about our owner

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Mark Long, Owner Vanguard Homes

Vanguard Homes is a new company with a fresh vision, but that doesn't mean its leader is a novice to the industry. As Vice President in charge of construction at Saddletree and Symphony Homes, Mark Long has built nearly 1,000 homes since his career in the building industry began in 1989. A native of Colorado, and a former military officer, Mark's role in the industry has always been customer focused.

why choose us?

When seeking a name for his company, Mark Long wanted the name to clearly represent his vision. Mark's vision? Simple, yet bold:

The name Vanguard Homes is the perfect fit. "Vanguard" means to be at the forefront of a movement or trend.

Recently, as many semi-custom builders have slowed production, left Colorado Springs, or just dropped out of the business, Vanguard Homes is aggressively moving forward with fresh design ideas and the newest home technologies to enhance value.

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meet our team

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Kelly, Annette, Mark, Michelle, Adam, Carol, Hannah
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Builder Team
Robbie, Mark, Mike, Sam
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Mark, Kelly, Josh
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Interior Design Team
Chelsea & Teri

our partnerships

Every once in a while we have the pleasure of working with an individual or company that just stands out from the crowd, and stands for the values we believe are important. On this page we're highlighting some of these outstanding and upstanding companies.

interior decorator

Terri Mitchell of Interior Enhancing has been professionally decorating our model homes, and does it beautifully! We would not hesitate to recommend her services to any builder or private homeowner wanting great value in home decor!

floor coverings

Arlun Floor Coverings and Design Center is a full-service floor covering company focused on servicing customers in the residential builder, multi-family and commercial markets. Our state-of-the-art design center showroom features the latest products and trends, and our knowledge of the proper installation and care of carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile, hardwood, cabinets, countertops and window treatments has consistently proven superior to anything else out there!

landscaping colorado

Hermec Landscaping is commited to provide quality landscaping services in the Colorado Springs, CO area. We provide complete landscaping services, from fences, sprinkler systems, water features & ponds, concrete & paver patios, retaining walls, outdoor BBQ kitchens, yard rennovations, snow removal and general maintenance for all your landscapings needs. Commercial or residential. We have the skill and the knowledge backed by the experience and dedication to give you the best service in the business at affordable prices.

front range cabinets

Quality Cabinets, Countertops & Casework. Front Range Cabinets is one of the top cabinet companies in Colorado. They supply more cabinets for new home construction than anyone else in Southern Colorado!

Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs

We are a member trade association made up of companies that include not only builders, developers, and remodelers, but also trade contractors, materials suppliers, mortgage lenders, Realtors, title companies, interior designers, architects, landscapers, and many more! Our members all play a vital role in the construction industry in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Together we contribute to the growth, prosperity and quality of life this exceptional community has come to enjoy.


  • "My name is Carol and my husband Chuck and I bought a house from Mark Long of Vanguard Homes this year. We looked in several subdivisions and met with several builders and after that I felt that he would be the best to work with and build me a quality home and I was not wrong.

    We had specific needs and wants for our home and Mark got his architect to work with us and we came up with a basic floor plan that got tweeked along the way until it was just right.

    We were living in Florida so we were not around the whole time to see if anything else needed to be changed but Mark was here and changed things that he saw needed to be improved on. When I got here towards the end of the building process and saw a couple of things that I wanted changed (it is hard to envision things just on paper) Mark had not problem changing things. He said whatever it takes to put a smile on my face.

    We love our house and it is built with quality and is well insulated and energy efficient. I HIGHLY recommend Mark Long with Vanguard Homes."

    Chuck & Carol
  • Choosing to build my dream home was the biggest decision that I have ever made. I looked around at a few builders and it was an easy decision going with Vanguard Homes. Your professionalism and quality of workmanship was far above my expectations. Everyone who had a hand in the process from sales, to plans, to financing, to construction and the finishing touches was friendly and went above and beyond to accommodate my needs and wants.

    I am extremely happy with the outcome! My home is everything I wanted and more! I would recommend Vanguard Homes to anyone who is looking for a quality built house constructed by a caring group of people who truly make a house a home. You made me feel as though I was family through the entire process. I want to thank you for a great experience, for a quality product and taking care of me. I am so fortunate to have had such honest, sincere and dedicated professionals building my home. It is refreshing to see a company with such good people and ethics. Thank you for treating me right. I am forever grateful!"

    Wendy Benefield
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