JHL Completes Jefferson Academy
The 2-story, 64,000 square foot facility includes 24 classrooms, art and music spaces, a 9,300 square foot gymnasium, a large commons/cafeteria area opening out onto a plaza area, a west facing library with mountain views, administrative offices, and a senior lounge. Check out the story on 9News below!
JHL Constructors is Awarded Montessori School of Denver
JHL Constructors has been awarded the Montessori School of Denver campus project. The project, designed by SA+R Architects and managed by BuildMark, will include several renovations and additions of classroom and administrative spaces, a new community arts and athletics center, and site upgrades. Construction is scheduled to begin Spring 2013.
JHL Breaks Ground on Eagle County Charter Academy
JHL Constructors recently broke ground on the new Eagle County Charter Academy. ECCA currently operates out of several modular trailers with a student population of 300. The school received a grant from the Colorado Department of Education’s Building Excellent School’s Today (BEST) program in 2011 to build a new facility. The new 43,000 square foot school, designed by Larson Incitti Architects, will include 20 classrooms, two science classrooms, a gymnasium, computer classrooms, and a library. The project will be LEED Gold Certified. Construction is scheduled to be complete in July 2013.
Alta Vista Charter School is First CHPS Verified Leader in Nation and First CHPS Verified School in Colorado. School is First to Gain Elite ‘Leader’ Status, Demonstrating Superior Energy & Health Features
October 17, 2012 (Lamar, CO) - A new charter school in Lamar, Colorado, has the double distinction of being the first school in the state of Colorado to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools’ (CHPS) green school rating program, and the first school in the nation to attain CHPS Verified Leader status. Alta Vista Charter School was recognized for both of these firsts at a ceremony on Tuesday.
“As the first CHPS Verified Leader School in the country and first Colorado CHPS school, Alta Vista Charter School is a landmark school,” said Bill Orr, Executive Director of CHPS, who was in Colorado for the CHPS recognition ceremony. “Lamar, Colorado, is now home to a watershed project in the green school movement. The students and staff, families, and the community will be reaping the benefits of this healthy, high performance, green place of learning for years to come. Other communities in Colorado and around the nation will follow your leadership.”
AVCS is a K-6 charter school in southeast Colorado. It is projected that the design will reduce energy consumption by 54% at the school, as compared to an average school. The design combines a high performance building envelope, to achieve energy efficiency, with a geo-exchange ground source loop heating and cooling system, to product renewable energy. The project also used the Flex Energy Tool, which allows the school to plan for energy strategies for the future.
“This is a great honor for our firm and a terrific example of how a high performance learning environment can be created in the renovation of an historic building with an addition that supports the educational goals of the school,” says Adele Willson, AIA, LEED AP, partner of SLATERPAULL Architects, in an earlier press release from the firm.
Daylighting strategies allow for lights to be turned off during the day and create significant energy savings as well. The project also used rapidly renewable and recycled content materials throughout the building, and during construction over 70 percent of the construction waste was recycled or reused within the community.
The project includes an additional 23,000-square-foot building and a renovation of the original schoolhouse, built in 1917. The school was designed by SLATERPAULL Architects and constructed by JHL Constructors. The school received a grant from the Colorado Department of Education’s Building Excellent School’s Today (BEST) program and funding from the Gates Family Foundation.
“We are thrilled to see this amazing transformation and have enjoyed our first year of occupying the school with a healthy and sustainable environment for our students and faculty,” said Talara Coen, principal for Alta Vista Charter School.
CHPS Verified is a green school building rating program that combines a rigorous standard for the design and construction of healthy, green school with a complete third-party review of the features to ensure the benefits are delivered. CHPS Verified Leader is a higher level of recognition for school projects that perform well beyond minimum eligibility requirements for CHPS. Compliance with the CHPS Verified program demonstrates that a school has met one of the most stringent standards for green school design. Schools that achieve “CHPS Verified Leader” recognition are examples of environmental and social responsibility and have provided superior benefits to the environment, student health and student performance.
CHPS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit headquartered in Sacramento, CA, works to make schools a better place to learn. For more information about CHPS, visit www.chps.net.
JHL is Awarded Eagle County Charter Academy
JHL was just awarded this BEST grant funded project in Edwards, Colorado. The new K-8 facility will include over 43,000 square feet of space and new athletic and play areas. Construction is scheduled to begin in October.
JHL Completes First CHPS Certified Project in Colorado
JHL Constructors and SLATERPAULL Architects announce that Alta Vista Charter School (AVCS) in Lamar, Colorado has been named as the first project in the state to attain the Verified Leader certification by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) as a healthy, high performance, green school. CHPS is a national organization dedicated to optimizing K-12 learning environments and improving student performance and the entire educational experience by building the best possible schools. Similar to LEED, CHPS provides a regional focus for sustainability efforts.
Designed by SLATERPAULL Architects and constructed by JHL Constructors, AVCS is a K-6 charter school in southeast Colorado. The CHPS-certified project includes a 23,000-square-foot building addition and renovation of the original 1917 schoolhouse to create a high performance environment for students, teachers and faculty. The school received a grant from the Colorado Department of Education’s Building Excellent School’s Today (BEST) program and additional funding from the Gates Family Foundation.
“This is a great honor for our firm and a terrific example of how a high performance learning environment can be created in the renovation of an historic building with an addition that supports the educational goals of the school,” says Adele Willson, AIA, LEED AP, partner of SLATERPAULL Architects.
The high performance design features at AVCS will reduce energy consumption by 54 percent with significant savings to this school, as compared to an average school. A high performance envelope coupled with a geo-exchange ground source loop heating and cooling system helped achieve this savings. In addition, to lower operational costs the school has utilized exceptional daylighting strategies, which not only allows for lights to be turned off during the day and significant energy savings, but helps create a healthy learning environment fostering increased student productivity and higher test scores. Rapidly renewable and recycled content materials were used throughout the building and during construction and over 70 percent of the construction waste was recycled or reused within the community. Unique to CHPS, the team also employed the Flex Energy Tool to consider energy strategies for the future.
“We are thrilled to see this amazing transformation and have enjoyed our first year of occupying the school with a healthy and sustainable environment for our students and faculty,” says Talara Coen, principal for Alta Vista Charter School. “I can’t say enough about the collaboration between SLATERPAULL, Jeff Reed of AgoraWest, and JHL to make this all come together so efficiently.”
"We are very proud to be a part of such a high impact project, embracing the history of the school and the community behind it. It really is a high performing, environmentally responsible building and how fitting that it's built in Prowers County, which is known for its agriculture and wind energy,” says Brian Townsend, Vice President of JHL Constructors. “We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our 25th year in business."
JHL is Awarded Roosevelt Park Apartments
JHL was recently awarded Roosevelt Park Apartments. The project is located on the north east corner of Main Street and Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont. The project includes 115 wood framed apartment units, ground floor retail space, and a parking garage. Construction is scheduled to begin in October 2012.
JHL is Awarded Hinkley HS & Elkhart ES Projects for Aurora Public Schools
JHL was recently awarded two projects for Aurora Public Schools; Hinkley High School, a renovation of the pool and auditorium areas of the school, and Elkhart Elementary School, a 19,000 square foot addition and renovation of the existing school. Both projects are scheduled to be complete this summer.
JHL Is Awarded Jefferson Academy in Broomfield
JHL was awarded the design/build contract, along with SLATERPAULL Architects, to build the new 7-12 campus for Jefferson Academy. The new building will be over 60,000 square feet and is sceduled to be complete December 2012. The team is currently working on design with the school.
AGC Honors JHL With ACE Project of the Year For Alta Vista Charter School
On November 4, JHL was honored with the Project of the Year Award for Construction Excellence for Alta Vista Charter School by the Associated General Contractors of Colorado.
Alta Vista Charter School was formerly housed in a 1917 historic brick structure and three additional modular classroom trailers. New construction added approximately 19,000 square feet of much needed space for the school. Additionally, the 1917 building underwent a historic renovation to preserve the building and its historic character. Alta Vista Charter is the first Colorado Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CO-CHPS) project certified in the State.
JHL Celebrates Grand Opening With Highline Academy
On September 30, JHL, Highline Academy, and Mayor Hancock celebrated the grand opening of Highline Academy Charter School. The new facility includes 40,000 square feet of educational space. Click here for more information and photos of Highline Academy.
September 26, 2011
JHL is Awarded Addition Project for Cross of Christ
On September 26, JHL was awarded an addition project for Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Broomfield. The project includes a 10,000 square foot addition, site improvements, and a renovation. The project will begin Spring 2012.
September 14, 2011
JHL Completes Colorado Golf Clubhouse
On September 14, Colorado Golf hosted their first tournmament with their new clubhouse built by JHL. The project included tenant finishes, landscaping, and site improvements. For more photos, click here.
September 13, 2011
JHL is Awarded Auraria Higher Education's Library Remodel Project
On September 13, JHL was awarded the Library Remodel project for AHEC. The project includes tenant improvements to the 1st floor of the library. Construction will begin in October.
September 11, 2011
JHL Constructors Raises Over $6,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research
On September 11, JHL Constructors participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Pepsi Center. JHL employees and subcontractors raised over $6,000 to support diabetes research and research-related education. JHL participated in the 2010 walk and raised over $5,500.
Alta Vista Charter School Opens
On August 27, Alta Vista Charter School celebrated their grand opening of their new school. Alta Vista Charter School was formerly housed in a 1917 historic brick structure and three additional modular classroom trailers located around the site perimeter. New construction added approximately 19,000 square feet of much needed space for the school. Additionally, the 1917 building underwent a historic renovation to preserve the building and its historic character. Alta Vista Charter School will be the first Colorado Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CO-CHPS) project certified in the State. For more photos, click here.
JHL Constructors Hosts 2nd Annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament
JHL Constructors’ 2nd annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament took place on August 26th. The tournament was a complete success and raised over $75,000. The tournament benefitted Advocates for Children, the CASA agency (Court Appointed Special Advocate Agency) that serves Colorado’s 18th Judicial District. CASAs are trained volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in our community. For more information, please visit www.coloradocasa.org.
Tournament sponsors included Carlton Electric, Moody Insurance, A&L Sheet Metal, Envision Mechanical, Excel Custom Drywall, JCOR Mechanical, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Via West.
JHL Builds New Park for Warren Village's First Step Facility
JHL Constructors, along with several local subcontractors and suppliers, recently completed a community service project for Warren Village's First Step facility in Denver. Warren Village is a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing to single parents who are trying to change their lives. The project included a new cedar shade structure, split rail fencing and gates, an elevated playhouse, swings, a slide, a sandbox, and new landscaping.
The project was a collaboration of over 15 local companies; including Builders Enterprises, Carrasco Kube Cabral, Commercial Fence & Ironworks, Contractors Door & Millwork, Dynamic Painting, Empire Staple Company, FASTSIGNS DTC, First Electric, Landtech Contractors, Rails Plus, Shelter Products, See Saw Creative, SLATERPAULL Architects, Trussway, Westar Framing, and White Cap Construction Supply.
JHL has completed several community service projects for Warren Village, including hosting Family Night dinners and activities. For more information on Warren Village, please visit their website atwww.warrenvillage.org.
JHL is Approved for Renewal for the 2011-2012 Construction Health and Safety Excellence (C.H.A.S.E.) Partnership Program.
AGC Colorado has announced that OSHA has approved JHL Constructors’ renewal for the 2011-2012 Construction Health and Safety Excellence (C.H.A.S.E.) Partnership. JHL has been renewed at the Blue Level again this year which is the highest available status in the partnership. This program recognizes JHL’s continued commitment to safety. For more information on the C.H.A.S.E. Partnership Program visit http://www.agccolorado.org/safety/agcc-osha-partnership.html
JHL Breaks Ground on Alta Vista Charter School
On December 17, Alta Vista Charter School and the Lamar community celebrated the ground breaking of thier new school addition and renovation.
Alta Vista Charter School currently operates out of a small 1917 brick schoolhouse and two modular units in Lamar, Colorado. New construction will add approximately 18,000 square feet of much needed space for the school. The addition includes classroom space, a gymnasium, library, music rooms, and administration space. Additionally, the 1917 building will undergo a historic renovation. This B.E.S.T funded project will be the first CHPS certified project in Colorado. This project will be complete for the Fall 2011 school year.
December 8, 2010
JHL Participates in 'Colorado Gives Day'
JHL Constructors participated in 'Colorado Gives Day' by donating to Rocky Mountain Housing Development Corporation (Rocky Mountain HDC). Rocky Mountain HDC is a faith-based, nonprofit that provides quality affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families. While their buildings provide a roof over the heads of more than 300 families in Metro Denver, their Family Services provide supportive services to help families change their lives.
What is Colorado Gives Day? Colorado Gives Day is a new initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Brought to you by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day will take place during a 24-hour period starting at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Donations to Colorado nonprofits will be accepted through GivingFirst.org, with a goal to raise $1 million in one day for charity.
AGC Honors JHL With Three Silver ACE Awards
JHL was honored with 3 Silver ACE Awards on November 12 at the Associated General Contractors annual awards banquet.
- SkyView Academy – Project of the Year Under $5 Million
- Lugano Cherry Creek – Project of the Year $30 – 60 Million
- Crown Pointe Academy – Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job
JHL Helps Sponsor ‘American Hero Day’ for Charter School Students
On October 11, JHL took part in sponsoring a program bringing together charter school students and WWII Veterans. The Veterans spoke about their experiences of war, answered questions, and brought life to the history that students read about in books. American Hero Day was organized by The Greatest Generations Foundation in collaboration with Woodrow Wilson Academy. Link to article.
October 7, 2010
Monarch Montessori Grand Opening
On October 7, Monarch Montessori celebrated the grand opening of their newly renovated facility. The celebration included Capoerira (a Brazilian dance), a speech by Councilman Michael Hancock, a children’s parade, a Far East striking of the gong ceremony, African drummers, and a butterfly release. This fast-track project included the renovation of 42,000 square feet of the Samsonite World Headquarters building which was built in 1968.
JHL Employees Raise Over $5,500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
On September 12, 2010, JHL Constructors took part in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Elitch Gardens in Denver. JHL employees raised over $5,500 to support diabetes research and research-related education.
JHL Completes Crown Pointe Academy in Westminster, Colorado
On August 31, Crown Pointe Academy celebrated the grand opening of their new facility. The 40,000 square foot building includes classrooms, a library, computer rooms, a gymnasium and stage, a cafeteria, and administrative areas. JHL completed this project in only 7 months.
August 26, 2010
JHL Completes SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
On August 26, SkyView Academy celebrated the grand opening of their new school. The Design/Build team of JHL Constructors and SLATERPAULL Architects transformed an abandoned Home Depot store into a vibrant charter school for SkyView Academy. The new 43,000 square foot school includes 25 classrooms, a library, computer classrooms, art/music rooms, a cafeteria/multipurpose room, and administrative areas. In addition to the school facility, JHL also built a sports facility in the remaining 60,000 square feet of the building. This facility is used as a gymnasium for SkyView during school hours and a sports training facility after hours and on weekends. This extra project was funded out of JHL’s original budget with no increase to the contract value.
August 20, 2010
JHL Hosts First Annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament
JHL Constructors’ first annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament took place on August 20th. The tournament was a complete success and raised over $60,000 dollars for Colorado CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). The second annual Kids Classic Tournament will take place on August 26, 2011.
Advocates for Children is the CASA agency (Court Appointed Special Advocate Agency) that serves Colorado’s 18th Judicial District. CASAs are trained volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in our community. For more information, please visit www.coloradocasa.org.
JHL Selected for the Alta Vista Charter School Addition/Renovation in Lamar, Colorado
Alta Vista Charter School currently operates out of a small 1917 brick schoolhouse and two modular units in Lamar, Colorado. New construction, planned for later this year will add approximately 18,000 square feet of much needed space for the school. Additionally, the 1917 building will undergo a historic renovation.
JHL Selected to Build an Expansion to Global Village Academy in Aurora, Colorado
Global Village Academy is a K-8 international charter school in Aurora, Colorado with approximately 650 students. Phase I of the Global Village Academy project consists of building a new 32,000 square foot facility to serve grades 3-8. This building will include classrooms and a cafeteria/gymnasium. Future phases will involve the addition of approximately 40,000 square feet of classroom/administrative space and 15,000 square feet to house a preschool serving 150 children. Construction will begin later this Fall.
JHL Selected for Tenant Finish of Kaiser Permanente Castle Rock
JHL Constructors was recently selected by Kaiser Permanente to perform as the CM/GC for a Medical Office Building in Castle Rock, The project includes the tenant finish of 15,000 square feet and will begin later this year.
JHL Constructors Completes Pine Ridge Elementary School
JHL Constructors, Inc. and LKA Partners, Inc. recently completed the new Pine Ridge Elementary School for Cherry Creek School District. This new 68,800 square foot school is located on a 9.9 acre site in eastern Aurora, Colorado. The facility includes 24 classrooms, preschool classrooms, a library, computer rooms, a full kitchen and dining area, offices, and miscellaneous support rooms. Sustainable design features were incorporated into the District’s prototype elementary school design to promote energy savings, enhance the interior environment and improve student performance. Sustainable, high performance features included: PV panels with a monitoring educational / demonstration area for students, parents, and faculty; extensive use of daylighting with state-of-the-art electric light controls, lightshelves and sunscreens; low/no emitting materials used throughout; and native Xeric turf grasses and plant materials.
JHL Celebrates Lugano Cherry Creek Grand Opening
JHL Constructors, Inc. recently celebrated the grand opening of their first multi-family/mixed-use project, Lugano Cherry Creek. The project, located near the corner of Iliff Avenue and Parker Road in Denver, consists of 328 apartment units within two buildings, two parking structures, lower level retail/restaurant space, a clubhouse with gameroom, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center with an internet cafe and espresso bar, and a swimming pool and spa with a waterfall. The project began in June 2009. Phase II of the project is scheduled to be complete in early 2011.
Meghan Bodah Joins JHL Constructors
Meghan Bodah recently joined JHL Constructors as the new Marketing & Business Development Coordinator. Bodah will manage proposals and all internal/external marketing. Bodah earned her Bachelor’s degree in construction management at Colorado State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
JHL Completes Cimarron Middle School in Parker, Colorado
JHL recently completed this 132,000 square foot new middle school in Parker, Colorado. The school includes a full service kitchen, art rooms, computer rooms, media center, consumer family studies kitchen, science labs, theater room, band room, choir room, a gymnasium, and an ice storage mechanical system.
JHL is Selected for Aurora Hills Middle School
JHL was selected by Aurora Public Schools to build the new Aurora Hills Middle School. Construction will begin later this year with a completion in the Fall of 2011.
Brad Schmahl Promoted to Vice President of Office Operations
Brad Schmahl has been promoted to Vice President of Office Operations for JHL Constructors, Inc. Brad joined JHL in 2001 in the capacity of project engineer and in 2003 was promoted to project manager. He is a graduate from Colorado State University’s School of Construction Management where he continues to mentor current students. Brad’s responsibilities are to oversee all day to day office operations as well as the marketing department.
JHL Selected For Re-Commissioning Willard Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder
JHL has been awarded the Willard Hall Re-Commissioning project at the University of Colorado Boulder. The project includes over 92,000 square feet of renovation. Construction will begin later this year with a completion date of August 2011.
JHL is now a Blue Level Member in the CHASE Program
JHL is now recognized as a Blue Level member of the federally recognized AGC/OSHA C.H.A.S.E. (Construction Health and Safety Excellence) partnership program. This program recognizes JHL’s commitment to safety. For more information on this program, click on this link: http://www.agccolorado.org/site/publisher/files/safety/CHASE_Agreement.pdf