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Commercial | HYDER CONSTRUCTION
Reaching Ever Higher
www.hyderinc.com • Headquarters: Denver • Employees: 50 • Specialty: Commercial construction
“We take a customer-servicefirst approach.” –Matt Huelskamp, business development manager
WITH 65 YEARS IN BUSINESS, HYDER CONSTRUCTION IS SHOWING ITS EXPERTISE IN ON-MOUNTAIN WORK IN COLORADO. BY STACI DAVIDSON
uccess is defined in a variety of ways, but for Denver-based Hyder Construction, a successful project is one that is delivered with a high level of quality and value, is finished on time and within budget, and results in a satisfied customer. With the majority of Hyder’s work coming from repeat customers, successful projects are its forte. But the industry is also aware of Hyder’s success – the AGC named Hyder’s work on Vail’s Front Door as the 2008 ACE Award Project of the Year, and the company has won three AGC awards for Meeting the Challenges of a Difficult Job. Additionally, the company received Certificates of Commendation for an Excellent Safety Record every year since 2003. “We take a customer-service-first approach,” says Matt Huelskamp, business development manager. “We put clients’ needs first, and with our open-book approach, honesty is demonstrated across our culture. As a result, the majority of our projects are with repeat clients.” More than 50 percent of Hyder’s projects in the last 20 years have been located in the mountains, Huelskamp estimates, and it goes without saying that building in the mountains challenges project delivery. In the case of the Four Seasons Vail, Colo., not only was Hyder working in the mountains, but it also was taking over the project from another contractor. When Hyder assumed the role of general contractor, the structure was complete and driedin, but work had not progressed inside. The client wanted the luxury hotel/condo to open before the 2010-2011 ski season. “Most mountain projects break ground in the spring and must be complete by Thanksgiving or the start of ski season,” Huelskamp notes. This project was one of the most complex Hyder has taken on, he recalls, due to the tight schedule and also because of its size. The 500,000-square-foot structure included the hotel’s 121 guest rooms, 16 private residences, 19 residence club condominiums, as well as a large commercial kitchen, luxury spa, state-ofthe-art fitness center, conference rooms, a game room, library, restaurant and a 75-foot heated pool with two outdoor spas.
large size and tight schedule »TheFour Seasons Vail made it one of
of Hyder’s most complex projects.
PHOTO: FOUR SEASONS/JEFF SCROGGINS
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Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Wall Works USA Inc.
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Construction Today - February 2011