About us

Paintbrush is owned by Gary and Melissa Gates who are part-time residents of Crested Butte. Shortly after becoming a part-time resident, Gary noticed the shortage of housing in the County and the burden it places on the community. He is passionate about adding workforce housing to Gunnison County and has the drive and capacity to execute on this passion leveraging the large apartment businesses he owns in Houston, Texas. This is evidenced by the development of Paintbrush Apartments, which is adjacent to the proposed site of the P3 Workforce Housing Development. Paintbrush is a 76-unit residential community with 88% of the units permanently income-restricted.