Colorado Construction Firms Merge to Serve Expanded Market

(From L to R) The new Dohn Construction ownership team includes Jeff Gates, Jeff Ayres, Doug Dohn, Connie Dohn and Stephanie Dohn.

Dohn Construction, Inc. has formerly announced its merger with Denver Design Build, LLC to collectively form Dohn Construction. This merger reflects a partnership between the companies over the past 10 years from family-based origins, to combine Fort Collins-based Dohn Construction and Denver-based Denver Design Build, to now serve the entire Front Range market as Dohn Construction.

Doug Dohn, president of Dohn Construction and Connie Dohn, chief financial officer of Dohn Construction, have served as mentors to their nephew, Jeff Gates, as well as Jeff Ayres, both former co-owners of Denver Design Build. This mentorship, in conjunction with family ties, proved the perfect combination for the merger of the two Colorado-based companies to now operate from Northern Colorado to the Denver Metro area.

“One of the main goals with this merger was to offer expanded services to our clients over a larger, geographical area without having our staff work as commuters. A larger company also allows for more career advancements and better training for our team members, which results in better outcomes for everyone,” commented Doug Dohn. “Merging with Denver Design Build will give us the expanded footprint in the front range to increase the types of projects we take on and the overall ongoing stability of the company to better serve our current customers.”

Denver Design Build is a relatively young company that developed efficient and agile approaches for everything from new business development to project management, throughout its 10 years of operation.  The new Dohn Construction will absorb Denver Design Build’s way of working to streamline, modernize and grow business.  “This merger will not only allow for growth, but it will help us continue to redefine construction culture through new ways of thinking and doing business,” said Jeff Gates. “We can now support our depth of experience in the local Denver market with greater bonding capacities for clients on commercial projects, while still offering the personalized, innovative services our team is known for.”

Dohn Construction will continually and faithfully serve clients in Northern Colorado as it has done for the past 27 years from its Fort Collins office location, while now operating from the additional Denver-Metro office under the lead of Gates and Ayres to diversify both type and geographic capability, all while maintaining its core values and guiding principle of “quality built on trust.”  Stephanie Dohn, daughter of Doug and Connie Dohn remarked, “We’re excited about the opportunities the joining of these two companies will bring for growth as well as increase our capacity to serve present and future customers.”  Stephanie will join Doug and Connie, as well as both Gates and Ayres to form Dohn Construction’s new ownership team.


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