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Clement Family Builds Firm Foundation in Colliers Hill

Casey and Tessa Clement liked living in Colliers Hill so much, they’ve purchased homes here twice! They moved in November 2016, when there wasn’t much of anything but model homes and the Overlook amenity center.

“We were ready to leave the big city and wanted to start a family in quiet, safe place with incredible views,” says Tessa. The Clements found and purchased their first home from Shea Homes. With two daughters, McKenna, 3, and Savannah 1 ½ years, Colliers Hill offered a small-town feel, with access to big city life.

“The sales associates were so accommodating,” Casey says, “and the floor plan – it’s the Trailside – we absolutely loved it.” 

Casey grew up in Highlands Ranch and says Erie feels familiar in that it’s a similar suburban setting, just north of Denver. “And I while I haven’t spent a lot of time outside of this state, and I may be biased, but I think Colorado is the best place to live. I mean, have you seen these views? They’re hard to beat!” 

Wife Tessa is no stranger to mountains either, hailing from Montana and visiting her home state once or twice a year. “It’s absolutely beautiful there, too,” says Casey. “Like Colorado, but with fewer people and less congestion.”

Second Home, Twice Satisfied

The Clements are now building a new Century Communities home on the west side of Colliers Hill. It’s the Rembrandt model and will be finished in June. Tessa says they love their soon-to-be-home’s beautiful entryway, open and bright layout (similar to their current home!) larger pantry and master closet, and south-facing driveway.

“We love the family-friendly community we have here in Colliers Hill so we didn’t want to leave that,” adds Tessa. “We are fortunate to be able to stay in the location, near the people and community we love, but we will have the added bonus of being next to a park, with unobstructed views of the mountains! We couldn’t be more excited.”

Home-Grown Hero Foundation

Casey is a mortgage loan originator for Zenith Home Loans which is opening a physical office in Erie and is excited to be able to live and work in the same zip code. He’s also excited to be part of the Erie Hero Foundation, a non-profit created by three residents of Colliers Hill to benefit veterans, active military members, and their families. 

“On May 30 we’re organizing the first annual Erie Hero Challenge – a workout done in memory of Lieutenant Michael Murphy, a Navy Seal commander who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005,” says Casey.

Murphy’s famous workout – which is now called the MURPH – consisted of a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and a final one-mile run – all wearing a 20-pound vest.

The entire workout has become a Cross-Fit standard by which men and women not only challenge themselves, but compete with one another officially and unofficially. The Erie Hero Challenge will be held at Serene Park and is a fund-raising series of heats that will be broadened to include families with kids of all ages.

The Erie Hero Challenge

“It’s a MURPH-for-all,” says Casey, “My buddies and I did it last year – just the three of us and we thought, what a great, beautiful venue to utilize for the same vein of a workout? We wanted to try and raise money for veteran causes, and just make it a really big community-driven event.”

Casey and his team are partnering this year with the Seal Future Foundation, to help ex-Navy Seals reintegrate back into civilian life. With food trucks, entertainment, local vendors and a 45-foot custom-built pull-up rig, there will be staggered heats to accommodate what they hope will be an enthusiastic community turnout. 

For more information, check out the Erie Hero Foundation website, and register to be part of Colliers Hill’s first Erie Hero Challenge!

Building Community in Colliers Hill

We’re not making it up – the residents who move into Colliers Hill are setting the bar on what it means to be part of a community. Neighbors have become friends and welcome newbies with open arms and invitations to connect. If you don’t live here yet, check out the beautiful model homes and available floor plans from KB Home, Century Communities and Richmond American Homes. Life is better on the Hill, with amazing amenities, proximity to historic downtown Erie, and designs from the high $300s.