Colorado Association of School Boards
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About JHL Constructors

JHL Constructors is a Colorado company, with over 32 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

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.


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.


Aurora, CO


The original Mrachek Middle School was constructed in 1975 as an open classroom concept design without windows and interior walls to separate rooms. The design created a noisy classroom environment and didn’t provide students with an optimal learning experience. In November 2016, Aurora voters approved a $300 million bond program that included replacing the school. In addition to the bond funds, APS received a $16 million grant from the Colorado Department of Education’s Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Program. The new school is a two-story 130,000 square foot building with separate learning communities for each grade level. The plans were developed in consultation with a design advisory group that included parents, community members, and school staff. The new building serves 1,000 students and opened Fall 2018.


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.


Denver, CO


This new PK-6 school provides 60,500 square feet of layered learning spaces for the expeditionary learning curriculum. The replacement school was built on the occupied 1950s campus. The new facility features aesthetics responding to the heritage of the people in the area, which was historically home to a Colorado mining community. Natural and sustainable materials, as well as direct connections to the outdoors and daylight, were high priorities for the District and community. Throughout the school are open, collaborative and flexible spaces connecting the various programs. Covered porches with sloped metal roofs and dormer windows give an inviting quality, welcoming the community to their new home. The art room space is filled with daylight and features a 2nd story art patio for classes. With outdoor spaces being a priority for the community, a new playfield, walking paths, and playground were integrated into the campus.


Erie / Mead, CO


This project included work on two different occupied high school campuses. Both campuses added new, two-story, 31,000 square foot additions to the north sides of each building. The new spaces accommodate an Aerospace Academy at Erie High School, an Energy Lab at Mead High School, and career exploration centers, classrooms, and small study spaces at each campus. Existing classroom spaces were renovated into 21st Century learning spaces to facilitate new curriculum and 7,000 square foot additions were added onto the south side of each building to accommodate new programming.


Parker, CO


This project included a new 260,000 square foot structural masonry and steel high school. The school included a 23,500 square foot gymnasium with bleachers and a mezzanine section to accommodate the entire school population of 1,800, a 4,000 square foot wrestling/auxiliary gym, a 4,000 square foot fitness/weight room, and 9,500 square feet of locker/training rooms. The facility also included a career and technology center with a medical wing, green house wing, and an electrician/manufacturing wing. Site improvements included an artificial turf football field, a running track, two baseball/softball fields, a soccer field, a concession stand, two press boxes, and maintenance buildings.