Houston-based general contractor targets Denver

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Chris Heath, Senior Vice President of Arch-Con and Colorado Regional Manager.

Arch-Con® Corporation, a general contractor for commercial construction headquartered in Houston, puts down roots in Denver with the purchase of an office building for its Colorado operations in the Cherry Creek area, located at 131 Madison Street.

“Denver is a still vibrant commercial real estate market,” said Arch-Con founder Michael G. Scheurich. “Therefore, we wanted to invest in the future of Arch-Con here, and what better location than Cherry Creek.”

The company is under construction with its first industrial project in the region and is actively working on preliminary pricing, site plans and pre-construction on a number of projects with clients.

“Our expertise in the industrial construction process, from concept to completion, enables the company to be a partner with the customer and not just a service provider,” said Chris Heath, senior vice president of Arch-Con and Colorado Regional Manager. “We strive to work with our clients early in a project to understand their ideas and achieve their development goals.”

Commercial general contractor Arch-Con was founded in 2000. Arch-Con opened an office in Dallas in 2016, opened an office in Austin in early 2021, and is bullish on the Mile-High City.

“We’re fortunate to have key and tenured people joining our team who know Denver well,” Heath said. “We believe these members, coupled with Arch-Con’s unique business model, will contribute well to the commercial real estate landscape in Denver.”

Arch-Con is unique in that the business is structured into distinct and separate divisions with a team of experts in their respective fields of industrial, office, hospitality, multi-family, commercial interiors. business, hospitality, retail and community.

Denver Branch

Two Denver-based executives, Chad Headlee and Erin Kelley, recently joined Arch-Con. Chad Headlee is Vice President of Arch-Con in Denver with nearly 30 years in the construction industry and over 20 years of project management and leadership experience. Headlee has led a variety of design-build, LEED-certified, and custom projects totaling over $500 million in a variety of project types, from high-end office buildings to convention centers.

“At Arch-Con, we’re very well supported but we have autonomy,” Headlee said. “Management trusts us to know how the Denver market operates and this balance of support and autonomy gives us confidence.”

Headlee is active as a member of the Economic Development Committee of the Downtown Denver Partnership, SIOR Colorado Chapter, and NAIOP.

Erin Kelley is a Project Developer for Arch-Con in Denver working with clients from concept to completion to facilitate projects and relationships. Kelley has a deep understanding of commercial construction in Denver, having worked on the owner representation side as well as the architectural side of commercial real estate.

“Our team is focused on customer service and being a new face in the market that does things a little differently,” Kelley said. “Helping open the Arch-Con office, creating a culture and winning and building great projects is very satisfying.”

Kelley is an active member of the NAIOP Colorado Board of Directors and a member of the SIOR Colorado Chapter.

Since Scheurich founded Arch-Con in 2000, the company has achieved revenues in excess of $500 million, an employee base of over 200 people, been listed in the Inc. 5000 seven times, listed in the ENR Top 400 Contractors for the past six consecutive years, and listed in the Houston Business Journal as the second largest construction company in Houston based on 2020 revenue.

Since opening its Dallas office five years ago, Arch-Con has built The Shops at Chisolm Trail Ranch, one of the largest retail developments in Fort Worth, Texas, along with two industrial facilities separate one million square feet in the DFW area.

Since opening an office in Austin in 2021, Arch-Con has currently erected tower cranes on two separate projects and over $70 million in work in the Texas state capital.

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