[ we build community ]

Here Comes the Neighborhood

Authentic to the area and the way people want to live, ETHOS creates inclusive neighborhoods with universal appeal and environmental sustainability. From pocket and cottage communities to multi-family housing to workforce accommodations, we make space for the human experience.

Based in Boise with deep roots across the Treasure Valley, ETHOS reaches mountain communities in Idaho too. Our consultancy, projects, and design work extend to California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, and beyond.

[ ethos manifesto ]

Driving Forces in Development

In our grand mixed-use designs, everyone belongs. All ages. All income levels. We don’t create neighborhoods exclusively for 20-year-old knees and the top 1%.

Inclusive Design

Vision. Design. Financial viability. The permitting process. Managing construction. Selling homes. We cover all the ground to build communities up.

vertically integrated

We eat entitlements for breakfast. We jump through legal hoops without breaking a sweat. Ink that “APPROVED” stamp on every permit.

regulation ready
[ collective effort ]

Partner with ETHOS

To realize big visions, we partner with other builders and developers aligned with the same values of community, quality, and resource management.
[ far from boring ]

Unique Projects and Properties

BOUTIQUE DEVELOPMENT

Copy / paste is not our style. Give us the oddball property ideas and the odd-shaped lots. We work to the conditions of the environment to improve everything on it.

INFILL PROJECTS

We elevate what already exists in urban areas. We make the most of what you’ve got, including unused and underutilized lots.

MODULAR PROJECTS

Modular makes sense in mountain communities with shortened building seasons. ETHOS is expert at getting the foundation ready for a modular install. Then executing the details.

PASSIVE HOUSING

Passive houses use sustainable, high-performance, and non-toxic materials to improve indoor air quality and overall resource consumption.