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Commercial | HYDER CONSTRUCTION Reaching Ever Higher Hyder Construction • Headquarters: Denver • Employees: 50 • Specialty: Commercial construction “We take a customer-servicefirst approach.” –Matt Huelskamp, business development manager S 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 54 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - March 2011

Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

Construction Today - March 2011