Colorado Association of School Executives
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About JHL Constructors

JHL Constructors is Colorado based and Colorado focused, with over 35 years in business. JHL is 100% employee-owned and operated with one office location in Centennial, Colorado. Our project experience ranges from small interior renovations and tenant improvements to large ground-up projects. Building educational facilities is at our roots as an organization and is stated very clearly in our mission of ‘Building Colorado’s Future’, which speaks to our passion for creating the highest quality buildings and learning environments for students. Working with our team, you can be assured that you are working with the best school builders in Colorado. We provide top quality construction and preconstruction services, including conceptual cost modeling, value engineering, construction management/general contractor services, and design/build services.

Key Personnel

Experience

BEST Grant

BEST GRANT SCHOOLS

JHL has been committed to the BEST Program since its inception in 2008. Since then, we have helped 14 schools with BEST Grant Funding, have completed $200M+ in BEST Grant projects in the past ten years, and have assisted in numerous master plans/grant applications. Through this experience, we understand the budget and schedule challenges inherent in every BEST project. We have the knowledge and experience to deliver a project on time and within the fixed budget.

 

Thompson CTE / Ferguson High School

Loveland, CO

THOMPSON SCHOOL DISTRICT

This project included the conversion of the existing 1967 Van Buren Elementary building to accommodate Ferguson High School and a new career in technical education program. Scope included a 35,000 square foot renovation and a 25,000 square foot addition.

 

Explore PK-8

Thornton, CO

MAPLETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Explore PK-8 was built on the historic Carlson Family Ranch in Thornton. This new school is a replacement facility carrying forward the existing expeditionary learning curriculum. Mapleton School District was very grateful that the Carlson’s sold the land to the District and established a design goal that the building pay homage to the land’s history. The design elements of a ranch and ranch house were incorporated into the design of the school, including front and back porches with rocking chairs, paddocks (protected outdoor areas), barn and barn doors, a reading silo, a garden to table farm area, and a tree lined entry.

Central Kitchen and Education Center

Boulder, CO

BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

This 34,000 SF central kitchen features a loading dock with a fresh food processing area for deliveries from local farms, three food prep areas, over 7,000 SF of dry, refrigerated, and frozen food storage, a blast chill area, and administrative spaces. An on site café serves scratch-cooked, locally sourced meals to the public and campus staff. The facility accommodates the ‘No Student Hungry’ bag program with a dedicated area for bag assembly, as well as conference space to host nutrition education and food literacy classes. Future plans include a teaching kitchen for cooking classes, special events, and seminars. The Education Center portion of the project includes demolition of the east wing, a new two-story structure, and complete renovation of the remainder of the facility.

Southlawn Elementary School

Commerce City, CO

Brighton 27J

This 39,500 SF single-story prototype school is set to be a phased project that will include common school amenities, special rooms, art and music rooms, and a gymnasium. The school will also have multiple playgrounds and a synthetic turf field.

See our construction progress here.

Highlands Elementary School

Erie, CO

This new 69,000 SF elementary school features an architectural character honoring the history of the area: mining, agriculture, and prairie landscape. Classroom pods include large garage doors and operable partitions for flexibility. The site includes an outdoor classroom, outdoor science hub and a nature walk trail.