The Little Nell
Submitted by First Finish Inc.
The Little Nell, an internationally known Aspen destination, is a high-profile property where 65% of its clientele are repeat customers. In 2009, Aspen’s only five-star/five-diamond ski-in/ski-out resort underwent major renovations, the first since opening in 1989.

The Little Nell
The Seasons at Cherry Creekct
The Seasons at Cherry Creekct
One Steamboat Place

The 95,000-sq-ft, $20-million renovation offered the project team a number of challenges, including its remote location, tight site and pre-existing building conditions. Once building materials reached The Little Nell, getting them up to the proper floors was yet another challenge. After the initial site survey of the property, the project team determined that larger items such as door assemblies, millwork components and drywall would not fit into elevators.

As a remedy, steel railings on balconies of each floor were removed with a welding torch, and an industrial boom lift fitted with a custom-built platform hoisted materials onto designated floors. The railings were then reinstalled and polished at completion.

Also, all walls were out of square, which required complete replacement of metal studs and/or constant adjustments to provide a seamless finished product.

Despite its challenges, the project team completed the renovation in 12 weeks and in time for the 2009 ski season.

Aspen, Colo.

$20 million
Owner: The Aspen Skiing Co.
Contractor/CM: First Finish Inc./Jones Lang La Salle Americas
Architect: Rowland + Broughton Architecture and Urban Design
Engineers: MKK Consulting Engineers Inc.
Among the Subcontractors: Access Demolition, Allied Floor Services, Balentine, Gordon’s Glass, ID Construction, West Systems Group, Western States Fire Protection, Williams Coating & Restoration, ACE-ICS Logistics
Start: Sept. 2009 Finish: Nov. 2009

The Seasons at Cherry Creekct

Submitted by Saunders Construction Inc.
The Seasons of Cherry Creek is an exclusive luxury apartment community located in the heart of the Cherry Creek shopping district in Denver. The project consists of an expansion of The Seasons of Cherry Creek, with 148 new Built Green apartments offering the first for-rent multifamily project accepted into Built Green Colorado’s pilot program. The 13-story building has for-rent units ranging from 945 sq ft to more than 1,800 sq ft, including 20 penthouses.

The 270,000-sq-ft apartment building includes underground parking, a lobby with an 18-ft-tall water wall, a media room, an exhibition kitchen and wine storage lockers. Additionally, each residence is completed with finishes that include wood floors, granite counter tops, fireplaces, balcony grills and stainless-steel appliances.


$41.7 million
Owner: DAE Construction Services
Contractor: Saunders Construction Inc.
Architect: Fentress Architects
Engineers: S.A. Miro Inc., ABS Consultants Inc.
Subcontractors: Falcon Surveying Inc., Skyline Steel Inc., Terracon Consultants Inc., Colorado Hardscapes, Dyer Construction Co.
Start: Aug. 2008 Finish: Feb. 2010

One Steamboat Place

One Steamboat Place was among the first new developmets of Steamboat Ski and Resort. It is a mixed-use, multifamily structure at the base of Mount Werner in Steamboat Springs and includes 80 high-end residential units, five affordable housing units as well as a two-level parking garage under a public plaza, multiple retail and restaurants at plaza level, a spa, fitness center and locker rooms, a wine cellar and tasting room, ski-lift ticket office and a shipping/receiving department that accommodate the ski resort as a whole.

Steamboat Springs, Colo.

$145.7 million
Owner: Timbers Co.
Contractor: Haselden Construction
Architect: RNL
Engineers: Civil Design Consultants, KL&A Inc., RNL
Start: June 2007 Finish: Dec. 2009