Why Team Catsman


About Steve Catsman

Steve arrived here fresh out of school and by way of Aspen with his bride. They took the opportunity to be pioneers of Telluride, Colorado, the most beautiful ski area and town in North America. Although it was the love of skiing that brought them here, their passion for nature, outdoors and mountain living has made the historic town of Telluride their home for over 40 years and three generations. Inspired by Telluride, Steve raised his successful sons here and they too have chosen to raise their children in the region.

He founded Telluride Real Estate Corp. in association with the Telluride Ski and Golf Company and has been a top broker since 1981. He developed Telluride properties such as Gray Head Wilderness Preserve – where you can enjoy fishing, biking, hiking, Nordic skiing, tennis and horseback riding. Life in Telluride offers incredible amenities including a cosmopolitan atmosphere of world class arts, dining, shopping combined with a small town feel, great schools, and community.

Whether you are interested in buying or selling Telluride Real Estate or any opportunities in the Telluride region for luxury homes, ranches, ski-in/ski-out, large or small condos. Acclaimed for his authentic character, enlist Steve to be your local source here in Telluride. 

Successful Developments

  • Lawson Hill PUD (200 homes and 300,000 sq. ft. of industrial/accessory retail)
  • Adams Ranch (approximately 50 acres with 65 lots)
  • Hood Park (12 lots)
  • Tucson Property-Saguaro Ranch (1,100 acres and 180 Lots)
  • Mountain Village projects (57 condominiums and 32 lots)
  • Gray Head (25 lots on 885 acres inclusive of numerous amenities such as tennis, 16 miles of private trails, Equestrian Center, historic homeowner’s clubhouse)
  • Element 52 (35 condominiums in historic Telluride’s premier ski in/ski out location) representing the epitome of high end homes

About Frank Strachan

Growing up in New Orleans Was an incredible Experience and like many others was molded by the rich character and colorful lifestyle. I was lucky to find a spot in the dramatic San Juan Mountains where my I live with my beautiful wife Madeline and energetic son “Hurricane Jackson” for the past 20 years.

My background in photography has been a huge asset to Steve Catsman’s Telluride office, as well as for my clients listing their homes. My keen eye makes staging their homes effortless and fun, and my new flying camera has been a huge success so far.  Come take advantage of listing your home with us and have a photographer on staff for all of your needs. 


I love people as well as being outdoors, if I’m not working with my clients you can likely find me shooting photos , fishing, snowboarding, hiking, playing with Jackson or sometimes just soaking in all the Telluride area has to offer.  I grew up in a house built in 1845 in New Orleans and fell in love with homes and properties so I am right at home in the real estate world.  After 22 years in the Telluride area I have developed a real sense of the area,  and always happy to talk Telluride or the area anytime.  


I am very impressed with Frank Strachan as my realtor. He has called, followed up on any questions, taken great pictures of my property and created a great slide show. I have sold and purchased many houses and have rarely seen such enthusiasm and professionalism.

Jerrie Matthews 131 N. Van Winkle

We met Frank at the office in Telluride as we were looking for a broker to sell our home in Ridgway. He has lived in the area for a long time. We liked him immediately. The listing process has been a very thoughtful experience. He has been responsive, responsible and respectful. Timing was key. He took his time and has done a beautiful job. His photography is amazing! He really strives for perfection. His enthusiasm proves that he loves and has great passion for his work. He is a true professional!

Christine Kaiser  1129 Aspen Dr. 

Frank Strachan, Steve Catsman, Telluride Real Estate