About Josh

Josh Fiester is a co-founder of Factor Design Build. Prior to founding Factor, Josh was in charge of business development for Melton Design Build from 2008-2016. Josh managed remodeling projects of every size throughout Colorado and San Francisco and has more than 12 years of experience managing large-scale commercial and residential projects.

Second Story vs. Ground Level Addition: What’s Best for Historic Homes?

Remodeling a historic home can be an exciting challenge for homeowners. When it comes to expanding your unique space, though, which is better? Adding a second story or a ground-level addition? Here, we share comparisons to consider when considering a second story vs. ground level addition to your historic home.  Why Renovate a Historic Home? […]

13 Historic Home Features Worth Preserving

Remodeling a historic home is an exciting undertaking with tons of possibilities to breathe new life into remarkable (and much older) features. It can also come with many limitations, restrictions, and questions. At Factor Design Build, we understand the ins and outs of fixing up historic homes. That’s why we’re sharing our thoughts on historic […]

Energy Efficient Home Improvements: 10+ Pro Tips

Winter is finally here, which means it’s time to break out the bulky sweaters, long coats, and snow boots to keep warm while you’re outside. But what about keeping warm while you’re inside? That’s where it gets a bit trickier, and energy efficient home improvements make a difference.  It’s estimated that people will spend an […]

How to Share a Home Office with Kids

  As COVID-19 cases continue to increase rapidly, many schools across the country have begun reverting back to virtual learning environments. For many parents, that means finding a space in the home for remote learning. Or, even more challenging and frustrating, you have to share a home office with kids.  No matter your unique situation, […]

9 Expert Design Tips for Your Home Office

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the US, and businesses started working remotely, most people thought the solution would be temporary. Flash forward to today, and a large chunk of the US labor force — about 24 percent — is still working remotely. Some businesses have even made working from home permanent, virtually eliminating the […]

Employee Spotlight: PJ Landry, Project Manager

Meet PJ Landry, Project Manager Factor Design Build is unique in a number of ways. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to one thing: the people. Every member of the Factor team shares a passion for creating inspired spaces that improve people’s lives.  Meet PJ Landry, a project manager for […]

5 Ways COVID Will Change the Future of Home Design

It’s not uncommon to see home design trends change and evolve over the years. Changes in the world – even pandemics throughout history – will always affect how homes are designed. When we look at 2020, we’re experiencing significant changes from the COVID-19 pandemic, altering virtually everything we do — how we work, shop, eat, […]

Denver Historic Home Remodeling: 3 Things to Expect

Denver has grown exponentially since its foundation as a gold mining town in 1858. While much has changed since then, many of the homes built in the late 19th and early 20th century still stand today. Distinct character makes it easy to fall in love with Denver’s historic homes, but living in one does present […]

Basement Finishing in Denver: 4 Things to Know

Remodeling your basement can be a wise investment, not only for the impact on your home’s value but also because more usable space increases your family’s overall happiness.  Here are four things you need to know before launching a basement finishing project in Denver.  What Affects the Cost of a Basement Project?  The first question […]

What Is True Design Build?

What Is True Design Build?   One of the biggest questions we get at Factor Design Build is, “What is true design build?”  In its truest form, design build is a seamless process in which everyone involved with a home remodeling project is on the same team. Everything is connected from start to finish – from […]