From Saunders’ first project in the Cherry Creek neighborhood, to the award-winning redesign of Denver’s City Park Golf Course, we’ve remained true to the craft of expert building since day one.
In February 1972, Saunders received its first construction project, Pappagallo, a women’s boutique in the heart of the Cherry Creek neighborhood.
Dry Creek Elementary
Dry Creek Elementary was Saunders’ first K-12 project as a general contractor and the start to Saunders focusing on community projects. Since then, Saunders has worked with 16 Colorado School Districts and built over seven million square feet of K-12 projects.
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
In 1988, Saunders completed construction on Fildder’s Green Amphitheater, which has since evolved into one of Colorado’s top musical venues.
Exempla St Joseph Hospital Addition/Remodel
The Exempla St. Joseph Hospital addition and remodel was Saunders' first project with Exempla Healthcare, Inc. (SCL Health). The successful project took place in an active healthcare building, was a milestone project to creating Saunders' Healthcare Express Division and led to over 180 SCL Health projects and a successful 33-year relationship.
Saunders’ resume of retail projects in the late 90s were critical to giving our company a jump start as the top general contractor in Colorado. From 1998–2016, Saunders completed 120 projects for King Soopers, 60 for Whole Foods Market and 50 for Target.Learn More
DEN Hotel and Transit Center
The DEN Hotel and Transit project was Saunders’ first large tri-venture. The wings of the Westin Hotel have added a signature mark to one of Colorado’s most distinct structures — leaving a lasting impression on one of the nation’s busiest airports.Learn More
9th and Colorado (9+CO) Redevelopment
Saunders’ dedication to the 9+CO Redevelopment made it evident that our company is a true developer’s builder and can work side-by-side with clients, subcontractors and architects to make projects a reality.Learn More
Saunders Construction Headquarters
Saunders Development was formed in 2015 to extend Saunders’ services to our clients. Saunders’ first development project was its very own headquarters – a six-acre site within the Inverness Business Park.Learn More
Building Stewards in Our
Saunders champions the development and prosperity of the communities where we build. We’re proud to have contributed to many Rocky Mountain communities by building iconic, essential and impactful projects — as well as intentionally committing to local philanthropic efforts over the last 50 years.
50 Years of Impact — By the Numbers
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LEED Projects Built
“ Since the beginning, I’ve had this passion to make Saunders different in everyday aspects like conduct and operations. Suffice to say, you see that today thanks to the shared passion of the outstanding employees of Saunders. ”
— Dick Saunders