Tim Balas, vice president of estimating; Brad Schmahl, project manager; Ben Stellor, project manager; Aimee Clode, project engineer; Scott Priebe, estimator; and Dale Hartman, superintendent; of JHL Constructors Inc. of Englewood, Colo., recently became LEED-certified professionals by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Dohn Construction's Golf Committee presented Northern Colorado food banks with the firm's donation of $17,844. Pictured left to right: Nate Brock; Annie Brinker; Brian Blake; Michael Brown, development director for the Weld Food Bank; Brett Brown; Heather Buoniconti, development director for the Food Bank of Larimer County; and Dave Stringer.

Raj Bistaiah, a senior scheduling engineer; Anthony Marziano, a project development engineer; Eric Kellstrom and Matt Whitsett, both project engineers at Mortenson Construction’s Denver office, have received LEED accreditation from the Green Building Certification Institute.

The Colorado State Forest Service has hired Kathryn “Katie” Navin to serve as the new executive director of the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, a statewide organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of environmental education in Colorado.

The U.S. General Services Administration recently appointed Susan Damour to serve as the regional administrator for GSA’s Rocky Mountain Region.

As regional administrator, Damour will oversee all of GSA’s activities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, including management of federal real estate and information technology. She will be responsible for an inventory of 615 government-owned buildings that house nearly 50,000 federal employees.

Damour has experience in sustainability policy that will help GSA carry out green-building projects across the country through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.

Murphy Co., the 13th largest mechanical contractor in the United States, has opened a new office at 422 E. Vermijo, Suite 312, in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs native Vicki Chase is leading the sales effort.

Current projects in Colorado include the FedEx data center, U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital, and the recently completed T. Rowe Price building.

Murphy has hired Chase as the account manager and is continuing to look for qualified candidates to round out the team. Chase most recently worked for Johnson Controls and has significant experience in HVAC, plumbing, piping and construction. She is a member of the Colorado Springs chapter of the International Facility Management Association.

East Coast-based Amcast recently opened a new Denver warehouse. Amcast specializes in high-tech metals, wear-resistant insert applications for blow bars and VSI parts, and new manganese compositions for jaws and cones.

With the launch of the new Denver warehouse, Amcast plans to improve its customer service network in the West. “The new Denver office is going reduce delivery times and enable us to respond locally to our customers every need,” said Amcast CEO Tomaso Veneroso. “We are always looking to evolve and become more efficient.”

Dohn Construction of Fort Collins, Colo., recently donated $17,844 to the Food Bank of Larimer County and the Weld Food Bank, which translates into enough food to feed approximately 35,688 people in each community.

According to a recent economic impact survey by Feeding America, 99% of food banks in the U.S. reported a significant surge in demand for food assistance over the past year. Larimer County has experienced a 25% increase, or more than 11,300 unduplicated clients being served each month.

The donation was made possible with the proceeds from the Second Annual DCI Charity Golf Tournament, held at Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club in Windsor.

Dohn Construction’s Golf Committee of Brian Blake, Annie Brinker, Nate Brock, Brett Brown, Bernie Marzonie, Colleen Nelson and Dave Stringer organized this year’s event.