Dohn Construction - General Contractor in Fort Collins, CO

Our Team

Inspiring confidence, innovative ideas and immovable integrity

About Us

Dohn Construction has built the company into a leader in the industry for quality and value. We began in 1992 as a small company with the desire to change the general contracting industry through valuing clients, employees and subcontractors; and while we have grown quickly, we have never compromised our original focus. Dohn Construction provides a superior building experience by developing strong client relationships, understanding their needs and creating trust. Our strength comes from the partnerships we form with customers, architects, engineers, designers, subcontractors, and our employees.

With over two decades of experience in the Northern Colorado construction industry, our portfolio features over 10,000,000 square feet of varying projects, the first LEED® for school Gold Certified project built in the United States, and countless repeat clients. We are currently deliberate in the following market segments: Retail, Office, Senior Housing/Assisted Living/Multi-Family Institutional, and Industrial. Dohn Construction believes that providing an enjoyable experience is the exception, not the rule, in our industry.

Our success lies in our ability to understand our customers' needs and we work directly with them to achieve the project outcome they envision. From its inception, Dohn Construction, has realized steady growth and we pride ourselves in a high number of repeat customers.

About Dohn Construction

The new Dohn Construction, now operating from NoCo to Metro, serves the entire Colorado Front Range construction market. The recently merged company has two office locations with its headquarters in Fort Collins, another office in Denver and now over 90 team members. The new ownership team consists of Doug Dohn, Connie Dohn, Stephanie Dohn, Jeff Gates and Jeff Ayres. Dohn Construction provides a superior building experience by developing strong client relationships, understanding their needs and creating trust. The combined Dohn Construction portfolio features over 10,000,000 square feet of varying projects.

Our Mission Statement

To provide quality and value to our customers by fully understanding their needs, partnering with them to facilitate their projects and following through on our commitments.
We value our employees who are leaders in the industry. Our growth is defined according to customer and employee needs and a desire to enrich our community.

Doug Dohn

Doug Dohn President

Doug and his wife Connie started the general contracting company in 1992. With more than 30 years of experience in all facets of the construction industry, Doug is responsible for overall management of all construction activities and all business development. He is also in charge of overall quality control on all projects. Although the business keeps Doug busy, he still finds time to serve as the President of the Board for the Food Bank for Larimer County, a committee member of the Associated General Contractors of Northern Colorado and a committee member and stakeholder of UniverCity Connections. Doug is an avid bike rider and a supporter of the Rio Grande Bike Team. Doug and Connie live in Fort Collins and have four daughters, Stephanie, Megan, Kelly, and Brooke.

Connie Dohn

Connie Dohn Chief Financial Officer

Connie is responsible for the financial health of Dohn Construction and oversees the fully integrated accounting system and financial reporting. As a certified public accountant, Connie holds a BS in Business Administration and over 25 years of experience in the accounting and auditing field. At Dohn Construction, Connie also handles risk management and assessment, accounts receivable and payable, and coordinates job costing and field reporting. Although the business keeps Connie busy, she still finds time to serve as a board member for the Fort Collins Chamber, a board member of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. Connie is also an avid bike rider and enjoys spending her free time on the mountain roads in Northern Colorado. Connie lives in Fort Collins with Doug and they have four daughters.

the value of our company
is the quality of our people

Doug and Connie Dohn
Stephanie Dohn

Stephanie Dohn Director of Internal Operations

Stephanie joined the family business in May of 2009 after working for a professional hockey team for five years. Stephanie is responsible for the overall project management function, providing leadership, coordination, and direction to Dohn Construction's project managers, assistant project managers, and office interns insuring that projects meet the following criteria: schedule, budget, quality, performance, and client satisfaction. Stephanie holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. Stephanie lives in Fort Collins with her husband, Chris, and three kids, Sophie, Cooper, and Brooks.

Jeff Ayres

Jeff Ayres Director of Business Development

Jeff’s first love in life is bicycling. It’s earned him the title of Race Director for the Rocky Mountain Road Club – the oldest consecutive running cycling team in Denver (not to mention a stack of medals). However, with almost two decades of experience in his proverbial tool belt, Jeff is a respected authority in contracting as well. His work is inspired by the knowledge that is tangible. It will be seen, touched and interpreted by future generations. Beyond this, Jeff aspires to make his mark by pushing the progressive boundaries of the industry. He is also one of the first to host a design-build exclusive podcast.

Jeff Gates

Jeff Gates Metro Director of Field Operations

An artistic mind and entrepreneurial spirit, Jeff Gates started his first business in high school – scratching records as a DJ. The music was iffy at best, but this venture laid the groundwork for infusing creativity in his craft. Inventing visually pleasing, functional design is what excites him most about sitting down to a project meeting. With over a decade in the design build sector, he remains an influential leader in the industry. During the workweek, you can find Jeff anywhere from a 60 ft. boom lift, to a conference room table. If you want to catch up with him off-site you might have to buy some concert tickets. Music remains one of Jeff’s greatest passions as he frequents over 4 festivals and 50 live shows every year.

our approach &
guiding principles

guiding principles

Professional Team

Professional Team

We will provide a project team you can trust: we're dedicated to using the most qualified individuals in the industry to complete a superior end product and a satisfying building experience, on time and on budget.

Smart Leadership

We will provide leadership that never compromises your needs and budget: we understand that our job is all about you, and we always serve your best interests.

Connected Communities

We are committed to our community: because we are connected to the communities we work in, you can utilize our knowledge of the area to navigate the regional regulatory processes and establish realistic construction timelines and expectations. We are also dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we work to make them a better place to live and conduct business.

Highest Standards

We will complete your project to the highest standards: from value engineering, to quality materials, to expert craftspeople, to creative problem solving, you will receive the best building at the best price.

Superior Products

We will create a building that you will be proud to showcase: because our project teams bring their own pride with them to every project, you receive a superior product in every detail.

our approach

Strategic planning

Strategic planning establishes the blueprint for a successful project. We involve all members of the team from the onset of the project, including owners, architects, engineers, project managers, and subcontractors to gain a shared understanding of a project owner's vision. Team engagement helps us find solutions to constructability issues well in advance.


We know the foundation of a successful construction phase is a meticulously crafted preconstruction phase. From brainstorming to subcontractor bidding, we manage each step to ensure your project is set up for success well before we break ground.


We've tooled our approach to the construction phase over the years to achieve the owners' desired vision using proactive, problem-solving methods for a well-built project delivered on time, and under budget.


We keep health and safety top-of-mind at all times. We've protected our excellent ten-year safety record by:

  • Eliminating hazards from the jobsite
  • Providing ongoing safety education for all employees
  • Empowering superintendents to facilitate safety workshops on their job sites
  • Encouraging employees and subcontractors to report safety violations
  • Offering wellness benefits to keep employees healthy

We are proud to promote a culture of safety in our office and on our job sites, every project, every day.

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance begins with a thorough review of all construction documents at the onset of a project. This gives the team a chance to ask questions and obtain clarifications from the design team. Our project manager will coordinate preconstruction and will make inquiries from major subcontractors to ensure constructability. Throughout the construction process, the field superintendent continuously monitors quality control.