The ENR regional editors have selected two companies for 2018 Contractor of the Year honors in the Mountain States region: R&O Construction, Ogden, Utah, for the Intermountain area; and Milender White, Arvada, Colo., for Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas.

R&O Construction

R&O Construction is a 39-year-old, Utah-based general contractor with 180 full-time employees. The firm specializes in municipal buildings, hospitality, senior-care buildings, manufacturing facilities, offices, renovations and remodels, mixed-use developments and higher-education buildings, among its many project types. R&O also is a statewide leader in sustainable projects and has achieved 100% LEED accreditation for its project engineers.

Sample of key regional projects underway:

  • On-Campus Housing for Utah Valley University, $90 million, 1,600-bed student facility with dining halls and parking.
  • Computer & Automotive Engineering Building, Weber State University, $20 million, 50,000 sq ft.
  • Kearns Library, Kearns Utah. $9.8 million. 34,534-sq-ft municipal library, LEED Gold.
  • Prospector Mixed-Use Development, Park City, Utah. $11 million, 40,857 sq ft. First project in Utah to use structural cross-laminated timbers.

Milender White

Milender White, headquartered in Colorado, with an office in Southern California, specializes in hospitality, senior-living facilities, renovations, mixed-use, multifamily and office projects, especially office and residential towers, in addition to infrastructure and a breadth of other commercial and government work.

MW’s new development team is on schedule to break ground this summer master-plan developer on Fourth Street Crossing in Silverthorne, Colo. MW also is the co-developer and general contractor of a new apartment community in Aurora, Colo., that includes 36,000 sq ft of retail and 216 apartments. That development broke ground in April.

Sample of key regional projects underway:

  • Parq on Speer, Denver. $123.3 million. This mixed-use development by Greystar is located on a 2.2-acre in south central Denver.  The 16-story high-rise includes 302 residential units, ground-floor retail and four levels of structured parking totaling 500 spaces.
  • 18M, Denver. $98.1 million. 18M is a mixed-use development located in Lower Downtown Denver. The 11-story urban-infill project includes 282 residential units, ground-floor retail and two levels of below-grade structured parking with 304 spaces.
  • The Pullman, Denver. $82.3 million. The Pullman is a mixed-use development located in Denver’s Union Station neighborhood. The 14-story high-rise includes 168 residential units, ground-floor retail and two-levels of below-grade structured parking with 208 spaces.
  • Parc Mosaic, Boulder, Colo. $75.9 million. Parc Mosaic is a five-building, 226-unit apartment community totaling 395,155 sq ft. The residential buildings are three stories above a one-level structured parking garage with 486 spaces.

Both firms are ranked in the top 20 of their respective Top Contractors lists, which will be published in the August issue of ENR Mountain States. Feature-length profiles of the Contractors of the Year also will appear in that issue.