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Laramar Group Hires Chris Kozina as VP of Construction

Chris Kozina

The Laramar Group, a leading national real estate investment and property management company, announced the hiring of Chris Kozina to the newly created position of VP of Construction. He will be based in Denver and report to Josh Harris, chief financial officer.

Kozina will manage capital renovation and construction projects for the company’s owned and managed multifamily and medical office properties across the U.S. He will work closely with company leadership, operations team members, project managers and vendor partners to achieve successful project completions and ensure that the company’s value-add goals are met for each region.

Kozina moves to the Laramar Group from Aimco/Air Communities where he spent 10 years in construction management and financial roles, concluding as the regional director of construction, based in Denver. In that role, he was responsible for capital upgrades across the national portfolio and overseeing the investment of over $500 million in interior upgrades including more than 6,000 kitchen and bath renovations. Additionally, he led numerous initiatives to leverage technology to drive operational efficiencies.

“We are excited to add Chris Kozina to our leadership team to oversee  the important property enhancements that support our investment growth,” said Harris. “Chris has an extensive background in construction management and is also focused on using the latest technology solutions to improve efficiencies and deliver unique experiences for our residents.”

Laramar has more than $864 million of construction experience in 30+ years in business.

Kozina received a B.S. in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and a M.B.A. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.


Norris Design Announces the Promotion of Five New Principals in Denver, Fort Collins, Frisco

Brandi Rice
Samantha Pollmiller

Norris Design, a national planning, landscape architecture and branding firm, has announced the promotion of Brandi Rice, PLA,QWEL, Kelley Savage PLA, CLARB, Leanne Viehler, Samantha Pollmiller and Scott Stoddard to principal in their Denver, Fort Collins and Frisco offices.

Brandi Rice, PLA, QWEL joined Norris Design in 2005 and moved to the Frisco office in 2015 with a focus on landscape design and site planning of commercial sites, mixed-use projects, multifamily developments, streetscapes and master planned communities. Her experience includes the Kindred hotel at Keystone Resort, Wintergreen Ridge in Keystone and the Bioscience V development at the Fitzsimmons Innovation Community in Aurora.

Kelley Savage
Leanne Vielehr

A professional landscape architect with more than 28 years of experience, Kelley Savage, PLA, CLARB joined the Norris Design Fort Collins office in 2019. She is focused on integrated solutions and the expression of community values through thoughtful landscape design and construction. Her experience includes parks and recreations, trails and open space, urban design, streetscape and higher education projects. Her recent projects focus on multifamily master planned developments, including Bloom, 6th Avenue West and Columbine Pool renovations in Golden, Clement Park Tennis in Littleton and Pickleball Courts and residential units at Northwest Crossing in Bozeman, Mont.

Scott Stoddard

Leanne Vielehr rejoined Norris Design in 2014 with more than 18 years of experience in landscape architecture and planning. Her diverse design experience spans small residential landscapes to large master planned communities and includes creating conceptual designs and construction documents for residential, commercial, recreational and hospitality projects. Her currently projects include Crosswinds at Arista in Broomfield, the Parterre development in Thornton, The Knolls in Westminster, Arista Gallery Park in Broomfield and City Creek in Thornton.

Samantha Pollmiller joined Norris Design in 2014 with experience in both planning and landscape architecture. Her variety of experience in many jurisdictions across the Front Range has fostered successful relationships with local professionals and community stakeholders. Her recent projects include The Aurora Highlands in Aurora, Colliers Hill in Erie, High Point in Aurora, Eastlake Station South in Thornton and Buckley Yard in Aurora.

Scott Stoddard brings more than 20 years of experience in all phases of landscape design, construction and maintenance. He is skilled at project management, cost estimation and quality control. His recent projects include Cobblestone Ranch Park in Castle Rock, a mixed-use development at Miller’s Landing in Castle Rock, Wind Crest Senior Living Community in Highlands Ranch and Solstice, which is a master planned community in Littleton.


Vertix Builders Welcomes Jacque Strom and Logan Albrecht as Project Engineers

Jacque Strom
Logan Albrecht

Vertix Builders, a culture-focused construction company, is pleased to announce the addition of Jacque Strom and Logan Albrecht as project engineers to the company’s growing team of construction professionals.

Strom will be focusing on remodeling exhibits at the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Responsibilities include organizing and maintaining various documents including submittals, requests for information, material procurement and bids, while working closely with subcontractors and clients regarding scheduling and budgets.

Albrecht will be working on healthcare projects and be responsible for creating budgets and schedules, submittals, RFIs’, procurement and writing subcontracts. She will also be responsible for coordination with subcontractors and developing relationships with clients. Prior to joining Vertix she worked at Heath Steel as a preconstruction intern where she assisted with estimating projects and business development.  She gained her field experience as a field intern at Waner Construction.


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