The ENR regional editors have selected two companies for 2016 Contractor of the Year honors in the Mountain States region: Layton Construction, Salt Lake City, for the Intermountain area; and Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo., for Colorado and Wyoming.

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo., is one of the region’s largest contracting firms.

More than 90% of Hensel Phelps’s projects feature preconstruction services, including program management, coordination with adjacent property owners, design management and coordination, estimating, scheduling, general contracting, development of safety and quality plans, solicitation and purchasing of subcontractors, and public outreach.

The firm, which builds everything from stadiums to airports, hospitals and office buildings, has recently made a big push to re-establish a stronger foothold in the Colorado and Wyoming market.

Recent and ongoing Hensel Phelps projects include the 1144 15th Street Office Building in downtown Denver. At 40 stories and 603 feet tall, it consists of 708,000 sq ft of office space, along with 477,000 sq ft of parking, located on two below-grade levels and 11 above-grade levels.

The $52.6-million Union Tower West development includes a 180-room hotel and 100,000 sq ft of office space. The $54.7-million Denver Health and Hospital Authority’s 601 Broadway Hospital Support Services Building allows Denver Health to vacate its centrally located administration building and make room for an outpatient services clinic.

Layton Construction builds a wide variety of regional projects, from educational facilities, hospitality and resorts, municipal buildings, offices, parking structures, retail and tenant improvement, among others.

The Salt Lake City area-based firm is well known for its extensive health care portfolio, which includes current projects like the $90-million second phase of the Nampa Replacement Hospital in Nampa, Idaho. The project adds a  240,000-sq-ft, five-story tower with 75 beds, bringing the total hospital bed count to 100. The facility also includes an 18-bed intensive care unit, a six-room surgical operating suite and a 24-room emergency department.

The $44.8-million University of Utah Healthcare Center in Farmington, Utah, expands the university’s health care presence into a new county. The 120,000-sq-ft facility will provide the full scope of services available through University of Utah Healthcare.

Layton is building a $20.3-million, 90,000-sq-ft student housing complex at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The four-story complex will accommodate 350 students and offers individual suites that can house up to six students each.

Layton’s $30-million expansion of the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, Utah, will add 192 beds to the 1,600-inmate prison, bringing its capacity to 1,800. The project constructs three new structures, plus extensive sitework and security fencing.

The $41-million Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy, Utah, will be a world-class, professional family theater that includes an 850-seat theater-in-the-round with a center stage and a 450-seat proscenium-thrust stage for smaller productions.

Also, Layton is building a 50,000-sq-ft office and warehouse building for Provo City Power in Provo and the 37,000-sq-ft Cottonwood Heights Municipal Center in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

The firm is ranked in the top five on this year’s Top Intermountain Contractors list, which will be published in the August issue of ENR Mountain States.

Feature-length profiles of both Layton and Hensel Phelps also will appear in that issue.