Summit Legend is a development and construction real estate firm located in Denver, Colorado. It was founded in 1992 with a focus on sustainable infill urban developments, mountain resort developments, and custom homes.
Summit Legend is committed to designing and building communities and custom homes that enhance the lifestyle and wellness of the homeowners while protecting the environment. Our developments are located in select communities where owners enjoy a rich lifestyle adjacent to attractive amenities. All of our projects are designed and built with a focus on creating energy efficient, sustainable homes. We are dedicated to working with our custom home clients to efficiently build their project to fit their lifestyle and budget.
Commitment to Excellence
Summit Legend has delivered award winning homes for our owners year after year. Projects are built with a focus on superior construction, energy efficiency, low maintenance and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Summit Legend is an ENERGY STAR® partner and was awarded the ENERGY STAR award of Outstanding Homebuilders in the western region.
Summit Legend has been recognized with numerous Parade of Homes awards including the ‘Grand’ award for 3 years and the ‘People’s Choice’ award.
Brian N. Novak / President and Board Member
Brian N. Novak, Founder of Summit Legend, grew up in Massachusetts. After finishing school in Amherst, Brian found his way to Boulder, Colorado where his skills landed him a job as a key contractor for several developments. He completed a variety of projects in Boulder, Aspen, and in and around the Denver metro area. He also worked on several commercial projects in Colorado as well as California where he worked on the University of Irvine, California and several retail projects in various California locations. Building on the experience he had gained from these early projects, Brian began a Boulder based construction company in 1992. Soon after this he founded the development and construction company, Summit Legend along with David Snitman. Summit Legend’s commitment to sustainable building practices and quality construction has established our reputation for building exceptional communities and custom homes.
David L. Snitman Ph.D. / Equity Partner and Board Member
Dr. Snitman is a Co-Founder of SUMMIT LEGEND David also co-founded Array Bio Pharma and has served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development since 1998. He served as a member of the Board of Directors from May 1998 to October 2012. Prior to forming SUMMIT LEGEND, Dr. Snitman held various positions with Amgen Inc. since 1981, including Associate Director, New Products and Technology and Manager of Amgen's Boulder research facility. Dr. Snitman received a B.S. in chemistry from Northeastern University and obtained a Ph.D. in the synthesis of natural products from the University of Colorado. He was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Justin Feider / Senior Architect
Justin has been working with developers, builders, engineers and designers on a wide variety of commercial mixed-use projects, multi-family apartment and condominium projects, single family residences, and urban hospitality projects in Denver for nearly a decade. Prior to joining Summit Legend, Justin worked with Davis Partnership for 6 years, JNS Design, and hanger41 architects. Justin is a licensed Architect, a 2005 University of Colorado Boulder graduate with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a 2010 graduate from the University of Colorado Denver with Master’s degrees in Architecture and Urban Design. Justin is currently working with developers to test the feasibility of specific properties to support mixed use development and guiding that process through municipal land-use, zoning, design review and permitting approval processes.