Mortenson Construction recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in Colorado.
Since 1981, Mortenson has built more than 350 projects totaling 35 million square feet of space in Colorado, valued at more than $4.9 billion, including some of the most significant and recognizable structures in Denver and Colorado. They have ranged from 1800 Larimer, the first Platinum LEED-certified office high-rise in Denver to the Vestas wind turbine factory in Windsor.
To mark the occasion, the company hosted a “thank you” party at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. More than 450 people attended, and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock spoke to the gathering of friends, family, employees and associates.
“Mortenson is very proud of our achievements in Colorado our ability to build many of the structures and buildings that have contributed to growth and success of the state and the people who live and work here,” said Bob Hansen, vice president of Mortenson in Denver. “We have established many trusted and long lasting relationships over the years, and we greatly appreciate all of those relationships. These past 30 years – and our next 30 years – would not be possible without the outstanding people we work with and those who make-up the Mortenson team.”
Some high-visbility and well-known Colorado projects include The Pepsi Center, Coors Field, ; the NREL Science and Technology Building in Golden (the nation’s first LEED Platinum federal building), and the recent 1800 Larimer addition to the downtown skyline.
Beyond successful construction projects, Mortenson’s Colorado office has also achieved several other important milestones during its history in the state. For example, the company has achieved a world class safety record with zero recordable OSHA incidents during the past year; has recorded millions of hours without a lost time accident, and has been awarded scores of industry awards for its new and innovative approaches to construction.
Some of Mortenson’s notable Colorado projects include:
- 1800 Larimer Office Building — Denver
- Commerce City Civic and Justice Center — Commerce City,
- Coors Field Colorado Rockies Baseball Stadium — Denver
- Denver Art Museum Frederic C. Hamilton Building — Denver
- Denver Health Pavilion for Women and Children — Denver
- Denver International Airport Concourse B — Denver
- Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center — Colorado Springs
- Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Northeast Addition — Wheat Ridge
- National Renewable Energy Lab Science and Technology Facility — Golden
- Pepsi Center — Denver
- Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center – Denver
- Ritz-Carlton Hotel — Denver
- RTD Elati Light Rail Maintenance Facility — Englewood
- University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus Research II — Aurora
- Vestas Blade Facility — Windsor