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Swinerton Colorado Announces Employee Promotions

Chad Holajter
Kent Bryan

Swinerton, a 100 percent employee-owned national general contractor, announced the following employee promotions of the Colorado division:

Chad Holajter has been promoted to operations manager. He joined Swinerton in 2017, with a decade of experience in project management. Chad most recently managed the team that built the Block 162 office tower in downtown Denver, and he will continue to foster a strong culture and mentorship programs within Swinerton. Chad graduated with his B.S. in Construction Engineering from Purdue University.

Kent Bryan and Matt Johnson have been promoted to general superintendents where they will provide oversight to Swinerton’s field teams.

Scott Hill
Matt Johnson

Kent Bryan joined the AEC industry in 1977 and has been with Swinerton for 21 years. He has been instrumental in establishing Swinerton’s Special Projects Group and completing projects for many technology clients and financial institutions.

In Matt Johnson’s 18 years with Swinerton, he has built some of the firm’s most complex office, technology, and residential projects. Matt earned his B.S. in Building Construction Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Scott Hill has been promoted to project executive where he will continue to grow Swinerton’s emerging industrial market presence. Scott joined Swinerton in 2015.

“We celebrate this group’s demonstration of strong technical competencies along with their commitment to develop the skills and attributes that align with their career path. Promoting from within has always been part of the Swinerton culture, and we will continue this practice in the years to come,” said Division Manager, John Spight.


Enrique Elizondo joins Gilmore Construction

Enrique Elizondo

Enrique Elizondo has joined Gilmore Construction as a senior project manager. He comes with over 24 years of experience working on a variety of projects in Colorado ranging from K12, office, medical hospitals, infrastructure road construction, including land development. He spent many years serving the local small business community through his services at the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado and the HCC Contractor Academy. Enrique graduated from The University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

Gilmore Construction was established in 1997 and has risen to become known in the industry for their high standards and reliability, and for creating the best possible construction experiences and outcomes for their clients. Gilmore is also one of Colorado’s largest minority-owned, commercial construction companies. They specialize in design/build, pre-construction and construction.


Ryan Putt joins HNTB’s Denver Office as a Highway Project Engineer

Ryan Putt

HNTB today announced that Ryan Putt has joined the Denver office as a highway project engineer. Previously based out of HNTB’s Pennsylvania office, Putt brings 11 years of experience in engineering, design, and construction of transportation and facilities projects.

In this role, Putt will oversee the design, budgetary and construction aspects of urban and rural roadway projects in Colorado. He will also serve as a technical liaison for HNTB’s clients on project efforts and be responsible for project execution from initial start-up to completion.

“I am thrilled to join the Denver team to help grow the office’s footprint and influence on infrastructure in the area,” said Putt. “One of the many reasons I’ve been with HNTB for nine years is because of the company’s culture and its commitment to clients. I look forward to hitting the ground running with a talented team of individuals to deliver innovative infrastructure solutions in Colorado.”

“Ryan’s dedication, passion, and thoughtful approach make him a true asset to our team and the company,” said Reza Akhavan, PE, HNTB vice president and transportation practice leader in Colorado. “His years of experience, expertise in the field, and proven talent for managing and completing complex infrastructure projects will be greatly utilized within the Denver office and will help expand the team’s relationships and project developments in Colorado.”

Putt earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2010 and is an active member in various organizations, including the American Society of Highway Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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