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Dohn Construction Completes Uncommon Apartment Building in Old Town Fort Collins
Local construction firm completes luxury, mixed-use building in Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO: Dohn Construction has completed the construction of the highly anticipated Uncommon building in Old Town Fort Collins, CO. Uncommon is a 180,000 square foot, mixed-use building comprised of five floors of luxury apartments, one floor of retail and restaurant space, and underground parking. Uncommon’s occupants began moving in to their new apartments yesterday.

Like its name, the Uncommon building is anything but ordinary. Uncommon’s tenants now enjoy a number of luxury amenities including two courtyards, a fitness center, a rock climbing wall, and an entertainment room. The building also boasts a “Ski Experience Room” which includes a ski and snowboard simulator, boot drying rack, and lockers for snow sports gear.

Apartments range from studios to three-bedroom apartments. In keeping with the City of Fort Collins’ code requirements, sustainability expectations, and Bike-Friendly Community goals, the building’s first floor includes a bike room with 205 bike racks and two bike work stations for its tenants. The leasing office and amenities can be found on the first floor.

Dohn Construction President Doug Dohn explains, “Uncommon is an apt name for this project. From start to finish, it has been a rewarding challenge to work on.” He adds, “Uncommon is a lively and luxurious addition to this area. We are proud to have built it.”

For this project, Dohn Construction partnered with Chicago-based property owners, CA Ventures, and Colorado architecture firm, Oz Architecture. The building is located at 302 S. College Avenue.

Dohn Construction to Hold Golf Tournament Benefiting ChildSafe

Commercial Construction Company to host Golf Tournament for Child Abuse Non-Profit

Fort Collins, CO: Dohn Construction has announced it will host its 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, this year to raise funds for ChildSafe, a Fort Collins based non-profit for victims of childhood abuse.

Dohn Construction’s Annual Golf Tournament raises funds for a different local children’s charity each year. Dohn Construction staff participated in two rounds of voting to narrow down a list of 11 charities to three, before finally choosing ChildSafe. According to ChildSafe’s website, “ChildSafe is Northern Colorado’s only comprehensive outpatient treatment program for child and adult victims of childhood abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, and their non-offending family members. [They] don’t discriminate, and [they] never turn away families because they lack financial resources.”

The Dohn Construction Annual Charity Golf Tournament has consistently sold out of its 34 team slots and 15 sponsorship opportunities each year, and this year will be no exception. One third of the team slots and sponsorships have already been reserved. The event features contests and hole games throughout the course, including costumes, popsicles, and even an opportunity to win a new car. Despite an early end to the event due to an afternoon thunderstorm, last year’s Golf Tournament raised $15,250 for the Food Bank for Larimer County’s children’s programs through registration sales, event games, and donations made by participants.

Dohn Construction President Doug Dohn explains, “By raising funds for ChildSafe, we can help make a dent in the harrowing issue of child abuse in Northern Colorado.” He adds, “The golf tournament is one of the highlights of my year because I love seeing industry leaders come together for a great cause.”

Inquiries about the event, registration, and sponsorship can be made to Josh Wallace, Estimator and Tournament Director, at jwallace@dohnconstruction.com. The Tournament will be held on September 22nd, 2017 at Pelican Lakes Golf Course and Country Club in Windsor, CO.

Dohn Construction Breaks Ground on New Arby’s in North Fort Collins
Local construction firm begins work on fast-food chain’s new location in Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO: Dohn Construction has begun the construction of a new Arby’s drive-thru restaurant in north Fort Collins. The fast-food restaurant will be a 2,000 square foot freestanding building at North College Marketplace in Fort Collins, CO. The Arby’s will be built from the ground-up and will include a drive-thru and exterior landscaping.

Dohn Construction President Doug Dohn explains, “We are excited to add to the growing list of restaurants in Fort Collins. The breadth of eating options is one of Fort Collins’ best assets, and we are glad to bolster it.” Dohn Construction Field Superintendent Arron Bogen explains, “I look forward to completing another project with Dohn Construction that will grow our community.” This is his second project with Dohn Construction since starting with the firm in January.

This will be the second restaurant Dohn Construction has completed in the North College Marketplace shopping center, with Starbucks Coffee being the first. Dohn Construction will partner with Fort Collins architecture firm SPD Architecture for this project.

About Dohn Construction: Dohn Construction, Inc. is a commercial construction management firm based in Fort Collins, CO. Founded in 1992, Dohn Construction has built over 245 buildings across Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming by serving as a valuable resource to its clients and partners. For more information, visit www.dohnconstruction.com or call Jamie Hammond at 970.495.1855.

 

 

Dohn Construction Completes 215 Mathews Street Office Building

Local construction firm completes boutique office building in Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO: Dohn Construction has completed the construction the 215 Mathews Office Building in Fort Collins, CO. 215 Mathews is an 11,900 square foot building nestled between two older buildings embodying the architecture characteristic of Old Town Fort Collins. The building is comprised of a first-level parking deck, a second floor available for improvements for a future tenant, and a third floor occupied by a local law firm.
Dohn Construction President Doug Dohn explains, “This new building is a contemporary addition to the classic red-bricked buildings surrounding it. We are proud to have built a new, beautifully designed home for two Fort Collins businesses.”
Dohn Construction partnered with Fort Collins-based architect, Greg D. Fisher for this project. The project design was inspired by similar buildings in the Old Town area, incorporating classic brick and stone veneer elements for the exterior and modern elements in the interior. The third floor of the building is the new location for Fort Collins law firm Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather.

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About Dohn Construction: Dohn Construction, Inc. is a commercial construction management firm based in Fort Collins, CO. Founded in 1992, Dohn Construction has built over 245 buildings across Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming by serving as a valuable resource to its clients and partners. For more information, visit www.dohnconstruction.com or call Jamie Hammond at 970.495.1855.

 

Connie Dohn Named 2017 Northern Colorado Woman of Distinction

CFO of local construction firm selected for achievements in construction and real estate

 

Fort Collins, CO, 4/12/17: Connie Dohn, Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder of Dohn Construction, Inc., was selected as a BizWest 2017 Northern Colorado Woman of Distinction for her work in real estate, construction, and development. Those selected were honored for their achievements in business, philanthropic and government organizations. Connie was one of 10 women and one man selected for an award.

Dohn Construction Chief Financial Officer Connie Dohn explains, “It is an honor to be named alongside leaders I have watched blaze trails in Northern Colorado.” It is a specific accomplishment to have been named as a Woman of Distinction for her achievements in construction, which has brought its challenges. She explained to BizWest regarding her experience as a female leader in the construction industry, “People treated me like a ‘little lady’…until they realized that I know what I’m doing.”

As the company has grown, Dohn Construction has made it a point to employ several women. Women make up 23% of the company’s staff, and three of their five leadership members are women.

About Dohn Construction: Dohn Construction, Inc. is a commercial construction management firm based in Fort Collins, CO. Founded in 1992, Dohn Construction has built over 240 buildings across Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming by serving as a valuable resource to its clients and partners. For more information, visit www.dohnconstruction.com or call Jamie Hammond at 970.495.1855.

Local construction firm selected for the fifth time by senior housing organization

Fort Collins, CO, 2/2/17: Dohn Construction has begun the construction at The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society to complete a 4,300 square foot addition to the Good Samaritan Water Valley building in Windsor, CO. The addition will include a chapel and expansion of the building’s current dining hall, as the needs of the Good Samaritan Water Valley community have outgrown the space they are currently using as a chapel.  Through the efforts of the community’s residents and staff, their idea for a new chapel is becoming a reality.

Dohn Construction Project Manager Rick Newman explains, “This will be a beautiful addition to their building, and it is well integrated into the current design.  I am as thrilled as anyone to be a part of this project.” Dohn Construction Field Superintendent Nick Willman is also excited to manage the field operations of another Good Samaritan Water Valley project. He explains, “From start to finish, this project is a team effort between Dohn, the Living Resort’s residents and the administration. I’m excited to have their input as we build their vision.”

Dohn Construction completed the new construction of the Good Samaritan Society Water Valley Senior Living Resort in 2008, as well as various additions and renovations to Good Samaritan Society communities in the area. Dohn Construction is currently working on the new construction of the Good Samaritan Villas Luxury Twinhome Community in Windsor, CO and a 20,000 square foot renovation of the Loveland Good Samaritan Village in Loveland, CO. Dohn Construction will partner with Longmont architecture firm BASIS Architecture for this project.

About Dohn Construction: Dohn Construction, Inc. is a commercial construction management firm based in Fort Collins, CO. Founded in 1992, Dohn Construction has built over 240 buildings across Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming by serving as a valuable resource to its clients and partners. For more information, visit www.dohnconstruction.com or call Jamie Hammond at 970.495.1855.

Renovations at Local Assisted Living Community to be Completed by Dohn Construction

Local construction firm selected for the fourth time by senior housing organization

Dohn Construction has been awarded a contract by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society to complete renovations to 20,000 square feet of apartment and recreational space at the Loveland Good Samaritan Village in Loveland, Colorado. Existing apartment space in the assisted living community will be transformed into both a town center and wellness center for its residents.
The changes being made to the Village will include a number of amenities to increase residents’ quality of life. The Town Center will include a library, meeting rooms, a gaming room, and a general store. The Wellness Center will include aerobics and cardio studio, spa, and juice bar.
“Project after project, we have provided great work for the Good Samaritan Society over the years,” said Doug Dohn, President of Dohn Construction. “The Good Samaritan Society’s presence in the community serves an important need, and we are honored to once again be selected to achieve their mission.”
Dohn Construction is currently working on the new construction of the Good Samaritan Villas, a condominium village in Windsor, CO. Previously, Dohn Construction completed the new construction of the Good Samaritan Society Water Valley Senior Living Resort in Windsor, CO, as well as various additions and renovations to Good Samaritan Society communities in the area. Dohn Construction will once again partner with architecture firm Belford Watkins Group from Fort Collins, CO.

About Dohn Construction: Dohn Construction, Inc. is a commercial construction management firm based in Fort Collins, CO. Founded in 1992, Dohn Construction has built over 240 buildings across Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming by serving as a valuable resource to its clients and partners. For more information, call Jamie Hammond at 970.495.1855.

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Dohn Construction has recently completed the first phase of renovations and improvements to the Sky Corral Recreational Center in Bellvue, CO for the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and Community Foundation Trust. The ranch, which was recently donated to the Community Foundation Trust, required improvements to its facilities. The Community Foundation Trust intends to use “the property in a way that serves the community while preserving the natural environment and complimenting the surrounding area.” We’re so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to help the Community Foundation Trust meet these goals.
Much of the work was focused on improving the Recreational Center as the first phase of the project. More phases for construction are being planned to include the remodeling of the existing lodge building and additional planned improvements. The deck and interior rooms were demolished in order to rebuild them and ensure ADA compliance. The entry doors and some exterior windows were replaced, and an existing restroom was rebuilt to accommodate ADA requirements. Work was also completed to the Sky Corral barn and White House. This included bringing electrical and plumbing systems up to code and improving the efficiency of the plumbing fixtures.
The Dohn team received a rave review for their work on the property. As Director of Sky Corral Ranch, Andy Kasanicky, writes, “[Project Manager Bruce Weber] has made several great recommendations to keep us on budget and has been so helpful in helping me understand the processes and costs involved in every aspect of our project.” Mr. Kasanicky also had great things to say about the Field Superintendent, Bob Adelman, and his team. Mr. Kasanicky writes, “I was impressed with the urgency and ownership every single guy took to get that concrete work complete.”
Dohn Construction would like to thank its partner subcontractors that helped make the first phase of the Sky Corral Ranch Recreational Center renovation a success: Mountain Valley Floors, Builders Supply, Inc., Front Range Seamless Gutters, Collins Control & Electric, Martin Marietta Materials, Mawson Lumber and Hardware Co., Collins Door & Hardware, Inc., Pro Insulation, and Distinctive Welding.

The old Feeder’s Supply Building, as we know it, is getting a facelift. The newly started project, Ginger and Baker, will be a three-story building converted from the old mill. The plans include a complete gut and renovation of the 106-year old building and a new 3-story addition designed in the shape of a pie slice in the adjacent lot. Once complete, Ginger and Baker will contain a pie shop, of course! It will also bring two restaurants, a coffee/retail shop, private wine cellar, dining room, and rooftop restaurant/bar to the historic downtown spot.
The array of Ginger and Baker’s features will make it an interesting project to work on from start to finish. As Project Manager Brian Pearson explains, “I’m most excited about working on a project with so many end uses.”
However, the renovation is not a simple task, as the state of the building has led to complexities in project planning. But the Ginger and Baker’s team is just right for the job: Field Superintendent Nate Brock has been hard at work throughout the process to ensure the building maintains its structural integrity during its transformation. Additionally, since several wood and metal elements are being salvaged from the existing building to be reused in the final product, Nate and his team are taking great care to protect the materials while on site.
Certain features in the project’s construction also add to its uniqueness. The entire existing roof of the building must be strategically removed and replaced. Massive shoring and bracing efforts must be made during this process to keep the existing walls of the building standing. The existing basement will be dug out an additional 24” by hand to allow for the new building’s layout and full use of the basement. Due to no layback room, three sides of the excavation have been shored, including along the existing building.
The new building will house nearly $1M worth of kitchen/cooking equipment across its two kitchens, bar, coffee bar, and pie shop to ensure, as owner Ginger Graham told the Coloradoan, Downtown Fort Collins has “…consistent and easy access to a great piece of pie.”
The building will be a sight to see upon completion. Pie won’t be the only thing we’ll have access to with this renovation—Ginger and Baker is sure to give us access to a great piece of Fort Collins history.

By Field Superintendents Robert Pruett and Rob Branaman

Fast-paced projects can be stressful. Yet, as we worked with the Poudre School District, subcontractors, and the Dohn crew, it was clear team work makes all the difference. The working relationship and trust we have with PSD is amazing. We have enjoyed our projects immensely and were able to learn so much. One of the highlights of the school projects was the opportunity to work with the Colorado State University interns; it is always a great privilege to pass down knowledge to the next generation of construction management.
The renovations themselves were interesting. Bennett Elementary School, for example, was the largest mechanical project Robert had been involved in. The building was gutted down to its framing and remodeled in only eleven weeks. As for Dunn Elementary School, the most bizarre part of the project was when the team removed a ceiling from the nurses’ office and discovered a wax coated paper Pepsi cup, which was probably from the 70’s! We experienced a wide range of emotions during the project, and I hope everyone has that much fun at least once in their lives.
Thanks to everyone working hard to stay on schedule, we got to enjoy the greatest payoff at the end of any project: a happy client. It is an honor to know our work on upgrading the air conditioning at the schools will improve the quality of the learning environment for students and teachers alike.

The young men of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) have a new place to call home, after the recent completion of the $2.7M renovation of the Colorado State fraternity building. The renovation helped turn the historic building into an “innovative living-learning environment” with a second story library addition.
Working with the Fort Collins Landmark preservation commission, Dohn renovated the exterior to historically accurate conditions. Interior improvements include a vaulted ceiling library, new finishing, and remodeled kitchen and bathrooms.
Dohn leadership including Doug, Connie, and Stephanie Dohn, as well as Erik Berlin (Business Development), John Rehmer (Project Manager), and Nick Willman (Superintendent) attended the ribbon cutting ceremony on May 23rd. Also in attendance was Superintendent Ron Shimpa, who, though not a part of the SigEP construction team, happens to be a SigEp alum.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, Dohn Construction hosted its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, raising $15,250 for the Food Bank for Larimer County’s children’s programs. This donation helped provide 6,000 made-from-scratch Kids Café meals so Larimer county kids have the fuel to learn and succeed. The tournament was held at Pelican Lakes Golf Course and Country Club in Windsor, CO and boasted 144 participants representing 34 Northern Colorado construction and architecture companies.

Dohn Construction President Doug Dohn explains, “Food scarcity is a growing issue for Larimer County’s youth, leading to poor health and performance in school. I’m happy this donation will help the Food Bank in offering kids nutritious meals. The golf tournament is one of the highlights of my year because I love seeing industry leaders come together for a great cause.”

Dohn Construction’s annual golf tournament raises funds for a different area charity each year. A late-afternoon thunderstorm ended the 2016 tournament early, leaving no winner to take home the top prize. However, the event continued to raise funds through a silent auction and games throughout the course. Silent auction items and raffle prizes were donated by 33 area businesses.

A Building Unlike Any Other: The Uncommon Building is Underway

Dohn Construction’s newest project is anything but ordinary. This project, titled “Uncommon”, will be a seven-story, mixed-use building. Uncommon is expected to take two years to complete, and aims to bring two floors of retail space and 180,000 square feet of apartments to the heart of Old Town Fort Collins. Uncommon’s Project Manager, Jennifer Chavies, has been working hard to make sure the project is getting off to the right start. Ron Shimpa, the Field Superintendent for Uncommon puts it plainly, “This is going to be a fun one.”

Uncommon’s future tenants will enjoy a number of amenities including above grade parking, two courtyards, and 151 secured bike parking spots. Apartments will range from studios up to three-bedroom apartments across the five apartment floors. The building will also have two elevators and two stairways.

Uncommon is an extremely tight site—the building will be 8” from the property line on the north and south sides, 2’ on the west side, and 5’ on the east side.
Dohn is also seizing this opportunity to unveil new marketing tactics. Erik Berlin, Business Development, has been testing different signage and fence options to ensure the Uncommon building is advertised well during the life of the project.

The Uncommon project marks an exciting time for Dohn. Uncommon is an apt name for this building–once it’s complete, there won’t be anything like it.