Baker Concrete has been selected by ENR Mountain States as Specialty Contractor of the Year for 2023. The contractor’s Rocky Mountain territory, based in Denver, more than doubled its revenue from $53 million in 2021 to $116.73 million for 2022. Baker also doubled its workforce, growing from 350 regional employees to more than 625 employees. A complete ranking of the region’s specialty contractors and a profile about Baker Concrete will appear in the October issue of ENR Mountain States.

Since 2020, Baker has been strategically expanding in the Mountain States, and has the following projects underway in Colorado, Montana and Utah:

Blake Desert Resort, Ivins, Utah

Carved out of black lava rock, the $44-million, 600-acre resort will feature a golf course, hotel, spa, retail space and residences with views of the Greater Zion area. The resort is a cast-in-place structure with a footprint of over 44,000 c.y. that will total more than one million sq ft of structural slabs. The project scope includes a level of parking atop spread footings along with five building towers of hotel rooms and condos over a podium.

Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, Mont.

The $30-million Yellowstone Club Village Core Phase 2, also known as Big Spring Village Phase 2, is a condominium project situated within the Yellowstone Club. Situated next to the Warren Miller Lodge at the base of the private ski mountain, the new 475,000-sq-ft Village Core project consists of three new condominium buildings and ancillary buildings, totaling more than 21,000 c.y. of concrete.

Sports Castle Lofts, Denver

The Sports Castle Lofts project is a $20-million, 15-story mixed-use building next door to Denver’s 1926 Sports Castle Building. The Lofts project is a four-story podium with ground-floor retail space totaling over 467,000 sq ft and featuring more than 300 parking spaces. The remaining floors feature 300 residential apartment units, and the overall project will hold require than 20,000 c.y. of concrete.

One River North, Denver

A mixed-use development in Denver, this $15-million, 16-story cast-in-place building will feature a 10-story canyon that cuts vertically and horizontally across the structure’s façade. Inspired by the area's mountain ranges, the canyon will include walkways, water features and native plantings. 

Baker’s work in the community includes sponsoring the Construction Education Foundation and supporting workforce development efforts in the Greater Denver metro area. The contractor has worked with Warren Tech to implement a hands-on learning experience for students interested in the construction industry. Together with Arc Thrift, Baker Concrete helped to raise $285,000 for Boulder County’s Marshal Wildfire victim relief fund.

Look for more information about Baker Concrete, along with a ranking of this year’s top regional specialty contractors, in the October issue of ENR Mountain States.