Colorado Association of School Boards
Welcome To The 81st Annual Convention!

About JHL Constructors

JHL Constructors is a Colorado company, 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. The core focus of JHL’s business is building schools. It is what we do best 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

Project Experience

BEST Grant


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


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


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


This 34,000 square foot central kitchen features a loading dock with a fresh food processing area for deliveries from local farms, three food prep areas, over 7,000 square feet 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.

Highlands Elementary School

Erie, CO


This new 68,000 square foot 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.


Littleton, CO


This project is a new 25,000 square foot Career and Technical Education facility, located on the Dakota Ridge High School Campus. This school will expand the Warren Tech system and provide a unique set of program offerings to tailor customized learning experiences for students. The South Campus will allow Warren Tech to better meet the needs of students in the southern part of Jeffco’s district, while expanding the overall mission and career pathways currently offered at the North and Central campuses. Warren Tech South will offer Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Audio Production, Aviation Technology, Hospitality & Event Management, Live Sound & Event Production, Physical Therapy, and Video Production.


Castle Rock, CO


The innovative facility sits on a 14.9-acre campus in the heart of Castle Rock. The campus is a one-of-a-kind education building that forms a cross-partnership between Arapahoe Community College, Colorado State University, Douglas County School District, Town of Castle Rock, and several local Colorado businesses. Applied learning areas for Cyber Security, Secure Software Development, Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Health Care are paired with industry partners to develop hands-on experience for students and relationships with businesses and professionals in the South-Metro and Denver-Metro area. To solidify the associations with surrounding businesses, the campus features multiple leased spaces within the building, as well as a Community Room, a Maker Space, administrative support space, and adjoining outdoor spaces for events.

Cherry Creek Innovation Campus

Englewood, CO


This 117,000 square foot career-focused campus includes of a variety of learning environments and social spaces from traditional classrooms for instruction, to more intense labs and industry-specific spaces that support real-world training or trade certification programs. The campus supports different pathways for students to explore potential careers or college degrees, including advanced manufacturing, business services, culinary/hospitality, health services, infrastructure engineering, IT/STEAM, and transportation.


Boulder, CO


This new campus serves as the operations headquarters for all BVSD’s Transportation needs: dispatch, training, maintenance, storage, washing, and fueling. The project included 11 acres of buildings and bus parking, a 52,000 square foot maintenance facility with office space, a 3,000 square foot bus wash facility, and a diesel and propane fueling station with canopy. The site included over 150,000 CY of import to fill the site above 100-year flood stage levels, large new storm/water/sanitary utility package, in ground diesel fuel storage, on site diesel fueling island and fully enclosed automated large vehicle wash building. Almost all the 11 acres were concrete or asphalt paved for large vehicle storage and parking. The maintenance facility included 40’ tall exterior pre-cast walls, 120’ clear span Vulcraft joist, in-floor slab radiant heat, trench drain systems with shake on hardener/topical densifier, large vehicle maintenance bays and entry doors, chassis wash, vehicle lift systems, jib cranes, vehicle exhaust systems, maintenance pits, fluid distribution system, parts wash station, used fluid waste storage, parts storage, administration support and training spaces. The overall building design met the energy performance requirements and design requirements for LEED Silver Certification.