The Owners and their Vision for an Environmentally Friendly Community

Owners

Twin Buttes of Durango is owned and run by brother-and-sister team Glenn and Terri Pauls, who assumed ownership of the development area from their parents, Ed and Flo Pauls, in 2007.

Photo left: Brother-and-sister owners Glenn Pauls (center) & Terri Pauls (right), with Glenn’s wife Dianne (left) at the Ribbon Cutting Dedication of Historic Tram Park and a tremendous amount of infrastructure from Twin Buttes to the City of Durango on September 8, 2017.

Co-Owners

Twin Buttes of Durango is owned and run by brother-and-sister team Glenn and Terri Pauls, who assumed ownership of the development area from their parents, Ed and Flo Pauls, in 2007.  

Photo left:  Brother-and-sister owners Glenn Pauls (center) & Terri Pauls (right), with Glenn’s wife Dianne (left) at the Ribbon Cutting Dedication of Historic Tram Park and a tremendous amount of infrastructure from Twin Buttes to the City of Durango on September 8, 2017.

Glenn and Terri’s vision for Twin Buttes is a walkable, village-type of neighborhood where life can extend beyond one’s private home – where residents can eat food grown at the neighborhood farm, meet friends or listen to live music at the neighborhood coffee shop and cafe, get their exercise on trails right outside their doors, fly fish on the local creek, watch their kids play on nearby playgrounds, and walk them to schools just down the block. In the more central village areas one might find small shops such as a bakery, yoga studio, bike shop, art gallery, etc.  On a starry summer evening, one may revel in an outdoor concert or theater performance on the village green.  Afterwards, neighbors may chat, go to a classy farm-to-table restaurant just feet away, and later stroll five minutes home.  Visitors might stay at a neighborhood Inn.

As residents get to know each other, opportunities may abound for older kids to tutor younger ones, for experienced musicians to offer lessons in their homes, for neighbors to watch each other’s kids, etc.  Main street Durango will always be just five minutes away, but life at Twin Buttes may be rich enough that one doesn’t need to go anywhere very often.

Owners

Twin Buttes of Durango is owned and run by brother-and-sister team Glenn and Terri Pauls, who assumed ownership of the development area from their parents, Ed and Flo Pauls, in 2007.

Photo left: Brother-and-sister owners Glenn Pauls (center) & Terri Pauls (right), with Glenn’s wife Dianne (left) at the Ribbon Cutting Dedication of Historic Tram Park and a tremendous amount of infrastructure from Twin Buttes to the City of Durango on September 8, 2017.

Glenn and Terri’s vision for Twin Buttes is a walkable, village-type of neighborhood where life can extend beyond one’s private home – where residents can eat food grown at the neighborhood farm, meet friends or listen to live music at the neighborhood coffee shop and cafe, get their exercise on trails right outside their doors, fly fish on the local creek, watch their kids play on nearby playgrounds, and walk them to schools just down the block. In the more central village areas, one might find small shops such as a bakery, yoga studio, bike shop, art gallery, etc. On a starry summer evening, one may revel in an outdoor concert or theater performance on the village green. Afterwards, neighbors may chat, go to a classy farm-to-table restaurant just feet away, and later stroll five minutes home. Visitors might stay at a neighborhood Inn.

As residents get to know each other, opportunities may abound for older kids to tutor younger ones, for experienced musicians to offer lessons in their homes, for neighbors to watch each other’s kids, etc. Main street Durango will always be just five minutes away, but life at Twin Buttes may be rich enough that one doesn’t need to go anywhere very often.

The Twin Buttes Team

The Pauls Family is fortunate to have an amazing team to help transform the Twin Buttes vision into reality.

Management & Field Team

*Bob Delves pictured below.

Farm Team

 

Keller Willams Sales Team

Bob Delves

Learn more about Bob...

Bob Delves, Chief Operating Officer of Twin Buttes of Durango & member of Keller Williams Sales Team: As COO, Bob has a really fun job! He gets to show off Twin Buttes to people. Bob represents Twin Buttes in the community and leads our Sales Team. He is also responsible for governmental relations, primarily with the City of Durango. Bob has a diverse business management and sales background in software, technology, and land development. He also served as mayor of his town for 8 years. In addition to his role at Twin Buttes, Bob invests in early-stage companies and sits on several corporate boards.

Russ Smith

Learn more about Russ...

Russ Smith was born in 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in January 1976 with a BGS in Art and Business. Shortly thereafter he relocated to Durango, Colorado and began Animas Painting and Decorating, a painting and finishing company.

In 1983 Russ obtained his real estate license and began purchasing single family and income properties. In 1989 Russ began a full-time career in real estate and began working with Prudential Triple S Realty, with many national award honors. In 2011 the company transitioned into a Keller Williams office.

Russ has worked all aspects of construction and understands the components, from excavation and infrastructure through final design. With Animas Painting and Decorating, Russ was involved in some of the largest commercial projects in the area including Tamarron, Purgatory Village, Cascade Village, Silverpick, Fort Lewis College and Hillcrest Estates. Russ was also a developer for Elkton Townhomes, Sage Hill Townhomes and 8th Avenue Lofts.

Tina Bonecutter

Learn more about Tina...

Tina Bonecutter is a graduate of the University of NM and has over 30 years of experience as a licensed Real Estate Broker. Tina uses her local knowledge and years of experience to provide solid advice to assist her clients in making confident real estate decisions for their present and future needs. She has personally sat in the buyer, seller, investor and new home construction seat many times. She believes great perspective, diligence and compassion is gained by experiencing firsthand what clients go through. She has come to realize that in general, even with needs that differ greatly, we all have the same desire. Everyone wants an unpressured, informed, low stress experience. Each Client is vitally important to her and she is not satisfied until they are. Tina always applies the Golden Rule and her strong repeat client base is testament to that.

Tina is native to the Southwest region and has called Durango home since 2004. She feels that the area’s beauty, peacefulness, people, weather and recreational opportunities make Durango an exceptional place to live. When she is not working you can find her spending time with family and pets, being a volunteer first responder for the local fire department, hiking a mountain, paddling around on a lake, getting into some yoga pose, or….thinking about real estate! Tina is honored to join the fine brokers on the Twin Buttes Team in representing an incredible neighborhood that embodies true Durango community and lifestyle. It’s a joyous place to be.

In her free time, you can find Beth hiking, skiing, or in the stands at her boys’ baseball games

Dru English

Learn more about Dru...

Born and raised here in beautiful Durango, Colorado, Dru English takes great pride in his community. Twin Buttes is a reflection of everything great about Durango. Incredible views, neighborhood community, all close to downtown.

Dru and his wife, Crystal, have 2 kids, Parker and Presley. They own a local pizza shop called Father’s Daughter Pizza. Dru graduated from Durango High School and received a degree in secondary education from the University of New Mexico, where he played college rugby and football.

Dru runs his real estate business as a Broker Associate for Keller Williams holding a RENE certification. He treats all clients with great respect and is honored to help them achieve their goals. In every deal, as in his life, he adds a personal touch and remains loyal even after the deal is done.

Phil Schoon

Learn more about Phil...

I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why as a highly-seasoned real estate professional I’m dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of my clients. I take great pride in the relationships I build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.

I believe I represent the best and brightest in the industry, and I’m always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education. Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With my extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to my clients, I am your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice.

Ted Talmon

Learn more about Ted...

Ted Talmon began his career in real estate in the Durango area more than 18 years ago. Ted is an active member in the local board of Realtors. He was elected President of the Durango Area Association of Realtors (DAAR) in 2005 and in that same year was selected by his peers as Realtor of the Year.

Ted has a background in remote sensing (satellite and aerial data) and geographic information systems (GIS) and was involved with NASA contracts at the University of Kansas and New Mexico. He has taught geographic information systems at Fort Lewis College in Durango.

Ted and his wife Leslie are high school sweethearts and have been married for 46 blissful years! They have two sons, Seth and Josh, who work in microbrewery business and real estate investments, respectively, in Boulder. Their daughter, Skylar, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with husband Ryan and two children.

Being a fulltime + Realtor, you will find Ted ready to answer your Durango area real estate market questions. He will be happy to explain the “the ins and outs” of purchasing or selling properties in Durango, particularly in Twin Buttes of Durango. Ted and his wife love living in Durango. Come join us and experience this Durango lifestyle for yourself!

Management Team
Bob Delves – Chief Operating Officer
Paula Schler – Executive Administrator
Scott Strand – Executive Administrator
Steve “Willie” Wilson – Chief Financial Officer
Debbie Wilson – Accountant

Field & Farm Team
Mike Greer – Field Manager
Roger Garcia – Field Tech

Seasonal Twin Buttes Farm Workers:
Chad Goodall – Farm Manager

Keller Williams Team
Bob Delves
Chief Operating Officer
Bob Delves, Chief Operating Officer: As our COO, Bob has a really fun job! He gets to show off Twin Buttes to people. Bob represents Twin Buttes in the community and leads our Sales Team. He is also responsible for Governmental relations, primarily with the City of Durango. Bob has a diverse business management and sales background in software, technology and land development.  He also served as mayor of his town for 8 years. In addition to his role at Twin Buttes, Bob invests in early stage companies and sits on several corporate boards.

Russ Smith

Russ Smith was born in 1952 in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in January 1976 with a BGS in Art and Business. Shortly thereafter he relocated to Durango CO and began Animas Painting and Decorating, a painting and finishing company.

In 1983 Russ obtained his real estate license and began purchasing single family and income properties. In 1989 Russ began a full-time career in real estate and began working with Prudential Triple S Realty, with many national award honors. In 2011 the company transitioned into a Keller Williams office.

Russ has worked all aspects of construction and understands the components; from excavation and infrastructure through final design. With Animas Painting and Decorating, Russ was involved in some of the largest commercial projects in the area including Tamarron, Purgatory Village, Cascade Village, Silverpick, Fort Lewis College and Hillcrest Estates. Russ was also a developer for Elkton Townhomes, Sage Hill Townhomes and 8th Avenue Lofts.

Lorri Sullivan

Dru English

Born and raised here in beautiful Durango, Colorado, Dru English takes great pride in his community. Twin Buttes is a reflection of everything great about Durango. Incredible views, neighborhood community, all close to downtown.

Dru is married to his wife, Crystal, and has 2 kids; Parker, and Presley. They own a local pizza shop as well, called Father’s Daughter Pizza. Dru graduated from Durango High School and received his Secondary Education degree from the University of New Mexico, where he played college rugby and football.

Dru runs his Real Estate Business as a Broker Associate for Keller Williams holding a RENE certification. He treats all clients with great respect and is honored to help them achieve their goals. In every deal, as in his life, he adds a personal touch, and remains loyal even after the deal is done.

Ted Talmon

Ted Talmon began his career in real estate in the Durango area over 18 years ago. Ted is an active member in the local board of Realtors. He was elected President of the Durango Area Association of Realtors (DAAR) in 2005 and in that same year was selected by his peers as Realtor of the Year.

Ted has a background in remote sensing (satellite and aerial data) and geographic information systems (GIS) and was involved with NASA contracts at the University of Kansas and New Mexico. He has taught at the college level, Fort Lewis College in Durango, utilizing geographic information systems.

Ted and his wife Leslie are “high school sweethearts” and have been married for 46 “blissful” years! They have two sons, Seth and Josh, a microbrewery business and real estate investments both in Boulder, respectively. Skylar their daughter lives in Fayetteville, AR with husband Ryan and two children.

Being a fulltime + Realtor, you will find Ted ready to answer your Durango area real estate market questions. He will be happy to explain the “the in’s and out’s” of purchasing or selling properties in Durango and particularly the Twin Buttes Development area. Ted and his wife love living the Durango, come join us and experience this Durango Lifestyle for yourself!

Beth Anderson

Beth has been fortunate to call Durango her home since 2015 when she relocated here with her husband and two children. She obtained her Real Estate license shortly thereafter, and joined the Twin Buttes Team in the Summer of 2016.

Beth prides herself on her relationship building skills. She has a strong value system built on integrity, honesty, and openness. Beth worked previously as a Training Manager and an Artist. She brings energy and excitement and a creative approach to just about everything in life.

In her free time, you can find Beth hiking, skiing, or in the stands at her boys’ baseball games.

Management Team
Bob Delves – Chief Operating Officer
Paula Schler – Executive Administrator
Scott Strand – Executive Administrator
Steve “Willie” Wilson – Chief Financial Officer
Debbie Wilson – Accountant
Field & Farm Team
Mike Greer – Field Manager
Roger Garcia – Field Tech

Seasonal Twin Buttes Farm Workers:
Chad Goodall – Farm Manager

Keller Williams Team
Bob Delves
Chief Operating Officer
Beth Anderson
Russ Smith
Lorri Sullivan
Dru English
  Ted Talmon

Pauls Family History

Ed and Flo Pauls met in the Ullr Ski Club of Minneapolis in 1957. In 1965 they settled on a small lake just west of the city, where they enjoyed teaching their children, Glenn and Terri, many outdoor activities. From the trampoline in the backyard to the Apostle Islands of northern Wisconsin, life was filled with adventure: swimming, camping, canoeing, cycling, sailing, ice skating, cross-country and alpine skiing, waterskiing, and more.

Read more...

Ed, a mechanical engineer, invented the Rosemount ski boot and binding system. Its popularity renders it a fondly-remembered classic to this day. In the early 1970s a physical therapist asked Ed if he could improve upon the rudimentary ski outriggers used by disabled downhill skiers, as the number of Vietnam veterans increased. So at home, Ed invented the FlipSki, which enabled the skier to brake while skiing and to use the outriggers as crutches at the base of the ski area by flipping the skis up. Manufacturing the FlipSki became a small family business. Flo, a former elementary school teacher, learned how to run the home office. Glenn and Terri helped both make FlipSkis in the garage and stuff brochures into envelopes at the dining room table.

During this time, Ed also enjoyed cross-country skiing and wanted to beat his buddies in a local race. But he didn’t like training by running on dark, icy streets after work. He thought there must be a way to ski indoors… and so, in the mid-1970s, he invented the NordicTrack. This cross-country ski exerciser became so popular that its manufacture became a business that grew from the family garage to the American Dream. While Ed ran the factory, Flo again ran the office, and by their mid-teens, Glenn and Terri held significant jobs there. The rapid growth of the business allowed the Pauls family to venture further from home for vacations, exploring the ski areas of Colorado and Utah. One summer vacation day in the late 1970s they rented a jeep in Ouray, Colorado and headed up Imogene Pass, beginning a life-long love affair with the spectacularly rugged San Juan Mountains.

Back in Minnesota, Terri pursued cross-country ski racing, winning two collegiate championships and qualifying for the 1989 U.S. World University Games Team by ranking 9th in the country that year. Glenn worked full-time at NordicTrack for years, creating new methods to improve production capacity in the factory.

Selling the company in 1986 allowed Ed and Flo to retire early and focus on what they loved most: powder skiing. Eventually the entire family moved west – Ed & Flo and Glenn & Dianne to southwest Colorado, and Terri to Anchorage, Alaska.

Ed, Flo, and Glenn then became involved in residential real estate land banking. As they accumulated strategic properties the family ventured into a number of real estate projects. Ed built a ski-in subdivision in Utah and Glenn built a business park in Ridgway, Colorado. Glenn also acquired 1200 acres of mining claims in Ophir, Colorado, which he transferred to the U.S. Forest Service through a combination of sale and donation through the Trust for Public Land (click here for the story).

In 1994 Ed and Flo Pauls purchased the 400-acre Roe Family Ranch two miles west of Durango, which includes the land now being developed as Twin Buttes of Durango. They also purchased a number of neighboring properties, some of which were put into conservation easement. The Pauls family cleaned up several dilapidated pieces on the north side of highway 160. One of these was an old gas station that Glenn and Terri replaced in 2010 with the Giant station, a highly energy-efficient building that includes heat exchangers and solar power.

Meanwhile, Terri earned an M.S. in environmental studies and taught at a university and through nonprofit organizations in Anchorage. In 2012 she co-founded Ravens’ Roost Cohousing, learning many lessons about residential real estate development and community that she’s been able to apply to Twin Buttes.

As they aged, Ed and Flo decided that the land above the development area, including the twin buttes themselves, should become public land for all to enjoy. So in 2011 they donated 290 acres, on which the trails were built, to the City of Durango.

Ed passed away in October of 2011, and Flo passed away in January of 2016.

 

Twin Buttes History

From 1901 to 1926, the Boston Coal & Fuel (BC&F) Company extracted coal from the Boston Mine (also known as Perins Peak No. 1) above and northwest of the twin buttes. The company built a train line that made switchbacks up and beyond the current development area, crossing high on the flanks of the south side of the buttes. The train not only hauled coal, but served the company town of Perins, which, in its heyday, had 200 residents, a boarding house, and a school.

The Twin Buttes lower east entrance road from Giant Gas station and part of the Lightner Creek Trail extending from Animas High School to Historic Tram City Park is part of the old railway grade. It makes its first switchback across from Historic Tram City Park and becomes a ten foot-wide paved trail through the development. The trails named “Lower BC&F” and “Upper BC&F” are part of the old Boston Coal & Fuel Company railway grade winding its way up to the mine site.

The structure at the lower end of Historic Tram Park is a replica of a tipple, where tram cars full of coal from the Triangle Mine, high on the ridge to the south, across highway 160, were unloaded by tipping them into a train car.

Later, a railway trestle was built across highway 160.

The Twin Buttes land was also used for farming and ranching. An old barn stands near our west entrance and we’ve distributed old farm implements along the west entrance road.

The first known inhabitants of this area were the Ute tribe of Native Americans.

Would you like to request a showing?

7 + 6 =