Ben began his career at JHL after completing his degree in Construction Management at Colorado State University and currently serves as President & CEO. He is responsible for the overall success of the organization and ensures that JHL’s performance fully exceeds the expectations of our clients, industry partners, and our family of committed team members. He is focused on a future driven by sustainable growth and innovation while ensuring that JHL never waivers from its culture and founding principles. He provides oversight across all JHL projects and operations, and works closely with the Leadership Team to develop and implement JHL’s vision and strategic direction. Ben is a primary shareholder, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.Years In The Industry 18+ Education / Training Bachelor of Science - Construction Management, Colorado State University Favorite Projects Denver Rescue Mission Lawrence Street Community Center, Dillon Amphitheater, Legend High School, Cherry Creek Innovation Campus Professional Organizations AGC Colorado Community Involvement Denver Rescue Mission, Homes for Our Troops, City Year Denver, Chanda Plan Foundation Favorite Pastime / Hobby Sporting Clays, Long Range Rifle, Skiing, Anything Outdoors! Favorite Artist Eric Church Most Interesting Place Traveled Shanghai Words to Live By Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Jeff is a graduate of the Construction Management program at Colorado State University. He has continued his education over the years with the AGC Executive Leadership Academy and many other continuing education activities. Jeff’s project experience includes a wide variety of projects in healthcare, K-12 education, higher education, and mixed-use. Throughout his 20+ year career, Jeff has held positions across nearly all ranks of preconstruction and construction operations. As Vice President, Jeff leads JHL’s Operations team and is focused on innovation and execution strategy, to deliver first-class results with absolute reliability.Years In The Industry 20+ Education / Training Bachelor of Science - Construction Management, Colorado State University Professional Organizations AGC Community Involvement / Volunteer Activities Blue Ribbon Charter School Board of Directors Favorite Project Skyridge Evergreen Building and Parking Garage – it was tough! What I Like Best About JHL Great people here and we are all pulling the same direction! Favorite Pastime / Hobby Golf, exercise, napping Drink Of Choice Ginger Ale (sometimes with something else in it) Favorite Artist Eric Church Favorite Restaurant / Food Give me tacos! Words To Live By Complexity is the enemy of execution. Secret Talent Cartwheels with my daughters.
Mario is a Construction Management program graduate with a degree from Colorado State University. His 18+ year career has focused on K-12 Education, as such, he has completed over 2.5 million square feet of educational work across Colorado ranging from small interior renovations to large ground-up school campuses. Mario is a former Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Board Member and is actively involved in the Association for Learning Environments and Colorado School Plant Managers Association. As Vice President, Mario focuses on operations, client relations, professional development of JHL’s invaluable team members, and company-wide strategic initiatives.Years in the Industry 18+ Education / Training Bachelor of Science - Construction Management, Colorado State University Professional Organizations A4LE Member, Cherry Creek Schools Foundation (Past Board Member) What I Like Best About JHL It’s more than just a job to the people here. We are all a family working toward a common goal to ensure we deliver the absolute best experience for our clients. Favorite Pastime / Hobby Spending time outside with my family hiking, snowshoeing, and paddle boarding. First Car 1990 Toyota Truck Drink of Choice Moscow Mule Favorite Food Bacon Wrapped Filet Most Interesting Place Traveled Switzerland Words To Live By "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson
Robert is a graduate of Montana State University where he received a degree in Construction Engineering with an emphasis in heavy civil construction. He has worked in various roles throughout his career, including Project Engineer, Scheduling Engineer, Quality Manager, Superintendent, Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager, Project Executive, and now Vice President. With his vast experience in large civil/infrastructure projects as well as select growth markets, he has been instrumental in JHL’s diversification in transportation, water/wastewater, self-perform earthwork & utilities, federal, and mining. As Vice President, Robert oversees our civil/infrastructure business unit, provides oversight to self-performed work, and takes part in company-wide strategic planning and initiatives.Years In The Industry 20+ Education / Training Bachelor of Science - Construction Engineering, Montana State University Favorite Project Summit County Medical Campus; this project was early on in my career and I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by great leadership on a very complicated project and what was considered a remote location at the time. I was given the leeway to take on many scopes of work and this gave me valuable experience that I use daily in my career. What I Like Best About JHL JHL is constantly working to cultivate a culture where you are rooting and supporting all your team members and peers to be as successful as possible. Favorite Pastime / Hobby During my younger years, I really enjoyed fly fishing. Growing up on the White River in Meeker, Colorado and then continuing my education in Bozeman, Montana, I was able to enjoy the peacefulness, beauty, and relaxation that I think only fly fishing can provide. Drink Of Choice Miller Lite Favorite Song Hotel California, Eagles Words To Live By Bite off more then you can chew and chew it.
David moved from Oklahoma to Colorado Springs upon completion of his BS in Construction Management at Oklahoma State University. He began his career working as a construction claims consultant with an emphasis on schedule analysis. Following consulting work, he progressively moved through positions in construction project management, project estimating, preconstruction/design phase services, estimating management, and project procurement. His 24+ year career has been primarily in the Denver Metro and Colorado area, with leadership positions in Shanghai, China and European Union markets. Prior to joining JHL, David consulted with local Netherlands construction companies and held a leadership role with the launch of the European division of a US based company. As Vice President, David oversees JHL’s preconstruction, business development, and marketing groups, and collaborates with the leadership team in company-wide strategic planning and initiatives.Years In The Industry 24+ Education / Training Bachelor of Science - Construction Management, Oklahoma State University Professional Organizations DBIA What I Like Best About JHL The infectious energy! Favorite Pastime / Hobby Travel, skiing and cycling Drink of Choice Manhattan First Car Honda Prelude Favorite Artist Van Gogh Most Interesting Place Traveled Bhutan The Superpower I Would Want Teleportation Words To Live By Learning is a prerequisite to leadership.
Cory graduated with honors from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture degree. He began his construction career as an intern and has worked his way through the ranks to his current position of Director of Field Operations (DFO). As the DFO, Cory manages Superintendents, Foreman, Carpenters, Laborers, and other craft labor to ensure effective and efficient field management of all active JHL jobsites. Cory currently serves on the Associated General Contractors of Colorado Safety Council.Years In The Industry 20+ Education / Training Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture - University of Colorado Boulder / OSHA 30-Hour; First Aid / CPR; Stormwater Management Favorite Project Parker Senior Living Campus and Cherokee Trail High School Professional Organizations AGC Fire Safety Task Force, Associated General Contractors of Colorado Safety Council Community Involvement St. Baldrick’s Foundation What I Like Best About JHL The team is a family! Favorite Pastime / Hobby Anything outdoors – camping, fishing, hiking, shooting, etc. Drink Of Choice Whiskey First Car 1977 Chevy Truck Favorite Artists N’Sync or Backstreet Boys so hard to choose! (Joking) Gary Allan Secret Talent Musician/Singer/Songwriter; I play three different instruments, piano, guitar, and trumpet. The Superpower I Would Want Super Strength Words To Live By “Always pass on what you have learned.” - Yoda
Mike has over 30 years of financial management experience. He holds a Masters Degree in Taxation from Colorado State University and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University. He has spent the majority of his career in construction and real estate development and enjoys the constant challenges associated with the industry. Mike oversees the finance, IT, human resources and business administration departments of JHL and assists with overall strategic planning by developing financial models and implementing key initiatives that support the long-term sustainable advancement of JHL.Years in the Industry 30+ Education / Training CPA, Bachelors in Accounting, Masters in Taxation Favorite Pastime / Hobby Fly fishing and brewing beer What He Likes Best About JHL The people Words to Live By The grass is always greener where you water it.