leadership team

Haselden’s daily operations are led by our Company President & Chief Executive Officer, Byron Haselden, and supported by the Executive Leadership Team, a seasoned group of construction experts. Collectively, they bring more than 150 years of industry expertise and knowledge to oversee the company which exceeded $400 million in revenue in 2018.

Byron Haselden

Byron Haselden

Chief Executive Officer and President; Member, Board of Directors

Haselden’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Byron also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He assesses the Company’s strategic direction and monitors the performance in its core competencies while also managing key current and potential owner relationships. Byron is continuously exploring new ways to improve and enhance the services Haselden offers to its customers. The two-plus decades of construction management experience he brings to his leadership role provide a unique perspective and depth of experience that enable him to relate to clients and employees alike. Byron began as a laborer and has held positions in virtually every aspect of construction management, including the role of Vice President of Preconstruction.

David Lueders

David Lueders

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer; Member, Board of Directors

David leads Haselden’s Corporate Services Center of Excellence, which creates business efficiencies across all departments that benefit our clients. He works closely with our CEO, COO, and President / Chief Executive Officer to give direction and oversight in the areas of finance, accounting, information technology, and safety. David addresses enterprise-wide areas of business risk associated with the Haselden’s interests including financial, operational, strategic, and contractual. He also plays a vital role in Haselden’s Real Estate Development endeavors.

Troy Schroeder

Troy Schroeder

Chief Financial Officer; Member, Board of Directors

Troy focuses on the financial health of Haselden Construction. His four major functions as CFO are financial oversight, management of external financial partners, provision of executive presence within the business community, and cultivation of internal strategic partnerships with all of Haselden’s Centers of Excellence and Operations. Troy is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado and is member of the Colorado Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, and the Construction Financial Managers Association.

J.J. Rams

J.J. Rams

President - Wyoming Division; Vice President

J.J. oversees Haselden’s operations in Wyoming, where our company maintains two offices. As Vice President in charge of Business Development, he is responsible for overseeing project procurement throughout the company. In his nearly 25-year career, J.J. has managed major public and private projects totaling more than $1 billion in value, including extensive mountain resort and municipal construction work.

Derek Oliver

Derek Oliver

Vice President; Division Manager - Wyoming

As Vice President, Derek works closely with Byron Haselden overseeing management of the company as well as providing guidance and insight to our Preconstruction Department. As Division Manager, Derek provides oversight and leadership to Haselden’s Wyoming office in Laramie. Derek ensures that each of the project goals and objectives are identified for all team members and that every project retains the necessary resources and support required for all team members to be successful.

Neil Sharples

Neil Sharples

Vice President

As Vice President in charge of Operations, Neil is responsible for the success of every Haselden project from inception through completion by overseeing our strategic initiatives of “Plan and Execute.” He helps ensure seamless transition between the preconstruction and construction phases of a project. Neil’s extensive and richly diverse construction portfolio is reinforced by more than 41 years of construction experience. His completed projects include complex infrastructure, residential, mixed-use, hotel / resort, and commercial and institutional projects, covering both new construction and renovations within occupied facilities.

Jarrod Fugate

Jarrod Fugate

Vice President

Jarrod is responsible for the overall management, project procurement, and operations supervision of Haselden’s On-Call and Self-Perform Divisions. He ensures that all Haselden systems, procedures, and policies are properly implemented in accordance with the requirements of the project. He provides oversight and aids in coordination of projects’ activities and goals to ensure the project is completed in accordance with owner objectives.

Haselden Construction’s Board of Directors

Haselden's board of directors

From left to right: Troy Schroeder, Chief Financial Officer – Haselden Construction; Ed Haselden, Board Chairman – Haselden Construction; Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of CSU Global Campus; Mike Haselden, Vice-Chairman of the Board – Haselden Construction; Byron Haselden, Chief Executive Officer & President – Haselden Construction; David Lueders, Executive Vice President & Chief Administration Officer – Haselden Construction; George Little, Chief Executive Officer – HDR, Inc.

Haselden Construction’s Board of Directors is an advisory board working closely with the company’s Executive Leadership Team to ensure sound business decisions are being made. The board provides recommendations and support on how the firm recruits, trains and develops their team members as well as ensures the company maintains a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Key members of the board include the three Haselden brothers, Ed, Mike and Byron, the second generation of leadership in the Haselden family.

Self-Perform Capabilities

Self-performing work to better serve our clients is a concept upon which Haselden was founded. As the decades have rolled on, we have added more areas of discipline to our portfolio, each reflecting the elements that add the most value to project performance. Haselden employs more than 200 craft workers in the Rocky Mountain region, specifically to execute self-perform work for our customers.

Self-performing offers our clients substantial benefits. It allows us to quickly identify and solve challenges, implement action plans as necessary, and significantly reduce or eliminate subcontractor change orders and/or delays. By self-performing essential work, Haselden also maintains better control of the schedule and sets the standard of craftsmanship for the entire construction project.

The requirements of both the project and the client are analyzed on a case-by-case basis to determine which self-perform work would be most beneficial to the project. Certain self-performed services, such as BIM coordination for MEP trades, are nearly always recommended because of their high value to every project.

 

Elements of work we are able to self-perform include:

  • Erosion Control
  • Infection Control
  • Demolition
  • Saw-Cutting/Core Drilling
  • Earthwork
  • Structural Excavation
  • Site Layout/Surveying
  • Building Concrete
  • Building Flatwork
  • Epoxy Coated Floors
  • Polished Concrete Floors
  • Site Concrete
  • Limited Scope Structural Steel Supply & Install
  • Miscellaneous Metals
  • Building Masonry
  • Framing & Drywall
  • Rough and Finish Carpentry
  • Casework
  • Thermal Barrier Installation
  • Installation of Doors, Frames, & Hardware
  • Acoustical Ceilings
  • Installation of Specialty Items
Self-Perform: Earthwork

Earthwork is an important part of all new construction projects and many renovation projects. Haselden’s Self-Perform Earthwork team can take care of all of your earthwork needs including site demolition and asphalt removal, small-scale excavation, soil correction, channel work (including riprap and boulder placement, as well as drop structures), site survey, and erosion control.

Collaborating with the other subcontractors and fostering strong relationships with them is a crucial part of our process; we all need to succeed to ultimately make your project successful.

Self-Perform: Concrete

Whether your project is using a slab, caissons, foundation columns, or foundation walls, concrete literally lays the foundation for your project. Thirty years ago, Haselden realized that a great way to help ensure our customers’ projects’ success, both financially and from a schedule perspective, was to perform this service for them, ensuring quality, timeliness, and fiscal responsibility. It also sets an example from the very start as to what level of quality and commitment we expect from our subcontractors.

Concrete can be a tricky business – the right mix, the right weather, and the right contractor all have to come together perfectly to make for a successful project. We work hand-in-hand with the subs that install our rebar—as well as sometimes installing it ourselves (we have dedicated rebar installers on staff)—and closely monitor the quality of our pours through continuously evolving systems. As technology and knowledge advances, there is always room to learn and improve, and at Haselden we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of that influx of information.

No Limits

While we are a Haselden company, we are not limited to working on Haselden jobs. We’d love to bid on your upcoming project. Our concrete team is 30 people strong and growing! Building concrete or site concrete, the Denver Metro area, mountains, Western Slope, or Wyoming – Haselden is your Rocky Mountain Region concrete company.

Safety

We require all team members to have OSHA 10-hour certification, and all supervisors to have OSHA 30-hour certification, as well as take fall protection training and rigging/signaling training. We also offer forklift and leadership training.

Quality

Our team uses multiple methods to ensure we turn out a quality project. Our concrete team works closely with our Virtual Design & Construction Department which provides building information models to confirm dimensions on plans and provide clash detection. From checklists and placement tracking to the strong relationships we have with our materials suppliers, we understand that each facet of a project is significant.

Self-Perform: Interiors

Haselden offers many different self-perform trades for interiors which allows us to meet all of your project needs. These trades include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Selective Demolition
  • Framing & Drywall
  • Painting
  • Rough & Finish Carpentry
  • Installation of Doors, Frames, & Hardware
  • Acoustical Ceilings

Our growing team is both diverse and talented, allowing us to take on small to medium-sized interiors jobs as either a stand-alone project or to provide support for another subcontractor.

We pride ourselves on being able to create and maintain strategic partnerships by teaming with other interior subcontractors, enabling us to be flexible in our ability to meet virtually any schedule demands.

Throughout every project we are guided by Haselden’s core values and maintain our focus on safety, quality, relationships, and fulfilling our customers’ needs completely.

Self-Perform: Miscellaneous Metals

Haselden’s miscellaneous metals team doesn’t just work on Haselden jobs.

Though it began as a department to enhance and support Haselden projects, our miscellaneous metals group now provides services for external clients. From structural elements like embeds and bollards to decorative railings to utilitarian trailers and construction equipment repairs, our team can handle it all.

Real Estate Development

Over the past 17 years, Haselden has brought proven technical expertise to bear on real estate development, creating a host of carefully considered, thoughtfully managed, and successfully implemented real estate projects. Our experience in development and construction spans the multi-family, Class A office space, hospitality, senior living, healthcare, laboratory, and education markets.

Haselden seeks opportunities to team as core investors and builders on proven enterprises. We maintain a small number of projects so that each receives the direct attention of our principals. Our strategy has resulted in a continuous string of successful projects.

Haselden’s development capabilities include all aspects of deal evaluation, pro-forma development and review, soft and hard cost budgeting, entitlements, design review and evaluation, design team management, construction team management, processing of project invoicing, contingency management, and overall schedule preparation and management. We are also able to provide and source capital. Haselden’s experienced group of development professionals have strong relationships with the city building officials to ensure that entitlements and permitting stay within the schedule parameters of the project.

From conception to execution, Haselden has a proven track record of successful development projects and we continue to focus our resources on growing this aspect of our business through strategic alliances and a disciplined approach to the entire process.

Virtual Design & Construction

At Haselden, our in-house virtual design and construction team creates value for your project through the ability to foresee risk through coordination of systems, 4D simulation, 5D estimates, and constructability reviews. Our process includes developing a virtual model using BIM (building information modeling) technologies that allow us to: understand constructability issues; identify and resolve interferences through clash detection; improve building quality; and plan and sequence construction efficiently. This enables us to reduce requests for information (RFIs), reduce field change orders and their resulting cost and schedule impacts, and ultimately enhance construction processes.

Haselden’s VDC department is fully adept at using the most current technology in the marketplace and strives to understand workflows and processes for the lifecycle of a project in order to provide the most value to the project team. In essence, we become managers of the building information models, collecting models from design teams, subcontractors, fabricators, and specialty trades, some of which include concrete, steel, MEP, fire protection, and millwork, to ensure all plans come together cohesively. We then import model data into robotic layout equipment, allowing us to increase productivity in the field, enhance quality of installation, and ensure the precise and well-coordinated information in the model is transferred to the final product in the field. Additionally, Haselden has a full-time self-perform concrete team who prepares 3D shop drawings, lift drawings, and formwork drawings, as well as coordinates all openings and embeds. This enables our self-perform crew to operate as a high-performing team, eliminating waste through BIM technologies, and managing schedule and productivity.

Other VDC / BIM benefits include:

  • Providing second verification of quantities resulting in less waste, more accurate estimates, and immediate identification of quantity changes allowing for faster bid modification
  • Providing early constructability reviews
  • Familiarizing superintendent(s) with the building prior to commencement of construction
  • Acquainting trade partners with our standards and the level of detail we desire from them
Sustainability

Since our inception, Haselden has been committed to minimizing the impacts of our construction on the environment.

Our long-standing presence in the Rocky Mountain region has created a sensitivity to building on sites where construction can have an impact the mature trees, wildlife and water sources making these areas special.

As energy conservation and the impacts of the built environment on our energy resources have become a national priority, Haselden developed extensive expertise in sustainable construction.

Our leadership in sustainable building practices began in 2002 when we completed one of the first LEED®-certified schools in the nation. Since that time, we have become experts in helping clients maximize LEED® points within their project budgets to reach the highest LEED® certification level possible.

Haselden is on the cutting edge of sustainable projects in the states of Colorado and Wyoming and throughout the Western United States. We’re especially proud of our work for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Department of Energy (DOE).

Continuous Improvement

At Haselden, we are passionate about incorporating Lean practices into our everyday work.

The goal is to reduce or remove inefficiencies in work flow — whether that be on our job sites or within our offices.

Using techniques from the Lean Construction Institute’s Last Planner SystemTM (LPS), we engage owner representatives, designers and subcontractors in the development of project schedules that aim to create reliable workflow.

On a typical project, the entire project team collaboratively creates plans for each phase or segment of work, identifying constraints or prerequisites that must be satisfied for work to be completed as planned. Each team member is asked to make commitments — and to keep them — to improve reliability and stability for the good of the project.

Haselden’s experience with using techniques of the LPS has proven that the system exposes inefficiencies in the construction process and helps a team work quickly to make improvements. The system encourages open communication and continuous learning for the benefit of an entire team. By using the LPS, the team develops relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.

A Great Builder
Why does Haselden Construction have a reputation as A Great Builder in Colorado and one of the top employers in Denver, Colorado?

At Haselden Construction, we take great pride in the atmosphere that we have created. We are a family-oriented company that is successful because we are inclusive, a fun place to work, and we listen to feedback from our team members! That has earned us a Top Workplace ranking from The Denver Post four years running. Our team approach is a winning method for providing great service and enriching the lives of our exceptional team members in Colorado (Denver, Fort Collins, and Glenwood Springs) and in Wyoming.

What methods does Haselden use to provide superior construction in Colorado and Wyoming?

Haselden employs techniques such as prefabrication, lean construction, virtual design and construction, and enhanced constructability reviews, as well as a dedicated quality control manager that works with the teams, to ensure projects reach their full potential for success.

What construction markets does Haselden work in?

Our Wyoming and Denver construction projects span a wide variety of markets including: K-12 education facilities, restaurants, hospitality, gaming, healthcare, senior living, higher education, government, office spaces, parking structures, cultural venues, and worship spaces.

Does Haselden work only on large projects?

Although Haselden is known for building large scale projects like ground-up hospitals and hotels, we are also well-versed in smaller projects. Our dedicated On-Call Team specializes in smaller, quick-turnaround projects and understands the unique attention these jobs require.

How does Haselden provide stellar service to clients in two states?

As a general contractor in the Front Range, having our headquarters in the Denver area provides a great home-base for many of our projects. Our projects in the northern region of the state are served from our Fort Collins office, our mountain projects from our office in Glenwood Springs, and our Wyoming projects from our Laramie office.

What are some of the challenges to being a top construction company in Denver?

One of the biggest challenges we face as, do many Colorado construction companies, is finding great team members. We have a superior environment to work in, but the unemployment rate in Colorado is one of the lowest in the nation. In addition, construction in Colorado is strong. So, the demand for construction jobs in Colorado is high. The way we combat this is by making Haselden a great place to work.

How does Haselden Construction show support for the communities it works in?

Haselden has always be very involved in the Denver, Colorado area. In our 45+ years in business as a Denver construction company we have always focused on giving back to the communities where we live and engage as a contractor. Supporting organizations like Homes For Our Troops and Extreme Community Makeover are great examples of our team members coming together to make a difference.

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