Ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best places to live in the United States for its quality of life, Denver offers a unique experience for its visitors. Its exceptional arts and culture, vibrant music and nightlife, and unique attractions draw more than 31.7 million visitors, including 17.4 million overnight visitors, annually. Its status as a top tourism destination in Colorado makes Denver an ideal place to start a hospitality business.

This article highlights the top hotel and hospitality contractors in Denver, Colorado. To produce this list, commercial general contracting firms and hospitality construction firms were reviewed. A number of factors were considered in creating this list, including the number of projects the contractors completed in or near the area, the notability of each project, years of industry experience, notable awards, press recognition, and professional affiliations.

If you are thinking about starting a hotel and hospitality project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

 

 

10) GE Johnson

Website | 303-221-1249 | 5613 DTC Pkwy. Suite #450, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Since its establishment, GE Johnson has been transforming communities with its five decades of construction experience. Its president and CEO, Jim Johnson, represents the third generation of the Johnson family in the industry. Under Johnson’s leadership, the company has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the country’s Top 400 Contractors, ranking 127th on the list.

GE Johnson puts passion into every project it handles. By taking aesthetics, functionality, and maintainability into consideration, the firm’s works have been featured in a number of publications, including the Colorado Construction News and Design (CCD) and Colorado Real Estate Journal (CREJ).

In one of its hospitality projects, GE Johnson worked on Moxy Hotel in Denver. Branded as an eclectic boutique hotel that’s geared towards younger demographics, the hotel features a design inspired by Denver’s 1850s gold rush. The hotel has a total of 170 rooms and features a number of amenities, including an indoor and outdoor bar, fitness area, as well as meeting rooms to cater to the needs of its visitors. 


9) Sprung Construction

Website | 303-293-2777 | 2500 Larimer St. Suite #104, Denver, CO 80205

Specializing in both historic and modern projects, Sprung Construction has been serving the Denver community for more than 40 years. Its president, Thomas Sprung, has been building in the Denver area since 1978. Under Sprung’s leadership, the company has worked on various sustainable projects that meet the industry’s high standards. Its projects have also been featured in a number of publications, including the Colorado Expression and The Denver Post.

One of Sprung Construction’s most notable hospitality projects is the Ramble Hotel. Located in the heart of the industrial and artistic River North Art District, the 33,000-square-foot, three-story hotel features 50 guest rooms, as well as a number of amenities, including the first Death & Co bar outside New York. Its gorgeous design and comfortable vibe have earned much praise from various publications, including Construction Today Magazine, 5280 Magazine, Architectural Digest, and the CREJ. The hotel also won the Mayor’s Design Award in 2018 for its innovative design.


8) Turner Construction Company

Website | 303-753-9600 | 1401 Zuni St. Suite #301, Denver, CO 80204

Turner Construction is one of the biggest construction companies in the United States. For over a century, it has served a wide range of construction sections and employs more than 10,000 people. The international company completes more than 1,500 projects each year and maintains professional relations with many industry organizations.

The Jacquard Hotel is a recent, notable hospitality project completed by Turner’s Denver office. Located in the upscale Cherry Creek shopping and dining district, the eight-story, almost 160,000 square-foot hotel has a total of 201 guestrooms. It offers numerous amenities, including a fitness center, restaurant, and bar. One of the highlights of the Jacquard Hotel is its pool and rooftop terrace, offering a 180-degree view of the Rocky Mountains and Downtown Denver.


7) Haselden Construction

Website | 303-751-1478 | 6950 South Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112

Consistently ranking in the ENR’s Top 400 General Contractors list every year, Haselden Construction has been delivering quality construction services since 1973. Its CEO and President, Byron Haselden, leads the company with his over two decades of experience in construction management. As one of the best construction companies in the country, the firm has been repeatedly recognized by numerous publications for its outstanding work and ethics, including The Denver Post, ColoradoBiz Magazine, Denver Business Journal, and Building Design + Construction. 

One of Haselden Construction’s most notable projects in Denver is the Art Hotel. Standing along one of Denver’s most-traveled arterial roads, the nine-story, 174,115-square-foot glass structure offers 165 boutique hotel rooms, as well as other spaces for meeting and dining. In addition, the building offers Class A office space on its second and third floors. The project was given the Best Project Award in the Hospitality/Residential category by the ENR Mountain States in 2016 for its outstanding design.


6) Milender White

Website | 303-216-0420 | 12655 W 54th Drive, Arvada, CO 80002

Co-founded by Bryon White and Mike Milender in 1997, Milender White has been recognized by ENR as one of the Top Contractors in Colorado and Wyoming. The company is committed to bringing quality service to its clients. In 2016, the firm received the General Contractor of the Year award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Rocky Mountain chapter. The firm is also the recipient of the Diamond STEP award for its outstanding safety programs as a general contractor.

Milender White has worked on a number of big hospitality projects throughout Colorado. It is responsible for building the  Marriott Residence Inn at Denver City Center. Offering a total of 228 suites, and a six-level structured parking garage, the 342,000-square-foot, 14-story hotel features a full-service kitchen and bar on its ground floor. It also offers other amenities, including a meeting space, library, laundry facilities, and a breakfast room to accommodate the needs of its guests.


5) Swinerton Incorporated

Website | 303-423-9242 | 6890 W 52nd Ave., Arvada, CO 80002

With more than 130 years of industry experience, Swinerton Incorporated is one of the country’s most established construction companies. Composed of more than 3,500 construction experts, the 100% employee-owned company serves multiples states, including Colorado. The company has been featured by several different publications, including Denver Business Journal and Mountain States Construction Magazine. ENR has also recognized Swinerton as one of the best contractors in the country, ranking it 19th on its 2018 Top 400 Contractors list.

Swinerton’s Denver office is currently being managed by Scott Conrad—a construction veteran boasting more than 30 years of construction experience. Under Conrad’s management, the firm’s Denver office has worked on a number of construction projects throughout Colorado. The firm built the upscale Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences. Located in Denver, Swinerton spearheaded the construction of the hotel, performing various services like general contracting, building information modeling, and preconstruction. The project earned recognition from ENR, being named as the Best Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality Project in 2017.


4) The Beck Group

Website | 303-466-9665 | 1001 17th St. Suite PL100, Denver, CO 80202

Established in 1912, The Beck Group brings over 106 years of experience to the table. Beck is a recipient of various awards, including the prestigious AGC 2019 Construction Safety Excellence Silver Award in the over three million work hours category. The company has also been featured in different publications, including Building Design + Construction Magazine, Denver Business Journal, and ENR, where it was ranked as one of the Top Green Contractors and International Contractors in the country.

Beck has been building in the Denver area for over three decades. One of the company’s regional directors, Frank Eppink, leads the architectural and construction operations for the company’s Denver office. One of Beck’s most notable hospitality projects in Denver is the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. Offering 450 rooms, the 13-story, 516,000-square-foot hotel is conveniently accessible to downtown Denver and local airports. It offers a wide range of amenities, including meeting facilities, luxurious accommodations, as well as flexible spaces for meetings and events.


3) Saunders Construction Inc.

Website | 303-699-9000 | 1705 17th St. Suite #350 Denver, CO 80202

With more than four decades of construction industry experience, Saunders Construction is an employee-owned corporation headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, primarily performing work in the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1972, Saunders Construction provides integrated construction management, general contracting (CM/GC) and commercial real estate development services to a variety of market types. Ranked as one of the largest contractors in Colorado, Saunders has over 550 employees and a 2018 revenue of $619 million. Saunders’ works have been featured in numerous publications, including Colorado Construction Magazine, ColoradoBiz Magazine, Colorado View Magazine, and The Denver Post, where the firm was named as one of the Top Workplaces in 2018.

In addition, Saunders is dedicated to corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR at Saunders recognizes that investing in its people, focusing on safety, improving business processes and reducing environmental impact adds value in the industry. Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – a consortium of separately-owned construction companies from across the U.S. to serve individual clients with national needs. 

One of Saunders’ most notable projects is the Denver International Airport’s (DEN) Hotel and Transit Center. A tri-venture between three big contractors, Mortenson, Hunt, and Saunders, the Westin Hotel at Denver International Airport features a total of 519 rooms, as well as a spacious, 26,000-square-foot conference room that can hold up to 2,500 people. The project was named the 2016 Project of the Year by the AGC of Colorado.


2) Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Website | 970-352-6565 | 420 Sixth Avenue Greeley, Colorado 80631

Since its establishment in 1937, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has been continuously exceeding industry standards in safety and innovation. The company was ranked as one of the best green contractors in the country by ENR. Its numerous ABC STEP Awards and AGC Safety Awards (NASA) are also a testament to the firm’s commitment to high safety standards.

Its president and CEO,  Michael J. Choutka, has been with the company since 1991 and has been active in various organizations for over 25 years. Under Choitka’s leadership, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has affiliated itself with well-known industry organizations, including the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), AGC, and American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). The firm’s works have also been featured in different publications, including Building Design+Construction Magazine, Modern Steel Construction Magazine, and Constructor Magazine.

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has a wide range of experience in the hospitality market, having constructed over $4.2 billions of hospitality projects. One of the company’s most notable works in Denver is the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center Hotel. Located in downtown Denver, the 38-story hotel has an overall square footage of 1,199,000. The hotel consists of five floors of public areas, as well as a tower with 1,100 guest rooms. It also features many amenities for its guests, including ballrooms, a sauna, a health club, and a 27th-floor restaurant offering a view of the mountains.


1) M. A. Mortenson Company

Website | 763-522-2100 | 700 Meadow Lane North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55422

Founded in 1954, M. A. Mortenson Company is a construction company covering multiple markets, including corporate, healthcare, higher education, and hospitality. Its chairman, David Mortenson, began his career in 1991 as a project engineer. David made significant contributions to the company, helping the firm innovate through the use of new construction technology.

As an established company, Mortenson maintains its reputation by providing quality services and being up to date with the latest industry trends. The company is affiliated with a number of well-respected organizations, including the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, DBIA, ABC, AGC, and AIA. Its works have also been featured in Building Design+Construction Magazine and ENR.

One of Mortenson’s most notable projects in Denver is the Halcyon Hotel. Formerly a U.S. Post Office in Cherry Creek, Mortenson led a design-build team to transform the building into the Halcyon Hotel. Completed in 2016, the 143,333-square-foot hotel has 154 rooms and 90 stalls of below-grade parking. It also offers a number of amenities, including over 5,000 square feet of space for meetings and banquets, a roof deck pool and bar, as well as two ground-floor restaurants.


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