Building for the Future at Above Treeline Construction

Steve Copp being interviewed by Beth Dodd
Photos by CR Chambers

By Beth Dodd



Steve and Monica Copp and Dennis and Kayla Johnstone have worked together for fifteen years building homes and building their business, Above Treeline Construction. Steve Copp started the operation back in 1984 with log home kits. He then expanded into general contracting, excavation, and modular homes, partnering with Dennis Johnstone along the way. In spite of the contraction of the construction industry during the current “Great Recession,” their business has grown steadily for the past five years.

Today, Above Treeline is a one stop shop for anyone with a building project. They offer everything from land for your dream home to driveways, kitchens, decks, and windows. They build everything; custom frame homes, timber frame buildings, structural insulated panel homes, modular homes, sportsman’s cabins, steel buildings, and pole barns. If you want a log house, they can craft a unique home for you starting with the raw logs out of the woods. If you already own a home, they can help you remodel it.


This dynamic duo of home craftsman can be found at their new location in Divide at the corner of U.S. Highway 24 and Tranquil Acres Road, where they relocated in the fall of 2012. Their new site has lots of space to demonstrate the many options they can offer their clients. For example, there are samples of different sheet rock finishes inside the office, and samples of siding and exterior finishes on the outside.

If you are not in the market for a whole new house, but are looking to do some home improvements or repairs, Above Treeline is also a retail distributer. If you need a new fireplace, or cabinets, or even log furniture, you can get them here. They can also provide solar power systems, both off-grid or grid-tie systems. Above Treeline offers savings on most of the products they sell because they are dealers and there is no middle man mark-up. You will also save the time, gas, and high delivery fees you would loose by buying in the city.

With all the elbow room in their new location, Copp and Johnstone have decided to expand their services to offer sportsman’s supplies. Nimrod’s Guns of Florissant is relocating into a new space at the Above Treeline office, and will be opening there soon.  IMG_4677

If you would like to do business with Above Treeline Construction you can visit them at 12625 West U.S. Highway 24 in Divide. They are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To contact their Sales Manager, Bill Holbrook, call 719-687-0680 or write to him at You can also learn more on their website,