Leadership Team

Dick Saunders got us off on the right foot in 1972 when he decided to put owner interests first. Given enough time and money, he said, anybody can build a building. The question is, how much can we do for them given a set budget and deadline? Today, Saunders is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s largest contractors, a skilled hands-on builder and innovative services that give finished projects more utility and value for owners and users alike.

Richard "Dick" C. Saunders

Founder & Chairman

Dick Saunders founded Saunders Construction in 1972 and currently serves as Chairman. Dick provides guidance to the board of directors and remains up-to-date in all aspects of the company's significant activities. Dick also lends much of his time to help serve and better the communities in which we live and work. He serves on numerous boards, focusing on children, education and mental health. He is a long-time supporter of various organizations and civic functions, such as the Associated General Contractors of America, Mental Health America of Colorado, Colorado Ballet, Colorado UPLIFT, Kempe Children's Foundation and many more.

Gregory A. Schmidt, P.E., LEED AP

President & CEO

As President & CEO, Greg is responsible for the overall success of the organization — creating, communicating and implementing the organization’s Vision, Mission and overall direction. He is a primary stockholder/owner, and a member of the board of directors. Greg joined Saunders in 1994 and is a licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Greg is involved in several business associations and charitable organizations including the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, University of Colorado Boulder Construction Engineering and Management Industry Advisory Board, Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council, University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation and the Young President’s Organization.

David M. Martino

Chief Financial Officer

David Martino leads the company’s accounting and finance departments as Chief Financial Officer. A Certified Public Accountant, Martino has a keen ability to develop accomplished and exceptional accounting teams through employee empowerment and engagement, all while maximizing return to investors through continued focus on process improvement. He joined Saunders Construction in 2016.

Martino holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Illinois State University. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Good Shepherd Catholic Church and School, and a committee member of Saunders’ Building Confidence in Kids charity program.

David E. Alberts

Senior Vice President

Dave Alberts has been in the commercial construction industry for over 35 years and is Saunders' former Chief Financial Officer. As a senior member of Saunders’ management team, Dave is responsible for the risk management functions of the organization. Dave is a graduate of Mesa State College and serves as a Trustee of the Contractors Health Trust.