IMC’s Bob Liberato Named Top Young Professional by ENR

(Malvern, PA) Anyone that has worked with Bob Liberato at IMC will know that this recognition is well deserved. Being named a Top Young Professional by ENR (Engineer News Record) is the result of Bob’s hard work and successful management of the most complicated projects and also dedicating time to community service. Bob is tenacious, organized, entrepreneurial and respected by clients and coworkers. IMC is proud that ENR has recognized what a wonderful asset Bob is and we are honored to have him on the IMC team.

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Saunders Construction Promotes David Martino to Chief Financial Officer

(Denver, Colo.) – February 21, 2018 – Saunders Construction, Inc., a leading construction manager and general contractor in Colorado, is proud to announce that David Martino has been promoted from Vice President of Finance to Chief Financial Officer. A Colorado Certified Public Accountant and member of AICPA, Martino will bring to bear nearly 20 years of experience, including two years at Saunders Construction. In his new role, he will lead the accounting and finance departments for all wholly-owned entities of the Saunders organization to provide a full continuum of real estate and construction services.

“It is with great pleasure that we appoint David as Chief Financial Officer at Saunders Construction,” said Greg Schmidt, President and CEO of Saunders. “David has done an exceptional job managing the accounting and finance aspects of our business, and we are confident that he will continue to lead these teams to success as CFO.”

Prior to joining Saunders Construction in 2016, Martino held the titles of Vice President/Controller, Director of Accounting, and Senior Audit Associate in a variety of industries including public accounting, residential construction, resort, and oil and gas.

Martino holds a Bachelor of Science in 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.

As Chief Financial Officer, Martino will continue to develop and lead Saunders’ accounting and finance department through employee empowerment and engagement. David Alberts, Saunders’ previous Chief Financial Officer, remains with the company in the role of Senior Vice President working on special projects and risk management functions.

“I am honored to serve as the CFO of Saunders, building upon the tremendous accounting and finance organization developed by David Alberts, and to draw upon my experience with growth-oriented companies to continue the success of Saunders as one of the most respected commercial builders in the Rocky Mountain Region.”

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, Saunders Construction has over 600 employees and is currently working on more than 30 projects, valued from $1 million to $150 million in construction costs, in Colorado as well as several other surrounding states.

About Saunders
Saunders serves the commercial building industry as a full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager. A leader in the Colorado construction industry since its inception in 1972, Saunders’ experience includes a wide range of project types. Saunders is one of the region’s largest general contractors and is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions.  In addition, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of seven regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities. For additional information, please visit

Dick Saunders, Founder of Saunders Construction, Named to 2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame

(Centennial, Colo.) – Jan. 16, 2018 – Saunders Construction, Inc. is tremendously proud to announce that company founder, Richard “Dick” Saunders is being inducted into the 2018 Class of the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.

“I couldn’t be more honored to receive this prestigious award alongside several longtime friends and colleagues,” said Dick Saunders. “It has been my life’s work to create a company that considers its culture the most important aspect of the business and to offer gainful employment to over 500 people in Colorado.”

The 2018 laureates will be inducted Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Colorado Business Hall of Fame Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Laureates are selected for their enduring and innovative professional contributions to Colorado, inspirational and ethical acumen, and philanthropic endeavors.

This well-deserved honor comes after 46 years of growing Saunders Construction into one of the state’s largest and most reputable general contractors. Saunders is known for its numerous high-profile projects including current projects such as the renovations of Denver International Airport’s Great Hall and Denver Art Museum North Building. In 1972, with 13 years of experience in the industry, Saunders followed his entrepreneurial spirit and founded Saunders Construction, Inc. His foundation for the business was honesty, performance and accountability – defining characteristics of the company to this day.

As chairman and primary stockholder of Saunders Construction, Saunders has overall decision-making authority with regard to company strategies and fiscal policy. He provides strong leadership to the board of directors and remains active and up-to-date in all aspects of the company’s significant activities.

Saunders lends much of his time and money to better the communities in which we live and work. He has served on as many as 14 boards at a time for most of the past 40 years, generally promoting children, education and civic causes.

Saunders serves on the boards of Colorado UpLift, ACE Scholarships and the Foundation for Urban Youth Ministries. Saunders is an honorary board member of Mental Health America of Colorado, board member of the Institute for Children’s Mental Disorders and is a lifetime trustee of the Colorado Ballet board.

He has received countless awards and honors for his charitable work, including the Volunteers of America Humanitarian Award, the University of Denver Evans Award, the Samaritan Institute Award and the Kempe Children’s Foundation Award for Community Service.

Saunders is married to Jeanne Portmann Saunders. He has three children, two stepchildren and five grandchildren.

Each year, the state’s past and present business leaders are named to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain.  A black-tie event honors these legends of the business community in Colorado with proceeds from the event supporting the work of Junior Achievement and the Chamber.

Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureates are part of a league of outstanding individuals who have made legendary contributions to the free enterprise system. Through their actions and accomplishments, the Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureates provide inspiration for the next generation as they take the reins of leadership in the years to come.

About Saunders

Saunders serves the commercial building industry as a full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager. A leader in the Colorado construction industry since its inception in 1972, Saunders’ experience includes a wide range of project types. Saunders is one of the region’s largest general contractors and is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions. In addition, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of seven regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities. For additional information, please visit

IMC Named Top Workplace

Once again, IMC has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

IMC Completes Network Operations Center

IMC completed the renovation of the Network Operations Center for Comcast Communications in Voorhees, NJ. The project included the renovation of the 45,000 SF facility to accommodate over 370 employees. The new space has four employee collaboration areas, training rooms, conference rooms and a full cafe with smaller pantries throughout the space. The existing call center cabling, wires and infrastructure had to be traced, identifies and relocated to accommodate the new open exposed ceilings throughout the space without interfering with the day to day operations.


Choate Construction Expands Virtual Design and Construction Department

Raleigh, NC (August 4, 2016) — As Choate Construction continues the growth of its in-house VirtualWorks department, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of Adam Simpson as Senior Virtual Construction Manager. With 10 years of experience at Choate, previously holding project management and virtual construction positions, Adam has proven himself an integral part of Choate’s Raleigh operations.

“All of us are extremely proud of Adam Simpson’s overall growth and education in virtual design and construction (VDC) throughout his career at Choate. His hands-on VDC experience on complex projects will add a tremendous benefit to our VirtualWorks team. Adam’s problem solving on these projects will allow him to bring pragmatic VDC solutions by leveraging the latest technological tools within our industry,” Dave Knudson, Vice President and Division Manager of Choate’s Raleigh office, said.

As Senior Virtual Construction Manager, Adam will lead the virtual design and construction (VDC) efforts throughout Choate’s Carolinas office locations in Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh, NC. Choate’s VirtualWorks department is an early adopter of VDC technology, allowing the entire team to weigh options, analyze potential impacts, and eliminate design or construction conflicts. Adam will work hand-in-hand with Choate’s Carolinas personnel implementing and managing VDC technologies from the preconstruction phase through project closeout as well as educating employees on cutting-edge VDC tools.

Adam joined Choate’s Raleigh division in 2006, a recent graduate of North Carolina State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management. Bringing a passion for technology and VDC, Adam became intimately involved in Marsico Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination. With firsthand knowledge gained over various projects, Adam will continue to incorporate BIM and other VDC-related technologies into Choate’s project approach.

“We are extremely excited to have Adam head up our VDC efforts in the Carolinas. Adam brings great experience from his project management background and has worked on some of our most complicated BIM-based projects. Adam will be a great benefit to our Carolinas offices as we continue to make VDC a part of the approach on every project,” Todd Barret, Choate’s Director of Virtual Construction, said.

Adam is a LEED Green Associate, residing in Raleigh with his wife and son.

Raleigh’s Charter Square Office Tower Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Raleigh, NC (July 18, 2016) – Choate Construction Company announced Charter Square has recently been awarded LEED Platinum, ranking it one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable buildings in the nation. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), recognizes facilities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Charter Square is the first building in Raleigh to achieve platinum status in the Building Design and Construction Core and Shell category, and is a joint venture between Prudential Real Estate Investors and Raleigh-based developer Dominion Realty Partners.

“Charter Square’s LEED Platinum certification is a result of a comprehensive team effort and a collective commitment to sustainable construction on the part of the owner, developer, designers, consultants, and Choate Construction’s project team. We are incredibly pleased to have taken part in delivering a sustainable and energy efficient building that will benefit our client and community for years to come,” Dave Knudson, Vice President and Division Manager of Choate’s Raleigh office, said of the achievement.

Energy efficiency and striking design combine to provide Raleigh with 260,292 SF of premium Class A office, retail, and restaurant space. Designed by JDavis Architects and constructed by Choate, Charter Square consists of three connected buildings including an 11-story tower, two-story retail building, and one-story service area. Regionally-sourced glazed curtainwall system, stone, metal panels, and brick masonry create the exterior of this impressive building.

“Charter Square’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Charter Square serves as a prime example of just how much we can accomplish.”

Extensive design concepts and construction measures were implemented to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Notable accomplishments include:

• Brownfield redevelopment
• 42% reduction in potable water use
• 35% procurement of electricity over a two year period to be used as green power
• 22% regionally-procured materials
• 79% certified wood
• 92% daylight and views through regularly occupied areas


President Millard Choate Inducted into Clemson Construction Science & Management Dept. Hall of Fame

Millard Choate, President of Choate Construction, was inducted into the Clemson University Department of Construction Science and Management Construction Hall of Fame. This award recognizes the accomplishments of those who have distinguished themselves throughout their careers in construction. Nominees must be recognized for their contributions to construction of quality facilities and have the esteem of their peers, be currently active in their profession, have served in leadership positions in construction industry organizations, have been active in their community and have supported the CSM department. He or she need not be a graduate of the CSM department. With over three decades of contracting experience, Millard is responsible for the direction of all operations of the firm including marketing, preconstruction, and construction operations. Millard also takes an active role in negotiating and issuing contracts, financial management, development of construction procedures and policies. Active in several organizations, Millard serves as a Director on the Board of Fidelity Bank, is an active member in the Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and is a member of the Atlanta Rotary. He supports many philanthropic organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Shepherd Center, HomeStretch, and other military family support charities, to name a few.

Choate OneLife Stand-Down

ChoateCoEach day, Choate Construction Company represents thousands of families who depend on their loved ones’ safe return home. The OneLife identity conveys our unwavering commitment to worker safety, reminding us safety isn’t a set of protocols but is a fundamental value.

Across all jobsites and offices, employees displayed their commitment to the OneLife safety program by taking a moment of silence to reflect on the importance of safety and how safe decisions affect not only their life but also their loved ones. Following the moment of silence, each jobsite conducted a Choate OneLife Stand-Down. Work paused briefly as Choate personnel spoke candidly to trade professionals about the importance of jobsite safety. The Stand-Down brought renewed dedication to OneLife, encouraging employees to­­­ make intelligent decisions with safety at the forefront. ­

“Talking openly and honestly about safety and its personal significance to our workforce is the foundation of Choate’s OneLife program,” Corporate Safety Director Chad Hart said. “We’re moving past strictly emphasizing rules and regulations and are empowering our team to take ownership in their safety and lives to preserve their legacy.”

To learn more about Choate’s OneLife program, please visit