All of Copestone’s personnel are key to our continued success with our clients and delivery of the high quality end product. Most of our employees have been with the company for several years creating continuity in regards to common goals and communication that in turn helps to fulfill our customer’s needs. Our staff is client and quality focused. Office management is knowledgeable, responsive and committed to the highest business ethics. The field personnel are solution driven and forward thinking craftsmen and proud of their ability to produce quality projects in a timely manner.
Copestone General Contractors is a Class A Commercial General Contractor that has been in business in Colorado Springs since 1985. During that time we have successfully completed over three million square feet of both ground up and interior remodel projects. Our resumè includes tenant improvements, remodels, and ground up projects with Class A finishes to suit many professions such as: municipal, recreational, high tech, educational, religious, health care, retail, food service, and industrial facilities.
Over the years Copestone has developed a reputation for consistently completing projects on time and within budget while maintaining the high quality that clients should expect.
Despite the recent economic conditions, Copestone remains financially stable which, due to timely payment methods, has earned a great deal of respect from our vendors, subcontractors and banks. This allows us to remain competitive and also to help maintain a class A+ bond rating.
What is in the name: COPESTONE
As a class A licensed commercial construction company, and having one of the best payment records in the business. Copestone’s financial stability is a cornerstone of our company. Ask our subcontractors, suppliers, lien free clients, and bank; our integrity is your best insurance.
Budgets established, budgets maintained and budgets met. We are dedicated to protecting your proforma with no cost overruns.
We meet our commitments with realistic scheduling, frequent and clear communications with clients, the design team, property managers, subcontractors and suppliers. Copestone means no missed deadlines.
Outstanding quality finishes are delivered for all of our clients. We are sensitive to image; we accomplish this quality with associates that appreciate and understand the quality we expect.
We take safety very seriously! Copestone currently maintains an Experience Modification Rate of 0.85. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 Copestone was presented with the “Circle of Safety Award” from Pinnacol Assurance, an award that very few achieve, let alone continue to earn 3 consecutive years.
Mary Ann joined Copestone in 2010 as President & CEO. She attended Indian River Sate College, where she gained her education in Accounting and Business Management.
Prior to Copestone, Mary Ann owned and operated a flower shop in downtown Colorado Springs. She moved to Colorado from Florida in 2006 and has 4 children, Joe, Mike, Ryan, & Kari, who still reside in Port St Lucie, Florida. Mary Ann enjoys cooking, reading, crafts, and camping with her husband Steve.
Steve started with Copestone in 2006 as a Project Manager. In 2010, he became owner, Vice President, and COO.
He has 31 years in the construction industry, both commercial and residential. His project experience ranges from Professional Office Buildings, Medical and Dental Offices, Retail Shopping Centers, and Multi-Story mixed use buildings, as well as custom homes.
Steve moved to Colorado in 2006, from Florida, when he started with Copestone. He has 4 children who reside in Florida and enjoys riding his Harley, golfing, boating, fishing, sports and camping with his wife Mary Ann.
Kitty previously worked with us from 2008–2011 and has rejoined our team in January 2014. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry. Project types range from small tenant finish projects to large multi-rise office/medical complexes. She has also completed several large, high profile retail centers, schools, churches, retail warehouses, movie theaters and water/waste water treatment plants. She earned a Bachelor’s degrees in Interior Design and Industrial Construction Management from Colorado State University.
Kitty is from Long Island, NY originally and is the proud parent of a 20 year old daughter. She enjoys horses, freestyle skiing, mountain biking, hiking, traveling, and sailing.
Gwen has been with Copestone since 2005 and holds the position of Project Coordinator and Estimating Administrator. Before coming to Copestone, Gwen was an office manager for other Colorado Springs subcontractors.
Gwen has lived in Colorado since 1979 and enjoys sharing her love of the state with her son, Alton, and daughter, Sara, and her dogs, Pumpkin and Spice.
Pete has been with Copestone since 1988 and is a Project Superintendent.
Pete enjoys watching bullriding, riding his motorcycle and watching football. He and his wife Patty have 2 daughters, Amy & Michelle, and a grandson, Wesley.
Bill has been at Copestone since 2001 as a Project Superintendent. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, hunting and fishing. He and his wife Vicki have 2 children, Kristen and Charmeinne, and a grandson, Devon.
Gary joined Copestone in 1990 where he started as a laborer and worked his way up the ranks to become a Project Superintendent. Gary now runs impressive ground up projects as well as tenant improvements.
Gary enjoys metal detecting and camping with his wife, Misty, daughter, Lindsey, and pets, Heidi & Mena.
Stephan joined the Copestone team in 2013 as a project superintendent. He began his construction career in residential construction 25 years ago in Maine where he was born and raised. He was introduced into commercial construction in 2001 when he arrived in Colorado. Stephan has completed projects from ground up additions to tenant finishes. Stephan was promoted to the estimating office in August 2014.
Stephan likes to spend his time away from work manipulating electronic devices, riding his motorcycle, camping, fishing and best of all, spending time with his wife, Jennifer, daughter, Molly, and son, Alex.
Chuck joined the Copestone team in 2013. Chuck was introduced to the construction industry as a teenager when he first moved to Colorado Springs. Chuck specializes in commercial framing, sheetrock/finishing & texture, and grid.
Originally from New York, Chuck considers Colorado his home and loves to spend his time riding his motorcycle, being a Grandpa and being with his favorite lady, Jeannie.
Alex came to Copestone in 2011 as a general laborer and an apprentice carpenter, after working for a temporary agency.
In his spare time, Alex likes working on cars and “building anything he can with his hands.”
The Copestone Process
Class A licensed on the Front Range, Denver, Pueblo
Cost analysis for optimum value engineering
Innovative time scheduling or fast track
Team leader in negotiated projects
Full disclosure accounting directly with owner, lender
Confidential costing of proposed project
Building systems selection, evaluation
The Copestone Concept
Not so many years ago it was believed that the client must choose between receiving high quality or meeting the budget or getting the project completed on time. The combination of all three of these key elements has been a way of business for Copestone General Contractors since its inception in 1985. Copestone continues to be a pioneer in setting the standard and putting the client first.
Our consistently high quality is ensured by detailed and accurate submittal logs beginning at your projects start and monitored by our project managers daily, as well as by furnishing the proper craftsmen to complete the task.
Our cost-controlled ability is outstanding due to a custom computerized estimating and job cost system. Depth of knowledge of market conditions is evidenced by our track record of consistently being in the top 15% of competitive bids. Two additional reasons for Copestone’s ability to furnish the best value for the dollar are high ethics and financial stability.
Our computerized construction schedules, weekly site meetings, and site fully supervised by A classification superintendents are just a few of the reasons we meet our completion dates and exceed our client’s expectations.
Copestone gives you the value of optimum quality, cost and timing as a result of our systems and procedures, but primarily it is the attitude with which we conduct business. We care about you and your project…and it shows.