286 287 LARSEN DEVELOPMENT LARSEN DEVELOPMENT THE BEAUTY OF EXPERTISE L arsen Development, Denver’s premier design/build company, was founded 16 years ago, by Larry Larsen, an award-win- ning homebuilder with a degree in archi- tecture from Kansas State University, followed by a stint in the U.S. Navy Corp of Engineers, where he oversaw the construction of hundreds of homes all over the world.He gained further expe- rience in his craft by working for two major home building companies, before launching his own firm in 1986. “My previous company built model homes and semi-custom homes,” Larsen recounts. “When I started Larsen Development Company in 2002, the focus was to design and build one-of-a-kind, custom homes with a focus on affluent, infill neigh- borhoods. These are typically older neighborhoods where you tear down an old house and then build a new one.We specialize in the Greater Metro-Denver AT A GLANCE LARSEN DEVELOPMENT WHAT: A premier design/build firm WHERE: Denver, Colorado WEBSITE: