Nearly five years after Polaris Pointe (formerly Copper Ridge at Northgate) began as an urban renewal project in north Colorado Springs, businesses continue to slowly populate the development, including a large indoor water park and resort expected to open next year. Still without the infrastructure that was expected to support Polaris Pointe’s growth, developer/investor Gary […]
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As the clock struck midnight last New Year’s Eve, Colorado Springs real estate experts believed 2016 would prove to be one of the strongest years in the history of the city’s commercial and residential markets. They were right. The past 12 months have produced a meteoric rise in home values and sale prices, drastically decreased […]
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Effective June 1, GE Johnson Construction Holding Co., LLC will acquire of H.W. Houston Construction, LLC, of Pueblo. The price was not disclosed. H.W. Houston will finish construction the company is now working on, and after June 1, the company will operate under the GE Johnson Construction Holding Company. The management transition and formation of the new […]
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The Colorado Springs multifamily housing market has in recent weeks seen the sale of two large apartment complexes totaling nearly $130 million — bringing total sales volume for the year to around $500 million and underscoring the strength of the local real estate economy. The 440-unit Grand River Canyon apartment community in north-central Colorado Springs […]
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Otis Moore doesn’t have to check his schedule on Thursdays, because the Denver developer knows he’s driving to northern Colorado Springs to meet with workers at Victory Ridge. Moore is a principal with Westside Investment Partners, along with Andy Klein and Kevin Smith, the group that purchased the failed Colorado Crossing mixed-use development on the […]
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Craig Ochs never met Scott Hall, but the two shared a passion — sports and their impact on area youth. Hall was a Colorado Springs resident, a married father of three and an active youth sports coach. He died unexpectedly of cancer in October 2012. Ochs carries on Hall’s legacy as executive director of the […]
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Southern Coloradans with a little extra money to burn should take note: Several long-established chains, locally owned businesses and area newcomers are maneuvering to take advantage of the area’s growth and spending power. Developers and management related to some of the busiest centers of commerce around the city say business is good, and continued growth […]
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GE Johnson Construction and Schmueser & Associates formed a joint venture under the ownership of GE Johnson Holding Company, the company announced Thursday. Under the arrangement, S&A will continue to be operated by Larry Schmueser II, the son of the founder, Larry Schmueser, said GE Johnson President and CEO Jim Johnson. “We had decided through […]
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Chuck Murphy is known in Colorado Springs as a faithful Catholic, a smart businessman, an ardent Democrat, a kind and giving philanthropist and a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa who’s also proud and Irish with a fun sense of humor. The 79-year-old Colorado Springs native and owner of Murphy Constructors took time with the […]
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A new report issued by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk revealed 85 percent of 53 participating construction firms in Colorado find it difficult to hire hourly craft positions such as carpenters, concrete workers and electricians. It’s become a national issue — but is affecting local construction companies as well. The report said […]
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While Colorado Springs waits for the 29th consecutive year to see what will happen next in the saga of Banning Lewis Ranch, the area surrounding the 20,000-acre parcel owned by Nor’wood Development Group is hopping with homebuilding activity. The building boom is going on around the parcel, and includes a community center operated by the […]
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Support, encourage, grow. These words are important in building a workforce in any industry, but to the women of Heating and Plumbing Engineers, Inc., they are a way of life. “Support, encourage, grow is always something that’s at the forefront of everything we’re doing,” said Leah Walton, talent specialist at HPE, where women are encouraged […]
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