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Residential | DRAHOTA

Built With Care

DRAHOTA'S MULTIFAMILY SUCCESS STEMS FROM ITS PRECONSTRUCTION STRENGTH. BY CHRIS PETERSEN

has between 800 and
» Drahota
1,000 apartment units under
construction at any given time.

W

hen Terry Drahota received
his degree in finance from
Colorado State University in
the early 1970s, he realized
he didn't want to move to the East Coast
and spend the rest of his life crunching
numbers. Not wanting to leave the Rocky
Mountains region he had grown up in, Drahota decided to stay in Colorado and took
up carpentry to support himself.
Soon, Drahota began to build houses and
founded the construction company that
bears his name. Upon receiving a $1 million
project to build at a ski resort in Breckenridge, Colo., the company had officially
entered the big time.
Since 1973, Drahota has built hundreds
of successful projects, many of them in the
multifamily residential sector. Drahota says
the company has between 800 and 1,000

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apartment units under construction at any
given time. In 2015, the company merged
with Bryan Construction, and Drahota says
the match made perfect sense because Bryan was looking to expand into multifamily
and Drahota was looking to expand into
Bryan's area of expertise, commercial and
government construction. Today, Drahota
continues to uphold its reputation as one of
Colorado's most successful and sought-after multifamily contractors, but the added
expertise of Bryan has allowed it to seek out
projects on the commercial side, as well.
Drahota says the company's work is
about 95 percent negotiated, which speaks
to the strong reputation and relationships
the company has cultivated over the years.
Many of the company's clients are repeat
customers, and Drahota says this speaks to
the high level of quality the company deliv-

ers on each and every project. Although the
recession put a damper on the construction
market for several years, Drahota is nonetheless positioned to take full advantage of
the resurgence in the Colorado market.
No successful construction project begins

Drahota
www.drahota.com
* Headquarters: Fort Collins, Colo.
* Employees: 50
* Specia y: Mu ifamily and
commercial construction

"Our uperintendents make a lot
of difference for us."
- Terry Drahota, president


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