Bob Heath founded Heath Construction in 1977 – working on bids in his living room. Since then, Heath has grown to become a leading construction company in northern Colorado. In 2014, Heath Construction LLC, was acquired by Denver based firm Saunders Construction Inc., creating a new construction solutions provider in the northern Colorado market, Saunders Heath, one that leverages Saunders’ experience and resources with Heath’s local relationships.

While Saunders Heath remains a separate company, the resources Saunders has made available have increased our capabilities to meet the special needs of each customer.

We believe our success is due to the remarkable people who work for this company. Their talent, experience and dedication are extraordinary. Now, we’re building for the future by investing even more in our people. Saunders Heath is full of career opportunities – with award-wining training programs, an industry-best benefits package, and plenty of choices for personal and professional growth.


David Sandlin, President

Dave is a true construction professional with over 30 years of industry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Dave’s expertise stems from the delivery of complex, diverse projects and leading both small and large project teams. With international project experience, Dave has refined the ability to create an environment of collaboration and cooperation with diverse teams. As President of Saunders Heath, he is charged with supporting the growth of the company and continuously advancing the environment of professionalism and collaboration. He oversees all aspects of Saunders Heath’s operations, including preconstruction, construction and business development activities.

“As a company, we are proud to continue the local legacy started by the Heath family over 40 years ago.”


Derek Breier, Construction Manager

Derek has deep roots in northern Colorado. graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Construction Management. He is also LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Healthcare Constructor. Derek recently served as a Project Manager for Saunders Construction, and worked on a variety of projects including the Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus, Sidney Regional Medical Center, University of Colorado Boulder Center for Community, multiple remodels for SCL Health and Whole Foods, and many more.

Derek’s responsibilities at Saunders Heath include facilitating the involvement of operations staff during preconstruction, overseeing and supporting ongoing construction operations as well as project closeout. He leads these efforts and works to maintain an innovative atmosphere where the team can work together to constantly improve the organization functions. Additionally, he identifies the needs of Saunders Heath project teams and ensures the proper resources are in place to make projects successful

“It is important to me our teams have what they need to be successful and grow. We have a strong core operations staff at Heath, and I am honored to be in a position where I can both support them and push them to their full potential.”


Scott Mikulak, Director of Preconstruction

Scott has been working and building relationships in the northern Colorado market for over 18 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Science in Construction Management from Arizona State University. Scott has extensive experience with design-build projects including healthcare, brewery, office buildings, auto dealerships and many other project types. As Director of Preconstruction, Scott works closely with the estimating department and the operations teams to further enhance Saunders Heath’s ability to plan and execute projects from beginning to end. He manages the up-front efforts on all negotiated projects and helps achieve success for all Saunders Heath’s clients.



Dan Dirksen, Business Development

Dan has nearly 20 years of experience in the construction industry – with over a decade of that time spent in northern Colorado. His experience consists of a variety of project types and sizes including residential, education, retail, medical, office, restaurant and brewery, industrial, and manufacturing. He earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. As the Business Development Manager, Dan’s focus is spent on furthering Saunders Heath’s relationships in the northern Colorado market place, providing clients a single point of contact for new project development, and risk management.