“Picking a builder came down to the fact that it’s not just picking someone who is the most competitively priced; it’s someone who can partner with you on a project,” said Engen. “I felt like Tim [Nagelkirk] was far and away the best choice we could have made. It’s been an incredible experience. Looking back on it, it was clearly the best choice.” Tim Nagelkirk, owner of Colonial Builders, is now a two- time “Cosmopolitan Home of the Year” builder (an annual honor that started in 1995). He values relationships with clients which was more than evident in this year’s collaboration.