When seeking a name for his company, owner Mark Long wanted the name to clearly represent his vision. Mark’s vision? Simple, yet bold: To provide new home buyers with superior homes, customer service, and simply greater value than what the local industry has ever offered before. The name Vanguard Homes is the perfect fit. “Vanguard” means to be at the forefront of a movement or trend. Vanguard Homes is a new company with a fresh vision, but that doesn’t mean its leader is a novice to the industry. As Vice-President in charge of construction at Saddletree and Symphony Homes, Mark Long has built nearly 1,000 homes in his nineteen year career. A native of Colorado, and a former military officer, Mark’s role in the industry has always been customer facing. Recently, as many semi-custom builders have slowed production, left Colorado Springs, or just dropped out of the business, Vanguard Homes is aggressively moving forward with fresh design ideas and the newest home technologies to enhance value.