Mountain States People: Construction business updates for August 2018
International design firm Ware Malcomb has hired Patrick Gunn as engineering manager in the firm’s Denver civil engineering office. Gunn has more than 15 years of experience. Most recently, he was a project manager on several commercial civil land development projects in Denver.
ISEC Inc. has made six new hires in its Rocky Mountain region office. Carla Busceme, project engineer, and Megan Hamilton, business development coordinator, started with ISEC in January. Pat Devereaux joined the company in February as a project engineer. Lauren Narode started with ISEC in March, and project engineer Jenna Richards was hired in June.
ICI has promoted David Webster from construction manager to vice president of field operations. Aaron Ashley has joined ICI as a senior project manager. The firm has promoted Kelley Huss to integrated project manager. She will be a lean champion to help maintain a continuous-improvement culture.
Josh Radoff, senior vice president at WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been named director of the built ecology practice within the firm’s property and buildings business. Built ecology is an integrated national practice that works with clients to create a sustainable built environment.
Jay Wratten has been promoted to vice president and will lead the sports practice for the property and buildings group at WSP USA. In his new role, Wratten will manage new pursuits and business development for the sports practice and direct projects across the U.S.
Cory Moore has been named national president of Big-D Construction’s global family of companies. Moore most recently served as executive vice president for Big-D and has been with the company for more than 20 years. Troy Thompson has been named the firm’s executive vice president and COO. Thompson started his construction career on a large hotel project in Salt Lake City in 1978. Since then he has managed nearly $3 billion in high-profile commercial projects. Rob Moore will continue to lead Big-D as CEO. Under Moore’s leadership, Big-D has constructed some of the largest projects in the country.
Anthony Mazzeo, site design principal, and Kent Freed, senior landscape architect, have joined HDR’s Denver architecture studio as leaders of the landscape architecture department.
Garver has opened a new Denver office that will be led by Colorado business team leader John Kuosman. He has spent the last two decades working in the local water industry. In that time, Kuosman led the planning, permitting, design and construction of a $400-million satellite-treatment facility and helped comply with nearly 400 construction, air, water and biosolids permits for a wastewater treatment facility with a capacity of 24 million gallons per day.
Stephanie Adams-Ball, associate principal/vice president at Denver’s D.L. Adams Associates, was recently elected president of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants’ (NCAC) 2018-2020 board of directors. Adams-Ball is the first female president in the association’s 56-year history.
Denver architecture, planning and interior design firm G3 Architecture Inc. has hired Tom Davis as director of business development. Davis has more than 20 years of design experience, with expertise in the senior living, health care, higher education, retail and workplace-environment markets.
Specialty contractor Phase 2 Co. has promoted Nate Reimer to chief estimator. He takes on the new role after 29 years of service as an estimator and project manager on drywall and acoustical projects.
The RMH Group has added three employees: mechanical engineer Connor Metzger, mechanical designer Warren Churchill and administrative assistant Sarah Cormany.
John Schwarz, integrated services manager at GE Johnson Construction Co., recently completed the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) and earned his architectural license in Colorado. Schwarz has five years of experience with GE Johnson as well as seven years with an architectural firm. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University.
Ron Hadley has retired from Jack B. Parson Ready Mix Concrete after 44 years. He served on the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) board of directors for 20 years, volunteered as a lifetime board member with Northern Wasatch Home Builders Association, spent 10 years with the Wildcat Club and supported several other charitable causes.
Real estate attorney Robert P. Detrick has joined Polsinelli. He is one of more than 20 attorneys that have joined the Denver office this year. Focusing on master-planned communities, resort and mixed-use projects, Detrick has been involved in dozens of real estate developments, including at resorts such as Keystone and Copper Mountain in Colorado.