our story

"For our clients we provide SHELTER...

.…A place to rest and rejuvenate. A place to create, and a place for peace.For privacy and family, as well as friends and community. Where we laugh and where we cry. Our homes are where we sleep, eat, grow and commune. It is the SHELTER for our bodies and for our souls. It is our great honor to facilitate the transaction of SHELTER, and it is with deep gratitude that we use these opportunities to give back and change even more lives.”

Chip Parrish, Founder/Realtor



Changing lives through real estate by providing exceptional service, an empowering culture and financial investments in our community.


Our vision is to be leaders in our industry, bringing to life the goals, aspirations and ambitions of our clients, our company and the nonprofits we support.


dedication | Professional commitment in all things

honesty | Tell the truth, do the right thing

wisdom | Experience and education make the difference

generosity | Give from the heart and believe in our mission

Skilled Negotiation

The SHELTER team carries our commitment to respect and professionalism through every interaction we have in our business, including and especially with other agents. Through our years of experience we have learned the art of persuasion and writing stand-out (beyond just price) and tight contracts that protect you throughout the entire process. You can be confident that our goal is to always safeguard your best interests first and get the deal closed second.

Process Expertise

The reason you hire a real estate agent is for expertise and guidance through a potentially complex process. In the past five years SHELTER has complete more than 150 real estate transactions in price points ranging from $100k condos to $2m luxury homes and everything in between. Through this experience we have built a process that makes what can be very complicated feel smooth to our clients. From cutting edge software and search tools to a responsive, professional team, you will feel a sense of ease throughout the entire process and know that you have chosen your real estate team wisely.

Refreshingly Responsive

We understand that when you are buying or selling a house, having a reliable and responsive Realtor can be the difference between success and disappointment. That is why we always have someone close to our phone and pride ourselves on communicating regularly with our clients. In fact, plug our number into your phone now, so that you can reach out to us anytime you have a real estate question—303-396-8178.

Personalized Service

We want to know you well so we can serve you well. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home or both, getting to know you and your personal priorities is extremely important to us. For each client we offer a face-to-face meeting with our team to tailor our services to best meet your goals. We know that the more we understand about you, the more supported you feel—and that is our ultimate goal.









a heart for our clients and our community.


SHELTER is a Denver-based real estate company, changing lives through real estate for both our clients and our community. With SHELTER you will find a small team of passionate, creative problem-solvers dedicated to working hard for you. We have a passion for meeting the needs of both our clients with superior service and the needs of our community with love & compassion. Experience the shelter difference: A real estate company committed to valuing our clients as stories not transactions and to improving the lives of those in need of shelter in our community.

Shelter is a team-oriented company, weaving together each of our strengths & experience to provide you with a seamless approach to your home buying and/or selling experience. By leveraging our team’s collective wealth of experience, including geographic specialization, skillful negotiation and process expertise, you will feel the shelter difference from the first step to the last.






a wealth of experience & commitment to the real estate field.

Collectively, our team has more than 30 years experience in sales, customer service and nonprofit work, with over 10 years experience in real estate process development.

Our Founder & Lead Agent, Chip Parrish, has been professionally involved in the real estate industry for 18 years.  Five years as an investment banker in industrial real estate, five years as a residential home builder and the past eight years in residential sales and brokerage.  Chip is currently an equity partner at Keller Williams Integrity Real Estate in Cherry Creek, and he is also the  Operating Principal for Keller Williams Real Estate in Park Meadows.

All of this, along with our team’s deep commitment to continuing education, evidenced by hundreds of hours of courses, coaching and conferences, as well as teaching courses and mentoring other agents, puts us at the front of the line when it comes to understanding and protecting your best interests in real estate.

Our Commitment to the Greater Good

Our core real estate capabilities empower us to build a sense of community with our clients and simultaneously pour back into our community through charitable giving with each transaction. We believe that we truly can change lives through real estate—for our clients during this important journey and those in need of spiritual, emotional or physical shelter.

Our Connection to Keller Williams.

Keller Williams is committed to helping agents reach their lifelong dreams, while providing the education and support to get there. KW is defined by a culture of agents who care deeply about each other and are committed to having a positive impact on their clients and their communities. With core values so closely aligned to ours, the SHELTER and Keller Williams partnership is a natural fit.