Ahren “AJ” Cattles is a native of Colorado and has been a resident of Gunnison for 19 years.  He has been designing and building both residential and commercial projects in the Rocky Mountains since the mid-90s.  Starting at an early age, along with his brother and father, AJ began remodeling craftsman houses in the small town of Dolores CO.  The boys loved to work with their hands and had a natural talent for putting things together and finding solutions for the challenges that come with remodels.  AJ, in partnership with his brother, started his first construction company in Gunnison in 2002, after graduating from Western State College.  After 12 years in operation, AJ and his brother parted ways and, in 2013, AJ started Big C Builders.  Big C Builders is a custom design-build company that offers both commercial and residential services, as well as project management.  BCB was recently voted Gunnison Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 People’s Choice for “Best Builder / Contractor”.  AJ has been serving on the Gunnison County Planning Commission for the past 5 years.  This experience has given him a hands-on education in local development and policy.  


AJ received his degree from Western State College of Colorado with a BA in Graphic Design and Photography.  He attends Bethany Baptist Church and lives in Gunnison Colorado with his wife and their 4 kids.