Ben Lombardo

Ben Lombardo, a project manager with Catamount Constructors Inc., Evergreen, since 2003, was recently promoted to project executive. His responsibilities include operations oversight of multiple government and private projects, supervision of multiple project managers, project superintendents and project engineers and working with all team members to assist in problem resolution.

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Justin Whittaker of Glacier Construction Co. Inc., Greenwood Village, was recently promoted to director of preconstruction services. In his new role, he will oversee the estimating department as well as the company’s design-build, alternative energy and business development programs.

Whittaker has been with Glacier for three years as a lead estimator and also serves as the Water/Wastewater Committee chair for the Design-Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain Region.

Dana Kose

The Weidt Group has promoted Dana Kose to program manager in its Denver office, where she will oversee the firm’s consulting for Xcel Energy’s Energy Design Assistance and Black Hills Energy’s Commercial New Construction programs in Colorado.

Kose also establishes collaborations with architects and engineers to meet sustainable design objectives and manages the comparative analysis consulting to help design teams understand the energy and environmental implications of design options.


Jack B. Parson Cos.’ ready-mixed concrete plant located in West Haven, Utah, was recognized as the first plant in the state and the Mountain States region to receive the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Green-Star certification at an awards ceremony held in October.

The Green-Star Program was developed by the NRMCA in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to recognize the utilization of an environmental management system as a tool for benchmarking and continuous improvement.

The program evaluates a company’s environmental stewardship by examining 10 guiding principles, which range from measurement and continual improvement to top management commitment and industry leadership.

FFKR Architects, Salt Lake City, has achieved LEED-Silver certification for Existing Buildings for the Bogue Building, the firm’s Salt Lake City-based headquarters.

The LEED certification represents the firm’s significant commitment to reducing the environmental impact from the operations and management of its business, which is located in a renovated smelter factory listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

FFKR was also recognized with the American Institute of Architecture’s 2010 “Walk the Walk” Award for greening its operations and adding to the list of the firm’s sustainable practices.

BHB Consulting Engineers, Salt Lake City, ranks No. 9 on the CE News 2010 “Best Structural Engineering Firms to Work For.”

This ranking recognizes the top 10 structural engineering firms in the country based on workplace practices, employee benefits and employee retention rates. BHB was recognized for its training programs, including weekly lunch seminars.

Dave Love, president and CEO of New Star General Contractors, has pioneered a fundraising campaign to benefit Peace House, a Park City nonprofit committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

With the help of local subcontractors, suppliers and professionals, New Star General Contractors has raised substantial funds already given to Peace House, and additional contributions are being sought to support the organization’s daily operations and long-term development.

In response to economic trends, Peace House cut its budget by 20%, threatening to reduce crucial services it typically provides for women and children of domestic violence. The need for Peace House services, however, has increased 400% over the past 10 years. As a result of Love’s recent fundraising efforts, Peace House has reclaimed 18% of its budget loss, allowing the nonprofit to meet the needs of the local community. Financial supporters of Peace House include:

E.B. Berger Inc., E&R Painting, Finn-Wall, Great Western Mechanical, Hendricksen Painting, Hunt Electrical, Red Barn Trees, Utah Tile & Roofing, Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler, Babcock, Scott & Babcock, Miller & Jedrziewski Assoc., Direct Care Administrators, Calder Richards Cons. Eng., Rocky Mtn. Mechanical, Burton Lumber, CRS Mechanical, M&M Tool, Sierra Pacific Windows, Ferguson, Lou Swaringen, Boman Kemp Manufacturing and Chaz Vanderwilt.

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