The ENR regional editors have selected two companies for 2020 Contractor of the Year honors in the Mountain States region: Okland Corp., Salt Lake City, for the Intermountain area; and Shaw Construction, Denver, for Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas.

Shaw Construction

Shaw Construction has four regional offices: Denver, Grand Junction, Wyoming and Salt Lake City. The contractor specializes in multifamily residential, commercial, municipal and education facilities, as well as some custom homes.

The firm’s executive team has shifted within the last five years. The current CEO remains in place, but two vice presidents were promoted to presidents of the firm’s larger regional offices — one for the Front Range, located in Denver office, and one for the Western Slope office, located in Grand Junction.

The firm also broke into the Utah market for the first time with the recent completion of the Rocky Visa University Student Housing and Osteopathic Building, located in Ivins, Utah.

Key projects underway:

  • The Ridge at Pinehurst (Lakewood Senior Living), Lakewood, Colo. $93.5 million. The 410,000-sq-ft retirement community will include assisted-living, memory care and independent-living facilities.
  • Millennium / Colorado Station, Denver. $58.8 million. The 580,257-sq-ft, five-story multifamily project includes 350 units with 20,000 sq ft of retail space.
  • Brickhouse at Lamar Station, Lakewood, Colo. $56.2 million. The four-level multifamily building has 293 market rate apartments and one level of parking.
  • Iliff Station, Aurora, Colo. $55.7 million. The 444,625-sq-ft Texas wrap-style multifamily project will include 316 units with two separate buildings connected by a pedestrian bridge.

Okland Corp.

Okland Corp. provides construction services in nearly every vertical market sector, from hospitals to offices, arenas, justice centers, airports and education facilities. After building projects throughout Idaho for the past 35 years, Okland recently opened up a Boise office, its third corporate office.

The firm also has adopted lean construction practices to maximize value and minimize waste, including use of the pull planning process, which has led to early completion of many projects.

Key projects include:

  • The $750-million Utah State Prison Relocation, a joint venture contract for a new corrections facility that will house more than 4,000 inmates.
  • The $821-million Salt Lake International Airport North Concourse, a new 30-gate addition to the existing airport, being built while the airport remains operational.
  •  The 95 South State Office Tower in Salt Lake City, a 25-story office tower featuring curved glass corners.
  • The Biofire Manufacturing Facility in West Valley, Utah, a two-story manufacturing facility with high-end finishes and state-of-the-art mechanical systems.
  • The Spanish Fork Hospital in Spanish Fork, Utah, a 172,000-sq-ft, five-story medical center with a dedicated central utility plant.

Both firms are ranked in the top 10 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.