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Meet your forward-thinking technology design firm

History

Stratus Group is a forward-thinking technology design firm based in Carbondale, Colorado. We offer comprehensive technology systems design, engineering, and project management services worldwide. Our designs inform and enhance efficiency, comfort, convenience, entertainment, security, and wellness for a broad spectrum of new construction and retrofit projects. Our typical projects include custom residential, boutique commercial, luxury hospitality, and historic preservation.
Stratus Group has earned a reputation as a valued member of the project design team, adeptly leading the exploration and application of all technology solutions throughout the project. This trust is achieved by listening to each client’s design goals, connecting with all interested stakeholders, and providing responsive, detailed coordination throughout the design process. Our comprehensive design-centric approach and project success have led to acclaim and numerous repeat partnerships.
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Design Matters

We believe exceptional technology design adds value, enhances the environment, and empowers deeper human connections.”
Established in 2015, Stratus Group’s team includes project managers, CAD designers, and engineers dedicated to delivering the most refined technology experiences in the world to every Stratus Group client.

Meet the Founders

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Justin Rounsefell

Co-Founder + Principal
ESC-D
MTA
NICET-III
AIA Colorado Local Allied
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As a Co-Founder of Stratus Group, Justin has leveraged over twenty-five years of practical experience in technology, design, and construction fields. He strives to elevate the art of professional technology design while managing a range of complex projects. Justin holds a strong belief that successful implementation of technology should enhance the enjoyment of the space to empower deeper human connections.

As a certified Master Technology Architect, Justin brings a rigorous, detail-oriented approach to all of his projects. He enjoys working closely with our diverse clientele and collaborating with award-winning architects, builders, and partners.
Justin is an active member of Cloud Nine Toastmasters and an energetic local supporter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

When not in the office, Justin enjoys Colorado outdoors; skiing, cycling, hiking, and camping with his family.

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Travis Beery

Co-Founder + Principal
ESC-D
HAA-II
ISF
CQAT
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Travis' work is characterized by intuitive, high-performance spaces resulting from creative and collaborative design partnerships with his clients and colleagues. Since co-founding Stratus Group, Travis has designed technology systems for a wide range of projects including private residences, mixed-use buildings, multi-family developments, historic renovations, art spaces, and urban design projects.

Throughout his twenty-one-year career, Travis has created spaces that bring about positive energy, comfort, and remarkable entertainment experiences. He is known for integrating stakeholders throughout the process by shaping the design around their collective goals.

As an avid outdoorsman with a young family, Travis draws inspiration from close personal relationships and nature's perfect efficiencies. These simple, human experiences help guide his overall design philosophy.

Our Process

Stratus Group follows a traditional architectural design process. We’ve found it’s most efficient to join the team at the early design
development phase.

Following the design, construction administration services are optional. That said, most clients appreciate the benefits of our expert
assurance.

1) Schematic Design

Functional Concept

Exploring Possibilities
Owner Questionnaire
Initial Space Planning
Architectural Consultation
Predictive Cost Discovery
2) Design Development

Design Engineering

Concept Presentation
Initial Project Engineering
Systems Integration
Progress Revisions
3) Design Development

Design Coordination

Architectural + Structural
Mechanical + Electrical
Interior Design
Landscape + Pool-Spa
Performance + Aesthetic
4) Construction Documentation

Construction Documentation

Coordinated CD’s For Technology Systems
Detailed Plans + Renderings
Equipment Schedules
Functional Specifications
Construction Sections + Details
Expert Assurance
5) Construction Administration

Contractor Support

Sub-Contractor Recommendations
Proposal Reviews
Submittal Reviews
Field Observation Reports
Expert Assurance
6) Construction Administration

Quality Assurance

Performance Verification
Workmanship Observations
User Experience Review
Maintenance Handoff
Contract Audit

A Stratus Group design encompasses the entire technology ecosystem of the
modern home or building. We bring everything together into a coordinated design package centered around the owner's expectations.

Lighting
Control Systems
Motorized window covering
Control systems
Fireplace
Control systems
Power management, monitoring
and backup systems
Climate
Control systems

Indoor air quality
systems

Oxygen enrichment
systems

Aquatics
Control systems

Building management
Control systems

House music
systems

House video
systems

Private
cinema

Bespoke motorization
systems

VR + gaming
systems

Simulation
systems

Digital art

Internet + wi-fi
network systems

Telephone + LTE
Communication systems

Executive office connectivity
+ video conferencing systems

Intercom
communication systems

Alarm
systems

Access controls
systems

Surveillance video
Systems

Acoustical + Noise control
consulting

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Affiliations

Stratus Group is a proud member of the following technology, design, and
business organizations:
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Allied Member

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Members of our team hold the following industry certifications:
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Philanthropy

Stratus Group is passionate about supporting charities in our local and
global communities, through financial contributions and hands-on
volunteering to these organizations:

Sustainability

Stratus Group is a forward-thinking design firm and aims to incorporate sustainability into every project.

Our design philosophy employs practices, materials, and strategies that deliver performance, convenience, and longevity, while simultaneously reducing energy and resource consumption.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

As part of a diverse global community, Stratus Group recognizes that we have a responsibility, along with the broader design community, to value and advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in our organization, our profession, and our communities.

We are committed to mindful positive action concerning our internal policies, vendor selection, recruitment, hiring, advancement, retention, and any business practice that may intentionally or unintentionally contribute to injustice or exclusion.