Devex is a truly full-service residential design and construction firm. Our focus is our dedication to our clients. We are a tight-knit team- passionate about creating modern yet timeless homes.

Bill Lyons

Bill Lyons


Bill initiates the design/build process for each new home and works closely with architects, designers and engineers to discuss the vision for the new home to entice and land potential buyers.

Bill’s career began when he was 12 years old cleaning up jobsites and sweeping homes for his father, also a developer, in southern California. Bill grew up in the residential construction industry and framed custom homes while he attended college in Utah.

He transferred to the University of Denver and earned a degree in business, and simultaneously helped manage the customer service department for his father’s development company.

From there, he moved on to obtain his general contractor and real estate brokerage licenses working along side his father and mentor as a real estate developer. He went on overseeing the planning, land development and construction of hundreds of condominiums and single-family homes throughout the Denver area.

In 2008 Bill founded Devex Properties, and over the next five years continued to “fix and flip” over 200 properties. During that time, Bill became a “boutique builder”, building speculative homes in ever-trending Denver neighborhoods.

He also works directly with clients helping them translate the vision for their new home into a reality. Over the course of his career, Bill has helmed the construction of over 1000 homes, bringing his enduring passion for creating exceptional living spaces to every project.

Bill is a highly involved member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and volunteers as a youth leader. Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children and in his “spare time” he enjoys training and competing in running, cycling and mountain biking endurance sports.

Monte Struhar


Monte started his construction career at a young age in Cleveland Ohio with a grandfather who was a land developer and a father who was a custom home builder. When he moved to Colorado in 1978, he took his knowledge throughout the United States in commercial construction from retail to restaurants. Returning to Colorado, he spent time in the high-end furniture industry, then returned to the custom home building field working in the Denver metro area.

Monte’s passion of construction, helps him stay current with new materials and processes, along with striving for the best results from contractors to ensure the highest quality possible.

Outside of work Monte continues his passion for woodworking and music, helps family and friends with remodels, and enjoys traveling with his wife and extended family.

Courtney Burris

Administrative Coordinator

After moving to Colorado from California, Courtney sought out opportunities that would allow her to build upon her prior experience in sales, accounting and support services. She found the perfect fit at Devex where she can support all aspects of the business, creating strong relationships with the Denver real estate community and market, and still be there for her two kids after school.

Courtney attended Fullerton College in California and hopes to continue her education both in the classroom and out. Courtney can also be found enjoying family time, running, and exploring Colorado.

Dena Shelton


Dena is a dedicated and skilled accounting professional with 30+ years of experience. Over the course of her career, she has held a variety of accounting positions including controller for ad agencies, a high-definition television network, and financial analyst at Borders Bookstore.

Throughout the years, Dena discovered that her passion lay in working with small businesses. She now specializes in assisting them in organizing their financial records, establishing efficient procedures and practicing informative reporting. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Metropolitan State University with a B.S. in Accounting. She is also an avid practitioner of yoga, foodie and Netflix junkie!