(Fort Collins, Colo.) January 24, 2017– Fort Collins-based Heath Construction, LLC in collaboration with parent company, Saunders Construction, Inc., announced today the transition of key leadership roles that will ensure continued growth and market presence in northern Colorado. Dave Sandlin has been named president of Heath Construction and Randy DeMario, who has served as Heath’s president for 24 years, will move into to an advisory role and facilitate the transition while providing key strategic planning.
“It’s been an honor to lead such a great company over the past 24 years, and I am excited to start a new adventure and engage in other endeavors outside of the organization,” said DeMario. “As I move on to other interests within the community, I have the utmost confidence in Dave Sandlin and his ability to lead the company in continued growth and development.”
Sandlin is responsible for overseeing northern Colorado operations and aims to empower all employees to perform at their highest level and form lasting relationships with customers. Having worked at Saunders for several years, he is integral to perpetuating the company culture that is based upon Care, Collaboration, Commitment and Community.
“I see my new role at Heath Construction as an opportunity to support the growth of the company and enhance the environment of professionalism and collaboration,” said Sandlin. “I am excited to move back to northern Colorado and become a contributing member of the local business community. As a company, we are proud to continue the local legacy started by the Heath family over 40 years ago and intend to be a separate, local northern Colorado operation wherein our employees live, work, employ, spend and play in the NOCO neighborhood.”
In addition, several new additions have been made to the growing Heath Construction team including Scott Mikulak, preconstruction manager, and Derek Breier, construction manager. Mikulak will manage the up-front efforts on all negotiated projects and help set up the projects for success.
“The creation of my role means Heath Construction is making a concerted effort to grow our annual quantity of negotiated projects,” commented Mikulak. “I have been working as a preconstruction manager for the last 16 years and now have the opportunity to grow a Preconstruction Department in northern Colorado working alongside the Saunders team.”
Breier oversees operations and ensures the proper resources are in place to make each project successful.
“We have a strong core of operations staff at Heath and I am honored to be here in a position where I can both support them and help them reach their fullest potential,” said Breier. “Our operations team is always working to strengthen our core process and we will work to maintain an innovative atmosphere where our team can work together to constantly improve the way our organization functions.”
Founded in 1977, Heath Construction is northern Colorado’s leading provider of construction management, general contracting and facilities maintenance services. We’re proud to say we’ve built and maintained many of the most exceptional retail, office, municipal, healthcare, high-tech and educational facilities in our community. Heath’s determination to deliver exceptional, cost-effective services on every project has led to long-standing relationships with local businesses in northern Colorado. In 2014, Saunders Construction acquired Heath Construction, creating a new construction solutions provider in the northern Colorado market – one that leverages Saunders’ experience and resources with Heath’s local relationships and resume.
Saunders serves the commercial building industry as a full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager. A leader in the Colorado construction industry since its inception in 1972, Saunders’ experience includes a wide range of project types. Saunders is one of the region’s largest general contractors and is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions. In addition, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of seven regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities. For additional information, please visit www.saundersci.com.
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