The ENR regional editors have selected two companies for 2015 Contractor of the Year honors in the Mountain States region: Staker Parson Cos., Salt Lake City, for the Intermountain area; and Adolfson & Peterson Construction Co., Aurora, for Colorado and Wyoming.
Staker Parson is primarily a heavy-highway contractor that provides sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.
The company’s  subsidiaries include: Jack B. Parson Cos., Hales Sand & Gravel, Idaho Materials & Construction., Western Rock Products, Reynolds Excavation, Demolition & Utilities, and Burdick Materials.
Staker Parson has been part of several large highway and infrastructure projects in the last couple of years. Those include Utah’s $70-million I-15 CORE, a UDOT project that added lanes in both directions of I-15 from Lehi Main Street to Spanish Fork Main Street, extended the express lane from University Parkway in Orem to Spanish Fork, rebuilt and reconfigured 10 freeway interchanges, replaced and restored 55 bridges.
A joint venture of Staker Parson and Wadsworth Brothers Construction known as Utah County Constructors is working on the $165.9-million I-15 Point Design Build Project, which will widen and reconstruct seven miles of I-15, with a new SPUI structure at 14600 South.
The firm has also done work for the Army Corps, the Idaho Transportation Dept. and various municipalities and airports.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) provides construction management, design-build and general contracting services to the education, health care, commercial, municipal, senior living, multifamily and energy market segments. A&P’s Rocky Mountain region is the largest of the company’s eight regions.
A&P builds a great variety of project types. Among the firm’s recent notables: the $86.4-million Kaiser Permanente Lone Tree Medical Offices in Lone Tree, Colo., which was completed in 2013, and the Cobank Center in Greenwood Village, Colo., a Class A, build-to-suit office complex that’s still underway. The 11-story office building, with a 6-level precast parking structure to accommodate 950 cars, is targeting LEED-Silver.
A&P’s other key market sectors include K-12 facilities, offices, multifamily and mixed-use and institutional and commercial clients. The firm is known for its use of integrated technology and synthesis of fabricated steel structural systems, cutting-edge erection technologies and modular components.