas

We just want to thank you for everything you have done for us in the building of our home in Angel Fire. When we bought the house we didn't know about you and your business but are so thankful we had you to finish the project. We personally feel you are the best builder in the area and truly keep your clients well being on the 'front burner'.. Thank you for taking care of the property now, also.

Dick & Sue Bontke Dallas, Texas

It has been our pleasure to work with Sutton Construction in the building of our mountain home. Even before we bought our lot, John met with us and looked over the land to determine its suitability for building. During the building process, John sent emails, posted pictures on his website and made phone calls on a regular basis. We have been pleased with our home and enjoy entertaining friends and family there.

Randy & Carol Galloway

We had been looking for several years for a vacation/retirement home, when we visited Angel Fire with friends for the first time in June 2010. We knew immediately we had found it, and made four more trips before September to find a home. We found a great home with magnificent views of Moreno Valley and Wheeler Peak. The home really needed remodeling though. Our great realtor, recommended John Sutton. We met with John 3 or 4 times between September and January. He was very patient in getting to know us and discuss our ideas for the house. He spent hours with us before he even knew if he would get the project. Like most people, we were pretty apprehensive about undertaking a major remodel so far from home, but John and Bonnie were very conscientious in keeping us informed of the progress and issues that needed our attention throughout the project. John was always available and responsive by phone, text, and e-mail. He took our design ideas and made them work beautifully (not always an easy task), suggesting some of his own with great results. He even graciously cleaned the house and moved all construction materials out and furniture in so we could use the house with family twice during the project. We’re really pleased with the results and can’t wait to spend lots of time in Angel Fire. John and Sutton Construction have a great reputation for honesty and quality work and it’s very well deserved. We would recommend Sutton Construction for any build or remodel job without hesitation.

Lynanne & Cody Wilbanks

Starting from scratch building a home is much easier than taking an older home and remodeling it to make it more up-to-date and suit changing needs. Sutton Construction took our ideas and turned them into a remodeling project that met all of our needs and looked beautiful as well. John Sutton is very easy to work with and his subs are efficient and skilled with their work. We are so pleased with our updated home and total remodeling experience, thanks to Sutton Construction.

Hitch Angel Fire, New Mexico

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