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THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2014 • 5
The
Constructors’
Voice
2014
22Congratulations to the 
2012 CCA-CDOT 
Project Management 
Award Winners
25CCA Mobilizes to Assist with 
Colorado Flooding
By Jim Moody
CCA’s Director of 
Owner-Agency Relations
26The Funding Crisis 
Facing the CDOT
By Don Hunt
31West Central SBTRC Stepping 
Up toDeliver Capable 
Subcontractors
By Lavonne Stathes 
Project Director, Small Business 
Transportation Resource Center
33Colorado Contractors Trust 
Announces Flat Rates for 2014 … 
Except for Obamacare Fees!
By Bradley A. Herzog
Health Plan Director
Contractors Health Trust
35Your Association Staff
By Kelly Lehto, Executive Assistant, 
and Donna Murphy, 
Accounting Services
37CCA Members Step Up to Address 
the Massive Damage from the 
Flood of 2013
By Tony Milo
40Business Card Exchange
42Index of Advertisers/
Advertiser.com
72013 President
Investing in the Road Ahead
By Ben Vagher
8Meet the 2014 President
CCA Set to Focus on Attracting a 
New Generation of Workers
By Richard Ledezma
9Executive Director’s Message
CCA Constantly Evolving to Meet the 
Changing Needs of its Membership
By Tony Milo
102013 Association Council Chairman
2013 — A Good Year for Associates!
By Steve Bruskivage
11Meet the 2014 
AssociateCouncil Chairman
Ready for the Rebound?
By Don Appleby
13Membership has its Privileges
By Laura Driver
CCA Director of Communications
142013 Legislative Session Brings 
Some Good News for Contractors 
in Colorado
By David Foster, Mary Marchun and 
Jeannie Vanderburg
19Where Have All of the Construction 
Workers Gone?
By Terry Kish
CCA Director of Safety and 
Workforce Development
21The Construction Workforce 
Foundation of Colorado: Successes 
and Challenges
By Mike Rooney
Construction Workforce 
Foundation of Colorado Chairman 
General Manager of 
Worldwide Rental Services
Table of Contents
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THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2014 • 7
Investing in the Road Ahead
O
ur theme for the 2014 Colorado Contractors Association Convention and Expo is 
Investing in the Road Ahead. This theme means much more than just investing 
dollars into our heavy highway infrastructure here in Colorado. We need to look at the 
bigger picture and correct some of the big issues that are impacting our great nation, which in 
turn impact our state and our industry, preventing us from that much needed Investment.
We should all agree that we are fortunate to live in a great country where all men are 
considered to be created equal with rights from God not government. This country was 
designed by our founding fathers with principles that include individual rights, property rights, 
and the role of a limited government.
Having said that, we are at a pivotal time in our nation’s history where America faces 
a number of serious challenges, including unacceptable low economic growth, high 
unemployment, unsustainable budget deficits, issues with Obamacare, unfunded entitlement 
programs, complicated tax codes, the need for good immigration reform, out of control 
regulations, and a deteriorating infrastructure. At the same time political paralysis has gripped 
this nation, leaving Americans wondering if our political institutions are capable of solving these 
major issues.
Restoring America’s economic strength has to be this nation’s top priority, and our business 
community has a special obligation to step forward and play an important role as a source of 
economic growth, job creation and infrastructure investments. Our industry has to be one of 
those major players. In order to do our part, we need good public policies, limited government 
regulations, and adequate funding sources to set the stage for a strong and sustained 
expansion of our infrastructure.
America’s challenges are daunting but they are not insurmountable. Successfully addressing 
them will require, sacrifice, imagination, strong leadership, and above all, limited government 
that was put into place by our founding fathers. The ability to put aside partisan politics and 
ideology to deal with our major challenges has been one of our nation’s greatest strengths 
and we need to restore that culture. We need to rebuild confidence and reduce uncertainty 
by repairing our nation’s balance sheet and unlock the private business sector by removing 
barriers for growth and prosperity. The results would create strong economic expansion that 
would result in a bright future for us and our children.
I am truly humbled that I had the opportunity to be your president of the Colorado Contractor 
Association for 2013 and be a part of an elite group of business operatives. I would first like to 
thank the founding fathers and all of the past presidents who have dedicated time, talent and 
treasures to this association. The vision that was created and carried out by all these great 
men and women is impressive and continues to make this a great industry that plays such an 
important role in our beautiful state.
As president you have the opportunity and obligation to work closely with the CCA 
staff. From my experience, we are fortunate to have the strong leadership of Tony Milo and 
the dedication and commitment of his staff. We are well represented and respected within 
our industry.
The president also has the responsibility of being the chairman of the Board of Directors for 
CCA. This is where a lot of the heavy lifting is done, making important decisions on the future 
direction of this industry. The talent level and dedication from each board member is impressive 
and, to play a leadership role with such colleagues is quite an honor. I thank you for your strong 
contribution to this industry.
There is no question that this has been a challenging year for our association and 
industry, but every year has its challenges. I now challenge you to continue to do your part 
to keep this country great. It is time to invest in America’s future — time for Investing in 
the Road Ahead.
2013 President
Our business 
community 
has a special 
obligation to step 
forward and play 
an important 
role as a source 
of economic 
growth, job 
creation and 
infrastructure 
investments.
BYBENVAGHER, 2013 CCA PRESIDENT
By Ben Vagher
President, Vagher 
Investments LLC
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CCA Set to Focus on Attracting a 
New Generation of Workers
By Richard Ledezma
Jalisco International, Inc.
A
s we begin to come out of the very long recession that has battered our industry for the last 
five years, the CCA Board of Directors recognizes that we are very quickly encountering a 
new crisis as work slowly begins to increase. The shortage of workers in our industry is 
quickly becoming one of the number one concerns of CCA members.
CCA and AGC of Colorado are embarking this year on finding a way to implement an exciting and 
innovative program here in Colorado called GO BUILD™. The GO BUILD program focuses on speaking 
to a new generation of workers and attracting them to our industry.
Facing a Crisis in Workforce Development
Meeting the demand for a highly skilled workforce in the building crafts trades is a national 
crisis that becomes more severe each day. America’s construction crafts workforce is aging and 
there simply are not enough young people entering the craft trades. Today, nearly one-third of all 
construction craftsmen are over the age of 50 — and the average age is increasing every year. Unless 
something is done to attract younger people to the construction trades, the nation will face severe 
problems in any effort to build and maintain its infrastructure.
Collaborating to Solve the Problem
Recognizing the problem ahead for the nation, American Workforce Development Initiative (AWDI) 
was formed as a non-profit corporation to address this issue by educating the public regarding the 
construction trades in a labor-neutral manner. AWDI’s board is currently made up of representatives 
of the National Building Trades Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and national 
construction users.
Taking the Message to a New Generation
Research indicates that young people simply are not considering the construction trades as a 
viable career choice. As a result of both the image and knowledge gaps, young people from junior 
high school through junior college, who are prime candidates for careers in the construction trades, 
seldom even investigate the possibilities.
AWDI has developed a marketing and communications campaign under the brand GO BUILD to 
enhance the image of the construction trades and to inform young people, parents, educators, and 
others who influence career decisions, about futures in the construction industry.
The campaign is much like the highly successful campaigns created for recruiting to the armed 
forces. Campaigns like “Go Army” and “Army of One” have revolutionized military recruiting. Such a 
campaign, if combined with accurate information and effective communication, promises to do the 
same for the construction trades.
Through the GO BUILD program, young people will be directed to a Web page where interactive 
video will show them construction trades professionals at work, in training, and at home. In addition 
to the “virtual experience” offered by the website, there will be a user interface where information 
seekers may request information and enter their personal data. This personal data will become 
part of a database of those interested in the construction trades. This database will be available to 
accredited training facilities and organizations recruiting for the construction trades.
Industry proponents have been successful in both Alabama and Georgia setting up a statewide 
funding mechanism to implement the GO BUILD program in their states.
Meet the 2014 President
BYRICHARDLEDEZMA, 2014 CCA PRESIDENT
Please visit gobuildalabama.com and gobuildgeorgia.com for more information.
America’s 
construction 
crafts workforce 
is aging and 
there simply 
are not enough 
young people 
entering the 
craft trades.
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THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2014 • 9
Executive Director’s Message
CCA Constantly Evolving 
to Meet the Changing Needs of 
its Membership
N
o other organization in Colorado is in a better position than CCA to satisfy the diverse 
needs of the heavy, highway and utility contractors across the state. CCA offers 
unmatched lobbying clout, highly effective owner-agency relations, specific and 
relevant training with discounts for our members, networking opportunities, the Contractors 
Health Trust and Pinnacol discount and dividend workers comp program in addition to many 
other discount programs. Also, CCA is staffed with experienced and accomplished professionals 
who will act as an extension of your staff that you can use as a resource to help you tackle the 
toughest problems you face as a business person today.
Last fall the CCA Board of Directors met to discuss industry issues and set CCA’s priorities 
for the coming year 2014. The result was a focused vision that identifies the most pressing 
issues for CCA members and the heavy/highway/utility industry in Colorado.
Below is the vision that the CCA Board created, which will be our focus areas for 2014:
CCA Vision and Focus Areas
As the premier construction association, CCA is proactively driving change in public and 
private infrastructure through:
Workforce Development
• Build new workforce
• Recruit, early education
Training and Education
• Existing workforce
• Capacity building/innovation
Advocacy for Infrastructure Development for Colorado
Recruiting and training a new generation of workforce for our industry and continuing to be 
leaders in advocating for increased infrastructure investment came out as the top priorities. 
While we will aggressively focus on these areas in the coming months, the Board of Directors 
also made sure that the staff include plans to continue providing proactive and effective owner 
agency relations working closely with CDOT and other owner agencies on project delivery 
issues; provide social and networking opportunities; and aggressively work to grow our 
membership.
CCA is entering its 81st year as a leader fighting for the best interests of its members 
and the industry. The longevity and reputation of CCA help make it one of the most effective 
trade associations in the state and the country. However, we never rest on our laurels. We are 
constantly evolving to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding the needs of our members 
today and in years to come.
As always, I welcome your input. You can reach me at tmilo@ccainfo.org anytime.
Here’s to a productive and profitable 2014! 
By Tony Milo
Executive Director
BYTONYMILO, CCA EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR
CCA is entering 
its 81st year as a 
leader fighting 
for the best 
interests of its 
members and 
the industry. 
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2013 — A Good Year 
for Associates!
By Steve Bruskivage
Honnen Equipment Co.
G
oing into 2013, the Associate Council focused on “riding shotgun” in support 
of the Contractor Board efforts with positive input and efforts on behalf of the 
CCA membership.
Annual Objectives
The 2013 objectives set forth by the Board of Directors were:
• Support the Workforce Foundation and CSU Endowment. Both entities educate the next 
generation of our industry workforce.
• Community service on behalf of CCA. As an association we want to share good will in our 
community and be a good neighbor.
• Advocate for the political and legislative efforts.
And so, we loaded up — here are a few of the CCA Associate Member accomplishments:
Support the Workforce Foundation and the CSU Endowment
The associates raised close to $3,500 with our golf tournament and events. Also, the 
Trailblazers contributed more than $4,000 as part of their annual dues.
The associates continued to support the next industry generation by becoming a gold 
sponsor for the Construction Career Days, with a contribution of $2,000.
Community Service
For the second year, CCA members raised money and walked at Light the Night, a 
fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. CCA raised $3,600 in contributions and 
25 members attended the walk!
Advocacy for Political and Legislative Efforts
The associates recognize the need to address legislative issues coming down the 
political pipe currently and in the future. A $10,000 contribution was made to the Colorado 
Construction Industry Coalition 527. The mission of the Colorado Construction Industry 
Coalition 527 is to educate Colorado voters on the importance of investing in infrastructure 
and maintaining a competitive business climate in Colorado. The focus of the 527 will be to 
advance statewide initiatives that increase funding for infrastructure projects in Colorado. 
The contribution also gave the associates a seat on the advisory board.
Your Associate Council of Directors met monthly and we frequently hosted the Contractor 
Board President at our meetings to coordinate efforts with the Contractor Board. I would like 
to thank my fellow Associate Council directors for their time, commitment and wisdom. You 
have been a pleasure to lead with.
Yes, 2013 was indeed a good year! 
2013 Association Council Chairman
2013 Associate Council Highlights 
• Raised nearly $3,500 through golf tournament and events for the Workforce Foundation
• Trailblazers contributed more than $4,000 to the Workforce Foundation as part of 
annual dues
• Contributed $2,000 as a gold sponsor for Construction Career Days
• Raised $3,600 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event, including 
25 participants
• Made a $10,000 contribution to Colorado Construction Industry Coalition 527
BYSTEVEBRUSKIVAGE, 2013 ASSOCIATECOUNCILCHAIRMAN
The associates 
recognize the 
need to address 
legislative issues 
coming down 
the political pipe 
currently and in 
the future.
THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2014 • 11
Ready for the Rebound?
By Don Appleby, AFSB
Vice President
Willis of Colorado 
I
f you are reading this, you survived the construction depression of 2008–2012. 
Congratulations. Other than homebuilding, was there a sector of our economy 
more affected than the heavy-civil construction sector? Unlikely. Contractors got 
leaner, and how! Associates did too. Now we are at the start of an upturn. Construction 
employment is at its highest in 50 months (translated = 4.2 years).
CDOT has the RAMP program (www.coloradodot.info/programs/RAMP); RTD light-rail work 
is cranking, tower cranes abound downtown. Many made it. Are we ready for the rebound? 
Let’s do a gut check:
Labor
CCA identifies the need to train skilled labor and entice new entrants into the construction 
market as its #1 priority. As associates, we will roll up our sleeves too and help encourage 
and participate in this important effort.
Diligence
We got smarter, had time to scrutinize, and study. Let’s take the diligence we gained back 
and remember to use it during the upturn. Have you heard the term “integrity testing?” If not, 
consider it when hiring (see more at commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&c
ontext=sppfac).
Perseverance
The need for construction, maintenance, and improvements never goes away. CCA’s effort to 
build and support infrastructure will always be needed regardless of economic cycles. Standing 
at a political rally with Ray Swerdfeger hearing “It’s a long way to the top” is inspiring. The 
message to our legislators about future funding mechanisms must remain loud and clear. The 
Associate Council fully supported the 527 advocacy fund for the second year in a row.
Leaner does not have to equal meaner. As Steve Siemens told us at the 2011 CCA 
Convention, “We should forgive and forget.” As we hire new people, either younger folks 
or those with experience, we must lead with respect and rebuild corporate cultures in our 
offices. It is definitely not a cliché. You will find new employees are eager to work at a 
company that is growing with a positive corporate culture.
Take a Risk
Contractors and associates assess and accept risk every day. I challenge the associates 
in the room to attend two more meetings this year andbring one of your new hires; sit a table 
with strangers and get to know them; be present and visible, and you will be rewarded.
Dedication & Loyalty
CCA members are loyal at heart. That behavior will be rewarded too. We are all thankful 
when we both see and demonstrate loyalty to long-time business partners and friends.
We are ready for the rebound, aren’t we? Good luck, be safe, and we will see you 
on the streets. 
Meet the 2014 Associate Council Chairman
BYDONAPPLEBY, 2014 ASSOCIATECOUNCILCHAIRMAN
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a company 
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• Work toward regulatory reform. CCA has engaged the regulatory 
arena advocating for clear, fair, and reasonable standards. 
We are working to encourage regulatory agencies to focus on 
assistance and compliance rather than inspections and fines.
• Competitive group health insurance. The Contractors Health 
Trust was established in 1968 by contractors for contractors and 
currently offers a variety of plan designs to accommodate the 
needs of employers and employees desiring greater flexibility for 
both salaried and hourly employees.
• OJT and apprenticeship programs. CCA provides two OJT 
programs to assist contractors in meeting project training 
requirements and increasing the skill level of its workforce. The 
CCA Apprenticeship Programs provides classroom and on-the-job training for contractors to increase the number of skilled 
employees in the heavy/highway/municipal/utility construction 
industry through the formal apprenticeship training process.
• Networking with industry colleagues— one of the greatest 
benefits of CCA membership. There are golf outings, a legislative 
committee, convention task force, speaker series, wine/whiskey 
tastings, and educational seminars.
Remember the advertising slogan made great by American 
Express? Membership has its privileges.The concept is clear; 
only through membership can you get benefits not available to the 
general public or industry.
So are you, a member of the Colorado Contractors Association? 
If you do business in the heavy/ highway/municipal/utility industry, 
you should be! 
T
he year 1933 was the worst of the depression with 
unemployment peaking at 25.2%, which translates into 
1 in 4 people being unemployed. Tens of thousands 
of people travelled the road and rail in American looking for 
work. Gas was $.10 per gallon. A Plymouth 6 Car was $445. 
FDR was elected President and his campaign slogan was the 
catchy tune of “Happy Days Are Here Again.” And the Colorado 
Contractors Association was established!So begins our 
membership story.
Merriam-Webster defines membership as, “the state of 
belonging to or being part of a group or organization; the state of 
being a member; all the people or things that belong to or are part 
of an organization or a group.”
Membership is optional; it is a choice. And 400 companies have 
made that choice and made it repeatedly through the generations. 
CCA has second, third and fourth generation businesses. So what 
are these companies getting? I’m glad you asked.
CCA provides:
• Strong legislative influencethat supports your business 
and the industry. CCA’s primary goal is to obtain increased 
funding for infrastructure construction projects across 
Colorado. This includes airports; light rail facilities; bridges 
and dams; highways and streets; parking lots; underground 
utilities such as phone, fiber-optic, water, gas and sewer 
lines; power and telecommunication transmission centers; 
wastewater and storm water pipelines; and wastewater 
treatment plants.
By Laura Driver
CCA Director of CommunicationsPrivileges
Membershiphas
its
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2013 The immense roadway and 
infrastructure destruction 
caused by the floods provided 
Colorado’s contracting community 
an opportunity to show off their 
hard and diligent work while also 
putting Coloradans to work.
THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2014 • 15
By David Foster, Mary Marchun and Jeannie Vanderburg
Legislative Session Brings 
Some Good News for 
Contractors in Colorado
W
hen the 2013 legislative session began on January 9, no one quite knew what to 
expect. The 2012 elections resulted in a resounding victory for Democrats who 
controlled the House and Senate by hefty majorities as well as the Governor’s 
office. Colorado’s business community expected to play defense and were they ever 
right. Numerous pieces of anti-business legislation were brought forth that the business 
community and the CCA actively opposed.
Partisanship was as noticeable as ever due to issues ranging from gun control to election 
reform led to Republicans suggesting that Democrats were overreaching. The 120-day 
session was filled with plenty of long days and nights and resulted in the first-ever successful 
recall election of two sitting state legislators.
A coalition of business organizations such as CACI, CCA, and Colorado Concern were 
successful in killing HB 1227, the Wage Protection Act, convincing sponsors and committee 
members that the bill wasn’t ready for primetime. The bill would allow employees to sue 
employers if they felt their wages were being withheld. However, we expect we have not seen 
the last of this issue. CCA’s lobbying team also worked hard to defeat HB 1090, Contractor/
Subcontractor Prompt Pay. Sponsor Representative Fischer has brought a similar bill before, 
but the bill would have placed burdensome and unreasonable requirements on contractor’s 
duties to subcontractors, interfering with private business contracts.
Despite these successes, the reality remained that Democrats were still in control. 
Problematic legislation such as the Anti-Discrimination Act (HB 1136), which allowed 
employees to sue a business of less than five employees for discrimination whether the claim 
was valid or not, was signed by the Governor. CCA’s lobbying team along with the Associated 
General Contractors worked extremely hard with the unions to amend the 2013 preference 
bill. HB 1292 required any contractors who bid on state contract to prove at least 80% of their 
employees are residents of Colorado. The contracting community was able to get all of their 
amendments adopted on to the bill except the amendment addressing radius.
CCA was also fortunate to have a strong and unwavering ally at the state capitol this 
session. Representative Polly Lawrence, owner of Lawrence Construction was elected to 
serve HD 39 in 2012. During her freshman session, Polly stood out as a bright star in her 
Republican caucus because of her real life business experience. She sponsored HB 1093, 
which would require local governments to use a competitive bid for all contracts expected to 
exceed a certain dollar amount. CCA strongly supported the bill with Executive Director Tony 
Milo and several CCA members testifying in support of the legislation. However, it did fail on a 
party line vote.
CCA also engaged and strongly supported HB 1110. One portion of the bill assesses a fee 
on alternative fuel vehicles so they are adequately contributing to Colorado’s roads. During 
testimony Executive Director of CCA Tony Milo told the committee that, “this bill provides a 
unique opportunity to ensure AFVs that avoid paying the gas tax continue to contribute to the 
roadways they utilize daily.” The bill passed with strong bipartisan support.
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Good News for the 
Contractors in Colorado
Although the session was a mixed 
bag for the contracting industry, good 
news did come in the form of the June 
Revenue Forecast. On June 20, 2013, 
Legislative Council reported that personal 
income will increase by 5%, triggering the 
first transfers to the Highway User Tax 
Fund pursuant to SB09-228. The HUTF 
will receive an estimated $204.8 million 
beginning in 2015. We are excited by the 
increase funds for transportation given how 
scarce they currently are.
The September floods that devastated 
the state of Colorado did provide an 
opportunity for members of CCA to get 
back to work and fast. Projects to quickly 
repair the damaged roads throughout 
the state went out to RFP and contracts 
were awarded within weeks. The 
immense roadway and infrastructure 
destruction caused by the floods provided 
Colorado’s contracting community 
and opportunity to show off their hard 
and diligent work while also putting 
Coloradans to work. All road construction 
projects were expected to be completed by 
December 1.
Recall Elections in Colorado
On September 10, 2013 the first ever 
recall election in Colorado’s legislative 
history was held. Prompted by the passage 
of gun control legislation during the 2013 
session, Colorado’s citizens launched 
an effort to recall two legislators Senate 
President John Morse from Colorado 
Springs and Senator Angela Giron from 
Pueblo. Money poured in from all over 
the nation including New York Mayor 
Michael Bloomberg and the National 
Rifle Association.
CCA Association 
will continue to be 
actively involved at 
the state capitol on a 
daily basis through its 
lobbying team.
Polling leading up to the election was 
inconclusive; however, when election 
results came in both Senate President 
John Morse and Angela Giron lost their 
senate seats. President Morse will be 
replaced by Republican Bernie Herpin 
and Senator Giron will be replaced 
by Republican George Rivera. These 
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recall elections were significant on 
several fronts.
The Senate is now split only 18–17, 
where Democrats previously controlled the 
Senate 20–15. The recall also resulted in 
new leadership of the Senate democrats. 
Former Majority Leader Morgan Carroll 
was elected Senate President and 
Transportation Chair Rollie Heath was 
elected Senate Majority Leader.
2014 Legislative Session Outlook
The outcomes of the 2013 legislative 
session left a lasting impression on the 
business community that the Democrat 
controlled legislature is anti-business 
and unwilling to listen or address their 
needs. The recall elections, a secession 
movement in Northern Colorado, and the 
sound defeat of Amendment 66, sent a clear 
message to lawmakers that the citizens 
in more rural Colorado communities are 
not pleased with the activities neither of 
the legislature nor of tax increases. Some 
reflect that the upheaval that occurred 
during the 2013 interim will cause the 
Democrat controlled legislature to slow 
their aggressive agenda.
CCA Association will continue to be 
actively involved at the state capitol on a 
daily basis through its lobbying team. The 
2014 top priorities will be protecting SB 
228 HUTF funding, exploring new avenues 
for additional transportation funding, 
and working on legislation to address 
construction defects. While construction 
defects legislation seems to be a perennial 
issue for consideration, it is our hope that 
a new group of advocates may have more 
success this year. CCA will surely lend as 
much support as necessary to assist in this 
important goal.
Senate President Morse’s recall created 
a void of legislators with the institutional 
and legislative knowledge on the realities 
of transportation funding in Colorado. He 
always staunchly protected both FASTER 
and SB 228 funding for transportation. The 
defeat of Amendment 66 also means the 
education community will be on the hunt 
for money to fund their mandated programs 
and reforms from the state legislature. For 
these two reasons, CCA will have to be 
extremely proactive in protecting current 
and future funding until a more permanent 
funding solution can be developed. CCA 
along with other stakeholders are looking 
at the potential of a 2014 ballot measure 
to increase taxes to pay for transportation 
projects. However, with the defeat of 
Amendment 66 more due diligence needs 
to be completed to determine whether the 
timing is right.
The CCA Legislative Committee meets 
every other Friday starting in January 
through the end of the session in May. We 
encourage all CCA members to participate. 
Watch your inbox for meeting notices. 
Best wishes for a successful 2014! 
The CCA Lobby Team consists of David 
Foster, Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, 
LLP; Mary Marchun and Jeannie Vanderburg 
of The Capstone Group.
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N
othing gets built in Colorado 
without the construction industry 
and one cannot separate 
economic development in Colorado from 
the accomplishments of CCA members. 
Construction is one of the nation’s largest 
industries and the United States is suffering 
from a skills gap that very few people 
are talking about. We’re facing a growing 
shortage of tradesmen such as carpenters, 
finishers and equipment operators as 
well as construction supervisors. This 
shortage is occurring at a time in history 
where it is expected the country will be 
investing record funding for infrastructure 
maintenance and development.
FMI and the Construction User Round 
Table both estimate this year in the U.S. there 
is going to be 200,000 more construction 
jobs than construction workers to fill those 
positions, and this shortage is only going to 
get worse. Another challenging statistic is 
the fact that now and every day for the next 
19 years, more than 10,000 baby boomers 
will be retiring each day! Because of the 
economy we have not had the opportunity to 
recruit or train a sufficient supply of skilled 
employees to replace those who have or 
are anticipated to leave our industry. For 
every four skilled persons who leave the 
trades only one new person is supplied by 
apprenticeship programs.
This is not a CCA issue, asphalt or 
concrete issue or a utility contractor issue. 
It is a construction industry issue and all 
of the construction associations must 
work together to solve these workforce 
challenges. We must also support industry 
friendly immigration reform legislation.
Our industry has allowed politicians and 
the education elite to hijack the message of 
the value of our industry to the U.S. economy. 
The message of the greatness of the 
American and Colorado construction worker 
has been overshadowed by the promotion 
of high-tech careers and the fallacy that 
you need a four-year college degree to be 
successful and to make a decent living. We 
have also allowed teachers, counselors and 
others to diminish the image of construction 
as a viable career for our youth.
The CCA Board of Directors has taken 
on the challenge of improving the image 
of our industry. They are committed to the 
branding of the “Greatness of The American 
Construction Worker.” Our message will 
be, Colorado was built by Construction 
and it’s the Colorado Construction 
Worker who is responsible for making 
Colorado a great place to live. 
Great men and women have built 
Colorado and America and you 
can be part of that greatness! First and 
foremost, what needs to be implemented 
is a dedicated funding source to support 
industry-wide programs to recruit and 
develop a quality trained workforce. 
Without a dedicated workforce promotion 
funding stream, our promotion efforts 
will dry up as other industries recruit 
the best and talented from under us.
Our workforce solutions cannot be a 
Band-Aid
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approach, but rather we must 
get serious and attack this issue because it 
is going to be with us for the next 20 years 
until the demographics in America change. 
The Colorado Construction industry needs 
a quality, productive, trained workforce 
because experts are telling us that we will 
not have a sufficient number of employees 
who contractors will need. We must be 
able to attract men and women 
who wish to make construction 
their “Career of Choice” and 
continue the rich tradition 
of making a difference 
by Building Colorado. 
Construction
Workers Gone?
By Terry Kish
CCA Director of Safety and
Workforce Development 
Where Have All of the
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T
he Construction Workforce 
Foundation of Colorado (CWFC) 
finished its 13th year of serving 
Colorado’s Municipal Utility-Heavy Highway 
Construction Industry by promoting, 
educating and training our current and future 
workforce. Here’s a review of some the 
foundation successes:
CWFC’s Third Scholarship Program
More than 160 CCA members 
and students attended the June 27th 
Construction Workforce Foundation of 
Colorado’s third annual Scholarship Program 
and “Cowboy Luau” fundraiser. The event 
raised more than $15,000 for construction 
scholarships and programs to encourage 
young people to make construction their 
career choice. The night was fun and 
uplifting and all who attended pledged their 
continued support for the CWFC.
During the scholarship program, we 
recognized those CCA members who 
have made a difference by sponsoring a 
Legacy Scholarship. Eleven students were 
awarded scholarships and were recognized 
for their accomplishments, and eight of 
the scholarship winners attended the 
scholarship program. Since its beginning 
the CWFC has distributed more than a 
hundred scholarships that have been worth 
more than $180,000 dollars.
Colorado Construction Career Days
The 2013 Colorado Construction Career 
Days again brought together many industry 
leaders and partners who presented to 
more than 1,800 high school students, 
teachers, counselors and parents the best 
of our industry.
Union and open shop apprenticeship 
programs worked side-by-side to make 
students aware of career opportunities in 
the trades. Competitors and competing 
associations all worked together at the 
11th annual Colorado Construction Career 
Days to show students and guests that 
the design, engineering, energy and 
construction industries are responsible for 
making their communities, Colorado and 
our nation a great place to live.
Workforce Development Challenges
The CWFC Trustees continue to address 
the industries current needs for skilled 
employees. As job opportunities have 
increased this year, contractors once 
again were challenged in finding skilled 
craftsmen. The construction industry 
is expecting that this year 185,000 new 
construction workers will be needed in the 
U.S., and this is on top of the 10,000 Baby 
Boomers who are retiring every day. The 
trustees are staying on top of these trends 
and researching innovative solutions with 
industry partners.
Thank You CCA Associate Council
The CCA Associate Council continues 
to support the CWFC through membership 
donations from the Gold, Silver and 
Bronze Trailblazer/Associate members, 
participation in fundraising activities at 
golf tournaments and sponsoring fund-raising events for the Foundation. The 
CWFC Trustees are grateful to the CCA 
Associates for their continued support of 
the Foundation and student scholarships.
CWFC Trustees
The CWFC Trustees include Mike 
Rooney, CWFC Chairman and General 
Manager of Worldwide Rental Services 
and, representing the CCA Associate 
members: Jeff Clevenger, Jacobs 
Engineering Group, Inc.; Don Hanneman, 
Lawrence Construction Company; Mark 
Honnen, Honnen Equipment Company; 
Mike Horn, Foothills Paving and 
Maintenance and CAPA representative; 
Terry Kish, CCA’s Director of Safety and 
Workforce Development and Foundation 
secretary; Fred Marvel, Brannan Sand & 
Gravel; Joe O’Dea, CEI; Nancy Ramsour, 
Ramsour Trucking and Consulting; 
CCA past president Ray Swerdfeger, 
K. R. Swerdfeger Construction; and 
the Foundation’s legal counsel Steve 
Weinstein, Berenbaum, Weinshienk, P.C.
The CWFC Mission states that it, 
“Promotes, educates and trains the 
workforce of the Municipal Utility, 
Heavy Civil and Highway Construction 
Industry.” The Construction 
Workforce Foundation of Colorado is 
a 501(c)(3) charitable organization 
and contributions to the Foundation are 
tax deductible. 
By Mike Rooney
Construction Workforce
Foundation of Colorado Chairman
General Manager of Worldwide 
Rental Services
The Construction 
Workforce 
Foundation of 
Colorado: Successes 
and Challenges
C
CA and CDOT celebrated our 30th 
Annual Project Management 
Awards in April with an awards 
banquet in Denver. The revamped awards 
program now consists of statewide award 
categories based on the type of projects, 
and recognized outstanding CDOT projects 
completed in 2012.
“We are excited about the new format 
for the awards program, and were very 
pleased with the great turnout we had 
for the banquet,” said Jim Moody, CCA’s 
Director of Owner-Agency Relations. 
“CCA wants to thank CDOT for being a 
great partner for the awards program. 
Congratulations once again to the winning 
contractors and their superintendents for all 
of the great work they completed in 2012.”
to the
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CCA-CDOT 
Project Management 
Award Winners
Superintendent:Keith Mondal
Contractor: Lawrence Construction
Project Location:SH 67, Detour for 
K-16-W Bridge
Superintendent:Eddie Davidsen
Contractor: Interstate Highway 
Construction
Project Location: I-70, Glenwood 
Canyon Concrete - Phase 3
Superintendent:Thaddeous Spack
Contractor: Yenter Companies
Project Location: US 40, 
Mt. Harris Rockfall
Superintendent:Adam Lynch 
Contractor: Oldcastle SW Group
Project Location: SH 13, 
County Road 60 South
Superintendent:Greg Dalton
Contractor: A Higher Power Electric
Project Location:Signal Upgrade, 
SH 85/87 and Ohio
Superintendent:Lloyd Deschene
Contractor: Connell Resources
Project Location:SH 131, 
Choke Cherry South
Pavement, Up to $3M
Pavement, $3-6 M
Pavement, $6-10 M
Emergency
Safety
Traffic
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Superintendent:Wayne Berg
Contractor: Habitat Construction
Project Location: US 24, 
West of Rio Lane
Superintendent:Charlie Bisbee and 
John Froshaug
Contractor: SEMA Construction
Project Location:US 50, 
Gunnison Twin Bridges
Superintendent:Ken Morrison and 
Chad Dubbs
Contractor: Edward Kraemer & Sons
Project Location: SH 21 (Powers), 
New Bridge over Union
Bridge Repair/Rehab
Major Structure
Over $10 M
Foreman:Roger Weidner
Subcontractor:Montano Concrete
Project Location:SH 69, Widening & Antelope Bridge Replacement
Subcontractor
Subcontractor Award Winner Roger Weidner and Scott Hinkle of Montano 
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A
s CCA’s Director of Owner-Agency 
Relations, my position mixes 
policy advocacy with customer-relations in managing both major and 
minor issues of concern between CCA 
members and their public sector clients. 
I also work on a number of regulatory 
issues on behalf of CCA.
Flood Response
A defining moment in 2013 for Colorado 
and CCA arose when our members were 
called upon to assist with flood response 
in the wake of the devastation caused by 
the September floods. From the moment 
A defining moment 
in 2013 for Colorado 
and CCA arose when 
our members were 
called upon to assist 
with flood response 
in the wake of the 
devastation caused by 
the September floods.
the scale of the damage became clear, CCA 
began working to offer assistance where 
needed without being a distraction to the 
public works professionals challenged with 
restoring each community’s infrastructure.
We provided state and local owner-agencies with contact information for 
CCA members so that those owners could 
solicit emergency bids from our qualified 
contractors and suppliers, while also 
reaching out to our membership base to 
make sure they were familiar with the 
terms of CDOT’s emergency contracting 
procedures. We also worked closely with 
CDOT in developing the state’s solicitation 
for contractors to open up crucial corridors 
before the onset of winter.
CCA’s members did a fantastic job 
of stepping up to help the affected 
communities, and we’ve heard from public 
works officials who are so very grateful 
for the support they received in t heir time 
of need.
CDOT, Municipalities, Counties, 
Transit Agencies and Special Districts
CCA has also continues its work 
with CDOT, municipalities, counties, 
transit agencies and special districts. 
CCA-organized roundtables continued 
to provide members an opportunity to 
meet with public works officials and 
learn about all types of upcoming civil 
projects — including road, bridge, transit, 
pipeline, treatment plant, stormwater, 
airfield, and parks. CCA briefings covered 
the state, with meetings in Northern 
Colorado, Boulder, Denver/DIA, Metro 
area suburbs, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, 
Roaring Fork, and the West Slope, plus two 
water/wastewater specific meetings with 
regional utility owners. We also launched a 
new policy-level committee meeting with 
Denver Water.
Alternative Delivery Methods
CCA plays an active role in shaping 
the use of alternative delivery methods 
(i.e., Design-Build and CM/GC) on public 
works projects. CCA worked with DBIA’s 
local Water/Wastewater committee to 
develop a project delivery selection 
matrix that provides utility owners with 
a more objective way of determining 
whether DB, CM/GC or traditional hard 
bid is the most appropriate delivery 
method for a particular project. We 
have also expanded CDOT’s Innovative 
Contracting Advisory Committee to 
include representation from the City and 
County of Denver.
Other Projects and Advocacy
CCA continues to participate in 
FasTracks related meetings with RTD. 
CCA also continues its work with Denver 
and DIA on a number of policy issues, 
both on our own and in conjunction 
with the Building Jobs for Colorado 
coalition of construction-related trade 
associations. We also have been working 
on an approach for helping private market 
site preparation contractors to protect 
themselves from unfair and unreasonable 
contract provisions.
Finally, I continue to work as 
an advocate on behalf of individual 
members on a wide range of issues, 
and have been able to use CCA’s 
connections to help resolve problems 
for our members. I encourage all CCA 
members to bring emerging issues of 
concern to my attention. I also urge you 
to consider attending CCA-coordinated 
meetings with those public entities that 
you work with on a regular basis. Most 
of all, I look forward to working with you 
on the issues that matter most to you 
and your business. 
By Jim Moody
Owner-Agency Relations
CCA Mobilizes to Assist 
with Colorado Flooding:
A Liaison between Contractors and Their Customers
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Funding Crisis
By Don Hunt
of transportation funding. Currently more 
than 80% of CDOT’s $1.1 billion budget is 
dedicated to maintenance of the system, 
providing little to improve congestion and 
mobility. Despite innovative approaches to 
budgeting that will increase construction, as 
well as the retirement of the TRANS bonds, 
CDOT projects an approximate $600 million 
per year shortfall to maintain and expand our 
transportation system.
Why? In the next 20 years, Colorado’s 
population will grow by 48% while vehicle 
miles traveled will increase by 64%, or 
44.9 billion miles traveled on our roads. 
CDOT’s ability to keep pace with that 
growth is hamstrung by state and federal 
gas taxes that have not changed in the 
last 20 years. Due to inflation and increases 
Facing the CDOT
The
T
his is not a flood report from 
the Colorado Department of 
Transportation. And yet, the 
flooding has done more to highlight state 
of transportation than any article or 
presentation that we have made over the last 
several years.
Images of children walking to school on 
a path through a crumpled highway convey 
the role that transportation plays in people’s 
lives far more than words. It became clear 
that when the transportation system breaks 
down, Colorado’s residents and businesses 
are stuck, time is lost, opportunities are 
missed and connections are gone when it 
matters most.
A breakdown is also the reality that 
CDOT faces today given the current state 
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in fuel efficiency, as well as a federal 
budget that did not change in the last 
authorization, CDOT is unable to keep pace 
with the growing demands on the statewide 
transportation system.
Doing More with Less
In the meantime, CDOT is not sitting 
still. The organization has initiated 
several programs to do more with the 
available resources.
CDOT is getting more money to 
construction:
• Launched the Responsible Acceleration 
of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) 
program, which will result in a 50% 
increase in construction over the next 
five years. CDOT will expend an additional 
$1.5 billion through accelerated project 
delivery made possible through effective 
cash management of existing funds as 
well as public/private partnerships and 
fiscal matches.
• Leveraged state resources with private 
sector by entering into CDOT’s first 
Public Private Partnership (P3). The US 
36 Project Phase II, which was recently 
profiled in The New York Timesas a 
national model for multi-modal planning, 
includes a two-thirds equity contribution 
from the selected concessionaire in 
exchange for the collection of future tolls. 
It will be completed 20 years earlier than 
originally planned with less than 30% of 
total project costs coming from scarce 
CDOT resources.
• Launched the Colorado Bridge Enterprise 
program using FASTER dollars to replace 
the most deficient, obsolete bridges in 
the state system. This has resulted in the 
fewest poor bridges in the state in the 
past 20 years with 96% of bridges rated 
as good/fair. Funded by a small portion of 
vehicle registration fees, this program has 
placed Colorado among the top states in 
regard to bridge safety and quality.
CDOT is getting more from the system:
• Created new Transportation Systems 
Management and Operations division 
to optimize use of existing system. 
The division focuses on active 
travel management strategies that 
combine better traveler information 
and improved congestion mitigation 
through such efforts as the CDOT 
Mobile App with 150,000 users of real-time traffic information and a recent 
White House Champion of Change, 
improved incident management, traffic 
metering and tolled express lanes in 
congested areas.
• Developing a new risk-based Asset 
Management system that focuses on 
creating a safe and usable state-wide 
system maintained at the lowest life 
cycle cost. This business approach will 
result in more frequent and effective 
capital maintenance of CDOT’s assets 
including bridges, roadways, tunnels, 
and rockfall hazard zones across all 
of Colorado.
CDOT’s focus has been and will continue 
to be to maximize the existing system 
while also s tabilizing the deterioration of 
the system.
Statewide Effort
As a result of the current funding 
environment, MPACT 64, an entity 
comprised of the four regional organizations 
that collectively span Colorado’s 
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64 counties, Metro Mayors Caucus (MMC), 
Progressive 15, Action 22 & Club 20 as well 
as other groups, began meeting in 2012 
to discuss transportation finance, funding 
priorities, and develop consensus on 
revenue strategies.
MPACT64 believes that significant new 
transportation funding is necessary to keep 
Colorado a safe and desirable place to live 
and do business. Despite varying needs and 
lifestyles across the state, MPACT64 quickly 
reached consensus around the following 
funding priorities:
a Denver regional sales tax to pay for 
high priority regional and local roadway, 
transit and pedestrian and bicycle needs. 
Understanding that a Denver area vote for 
a regional sales tax could compromise 
the chances of a successful statewide 
funding question, MPACT64 members 
agreed to first pursue revenues to address 
statewide needs.
In November 2012, statewide polling 
changed the course of the discussion. 
The polling revealed that while a majority 
of Coloradans were willing to pay up 
to $90 per year for transportation 
improvements, and were particularly 
interested in enhanced transit (60% 
statewide), the vast majority was unwilling 
to support any increase in the gas tax. 
This included extending sales tax to fuels 
or indexing it to inflation. National polls 
have also found the majority of Americans 
unwilling to support gas tax increases. 
Surprisingly, the Colorado poll revealed 
that a sales tax was the revenue source 
preferred by most voters.
The Next Step
The next step MPACT64 members 
put forth is a series of conditions under 
which they might support a sales tax for 
transportation as early as 2014. This “straw 
man” will be vetted through public polling in 
late 2013:
Rate:a sales tax increase of .7% 
appears to be most broadly supported 
though some participants recommend 
considering a full 1%.
Single Question:Statewide, regional and 
transit funding must be included in same 
measure:
• Distribution between Highway Users Tax 
Fund (HUTF) and Transit at 67% and 33%.
• Transit distribution to transit agencies and 
interregional transit projects.
• HUTF distribution — 60% to state, 22% to 
counties, 18% to municipalities.
– May need flexibility to determine 
formulas for distribution of 18% local 
share differently in each area of the 
state (e.g., population in metro but lane 
miles in rural areas).
Specificity:Any revenue increase must 
be dedicated to a broadly supported and 
specific list of projects:
• CDOT had worked with the Transportation 
Planning Regions to provide list 
of projects.
• Multi-modal improvements to roadways, 
bike/pedestrian, and transit infrastructure.
• System preservation and annual 
maintenance.
• Safety improvements, including shoulders 
and passing lanes in rural areas.
• New capacity and managed lanes where 
appropriate.
The group discussed Mileage Based 
User Fees, expansion of the state sales 
tax to fuel, indexing of the motor fuels 
and a $.10 gas tax increase. MMC also 
convened a metro area group to explore 
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• MPACT64 participants to submit project 
lists developed by stakeholders within 
own regions, including roadway, transit 
and bike/pedestrian.
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• Local communities encouraged to identify 
projects that could be funded/accelerated 
with their local share.
Transportation Lockbox: No “off the top” 
diversions and revenues protected/dedicated 
to transportation only.
Sunset:For a variety of reasons, many 
feel that any new sales tax for transportation 
must eventually sunset:
• Revenues are intended to bridge the 
gap between declining gas tax and 
implementation of a new sustainable 
revenue source (e.g., tax based on vehicle 
miles traveled).
• Sunset important due to dependence of 
municipalities on sales tax.
• 12–20 year timeframe to allow for 
bonding.
• Sunset timeframe dependent on tax 
amount and project lists.
If the flood has shown anything, the 
partnership between CDOT, its contractors, 
the residents and the leadership throughout 
the state is a one capable of performing 
remarkable feats in the face of adversity. 
The funding crisis continues to be another 
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W
est Central Small Business 
Transportation Resource Center has a 
mission to build the capacity of small 
businesses bidding on transportation projects. 
We believe that good business sense and practices 
lead to better businesses. We are looking forward to 
serving Colorado Contractors Association members 
in 2014 by providing you with quality subcontractors.
By the Numbers
We currently have 190 small business clients 
in the region, which covers Colorado, Nebraska, 
North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. 
Colorado clients number at 158. Of those, 79 are in construction, 21 in engineering, 40 in 
professional services, 17 suppliers and one airport concessionaire.
Our Bonding Education Program has been a great success. Thirty-five Colorado 
companies and 12 Utah companies have completed the program. More than $33 million 
in bonds has been written for 15 of these companies since they have participated in the 
program. We will offer the program in Utah in early 2014 and hope to provide the program to 
companies in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska later in 2014. We continue to work 
with local transportation agencies and prime contractors to offer the program as a value-added feature on a large transportation project, at no cost to the bidding prime.
STEP UP Program and More
We hope to expand our “STEP UP” mentoring program in 2014. Our more experienced clients 
want to connect with CCA retired members to get advice on how to expand their businesses. We 
will explore the best way to bring this service to a select number of our clients.
We will be working hand in hand with CCA’s President to create more ways to build 
capacity of our small businesses and get them more involved with CCA. We are looking at 
the possibility of the small businesses earning points by participating in our programs/
workshops. These points could be used to get discounts on CCA membership for their 
first year.
We continue to offer business coaching and technical workshops to assist business 
owners in having a successful business. The Prime Connections event (usually held in 
March) is a favorite event for our small businesses and we want to continue to expand 
the number of prime contractors that partake in the event in Denver. This event provides 
10 to 15 minutes of face-to-face with prime contractors. You have the opportunity to get 
to know these small businesses better and they get to know what you are looking for in 
subcontractors. We will also offer smaller “prime connections” in other areas of Colorado. 
We are targeting Durango and Alamosa for early 2014. All primes who are interested should 
contact me as soon as possible.
West Central SBTRC will continue to work closely with CCA to see how we can deliver 
ready, willing and capable subcontractors to your membership. You can contact me at 
LStathes@ccainfo.org or 303-290-6611, extension 29 if you have questions or would like to 
be involved in any of our programs. I look forward to working with you. 
By Lavonne Stathes
Project Director, Small Business
Transportation Resource Center
West Central
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THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2014 • 33
By Bradley A. Herzog
Health Plan Director
Contractors Health Trust
C
ontractors Health Trust (CHT) 
has managed renewal rates for 
2014 flat and well below reported 
healthcare cost increase trends with the 
exception of fees attributable to Obamacare 
fees, resulting in a 3% increase to CHT 
enrolled companies.
This comes as welcome news to many 
companies that may continue to experience 
and struggle with double digit increases 
from other competing insurance carriers 
throughout our service area in Colorado, 
New Mexico and Arizona that may currently 
serve their employee benefit needs.
CHT enrolled employers appreciate 
CHT’s single digit rate increase since 
every point shaved off of the renewal can 
help their financial bottom line. This is the 
fourth consecutive year that clients will 
have experienced single digit increases 
from CHT.
The Colorado Contractors Trust was 
established as a non-profit entity in 1968 
to provide health insurance coverage to 
members of the Colorado Contractors 
Association (CCA) and the Associated 
General Contractors of Colorado (AGC/C). 
What makes CHT unique to the health 
Colorado Contractors 
Except for Obamacare Fees!
Trust Announces
Flat Rates for 2014 …
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insurance industry is the ability to access 
and collect contributions based on an hourly 
rate. This provides a benefit to the member 
companies, particularly for those that have 
Davis-Bacon reporting challenges. This also 
provides the opportunity for employees to 
continue benefit coverage while they are 
furloughed through the hour bank system.
CHT offers two types of premium 
structures: an established hourly 
contribution for benefit coverage as well as 
the traditional monthly contribution method.
In order to qualify for the hourly 
contribution option, the employee must 
be an hourly worker or a superintendent 
involved in the construction portion of the 
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IMA has built an organization focused on the needs of the construction 
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The risk management needs of the construction community are broad 
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business. Owners, sales personnel and office 
associates do not qualify for this option.
CHT offers six different plan options 
with single deductibles ranging from $750 
to $5,000 and family deductibles ranging 
from $1,500 to $10,000. Two deductible 
options qualify as a High Deductible Health 
Plans (HDHPs) for companies that desire 
to use a Health Savings Account (HSA). All 
deductible plans are suitable for Health 
Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) when 
paired with the medical plan options.
In addition to comprehensive health 
coverage, CHT also includes coverage 
for organ transplants, employee 
assistance program (EAP), dental, 
vision, and life and accidental death and 
dismemberment coverage.
Participation in CHT allows members 
access to the largest provider network in 
the state of Colorado, Anthem–Blue Cross 
and Blue Shield. Anthem also provides one 
of the largest nationwide PPO networks, 
allowing a broad choice of providers for 
employees who are vacationing and for 
employees who are out of state (outside of 
Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona) working 
on project assignments of two years or less.
At a time that companies are forced to 
spend more money for less health insurance 
coverage, companies have a broad array 
of choices with CHT. That allows for 
excellent value at a cost that is consistent 
with the budget requirements of our 
member companies.
As a non-profit entity, the objective of 
the trust is to provide value to our members. 
Our mandate is not to accumulate earnings 
through excess reserves, but to ensure a 
strong and stable health care plan for the 
members of the CCA and the AGC/C. 
Contractors, sub-contractors and affiliated 
employers that support the industry may 
be qualified to Join Colorado Contractors 
Association (CCA) or Associated General 
Contractors of Colorado (AGC/C) and be 
able to take advantage of having employee 
benefits through CHT.
If you would like to see if your company 
will qualify, or if you would like to set up 
a meeting to explore more detail on 2014 
CHT benefit and how CHT may improve 
your bottom line, please contact Bradley 
A. Herzog, health plan director for the 
Contractors Health Trust, at 720-235-1960 
or via email at bherzog@yourcht.org.
This is the fourth consecutive year that clients 
will have experienced single digit increases 
from CHT.
THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2014 • 35
Profile
Your 
Association 
Staff
Kelly Lehto
As executive assistant, I handle all the primary office administrative 
responsibilities as well as management of the building. My position 
includes supporting the four CCA Directors, database maintenance and 
management, updating and refreshing the CCA website, administering 
event and class registration, Traffic Control Supervisor certification, 
assisting with the apprenticeship program and publication and 
distribution of CCA’s Friday Facts, Daily Media Clips, and Membership 
Directory.
I’m excited to say that this upcoming year is my 25th year with CCA 
and I look forward to what the future endeavors may bring.
Donna Murphy
I have been a staff member of the Colorado Contractors Association 
for 27 years. In Accounting Services, I am responsible for providing 
the day-to-day financial services that keep CCA running at peak 
performance. I also handle accounts payable, accounts receivable, the 
processing of contractors’ annual volume reports and the preparation 
of financial reports for the Board of Directors, Associate Council and 
Workforce Foundation. This past year, we have had several welcomed 
accounting procedure changes that have kept me focused on the job 
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4 Rivers Equipment, Frederick
Advanced Drainage Systems, Aurora
AECOM, Denver
Aggregate Industries, Golden
American Civil Constructors, Littleton
American West Construction, LLC, Denver
APC Construction Co., LLC, Golden
Asphalt Specialties, Henderson
ASI Constructors, Inc., Pueblo West
Atkins, Denver 
Big R Bridge, Greeley
Bohannan Huston, Englewood
Bowman Construction Supply, Denver
Castle Rock Construction Co. of 
Colorado, Centennial
CH2M Hill, Englewood
Colorado 811, Golden
Colorado Barricade Co., Denver
Concrete Works of Colorado, Inc., Lafayette
Connell Resources, Fort Collins
Contech Engineered Solutions, 
Greenwood Village
Coulson Excavating Co., Inc., Loveland
C
CA would like to recognize its many members who stepped up to 
help Colorado communities in their time of need. Through hard 
work and dedication, Colorado contractors and suppliers reopened 
transportation links and restored water and sewer service for most of the 
residents affected by the floods before the onset of winter. Thank you to 
the following CCA contractors and suppliers of equipment, materials, and 
professional services for representing our industry so well — you truly are 
“Hard Hat Angels”!
Hard Hat Angels
Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc., Castle Rock
Fiore & Sons, Inc., Denver
Ground Engineering Consultants, Englewood
Harrison Western Construction 
Corp., Lakewood
Hayward Baker, Inc., Broomfield
HD Supply Waterworks, Henderson
Honnen Equipment Co., Commerce City
Ideal Fence Corp., Erie
Iron Woman Trucking, Denver
Jacobs Engineering Group, Denver
Jalisco International, Inc., Commerce City
Kiewit Infrastructure Group, Littleton
Kolbe Striping, Inc., Castle Rock
KR Swerdfeger Construction, Pueblo West
Lawrence Construction Co., Littleton
Layne Heavy Civil, Inc., Denver
LG Everist, Inc., Henderson
Mabey, Inc., Elkridge, MD
Mountain Constructors, Inc., Platteville
Native Excavating, Inc., Steamboat Springs
Northern Colorado Traffic Control, Greeley
Oldcastle Precast, Platteville
Oxford Recycling, Inc., Englewood
Power Equipment Co., Denver
Power Motive Corp., Denver
Precast Concepts, Henderson
Ralph L Wadsworth Construction, 
Draper, UT
RockSol Consulting Group, Westminster
SEMA Construction, Inc., Centennial
Skanska USA Civil, Cortez
Steelock General Fence Contractor, Denver
Tezak Heavy Equipment, Canon City
TLM Constructors, Inc., Greeley
Underground Safety Equipment, Lafayette
Wagner Equipment Co., Aurora
Western Summit Constructors, Inc.,
Englewood
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.,
Lakewood
Work Zone Traffic Control, Pueblo
Worldwide Rental Services, Aurora
Yeh & Associates, Denver
Zak Dirt, Inc., Longmont 
ZoZo Group, LLC, Denver
CCA Members
Step Up to Address the 
Massive Damage from the 
Flood of 2013
By Tony Milo
Executive Director
CAPA/TOM PETERSON
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BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
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Office: 303.292.1771
Fax: 303.295.0470
4395 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80216
www.concretecolorado.com
www.boralaggregates.com
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High Speed Profiling (Smoothness testing)
HMA Pavement Grinding (Bump Grinding)
Consulting Engineers
9345 Commerce Center St., Unit E-6
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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Paul’s
CUSTOM GRINDING SERVICE, INC.
3601 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
Phone 303-295-2947
Fax 303-295-2850
E-mail: paulsgrinding@msn.com
www.paulscustomgrinding.webs.com
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Builders of Municipal Treatment Plants, Pump stations, 
Water tanks, Reservoirs, Equipment installation,
All types of piping
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BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
Rick Foster 
Sales & Quality
Control Manager
P. O. BOX 700, Henderson, Colorado 80640
Phone: 303.289.1837 | Cell: 303.913.6796
Fax: 303.289.2865
rfoster@albertfreiandsons.com
AGGREGATES
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Lakewood, CO 80215-1615
303.202.1560
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The Alabama Model: A Legislative 
Initiative to Change the Future
The Alabama Legislature 
established a state agency to 
implement the GO BUILD program in 
this state. The agency is funded by 
a dedicated fee paid by commercial 
and industrial (non-residential) 
contractors, based on the payrolls of 
non-administrative employees. This 
funding approach has been endorsed 
by the 3,000-plus members of the 
Associated Builders and Contractors 
of Alabama, the Associated General 
Contractors of Alabama, the Alabama 
Road Builders Association, and the 
Alabama AFL-CIO.
The three members of the board 
are representatives of the Alabama 
Building Trades, the Associated 
Builders and Contractors, and the 
Construction Users Roundtable. An 
Advisory Board representative of 
the construction industry and its 
major training partners has been 
established.
The Georgia Model
The Governor’s Office of Workforce 
Development has implemented the 
GO BUILD Program in Georgia and 
has funded the initiative with state 
appropriations and private and 
construction industry contributions.
It will be a priority for CCA to work 
with other interested partners this 
year to find a way to implement the 
GO BUILD program here in Colorado.
Let’s GO BUILD, Colorado! 
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Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
AGGREGATES
Albert Frei & Sons, Inc...................................................... 41
www.albertfreiandsons.com
ATTORNEYS
Berenbaum Weinshienk PC ............................................. 20
www.bw-legal.com
BANKS
CoBiz Financial ................................................................ 41
www.cobizbank.com
BONDS & INSURANCE
HUB International Insurance Services, Ltd. ......................... 6
www.hubinternational.com
IMA, Inc. .......................................................................... 34
www.imacorp.com
CEMENT MANUFACTURERS
GCC of America .................................................................. 4
www.gccusa.com
Mountain Cement ............................................................ 32
www.mountaincement.com
COMMERCIAL FLEETS
Autonation Ford Littleton ...........................Inside Back Cover
www.autonationford-littleton.com
Bozarth Chevrolet .....................................Inside Front Cover
www.edbozarthparkmeadow.com
Purifoy Chevrolet ............................................................. 36
www.purifoychevrolet.com
CONCRETE BLOCKS & CONCRETE READY MIX
Boral Construction Materials ............................................ 40
www.concretecolorado.com
CONCRETE CONTRACTORS
Lawson Construction Co. ................................................. 40
www.lawsonconstruction.com
CONCRETE PUMPING
Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping .................................. 34
www.brundagebone.com
CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
Velocity Constructors, Inc. ................................................ 40
www.velocityci.com
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Faris Machinery Co. ......................................................... 16
www.farismachinery.com
Honnen Equipment Company ............................................. 4
www.honnen.com
Power Equipment Company ............................................. 24
www.power-equip.com
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT - RENTALS & SALES
4Rivers Equipment, LLC ................................................... 40
www.4RiversEquipment.com
Power Equipment Company ............................................. 17
www.power-equip.com
Power Motive Corp. ............................................................ 3
www.powermotivecorp.com
Wagner Equipment Co...................................................... 30
www.wagnerequipment.com
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT - SALES & LEASING
Worldwide Rental Services ............................................... 32
www.wrsrents.com
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES
Power Equipment Company ............................................. 17
www.power-equip.com
CONSULTING ENGINEERS
CPP Engineering .............................................................. 40
www.cppeng.com
Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc. ............................... 36
www.groundeng.com
CRUSHING EQUIPMENT
Power Equipment Company ............................................. 17
www.power-equip.com
DEMOLITION, EXCAVATION & TRUCKING SERVICES
Fiore & Sons, Inc. ............................................................. 42
www.fi oreandsons.com
DESIGN - BUILDERS
CH2M HILL ...................................................................... 30
www.ch2mhill.com
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
Dynalectric Company of Colorado .................................... 24
www.dyna-co.com
ENGINEERS
Western Research & Development ................................... 41
www.wrd-ltd.com 
ENGINES
Cummins Rocky Mountain ............................................... 39
www.cumminsrockymountain.com
Paul’s Custom Grinding Services, Inc. ............................... 40
www.paulscustomgrinding.webs.com
EXCAVATING EQUIPMENT
Power Equipment Company ............................................. 17
www.power-equip.com
Wagner Equipment Co...................................................... 30
www.wagnerequipment.com
EXCAVATING/HAULING CONTRACTORS
Ames Construction, Inc. ................................................... 18
www.amesconstruction.com
FENCING
Ideal Fencing Corporation ................................................ 40
www.idealfencingcorp.com
FINANCIAL & ESTATE PLANNING
Nelson Jackson ............................................................... 40
n/a
FUELS & LUBRICANTS
Gray Oil Co., Inc. .............................................................. 39
www.grayoil.com
FULL SERVICE TRUCK DEALERS
Transwest Trucks, Inc. ............................ Outside Back Cover
www.transwest.com
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Ames Construction, Inc. ................................................... 18
www.amesconstruction.com
Jalisco International, Inc. ................................................. 29
n/a
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Cesare, Inc. ........................................................................ 6
www.cesareinc.com
CTL Thompson, Inc. ......................................................... 39
www.ctlt.com
Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc. ............................... 36
www.groundeng.com
Hayward Baker Corporate Offi ce ...................................... 18
www.haywardbaker.com
WesTest LLC .................................................................... 20
www.westest.net
GRADING
Wagner Equipment Co...................................................... 30
www.wagnerequipment.com
HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Power Equipment Company ............................................. 17
www.power-equip.com
Wagner Equipment Co...................................................... 30
www.wagnerequipment.com
HEAVY HIGHWAY & BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
Ames Construction, Inc. ................................................... 18
www.amesconstruction.com
HEAVY HIGHWAY GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Ames Construction, Inc. ................................................... 18
www.amesconstruction.com
Tezak Heavy Equipment Co., Inc. ...................................... 38
www.tezakheavyequipment.com
INSURANCE SERVICES
Delta Dental Plan of Co. ................................................... 35
www.deltadentalco.com
Willis of Colorado ............................................................. 32
www.willis.com
LUBRICANTS
Orion Industrial LLC ......................................................... 39
www.orion5000.com
MATERIALS TESTING
CPP Engineering .............................................................. 40
www.cppeng.com
Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc. ............................... 36
www.groundeng.com
PRECAST PRODUCTS
Oldcastle Precast ............................................................. 12
www.oldcastleprecast.com
PUMPS
Power Equipment Company ............................................. 17
www.power-equip.com
Wagner Equipment Co...................................................... 30
www.wagnerequipment.com
SIGNAGE
Colorado Barricade .......................................................... 35
www.coloradobarricade.com 
SOIL STABILIZATION
Son-Haul, Inc. .................................................................. 12
www.son-haul.com
SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS
Geoshack......................................................................... 20
www.geoshack.com
SURVEYORS - CONSTRUCTION
Falcon Surveying, Inc. ...................................................... 41
www.falconsurveying.com
SURVEYORS - LAND
Western Research & Development ................................... 41
www.wrd-ltd.com 
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A & E Tire ......................................................................... 12
www.aetire.com
Tire Distribution Systems, Inc. .......................................... 36
www.gcrtires.com
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Spectrum Mobile Services ............................................... 32
www.spectrummobileservices.com
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