Justin Cooper


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Justin Cooper serves as president of Saunders Construction and Saunders Norwood Construction. He is responsible for overall leadership and results for the company’s Denver and Colorado Springs-based construction operations. He focuses on building teams and strategies that deliver on the organization’s purpose:

We build what matters with exceptional skill – creating better communities, outstanding experiences and a culture of care for all.

Cooper is charged with leading company-wide strategic business planning, working closely with corporate functions and operations. He is also responsible for corporate oversight of the marketing and communications, business development, and preconstruction functions of Saunders Construction.

Cooper has 23 years of construction industry experience and joined Saunders in 2016. Over the years, Cooper has served in project development, preconstruction, construction management and corporate leadership roles on multiple large-scale, complex projects in nine states throughout the Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions.

Cooper is passionate about civic leadership, workforce development and community health. He serves on the Craig Hospital Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the Denver Metro Chamber of Economic Development Corporation, the Volunteers of America Colorado Branch Board of Directors and is a member of YPO Colorado. Cooper has previously served on several hospital, university and civic leadership boards.

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