On The Scene   December 19, 2011

Mortenson Construction Mortenson Construction

The Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, built by the Denver office of Mortenson Construction, was the site of the contractor’s 30th anniversary party on Nov. 3. More than 550 people joined Bob Hansen, vice president and general manager of the firm’s Denver office, in celebrating its three decades of building landmark projects in Colorado. Those include the Pepsi Center, Coors Field, Concourse B at Denver International Airport, the new addition to the Denver Art Museum, Stapleton redevelopment, Research Complex 2 at the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joked with the crowd that Mortenson, based in Minneapolis, would soon be moving its headquarters to Denver “because it has built most of the city anyway.”

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Pinkard Construction Pinkard Construction

Denver’s Pinkard Construction received an Excellence Award from the Design-Build Institute of America this fall for its work on the Denver Central Platte Campus. Pinkard was part of the design-build team—which also included Denver design firm RNL—that built the $28-million service center for Denver’s Public Works Dept. Pinkard’s team included (from left): Jason Murphy, senior superintendent; Dick Shiffer, senior principal; Rick Converse, senior estimator; Steve Burns, director of preconstruction; and Tony Burke, senior project manager.

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